David was born in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. At the young 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
|Jaime Bergman||(24 November 2001 - present) 2 children|
|Ingrid Quinn||(7 June 1997 - 1999) (divorced)|
Was discovered while walking his dog.
Sued by ex-landlord for allegedly trashing a house; denies the charge. [5 November 1998]
Graduated from Ithaca College with a degree from the Roy H. Park School of Communications. 
On People (USA) magazine's '50 Most Beautiful' list. 
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. [1 May 2002]
Ironically, played a vampire's victim in the movie 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 23, 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.
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.
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 opportunity to play "Bruce Wayne" in Batman Begins (2005) but turned it down.
If he wasn't an actor he would be an architect.
Loves animals (especially dogs).
Has two dogs named Fritz and Bertha Blue.
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 Rayne, was born on May 1st 2002 at 12.59am, weighing 8lb 9oz.
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 mother is Slovakian, his father is an Italian Catholic.
Announced that he and wife, Jaime Bergman, are expecting their second child [March 11, 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 (#3.9)" (2001) and "Angel: Orpheus (#4.15)" (2003). The tattoo makes it first appearance in "Bones: The Man in the Bear (#1.4)" (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 27, 2009].
Daughter, Bardot Vita Boreanaz, born August 31, 2009. She weighed 7 lbs. 14 oz.
His mother is a travel agent and his father is weatherman for ABC owned WPVI-TV.
Is of Slovak, Irish, German, Swiss, Italian and French descent.
[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)
(May 2011) 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.
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