Tall, dark, and handsome actor David Patrick Boreanaz (1969–) was born on this day in Buffalo, New York. The son of a popular television weatherman, David grew up in Philadelphia.
The story goes that as a youngster Boreanaz was inspired by Yul Brynner's performance in The King and I. Boreanaz explained that he loved the actor's "conviction, inner strength, his poise and his stature on stage... Anyone who’s got passion coming out of his eyes and his heart - and you can see that is pretty powerful."
A film major at New York's Ithaca College, Boreanaz's big break came when he was cast as Sarah Michelle Gellar's sexy vampire sweetheart on Joss Whedon's Buffy the Vampire Slayer (1997-1999) and Angel (1999-2005) spinoff.
Meant to be a guest star for seven episodes, Angel clicked with audiences and became a major recurring character, thanks to Boreanaz's talent and charisma. "I'm very fortunate," he said, "I just count my blessings every day."
As the FBI Special Agent Seeley Booth in the series Bones (2005-), Boreanaz again surrounded by the dead, solved crimes with brooding, but idealistic, intensity. And endearing humor.
About fame, he said, "You've got to take it when it's there because it's a short business. ... It'd be nice to retire to Italy."
May life bless you with goodness.