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Denis Elliot Woods (born 15 August 1969; age 48) is an actor who played three Star Trek roles in Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Star Trek: Enterprise, and Star Trek: Insurrection.

Woods was born in Indianapolis, Indiana and studied acting under Alfre Woodard and Bill Duke. Beside his acting work, Woods is also a skilled voice talent and provided the voice of the mission commander in the cd-rom series "Tom Clancy: Ghost Recon". Woods graduated from the Colorado College, where he received a BA in English, Sociology and Drama. Due to a knee injury, Woods was not able to carry on his basketball career and instead began with acting courses.

Woods has started in the early '90s with appearances in television series such as Freshman Dorm (1992), Friends (1996, with Tahj Mowry), 3rd Rock From the Sun (1996, with Richard McGonagle), JAG (1997, with Steven Culp), Profiler (1997, with Lori Petty, Deborah Strang, Dennis Christopher, and Callan White), and Silk Stalkings (1998, with D.C. Douglas), beside feature films such as the television thriller Fugitive Nights: Danger in the Desert (1993, starring Teri Garr, Barbara Babcock, and Tony Jay), the thriller Two Came Back (1997, with stunts by Anita Hart, Jennifer Caputo, and Joey Box), the television biography Michael Jordan: An American Hero (1999, starring Michael Jace) and the drama Family Tree (1999, with George Murdock, Jack Donner, and Hamilton Camp).

He continued and played a cop in Daniel Sackheim's thriller The Glass House (2001, with Vyto Ruginis, Erick Avari, and John Billingsley) and a talk show host in the television bio about Arnold Schwarzenegger See Arnold Run (2005, with Leonard Kelly-Young, Clint Carmichael, and David Ellenstein). More notable, Woods appeared in several television series, including Scrubs (2003, with Ken Jenkins and directed by Marc Buckland), Boston Legal (2006, with William Shatner, Rene Auberjonois, Henry Gibson, and Armin Shimerman), and Heroes (2007, with Zachary Quinto, Cristine Rose, Thomas Dekker, and Colby French).

Recent television credits include playing roles such as... Victor on Marvel's: Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., Agent Miles on Hot in Cleveland, Detective Bradley on NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Vince Stevens on NIckelodeon series Drake & Josh.

An extremely successful commercial actor, Woods has built a respectable nest-egg via numerous commercials for McDonald's, Great Wolf Lodge & Walmart as well as 21st Century Insurance, ING, Wells Fargo, Southwest Airlines, Volkswagon and Dairy Queen among others.

Divorced, Woods resides in Southern California with his three children.

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