Fresh from his success on “Hatfields & McCoys,” Powers Boothe takes on the role of the powerful and conniving father to Rayna Jaymes on “Nashville.” A career actor on the big screen and small, Boothe is best known for his roles as the President on “24,” Cy Tolliver on “Deadwood,” and his Emmy-Award winning performance in the title role of the telefilm “Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones.”
A native Texan, in 2009 Boothe was inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame. He began his career after college in residence at the Oregon Shakespeare Company, before branching out into television and films. He’s played many key roles in feature films, including “Guns, Girls & Gambling,” “MacGruber,” Robert Rodriguez’ ”Sin City,” Oliver Stone’s “Nixon,” “Men of Honor,” Tony Richardson’s “Blue Sky,” “Tombstone,” John Milius’ “Red Dawn” and many others.
On television he helmed the series “Phillip Marlowe: Private Eye” and starred in numerous miniseries, among them “Atilla,” “Joan of Arc,” “True Women” and “Family of Spies.” He’s also lent his voice to the animated hits “Ben 10,” “Justice League” and “The Looney Tunes Show.”
A father of two and married since 1969, Boothe resided in Nashville. He died in his sleep on May 14, 2017. The cause of death was cardiopulmonary arrest. He was battling pancreatic cancer.
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