Having made a name for himself playing a blood-sucking vampire with a soul on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" (The WB/UPN, 1997-2003) and "Angel" (The WB, 1999-2004), actor David Boreanaz quickly rose up the ranks to become a leading performer on a number of hit TV shows. While he had few credits to his name - mainly an episode of "Married with Children" (Fox, 1987-1997) - Boreanaz was nonetheless thrust into the limelight as the existentially moody Angel on Joss Whedon's two hit shows. But it was his starring role on as a former Army sniper who keeps company with decomposing corpses on "Bones" (Fox, 2005- ) that turned him into a star. From there, Boreanaz branched out into features with a leading role in the horror thriller "Valentine" (2001) before settling into supporting parts in the romantic comedy "I'm With Lucy" (2002), the straight-to-DVD release "The Crow: Wicked Pair" (2005) and Whedon's cult sci-fi hit "Serenity" (2005). With each film role that showcased his comedic or guy-next-door capacity, Boreanaz was successfully able to dodge an eternity of special appearances at sci-fi conventions.