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Powers Boothe
Born June 1, 1948
Snyder, Texas

Powers Allen Boothe (born June 1, 1948) is an American television and film actor. He is known for his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones. June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Snyder is a city located in Scurry County, Texas. ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... Film is a term that encompasses individual motion pictures, the field of film as an art form, and the motion picture industry. ... Actors in period costume sharing a joke whilst waiting between takes during location filming. ... An Emmy Award. ... This article is about the cult leader. ...

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Biography

Early life

Boothe was born in Snyder, Texas to Merrill Vestal Boothe and Emily Kathryn Reeves. He attended Texas State University-San Marcos (then Southwest Texas State College) as an undergraduate and received his Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in 1972. After graduation, 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. Snyder is a city located in Scurry County, Texas. ... Texas State University–San Marcos (often referred to as Texas State) is a doctoral granting university located in San Marcos, Texas, United States. ... In the United States, a Master of Fine Arts (MFA) is a terminal graduate degree in an area of visual, plastic, literary or performing arts typically requiring two to three years of study beyond the bachelor level. ... Dallas Hall at Dedman College at SMU The Laura Lee Blanton Hall during a rare snow Southern Methodist University (also known as SMU) is a nationally recognized, private, coeducational university in University Park, Texas, (an enclave of Dallas). ... 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ... The Oregon Shakespeare Festival (OSF) is an annual theatre festival held from February to October in Ashland, Oregon, near Oregons border with California. ... Henry IV part 2 is a history play by William Shakespeare, first published as part of Shakespeares First Folio. ... Henry IV (3 April 1367 – 20 March 1413) was the King of England and France and Lord of Ireland from 1399 to 1413. ... The History of Troilus and Cressida is a play by William Shakespeare, believed to have been written around 1602, shortly after the completion of Hamlet. ...


Career

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. 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." NY redirects here. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Metropolitan Opera House at Lincoln Center. ... Frontispage of the First Quarto Richard The Third. ... Note on spelling: While most Americans use er (as per American spelling conventions), the majority of venues, performers and trade groups for live theatre use re. ... This article is about the cult leader. ... CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... This article does not discuss cult in its original sense of religious practice; for that usage see Cult (religious practice). ... Time, (whose trademark is capitalized TIME) is a weekly American newsmagazine, similar to Newsweek and U.S. News & World Report. ...


Boothe won the Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. During the Screen Actors Guild strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim their prizes. He said at the time, "This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest." An Emmy Award. ... Henry Jaynes Fonda (May 16, 1905 – August 12, 1982) was a highly acclaimed Academy Award-winning American film actor, best known for his roles as plain-speaking idealists. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


Boothe joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in the 1980s. He appeared in films like Southern Comfort, A Breed Apart, Red Dawn, The Emerald Forest, Oliver Stone's Nixon (where he played Chief of Staff Alexander Haig), U-Turn, and Extreme Prejudice, as well as HBO films like Into The Homeland and By Dawn's Early Light. He also appeared in the 1990 CBS-TV film Family of Spies, in which he played traitor Navy Officer John Walker. Boothe also portrayed Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone, as well as the disloyal senior Army officer in Blue Sky (opposite Jessica Lange's Oscar-winning performance). Humphrey DeForest Bogart (December 25, 1899 – January 14, 1957) was an iconic American actor of legendary fame who retained his legacy after death. ... Ed Bishop had the title role in BBC Radios The Adventures of Philip Marlowe. ... Short subject is an American film industry term that historically has referred to any film in the format of two reels, or approximately 20 minutes running time, or less. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... This article cites very few or no references or sources. ... Southern Comfort is a film from 1981 that was directed by Walter Hill, working from a script by Hill, longtime collaborator David Giler, and Michael Kane. ... Red Dawn is a 1984 film by John Milius about an invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union, and the resulting guerrilla actions of a group of American high school students in the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado. ... The Emerald Forest is a film set in the Brazilian Rainforest. ... William Oliver Stone (born September 15, 1946), known simply as Oliver Stone, is a three-time Academy Award-winning American film director and screenwriter. ... Nixon is a 1995 film which tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... Joshua B. Bolten, the current White House Chief of Staff. ... For other persons named Alexander Haig, see Alexander Haig (disambiguation). ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U-Turn. ... Extreme Prejudice is an American action film originally released in 1987. ... By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie which is set in the year 1991. ... This is a list of television-related events in 1990. ... John Walker is the name of: politicians John Walker (politician), (1744–1809), U.S. Senator and Continental Congressman from Virginia John Randall Walker (1874-1942), United States Representative from the state of Georgia John Walker (Missouri politician) (1770-1838), State Treasurer of Missouri John Williams Walker (1783-1823), a United... William Curly Bill Brocius (18??-1882) was a western outlaw and member of the Cowboys of the Tombstone area in the Arizona Territory. ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... Blue Sky is a 1994 film which tells the story of a soldier whose outspokenness and his wifes mental difficulties have made him a pariah to the army. ... Jessica Lange in The Glass Menagerie (2005) Jessica Phyllis Lange (born April 20, 1949 in Cloquet, Minnesota) is a two-time Academy Award-winning American actress. ... Academy Award The Academy Awards, popularly known as the Oscars, are the most prominent and most watched film awards ceremony in the world. ...


