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Poll: Will David Boreanaz be remembered as Angel or Booth?

Long after 'Bones' is off the air and David Boreanaz has retired from the acting scene, will he be more widely remembered for his role on 'Angel' as Angel, or on 'Bones' as Seely Booth?

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As I was writing about The Vampire Diaries last week and comparing Stefan on human blood to Buffy‘s Angelus (no contest), I got to thinking about David Boreanaz. He will always be Angel to me, even though his character on Bones, Seely Booth, is very popular and likable and going five seasons strong. Angel was a one-of-a-kind character, a modern day Jekyll and Hyde with fangs who was ready and willing to save the world, no matter what it took.

But when all is said and done, will David Boreanaz be best known for his portrayal of the vampire with a soul, or the FBI agent with a heart (and really cool socks)? On the one hand, Angel’s got a cult following that can’t be matched by the likes of Booth, but since Booth is more mainstream, maybe the audience will speak.

We can’t possibly know how the TV viewing universe weighs in on this issue, but we do know how the writers on CliqueClack’s staff feel about it. When I asked the question, Angel or Booth, our opinionated writers chimed in:

BRETT: As Angel. Because long after both shows have ended, those are the fans that are going to be tracking him. To put it simply, there is no community centered at a website called Hansonesque. [Preach it, Brett!]

RICH: I think for Bones, just because he’s more approachable as a character in that series. [Approachable doesn’t necessarily equal memorable….]

BOB: I think Brett has a good point. [Yep!]

I would agree that Angel is the more memorable character. He spanned two separate shows, and carried one all by himself. What would Booth be without Bones?

While Bones is one of the only procedurals I’ll watch (even though it’s been a few years), I feel like a serial is going to beat a procedural almost every time when it comes to character. Just by the nature of the storytelling, there is a lot more growth and change in a serial for the characters.

RICH: But Bones isn’t just a procedural like SVU. The character development is much deeper. Yes, they follow the usual pattern of murder-suspects-questioning-reveal, but it’s really secondary to the interactions of the characters. Or, rather, it helps move the characters’ stories along.

And, let’s remember that Angel was never alone in either Buffy or his own series. He had a lot of characters to work with on both shows. Would it have been the same if it had just been a series about a lone, mopey vampire with a soul who travels America righting wrongs? I have no idea. [I would argue that the show wouldn’t have been the same, but the character would have only been slightly different.]

The final thing to consider is who is watching Bones right now. You have folks who jumped into the show without knowing anything about the Buffyverse. But you also have a whole bunch of fans from that world who wanted to see how David did in his new role. Those fans, while still loving Angel, are getting used to the character David plays now.

Hmmmm … who has the best point? Three of us Whedon cultists have weighed in on the side of Angel, while Rich makes a strong (but wrong, really, really wrong) argument on Booth’s behalf. Weigh in with your thoughts in the poll and the comments.

Will David Boreanaz be best remembered for his role as Angel/Angelus or as Booth?

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67 Responses to “Poll: Will David Boreanaz be remembered as Angel or Booth?”

April 19, 2010 at 2:25 PM

That’s like asking if WIlliam Shatner will be remembered more for TJ Hooker or Star Trek. Sorry RIch, Brett’s right, whether or not Bones is better than CSI has no relevance. The Buffy collection of shows has a vastly larger following than Bones and therefor so do it’s characters. Have you ever seen pictures of Boreanaz signing autographs at a cop show convention? He does that all the time at Comic Con, and various Buffy and Sci Fi conventions.
Emily Deschanel won’t even be remembered as much as her sister Zooey Deschanel, since Zooey did Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy, neither will the show Bones be remembered as much as the character Bones from Star Trek. Sci Fi fan loyalty and pop culture impact outlasts all other large or small screen cinema.

April 19, 2010 at 3:07 PM

What Michael said.

Also: the guy’s in his thirties, don’t you think that he has at least another twenty years of acting in him?

