David Pearl was a friend of Mike's from Texas who eventually moved to California and immediately became involved in the Monkees project. Through Nez, Pearl became Peter's stand-in on the television show and was often seen as an extra on many episodes of The Monkees. He also became very good friends with Davy.
Pearl traveled with the group on tour, and in 1969 co-managed the trio of Micky, Davy and Mike.
(All screen shots from the TV show courtesy of The Sunshine Factory)
Interview with Wayne Avers