Biography[edit | edit source]
Woodside was born in Jamaica, Queens, New York. David graduated from Yale School of Drama M.F.A. program, where he got into acting by accident.
He got his start in the second season of Murder One in 1996, playing Aaron Mosley. After that series' cancellation, he guest starred on The Practice, Snoops, The Division and Once and Again. He made a guest appearance on JAG in its final season as FBI Agent Rod Benton. From 2002 to 2003, Woodside guest starred in 14 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's final season as the Principal Robin Wood.
Woodside followed this up in the following television season, playing the pragmatic Wayne Palmer, the Chief of Staff and brother to President David Palmer during the third season of 24. In the fifth season of the series, he returned to reprise the role as a guest star in episodes 1–2 and 14–18. He returned as a series regular for the sixth season as the President of the United States.
He had a guest role as Marlon Waylord in the 2004 CSI episode "Harvest." In 2007, he was a guest star on the hit TV show Grey's Anatomy in that show's 4th season episode "Forever Young," wherein he played the character of Marcus. Woodside also guest-starred as a doctor in the series finale of the USA Network series Monk. He had a recurring role on the CW series Hellcats. In 2009, he starred in the first series of the US drama, Lie to Me.
He also starred as Malcolm Franks on the VH1 series Single Ladies, he portrayed opposite LisaRaye McCoy as Keisha Greene. He's currently in the Netflix series Lucifer portraying Amenadiel, the oldest of all of God's angels.
Buffyverse credits[edit | edit source]
Woodside guest starred as Sunnydale High School's principal Robin Wood in 14 Buffy the Vampire Slayer episodes:
- "Beneath You"
- "Never Leave Me"
- "Bring on the Night"
- "First Date"
- "Get It Done"
- "Lies My Parents Told Me"
- "Dirty Girls"
- "Empty Places"
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- D.B. Woodside on Wikipedia