D. B. Woodside

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

(1969-07-25) July 25, 1969 (age 52)
Years active1996–present
Partner(s)Golden 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, and the angel Amenadiel in Lucifer.

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]

Selected filmography[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1997 The Practice Aaron Wilton 1 episode "The Means"
1998 The Temptations Melvin "Blue" Franklin
1998 Scar City Forrest
1999 The Jamie Foxx Show Security Guard 1 episode
2000 The Jamie Foxx Show Mr. Dawson 1 episode
2000 Romeo Must Die Colin O'Day
2000-01 The Jamie Foxx Show Mr. Forrest 3 episodes
2002–03 Buffy the Vampire Slayer Robin Recurring; 14 episodes
2003 Easy Martin Mar
2003–04, 2006–07 24 Wayne Palmer 48 episodes
2007 Grey's Anatomy Marcus King 1 episode
2009 Private Practice Duncan 2 episodes
2009 Monk Dr. Matthew Shuler
2011–14 Single Ladies Malcolm Franks Main role
2014 Halt and Catch Fire Simon Church Guest role (season 1), 1 episode "Giant"
2014–16, 2018 Suits Jeff Malone
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Robinson
2016–2021 Lucifer Amenadiel Main role
2018 S.W.A.T FBI Agent Elliot Gines 1 episode
2019 Pearson Jeff Malone Recurring role


  1. ^ Michaud, Sarah (October 7, 2009) "Golden Brooks and D.B. Woodside Welcome A Daughter". People.com. Retrieved July 14, 2016.

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