April 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

LOL! I was thinking the same thing as I was writing the post — it felt like he had just died and I was writing a memorial! You’re right, he could end up with a much more memorable role than either of these two, so maybe a batter way of phrasing it would have been, “What is David Boreanaz most well-known for?” :-)

April 19, 2010 at 4:05 PM

:-)

To be honest the most memorable “Angel” scene to me is when Spike stands on top of a building in one of the first episodes, looking down into an alley, doing a voiceover for Angel and a woman Angel has just rescued…

“Quick, to the Angel-mobile”

*snicker*

I don’t know I don’t think Boreanaz is such a memorable actor in the first place. I’m glad for him that he managed to get another successful show on a major network like Alyson Hannigan. I’m happy for those two, but honestly it’s more the show “Buffy” I remember than “Angel” (even though the show was really kick-ass in Season 4 but that was after two abysmal seasons that made me want to gauge my eyes out). Don’t you quasi need to ask this question for her as well? And for Sarah Michelle Gellar? Will she be remembered for her role as Buffy, “Cruel Intentions”… or Scooby Doo? ;-)

I really hope he’ll get another show after “Bones”. I think the show is limiting him just like the role as Angel did. Even though he’s a model turned actor I think this guy can do more than this role of brooding loner with strong feelings.

April 19, 2010 at 5:42 PM

Bones goes to ComicCon every year. It’s not just a cop show. While SciFi followings might be crazy and vast, Bones’ following is also crazy and vast, I don’t really have an opinion on which he’ll be remembered for the most, just wanted to say that Hart Hanson and the Cast of Bones go to ComicCon and have interviews and panels and signings every year.

April 20, 2010 at 11:19 PM

The Bones cast goes to Comic Con every year. David even said he went to a convention recently where everyone was calling him “Bones” not Angel or Booth.

I think it’s obvious David is going to be known mostly for Angel but Buffyverse fans are beyond delusional. The show got like two and a half million viewers and it’s was on the WB. RELAX.

Emily being only known as Zooey’s sister is laughable since the only people who like her or know who she is are hipsters. She really isn’t that much more famous or successful than Emily.

April 19, 2010 at 3:53 PM

Isn’t that like asking if Richard Dean Anderson will be remembered for Stargate SG-1 or MacGyver?

I think both series are equally demonstrative of Boreanaz’s acting chops.

April 19, 2010 at 4:18 PM

David is fantastic as Angel and as Booth – I refuse to chose.

April 19, 2010 at 4:25 PM

David could very well have another hit series on his hands after Bones. He has starred in and contributed to three tv shows that hit 100 epis, count them 3.

April 19, 2010 at 5:13 PM

Good arguments on both sides.
I follow DB since the beginning, 13 years ago, and even if Booth is the perfect “nowadays” guy, I’ll stay with my first love : Angel.
Angel is epic and historic. And Whedon is Cult. We’ll see for Booth at the end of Bones.
I guess people who didn’t watch Angel at first, will prefer Booth.

And it’s alreay a good thing for DB to have two strong unforgettable characters !

April 19, 2010 at 5:55 PM

I saw buffy, angel (wich a like more), and currenly Bones (but im getting tired of it, and that NEVER happens with me and a series).

I think that Michael is right, most memorable characters are from Sci Fi shows, (because the fans are waaaay more loyal and invested that the regular viewers). In my case, DB will always be Angel, not because Booth is a bad character or something is wrong with him, actually i really like him more than bones, but i’m like a newly born bird, so i get imprinted with the very first character the actor plays, that’s just how i roll!!! :)

April 19, 2010 at 6:20 PM

Watched all of Angel as it aired, then Bones as well, but for some non-obsessed fans such as myself, it’s out of sight, out of mind, and the more recent (and higher rated) role dominates. The same will probably happen with his next starring role. And I understand that Bones has its own very rabid, 18-49 female fanbase with significant numbers.

April 19, 2010 at 7:07 PM

I’ve been a David Boreanaz fan since 1997. David will always be remembered as Angel. It was the role that made him into a star. He claimed the role as his own and grew so much as an actor. With David fans that have never seen BtVS or Angel, he will always be remembered as Booth. So, I don’t get why a poll was necessary. A huge percentage of media outlets list David as “former BtVS, Angel and Bones star”. So, he’ll always be remembered as Angel, first by the majority. *shrug*

April 19, 2010 at 7:17 PM

A poll was necessary so we could all have fun discussing this … nothing more, nothing deep — fun! :-)

April 20, 2010 at 12:58 PM

Thanks for clarifying! It’s definitely not a bad thing and I like reading what other fans think. We’re definitely kicking major bootie on the Angel-side :D

