David Boreanaz is an American actor, television producer, and director, known for playing the roles of vampire-turned-private investigator Angel on Buffy the Vampire Slayer and its spin-off Angel; FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth on the television crime procedural comedy-drama series Bones; and Jason Hayes in the military drama series SEAL Team. Take a look below for 25 more awesome and interesting facts about David Boreanaz.
1. Boreanaz was born on May 16, 1969, in Buffalo, New York, where his father, Dave Roberts, was working as a weather forecaster and children’s show host.
2. His mother, Patti Boreanaz, was a travel agent.
3. He has two older sisters, Bo and Beth.
4. He is of Italian and Slovene descent on his father’s side (the surname Boreanaz is of Slovenian origin and was originally spelled “Borjanac” or “Berginc”).
5. His mother is of half Slovak and part Irish, German, French and Swiss descent.
6. When Boreanaz was seven years old, the family moved to the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, area after his father took a job at WPVI-TV, the ABC affiliate in Philadelphia.
7. Boreanaz was raised Catholic and attended Rosemont School of the Holy Child at Rosemont, Pennsylvania and then high school at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, where he was a keen athlete and played on the school football team.
8. He graduated from Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York, in 1991 with a degree in cinema and photography.
9. Boreanaz moved to Los Angeles with a degree in filmmaking, but found it hard to gain work initially like other struggling actors.
10. Boreanaz slept on a couch which he shared at his sister’s place, visiting film sets and doing production assistant work in order to learn more about the industry he hoped to be more involved with.
11. He was a background extra in the 1993 movie Aspen Extreme as a fan waving at skiers.
12. He also prepared props for Best of the Best II (also released in 1993), which stars Eric Roberts, where he also had a small uncredited role; Boreanaz is seen briefly standing to the left, as the characters Tommy Lee and Alex enter a nightclub (which is a front for an illegal fighting ring).
13. Boreanaz’s first paid acting appearance was a 1993 guest spot on the American sitcom Married… with Children, as Kelly’s unfaithful biker boyfriend, who gets pummeled by her father, Al.
14. Boreanaz’s only starring role in a major theatrical film was in 2001’s slasher horror film, Valentine, alongside Denise Richards and Katherine Heigl.
15. In 2002, he had a supporting role in a movie titled I’m with Lucy.
16. In 2005, Boreanaz began starring opposite Emily Deschanel on the prime time television series, Bones.
17. On March 22, 2017, Boreanaz joined the cast of a CBS drama project based on the United States Navy SEALs. The project received a series order on May 12, 2017, and became known as SEAL Team.
18. Boreanaz was married to Ingrid Quinn from 1997 to 1999.
19. He wed actress Jaime Bergman on November 24, 2001. They have a son Jaden (Jaden Rayne Boreanaz, born May 1, 2002) and a daughter Bella (born Bardot Vita Boreanaz on August 31, 2009), whose name was later changed to Bella Vita Bardot Boreanaz.
20. In 2004, Boreanaz underwent reconstructive surgery on the anterior cruciate ligament of his left knee, a result of a running injury he suffered in high school that was not fully corrected at that time.
21. His recovery did not prevent Angel production from continuing, but did limit his mobility and physical activities in several episodes, including his directorial debut, “Soul Purpose”.
22. In 2010, Boreanaz admitted to having an extramarital affair with Rachel Uchitel, the same woman Tiger Woods was alleged to have cheated with on his wife. Shortly after Boreanaz’s admission of the affair, text messages emerged on the Internet showing that indeed the affair was sexual in nature.
23. At the time of Boreanaz’s affair, his wife was pregnant.
24. He was also accused of sexual harassment by a coworker on the set of Bones.
25. In 2013, Boreanaz, his wife and their friends Melissa and Aaron Ravo started the nail polish line Chrome Girl. The two wives run the day-to-day operations while their husbands help with the overall business.