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Overview (4)

Born in Buffalo, New York, USA
Birth NameDavid Paul Boreanaz
Nickname Dave
Height 6' 1" (1.85 m)

Mini Bio (1)

David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is the son of Patti, a travel agent, and weatherman Dave Roberts (Boreanaz). His father is of Italian descent and his mother is of half Slovak ancestry. At the age of seven he decide to be an actor, which eventually led him to study cinema and photography at Ithaca College in New York. After graduating from college, David moved to Los Angeles in order to pursue a career in the movies. After some uncredited roles he received his first important role as Kelly's boyfriend in the series Married... with Children (1987). After three seasons of playing Angel in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997), he received his own spin-off show titled Angel (1999).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: zoot_18

Spouse (2)

Jaime Bergman (24 November 2001 - present) ( 2 children)
Ingrid Quinn (7 June 1997 - 1999) ( divorced)

Trivia (54)

Was discovered while walking his dog.
Sued by ex-landlord for allegedly trashing a house; denies the charge. [November 1998]
Graduated from Ithaca College with a degree from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. [1991]
On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. [1999]
He is suing the driver of a car, Oren Kaniel, that crashed into his 1999 Mercedes-Benz on the Ventura Freeway in Los Angeles, north of Western Avenue, on Aug. 3 1999. He is seeking damages for pain and suffering, medical care, loss of earnings, repairs to his car, being deprived of his car while it was fixed, and damage to his personal property. [July 2000]
Announced engagement to Jaime Bergman. [August 2001]
Married actress Jaime Bergman on Thanksgiving Day 2001 in a very private and familiar ceremony.
He was supposed to marry Jaime Bergman in September 2001, but, because of terrorists attacks on September 11, the wedding was postponed.
His wife, Jaime Bergman, gave birth to their first child, a son, Jaden Rayne. [May 2002]
Ironically, played a vampire's victim in the movie The Macabre Pair of Shorts (1996).
He attended Malvern Preparatory School for Boys in Malvern, Pennsylvania.
Playing the role of Angelus on Angel (1999) for February sweeps in 2003, Boreanaz ad libbed a lot of his lines. Co-star Amy Acker said in an interview, "I think it's great; he has so much fun playing that character. It's a lot of improvisation and taking risks. You never know what he's going to say; it changes from take to take.". [January 2003]
Appeared with Kristine Sutherland (Joyce Summers), Nicholas Brendon (Xander), and Mark Lutz (Groosalugg) at the Angel and Buffy Convention held at the Brighton Centre in Brighton, England, 29 August, 2003.
His uncle and godfather is Art Moore. Art is also the godfather of his son, Jaden Rayne.
His favorite actress is Gwyneth Paltrow and his favorite actors are Al Pacino and Gary Oldman.
Named #2 of the Top Ten Sexiest Men of the Buffy / Angel universe in a fan poll by the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine (2004).
One of two actors to appear on both first episodes of Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and spin-off show Angel (1999) (the other being Charisma Carpenter), as well as one of two actors to appear in both last episodes of the two sister shows, the other being James Marsters (Spike).
Ranked #21 in TV Guide's list of "TV's 25 Greatest Teen Idols" (23 January 2005 issue).
Son of Philadelphia weatherman / actor Dave Roberts (David Thomas Boreanaz) and mom, Patti.
According to his friends and family, while they both share a passion for justice, a selfless desire to help others, and a strong sense of right and wrong, they say the friendly, humorous David is very little like his most famous character, the dark, brooding Angel.
He and Christian Kane are the only two actors to appear in both the very first and last episode of Angel (1999).
Is one of Christian Kane's best friends. They have been friends since before David became Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997).
His father, Dave Roberts (David Thomas Boreanaz), was known as Dave Thomas in Buffalo. He was the host of "Rocketship 7", a local children's program (which also featured "Promo the Robot"). He was also co-host of "Dialing for Dollars", another local program.
Was offered the starring roles in Batman Begins (2005) and Superman Returns (2006) but turned it down due to his commitment to Angel (1999).
If he wasn't an actor he would be an architect.
Has five dogs named Shelby, Roxie, Gucci, Louis & Bowie.
Before he pursued a career in acting, he had the opportunity to train with Jack Lambert of the Pittsburgh Steelers.
He has two older sisters named Beth Boreanaz and Bo Boreanaz. His sister, Bo, is married to Jonathon Slavin.
He has a niece named Caledonia, born in 1994 and a nephew named Griffin, born in 1997.
When he was a child, his family moved to Villanova, PA in 1978, when his father got a job on WPVI, Channel 6.
Attended Rosemont School of the Holy Child and graduated at age 14 in 1983.
Awarded the Young Alumni award in 2001 from Ithaca College.
His son, Jaden Boreanaz (Jaden Rayne Boreanaz), was born on May 1st, 2002 at 12:59 am, weighing 8 lbs. 9 oz.
Likes to collect different sorts of London style shoes.
Loves to cook healthy meals. Discussed his culinary abilities while cooking sardines with Martha Stewart as her talk show guest.
Before becoming an actor he worked as a parking attendant, house painter, handing out towels in a sports club, and props department assistant.
According to a December, 2006, New York Times article, Boreanaz grew angry about playground bullying when he was young, and went on to become offensive end and defensive back for his Catholic high school football team. Fortunately for his fans, he decided to become an actor rather than a professional athlete.
As a kid, he was a ball boy for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Was bullied as a child; later became a strapping offensive end and a defensive back for his Catholic high school's football team, the Malvern Prep Friars.
His favorite hockey team is the Philadelphia Flyers. He frequently calls into WIP Sports Talk, in Philadelphia, to talk about them.
His paternal grandparents, Henery H. Boreanaz and Mildred Piteo, were of Italian descent (Boreanaz is a Northern Italian surname). His maternal grandfather had Irish, German, French, and Swiss ancestry, and his maternal grandmother was of Slovak descent.
Announced that he and wife, Jaime Bergman, are expecting their second child. [March 2009]
David has a Kanji tattoo on each wrist, one means "Soul" and the other means "Destiny". His wife, Jaime Bergman has the matching tattoos. You can see them in two Angel (1999) episodes - Angel: Lullaby (2001) and Angel: Orpheus (2003). The tattoo makes it first appearance in Bones: The Man in the Bear (2005), at the end while he's trying to eat breakfast with Dr. Brennan.
Announced that the baby he and his wife are expecting in September 2009 is a girl. [July 2009]
His daughter, Bella Boreanaz (Bella Vita Bardot Boreanaz), was born on August 31, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.
Was the original choice for the character Matt Addison in Resident Evil (2002), but turned down the part due to scheduling conflicts with his TV series Angel (1999).
Is very good friends with his Bones (2005) co-star Emily Deschanel.
His mother, Patti, is a travel agent and his father, Dave Roberts, is a weatherman for ABC-owned WPVI-TV.
Hershey PA - David and his father, Dave Roberts were awarded the 2011 Gold Medal by the PA Association of Broadcasters at the Hershey Hotel. This was the first, and possibly only time, that father and son will be honored with this award. [May 2011]
His daughter, Bella played a episode in 11x18 The Movie in the Making Bones (2005).
Born the same day as Tracey Gold.
His daughter, son, wife, mother & father have all had small cameos on Bones!.
David Boreanaz first got offered and passed on SEAL team after just coming off a long 12 year run on Bones (2005) but when it came back to him in hope he would change his mind, he decided to do it.
David has producer credits on Bones and co-executive producer credits on SEAL team.

