Powers Boothe is an award-winning American actor with a long career in both film and television. Born 1949, in Snyder, Texas, he has made a career as leading man of the American stage, TV, and films. He made a strong presence in some films in the 80s, but he was most successful on TV. He won an Emmy award as Best Actor for his performance in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (1980) (TV). Most recently, he appeared as the Vice President on Fox's hit show 24 and played saloon owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood.
Boothe was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Southwest Texas State University. He received his MFA from Southern Methodist University.
In September of 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. Boothe was the only winner in an acting category who showed up. The incident was referenced in the James L. Brooks film, I'll Do Anything (1994).
Among his more memorable films are Red Dawn, Tombstone, Blue Sky, Sin City and Frailty. … Expand
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|Sin City: A Dame To Kill For||Aug 22, 2014||Senator Roark||7.1|
|MacGruber||May 21, 2010||Col. James Faith||6.0|
|The Final Season||Oct 12, 2007||Jim Van Scoyoc||7.4|
|Sin City||Apr 1, 2005||Senator Roark||8.0|
|Frailty||Apr 12, 2002||FBI Agent Wesley Doyle||8.1|
|Men of Honor||Nov 10, 2000||Captain Pullman||7.4|
|U Turn||Oct 3, 1997||Sheriff Potter||7.9|
|Nixon||Dec 20, 1995||Alexander Haig||8.1|