In 2001, he starred as Flavius AĆ«tius, the Roman general in charge of stopping the Hun invasion in the made-for-TV mini-series Attila. Most recently, Boothe has 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. He is the voice of one of the characters in the 2005 video game Area 51 and Gorilla Grodd, the hyper-intelligent telepathic supervillain in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited. Flavius Aëtius or simply Aetius, ( 396–454), was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. ... Attila (also known as Attila the Hun in the UK), takes place during the waning days of Roman Empire, the barbarian Huns are making their way torward Europe. ... This article contains fictional character biographies from the HBO original series, Deadwood. ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Sin City (film) Sin City is a gritty 2005 neo-noir anthology film based on the graphic novel series of the same name, directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and Special Guest Director Quentin Tarantino. ... Area 51 is a first-person shooter developed in tandem for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, and is loosely based on the 1996 light gun video game Area 51. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Telepathy from the Greek τηλε, tele, distant, and πάθεια, patheia, feeling, is the supposed ability to communicate information from one mind to another, and is one form of extra-sensory perception or anomalous cognition. ... Doctor Doom, one of the most archetypal supervillains and his arch-enemies The Fantastic Four (in background). ... Justice League was an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ...


He is currently a special guest star on 24, where he plays Vice President Noah Daniels. Just after taking the role as acting President, Boothe is seen exiting Air Force 2 with F-15s in the background. Boothe played a downed F-15 pilot in Red Dawn. 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... A vice president is an officer in government or business who is next in rank below a president. ... Noah Daniels is a fictional character from the TV series 24, played by Emmy winner Powers Boothe. ... The McDonnell Douglas F-15 Eagle is an all-weather, extremely maneuverable, tactical fighter designed to permit the U.S. Air Force to gain and maintain air superiority in aerial combat. ... Red Dawn is a 1984 film by John Milius about an invasion of the United States by the Soviet Union, and the resulting guerrilla actions of a group of American high school students in the fictional town of Calumet, Colorado. ...


Boothe is the father of actress Parisse Boothe.


