‘Seal Team’ Star David Boreanaz Describes How Jason Hayes Is Like Him

by Joe Rutland

David Boreanaz of Seal Team has some qualities that he shares with his character, Jason Hayes, on the Paramount+ series.

Boreanaz talked about it in a video clip released on the show’s account.

Seal Team is fully over on Paramount+ now as the streaming channel becomes its new home.

The actor has played Hayes since the show’s first season. Let’s listen in, Outsiders, as Boreanaz shares his perspective around playing Hayes.

“I think part of me is a part of him, and part of him is a part of me,” Boreanaz said. “Tapping into his leadership skills, tapping into his understanding of how to deal with an adversity.”

Sunday night’s episode is called “What’s Past Is Prologue.” The synopsis says “Bravo returns to Afghanistan to continue the fight against the Taliban, and the Team ruminates on America’s longtime involvement in the War on Terror.”

The new episode of Seal Team already is available on Paramount+. Each episode will drop on the streaming service at 3 a.m. Eastern, noon Pacific, each Sunday.

Other stars on the show include Max Thieriot, Jessica Pare, A.J. Buckley, Toni Trucks, and Neil Brown Jr.

Seal Team is in the middle of its fifth season. Outsiders, look for some additional intense scenes on the show throughout this season.

‘Seal Team’ Star Talks About What He Considers the ‘Mark’ of the Show

Boreanaz talked about directing an episode of Seal Team back in 2018. He talked about how writing and shooting an episode in real-time is “the mark” of the show.

He said that it’s a different type of show.

“It’s a different type of show,” Boreanaz said. “You’re really there with them. I love real-time contained episodes […] I think our show operates best in real-time.”

There aren’t that many flashback moments in the military-themed show.

But Seal Team used one of its episodes to portray the show’s characters’ experiences connected to 9/11.

Boreanaz said that is something “I’ve advocated for a long time, and we’ll see more of that.

“I think that’s really the mark of our show, being with these characters, live and in real-time, in their workplace and in their environment,” he said. “You thread in some personal moments and keep that alive with the characters to drive the plot.”

Seal Team does a solid job of putting fans into the action.

They’re as thrilling to film as they are to watch. Seal Team also puts viewers right in the characters’ perspectives when they are trying to deal with difficult personal issues.

For instance, when Jason’s daughter wanted to move in with her boyfriend, Jason’s stress was so prominent that fans also feel what Jason is feeling at that moment.