David Boreanaz biography
Date of Birth: May 16, 1971
Born in Buffalo, New York, and raised in Philadelphia, Boreanaz was the son of a weather
His decision to become an actor came at the early age of seven, when he watched
Yul Brynner play the role of the King of Siam in The King and I. After watching the
production with his parents, he fell in love with theater.
But for awhile, Boreanaz wanted to become a football player. "I drank tons of milk and ate
green beans because I heard that made you run faster and jump higher," says David, who
played wide receiver and defensive back on his high school team. "It was all I wanted to
do. I was obsessed with it." But his dream came to an end in his junior year after he
injured his knee during a track jump. "I realized that football wasn't going to be a career
He graduated from Ithica College in New York and moved to Hollywood with the hopes of
fulfilling his secret dream.
But things didn't come easily for Boreanaz.
He spent a few years living paycheck to paycheckgetting some acting jobs while also earning cash as
a valet parker, a house painter, and the guy who hands out towels at a sports club.
He got work in a couple of commercials, but his first big break was a guest spot on
Married...with Children playing Kelly Bundy's biker boyfriend.
He has also appeared in
the television movie Men Don't Lie.
On stage, Boreanaz has performed at the Ensemble Theatre in Hat Full of Rain, at the
Gardner Stage in Italian-American Reconciliation and Fool for Love, and on theatre row
in Cowboy Mouth. His feature film credits include Aspen Extreme, Best of the Best
2 and Eyes of the World.
It wasn't until 1997 that Boreanaz got his big break. While playing with his dog, Bertha
Blue, in a park near his house, a big-time Hollywood manager approached him and asked if
he was in the biz.
David told him about the commercials he'd been in and the time he
played Kelly Bundy's biker boyfriend on Married...with Children. The manager told David
he'd be perfect for the part of Angel, a new character on Buffy The Vampire Slayer. A few
days later, David got the job playing the troubled vampire, Angel.
Two years later, a spinoff
of the show was made and suddenly Boreanaz was starring in his own hit television show, Angel.
For the start of the new millennium, Boreanaz has extended his resumé to include a starring
role in the feature film, horror/thiller Valentine (2001). Shortly after Angel ended its run in 2004, he was cast as one of the two lead characters of the crime drama series, Bones, playing an FBI agent.
He continues to work in film as well during breaks from the series, including These Girls (2005) and Our Lady of Victory (2008).
Boreanaz is married to actress Jaime Bergman. They have a son and a daughter together.
In his spare time, he enjoys playing harmonica, golf, basketball and football and has two dogs.
David Boreanaz Filmography