David Boreanaz is an American actor affectionately known as the most consistent man on television. He is popularly known for his role as Angel, a quietly talking and freakishly handsome vampire who became a private investigator in the hit series Buffy The Vampire Slayer (1997-2003) and its side-show Angel (1999-2004).
Newcomers to television would recognize him as the actor who played Seeley Booth, the FBI special agent in the long-running comedy-drama series Bones (2005-2017).
David Boreanaz Biography
David was born on May 16, 1971, in Buffalo, New York, where his father Dave Roberts worked as a weather forecaster and his mother as a travel agent. He is of Italian and Slovakian descent.
David’s parents were devout Catholics, and he was brought up that way. He received his early education at the Rosemont School of the Holy Child and then at Malvern Preparatory School, Pennsylvania.
He decided to become an actor at the age of seven after seeing legendary actor Yul Brynner work his magic in the movie The King And I. This decision led him to pursue a degree in cinema and photography at Ithaca College in New York. After graduating, David moved to Los Angeles to begin his acting career.
Like other new and aspiring actors, David Boreanaz found it difficult to secure a credible job in the industry. He spent years sleeping on his sister’s couch, touring film sets, and doing uncredited production work to learn more about show business and get his foot in the door. He also worked in a number of unflattering jobs to make ends meet, including painting, parking, and for a short time as a towel distributor at a sports club.
Life Achievements and Timeline
After years of fighting as an extra in the background and other small, unappreciated roles, David got his first paid acting gig in 1993 in Married… with Children, an American sitcom in which he played a guest role as Kelly’s unfaithful boyfriend who gets beaten up by her father.
Ironically, before his big breakthrough in Buffy The Vampire Slayer in 1996, Boreanaz was cast as a vampire victim in a low-budget movie called The Macabre Pair of Shorts. The opportunity to star in Buffy arose when one of David’s neighbors suggested him to the director of the series for the role after seeing him walking his dog past her house on a regular basis. He played the complex character Angel, a vampire cursed as punishment for the murder of a gypsy girl with a soul, forcing him to endure a life of moral ambiguity and remorse. Due to the enormous success of the series, David was given his own spin-off series “Angel”, in which the character could develop and fully unfold.
David got his only leading role in a movie when he starred in Valentine, a slasher horror movie, in 2001. He had a supporting role in the 2002 movie “I’m with Lucy”. In 2003 he played the lead role in the music video for Dido’s hit single “White Flag”. He also played the voice actor of Leon in a video game called “Kingdom Hearts”.
The actor began playing alongside Emily Deschanel in the television series Bones. After the fourth season, he began directing some of the episodes. David also starred in several independent films, including These Girls, Mr. Fix It, Suffering Man’s Charity, The Hard Easy, which also featured several other popular actors.
He played the voice of Green Lantern in the DC cartoon Justice League: The New Frontier. He also had several appearances in the popular cartoon series American Dad and Family Guy.
Interestingly, David was offered to play lead roles in Superman Returns (2006) and Batman Begins (2005), but he turned them down. Now he is starring in SEAL Team (2017), a new military drama series.
People magazine (USA) named him on its “50 Most Beautiful” list in 1999 and BuddyTV has included him on its “100 Sexiest Men on TV” list.
David and his father were awarded the 2011 Gold Medal by the PA Association of Broadcasters at the Hershey Hotel.
Wife and Family Life
David married his first wife, Ingrid Quinn, in 1997 and they were divorced two years later. A few months later he began dating actress Jamie Bergman, whom he married in a private and intimate ceremony on Thanksgiving Day 2001. They have two children, a son named Jaden, born May 1, 2002, and a daughter named Bella, born August 31, 2009.
He enjoyed a rather quiet and luxurious life with his lovely family. However, in 2010 David confessed that he had an extramarital affair with Rachel Uchitel, Tiger Woods’ lover. His wife, who was pregnant at the time of the affair, remained married to him. Since then, his private life has had few to no embarrassing surprises.
His Net Worth
David Boreanaz was paid 40 thousand dollars for each episode of Bones in the first four seasons, rising to 250 thousand dollars after the fourth season, when the series began to enjoy considerable success. Currently, its value is estimated at $30 million.