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, 2006-13), "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.