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November 17, 1971 |
Detroit, Michigan, USA
David Ramsey (born November 17, 1971) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child and currently on the hit CW show Arrow as John Diggle.
Life and career
Ramsey was born in Detroit, Michigan and was the fourth of five children of Jeraldine and Nathaniel Ramsey. After performing in a church play, he started wanting to become an actor and after graduating from Mumford High School, he attended Wayne State University. He had his first role in Scared Stiff but his main career kicked off in 1995 when he started getting small roles in films and television series. He starred in such films as The Nutty Professor, A Very Brady Sequel, Con Air and A Short Wait Between Trains.
From 1997 to 1998, he appeared on the UPN sitcom Good News, starring as Pastor David Randolph. In 2000, he starred as Muhammad Ali in the Fox television movie Ali: An American Hero. Later that year, he appeared in Pay It Forward and started a recurring role in For Your Love. He has also starred in recurring roles in All of Us, The West Wing, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ghost Whisperer, Wildfire and Hollywood Residential. In 2008 to 2009, he appeared in 17 episodes of Dexter as Anton Briggs, a pot-smoking confidential informant who has an affair with Debra Morgan in Season 3 and at the start of Season 4. He appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy in 2010.
Ramsey appeared in the short-lived NBC courtroom drama series Outlaw in 2010, and in 2012 was included in the main cast for CW's superhero show Arrow as John Diggle, an ex-military who is Oliver's partner, confidant and bodyguard.
|1987||Scared Stiff||George Masterson|
|1995||Murder One||Reporter #3|
|Space: Above and Beyond||Supervisor|
|The Nutty Professor||Student|
|A Very Brady Sequel||Brent, the Lifeguard|
|Her Costly Affair||Shep Walker|
|1998||A Short Wait Between Trains||Jenkins|
|Good News||Pastor David Randolph|
|CHiPs '99||Officer Sergeant McFall|
|Mama Flora's Family||Booker Palmer (Adult)|
|Three to Tango||Bill|
|2000||Ali: An American Hero||Muhammad Ali|
|Pay It Forward||Sidney Parker|
|For Your Love||Brian|
|Mr. Bones||Vince Lee|
|2002||For the People|
|The Guardian||Debord's Lawyer|
|2002–2003||One on One||Jayden|
|Strong Medicine||Jake Cortese|
|Navy NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service||Special Agent Richard Owens|
|2004||Crossing Jordan||Agent Scannell|
|CSI: Miami||Officer Everhart|
|Charmed||Upper Level Demon|
|Second Time Around||Travis Byrd|
|2005||Central Booking||Troy Stonebreaker|
|Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story (film)||J.R. Richard||Produced by Benjamin O. Jimerson-Phillips|
|All of Us||Rusty|
|Jane Doe: The Wrong Face||Mac|
|2006||Hello Sister, Goodbye Life||Uncle Dennis Klein|
|The West Wing||Santos's Turnout Briefer|
|Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America||Curtis Ansen|
|CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Gerald Crowley|
|The Death and Life of Bobby Z||Wayne|
|Journeyman||Det. Wilson Hargreaves|
|2008||Wildfire||Dr. Noah Gleason|
|Hollywood Residential||Don Merritt|
|The Coverup||Bill Daily|
|2008–2009||Dexter||Anton Briggs||Nominated - Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series|
|2009||The Rub||Cam Stewart|
|Mother and Child||Joseph|
|2010||Grey's Anatomy||Jimmy Thompson||Episode: "Sympathy for the Parents"|
|Outlaw||Al Druzinsky||Main cast|
|Blue Bloods||Mayor Carter Poole||Recurring Cast|
|Arrow||John Diggle||Main cast|
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- "Male Celebs Who Practice Martial Arts", Jet, Sept. 24, 2001, at p. 40.
- "Greg Carter Resurrects a Baseball Hero". BLT News. 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
- "Shooting Star". Houston Press. 2013. p. 1. Retrieved 5 May 2013.
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