Dave is the bumbling main character, between 40 and 50 in most stories, but a few have been during his roadie days, and his childhood.
Dave was born to Margaret and Charlie, sometime in the late 1950s or early 1960s.
Dave grew up in Big Narrows, Cape Bretton Island. His mother Margaret still lives there. As a kid Dave met Billy Mitchel, who would become one of his best firends.
Dave and his parents had a dog named Scout who was notorious for getting dirty at inorportune times, notably at church and in the town's library.