Character Guides David Makes Man Cast, Characters & General Information (with Spoilers)

David Makes Man Cast, Characters & General Information (with Spoilers)

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A character guide for OWN’s David Makes Man featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.

Descriptions are updated as new information is presented, and images changed as better ones are captured.

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David Young (Akili McDowell)

David (Akili McDowell) with his arm raised.
David (Akili McDowell)

Character Introduction

First Noted In: Season 1, Episode 1 “David’s Sky” [Series Premiere]

David is an 8th grader at Galvin Magnet school, with aspirations to go to Hurston Prep high school next year. However, there are some complications which may prevent him from achieving that goal. First, his mother Gloria is a single parent, a recovering addict, and works multiple shifts so she is either not at home or sleeping. Second, because of his mom’s schedule, David has to step up when it comes to getting his brother ready for school, getting him to school, and also keeping him out of trouble. Add in him trying to get to school on time, deal with being one of the few Black kids, and his magnet classes being challenging, never mind him growing up in the hood with his associate Raynon trying to recruit him and, needless to say, he has a lot going on.

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Additional Information About David

  • Family is from Alabama and the reason his grandfather immigrated is due to assaulting a white man.
  • Nicknames: Day Bringer (Given By Raynan), Day (Given by Tare), and DJ (Used by Seren and Marissa)
  • Is 14 as of season 1, episode 8



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