Personal Quotes (25)

[on missing Sarah Michelle Gellar] "I loved working with Sarah... Sarah is great. A great person. Without Sarah I wouldn't be standing here right now. So I owe her a lot."
[From Late Show with David Letterman (1993) on his view on L.A.] "I see L.A. as a beautiful blonde with dirty underwear"
"I'd have to say, I can share Cordelia's pain".
"[on the subject of hipness] It's just one of those things. It's like buttering an English muffin. An English muffin is hip. Because it's so good".
[on appearing as Angel in the very last Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) episode:] "I pretty much slid right back in. It was another day of work. I'm not big with reunions, but it was fine."
[on his divorce from Ingrid Quinn:] It was great at first, but soon became a real burden. Ingrid found it tough to cope with the fact that all of a sudden I'd become public property as opposed to her husband. [June 9, 2003]
[When told that Amy Acker told a reporter that he sometimes flashes his fellow stars:] "Yeah, I pull my trousers down in the middle of a serious take to see if they can keep a straight face. I need to lighten the moment, I guess."
[on hearing that The WB, which canceled the series, has offered to return to Angel (1999) with occasional TV movies or a miniseries] "As far as returning to the show for a reunion, I could probably put that to bed now: I have no interest in doing that. It would have to be a bigger challenge, rather than going back to something." (May 13, 2004)
[on being cast in Bones (2005)] I have love and admiration for what I've done in the past, but I'm looking forward to playing this character, Seeley Booth. He's a simple guy on the outside - a cheeseburger and black cup of coffee guy. Inside, he's conflicted. (September 13, 2005)
[on the sexual tension between Booth and Brennan in Bones (2005)] The potential for their personal lives entering into their professional lives is, I just think, dynamic. I think we all remember when we would watch Moonlighting (1985). You never remembered what crimes the characters were solving and, to me, that is character work. (November 22, 2006)
[on almost turning down the part of Seeley in Bones (2005)] I had a difficult first meeting with [the producers] because I'm pretty frank. I was kind of in the mentality of, "This is who I am. This is me. I can offer this. But you don't have your leading lady yet." ... For me, I come from a stock of family [where] my handshake is better than a contract. And I've gotten burnt a lot on that, but I wear my heart on my sleeve and I will continue to. ... I looked at it as an opportunity to take a character, mold him and take a lot of chances. ... I personally am kind of sticking towards the attitude of what it's like to walk the fine line of potentially having a '69 Chevelle with a 396 under the hood and 375 horsepower, and the fine line of being correct as an FBI officer. (November 22, 2006)

