David Ramsey

David Ramsey

Highest Rated: 78% Mother and Child (2009)

Lowest Rated: 9% Accidental Love (2015)

Birthday: Nov 17, 1971

Birthplace: Detroit, Michigan, USA

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.

Highest rated movies

Mother and Child
Pay It Forward
Three to Tango
Hair Show
Accidental Love




No Score Yet 12% Illicit Guy Curtis (Character),
- 2017
9% 15% Accidental Love Rep. Harshtone (Character) - 2015
78% 76% Mother and Child Joseph (Character) $1.1M 2009
No Score Yet 52% Hello Sister, Goodbye Life! Uncle Dennis Klein (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet 20% Fatal Contact: Bird Flu in America Curtis Ansen (Character) - 2006
17% 69% Hair Show Cliff (Character) $303.0K 2004
No Score Yet 64% Mr. Bones Vince Lee (Character) - 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ali: An American Hero Cassius Clay/Muhammad Ali (Character) - 2000
39% 77% Pay It Forward Sidney Parker (Character) $33.5M 2000
28% 48% Three to Tango Bill (Character) $10.5M 1999
No Score Yet 27% Mutiny Vernon Nettles (Character) - 1999
No Score Yet 62% CHiPs '99 Officer Sergeant McFall (Character) - 1998
No Score Yet No Score Yet Her Costly Affair Shep Walker (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 44% Scared Stiff George Masterson (Character) - 1987
No Score Yet 24% The Clairvoyant Burt Johnson (Character) - 1982
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Line Unknown (Character) - 1981


86% 82% Superman & Lois Unknown (Guest Star),
82% 23% Batwoman Unknown (Guest Star),
88% 46% Supergirl Diggle (Guest Star),
89% 64% The Flash John Diggle/Spartan (Guest Star) 2015-2016 2018-2019 2021
89% 70% DC's Legends of Tomorrow John Diggle/Spartan (Guest Star),
2016-2017 2021
86% 62% Arrow John Diggle/Spartan (Character),
No Score Yet 88% Blue Bloods Mayor Poole (Guest Star) 2011-2017
74% 73% The Defenders ADA Ward (Guest Star) 2010-2011
9% 0% Outlaw Unknown (Character) 2010
84% 75% Grey's Anatomy Unknown (Guest Star) 2010
71% 81% Dexter Anton Briggs (Guest Star) 2008-2009
82% 87% Castle Jim Wheeler (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 86% Ghost Whisperer Unknown (Guest Star) 2005-2006 2008
No Score Yet 86% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2007
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet All of Us Unknown (Guest Star) 2005
55% No Score Yet Second Time Around Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 63% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet 100% Crossing Jordan Unknown (Guest Star) 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet One on One Unknown (Guest Star) 2002-2003
No Score Yet 82% NCIS Special Agent Richard Owens (Guest Star) 2003
No Score Yet 0% The Guardian Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Thieves Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Girlfriends Unknown (Guest Star) 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet For Your Love Unknown (Guest Star) 2000
14% No Score Yet Ryan Caulfield: Year One Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
57% No Score Yet Good News Unknown (Character) 1997
91% No Score Yet Murder One Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
No Score Yet No Score Yet Citizen Baines Unknown (Guest Star)
No Score Yet No Score Yet Free SHOWTIME Dexter Anton (Character)