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Robert S. Woods Bio

(Bo, OLTL)


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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.

et cetera 5 random facts
  1. Spent 15 months in Vietnam as a Green Beret with the Army's Fifth Special Forces Group. Bo Buchanan's Vietnam experience is loosley based on his portrayer's actual war experiences.
  2. His most embarrassing moment was his 1975 screentest for Frank Ryan on RYAN'S HOPE. "I couldn't remember the first line, my name or anything!"
  3. Worked for Disneyland's Drama Workshop, where he put on plays for employees after the park closed at night.
  4. His birth name is Robert Sosebee Woods.
  5. Woods lives in a Carpenter Gothic 1880 home in upstate New York.
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Robert S. Woods
OLTL's Smith And Woods React To Return To TV   Jun 27, 2013

OLTL favorites Hillary B. Smith (Nora) and Robert S. Woods (Bo) talked to the...

More OLTL Casting News!   Jan 17, 2013

Digest has learned that a casting call has been placed for the contract roles of Matthew Buchanan and...

More Emmy Reactions   May 9, 2012

"It's cool!" smiles John McCook (Eric, B&B), who snagged his second...

Tales From the Tub of Tomato Juice   Jun 7, 2010

ONE LIFE TO LIVE viewers recently saw their beloved Bo in a bathtub full of tomato juice, thanks to a skunk in the...

The Love And Laughter Continues   Nov 5, 2009

In the November 10 issue of Digest ONE LIFE TO LIVE's...

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Other Roles

Other Soap Roles
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Bo Buchanan, 1979-1986, 1988-present)
ONE LIFE TO LIVE (Patrick London #2, 1988)
DAYS OF OUR LIVES (Paul Stewart, 1986-87)

TV Roles
DEADLY LOVE (Jim King, 1995)
ROSEANNE (Patrick London, 1994)
WAR AND REMEMBERANCE (Lt. Cmdr Eugene Lindsey, 1988)
CARLY'S WEB (Donald Stevens, 1987)
NEWHART (Hal Foster, 1986)
CHASE (Sheriff Dean Hartley, 1985)
FANTASIES (Clint, 1982)
THE WALTONS (David Spenser, 1976)

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