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Powers Allen Boothe (June 1, 1948 – May 14, 2017) was an American television, video game, and film actor and voice actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones
Jim Jones
and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe
Philip Marlowe
in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, "Curly Bill" Brocious in Tombstone, Vice-President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career 3 Personal life 4 Death 5 Filmography

5.1 Film 5.2 Television 5.3 Video games

6 References 7 External links

Early life[edit] Boothe, the youngest of three boys, was born on a cotton farm in Snyder, Texas
Snyder, Texas
to Kathryn Emily (née Reeves) and Merrill Vestal Boothe, a rancher.[1] His father named him after his best friend, who had been killed in the Second World War.[2] Boothe attended Snyder High School, where he played football and appeared in drama productions. He was the first in his family to attend college, going to Southwest Texas State University
Texas State University
for his undergraduate degree and later earning his master's degree in drama from Southern Methodist University.[3][4] Career[edit] After graduating from Southwest Texas State University
Texas State University
in San Marcos, Texas, Boothe joined the repertory company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with roles in Henry IV, Part 2
Henry IV, Part 2
(portraying Henry IV of England), Troilus and Cressida, and others. His New York stage debut was in the 1974 Lincoln Center
Lincoln Center
production of Richard III. Five years later, his Broadway theater
Broadway theater
debut came in a starring role in the one-act play Lone Star, written by James McLure. Boothe first came to national attention in 1980, playing Jim Jones
Jim Jones
in the CBS-TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. Boothe's portrayal of the crazed cult leader received critical acclaim. In Time's story on the production, Boothe was praised: "There is one extraordinary performance. A young actor named Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won the Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda
Henry Fonda
and Jason Robards. As the Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
were on strike in the fall of 1980, he was the only actor to cross picket lines to attend the ceremonies, saying at the time, "This may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest."[5] Boothe portrayed Philip Marlowe
Philip Marlowe
in a TV series based on Raymond Chandler's short stories for HBO
HBO
in the 1980s. He appeared in such films as Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, Rapid Fire and Extreme Prejudice, as well as the HBO
HBO
films Into the Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. Additionally, he appeared in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family of Spies, in which he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Boothe portrayed Curly Bill Brocius
Curly Bill Brocius
in the hit 1993 Western Tombstone, the disloyal senior Army officer in Blue Sky (opposite Jessica Lange's Oscar-winning performance), and the sinister lead terrorist in Sudden Death. He was also part of the large ensemble casts for Oliver Stone's Nixon (as Chief of Staff Alexander Haig) and U Turn (as the town sheriff). In 2001, he starred as Flavius Aëtius, the Roman general in charge of stopping the Hun invasion in the made-for-TV miniseries Attila. Boothe played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO
HBO
series Deadwood, and the seedy Senator Roark in the motion picture Sin City (2005), as well as its sequel, Sin City: A Dame to Kill For (2014). He is the voice of one of the characters in the 2005 video game Area 51 and of Gorilla Grodd, the hyper-intelligent telepathic supervillain in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. He voiced the villain, Kane, in the 2008 video game Turok. He was a special guest star on 24, where he played Vice President Noah Daniels. He returned in the prequel to the seventh season, 24: Redemption. Just after taking the role as acting President, Boothe is seen exiting Air Force Two
Air Force Two
with F-15s in the background. Boothe played a downed F-15 pilot in Red Dawn. In March 2008, he narrated a television campaign ad for Senator John McCain's presidential campaign.[6] In 2012, Boothe appeared in Joss Whedon's The Avengers in a secretive role as a shadowy governmental superior to S.H.I.E.L.D. In 2015-16, he reprised the role, now named Gideon Malick, in ABC's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.[citation needed] Boothe appeared in the 2012 miniseries Hatfields & McCoys as Judge Valentine "Wall" Hatfield. Boothe was also cast as Lamar Wyatt in the ABC musical drama series Nashville.[7] Boothe also lent his voice to Hitman: Absolution, a 2012 video game developed by IO Interactive, voicing the character of Benjamin Travis. Personal life[edit] Boothe married his college sweetheart Pam Cole in 1969 and they remained married until his death.[8] They had two children, Parisse and Preston.[9] Death[edit] Boothe died aged 68 in Los Angeles
Los Angeles
on the morning of May 14, 2017 from the effects of pancreatic cancer.[10][11][12] His body was buried in Deadwood Cemetery, in Deadwood, Texas.[13] Filmography[edit] Film[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

1977 The Goodbye Girl Richard III Cast

1980 Cruising Hankie Salesman

1980 The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)

1981 Southern Comfort Hardin

1984 A Breed Apart Mike Walker

1984 Red Dawn Lt. Col. Andrew 'Andy' Tanner

1985 The Emerald Forest Bill Markham

1987 Extreme Prejudice Cash Bailey

1988 Sapphire Man Ryan Short film

1989 Stalingrad General Vasily Chuikov

1990 By Dawn's Early Light Maj. Cassidy

1992 Rapid Fire Mace Ryan

1993 Tombstone Curly Bill Brocius

1994 Blue Sky Vince Johnson

1995 Mutant Species Frost

1995 Sudden Death Joshua Foss

1995 Nixon Alexander Haig Nominated— Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture

1997 Con Air Officer at Leaving Ceremony (voice)

1997 U Turn Sheriff Potter

2000 Men of Honor Captain Pullman

2001 Frailty FBI Agent Wesley Doyle

2005 Sin City Senator Roark

2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks Lex Luthor
Lex Luthor
(voice) Direct-to-video

