Dave Rafter is the partiarch of the Rafter family. He is the husband of Julie Rafter (nee Taylor) and is the father of Ben, Nathan, Rachel and Ruby. He is the son-in-law of Ted Taylor and is the former father-in-law of Sammy Rafter and the late Melissa Rafter. Through his biological father Tom Jennings he is the uncle Coby and Bree Jennings. He is protrayed by Erik Thomson