April 19, 2010 at 7:38 PM

First, I’m absolutely sure that David Boreanaz will not retire from the acting scene when “Bones” ends. Chances are he’ll get another role that could end up being even better than Angel and/or Booth. So the premise of this poll is kinda wrong…

Second, Angel or Booth? Almost like comparing apples and oranges. Genre show vs. romantic dramedy camouflaged as procedural. Intense brooding creature of the night, dark, prone to (deliciously) evil in happy circumstances vs. all-american man, strong dependable FBI agent with a funny light side and a romantic heart. Sure there are similarities – the need for justice and redemption (emphasized on Angel), the quirky/goofy sense of humor (emphasized on Booth), the charm and (subsequently) the appeal – but basically Booth and Angel are different characters. Which one will be remembered as the better? It depends on preferences, perspectives and allegiances. I can’t really choose: maybe I’d say Angel, but Boreanaz has improved as an actor while playing Booth (ok, it’s on par with his performance as Angelus but in a different style). It’s a matter of time and practice, cause Angel/Angelus as a dual character was more complex.
Fact is, with every role Boreanaz is improving and perfecting his acting skills. I see in David’s performance as Booth nuances in displaying subtle emotions that weren’t there in Angel. On the other hand Booth, as written by Hart Hanson, is somewhat restricted, the added nuances are all David’s.
So I’m curious to see David in the next venture, the next role, cause I have a feeling that one is gonna be his best!

April 19, 2010 at 8:52 PM

I didn’t get a chance to chime in in time for the post, but:

One of them has a comic book, and the other does not… :P

April 19, 2010 at 8:58 PM

Well, my opinion is that because Boreanaz began on ‘Buffy’ as the ‘vampire with a soul’ ANGEL, and next, moved on to his OWN SERIES (because of that vampire role he portrayed on Buffy) … then after ‘Angel’… moved on once again, this time with a crime drama called ‘Bones’ starring as FBI Special Agent, Seeley Booth, I can make this ‘outcome’ easy to figure out as ‘which character’ should be in my memory forever.

Lemme just say that if Boreanaz would end up with a show called ‘Booth’ (or something similar with his FBI character) … then I’d say my answer would be to remember the character of Booth. But, in all honesty, most fans that watch ‘Bones’ are fans from his earlier days with ‘Buffy’ and ‘Angel’ anyway … so, I for one, would have to side with his former character of Angel. Besides, the ‘well-known fact’ that his ‘Angel’ role is what catapulted Boreanaz into the spotlight of actual fame/success/stardom in the first place. So really, how could that not be taken into account ??

Another point for me … is seeing Emily Deschanel with Boreanaz, and how, although Bones and Booth have created GREAT ‘chemistry’ together (although, to further mention … the whole “will they” or “won’t they” saga — is getting more & more boring to wait for the ‘what is the answer’ results … and alot faster than the Moonlighting series ever put that saga ‘on hold’ either) … that can in NO WAY even compare to the INTENSE ‘passion’ that Sarah Michelle Gellar had with Boreanaz. Oh My !! … whether it was their ‘steamy’ romantic lust, or ‘coming to the rescue’ to save the day (oh, those ‘action-packed’ fight scenes) … there is definitely NO CONTEST as to why the Angel character should be THE ONE who is REMEMBERED over the Booth character !!

and Sebastian … in case you didn’t know, Boreanaz will be 41 this May. So, to correct your post … the guy’s in his F-O-R-T-I-E-S !!

April 20, 2010 at 11:25 AM

Judie, to this day, I watch my DVDs and hope Buffy and Angel will get it together!

April 20, 2010 at 11:23 PM

No! Buffy and Spike!!!!!!

:)

April 19, 2010 at 9:16 PM

I agree with Nicole and Judie.

It’s definitely Angel !!

April 20, 2010 at 11:22 AM

I don’t watch Bones, although I have read one of the books and it was pretty kickass. Whenever I see a Bones commercial, though, I’m instantly reminded of Angel. I loved David Boreanaz from the second he stepped on screen on Buffy, and he’ll always be Angel to me.

