David Hanson
Gender Male
Age 12
Profession Student
Family & Friends
Siblings Eric Hanson (possibly)
Friends Dewey Wilkerson
Zoe Desenea
Production Information
First appearance Dewey's Special Class
Portrayed by Danny McCarty Jr.

David Hanson is a busey who thinks he rides a motorcycle and has an occasional stutter.


Hanson's first appearance was in Dewey's Special Class, where he was one of the emotionally disturbed students, placed in a specialized classroom. When Dewey got sent there, he had to make a new circle of friends, which included Hanson. Hanson proved to be a schizophrenic, who believed that he was riding a motorcycle at all times. When the teacher asked him to read a passage from a book, instead of reading the words, he just made an extremely loud screeching sound.

In Hal Sleepwalks, the school president election was happening and a bully nominated Hanson as a joke. Hanson knew that he did this so that he could watch him humiliate himself and ultimately fail, but he thought he'd get revenge on him by actually becoming a good candidate and getting elected, unironically. Unfortunately, upon trying, Hanson had a mental break down, during his speech and started cursing rampantly, revealing that he has tourette's syndrome.

In Dewey's Opera, Dewey made an opera about his family called The Marriage Bed. The Buseys played the roles of individual family members and Hanson portrayed the role of Hal.

Episode AppearancesEdit


  • David mainly goes by his last name, "Hanson" as opposed to his first name.
  • It's possible that he's the younger brother of Eric Hanson, given that they both have the same last name and similar physical appearances. Due to Eric going absent from the series in season 3 and David not debuting until season 5, they have never interacted, so we may never know.
  • It is implied in a few episodes that he has a crush on Zoe Desenea.