Powers Allen Boothe
June 1, 1948
Snyder, Texas, U.S.
|Died||May 14, 2017 68) (aged|
|Education|| Texas State University (BA)|
Southern Methodist University (MFA)
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Pamela Cole(m. 1969–2017)
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 and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood , "Curly Bill" Brocius in Tombstone , Vice President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24 , and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville .
An actor is a person who portrays a character in a performance. The actor performs "in the flesh" in the traditional medium of the theatre or in modern media such as film, radio, and television. The analogous Greek term is ὑποκριτής (hupokritḗs), literally "one who answers". The actor's interpretation of their role—the art of acting—pertains to the role played, whether based on a real person or fictional character. Interpretation occurs even when the actor is "playing themselves", as in some forms of experimental performance art.
An Emmy Award, or simply Emmy, is an American award that recognizes excellence in the television industry, and is the equivalent of an Academy Award, the Tony Award, and the Grammy Award.
James Warren Jones was an American charismatic religious cult leader who conspired with his inner circle to direct a mass suicide and mass murder of his followers in the remote jungle of Jonestown, Guyana. He was the founder and leader of the Peoples Temple, which he started in his home state of Indiana during the 1950s. He was officially ordained in 1956 by the Independent Assemblies of God and in 1964 by the Disciples of Christ. He moved his congregation to California in 1965 and gained notoriety with its activities in San Francisco in the early to late 1970s. He then left the United States when he relocated the group to Guyana, a country on the northern mainland of South America.
Boothe, the youngest of three sons, was born on a cotton farm in Snyder, Texas, to Merrill Vestal Boothe, a rancher, and his wife Emily (Reeves) Boothe.His father named him after his best friend, who had been killed in the Second World War.
Snyder is a town in, and the county seat of Scurry County, Texas, United States. The population was 11,202 at the 2010 census. The city is located in the lower part of the Southwestern Tablelands ecological region.
Boothe attended Snyder High School, where he played football and appeared in school plays. He was the first in his family to go beyond high school, graduating with a BA from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, and earning an MA in drama from Southern Methodist University in University Park, Texas.
Snyder High School is a public high school located in the city of Snyder, Texas, USA and classified as a 4A school by the UIL. It is a part of the Snyder Independent School District located in central Scurry County. In 2015, the school was rated "Met Standard" by the Texas Education Agency.
San Marcos is a city in the U.S. state of Texas, within the Austin–Round Rock–San Marcos metropolitan area. It is on the Interstate 35 corridor between Austin and San Antonio and is the seat of Hays County. Its limits extend into Caldwell and Guadalupe Counties, as well. Its population was 44,894 at the 2010 census and was an estimated 63,071 in 2017.
Southern Methodist University is a private research university in metropolitan Dallas, Texas with its main campus located in University Park. SMU also operates satellite campuses in Plano, Texas and Taos, New Mexico.
After graduating from Southwest Texas State University in San Marcos, Texas, Boothe joined the repertory company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with roles in 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 production of Richard III . Five years later, his Broadway theater debut came in a starring role in the one-act play Lone Star, written by James McLure.
Texas State University is a public research university located in San Marcos, Texas, United States. Established in 1899 as the Southwest Texas State Normal School, it opened in 1903 to 303 students. Since that time it has grown into the largest institution in the Texas State University System and the fifth-largest university in the state of Texas with an enrollment of over 38,000 students for the 2017 fall semester. It has ten colleges and about fifty schools and departments.
The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is a regional repertory theatre in Ashland, Oregon, United States, founded in 1935 by Angus Bowmer. From March through October each year, the Festival offers 750 to 850 matinee and evening performances in three theatres to a total annual audience of about 400,000. The Festival welcomed its millionth visitor in 1971, its 10-millionth in 2001, and its 20-millionth visitor in 2015. Depending on the time of year, between five and eleven plays are offered in daily rotation six days a week.
Henry IV, Part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare believed to have been written between 1596 and 1599. It is the third part of a tetralogy, preceded by Richard II and Henry IV, Part 1 and succeeded by Henry V.
Boothe first came to national attention in 1980, playing 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 captures all the charisma and evil of 'Dad', Jim Jones." Boothe won the Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. As the 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."
