David Ramsey

A dependable supporting player on television for nearly two decades, actor David Ramsey moved smoothly between drama and comedy in such popular series as "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ) and ... Read more »
Born: 11/16/1971 in Detroit, Michigan, USA

Filmography

Actor (62)

Arrow 2012 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Blue Bloods 2011 - 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Devil's Knot 2014 (Movie)

Baptist Preacher (Actor)

Draft Day 2014 (Movie)

Thompson (Actor)

Rectify 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Flash 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

For Your Love 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Murder One 1995 - 1996, 2000 - 2001, 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Outlaw 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Defenders 2010 - 2011 (Tv Show)

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Grey's Anatomy 2010 (Tv Show)

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Mother and Child 2010 (Movie)

Joseph (Actor)

Castle 2009 (Tv Show)

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Dexter 2008 - 2009 (Tv Show)

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Hollywood Residential 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

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The Ghost Whisperer 2006, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wildfire 2008 (Tv Show)

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Bobby Z 2007 (Movie)

Wayne (Actor)

Criminal Minds 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Journeyman 2007 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The West Wing 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

We Are Marshall 2006 (Movie)

Father (Actor)

All of Us 2005 (Tv Show)

Actor

Guess Who 2005 (Movie)

Partygoer (Actor)

Huff 2005 (Tv Show)

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CSI: Miami 2004 (Tv Show)

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Charmed 2004 (Tv Show)

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Crossing Jordan 2004 (Tv Show)

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Hair Show 2004 (Movie)

Cliff (Actor)

Second Time Around 2004 (Tv Show)

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Big Fish 2003 (Movie)

Townsfolk (Actor)

NCIS 2003 (Tv Show)

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One on One 2002 - 2003 (Tv Show)

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Runaway Jury 2003 (Movie)

Jimmy Hoke (Actor)

Strong Medicine 2003 (Tv Show)

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Citizen Baines 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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For the People 2002 (Tv Show)

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The Guardian 2002 (Tv Show)

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Thieves 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

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Girlfriends 2001 (Tv Show)

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Mr Bones 2001 (Movie)

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Pay It Forward 2000 (Movie)

Sidney (Actor)

A Short Wait Between Trains 1999 (Movie)

Jenkins (Actor)

Three to Tango 1999 (Movie)

Bill (Actor)

Good News 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

Con Air 1997 (Movie)

Londell (Actor)

A Very Brady Sequel 1996 (Movie)

Brent the Lifeguard (Actor)

Space: Above and Beyond 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

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The Nutty Professor 1996 (Movie)

Student (Actor)

Scared Stiff 1987 (Movie)

Masterson (Actor)

The Killing Hour 1980 (Movie)

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Sanctuary of Fear 1978 - 1979 (TV Show)

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The Line 1979 (Movie)

2nd CID Man (Actor)

Ali: An American Hero (TV Show)

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Hello Sister, Goodbye Life! (TV Show)

Actor

Her Costly Affair (TV Show)

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Jane Doe: The Wrong Face (TV Show)

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Mama Flora's Family (TV Show)

Actor

Mutiny (TV Show)

Actor

Biography

A dependable supporting player on television for nearly two decades, actor David Ramsey moved smoothly between drama and comedy in such popular series as "Dexter" (Showtime, 2006- ), "Blue Bloods" (CBS, 2010- ) and "Arrow" (The CW, 2012- ). He paid his dues as a bit player in the early '90s, landing minor roles in major features like "Con Air" (1997) before scoring his first turn as a leading man with the sitcom "Good News" (1997-1998) for UPN. Ramsey soon moved into major projects like "Ali: An American Hero (Fox, 2000), which cast him in the title role, and "Pay It Forward" (2000), but soon returned to journeyman work as a guest star on TV. He enjoyed critical acclaim and a Screen Actors Guild nomination for his role as a police informant on "Dexter," which naturally drew the attention of small screen casting agents seeking to parlay his new popularity into their series projects. Few of these subsequent efforts had much lasting power, though Ramsey did find consistent work with a recurring role on "Blue Bloods." In 2012, he found a suitable outlet for his talents in "Arrow," which cast him as bodyguard and partner to Stephen Arnell's playboy turned crimefighter. Ramsey's large and diverse list of credits, all culled in a relatively short period of time, underscored his status as one of television's most reliable character actors.

Relationships

Nathaniel Ramsey

Father

Jeraldine Ramsey

Mother

Briana Ramsey

Wife

EDUCATION

Wayne State University

Turned down a scholarship to USC to attend a school closer to his home.

Milestones

2012

Played John Diggle on "Arrow"

2008

Recurring role on "Dexter"

2001

Appeared in "Mr. Bones," the second highest grossing South African film in history

2000

Played Muhammad Ali in "Ali: An American Hero"

1997

Debut as a leading man on a television series in "Good News"

1987

Feature film debut in "Scared Stiff"

Bonus Trivia

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Holds a black belt in jeet kune do.

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His role on "Good News" was loosely based on his father's own experiences.

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Was cast in David O. Russell's "Nailed," which gained notoriety in the media press for investor interference which led to Russell abandon the uncompleted project.

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