David Seville
Background information
Feature films The Chipmunk Adventure

Alvin and the Chipmunks

Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel

Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked

Chipmunks (first appearance) Chipmunks 2 (appeared)

Television programs The Alvin Show

Alvin and the Chipmunks

The Chipmunks

The Chipmunks Go to the Movies

Video games
Park attractions
Portrayed by Jason Lee
  • CGI / Live-Action

Derlis Swaby, Terry Pennyworth (young)

  • CGI / Live-Action
  • Unknown Actor/Arley Swaby (rumored)

CGI / Live-Action (remake film)

Portrayed by
Voice Ross Bagdasarian, Sr.
  • The Alvin Show

Ross Bagdasarian, Jr.

  • 80s Series
Performance model
Inspiration Based off of the creator's second name
Honors and awards
Character information
Full name
Other names
Personality Kind, serious, caring, fatherly, over-protective, grumpy, short-tempered, selfish, smart, funny, hard boiled, peaceful, nice, loving, friendly, cranky, understanding, heroic, antagonistic (formerly), brave, gentle
Occupation Chipmunks' father, Chipmunks' manager
Home Seville House
Relatives Alvin Seville (adoptive son)
Simon Seville (adoptive son)
Theodore Seville (adoptive son)
Jackie Seville (biological aunt)
Toby Seville (biological nephew)
Allies Ian Hawke (best friend), Alvin Seville, Simon Seville, Theodore Seville, Samantha (girlfriend), Miles, Brittany Miller, Jeanette Miller, Eleanor Miller, Zoe, Claire Wilson (ex-girlfriend), Jackie Seville, Toby Seville, Barry, Alice
Enemies Ian Hawke (formerly), Zoe (formerly)
Likes His family, writing songs, Samantha, Claire, having fun with Alvin, Ian, boats
Dislikes Ian (formerly), Theodore's childishness, deception, lies, selfishness, Alvin being called a cowardly
Powers and abilities
Fate Killed and blown away in a fireworks explosion by huge skyrocket launched by Mrs. Vorstein
Quote "Alvin!!!"


This article is for the Dave Seville from the Movies, If you want the Dave Seville from the '80's TV Show click here: Dave Seville (80's)

David "Dave" Seville is one of the main protagonists of the movies. He is the Chipmunks' and the Chipettes' adoptive father, confidant, and caretaker. Dave is usually annoyed by the Chipmunks (mainly Alvin). Like any other single parent trying to raise 3 kids(6 as of the end of the Squeakquel), Dave has his patience tested on a daily basis. Dave has short black hair and usually wears a white suit with a black tie, long black pants, and black shoes. Dave is actually based on the creator of "Alvin and the Chipmunks", and the real creator of the entire series (Ross Bagdasarian) actually had a stage name, "David Seville".

While Dave struggles to remain calm and objective, Alvin often pushes him over the edge, resulting in Dave's popular yell, "ALLLLVIIIIIIIIIINNNN!!!", to which Alvin often replies, "OKAY!!".

Dave's rival and friend was Ian Hawke. Dave's adoptive sons are Alvin, Simon, and Theodore. Dave's adoptive daughters are Brittany Miller, Jeanette Miller, and Eleanor Miller. Dave's cousin is Toby Seville and James Seville. Dave's love interest and mate was Claire Wilson.

Dave plays the piano and the guitar.

Dave's catchphrase is "ALLLLVIIIIIIIIIINNNN!!!". He is portrayed by Jason Lee. However, in the upcoming sitcom, he will be played by Matt LeBlanc.

The Chipmunk Multi-VerseEdit

Dave was taking care of the Chipmunks and The Chipettes but could not take care of the Chipettes' Carrier so he asked his cusin James Seville, James accepted. About 4 mounths later, James, The Chipmunks and Chipettes disapeared in a sphere-oid. Dave was totally stunned. After 2 weeks, James and the kids apeared with Alternate Chipmunks and Chipettes, Dave was excited to see that everyone was safe (somewhat) And was last seen at the Chipette Concert.

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