2007 The Final Season Jim Van Scoyoc

2008 Nick Nolte: No Exit Himself Documentary

2008 Edison and Leo George T. Edison (voice)

2010 MacGruber Col. Jim Faith

2011 Guns, Girls and Gambling The Rancher

2012 The Avengers Gideon Malick

2013 Straight A's Father

2014 Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Senator Roark

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes

1980 Skag Whalen 6 episodes

1980 The Plutonium Incident Dick Hawkins TV movie

1980 Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jim Jones TV movie Primetime Emmy Award
Emmy Award
for Outstanding Lead Actor
Actor
in a Miniseries or a Movie

1980 A Cry for Love Tony Bonnell TV movie

1983–1986 Philip Marlowe, Private Eye Philip Marlowe 11 episodes Nominated— CableACE Award for Best Actor
Actor
in a Dramatic Presentation (1983)

1987 Into the Homeland Jackson Swallow TV movie Nominated— CableACE Award for Best Actor
Actor
in a Movie or Miniseries

1990 Family of Spies John A. Walker Jr. 2 episodes

1990 By Dawn's Early Light Cassidy TV movie

1992 National Geographic: Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas Narrator TV documentary

1992 Wild Card Preacher TV movie

1993 Marked for Murder Mace 'Sandman' Moutron TV movie

1994 Web of Deception Dr. Philip Benesch TV movie

1996 Dalva Sam TV movie

1997 True Women Bartlett McClure TV movie

1998 The Spree Det. Bram Hatcher TV movie

1999 Joan of Arc Jacques d'Arc 3 episodes

1999 A Crime of Passion Dr. Ben Pierce TV movie

2001 Attila Flavius Aetius 2 episodes

2003 Second Nature Kelton Reed TV movie

2002–2003 Justice League Gorilla Grodd
Gorilla Grodd
(voice) 4 episodes

2004–2006 Deadwood Cy Tolliver 34 episodes Nominated— Screen Actors Guild
Screen Actors Guild
Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2007)

2005–2006 Justice League Unlimited Gorilla Grodd
Gorilla Grodd
/ Red Tornado (voice) 5 episodes

2006 National Geographic: Lions v. Hyenas Narrator TV documentary

2007 24 Vice President Noah Daniels 14 episodes

2008 24: Redemption President Noah Daniels TV movie

2009 Ben 10: Alien Force Sunder (voice) Episode: "Singlehanded"

2010 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien Sunder (voice) Episode: "The Transmogrification of Eunice"

2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated Dead Justice (voice) Episode: "Dead Justice"

2011 The Looney Tunes Show Leslie Hunt (voice) 2 episodes

2012 Hatfields & McCoys Judge Valentine 'Wall' Hatfield 3 episodes

2012–2014 Nashville Lamar Wyatt 26 episodes Nominated—Satellite Award for Best Supporting Actor
Actor
– Series, Miniseries or Television
Television
Film (2012)

2015–2016 Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Gideon Malick 11 episodes

2015 Moonbeam City Eo Jaxxon (voice) Episode: "Glitzotrene: One Town’s Seduction"

Video games[edit]

Year Film Role Notes

2005 Area 51 Major Bridges (voice)

2008 Turok Roland Kane (voice)

2010 Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction Sunder (voice)

2012 Hitman: Absolution Benjamin Travis (voice)

References[edit]

^ " Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
Film Reference biodata". Filmreference.com. 1949-06-01. Retrieved 2012-08-26.  ^ Carlson, Michael (May 16, 2017). " Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
obituary". The Guardian. Retrieved May 23, 2017.  ^ Victor, Daniel (2017-05-17). " Actor
Actor
Powers Boothe, 68, known for 'Deadwood' and other dark roles". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 2017-05-17.  ^ Bethel, Brian (2017-05-15). " Actor
Actor
Powers Boothe, Snyder native, dies". Abilene Reporter-News. Retrieved 2017-05-17.  ^ Wells, Jane (2007-12-13). "Writers' Strike: Any One Gonna Cross Picket Line To Get A GG?". CNBC. Retrieved 2016-05-28.  ^ "TRAIL BLAZERS Blog: The Dallas Morning News". Trailblazersblog.dallasnews.com. 2008-03-28. Retrieved 2012-08-26.  ^ Matt Webb Mitovich, Fall TV First Impression: ABC's Nashville Sings, TVLine, August 14, 2012 ^ " Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
Obituary". Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Times. Retrieved 2017-05-18.  ^ " Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
Reflects on Texas Upbringing, Life in Nashville". americanprofile.com. Retrieved 2016-03-03.  ^ " Powers Boothe
Powers Boothe
Died of Heart Attack Due to Pancreatic Cancer, According to Death Certificate". TMZ.com. 2017-05-30. Retrieved 2017-06-03.  ^ Nordyke, Kimberly; Rahman, Abid (May 14, 2017). "Powers Boothe, 'Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.' and 'Sin City' Actor, Dies at 68". Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 14, 2017.  ^ "Powers Boothe, Emmy-Winning Character Actor, Dead at 68". The Wrap. May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 15, 2017.  ^ Boothe's entry in Findagrave https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/179352451/powers-boothe

External links[edit]

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on IMDb Powers Boothe
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at the TCM Movie Database Powers Boothe
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at AllMovie Biography from HBO Powers Boothe(Aveleyman)

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