I’m sure he’s great on Bones, but his legacy is definitely Angel. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, either. Most of his fans will follow him wherever he goes, and he’ll always be recognized. Maybe he won’t reach Johnny Depp status, but he’ll always have a hardcore underground following — which, in these days, is just as good.

April 20, 2010 at 12:54 PM

He was great as Angel. I think he’s got a wider appeal as Booth and has been terrific in this role too.

April 20, 2010 at 2:28 PM

I watch Bones, but David Boreanaz will always be Angel to me… Even while I watch Bones, I keep thinking of him as Angel.
(Something similar happened to me with Jack from Lost, who will always be Charlie from Party of Five to me. The funny thing is, even though there IS a character called Charlie in Lost, no one EVER misunderstood me when I spoke of Charlie and meant Jack).

April 20, 2010 at 6:54 PM

Voted for Angel. Maybe ’cause he was the first. But I also love Booth so much.

April 20, 2010 at 7:28 PM

ANGEL! Hands down! Vampire with a Soul trumps FBI agent any way you put it. Angel was( and still is) such an original character while we have countless FBI/CSI/NCIS/SVU agents on screen.

And plus you are right, Booth couldn’t carry a show by himself. No matter how you slice it, Bones is the leading/original character in the series :)

April 20, 2010 at 7:56 PM

I was never an Angel fan. In fact I HATED the character and I like Booth BUT, hands-down the character he’ll be remembered for is Angel. Buffyverse is much more iconic than Bones. You don’t see people teaching college classes around Bones or writing thesis or books and you do on Buffyverse.

April 20, 2010 at 11:10 PM

Angel-Vamp with a soul-one moment of true happieness makes him evil!Great stuff!I wish he and the rest of Buffy/Angel crew would make a movie already!Twilight-please!

April 20, 2010 at 11:21 PM

Though I’m a huge Bones fan there’s no doubt he will be most remembered as Angel. Not only it’s a much more well developed character(cause let’s face it no one creates those like the master) but also the following to the Buffyverse is a lot more *intense*, for the lack of a better word. lol There’s no comparison. :)

April 21, 2010 at 2:50 AM

Sorry to all the Whedon hopefuls, but he will be remembered as Booth to most people who don’t live and breathe on the Internet. Bones is pulling in twice the viewership of Buffy’s best season. And as one commenter stated, Bones is a great show that mixes character development and procedural investigation well. It has all the markings of a show that will be remembered for a long time.

I don’t doubt that the few die-hard Buffy/Angel fans out there will continue to remember Boreanaz’s roots. But it’s just not likely that most people will. When referring to Boreanaz in future roles, people will say: “You know, that guy from Bones!”

April 21, 2010 at 3:22 AM

Buffy & Angel were a more groundbreaking, as shows & as characters… & came 1st, so more likely 2b remembered, imho

April 21, 2010 at 3:24 AM

I think that those of us who “met” David as Angel will always think of him as Angel…. I loved that vampire… and I was not a 13 year old girl when BTVS first hit the television screens… I’m a couple of years older than him and I fell for that face the minute he stepped onto my tv screen…and I still love him (much to my husbands disgust!).. those that have only known him as Booth and have connected with him as that character will probably always think of him as Booth. I love the show Bones and he is the perfect FBI guy… but as soon as I hear his name, or see his photo… I automatically think Angel… it’s ingrained in me…

April 21, 2010 at 3:31 AM

Buffy’s boyfriend or Brennan’s boyfriend?

The afroman from Dido’s clip, yep, that’s it.

April 21, 2010 at 8:02 AM

Angel was a memorable character. I think Boreanaz will be remembered more for it than Booth.

Booth is a great character too but the show’s writers have the tendency to nerf the Booth character and have him act ridiculous. Bones is the memorable character on that show. Her character is pretty much omnipotent.

April 21, 2010 at 9:44 AM

I grew up watching him on Buffy and then on Angel so that is what I think of first with him. I think those who only started watching him on Bones will think of him that way. I think that any actor is remembered differently by different people. For example, Julia Roberts for me will always be from Pretty Woman. She has done so many other amazing roles but that movie was the very first time I saw her in a film. It’s not a bad thing that he’s remembered as Angel. It was a great iconic character of its time and he should be proud of that role.

