After six years as Bo, Mr. Woods chose to take a hiatus from Daytime television and head to Los Angeles to spend time with his ailing mother, as well as to pursue other acting opportunities. During that time he portrayed Commander Eugene Lindsey in the acclaimed 1988 miniseries, War and Remembrance. He also starred in an award-winning Los Angeles production of Stitch and Eubie, the television movie Carly's Web and the pilot Changing Patterns.
In 1988 Mr. Woods decided to return to One Life to Live. Since then he has managed to juggle playing one of Daytime's most popular characters with other acting gigs. He guest-starred on Roseanne, on USA Network's Swamp Thing, and in the Lifetime movie, Deadly Love. Additionally Mr. Woods developed several television projects, including The Garth Ryland Mysteries, based on a series of popular novels by author John R. Riggs.
In 1971, when he returned home to his native California after 15 months as a Green Beret in Vietnam with the Army's Fifth Special Forces Group, Mr. Woods went to California State University at Long Beach to complete his broadcasting degree. It was there that he pursued his long-time interest in acting and directing. During school, and upon graduation, he studied at the Film Actors Workshop, The James Best Theatre Centre, The Directors Lab and The First Acting Company Workshop. In the mid-1970s he was starring in theater productions at Disneyland's Drama Workshop, where he did plays for the theme park's employees on evenings when Disneyland was closed to the public. He also spent time acting in U.S. Army training films and on stage in many theater productions, most notably a starring role with Dorothy Lamour in a Los Angeles dinner theater production of Barefoot in the Park. He then got his big television break on the series City of Angels.
In steady succession, Mr. Woods landed the recurring roles of Dr. David Spencer in The Waltons and Lt. Bob King in Project UFO, as well as guest-starring appearances on dozens of series, such as Family and Newhart, and made-for-television movies including Chase, Just a Little Inconvenience, The Night They Took Miss Beautiful, Police Story, and Fantasies. He also appeared in the feature films The China Syndrome and Big Wednesday.
Mr. Woods and his family -- his wife, actress Loyita Chapel, and their son, Tanner -- spend time between their Manhattan apartment and their Carpenter Gothic 1880 home in upstate New York.
May 17, 1994
War and Remembrance
Lt. Cmdr. Eugene Lindsey
One Life to Live
Patrick London # 2
Days of our Lives
Paul Stewart # 1
1986 to 1987
October 20, 1986
Sheriff Dean Hartley
David Spenser 1976
PLACE OF BIRTH: Maywood, California
DATE OF BIRTH: March 13, 1948
MARITAL STATUS: Married, Loyita Chapel 
CHILDREN: Twin sons, Tanner and Dylan [1990; deceased]
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