David Boreanaz (born May 16, 1969) is an American actor, was born on May 16, 1969 in Buffalo, New York and grew up in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where his father, Dave Roberts, is a weatherman for channel WPVI-TV and his mother, Patti Boreanaz, is a travel agent. He is of Italian descent (the surname Boreanaz is of Northern Italian origin). He is Roman Catholic. Boreanaz attended high school at Malvern Preparatory School in Malvern, Pennsylvania, and went to college at Ithaca College in Ithaca, New York. After graduating, Boreanaz moved to Hollywood, California to pursue an acting career. Boreanaz's first acting appearance was a guest spot on the hit American sitcom, Married... with Children, as Kelly's biker boyfriend. He was cast in the television series Buffy the Vampire Slayer, after encouragement from his first wife, an Irish woman named Ingrid Quinn, to audition. In the cult series, he played the mysterious Angel, a vampire with a soul. The show became enormously successful and Boreanaz starred in a spin-off series, Angel, which gave the character a chance to evolve and concentrated on Angel's battle for redemption. He appeared on Buffy from 1997 to 1999, at which point he began starring in Angel, which ran until 2004.

Boreanaz's only starring role in a major theatrical film was in 2001's slasher horror film, Valentine, alongside Denise Richards and Katherine Heigl. In 2003, he appeared in the music video for singer Dido's "White Flag", and was the voice of Leon (Squall Leonhart) in the video game Kingdom Hearts, but he did not reprise his role in the sequel. In 2005, Boreanaz began starring opposite Emily Deschanel on the current prime time television series, Bones. He also appeared in These Girls, a Canadian film in which he played a biker; the film received a limited theatrical release in Canada in March 2006, after premiering at the Toronto Film Festival and the Vancouver International Film Festival. He has also starred in the independent films Mr. Fix it and Suffering Man's Charity (also called "Ghost Writer"), as well as the direct-to-DVD "The Crow: Wicked Prayer". In that same year, he also voiced Hal Jordan in the direct to video DC Comics animated feature Justice League: The New Frontier. In the season 3 finale of his TV series Bones, Booth is seen in his bathtub reading an issue of Green Lantern, the character he voiced in the Justice League: The New Frontier movie. As well as being an executive producer of Bones since its third season, Boreanaz also directed the episode "The Bones That Foam." This was his second time as a director; in Angel's fifth and final season Boreanaz directed the episode "Soul Purpose".

Boreanaz lives in Los Angeles, California. He was married to Ingrid Quinn from June 7, 1997 to October 1999, and married actress and model Jaime Bergman on November 24, 2001. He and Jaime had a son, Jaden Rayne, whose birthday is on May 1, 2002; they are currently expecting their second child (a girl) in 2009. He is a Philadelphia Flyers fan.

David has a Kanji tattoo on each wrist, one means "Soul" and the other means "Destiny". His wife, Jamie, has the same tattoos.

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