April 21, 2010 at 12:26 PM

I enjoy Bones, but I don’t think I ever watch it without thinking of David Boreanaz as Angel. Not that Boreanaz does not do a good job with the character of Booth, it’s just that Buffy & Angel had such a huge impact for me; the Buffyverse will always hold a place in my heart!

April 21, 2010 at 12:57 PM

I don’t think David Boreanaz likes to be remembered mainly as Angel but like it or not, he is.

April 21, 2010 at 2:32 PM

Funny how a discussion about Boreanaz’s characters was hijacked by “Bones” fans pretending to “vote” for Angel (when some of them have never watched the show) only to emphasize the importance of being…Bones. Truth is Boreanaz has become a leading actor with his own strong loyal fanbase, who can ensure good ratings for any tv show. Bones and Booth as characters are equally important in the tv series. Deschanel and Boreanaz aren’t. Without David Boreanaz “Bones” would tank and I believe “Bones” fans wouldn’t want to bet on it. Booth could, hypothetically, get a spin off and the character would carry the show just fine thanks to DB. He did it once successfully; he could do it again no doubt about it. Boreanaz has demonstrated he can carry not just one show, but two shows brilliantly through 5 seasons. Deschanel has yet to prove it.
Without Boreanaz there would be no “Bones”. Who dares to bet againt it?

April 21, 2010 at 3:51 PM

I agree so hard, LD! LOL DB is the only reason why Bones is still on the air! I have to add that Angel is the more iconic, important character, in this scenario and if it wasn’t for his role as Angel, he wouldn’t be where he is, today.

April 21, 2010 at 8:02 PM

Plus Booth is the only one to call her BONES so the show would not be BONES with out him :)

April 22, 2010 at 5:29 PM

I have watched Buffy but when I think of David, I will think of Booth first and Angel second. Most of the people who are not sci-fi geeks don’t know anything about Buffy or Angel. This is why the Buffyverse annoys me so much. Not everyone watched Buffy and some people like Bones more. That’s just the truth.

April 21, 2010 at 3:15 PM

In the real world if you show a person of David Boreanaz in Angel and a picture of him from Bones. No one would have a clue what Angel is / was and everyone would know him from Bones.

Bones is watched by 10 million people on a real network with reruns on TBS or TNT or TNN. Angel was a spinoff on a joke of a network.

April 25, 2010 at 5:21 AM

UHH actually FOX did the Angel spin off so I really don’t think its a joke of a network and there are still Angel reruns on TNT so u might want to fact check before u say stuff….and really Hot Cop or Hot Vamp…We can be together we just choose not to or Love so deep but if we do it I’ll kill you…really do I have to say it? I absoluetly love Bones but OMG Buffy and Angel hello WAY WAY better. so for me hes gunna be Angel always just like James Marsters will always be Spike

April 21, 2010 at 5:02 PM

I’m a Bones fan through and through and I love Seeley Booth. But sometimes, I look at Booth and I’m like “do you realize that you used to be a vampire??? So weird !” but that’s only because I knew both Buffy and Angel, even though I never really watched any of the two shows (I can even admit that I never watched Angel (!), whereas I did try to see the last episodes of Buffy ) So I think to people around their 30s, Mr B will be remembered as Angel, to younger ones as Booth.

BUT and that’s big one, Bones may have gained attention by reaching it’s 100th episode (Yeaaaaaaaaaah ! Go Bones !) but the show is not as popular as Buffy (I don’t know about Angel)so for Mr B to be remembered as Booth, the show would need to gain even more momentum and would need to be watched by more people (in France where I’m writting from for example, Bones is not that popular, whereas Buffy used to be a real hit !)

April 21, 2010 at 7:16 PM

Definitely Angel. When Boreanaz can’t get acting jobs anymore, he’ll be doing sci-fi cons as Angel.

April 21, 2010 at 8:06 PM

Oh applause, applause, Nicole !!

Absolutely, ‘most definitely — 100% indeed’ Boreanaz would NOT be where he is today, if it was NOT for his role of Angel.

