Emmy-Winning Character Actor Powers Boothe Dies at 68

May 15, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Actor Powers Boothe, who made an impact both on television and in feature films, died Sunday at 68. Boothe’s publicist said Boothe died of natural causes at his home in Los Angeles, according to the AP.

Boothe won an Emmy in 1980 for playing Jim Jones in the TV movie “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.” His many TV roles also included Gideon Malick in “Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.,” Lamar Wyatt on “Nashville,” Judge Valentine “Wall” Hatfield on “Hatfields & McCoys,” Vice President Noah Daniels on “24” and the villainous Cy Tolliver on “Deadwood.”

Boothe had a successful career on the big screen going back to the 1970s, including roles in “Tombstone,” ”Sin City” and “The Avengers.”

The AP report notes that Boothe was the only winner in the acting categories at the 1980 Emmys to show up to pick up his trophy, with the ceremony being held during an actors strike. The report quotes Boothe saying that night: “This is either the most courageous moment of my career or the stupidest.”

Fellow actor Beau Bridges said in a Twitter post after learning of Boothe’s death that Boothe was “a dear friend, great actor, devoted father and husband.”

Here’s a Powers Boothe clip reel posted several years ago by the Austin Film Society …

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  1. Few people could play a “Bad Guy” better than Powers Boothe. He will be missed.

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