David Ramsey


17 Nov 1971


David Ramsey stars as former United States Army Special Forces soldier, John Diggle, on the CW's People's Choice Award winning show "Arrow," based on the DC Comics superhero.

Created by Greg Berlanti, Marc Guggenheim and Andrew Kreisberg, "Arrow" follows presumed-dead billionaire playboy Oliver Queen (Stephen Arnell), who returns home to Starling City after five years stranded on a remote island in the Pacific, determined to clean up the city as a hooded vigilante armed with a bow. Unable to help people like he did as a soldier, Diggle becomes Oliver's confidant and field partner in his mission - to right societal wrongs and transform the city to its former glory.

Born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, many became fans of David from his work on the popular Showtime drama series "Dexter" as Anton Briggs, a confidential informant who had a love affair with the character played by Debra Morgan. He portrayed the title character of Muhammad Ali, in the Fox television movie Ali: An American Hero, and has starred in recurring roles on television shows including: "All of Us," "The West Wing," "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," "Ghost Whisperer," "Wildfire," "Hollywood Residential" and "Grey's Anatomy."

David recently starred as "Rep. Harshtone" in Millenium Entertainment's political romantic comedy Accidental Love, opposite an all-star cast including Jessica Biel, Jake Gyllenhaal Catherine Keener, James Marsden, Tracy Morgan and James Brolin. Directed by David O. Russell, the film featured Biel as Sammy Joyce, a socially awkward small-town receptionist who has a nail accidentally shot into her head by a clumsy workman, eliciting wild sexual urges.

David is an accomplished martial artist, and holds a black belt in jeet kune do. He has also studied boxing, tae kwon do, and trained in kickboxing under Benny "Jet" Uruidez.

Actor ( 55 credits )

Illicit (2016) Guy Curtis
Accidental Love (2015) Rep. Harshtone
Draft Day (2014) Thompson
The Flash (2014)  John Diggle (1 episode, 2014)
Rectify (2013)  Mr. Burgdorf (1 episode, 2014)
Arrow (2012)  John Diggle (48 episodes, 2012-2014)
Blue Bloods (2010)  Mayor Carter Poole (14 episodes, 2011-2013)
The Defenders (2010)  ADA Ward / ... (3 episodes, 2010-2011)
Outlaw (2010)  Al Druzinsky (8 episodes, 2010)
Mother and Child (2009) Joseph
The Rub (2009) Cam Stewart
Castle (2009)  Jim Wheeler (1 episode, 2009)
The Coverup (2008) Bill Daily
Hollywood Residential (2008)  Don Merritt (8 episodes, 2008)
The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007) Wayne
Journeyman (2007)  Det. Wilson Hargreaves (1 episode, 2007)
Dexter (2006)  Anton Briggs (17 episodes, 2008-2009)
Bathsheba (2005) King David
Resurrection: The J.R. Richard Story (2005) J.R. Richard
Grey's Anatomy (2005)  Jimmy Thompson (1 episode, 2010)
Criminal Minds (2005)  Wakeland (1 episode, 2007)
Ghost Whisperer (2005)  Will Bennett (4 episodes, 2005-2008)
Wildfire (2005)  Dr. Noah Gleason (8 episodes, 2008)
Hair Show (2004) Cliff
Huff (2004)  Clay (3 episodes, 2005)
Second Time Around (2004)  Travis Byrd (1 episode, 2004)
NCIS (2003)  Special Agent Richard Owens (1 episode, 2003)
All of Us (2003)  Rusty (6 episodes, 2005)
Cold Pizza (2003)  J.R. Richard (1 episode, 2005)
CSI: Miami (2002)  Officer Everhart (1 episode, 2004)
For the People (2002) (1 episode, 2002)
Mr. Bones (2001) Vince Lee
Crossing Jordan (2001)  Agent Scannell (1 episode, 2004)
The Guardian (2001)  Debord's Lawyer (1 episode, 2002)
One on One (2001)  Jayden (2 episodes, 2002-2003)
Thieves (2001)  Agent Victor (1 episode, 2001)
Pay It Forward (2000) Sidney Parker
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000)  Gerald Crowley (1 episode, 2006)
Girlfriends (2000)  Randall (1 episode, 2001)
Strong Medicine (2000)  Jake Cortese (1 episode, 2003)
Three to Tango (1999) Bill
The West Wing (1999)  Teddy - Santos' Turnout Briefer / ... (2 episodes, 200
A Short Wait Between Trains (1998) Jenkins
Charmed (1998)  Upper Level Demon (1 episode, 2004)
For Your Love (1998)  Brian (4 episodes, 2000-2001)
Mama Flora's Family (1998)  Booker Palmer (Adult) (2 episodes, 1998)
Con Air (1997) Londell
The Good News (1997)  Pastor David Randolph (22 episodes, 1997-1998)
A Very Brady Sequel (1996) Brent the Lifeguard
The Nutty Professor (1996) Student
Space: Above and Beyond (1995)  Supervisor (1 episode, 1996)
Murder One (1995)  Reporter #3 (1 episode, 1995)
Scared Stiff (1987) George Masterson
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Lovers and Friends/For Richer, for Poorer (1977)  Rhett Saxton #2 (1977)