David Wilson is the husband of Elizabeth Wilson and the father of Carter, Taylor and Grant Wilson, and allegedly the father of Ben Wallace.

He is a main character in Finding Carter and portrayed by Alexis Denisof.


Early life

Losing Lyndon

Finding Carter

Losing Carter


David is very easy going, relaxed and appears to be carefree. He enjoys being the "cool dad" compared to his wife, Elizabeth who is a bit more strict on the kids. He is calm and level-headed, and has a significant amount of trust in his children. He is known to hide parts of the truth, as demonstrated by him taping family therapy sessions and writing his sequel behind Carter's back.

Physical Appearance

David appears to be of average height and weight and has brown hair and a beard.


Elizabeth Wilson


Carter Stevens

According to the birthday party section for "Finding Carter", David knew from the getgo he had the upper hand, because Carter had never had a father. He sought after every chance to get her approval.

David was the first parent to develop a healthy relationship with Carter and the second Wilson who developed a healthy relationship with her. To her knowledge, he didn't betray her, but when she found out that he did betray her and record conversations and write "Finding Carter", she was upset with him.


Taylor Wilson

Family tree

Mr. Wilson
Mrs. Wilson
Elizabeth Wilson
David Wilson
Lori Stevens
Carter Wilson
(via IVF)
Taylor Wilson
(via IVF)
Grant WilsonBen Wallace

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  • David hums when he writes.[2]


  1. Episode: Love the Way You Lie.
  2. Episode: Never Let Me Go.

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Characters, Cast & Crew
Characters Main Carter Wilson  •  Elizabeth Wilson  •  David Wilson  •  Taylor Wilson  •  Grant Wilson  •  Max
Recurring Ben Wallace  •  Beatrix "Bird"  •  Buddy  •  Cameron "Crash" Mason  •  Damon  • 

Gabe Medeiros  •  Hillary  •  Jared  •  Joan  •  Kyle Medeiros  •  Lori Stevens  •  Madison  •  Ofe  •  Reagan  •  Seth  •  Shay  •  Toby

Cast Main Kathryn Prescott  •  Cynthia Watros  •  Alexis Denisof  •  Anna Jacoby-Heron  •  Zac Pullam  •  Alex Saxon
Recurring Milena Govich  •  Vanessa Morgan  •  Jesse Henderson  •  Jesse Carere  •  Caleb Ruminer  ‧ Eddie Matos  •  Meredith Baxter  •  Robert Pine  •  Stephen Guarino
Crew Writers Emily Silver (Creator)  •  Terri Minsky* (Developer)  •  Heather Thomason  •  Steve Holland  •  Maria Maggenti  •  Elle Johnson  •  Sam Wolfson  •  Sean Reycraft
Directors Scott Speer  •  Rob Hardy  •  John Terlesky  •  Rose Troche  •  Jamie Travis  ‧  Jennifer Lynch  •  Peter Lauer
also as Producer Finding Carter: Full cast & crew on IMDb
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