Powers Boothe born as Powers Allen Boothe is one of the most popular actors in American movies and television. His most notable role can be seen in Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones as Jim Jones. He was born on 1st June 1948, which makes his age 66. His birthplace is Synder, which lies in Texas, USA. HIs nationality is American. His parents are Emily Kathryn Reeves and Merrill Vestal Boothe. He is youngest among the three children (kids) born to his parents. He studied at Texas State University and later Southwest Texas State College in San Marcos. In 1972 he received a Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in Dallas.
Since 1977 till the present age he has been active in the acting field. He has been featured in a number of movies and TV shows throughout the span of his career. He started his career soon after he graduated from college by joining Oregon Shakespeare Festival and appearing in the roles in Henry IV, Part 2, Troilus and Cressida, etc. In 1974 he made his New York stage debut in Richard III produced by Lincoln Center. He debuted in Broadway Theater in the one- act play Lone Star in 1979, which was written by James McLure. In 1980 he was portrayed as Jim Jones the lead character in the CBS TV movie Guyana Tragedy: The Story of Jim Jones. His role in the movie as the crazed cult leader was well received by audience and was critically acclaimed. For this role he won Emmy Awards beating out veteran actors like Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. In the 1987 Celebrity Golf Challenge for Charity he made the record in long drive of 490 yards and was awarded Golden Pumpkin. In 1980s he portrayed the character of Philip Marlowe in a series of short films for HBO named Philip Marlowe, Private Eye. He later appeared in movies like Southern Comfort, Red Dawn, Extreme Prejudice, A Breed Apart and The Emerald Forest. He also appeared in the HBO movies like By Dawn’s Early Light and Into the Homeland. He has played the challenging role of traitor Navy Officer John Walker in the CBS- TV film Family of Spies in 1990. In the 1980 series Skag he plays the role of Whalen. In the series the lead character Skag played by Karl Malden suffers from stroke.
He looks quite tall with the height of 6 feet 2 inches. His body structure matches well with his height and would definitely look resistless if he goes shirtless. He is an active user of Instagram and regularly posts pictures in the site. He is quite popular in social networking sites like Twitter as he has many followers of different ethnicity in the site. His detailed biography can be read from wiki websites like Wikipedia.
He was married to Pamela Ann in 1969. There is no such news about him getting divorce from his wife. He does not have affair with anyone nor has a girlfriend right now. He is definitely not gay however he has not clearly spoken about his sexual preferences. His net worth is estimated to be $8 million dollars. His political party affiliation is Republican.