A character guide for OWN’s David Makes Man featuring cast members names, character descriptions, and noteworthy information.
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David Makes Man Directory
Tarell Alvin McCraney
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|Season/ Episode||Synopsis||Episode Information||Topics & Focused Characters|
|Season 1/ Episode 6 "When It All Falls"||Desperation for better, or just stability, leads Gloria and Dave down dark paths. The kind they’ll surely have to pay for later.|
|Season 1, Episode 4 “Gloria”||We retrack the day David had, but now focus on Gloria and what she deals with to put food on the table and the roof over her kids’ heads.|
|Season 1, Episode 5 “Love or Poetize These Hoes”||David goes to his first dance, and it seems a lot of people are heavily invested in his potential love life – beyond his date!|
|Season 1, Episode 3 “MJB”||As David sits down with a counselor, and reveals his story to Seren over a sleepover, he unfurls like a flower in the spring.|
|Season 1, Episode 2 "Dai Out"||Brother Dave finds himself engaging with Raynan’s criminal element a bit deeper, as well as meeting some of Ms. Elijah’s associates. Maybe even making a friend.|
|Season 1, Episode 1 “David’s Sky” [Series Premiere]||David Meets Man brings a vibe which feels like a small indie made with love into a series format with limitless potential.|
David (Akili McDowell)
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.
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)