Powers Boothe Net Worth 2019, Biography, Early Life, Career, Award, and Death.
Powers Boothe Net Worth – Powers Allen Boothe (June 1, 1948 – May 14, 2017) was an American television, video game, and film actor, and voice actor. Some of his most notable roles include his Emmy-winning portrayal of Jim Jones in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones and his turns as TV detective Philip Marlowe in the 1980s, Cy Tolliver on Deadwood, “Curly Bill” Brocius in Tombstone, Vice President and subsequently President Noah Daniels on 24, and Lamar Wyatt in Nashville.
Early Life and Education
He was born as Powers Allen Boothe on the 1st of June 1948 a cotton farm in Snyder, Texas as the youngest child of rancher Merrill Vestal Boothe and his wife Kathryn Emily (née Reeves) who shared three sons.
Boothe’s father named him after a friend of his whom he had lost during World War II. While attending Snyder High School, Powers played football and hoped to go professional, however, he changed his mind after it dawned on him that referees of the sports may not always be accurate or unbiased.
His next interest was acting. After high school graduation, Powers made history in his family by becoming the first one to attend college. He chose the Southwest Texas State University where he began exploring his interests in acting.
Powers didn’t stop at just a college degree. He eventually enrolled at Southern Methodist University via a fellowship, earning a master’s degree.
Only after graduating did Powers begin to see a career in acting. “Before that, I never thought about it,” he told American profile magazine in 2012. “To me, going to L.A. or New York was like going to the moon!”
And, to the moon, Powers did go in 1970 after joining the repertory company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. Some of his theater appearances included; Henry IV, Troilus and Cressida, and Richard III. By the later 1970s, Boothe made his Broadway debut in Lone Star & Pvt. Wars.
Boothe then transitioned to TV and didn’t take long to make his mark. His portrayal of Jim Jones in the TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones earned him a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie.
Boothe had received the award himself after he took the bold decision of attending the event that was boycotted by many due to the Screen Actors Guild strike.
“This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest,” Boothe said in his acceptance speech. Well, look back, that moment can be said to have been more courageous than stupid.
From then onwards, Boothe’s career was on a flyer. He even went on to receive 2 Screen Actors Guild Award nominations, first for his role as General Alexander Haig in Nixon (1995) which was perhaps one of his nuanced villain roles, and second for his role as Cy Tolliver, a brothel operator in the TV series Deadwood.
Powers Boothe was an award-winning American actor who had a net worth of $8 million. Powers Boothe acquired his net worth from a 35+ year successful acting career.
Fresh out of college, Powers joined the Oregon Shakespeare Festival theatre, appearing in plays including Henry IV and Troilus and Cressida. In the late seventies, Powers made his Broadway debut, starring in a one-man play Lone Star.
He gained prominence in the 1980 CBS TV movie, Guyana Tragedy: The Story of James McLure. He won an Emmy Award for his portrayal in the film as Jim Jones, a crazed cult leader. Throughout the 1980s, Powers was a firm fixture on the small screen.
He appeared in a series of films for HBO including Southern Comfort, Sudden Death, U-Turn, and Extreme Prejudice. In the 1990s, Powers continued to appear in TV films.
He was featured in The Family of Spies (1990), Tombstone (1993), and starred opposite Jessica Lange in Blue Sky (1994).
Powers’ fruitful acting career went from strength to strength. He starred in the 2001 movie Attila and the 2005 film Sin City. For younger audiences, Powers was perhaps most well-known for being a regular on HBO’s Deadwood.
He also made guest appearances on 24, 24: Redemption, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Unfortunately, Powers Boothe died on May 14, 2017, at the age of 68.
Boothe’s other notable credits are Sudden Death where he played a terrorist, Extreme Prejudice as a drug trafficker, Curly Bill Brocius in Tombstone, corrupt Senator Roark in Sin City (2005), and its 2014 sequel.
A decade before his passing Boothe was more active on the small screen having recurring roles in 24, Nashville, and Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Powers lent his gravelly voice to a number of animated characters in film TV, and video games.
He was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame in 2009, alongside actor and singer Billy Bob Thornton.
According to his publicist, Powers Boothe died of natural causes. He died in his sleep on the morning of May 14, 2017. At the time of his death, Powers was battling pancreatic cancer.
Following the news of his passing, friends and colleagues took to social media to send their condolences with a friend, actor Beau Bridges leading the way. He wrote; “It’s with great sadness that I mourn the passing of my friend Powers Boothe. A dear friend, a great actor, devoted father & husband.”