Angel attended Northwestern University and majored in journalism. He was also part of the college's Graffiti Dancers.
He led a double life - by day an award winning journalist for "National Petroleum News" and then contributing editor for "Journal of Petroleum Marketing". And by night a dancer first with the Joel Hall Dancers - a Chicago Jazz dance troupe and then with the troupe he founded the Sex Police.
Angel had wanted to do something to promote AIDS awareness and he formed the dance/performance troupe in 1990. They perform dance, songs and skits at schools and colleges.
The Sex Police also run summer dance apprenticeship courses for teenagers. A number of the "apprentices" went on to join the Sex Police.
More recently the Sex Police has expanded to cover health, smoking, drugs and handguns in a program aimed at younger children and is called: Health and Safety Gladiators.
From 1994 to 1998 he wrote the Buddy Angel column for the Gay Chicago Magazine, highlighting he experiences as a gay Filipino man.
He used his life experiences to create the one man show "The Semen Tree".
In 2003 Angel was inducted into the Chicago Gay and Lesbian Hall of Fame.