My Goodness !! How many times do I have to remind people (that OBVIOUSLY are NOT taking into account) that his Angel character (from ‘Buffy’) was what catapulted Boreanaz into the spotlight of fame/success/stardom. So, with that PROVEN fact … how can we really say if Boreanaz would have had his OWN ‘Angel’ SERIES or ended up starring in ‘Bones’ next … if his role of ‘Angel’ never happened ?? Again, the ‘actual proof’ is that we all know Boreanaz didn’t become F-A-M-O-U-S from his role as Kelly’s biker-boyfriend on that ‘Married with Children’ episode. So, I applaud his BIG BREAK (and very, very ‘loudly’ too) that he received because of his Angel role !! As without that role … who knows if we would’ve ever heard of David Boreanaz, or even had the pleasure of watching him on ‘Angel’ or ‘Bones’ !! Really, I am “”SO-OOOOOOOO THANKFUL”” … because that Angel character is the ONLY REASON we are BLESSED with seeing Boreanaz on the TV screen today. I, for one … will NEVER FORGET that !!

And now to Oreo … BIG NEWSFLASH !! The ‘Angel’ series ALSO has ‘back-to-back’ rerun episodes shown on TNT every morning … besides, the ‘Buffy’ series having reruns late night on LOGO. So, just wanted to clarify that, since you didn’t mention it. HA! So much for your theory on saying there’s ONLY ‘Bones’ reruns out there !!

April 21, 2010 at 11:51 PM

Now, it’s my turn to give YOU a huge applause! I totally agree with everything you’ve said. Including the comment to Oreo lmao I was just going to say that TNT shows two Angel episodes every damn morning! DB totally got that big break from “Buffy”. I just love how he grew as an actor from Buffy, then to Angel. We saw him transition and I might sound sappy but it was a beautiful thing lol We were definitely blessed by Whedonverse to have DB on our screens every week.

April 21, 2010 at 8:32 PM

David, for me, will always be Angel. It’s the first role I saw him in and he played Angel for so long. I’m now addicted to Bones as well, so I’m wondering if it’s actually the shows that change my brain receptors or David? Always Angel, but Booth is my current crush!

April 21, 2010 at 9:24 PM

I saw him on Bones first, and then I watched him on Buffy and Angel, but he will always be Angel to me because that role made more of an impact. Don’t get me wrong, I love him as Booth, but I do think more people know and love him as Angel. I also believe that Angel could have stood on his own as a character. He didn’t need all those other people around him, but they helped to make the show better. Booth needs Bones to make him who he is.

April 22, 2010 at 11:23 AM

Booth could DEFINITELY work WITHOUT Bones. He doesn’t need her because David Boreanaz is the one who attracts viewers, you can build an entire show around him. Without Booth, Bones is just an UNPLEASANT awkward character in a FORMULAIC story. Dr. Brennan wouldn’t work without her counterpoint Booth. Deschanel wouldn’t work without the chemistry with Boreanaz and it’s mainly David’s merit: he had stellar chemistry with most of his female partners, Buffy, Darla, Cordelia, the police woman from the first season of Angel, and finally Brennan.
That being said, while Booth is a great character that stands on its own two feet, Angel is what defines David Boreanaz because BUFFY and ANGEL had and still have, after all these years, a big following. BONES has some mainstream appeal but the show is ordinary: without the chemistry between the leads it would be just b-o-r-i-n-g. When BONES will end few people will talk about it, and BESIDES Boreanaz, who has a steady acting/directing career, nobody else will be remembered.

April 22, 2010 at 4:02 PM

David’s fans are borderline delusional. Most of the people in the Bones fanbase watched the X files not Buffy. None of my friends or my family know anything about David or who he is. Actually my aunt knows about him because she thinks he cheated on his wife. Saying he can carry a show on his is ridiculous. Booth just like Angel started out as a love interest. That’s all. Watch the 1st season of Buffy and Bones. Both Booth and Angel were hardly developed.

I don’t know who will be successful after Bones ends. Emily likes her vacation time but before Bones she did do a few roles. However you saying David is going to be remembered is just laughable since he is the worst actor on both shows. Well except for Charisma…

April 25, 2010 at 5:30 AM

ok for one u suck for that comment cuz do u know how many people will remember DB uhh duh only like millions…do u even have a grasp on how many Buffy and Angel fans there are just saying that
its laughable for him to be remembered is just dumb because hes been an icon for a long long time hell people will remember him after u are gone and forgotten so just try not to be mad that hes famous and ur not.

