David Ramsey (born November 17, 1971) is an American actor, best known for his roles in the Showtime TV series Dexter as Anton Briggs, the film Mother and Child (2009) as Joseph, and the CW show Arrow as John Diggle.
Ramsey was born in Detroit, Michigan. From 1997 to 1998, he starred in the UPN sitcom Good News, as pastor David Randolph. In 2000, he starred as Muhammad Ali in the Fox television movie Ali: An American Hero. Later that year, he appeared in Pay It Forward and started a recurring role in For Your Love. He has also starred in recurring roles in All of Us, The West Wing, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, Ghost Whisperer, Wildfire, and Hollywood Residential. In 2008 to 2009, he appeared in 17 episodes of Dexter as Anton Briggs, a pot-smoking confidential informant who has an affair with Debra Morgan in Season 3 and at the start of Season 4. In 2010, he appeared in an episode of Grey's Anatomy and in the short-lived NBC courtroom drama series Outlaw. Since 2012, he has been pulling double duty, appearing in the main cast of CW's superhero show Arrow as John Diggle, a military veteran who is main character Oliver Queen's partner, confidant, and bodyguard, while also guest starring in the TV series Blue Bloods as Mayor Carter Poole.
Ramsey is an accomplished martial artist, with a black belt in Jeet Kune do. He has also studied boxing and Tae Kwon do, and trained in kickboxing under Benny "Jet" Urquidez
Anime Convention Guest Appearances
- Oz Comic-Con: Melbourne 2018 - June 9-10, 2018 in Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
- FanExpo Vancouver 2017 - November 10-12, 2017 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
- FanExpo Canada 2017 - August 31 - September 3, 2017 in Toronto, ON, Canada
- FanExpo Vancouver 2016 - November 11-13, 2016 in Vancouver, BC, Canada
- Phoenix Comicon 2016 - June 2-5, 2016 in Phoenix, AZ
- MegaCon 2015 - April 10-12, 2015 in Orlando, FL
- Phoenix Comicon Fan Fest 2014 - December 12-14, 2014 in Glendale, AZ
- Armageddon Expo Wellington 2014 - May 31 - June 2, 2014 in Wellington, New Zealand