David Bryan "D.B." Woodside (born July 25, 1969) is an American actor. He is perhaps best known for his portrayal of White House Chief of Staff (and later President) Wayne Palmer on the FOX action/drama series 24. Additionally, he is noted for his roles as bass singer Melvin Franklin in the NBC miniseries The Temptations, and starring as Robin Wood on the WB/UPNseries Buffy the Vampire Slayer in the seventh season, Malcolm Franks in Single Ladies, and as Dr. Joseph Prestridge on Parenthood. Most recently he plays SEC Prosecutor Jeff Malone in the fourth season of Suits.