"Good luck up there, Dad. Make us proud."~ Gerald, watching Ted begin climbing up a mountain top with George, Troy and Daphne on Professor Wiseman's boat- "Curious George 4: Ted's Great Adventure".

Gerald Joseph Shackleford is Ted's 16 yr. old adopted stepson, older stepbrother/ guardian of GeorgeTroy and Daphne, a 2nd great grand nephew of Great Aunt Sylvia and Uncle Tam and a 2nd grandson of Miranda and David.

He calls his stepfather; Ted "Dad", who is also his first singing partner.

He likes playing music, sketching pictures, writing song lyrics, the color blue, discovering museum art galleys, spending times with his family & preparing for any celebrations and even for-emergency cases.

His dream goal was to become a song writer and a performer and marrying his girlfriend; Carla Smith in the future.

He is also Hal Houston's Co-worker in Global Space Agency with his co-worker partner John Houston.

He will first time appear in Curious George 4: Ted's Great Adventure and reappears in Curious George (Season 10), Curious George and the Golden Meatball and the other special events.