- The character of David Platt was born on-screen during an episode broadcast on 25 December 1990 to Martin Platt and Gail Tilsley.
- Jack P Shepherd joined the cast to play David Platt ten years later in 2000 and has been a main star of the show ever since.
- David Platt once narrowly avoiding being murdered by one of the soaps most prolific cereal killers Richard Hillman who was his on-screen mum Gails' boyfriend at the time.
- He also tried to kill his long suffering mother Gail Platt once by pushing her down the stairs in her house!
- David found happiness with fiesty barmaid Kylie Turner who he married, however his happiness was short-lived when she was murdered trying to help protect her friend Gemma and died in David's arms on the street cobbles.
- David recently threw his focus into hairdressing when he opened his own salon 'A Cut Up North' with step-brother Nick.