Powers Boothe (1948–2017)


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Incisive, gravelly-voiced screen tough guy Powers Boothe was born on June 1, 1948 in Snyder, Texas, a sharecropper's son. Used to hard physical work "chopping cotton" as a youngster, he went on to become the first member of his family to attend university. He then proceeded to study acting via a fellowship with Southern Methodist University, ... See full bio »

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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 win & 7 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

The Avengers World Security Council
(2012)
Sudden Death Joshua Foss
(1995)
Sin City Senator Roark
(2005)
Tombstone Curly Bill Brocius
(1993)

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 2015-2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. (TV Series)
Gideon Malick
- The Team (2016) ... Gideon Malick
- Paradise Lost (2016) ... Gideon Malick
- Spacetime (2016) ... Gideon Malick
- Parting Shot (2016) ... Gideon Malick
- The Inside Man (2016) ... Gideon Malick
 2015 To Appomattox (TV Mini-Series)
Albert Sidney Johnston
- Shooting Star (2015) ... Albert Sidney Johnston
- American Macbeth (2015) ... Albert Sidney Johnston
- The Point (2015) ... Albert Sidney Johnston
 2015 Moonbeam City (TV Series)
Mayor Eo Jaxxon
- Glitzotrene: One Town's Seduction (2015) ... Mayor Eo Jaxxon (voice)
 2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For
Senator Roark
 2012-2014 Nashville (TV Series)
Lamar Wyatt
- Too Far Gone (2014) ... Lamar Wyatt
- I'm Tired of Pretending (2013) ... Lamar Wyatt
- Don't Open That Door (2013) ... Lamar Wyatt
- You're No Angel Yourself (2013) ... Lamar Wyatt
- I Fall to Pieces (2013) ... Lamar Wyatt
 2013 Straight A's
Father
 2012 Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
Travis (voice)
 2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling
The Rancher
 2012 Hatfields & McCoys (TV Mini-Series)
Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield
- Episode #1.3 (2012) ... Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield
- Episode #1.2 (2012) ... Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield
- Episode #1.1 (2012) ... Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield
 2012 The Avengers
World Security Council
 2011 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series short)
Leslie Hunt
- French Fries (2011) ... Leslie Hunt (voice)
- Off-Duty Cop (2011) ... Leslie Hunt (voice)
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Dead Justice
- Dead Justice (2011) ... Dead Justice (voice)
 2011/II Tattoo (Short)
The Gambler
 2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
Sunder
- The Transmogrification of Eunice (2011) ... Sunder (voice)
 2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction (Video Game)
Sunder (voice)
 2010 MacGruber
Colonel Faith
 2009 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series short)
Sunder
- Singlehanded (2009) ... Sunder (voice)
 2008 24: Redemption (TV Movie)
President Noah Daniels
 2008 Edison & Leo
George T. Edison (voice)
 2008 Mouth of Caddo (Short)
Narrator
 2008 Turok (Video Game)
Kane (voice)
 2007 The Final Season
Jim Van Scoyoc
 2007 24 (TV Series)
Vice President Noah Daniels
- Day 6: 5:00 a.m.-6:00 a.m. (2007) ... Vice President Noah Daniels
- Day 6: 4:00 a.m.-5:00 a.m. (2007) ... Vice President Noah Daniels
- Day 6: 3:00 a.m.-4:00 a.m. (2007) ... Vice President Noah Daniels
- Day 6: 2:00 a.m.-3:00 a.m. (2007) ... Vice President Noah Daniels
- Day 6: 1:00 a.m.-2:00 a.m. (2007) ... Vice President Noah Daniels
 2004-2006 Deadwood (TV Series)
Cy Tolliver
- Tell Him Something Pretty (2006) ... Cy Tolliver
- The Catbird Seat (2006) ... Cy Tolliver
- A Constant Throb (2006) ... Cy Tolliver
- Amateur Night (2006) ... Cy Tolliver
- Leviathan Smiles (2006) ... Cy Tolliver
 2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks (Video)
Lex Luthor (voice)
 2005-2006 Justice League Unlimited (TV Series)
Gorilla Grodd / Red Tornado
