D. B. Woodside

David Bryan Woodside (born July 25, 1969) is an American actor. He is noted for his roles as the bass singer Melvin Franklin in the NBC miniseries The Temptations, and starring as Robin Wood on the WB/UPN series Buffy the Vampire Slayer in their seventh season, as Malcolm Franks in Single Ladies, and as Dr. Joseph Prestridge on Parenthood. He played SEC Prosecutor Jeff Malone in the fourth and seventh seasons of Suits, and plays the angel Amenadiel in the Fox/Netflix original series Lucifer.

D. B. Woodside
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David Bryan Woodside

(1969-07-25) July 25, 1969 (age 51)
EducationState University of New York, Albany (BA)
Yale University (MFA)
Years active1996–present
Height6 ft 3 in (191 cm)
Partner(s)Golden Brooks (2008-2010)


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 2002-03, Woodside starred in 14 episodes of the final season of Buffy the Vampire Slayer 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 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.

He 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 did star 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, alongside his 24 co-star Gina Torres.

He currently plays the angel Amenadiel in the Netflix original series Lucifer (2016–present).

Personal lifeEdit

Woodside has a daughter with actress Golden Brooks born in 2009.[1]

Selected filmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1998 The Temptations Melvin "Blue" Franklin
1998 Scar City Forrest
2000 Romeo Must Die Colin O'Day
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
2014–16, 2018 Suits Jeff Malone
2015 Paul Blart: Mall Cop 2 Robinson
2016–present 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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