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Also Known As: Powers Allen Boothe Died:
Born: June 1, 1948 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Snyder, Texas, USA Profession: actor, painter

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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.

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.

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DIRECTOR:

1.
  Overture (1990) Director

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Avengers, The (2012)
2.
 MacGruber (2010)
3.
 Edison & Leo (2008)
4.
 Edison & Leo (2008)
5.
6.
 Sin City (2005) Cast
7.
 Second Nature (2003) Kelton Reed
8.
 Frailty (2002) Agent Wesley Doyle
9.
 Men of Honor (2000) Captain Pullman
10.
 Crime of Passion, A (1999) Ben Pierce
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1977:
First appeared on screen in "The Goodbye Girl" as one of the actors in the production of "Richard III"
1979:
Breakthrough stage role, the Broadway production of "Lone Star"
1980:
Cast as the hankie salesman in "Cruising," directed by William Friedkin
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
1981:
First feature lead, "Southern Comfort," directed by Walter Hill
1983:
Played the title role in the five-part HBO miniseries "Philip Marlowe, Private Eye"
1985:
Co-starred in "The Emerald Forest," helmed by John Boorman
1987:
Cast as a father searching for his missing daughter in the HBO drama "Into the Homeland"
1990:
Starred as master spy John Walker Jr in the CBS miniseries "Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring"
1992:
Portrayed a former priest turned professional gambler in the USA Network movie "Wild Card"
1993:
Appeared in Western drama "Tombstone"
1994:
Acted opposite Jessica Lange and Tommy Lee Jones in romantic drama "Blue Sky"
1995:
Portrayed Alexander Haig in the biopic "Nixon," directed by Oliver Stone
1997:
Co-starred in the CBS miniseries "True Women"
1997:
Reteamed with Oliver Stone in "U-Turn"
1999:
Landed featured role in the CBS miniseries "Joan of Arc"
2000:
Co-starred in "Men of Honor"
2001:
Co-starred as a Roman general in "Attila" (USA Network)
2004:
Cast as Cy Tolliver in the critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
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
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)
2012:
Appeared as one of the world security council members in blockbuster hit "The Avengers"
2012:
Co-starred with Kevin Costner and Bill Paxton in The History Channel miniseries "Hatfields & McCoys"
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Education

Southern Methodist University: Dallas , Texas -

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wife:
Pamela Boothe.

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father:
Merrill V Boothe.
mother:
Emily K Boothe.
brother:
Tommy Dale Boothe. Born in October 1943.
brother:
Riley Vestal Boothe. Born in August 1945.
daughter:
Parisse Ashley Boothe. Born on June 12, 1983.
son:
Preston Allen Boothe. Born on August 13, 1989.
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