CBS is an American English language commercial broadcast television and radio network that is a flagship property of CBS Corporation. The company is headquartered at the CBS Building in New York City with major production facilities and operations in New York City and Los Angeles.
Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones, also called The Mad Messiah, is a 1980 television miniseries about the Peoples Temple led by Jim Jones, and their 1978 mass suicide at Jonestown. Based on the book by Charles A. Krause, entitled Guyana Massacre: The Eyewitness Account, the film was originally shown on television on April 15, 1980.
In modern English, the term cult has come to usually refer to a social group defined by its unusual religious, spiritual, or philosophical beliefs, or its common interest in a particular personality, object or goal. This sense of the term is controversial and it has divergent definitions in both popular culture and academia and it also has been an ongoing source of contention among scholars across several fields of study. It is usually considered pejorative.
Boothe portrayed Philip Marlowe in a TV series based on Raymond Chandler's short stories for 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 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 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).
Philip Marlowe is a fictional character created by Raymond Chandler. Marlowe first appeared under that name in The Big Sleep, published in 1939. Chandler's early short stories, published in pulp magazines like Black Mask and Dime Detective, featured similar characters with names like "Carmady" and "John Dalmas".
Philip Marlowe, Private Eye is an American mystery series that aired on HBO in the United States from April 16, 1983 through June 3, 1986, and on ITV in the United Kingdom. The series features Powers Boothe as Raymond Chandler's title character, and was the first drama produced for HBO. It was an early example of the uncompromising commitment to authenticity HBO would become known for in period pieces, later showcased in Rome and Deadwood, the latter of which also featured actor Powers Boothe. Unlike other modern incarnations of the Marlowe character, the HBO series kept the show set in the 1930s, true to the original Raymond Chandler stories.
HBO is an American premium cable and satellite television network owned by AT&T's WarnerMedia. The programming featured on the network consists primarily of theatrically released motion pictures and original television shows, along with made-for-cable movies, documentaries and occasional comedy and concert specials.
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 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 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.
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.
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 .Boothe also lent his voice to Hitman: Absolution , a 2012 video game developed by IO Interactive, voicing the character of Benjamin Travis.
Boothe married his college sweetheart Pam Cole in 1969 and they remained married until his death.They had two children, Parisse and Preston.
Boothe died in Los Angeles, aged 68, on the morning of May 14, 2017 from the effects of pancreatic cancer.
His body was buried in Deadwood Cemetery in rural Deadwood, located in Panola County east of Carthage in east Texas.
|1977||The Goodbye Girl||Richard III Cast|
|1980||The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful)|
|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|
|1992||Rapid Fire||Mace Ryan|
|1993||Tombstone||Curly Bill Brocius|
|1994||Blue Sky||Vince Johnson|
|1995||Sudden Death||Joshua Foss|
|1995||Nixon||Alexander Haig||Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture|
|1997||Con Air||Officer at Leaving Ceremony||Uncredited 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||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|
|2012||The Avengers||Gideon Malick||Credited as "World Security Council"|
|2012||Guns, Girls and Gambling||The Rancher|
|2014||Sin City: A Dame to Kill For||Senator Roark|
|1980||The Plutonium Incident||Dick Hawkins||TV movie|
|1980||Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones||Jim Jones||TV movie|
Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead 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 in a Dramatic Presentation (1983)
|1987||Into the Homeland||Jackson Swallow||TV movie|
Nominated—CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
|1990||Family of Spies||John A. Walker Jr.||2 episodes|
|1990||By Dawn's Early Light||Maj. 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|
|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||Voice, 4 episodes|
|2004–2006||Deadwood||Cy Tolliver||34 episodes|
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series (2007)
|2005–2006||Justice League Unlimited||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 – Series, Miniseries or Television Film (2012)
|2015–2016||Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.||Gideon Malick||11 episodes (final live-action appearance)|
|2015||Moonbeam City||Eo Jaxxon||Voice, Episode: "Glitzotrene: One Town’s Seduction"|
|2005||Area 51||Major Bridges||Voice|
|2010||Ben 10 Ultimate Alien: Cosmic Destruction||Sunder||Voice|
|2012||Hitman: Absolution||Benjamin Travis||Voice|
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