Powers Boothe Biography (1949?-)

Full name, Powers Allen Booth; born June 1, 1949 (some sources cite 1948), inSnyder, TX; son of Merrill V. and Emily K. Booth; married Pamela Cole, 1968;children: Parisse Ashley (an actress), Preston Allen. Addresses: Agent: Paradigm, 360 North Crescent Dr., North Building, Beverly Hills, CA 90210.

Actor, painter
Birth Details
June 1, 1949?
Snyder, Texas, United States

Famous Works

  • Film Appearances
  • (Uncredited) Bolivian, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1969
  • Actor in Richard III cast, The Goodbye Girl (also known asNeil Simon's "The Goodbye Girl"), Warner Bros., 1977
  • David, The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful) (also known as TheCold Eye), Artistic License Films/Berlin Cinematheque, 1980
  • Hanky salesperson, Cruising (also known as William Friedkin's "Cruising"), United Artists, 1980
  • Rifleman Charles Hardin, Southern Comfort, Twentieth Century-Fox,1981
  • Colonel Andy Tanner, Red Dawn, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists,1984
  • Michael Walker, A Breed Apart, Orion, 1984
  • Bill Markham, The Emerald Forest, Embassy Pictures/Films Incorporated, 1985
  • Cash Bailey, Extreme Prejudice, TriStar, 1987
  • Stalingrad, Warner Bros./Mosfilm/Grio Entertainment Group, 1990
  • Lieutenant Mace Ryan, Rapid Fire, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992
  • Curly Bill Brocius, Tombstone, Buena Vista, 1993
  • Angely smerti, Ganemfilm/MF Svak-Bank/Mosfilm/Vakhdat, 1993
  • Vince Johnson, Blue Sky, Orion, 1994
  • Frost, Bio-Force I (also known as Mutant Species), WT Entertainment, 1995
  • General Alexander M. Haig, Jr., Nixon, Buena Vista, 1995
  • Joshua Foss, Sudden Death, Universal, 1995
  • Sheriff Virgil Potter, U-Turn (also known as Stray Dogs andU Turn--Ici commence l'enfer), TriStar, 1997
  • Captain Pullman, Men of Honor (also known as Men of Honourand Navy Diver), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2000
  • FBI agent Wesley Doyle, Frailty (also known as Damonisch and Nessuno e al sicuro), Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Senator Roark, Sin City (also known as Frank Miller's "Sin City"), Dimension Films, 2005
  • Film Work
  • Set designer, The Cold Eye (My Darling, Be Careful) (also known asThe Cold Eye), Artistic License Films/Berlin Cinematheque, 1980
  • Creator of paintings, Fear, Anxiety, and Depression, Samuel Goldwyn, 1989
  • Director, Overture, 1990
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Jim Whalen, Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Title role and narrator, Philip Marlowe, Private Eye, HBO, 1983, 1986
  • Cy Tolliver, Deadwood, HBO, 2004-
  • Miniseries
  • Reverend Jim Jones, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones (also known as The Mad Messiah), CBS, 1980
  • John A. Walker, Jr., Family of Spies: The Walker Spy Ring (also known as A Family of Spies), CBS, 1990
  • Bartlett McClure, True Women, CBS, 1997
  • Jacques d'Arc, Joan of Arc (also known as Jeanne d'Arc), CBS, 1999
  • Flavius Aetius, Attila (also known as Attila the Hun), USANetwork, 2001
  • Movies
  • Dick Hawkins, The Plutonium Incident, CBS, 1980
  • Tony Bonnell, A Cry for Love, NBC, 1980
  • Jackson Swallow, Into the Homeland (also known as Swallows ComeBack and When the Swallows Come Back), HBO, 1987
  • Major Cassidy, By Dawn's Early Light (also known as The Grand Tour), HBO, 1990
  • "Sapphire Man," Showtime 30-Minute Movie, Showtime, 1991
  • Preacher, Wild Card (also known as Preacher), USA Network,1992
  • Mace "Sandman" Moutron, Marked for Murder (also known as Hard Time and The Sandman), NBC, 1993
  • Dr. Phillip Benesch, Web of Deception (also known as Mind overMatter), NBC, 1994
  • Sam Creekmouth, Dalva, ABC, 1996
  • Bram, The Spree, The Movie Channel, 1998
  • Ben Pierce, A Crime of Passion, CBS, 1999
  • Kelton Reed, Second Nature, TNT, 2003
  • Specials
  • Narrator, "Eternal Enemies: Lions and Hyenas," National Geographic Specials, PBS, 1992
  • Attila: The Making of an Epic Miniseries (documentary), USA Network, 2001
  • Himself, Making "Deadwood": The Show Behind the Show (documentary), HBO, 2004
  • Himself, Making "Deadwood": Season Two (documentary), HBO, 2005
  • Awards Presentations
  • Himself, The 32nd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 1980
  • Episodic
  • "Jessica Lange: On Her Own Terms," Biography (also known as A & E Biography: Jessica Lange), Arts and Entertainment, 2001
  • Voice of Gorilla Grodd, "The Brave and the Bold: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL, JLA, and Justice League of America), Cartoon Network, 2002
  • Himself, "Frailty," Anatomy of a Scene, Sundance Channel, c. 2002
  • Voice of Gorilla Grodd, "Secret Society: Parts 1 & 2," Justice League (animated; also known as JL, JLA, and Justice Leagueof America), Cartoon Network, 2003
  • Voice of Gorilla Grodd, "I Am Legion," Justice League: Unlimited (animated; also known as JL, JLA, Justice League, and Justice League of America), Cartoon Network, beginning 2005
  • Voice of Gorilla Grodd, "To Another Shore," Justice League: Unlimited (animated; also known as JL, JLA, Justice League, and Justice League of America), Cartoon Network, beginning 2005
  • Pilots
  • Jim Whalen, Skag, NBC, 1980
  • Cy Tolliver, "Deadwood," Deadwood, HBO, 2004
  • Stage Appearances
  • Herbert, citizen, guard, and lord, Richard III, New York Shakespeare Festival, Lincoln Center, Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater, New York City, 1974
  • Roderigo, Othello, Roundabout Theatre, New York City, 1978
  • Roy, Lone Star [and] understudy for Natwick, Pvt. Wars (double-bill; produced as Lone Star & Pvt. Wars), Century Theatre, NewYork City, 1979
  • Videos
  • (Uncredited) Himself, The Making of "Frailty" (documentary), LIVEHome Video, 2002
  • Video Games
  • Voice of Major Bridges, Area 51, Midway Manufacturing Corporation,2005

Further Reference


    • Shock Cinema, issue 29, 2005, pp. 8-10, 46

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