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D.B. Woodside
Born David Bryan Woodside
July 25, 1969 (1969-07-25) (age 40)
Jamaica, Queens, New York, U.S.

David Bryan "D.B." Woodside (born July 25, 1969 in Jamaica, Queens, New York) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of White House Chief of Staff (and later President) Wayne Palmer on the FOX action/drama series 24. Additionally, he is noted for his roles as bass singer Melvin Franklin in the NBC miniseries The Temptations, and Robin Wood on the WB/UPN series Buffy the Vampire Slayer. After injuring his knee while playing football for his high school's (Roy C. Ketcham High School) team, Woodside heard the drama club performing a scene from a play and was interested. This exposure pushed Woodside to an acting career.

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 also appeared in the 2000 film Romeo Must Die as Aaliyah's on-screen brother. He made a guest appearance on JAG in its final season as FBI Agent Rod Benton.

From 2002 to 2003, Woodside guest starred in 20 episodes of Buffy the Vampire Slayer's final season, as Principal Robin Wood, Buffy's boss and son of a Slayer. He 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. Woodside 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 episode of CSI 'Harvest' in 2004. 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 USA's series Monk.

Woodside is a graduate of the University at Albany and the Yale School of Drama. Woodside also taught courses (Black Action Theatre) and acted in several plays including Shakespeare's Hamlet at the University of Iowa in the early 1990s.

He and his girlfriend, actress Golden Brooks, have a daughter, Dakota Tao Brooks-Woodside, born on September 1, 2009. [1]

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