|Knight Rider Character|
|Real Name||David Dalton|
|Affiliations|| U.S. Government|
Department of Justice
|Related Characters|| Archibald Hendley|
Joanna St. John
|Partners||Joanna St. John|
David Dalton was a character originally created for a proposed series titled "All That Glitters".
David is a Vietnam veteran, now government agent helping people find justice with his physical agility, acrobatic skill, and martial arts expertise.
Accepting secret missions from his boss, Archibald Hendley on behalf of the United States Department of Justice.
David appears to have almost inhuman agility as well as acrobatic skills. He also appears to be a better martial artist than Michael.
- Noting the limited roles of Michael and KITT in David's debut episode, the authors of Knight Rider Legacy state that "many fans consider this to be one of the worst episodes of Knight Rider ever produced during its four-year run" and that it posted a season-low in the Nielsen ratings. Feeling the format was too similar to Cover Up, a show Larson had created for CBS that began airing in September 1984, NBC declined to pick up All That Glitters as a series.