David Miller was a recurring character in the second, third, and fourth seasons. He was portrayed by actor Chris Shields.

David was a former inhabitant of the Ark. He survived the crash landing to Earth and continued to work for the Guard in Arkadia, eventually becoming their highest-ranking officer.

He had a son, Nathan, who was one of the original 100 sent down to see if Earth was habitable. After Nathan was trapped in Mount Weather, David was one of the most vocal advocates for a search party.

In Season Four, David was among the people who were left outside of the Second Dawn Bunker, and he died off-screen, either from the radiation in the air or when the death wave hit.

Early Life

David was born on the Ark and at some point became a guardsman. He fathered a son, Nathan, who was imprisoned for theft before he turned 18.

Throughout the Series

In Inclement Weather, he is seen outside with Abby and the delinquents who are out to find the remaining 100. He hands a weapon to Bellamy Blake and tells him to find his son.

In Long Into an Abyss, he is seen arguing with Abby about letting him go to find his son, however, Abby disproves and hesitantly tells him to stay put. Later, when Abby is arguing with Thelonious Jaha, Thelonious orders David and Major Byrne to arrest Abby, but Abby counters and tells them to arrest Jaha. They follow her orders and take him away.

In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1), David is seen alongside Clarke and Lexa as they discuss the plan to take Mount Weather. David's role is to set the charges on the door in order to detonate them. While he is setting the charges, he fears for his son but is comforted by the grounder Lincoln. When the grounders are being pinned down by Mountain Men gunners, Lexa orders a group with shields to aid David towards the door in order to get in close range to detonate the charge. However, when all of the grounders are shot down, it is presumed that David was shot down. However, he is revealed to have survived, and tells Clarke to return to Camp Jaha, but Clarke refuses.

In Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2), he has been captured by Mount Weather guards, and eventually reunites with his son.

In Wanheda (Part 1), while Abby and Kane are discussing Clarke's disappearance, David interrupts them. He tells Kane that there were three clicks on the secure channel, meaning that "she" wants to meet with him. The "she" is later revealed to be Indra.


David has a kind personality, especially to his son Nathan. He shows a high level of devotion to his son and is a strong advocate to sending a rescue party into Mount Weather to retrieve his son and the 47.

Physical Appearance

David has a dark complexion, freckles, and black hair.


Main article: Nathan and David

Nathan Miller is David's son. David shows a high level of devotion to his son and is a strong advocate to sending a rescue party into Mount Weather to retrieve his son and the 47. In Season Four, when the nuclear apocalypse is going to destroy Earth, David sacrifices his spot in the bunker for his son.

Abby is David's boss. It is assumed they have a stable relationship, as they were willing to break the rules in order to find their children.


Season Two
Episode Appearance Status
The 48Absent
Inclement WeatherAppears
Many Happy ReturnsAbsent
Human TrialsAbsent
Fog of WarAbsent
Long Into an AbyssAppears
Remember MeAbsent
Survival of the FittestAbsent
Coup de GrâceAbsent
Bodyguard of LiesAbsent
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 1)Appears
Blood Must Have Blood (Part 2)Appears
Season Three
Episode Appearance Status
Wanheda (Part 1)Appears
Wanheda (Part 2)Absent
Ye Who Enter HereAbsent
Watch the ThronesAbsent
Bitter HarvestAbsent
Terms and ConditionsAbsent
Stealing FireAbsent
Join or DieAbsent
Red Sky at MorningAbsent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 1)Absent
Perverse Instantiation (Part 2)Absent
Season Four
Episode Appearance Status
Heavy Lies the CrownAbsent
The Four HorsemenAppears
A Lie GuardedAppears
The Tinder BoxAppears
We Will RiseAppears
Gimme ShelterAbsent
God ComplexAbsent
Die All, Die MerrilyAbsent
The Other SideAbsent
The ChosenAppears


David Miller: "Find my son. His name is Nathan Miller."

Notes and Trivia

  • David revealed that his son's first name was Nathan. Previously, he was known as "Miller" to the Delinquents.
  • In Season 4, episode 12 Chosen, he put his son Nathan's name in the lottery instead of his own "I want to give him the best chance". When Skaikru was gassed, despite following the list Clarke previously made, Kane honored his wish and kept Nathan in the bunker while sending David out.


Note: The picture goes in episode order. To see the order of the episodes please visit Episode Guide.

See Also

The 100 Characters
Main Characters
Abigail GriffinBellamy BlakeCallie CartwigClarke GriffinEchoFinn CollinsGabriel SantiagoHope DiyozaJasper JordanJohn MurphyJordan GreenLincolnMarcus KaneMonty GreenOctavia BlakeRaven ReyesRoanSheidhedaThelonious JahaWells Jaha
Recurring Characters
AdenA.L.I.E.AnyaBecca FrancoBlythe Ann WorkmanBreeBrellBryanByrneCage WallaceCarl EmersonCassiusCharles PikeCharmaine DiyozaCillianCostaDante WallaceDavid MillerDiana SydneyEmoriEric JacksonEthan HardyFoxGeoff HardyHannah GreenHarper McIntyreHayesIlian‎IndraJacapo SinclairJadeJae WorkmanJames CrockettJosephine LightbourneJake GriffinJohn MbegeJonesKara CooperKaylee LeeKyle WickLevittLexaLorelei TsingLunaMadi GriffinMaya VieMichael VinsonMiles ShawMiranda MasonNathan MillerNelsonNiaNiylahNykoOntariPaxton McCrearyPriya DesaiRileyRoseRussell LightbourneRyker DesaiSeikuShawn GillmerShumwaySierraSimone LightbourneSterlingTitusTristanVera KaneVincent VieZoe Monroe
Minor Characters
AdriaAnkaraArtigasAtomAurora BlakeAtohlCarisCaspianCharlotteChaseChrisCillianCole McAdamsConnorCostiaCraigCuyler RidleyDaniel LeeDaxDelanoDelilah WorkmanDerekDerrickDiggsDrewFioGideonGina MartinGlen DicksonGuaraGustusJuelKeenan MykulakLaylaLeeLieutenant GracoMacallanMark and Peter ColtonMelMiss LucyMylesNygelOsiasOtanPascalPennPeri GordonQuintRedReese LemkinRichardsRivoRoma BraggRyderScottSemetSgt. LovejoyShaySiennaStevensTor LemkinToshTrinaTrisTybeWhitmanWillaZoran


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