Powers Boothe

Biography

Date of Birth 1 June 1948, Snyder, Texas, USA Birth Name Powers Allen Boothe Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m) Mini Biography American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. Leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) (TV). IMDb Mini Biography By: André Hansson Spouse Pam Cole (25 May 1969 - present) 2 children Trade Mark Frequently plays authority figures, military or government agents or clergy. Deep, gravelly voice and long face. Trivia He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Southwest Texas State University. In September of 1980, in an act of defiance, he showed up at the Emmy Awards ceremony to collect the award he had won for playing Jim Jones. The Screen Actors Guild was in the middle of a strike and members boycotted the ceremony until the strike was settled. He was the only winner in an acting category who showed up. The incident was referenced in the James L. Brooks film, I'll Do Anything (1994). His first film role was as a Bolivian bandito in the 1969 classic, "Butch Cassidy And The Sundance Kid". He had no lines and did not receive a credit. Father of Parisse Boothe. During the 1980 actor's strike, he was one of the few nominees to attend the Emmy Awards ceremony, and the only winner to accept his award in person. Born to Merrill Vestal Boothe and his wife Emily Kathryn Reeves. Has Native American ancestry. For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliot, Michael Biehn, Brad Pitt, Girard Swan and Leonardo DiCaprio. He was named after a friend of his father's that was killed in World War II. He earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University and went on to become a resident actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Company. He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2009 in Austin, Tx. Personal Quotes "This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest...I also thought long and hard whether or not I would attend, but I came here because this is America and one must do what one believes. I believe in the Academy. I also believe in my fellow actors in their stand." - accepting his Emmy, 1980. Hell, I've played as many guys who get the girl as I have heavies. I've done love scenes with Jessica Lange [Blue Sky] and Jennifer Lopez [U-Turn], and I won't kid you, they're fun. I've been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to pick and choose the parts I play. I've also been lucky to always be involved with quality actors, quality directors, quality writers. One role leads to another. For the first 10 years [that] I was a professional actor, all I did was Shakespeare. And the show I did in New York that brought me out [to L.A.] was a flat-out comedy. And they never let me do comedy. - 2007 quote on his beginning as an actor.

Expand
Person Photo
Known For
Movie Poster

Southern Comfort

Hardin

Movie Poster

Rapid Fire

Mace Ryan

Movie Poster

The Emerald Forest

Bill Markham

Movie Poster

Attila

Flavius Aetius

Movie Poster

Nixon

Alexander Haig

Movie Poster

MacGruber

Colonel Faith

Movie Poster

Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Lex Luthor (voice)

Movie Poster

By Dawn's Early Light

Maj. Cassidy

Movie Poster

Guns, Girls And Gambling

The Rancher

Movie Poster

The Final Season

Jim Van Scoyoc

Starring In
Movie Poster

Sin City: A Dame to Kill For

Senator Roark

Movie Poster

Milius

Himself

Movie Poster

The Avengers

World Security Council

Movie Poster

Guns, Girls And Gambling

The Rancher

Movie Poster

MacGruber

Colonel Faith

Movie Poster

24: Redemption

Vice President Noah Daniels (14 episodes, 2007)

Movie Poster

Edison & Leo

George T. Edison (voice)

Movie Poster

The Final Season

Jim Van Scoyoc

Movie Poster

24 Hours - Season 6

Vice President Noah Daniels

Movie Poster

Superman: Brainiac Attacks

Lex Luthor (voice)

Movie Poster

24 - Season 6

Vice President Noah Daniels (14 episodes, 2007)

Movie Poster

24 Hours Season 1-5 Boxset

Vice President Noah Daniels (14 episodes, 2007)

Movie Poster

Sin City

Senator Roark

Movie Poster

Second Nature

Kelton Reed

Movie Poster

Justice League - The Brave and the Bold (DC Comics Kids Collection)

Grodd (voice)

Movie Poster

Frailty

FBI Agent Wesley Doyle

Movie Poster

Attila

Flavius Aetius

Movie Poster

Men of Honor

Captain Pullman

Movie Poster

Joan of Arc

Jacques D'Arc

Movie Poster

True Women

Bartlett McClure

Movie Poster

U Turn

Sheriff Potter

Movie Poster

Dalva

Sam

Movie Poster

Sudden Death

Joshua Foss

Movie Poster

Nixon

Alexander Haig

Movie Poster

Mutant Species

Frost

Movie Poster

Blue Sky

Col. Vincent 'Vince' Johnson

Movie Poster

Web Of Deception

Dr. Philip Benesch

Movie Poster

Tombstone

Curly Bill Brocius

Movie Poster

Rapid Fire

Mace Ryan

Movie Poster

By Dawn's Early Light

Maj. Cassidy

Movie Poster

Extreme Prejudice

Cash Bailey

Movie Poster

The Emerald Forest

Bill Markham

Movie Poster

Red Dawn

Lt. Col. Andrew 'Andy' Tanner

Movie Poster

A Breed Apart

Mike Walker

Movie Poster

Philip Marlowe: Private Eye

Philip Marlowe (11 episodes, 1983-1986)

Movie Poster

Southern Comfort

Hardin

Movie Poster

A Cry for Love

Tony Bonnell

Movie Poster

Story Of Jim Jones: Guyana Tragedy

Rev. Jim Jones

Movie Poster

Cruising

Hankie Salesman

Movie Poster

The Goodbye Girl

Richard III Cast

MobileIcon
app store google play