- David redirects here. For other uses see David (disambiguation).
David Parker is a very busy man, balancing taking care of the kids, helping Eva with her projects, and watching football (specifically, the NFL). He is also an architect.
David always tries to guide his three diverse children into making the right decisions.
David Parker has had to find balance in raising and encouraging his three diverse children and being a good husband to his Hispanic wife. This includes his first appearance where he has to talk with his son Matthew about tinkering with other people's stuff but then has to turn around and encourage him to continue his hobby even after causing technical problems at Whit's End. He then has to get his family to find things to sell for an upcoming yard sale which proves to be a challenge when his children's definition of clutter and treasured keepsakes varies from child to child. Then he when interest returns to the family he has to remind everyone about what has happened in the family to past pets all of which came to untimely ends. Despite this he shows his wisdom when teaching Camilla the ups and downs of responsibility.
In Grandma's Visit he's shown to have a decent if not good relationship with his mother-in-law Lucia. However she is disappointed at his lack of Spanish speaking ability and lack of fat on his body. During the episode he also shows how far he's willing to go when he takes a whole week off to help prepare his house for his sister-in-law Rosalita's wedding, opening his house to his family through marriage. However, the tension he experiences proves to be too much and he finally takes his family out to a hotel so that they can take a brief break from the chaos of the whole situation. Like the rest of the family he is disappointed when Rosalita elopes with Orlando but celebrates with the rest of the family in a fiesta.
He then has to deal with daughter Olivia's various performing interests and the fact that at times she over commits herself at times. Then in An Agreeable Nanny he gives his children a chance to prove they are responsible enough to handle a pushover babysitter. However, they prove to be anything but ready and he sentences them to a week of restriction. In Grandma's Christmas Visit he shows how sensible he is when proposing alternatives for his family that would like quiet time before being informed the family has no such option. Just the same he shows to be supportive to his loving wife.
David became a Christian around the age of 20 (as revealed in #731: “More Than a Feeling”).
David then finally reveals some of his childhood when having to settle a conflict between children Matthew and Olivia. We then learn he has a passion for football and doesn't like when his football time is cut into. Finally he has to talk to Camilla about forgiveness. He may like the New Orleans Saints, since the team he likes has a WR named Henderson. New Orleans has a WR named Devery Henderson.
David is also an architect.
- Main Article: Parker family
David is the father of the Parker family. He has three kids (Olivia, Matthew, and Camilla), and is married to his Spanish wife, Eva. His mother-in-law is Lucia and a sister-in-law named Rosalita. In Same Mold Story, David mentions he has a brother named Dan.
David Parker has appeared in the following albums:
- Family Portraits
- The Lost Episodes
- Album 01: The Adventure Begins
- Album 02: The Wildest Summer Ever
- Album 03: Heroes
- Album 04: FUN-damentals
- Album 05: Daring Deeds, Sinister Schemes
- Album 06: Mission: Accomplished
- Album 07: On Thin Ice
- Album 08: Beyond Expectations
- Album 09: Just in Time
- Album 10: Other Times, Other Places
- Album 11: It’s Another Fine Day...
- Album 12: At Home and Abroad
- Album 13: It All Started When...
- Album 14: Meanwhile, in Another Part of Town
- Album 15: A Place of Wonder
- Album 16: Flights of Imagination
- Album 17: On Earth as It Is in Heaven
- Album 18: A Time of Discovery
- Album 19: Passport to Adventure
- Album 20: A Journey of Choices
- Album 21: Wish You Were Here!
- Album 22: The Changing Times
- Album 23: Twists and Turns
- Album 24: Risks and Rewards
- Album 25: Darkness Before Dawn
- Album 26: Back on the Air
- Album 27: The Search for Whit
- Album 28: Welcome Home!
- Album 29: Signed, Sealed and Committed
- Album 30: Through Thick and Thin
- Album 31: Days to Remember
- Album 32: Hidden Treasures
- Album 33: Virtual Realities
- Album 34: In Your Wildest Dreams
- Album 35: The Big Picture
- Album 36: Danger Signals
- Album 37: Countermoves
- Album 38: Battle Lines
- Album 39: Friends, Family, and Countrymen
- Album 40: Out of Control
- Album 41: In Hot Pursuit
- Album 42: No Way Out
- Album 43: Along for the Ride
- Album 44: Eugene Returns!
- Album 45: Lost and Found
- Album 46: A Date with Dad (and Other Calamities)
- Album 47: Into the Light
- Album 48: Moment of Truth
- Album 49: The Sky’s the Limit
- Album 50: The Best Small Town
- The Truth Chronicles
- Passages: Darien’s Rise
- Album 51: Take it From the Top (5 episodes)
- Album 52: Cause and Effect (2 episodes)
- Album 53: The Green Ring Conspiracy
- Album 54: Clanging Cymbals...and the Meaning of God's Love (3 episodes)
- Album 55: The Deep End
- Album 56: The Grand Design
- Album 57: A Call to Something More (1 episode)
- Album 58: The Ties That Bind (4 episodes)
- Album 59: Taking the Plunge (3 episodes)
- Album 60: Head Over Heels (1 episode)
- Album 61: Without a Hitch
- Album 62: Let’s Put on a Show! (1 episode)
- Album 63: Up in the Air
- Album 64: Under the Surface
- Album 65: Expect the Unexpected (1 episode)
- Album 66: Trial by Fire (1 episode)
- Album 67: More Than Meets the Eye (1 episode)
- Album 68: Out of the Blue (1 episode)
- Album 69: Best Kept Secrets
- Album 70: Finding a Way
David Parker has appeared in the following club seasons:
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 (2 episodes)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 (1 episode)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6
- 30th Birthday Live Show (album)
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 7
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 8
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 1
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 2
- Aventuras en Odisea: Volumen 3
- Daily Bible Readings (album)
- Hope in Trying Times (2 episodes)
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 1 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 2 Soundtrack
- Odyssey Adventure Club: Season 3 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 4 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 5 Soundtrack
- Adventures in Odyssey Club: Season 6 Soundtrack
- The Leonard Meltsner Saga
- The Officer Harley Collection
David Parker has appeared on the front cover of the following album:
David Parker has appeared on the back cover of the following album:
- See Parker quotes.
Art by Gary Locke