Buffalo-born, Philadelphia-raised actor David Boreanaz was launched as one of
television’s most popular performers as the mysterious Angel, a vampire with a
soul, in the hit series Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999), which eventually
led to the follow-up series “Angel” (1999-2004). During a five-year-stint as the
headliner of his own show, Boreanaz’s brilliant turn handed him two Saturn
Awards in 2000 and in 2003. In 2005, Boreanaz made his way back to the small
screen series with the crime drama “Bones” (2005- ), starring opposite Emily
Starting a film career in 1993 with spots in Aspen Extreme and Best of the Best
2, Boreanaz continues to build a solid career with films like Valentine (2001),
I'm with Lucy (2002), The Hard Easy (2005), The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005) and
These Girls (2005). Boreanaz’s admires should not miss his performance in the
forthcoming Mr. Fix It (2005) and Suffering Man’s Charity (2006).
Off screen, a big fan of Gwyneth Paltrow, Al Pacino and Gary Oldman, Boreanaz
was listed as the 21st of TV Guide’s “25 Greatest Teen Idols” (2005) and was
named the second of the Buffy the Vampire Slayer fanzine’s “Top Ten Sexiest Men”
(2004). Boreanaz is a sports enthusiast who loves playing golf, basketball and
football. As for his private life, the former husband of Ingrid Quinn enjoys his
life out of the limelight with his actress wife Jaime Bergman and his son Jaden
Rayne (born in 2002).
Childhood and Family:
Son to Dave Roberts, a TV weather forecaster and an actor, and Patti, David
Patrick Boreanaz was born on May 16, 1971. A native of Buffalo, New York, David
was raised by his parents in Philadelphia. As a child, David was introduced to
the showbiz industry by his father and frequently appeared on his dad’s show
“Rocketship 7.” At age 7, after watching a performance of “The King and I,”
which starred Yul Brenner, young David realized his true calling was acting.
David has two sisters named Beth and Bo.
Already deciding to become an actor at an early age, David went to the Ithaca
College in New York as a drama major after graduating from Malvern Preparatory
School. With a degree in film in his pocket, David headed to Hollywood to give
acting a try.
At age 26, David Boreanaz, whose nickname is Dave, ended his single status and
married a social worker, Ingrid Quinn, in 1997. However, the couple, who had
been together since 1994, separated two years later. On November 24, 2001, David
remarried, this time to actress/model Jaime Bergman (born in 1975). The couple
currently lives in Los Angeles with their son Jaden Rayne (born on May 1, 2002)
and David’s trusty dogs Bertha Blue and Fritz.
Inspired to become an actor after seeing a performance by Yul Brynner in the
production of “The King and I” when he was only 7, David Boreanaz made his way
to Hollywood to embark on his acting career following college graduation. During
his early arrival, just like many struggling actors, Boreanaz had trouble
finding work. To make ends meet, he took jobs as a parking valet, house painter
and door-to-door gourmet food salesman. Boreanaz’s fling to stardom arrived one
fateful day while walking his dog in the park. Discovered by a talent scout,
Boreanaz quickly signed with an agency.
His first brush toward fame came early when Boreanaz appeared as wild daughter
Kelly Bundy's (Christina Applegate) biker boyfriend Frank in an episode of the
hit American sitcom “Married... with Children” (1993). Boreanaz’s movie career
also started in 1993 with the films Aspen Extreme (1993) and Best of the Best 2
(1993, served as a props assistant). Three years later, he appeared as a vampire
victim in the horror film Macabre Pair of Shorts (1996).
In 1997, the actor received a big break when he was recruited to join the cast
of WB’s popular series “Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” playing the recurring role of
vampire Angel, Buffy’s unlikely love interest and netherworld ally. During his
tenure from 1997-1999 as a dark, sensitive and tortured vampire with a soul,
Boreanaz became famous and successfully collected legions of fans.
Led by the huge victory, executive producer Joss Whedon created the spin-off
series “Angel” (1999), which focused on the reformed vampire. The series also
starred Charisma Carpenter, Glenn Quinn and Alexis Denisof. Though the show did
not receive the phenomenal success of Buffy, the show maintained a small, but
loyal, cult-fan base until it was axed in 2004. As the series’ star, Boreanaz
acquired wide acclaim and took home two Saturn awards for Best Genre TV Actor in
2000 and Best Actor in a Television Series in 2003.
The outstanding achievement on the small screen opened more doors for Boreanaz.
In 2001, he landed the lead role of Adam Carr, opposite Denise Richards and
Katherine Heigl, in the horror movie Valentine. The following year, Boreanaz
costarred with Monica Potter and Anthony LaPaglia for the comedy-romance I'm
with Lucy (2002). In 2003, he also starred on Dido’s music video “White Flag.”
After Angel’s cancellation in 2004, Boreanaz returned to television with the
crime drama “Bones” (2005- ), portraying Seeley Booth, the agent routinely
saddled, initially against his will, with temperamental Temperance, whose
nickname is Bones. The series also cast Emily Deschanel as Temperance Brennan, a
forensic anthropologist regularly recruited by the FBI to investigate murders.
Created by Hart Hanson, the series is predicted to be a bigger hit in 2006.
While working on TV, Boreanaz also continued his film career. He first joined
Henry Thomas in the indie heist film The Hard Easy (2005) and then costarred
with Yuji Okumoto, Marcus Chong and Tito Ortiz in the Lance Mungia-directed
horror film The Crow: Wicked Prayer (2005). He next played Keith Clark in These
Girls (2005) and will soon star as Lance Valenteen in the comedy Mr. Fix It
(2005), which was helmed and written by Darin Ferriola. In 2006, Boreanaz is
scheduled to work with director/actor Alan Cumming for his horror movie
Suffering Man’s Charity (2006).
Saturn: Best Actor in a Television Series, Angel: The Series, 2003
Saturn: Best Genre TV Actor, Angel: The Series, 2000