The second adult African-American male resident (after Gordon), David is a hip, upbeat individual who's fond of eccentric hats and singing. He initially worked part-time at Hooper's Store while studying law, and lived in an apartment across the street from 123 Sesame Street (he has a view of Oscar's trash can as seen in Episode 1779).
Following Mr. Hooper's death in 1983, David inherited Hooper's Store and operated it with help from Piri and later Gina. David's family includes his sassy grandmother Harriet, who visited periodically, and his niece Akim, who assisted him in the store from time to time.
When Northern Calloway left the show in 1989, it was explained that David had moved away from Sesame Street to live on his grandmother's farm, and ownership of the store was turned over to Mr. Handford.
- Big Bird's Busy Book (1975)
- The Tool Box Book (1980)
- Christmas Eve on Sesame Street (1981)
- I'll Miss You, Mr. Hooper (1984)
- Big Bird Goes to the Doctor (1986)
- Inside Sesame Street (1986)
- Big Bird's Bedtime Story (1987)
- Elmo's doll, David