Powers Boothe

Lowest Rated: 10% Joan of Arc (1999)
Birthday: Jun 1, 1948
Birthplace: Not Available
American character actor Powers Boothe was born in Texas and studied at Southern Methodist University before spending several years in regional theater. He began showing up in films and TV during the '80s. He won an Emmy for his intense portrayal of the Reverend Jim Jones, a minister who led a mass suicide in the two-part CBS miniseries Guyana Tragedy. In 1983, Boothe joined the distinguished company of Dick Powell, Robert Montgomery, and Humphrey Bogart when he stepped into the role of cool private eye Philip Marlowe for a series of HBO specials. Throughout the rest of the '80s, he played authority figures in action movies like Red Dawn, Extreme Prejudice, Rapid Fire, and Tombstone.However good at being a tough guy, Boothe excelled at his dramatic opportunities as well. In 1987 he played a father searching for his son in John Boorman's The Emerald Forest. In 1995, he portrayed Alexander Haig in Oliver Stone's biopic Nixon. Boothe then re-teamed with the director for his next film, U-Turn. In 2000 he starred as Navy mentor Captain Pullman in Men of Honor with Cuba Gooding Jr. and Robert De Niro. The next year he portrayed the Roman General Flavius Aetius in the USA network original miniseries Attila. After returning to his home state of Texas to play Agent Wesley Doyle in Bill Paxton's directorial debut, Frailty, Boothe joined the cast of the 2004 HBO Western series Deadwood.In addition to his work on Deadwood, Boothe joined the cast of the post-noir crime thriller Sin City (2005) in the role of a powerful senator, and played another politician (this time the Vice President of the United States) in the popular television series 24. Boothe co-starred with SNL alumni Maya Rudolph and Will Forte for the 2010 comedy MacGruber, and played one of the World Security Councilmen in Marvel's The Avengers (2012). Boothe was a series regular on Nashville for several seasons, and then reprised his role in the MCU in Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D, playing villain Gideon Malick for a multi-episode arc. Boothe died in 2017, at age 68.


Highest Rated Movies



42% Frank Miller's Sin City: A Dame to Kill For Senator Roark $11.1M 2014
No Score Yet Straight A's Father 2013
No Score Yet Guns, Girls and Gambling The Rancher 2012
92% Marvel's The Avengers World Security Council Member $623.3M 2012
48% MacGruber Colonel Faith $8.1M 2010
No Score Yet Nick Nolte: No Exit Actor 2009
No Score Yet Edison and Leo George T. Edison 2008
24% The Final Season Coach Jim Van Scoyoc $1M 2007
No Score Yet Superman: Brainiac Attacks Lex Luthor 2006
77% Sin City Senator Roark 2005
No Score Yet Second Nature Kelton Reed 2003
74% Frailty Agent Wesley Doyle $13.1M 2002
No Score Yet Attila Flavius Aetius 2001
42% Men of Honor Capt. Pullman 2000
No Score Yet Marked for Murder Mace Moutron 2000
10% Joan of Arc Jacques 1999
60% U-Turn Sheriff Potter 1997
No Score Yet True Women Bartlett McClure 1997
No Score Yet Dalva Sam 1996
75% Nixon Alexander M. Haig 1995
51% Sudden Death Joshua Foss 1995
No Score Yet Mutant Species Frost 1995
78% Blue Sky Vince Johnson 1994
No Score Yet Web of Deception Dr. Philip Benesch 1994
73% Tombstone Curly Bill 1993
37% Rapid Fire Mace Ryan 1992
No Score Yet Wild Card Actor 1992
No Score Yet By Dawn's Early Light Cassidy 1990
No Score Yet Family of Spies Actor 1989
No Score Yet The Spree Bram 1988
67% Extreme Prejudice Cash Bailey 1987
No Score Yet Into the Homeland Jackson Swallow 1987
81% The Emerald Forest Bill Markham 1985
No Score Yet Philip Marlowe, Private Eye: Smart Aleck Kill Actor 1985
46% Red Dawn Andy 1984
No Score Yet A Breed Apart Mike Walker 1984
88% Southern Comfort Hardin 1981
No Score Yet Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones Jim Jones 1980
51% Cruising Hankie Salesman 1980
No Score Yet A Cry for Love Actor 1980
No Score Yet Skag Actor 1979
88% The Goodbye Girl Richard III Cast 1977


91% Nashville
Lamar Wyatt
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
95% Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.
Gideon Malick
  • 2016
  • 2015
71% Hatfields & Mccoys
Wall Hatfield
  • 2012
95% Deadwood
Cy Tolliver
  • 2011
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
86% 24
Noah Daniels President Noah Daniels Vice President Daniels
  • 2010
  • 2008
  • 2007
96% Justice League Unlimited
  • 2006
95% Justice League
Voice Gorilla Grodd Grodd
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Philip Marlowe: Private Eye
Philip Marlowe
  • 1986
  • 1983