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Robert Woods - Actor Profile and Biography


Robert Woods - Actor Profile and Biography

Robert S. Woods (Bo Buchanan)

© Copyright by ABC Daytime, 2011

Character on 'One Life to Live':

Beauford “Bo” Buchanan

Full Name:

Robert Sosebee Woods

Date of First Appearance on OLTL:


Date and Place of Birth:

March 13, 1948 Maywood, California

Martial Status:

Married to actress Loyita Chapel since 1985

Interesting Facts for Robert Woods:

  • He was a senior class president at Lakewood High School.
  • Once worked at Disneyland.
  • He joined the U.S. Armed Forces.
  • He graduated from California State University.
  • He was good friends with Phil Carey
  • Television Roles:

    The Waltons – David Spenser, 1972 City of Angels – (series) 1976 Newhart – Hal Foster, 1982 Chase – Sheriff Dean Hartley, 1985 Fantasies – Clint, 1982 War and Remembrance – Lt. Commander Eugene Lindsey, 1988 (mini series) Carly’s Web – Donald Stevens, 1987 Changing Patterns (pilot series) Stitch and Eubie (Los Angeles production) Swamp Thing- 1990 Deadly Love – Jim King, 1995 Roseanne – Patrick London, 1988 Barefoot in The Park (with Dorothy Lamour, Los Angeles production) The Night They Took Miss Beautiful 1977 Just A Little Inconvenience 1977 Days of Our Lives – Paul Stewart, 1986-1987 One Life to Live – 1979 - Present

    Feature Films and Other Projects:

    The China Syndrome 1979 Big Wednesday 1978

    Developing the Made-for-TV movie - The Garth Ryland Mysteries

    Awards and Filmography:

    Daytime Emmy Award for Lead Actor in 1983 as Bo Buchanan on OLTL Daytime Emmy Nominations in 1986, 1993, 1994, 1999 (for Outstanding Lead Actor) and 2000; Multiple Soap Opera Digest Award Nominations and four MVP trophies from Soap Opera Update.

    Overview and Biography of Robert S. Woods:

    Mr. Woods graduated in 1966 from Lakewood High School in Lakewood, California. He later joined the U.S. Armed Forces and fought in the Vietnam War. In Long Beach, California, he graduated from California State University where he received a Broadcasting degree and was a Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity member. Mr. Woods studied at The Film Actors Workshop, The James Best Theatre Centre, The Directors Lab and The First Acting Company Workshop, to name a few. Robert’s big break was the television series, City of Angels in 1976.

    He began his career on One Life to Live in 1979 originating the role of Bo Buchanan. His wife, Loyita appeared on OLTL over the years as well as his son, Tanner who played a young Bo in 2008 in a flashback to 1968. He left after six years on OLTL to pursue other avenues of interest then returned in 1988 while juggling other acting jobs.

    Mr. Woods has appeared on numerous television series such as The Waltons, Roseanne and the soap opera, Days of Our Lives. He had a close friendship with his OLTL on-screen father, Phil Carey before his death in 2008. Mr. Woods resides in New York with his wife, Loyita.

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