Compassionate_Conservative Posted August 22, 2006 Share Posted August 22, 2006 David Patrick 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. Since fall of 2005, he has played the male lead on Bones, opposite Emily Deschanel. Boreanaz was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his father, Dave Roberts (born David Thomas Boreanaz), is a weather presenter for WPVI-TV; his mother, Patti, is a travel agent. He is of Czech descent on his father's side and of Italian descent on his mother's, and was raised a Catholic. Interestingly, Angel and Seeley Booth, his two most famous characters, were both 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 and was discovered by a producer who noticed his brooding and intense looks while Boreanaz was walking his dog. 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, playing 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 2004. 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 Leonheart) in the video game Kingdom Hearts, though he was replaced by Doug Erholtz for Kingdom Hearts II. In 2005, Boreanaz began starring opposite Emily Deschanel on the current primetime 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 of 2006, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. His upcoming roles include parts in the independent films Mr. Fixit and Suffering Man's Charity. Boreanaz lives in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Ingrid Quinn from 1997 to 1999, and married actress and model Jaime Bergman on November 24, 2001. The couple have a son, Jaden Rayne Boreanaz, who was born on May 1, 2002. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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