And I was kind of conflicted with some of the ideas of 'Is this going to be recent bones or . . . a recently decomposed body?' It just didn't feel right.
I didn't come from a traditional background of studying theater and doing Shakespeare. (December 27, 2006)
[about his character Seeley Booth] He's a stand-up, blue-collar guy. I know the blue collar mentality. You meet these guys, you make friends, that's all stuff that I have.
[on working with acting coach Ivana Chubbuck:] I'm learning more how to do that now, draw on my own experience. It's a style she teaches that makes sense to me. I didn't know this could be so much fun. (New York Times, December 27, 2006)
[about his mother] I always thought of her as Doris Day. (New York Times, December 27, 2006)
For me, what I was doing with Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997) and Angel (1999), it was all about the pain and the torture and the sense of being in the alleyway. Not to take anything away from it, but those were some learning, hard, difficult times when I didn't know what the hell I was doing. (New York Times, December 27, 2006)
I didn't grow up as child actor. I was fortunate to find this show with a small character that grew into this huge cult thing. I was like, "Let's ride it." (New York Times, December 27, 2006)
(2002) I like downtown cities, but L.A. doesn't really have one, so you have to go look for it. But you can go down there and just experience Broadway. There's a lot of stuff going on. Chinatown is fascinating. There's a restaurant that I always go to, and it's like being in San Francisco's Chinatown.
(2002) I like to escape to hotels. I'm pretty much a hotel fanatic, whether it's the Peninsula Hotel--where the people are great and it's the lap of luxury--or the Chateau Marmont. I could easily escape to a hotel for a weekend and do absolutely nothing. Just sitting in the lobby and watching people come in and out is entertaining. I can use the spa. You kind of find yourself wanting to stay once you're in the door. I've just always liked hotels. I like the bed and the sheets and everything that comes along with it.
I was walking my dog and a talent scout saw me on the street. Then from there, I got my manager, which led to me getting my first acting jobs. ... He was trying to pick me up. It was a guy, he was homosexual. You know, he knew off the bat when he met me that I was very into females, so he knew he was going to strike out on that one. But I did some research and saw he was a reputable guy. So, yeah, walking my dog kind of led me to acting. (interview in Smoke Magazine, Spring, 2008)
[about the relationship with Emily Deschanel] You've seen just the good days; there are bad days. [laughter] You know what's unique -- and this is, seriously, since day 1 -- I've been blessed to have a co-star who can be open and honest and tell me, "You're bothering me today" or "I have an issue." I think we have complete trust and respect for each other that we can just go aside and say, "You know what? I'm having a bad day" or "Just know where I'm coming from, Emily." We both support that with each other. Shooting a television show is hard enough, and it takes a lot of time. It takes away from your personal life, your family life. Thank god, I was blessed with a co-star who is so generous and supportive, yet also if we have a bad day, we have a bad day. We recognize it, we go on. We don't hold on to it. We don't judge. We just go forward. It kind of helps our chemistry, because we use it. We use what we're going through in our scenes, and we've learned early on that that helps our chemistry. It helps us grow with the characters rather than being so stagnant and say, "Hey, we're in Season 9, so why don't we kick back and do nothing about it and take it for granted." You can't. You gotta be able to push every moment in every scene, and it's so important. Yeah, we have those moments, but that's what helps us.
[about relationship with Emily Deschanel] I'm sure there are TV shows in the past where actors had great chemistry on screen, but didn't get on outside work. We're not like that. Emily has become part of my family. We're always there for each other.
[about friendship with Emily Deschanel] Emily has a great sense of humor. She's extremely dedicated to the character and her work is great. She's very humble and she keeps me humble. She's a joy and she doesn't take things personally. We fought twice on the set and then we made up. We don't hold grudges and when you work so close and for such long hours on a drama, you become a family.
[about the friendship and relationships with Emily Deschanel] We're there for each other as actors in developing these characters that we can really improvise more so now than we did second season or third season because you're trying to develop a show and a relationship. It's fun now that we're able to go around those certain words that they write and kind of really get into it.
[about friendship and relationships with Emily Deschanel] She's such a sweetheart and such a humble person. She's the type of stock that is like the good slice of pizza I just had.

Salary (4)

Angel (1999) $30,000 /episode
Bones (2005) $200,000 per episode (2010-2011)
Bones (2005) $225,000 per episode (2012-2013)
Bones (2005) $250,000 per episode (2013-2014)

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