Robert S. Woods 411
BIRTHDATE: March 13
BIRTHPLACE: Maywood, CA
YEARS ON SHOW: 1979-1986, 1988-present
MARITAL STATUS: Married to actress Loyita Chapel (ex-Blaize, OLTL)
CHILDREN: Son Tanner
Robert S. Woods originated the role of Bo Buchanan on ONE LIFE TO LIVE in 1979, a role which has earned him several accolades, including the Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in 1983. Woods has earned six Daytime Emmy nominations, multiple Soap Opera Digest Award nominations and four MVP trophies from Soap Opera Update.
A Vietnam veteran, Woods attended California State University at Long Beach before embarking on what would be a long and successful acting career. After graduation Woods studied at the Film Actors Workshop, The James Best Theatre Centre, The Directors Lab and The First Acting Company Workshop. Woods starred in theater productions at Disneyland's Drama Workshop, and a dinner theater production of Barefoot in the Park before landing a role on the television series CITY OF ANGELS.
Six years after creating the role of Bo, Woods left ONE LIFE TO LIVE in order to tend to his ailing mother in Los Angeles, as well as pursue other acting avenues.
During his hiatus, Woods starred in the miniseries, WAR AND REMEMBRANCE, a local production of Stitch and Eubie, and several other television and film projects.
Woods returned to ONE LIFE TO LIVE in 1988 and has continued to pursue outside acting opportunities in addition to his work in Daytime television.