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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 1 June 1948Snyder, Texas, USA
Birth NamePowers Allen Boothe
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

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).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: André Hansson <hawkan.netgate.kajen.com>

Spouse (1)

Pam Cole (25 May 1969 - present) (2 children)

Trade Mark (3)

Frequently plays authority figures, military or government agents or clergy
Deep, gravelly voice and long face
Piercing "villain" eyes

Trivia (10)

He was a member of the Lambda Chi Alpha fraternity at Southwest Texas State 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. He 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).
Father of Parisse Boothe.
During the 1980 actor's boycott, he was one of the few nominees to attend the Emmy Awards ceremony, and the only winner to accept his award in person.
Born to Merrill Vestal Boothe and his wife Emily Kathryn Reeves.
Has Native American ancestry.
For his role on Tombstone (1993), he was trained by renowned Hollywood Gun Coach Thell Reed, who has also trained such actors as: Kurt Russell, Val Kilmer, Bill Paxton, Sam Elliot, Michael Biehn, Brad Pitt, Girard Swan and Leonardo DiCaprio.
He was named after a friend of his father's that was killed in World War II.
He earned an MFA from Southern Methodist University and went on to become a resident actor at the Oregon Shakespeare Company.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in March 2009 in Austin, Tx.

Personal Quotes (5)

"This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest...I also thought long and hard whether or not I would attend, but I came here because this is America and one must do what one believes. I believe in the Academy. I also believe in my fellow actors in their stand." - accepting his Emmy, 1980.
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] and Jennifer Lopez [U-Turn], and I won't kid you, they're fun.
I've been fortunate in my career to have the opportunity to pick and choose the parts I play. I've also been lucky to always be involved with quality actors, quality directors, quality writers.
One role leads to another. For the first 10 years [that] I was a professional actor, all I did was Shakespeare. And the show I did in New York that brought me out [to L.A.] was a flat-out comedy. And they never let me do comedy. - 2007 quote on his beginning as an actor.
[on playing the U.S. President on '24'] One of the more interesting things about doing this is I don't have to worry about my wardrobe... because it's the same every day, all day.

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