D. B. Woodside

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D. B. Woodside
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Woodside in July 2015
David Bryan Woodside

(1969-07-25) July 25, 1969 (age 53)
EducationState University of New York, Albany (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1996–present
PartnerGolden Brooks (2008–2010)

David Bryan Woodside (born July 25, 1969) is an American actor. He is best known for his television roles as the bass singer Melvin Franklin in The Temptations, Robin Wood in Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Malcolm Franks in Single Ladies, Dr. Joseph Prestridge in Parenthood, the angel Amenadiel in Lucifer, as well as Wayne Palmer in the thriller series 24.

Early life[edit]

David Bryan Woodside was born in the Jamaica neighborhood of New York City's Queens borough on July 25, 1969. He has a BA from the State University of New York at Albany and an MFA from the Yale School of Drama.


Woodside 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 2002-2003, he starred in 14 episodes of the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer as Robin Wood, the Principal of Sunnydale High School. He followed this up by playing the pragmatic Wayne Palmer, the Chief of Staff, on the Fox series 24. Introduced in the third season, he returned to reprise the role as a guest star in the series' fifth season in episodes 1–2 and 14–18, and returned as a series regular for the sixth season as the President of the United States.

Woodside had a guest role as Marlon Waylord in the 2004 CSI episode "Harvest". In 2007, he was a guest star on the TV show Grey's Anatomy in the 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 starred as Malcolm Franks on the VH1 series Single Ladies, playing opposite LisaRaye McCoy as Keisha Greene. In June 2014, he began appearing in Suits as Jeff Malone. In 2016, he began playing the angel Amenadiel in the Fox/Netflix series Lucifer.

Personal life[edit]

Woodside was in a relationship with actress Golden Brooks from 2008 to 2010. They have a daughter, who was born in 2009.[1]



Year Title Role Notes
1998 Scar City Forrest
1999 After All Anthony TV movie
2000 Romeo Must Die Colin O'Day
More Dogs Than Bones Truman
2002 Flashpoint Addison TV movie
2003 The Law and Mr. Lee Branford Lee TV movie
Easy Martin Mars
Something More Greg Short
2007 First. Mooney Short
2009 Mississippi Damned Tyrone Tensely
Back Dr. Kevin Stern TV movie
2011 The Inheritance Henry
2014 That Awkward Moment Vera's Lawyer
Love the One You're With TV movie
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Robinson
The Man in 3B Det. Thomas
2019 Smile Dad Short


Year Title Role Notes
1996-97 Murder One Aaron Mosely Main Cast: Season 2
1997 The Practice Aaron Wilton Episode: "The Means"
Murder One: Diary of a Serial Killer Aaron Mosely TV Mini Series
1998 Prey Mark Episode: "Deliverance: Part 1"
The Temptations Melvin "Blue" Franklin TV Mini Series
1999 Snoops Avery Episode: "Higher Calling"
2001 The Division Daniel Reide Recurring Cast: Season 1
2002 Once and Again Henry Higgins Episode: "Falling in Place" & "Chance of a Lifetime"
Girls Club Episode: "Book of Virtues"
2002-03 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Robin Wood Recurring Cast: Season 7
2003 CSI: Miami Cole Judson Episode: "Entrance Wound"
2003-07 24 Wayne Palmer Recurring Cast: Season 3 & 5, Main Cast: Season 6
2004 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Marlon Waylord Episode: "Harvest"
JAG FBI Special Agent Rob Benton Episode: "The Man on the Bridge"
2007 Viva Laughlin Marcus Recurring Cast
Grey's Anatomy Marcus Kane Episode: "Forever Young"
2008 Numbers Jonathan Schmidt Episode: "Blowback"
2009 Lie to Me Henry Strong Episode: "Undercover"
Private Practice Duncan Episode: "Do the Right Thing" & "Yours, Mine & Ours"
Hawthorne David Gendler Recurring Cast: Season 1
Castle Lance Carlberg Episode: "One Man's Treasure"
Monk Dr. Matthew Shuler Episode: "Mr. Monk and the End: Part 1 & 2"
2010-11 Hellcats Derrick Altman Recurring Cast
2011 Charlie's Angels Carlton Finch Episode: "Bon Voyage, Angels"
2011-12 Parenthood Dr. Joseph Prestridge Recurring Cast: Season 3
2011-14 Single Ladies Malcolm Franks Main Cast: Season 1-3
2013 Emily Owens, M.D. Evan Hammond Recurring Cast
2014 Halt and Catch Fire Simon Church Episode: "Giant"
2014-18 Suits Jeff Malone Recurring Cast: Season 4, Guest: Season 5-6-7
2016-21 Lucifer Amenadiel Main Cast
2018 S.W.A.T Agent Gines Episode: "Hoax"
The Fixer S.O.B. Episode: "Pilot"
2019 Pearson Jeff Malone Recurring Cast
Dealbreakers Rick Episode: "Big Daddy"
2021 Young Justice Phantom Stranger (voice) Recurring Cast
2023 9-1-1: Lone Star Trevor Parks Recurring Cast [2]


  1. ^ Michaud, Sarah (October 7, 2009) "Golden Brooks and D.B. Woodside Welcome A Daughter". Archived from the original on 2016-09-14. Retrieved 2016-07-14. People.com. Retrieved July 14, 2016.
  2. ^ https://variety.com/2023/tv/news/911-lone-star-premiere-tommy-db-woodside-gina-torres-1235497023/

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