April 22, 2010 at 1:32 PM

In my opinion, David Boreanaz now has enough character variety to be remembered simply as David Boreanaz and not just one of his characters. With three insanely successful TV shows, two characters that, although they have similar Knight-in-Shining-Armour characteristics, are very different, and a few movies up his sleeve, I think it’s safe to say he is definitely not a one-hit-wonder. Mr. Boreanaz will surely go on to make another great TV show after Bones is finished, and fans will then be wondering if that is the performance he will be remembered for. I will always think of him as a fantastic actor, no matter what the role.

April 22, 2010 at 1:37 PM

He will always be Angel to me. I can’t even watch Bones because I dislike Deschanel so much (so much that I can’t even watch DB). I am so very happy though that he did get such a following after Angel.

April 22, 2010 at 5:19 PM

Boreanaz is the most well known actor from “Bones”. He’s the only one who had a conference call ON HIS OWN to talk about the 100th episode, which he was offered to direct. He already gets a special treatment from TPTB over at Fox Television. He’s the highest rated actor amongst the cast of “Bones” and the one from “Bones” that Fox’s ‘suits’ bet on in regards to the future. It’s a well known fact. Just ask around, and I’m not talking about blogs/forums on the net ;)
Again, deny the reality and bet against it, see what’s going to happen in a couple of years!

April 22, 2010 at 5:39 PM

Hmmm, after reading several additional comments here, it seems there’s alot of people mentioning how DB will ALWAYS be Angel to them, yet, the Booth votes are catching up to the Angel ones ?? Now, how is that happening ??

After talking to a friend of mine, who posts on several ‘Bones’ forums, they said there’s a link to this website on those forums. Like that’s real fair !!!! No wonder, the Angel votes are diminishing fast. Still, no matter, it’s time to FIGHT FIRE with FIRE. I’m linking this website to alot of Buffy and Angel forums (that I know of) as I type. Now this VOTING POLL should get interesting, and pretty quick, too.

And again to Judie and Nicole, I applaud you both, too. You gals are AWESOME !!!! (and especially your replies to Oreo) rofl, rofl, rofl, rofl !!!!

Once again, F-O-R-E-V-E-R A–N–G–E–L !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

April 22, 2010 at 6:09 PM

Sorry to interrupt the “Angel”/”Buffy” fans (more power to you, guys and girls) but I have something to add to my previous post.

@ mack: To say that generally people don’t know David Boreanaz (mostly as Angel of course) is ridiculous and proof of lying. People in Roumania or Bulgaria know about Angel!!! Boreanaz is a television star. He probably will never make it to the big screen, but on television he already has a place and status. People from the industry know who Caleb Deschanel is and has done; amongst the viewers, Dechanel has recently become a familiar name but it’s Zooey people know and talk about. Most don’t even know Zooey has a sister. Between David Boreanaz and Emily(not Zooey)Deschanel, Boreanaz is the most famous one and has the brightest future on television. That’s a fact, no matter how much you dislike it. Stating the opposite won’t change the reality.

Sorry for the interruption.

April 22, 2010 at 9:15 PM

When did I say that Emily would have a more successful career than David after Bones? I said we don’t know what will happen after the show ends. David is the most famous but there are tons of shows when the more famous actor on the show career flops. Thanks for twisting my words.

Actually I am very serious when I say none of my friends or my family knows who David is. If you weren’t a teenager around the time Buffy/Angel came on, then you most likely didn’t watch Buffy. Plus, there are tons of people who don’t like Sci-fi. It would be the same thing if there was a poll asking people if they know Blake Lively from her movie roles or from Gossip Girls. Many adults do not watch Gossip Girl so they don’t know who she is or they know her from her movies.

Gossip Girl just like Buffy and tons of other shows are aired in different places all over the world. Saying that people know him in Bulgaria doesn’t make David any more famous.

April 23, 2010 at 12:16 AM

I just thought I would clarify. I like Bones but Buffy is the better show. The reason I am responding this way is because the Buffyverse fandom annoys me a great deal. I think the person who made this poll had good intentions but the first person who commented bashed Bones and the other actors on the show. It’s fine to think Buffy is the best show in the world and you are entitled to your own opinion but why do you have to bash other shows to get your point across?

