David Boreanaz Biography

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Summary

"David Paul Boreanaz" (born May 16, 1969) is an American film and television actor. He is perhaps best known for his role on the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" and "Angel", as the character Angel. Since fall of 2005, he has played the male lead, Seeley Booth, on "Bones", opposite Emily Deschanel.

Biography

Early life

David Boreanaz was born on May 16th, 1969 in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his father, Dave Roberts (David Thomas Boreanaz), is a weatherman for channel WPVI-TV; his mother, Patti Boreanaz, is a travel agent. He is of Italian descent and the surname Boreanaz is of Northern Italian origin. He was raised Catholic.

Boreanaz attended high school at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and went to college at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. After graduating, Boreanaz moved to Hollywood, California to pursue an acting career.

Career

Boreanaz's first acting appearance was a guest spot on the hit American sitcom, "Married... with Children", as Kelly's biker boyfriend. He was cast in the television series "Buffy the Vampire Slayer", after being spotted by a producer while walking his dog. In the cult series, he played the mysterious Angel, a vampire with a soul. The show became enormously successful and Boreanaz starred in a spin-off series, "Angel", which gave the character a chance to evolve and concentrated on Angel's battle for redemption. He appeared on "Buffy" from 1997 to 1999, at which point he began starring in "Angel", which ran until 2005.

Boreanaz's only starring role in a major theatrical film was in 2001's slasher horror film, "Valentine", alongside Denise Richards and Katherine Heigl. In 2003, he appeared in the music video for singer Dido's 'White Flag', and was the voice of Leon (aka Squall Leonhart) in the video game "Kingdom Hearts", but he did not reprise his role in the sequel.

In 2005, Boreanaz began starring opposite Emily Deschanel on the current prime time television series, "Bones". He most recently appeared in "These Girls", a Canadian film in which he played a biker; the film received a limited theatrical release in Canada in March 2006, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. His upcoming roles include parts in the independent films "Mr. Fix it" and "Suffering Man's Charity". In that same year, he also voiced Hal Jordan in the direct to video DC Comics animated feature "Justice League: The New Frontier". In the season 3 finale of his TV series "Bones", Booth is seen in his bathtub reading an issue of Green Lantern, the character he voiced in the "Justice League: The New Frontier" movie. Another "Justice League: The New Frontier" connection to Boreanaz can be found in the afterword to the second collected volume of Darwyn Cooke's series. Cooke mentions watching a show called "Rocketship 7", featuring a television personality named Dave Thomas. In a far-flung connection, Dave Thomas is actually David Thomas Boreanaz, David's father.

Personal life

Boreanaz lives in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Ingrid Quinn from June 7, 1997 to October 1999, and married actress and model Jaime Bergman on November 24, 2001. The couple has a son, Jaden Rayne Boreanaz, who was born on May 1, 2002.

External links

(Bullz-Eye.com interview) (November 1, 2006)

(the Globe & Mail interview) (October 10, 2005)

(MovieHole interview) (May 13, 2004)

(David Boreanaz fansite)

Credit

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