Powers Boothe

Actor, Painter
A dependable character actor for over three decades, Emmy winner Powers Boothe lent grit to powerful men on both sides of the moral fence in a variety of diverse projects like "Red Dawn" (1984), "Nixon" (1995) ... Read more »
Born: 05/31/1948 in Snyder, Texas, USA

Filmography

Actor (51)

Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For 2014 (Movie)

Senator Roark (Actor)

Justice League 2001 - 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Justice League Unlimited 2001 - 2006, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Voice

Nashville 2004 - 2005, 2012 - 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hatfields & McCoys 2011 - 2012 (TV Show)

Actor

The Avengers 2012 (Movie)

World Security Council (Actor)

MacGruber 2010 (Movie)

Colonel Faith (Actor)

24 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Edison & Leo 2007 (Movie)

George T. Edison (Voice)

The Final Season 2007 (Movie)

Jim Van Scoyoc (Actor)

Deadwood 2004 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Sin City 2005 (Movie)

Senator Roark (Actor)

Frailty 2002 (Movie)

Agent Wesley Doyle (Actor)

Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

Attila 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Attila: The Making of an Epic Mini-Series 2000 - 2001 (TV Show)

Actor

Men of Honor 2000 (Movie)

Captain Pullman (Actor)

The Spree 1997 - 1998 (TV Show)

Actor

U-Turn 1997 (Movie)

Sheriff Potter (Actor)

Nixon 1995 (Movie)

General Alexander M Haig Jr (Actor)

Sudden Death 1995 (Movie)

Joshua Foss (Actor)

Blue Sky 1994 (Movie)

Vince Johnson (Actor)

Mutant Species 1994 (Movie)

Frost (Actor)

Marked For Murder 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Tombstone 1993 (Movie)

Curly Bill (Actor)

Wild Card 1992 - 1993 (TV Show)

Actor

Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Narrator

Rapid Fire 1992 (Movie)

Lieutenant Mace Ryan (Actor)

Sapphire Man 1990 - 1991 (TV Show)

Actor

Family of Spies 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Extreme Prejudice 1987 (Movie)

Cash Bailey (Actor)

A Breed Apart 1986 (Movie)

Michael Walker (Actor)

Philip Marlowe, Private Eye 1982 - 1986 (TV Show)

Actor

The Emerald Forest 1985 (Movie)

Bill Markham (Actor)

Red Dawn 1984 (Movie)

Andy Tanner (Actor)

Southern Comfort 1981 (Movie)

Rifleman Charles Hardin (Actor)

Cruising 1980 (Movie)

Hankie Salesman (Actor)

The Cold Eye 1979 (Movie)

David (Actor)

24: Redemption (TV Show)

Actor

A Crime of Passion (TV Show)

Actor

A Cry For Love (TV Show)

Actor

By Dawn's Early Light (TV Show)

Actor

Dalva (TV Show)

Actor

Into the Homeland (TV Show)

Actor

Joan of Arc (TV Show)

Actor

Second Nature (TV Show)

Actor

Skag (TV Show)

Actor

The Plutonium Incident (TV Show)

Actor

True Women (TV Show)

Actor

Web of Deception (TV Show)

Actor
Art Department (1)

The Cold Eye 1979 (Movie)

set design (Set Designer)
Director (1)

Overture 1989 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

A dependable character actor for over three decades, Emmy winner Powers Boothe lent grit to powerful men on both sides of the moral fence in a variety of diverse projects like "Red Dawn" (1984), "Nixon" (1995), "Deadwood" (HBO, 2004-06), "24" (Fox, 2001-2010) and "The Avengers" (2012). Boothe made an indelible impression on audiences with his first major screen role as the deranged Reverend Jim Jones in "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones" (CBS, 1980) before making the leap to features with Walter Hill's "Southern Comfort" (1981). He soon became a favorite for directors like Hill and Oliver Stone, who cast Boothe as flinty bad guys in "Extreme Prejudice" (1987), "U Turn" (1990) and "Nixon" (1995). "Deadwood" brought him back to prominence with his complex turn as a brutal but emotionally wounded brothel owner, which in turn led to high-profile parts on "24" and significant smaller roles in "Sin City" (2005) and "The Avengers" (2012). Boothe's tough exterior and talent for intimate drama made him one of the most in-demand character actors in Hollywood.

Relationships

Pamela Boothe

Wife

Merrill V Boothe

Father

Emily K Boothe

Mother

Parisse Boothe

Daughter
born on June 12, 1983

Preston Boothe

Son
born on August 13, 1989

Riley Boothe

Brother
born in August 1945

Tommy Boothe

Brother
born in October 1943

EDUCATION

Southern Methodist University

Dallas , Texas

Milestones

2012

Co-starred with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in The History Channel miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys"

2012

Appeared as one of the world security council members in blockbuster hit "The Avengers"

2007

Joined the cast of "24" (Fox) in recurring role of Noah Daniels, the vice president to new U.S. President Wayne Palmer (D.B. Woodside)

2005

Cast in "Sin City," the feature adaptation of comic book icon Frank Miller's uber-noir series of graphic novels co-directed by Miller and Robert Rodriguez

2004

Cast as Cy Tolliver in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"

2001

Co-starred as a Roman general in "Attila" (USA Network)

2000

Co-starred in "Men of Honor"

1999

Landed featured role in the CBS miniseries "Joan of Arc"

1997

Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "True Women"

1997

Reteamed with Oliver Stone in "U-Turn"

1995

Portrayed Alexander Haig in the biopic "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone

1994

Acted opposite Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones in romantic drama "Blue Sky"

1993

Appeared in Western drama "Tombstone"

1992

Portrayed a former priest turned professional gambler in the USA Network movie "Wild Card"

1990

Starred as master spy John Walker Jr in the CBS miniseries "Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring"

1987

Cast as a father searching for his missing daughter in the HBO drama "Into the Homeland"

1985

Co-starred in "The Emerald Forest," helmed by John Boorman

1983

Played the title role in the five-part HBO miniseries "Philip Marlowe, Private Eye"

1981

First feature lead, "Southern Comfort," directed by Walter Hill

1980

Won acclaim for his portrayal of Rev. Jim Jones in the two-part CBS docudrama "Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones"; earned Emmy Award

1980

Cast as the hankie salesman in "Cruising," directed by William Friedkin

1979

Breakthrough stage role, the Broadway production of "Lone Star"

1977

First appeared on screen in "The Goodbye Girl" as one of the actors in the production of "Richard III"

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