Must go faster, must go faster...
~ Dave escaping the alien mothership
They like to get the landmarks.
~ David Levinson

David Levinson is the deuteragonist of Independence Day. He plays a key role in saving the world first by warning the president of the alien attack countdown and then by uploading a computer virus into the mothership disabling the aliens' shields. He returned in the 2016 sequel Independence Day: Resurgence as the tritagonist.

The character is played by Jeff Goldblum, who is known for playing Seth Brundle in The Fly and Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park.

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