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Powers Boothe

American actor born 1948, in Snyder, Texas. 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). See full bio »

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 2013 Straight A's
 2012 Hitman: Absolution (Video Game)
Benjamin Travis (voice)
 2012 Guns, Girls and Gambling
The Rancher
 2011 The Looney Tunes Show (TV Series)
Leslie Hunt
- French Fries (2011) ... Leslie Hunt (voice)
- Off-Duty Cop (2011) ... Leslie Hunt (voice)
 2011 Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated (TV Series)
Dead Justice
- Dead Justice (2011) ... Dead Justice (voice)
 2011/II Tattoo (Short)
The Gambler
 2011 Ben 10: Ultimate Alien (TV Series)
 2009 Ben 10: Alien Force (TV Series)
- Singlehanded (2009) ... Sunder (voice)
 2008 24 (TV Movie)
President Noah Daniels
 2008 Mouth of Caddo (Short)
 2008 Turok (Video Game)
Kane (voice)
 2006 Superman: Brainiac Attacks (Video)
Lex Luthor (voice)
 2002-2006 Justice League (TV Series)
Gorilla Grodd / Red Tornado
- Alive! (2006) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- Dead Reckoning (2006) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- To Another Shore (2005) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
- I Am Legion (2005) ... Gorilla Grodd (voice)
 2005 Area 51 (Video Game)
Major Bridges (voice)
 2003 Second Nature (TV Movie)
Kelton Reed
 2001 Attila (TV Mini-Series)
Flavius Aetius
 1999 Joan of Arc (TV Mini-Series)
Jacques D'Arc
 1998 The Spree (TV Movie)
Det. Bram Hatcher
 1997 Con Air
Officer at Leaving Ceremony (voice, unconfirmed, uncredited)
 1997 True Women (TV Movie)
Bartlett McClure
 1996 Dalva (TV Movie)
 1994 Blue Sky
Vince Johnson
 1993 Angely smerti
 1992 Wild Card (TV Movie)
 1990 By Dawn's Early Light (TV Movie)
 1990 Stalingrad
General Cuikov
 1990 Voyager: The Grand Tour (Short)
 1988 Sapphire Man (Short)
 1981 Southern Comfort
 1980 A Cry for Love (TV Movie)
Tony Bonnell
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6' 2" (1.88 m)

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Hell, I've played as many guys who get the girl as I have heavies. I've done love scenes with Jessica Lange [Blue Sky (1994)] and Jennifer Lopez [U Turn (1997)], and I won't kid you, they're fun. See more »


In September 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. He was the only winner in an acting category who showed up. The incident was referenced in the James L. Brooks comedy film I'll Do Anything (... See more »


Frequently plays authority figures, military or government agents or clergy See more »

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