David Boreanaz is one of those actors who constantly delivers.
Since he first appeared in the pilot episode of Buffy the Vampire Slayer in 1997 as Angel the vampire cursed with a soul, Boreanaz has been in the forefront of every television drama in which he’s been cast. After recurring in season one of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, David Boreanaz was upped to series regular in seasons two and three before departing to star in his own show Angel (a spin-off of Buffy the Vampire Slayer ) which moved his vampire character to Los Angeles to continue fighting the good fight against evil.
After Angel ended its five season run in 2004, Boreanaz immediately found work on Bones as one of the leads (along with Emily Deschanel). On the forensic crime procedural drama, David played FBI Special Agent Seely Booth. Bones aired on Fox from September 13, 2005 until March 28, 2017.
However once Bones was canceled, David Boreanaz wasn’t unemployed for long, finding work on his current series CBS’ Seal Team. This time he’s Jason Hayes, the leader of a group of Navy Seals known as Bravo Team. This team undertakes extremely dangerous missions in every episode showing how compassion and team work go hand-in-hand.
What is it about David Boreanaz that has allowed him steady work as a television actor (which is no small feat) for twenty-two years? The obvious answer is talent. In every character he plays, Boreanaz brings depth that transcends the written word (the script) to the screen (the performance). How else would you explain being a series lead on three different genre series on three different networks (The WB, Fox and CBS)? To go from playing a vampire to an FBI Agent to a Navy Seal leader…amazing.
David Boreanaz brings strength to every role he plays. Additionally, he adds heart to his characters. Angel’s heart may have stopped beating once he became a vampire, but as portrayed by Boreanaz, there was no question whether he could love.
It’s appropriate that David Boreanaz plays a leader on Seal Team as he’s been a leading man for two decades. Bravo Team deserves an extra bravo for having David Boreanaz at its helm.
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