Filmography

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Phillip Marlowe, Private Eye was a show that ran on HBO from 1984 through 1986 featuring Powers Booth as Raymond Chandlers titular character. ... Extreme Prejudice is an American action film originally released in 1987. ... By Dawn’s Early Light is an HBO Original Movie which is set in the year 1991. ... Rapid Fire was Brandon Lees first leading role in an American film and penultimate movie. ... Wild Card, aka Zoe Busiek: Wild Card, is a Canadian Global Network TV series starring Joely Fisher. ... Tombstone is a 1993 Western movie written by Kevin Jarre and directed by George P. Cosmatos. ... William Curly Bill Brocius or Brocious (c. ... Blue Sky is a 1994 film which tells the story of a soldier whose outspokenness and his wifes mental difficulties have made him a pariah to the army. ... Sudden Death is a 1995 action movie, starring Jean-Claude Van Damme. ... Nixon is an Oliver Stone film that tells the story of the political and personal life of former President Richard Nixon. ... For other persons named Alexander Haig, see Alexander Haig (disambiguation). ... This drama is based on the book True Women by Janice Woods Windle. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with U Turn. ... The Arc Coat of Arms The Lys Coat of Arms Jacques DArc (1380 - 1440) was a free laborer of Domremy born at Ceffonds, near Montier, in Des (upper Marne). ... DVD case cover for Men of Honor Men of Honor is a 2000 drama film, directed by George Tillman, Jr. ... Attila (also known as Attila the Hun in the UK), takes place during the waning days of Roman Empire, the barbarian Huns are making their way torward Europe. ... Flavius Aetius or simply Aetius, (circa 396 - 454), was a Roman general of the closing period of the Western Roman Empire. ... Frailty is a 2001 film, directed by Bill Paxton and starring Bill Paxton and Matthew McConaughey. ... Justice League was an American animated television series about a team of superheroes which ran from 2001 to 2004 on Cartoon Network. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... Uwe Schmidt (aka Señor Coconut; born in Frankfurt, Germany) is a German DJ and producer of electronic music. ... Area 51 is a first-person shooter developed in tandem for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC, and is loosely based on the 1996 light gun video game Area 51. ... Namcos Pac-Man was a hit, and became a universal phenomenon. ... Wikiquote has a collection of quotations related to: Sin City (film) Sin City is a gritty 2005 neo-noir anthology film based on the graphic novel series of the same name, directed by Frank Miller, Robert Rodriguez, and Special Guest Director Quentin Tarantino. ... Deadwood is an American television drama series that premiered in March 2004 on HBO. The series is a Western set in the 1870s in Deadwood, Dakota Territory. ... HBO (Home Box Office) is an American premium cable television network. ... This article contains fictional character biographies from the HBO original series, Deadwood. ... Justice League Unlimited (or JLU) is the name of an American animated television series that was produced by and aired on Cartoon Network. ... Gorilla Grodd is a fictional character appearing in DC Comics, primarily as an opponent of The Flash. ... The History Channel is a cable television channel, dedicated to the presentation of historical events and persons, often with frequent observations and explanations by noted historians as well as reenactors and witnesses to events, if possible. ... Lex Luthor is a fictional DC Comics supervillain. ... The Final Season is a 2006 baseball movie starring Sean Astin and Sam Elliott. ... Sin City 2 is the sequel to the 2005 movie Sin City, which was based on Frank Millers comic book miniseries Sin City, which were later collected into bound graphic novels. ... 24 is an Emmy and Golden Globe award-winning American television series created by Joel Surnow and Robert Cochran, and produced by Imagine Television. ... Noah Daniels is a fictional character from the TV series 24, played by Emmy winner Powers Boothe. ...

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Powers Boothe News (449 words)
Powers Boothe, a Central Texan with deep roots in "our fair city," will be the new vice president of the United States when "24" begins its sixth season in January.
POWERS BOOTHE has been tapped to play the new vice president on Fox's "24." In other castings news, Mark Deklin has joined ABC's "Desperate Housewives," and Kip Pardue has come on board NBC's "ER." All roles...
The Boothe family is performing a triple play in the baseball-themed movie "The Final Season." Dad Powers Boothe, daughter Parisse and son Preston are acting together in the film.
Powers Boothe - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (538 words)
Powers Allen Boothe (born June 1, 1948) is an American television and film actor, perhaps best known for his 1980 Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones.
Boothe was born in Snyder, Texas to Merrill Vestal Boothe and Emily Kathryn Reeves.
Boothe joined the ranks of Humphrey Bogart and other actors when he portrayed Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO in the 1980s.
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