David Earl Shackleford is a father of Ted, husband of Miranda Shackleford, brother of Uncle Tam and Great Aunt Svliva, father-in-law of Maggie and grandfather of Troy Dunlop, Daphne Shackleford and Gerald Shackleford.
After 32 years, he has being alive banishing/ hiding himself under a cave where he first time meets George and Mistress Mist in Great Britain.
In over 5 years ago, younger Ted strongly thinks his father (himself) died and passed away in a storm after he saves everyone on the beach especially his family as his hat blew over the shore and on land and after been too late to see his family after waking up.
But however, years later, he was happily reunites with Ted again-all thanks to George, meeting his daughter-in-law and grandchildren, and was join them to bring his son and George back home for his son's birthday.
He will first time appear in Curious George 4: A Birthday Rescue.
He also resembles his son Ted (only wears his brown original African uniform and a Indiana-Jones-like hat).
His voice will be portrayed by James Earl Jones (original voice of Mufasa from The Lion King and Disney Junior's The Lion Guard), and soon Tony Goldwyn (original voice of Tarzan from Tarzan) in 2018 upcoming Curious George Series, Curious George and the Golden Meatball (2018 film) and Curious George 5: The Hurricane.