David will probably be known mostly for Angel. I voted for Booth because when I think of David Boreanaz, Booth is the first thing that comes into my mind. And although many of you refuse to believe it, David didn’t really bring that many viewers into Bones. He was on a UPN/WB show! It’s the same way with the Supernatural fans. It’s hard for them to accept that no one knows who Jared or Jensen is except for other SPN fans.

April 25, 2010 at 5:39 AM

Actually Jared and Jensen were both on other wb shows to begin with and have both been in (while not the greatest) movies and house of wax was pretty popular even though it sucked and 10 inch hero wasnt that bad of a movie but i dont think the part really fit Jensen. Jared was on Gillmore Girls and Jensen was on Smallville so yeah its not like the only thing they were in was supernatural tho that is what they will be remembered the best in.

April 23, 2010 at 2:00 AM

Booth fans have more stamina than Angel fans.
Booth is now winning!!
Go Booth!

April 23, 2010 at 10:53 AM

You people are kind of stupid – sorry to call you harsh names. It’s not about Bones fans versus Angel fans, it’s not about your childish battles and throwing stones at each other.
It’s about David Boreanaz. Will David be remembered for playing Angel or Booth? Personally I think Angel (for the late ’90s), Booth (first decade of the 2000s) and whatever role he’ll play next. DB is here to sta – he’s already a sort of TV George Clooney. As one of the first posters said, at 41 DB has at least two decades of acting ahead of him. 5 years from now we’ll debate over his next role, 10 years – another one and so on…

BTW: In terms of fandom, Buffy@Angel beats Bones every day, anyway you slice it. I’m not talking about the forums, that make what? 500 – 1000 – 2000 people? Fandom means a lot more people all over the world who follow a show, a franchise or a specific actor for decades. Bones fandom although pretty vocal is actually small compared to Whedonverse. Bones is a current show – of course there would be fans to talk about it. Buffy&Angel ended so long ago – and so many are keeping the verse alive and will continue to do it. When Bones ends – 2 or 3 years later even the most vocal fans will forget about it. One more thing: both Angel and Buffy, although aired on WB/UPN, were produced by Fox, just like Bones. So the is futile. Boreanaz has done Buffy, Angel and Bones under contract with Fox Television.

April 24, 2010 at 3:58 PM

I love Booth, but Angel is Immortal
…Angel Always&Forever

April 28, 2010 at 8:12 AM

This is ridiculous!Ofcourse DB is known as Booth.OK,so maybe there were some obsessive fans in Buffyverse,but Bones has them too.And it’s a fact.I’m not saying this because of a baseless bias or because Bones for me is life.It’s actually happened on many occasions that I bring up DB and I get a questioning look in response.When I try-‘Buffy,Angel..’it’s met with a frown and ‘I’ve *heard* of it, don’t know it really’.When I say Booth on Bones, it’s always, ‘OH!HIM!Ofcourse I know him.I love that guy.He’s SO hot!’.This is a random example,but it says a lot;even my HISTORY teacher,around forty+ asked us to stop daydreaming the other day and said she knows we’d rather be thinking about Booth and watching Bones but we’re stuck with the British Conquests.And she didn’t even know I watched the show.I asked her about it after class,and she very happily declared she’s started watching because of pressure from her daughters and absolutely loves that Booth character.I almost fainted haha.And this is in India,yeah?Typical Malyali lady,completely clueless about Hollywood,don’t even mention television.
Besides,not that it really pertains to this discussion,but David is kinda embarrassed by the Angel phase at some level,and would never want to be remembered for that.He sees it as a means to an end,something that got him success and an opening to enter the industry.

May 7, 2010 at 7:40 AM

Angel is best =o***……He is a very sexy and cool….Booth is hmmm…..is stupid =o)))

May 9, 2010 at 4:20 AM

Though I like both Angel(us) and Booth, I have to say that I fell in love with Angel. Booth is funny, but hey… He can live in the daylight. And I think it is easier for a character like Booth to survive on screen, because there are more like him. Angel is definitly one of a kind!

July 2, 2010 at 8:48 AM

I started watching Bones first.
And Then after I finished watching all of bones, I ventured on and watched the entire Angel series. And I have got to say, it could easily swing both ways.
But even though I started watching bones first… I think I may see David Boreanaz as Angel, if anything.