- Alive! (2006) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- The Great Brain Robbery (2006) ... Gorilla Grodd / Red Tornado (voice)
- Dead Reckoning (2006) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- To Another Shore (2005) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- I Am Legion (2005) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
 2005 Sin City
Senator Roark
 2005 Area 51 (Video Game)
Major Bridges (voice)
 2002-2003 Justice League (TV Series)
Gorilla Grodd
- Secret Society: Part II (2003) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- Secret Society (2003) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- The Brave and the Bold: Part II (2002) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- The Brave and the Bold (2002) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
 2003 Second Nature (TV Movie)
Kelton Reed
 2001 Frailty
FBI Agent Wesley Doyle
 2001 Attila (TV Mini-Series)
Flavius Aetius
- Episode #1.2 (2001) ... Flavius Aetius
- Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Flavius Aetius
 2000 Men of Honor
Captain Pullman
 1999 A Crime of Passion (TV Movie)
Dr. Ben Pierce
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
Jacques d'Arc
- Part II (1999) ... Jacques d'Arc
- Part I (1999) ... Jacques d'Arc
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Det. Bram Hatcher
 1997 U Turn
Sheriff Potter
 1997 Con Air
Officer at Leaving Ceremony (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1997 True Women (TV Movie)
Bartlett McClure
 1996 Dalva (TV Movie)
Sam
 1995 Nixon
Alexander Haig
 1995 Sudden Death
Joshua Foss
 1994 Mutant Species
Frost
 1994 Blue Sky
Vince Johnson
 1994 Web of Deception (TV Movie)
Dr. Philip Benesch
 1993 Angely smerti
 1993 Tombstone
Curly Bill Brocius
 1993 Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
Mace 'Sandman' Moutron
 1992 Wild Card (TV Movie)
Preacher
 1992 Rapid Fire
Mace Ryan
 1990 Voyager: The Grand Tour (Short)
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
Cassidy
 1990 Stalingrad
General Cuikov
 1990 Family of Spies (TV Mini-Series)
John A. Walker Jr
- Episode #1.2 (1990) ... John A. Walker Jr
- Episode #1.1 (1990) ... John A. Walker Jr
 1988 Sapphire Man (Short)
Ryan
 1987 Into the Homeland (TV Movie)
Jackson Swallow
 1987 Extreme Prejudice
Cash Bailey
 1983-1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye (TV Series)
Philip Marlowe
- Red Wind (1986) ... Philip Marlowe
- Trouble Is My Business (1986) ... Philip Marlowe
- Guns at Cyrano's (1986) ... Philip Marlowe
- Pickup on Noon Street (1986) ... Philip Marlowe
- Spanish Blood (1986) ... Philip Marlowe
 1985 The Emerald Forest
Bill Markham
 1984 Red Dawn
Andy
 1984 A Breed Apart
Mike Walker
 1981 Southern Comfort
Hardin
 1980 A Cry for Love (TV Movie)
Tony Bonnell
 1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (TV Movie)
Rev. Jim Jones
 1980 The Plutonium Incident (TV Movie)
Dick Hawkins
 1980 Skag (TV Series)
Whalen
- The Working Girl: Part 2 (1980) ... Whalen
- The Working Girl: Part 1 (1980) ... Whalen
- The Wildcatters (1980) ... Whalen
- In Trouble at 15 (1980) ... Whalen
 1980 Cruising
Hankie Salesman
 1977 The Goodbye Girl
Richard III Cast
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Harry Anderson; Neville L. Archambault; Denis Arndt; Jeffrey Brooks; Franklin Brown; Elizabeth Megan Cole; Michael Cox; Stephen Crenshaw; Timothy D'Arcy; Evan Davidson; Philip Davidson; Joseph De Salvio "Joe Vincent;" Dan Desmond; Shirley Douglass Patton; Le Clanche Du Rand; Michael Eagan; James Edmondson; William Evans; ... See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

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 (1994)] and Jennifer Lopez [U Turn (1997)], and I won't kid you, they're fun. See more »

Trivia:

In September 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 comedy film I'll Do Anything (... See more »

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Frequently played authority figures, military or government agents or clergy See more »

Star Sign:

Gemini

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