Date of Birth: June 1st 1948
American television and film actor. He is known for his Emmy-winning 1980 portrayal of Jim Jones.
He attended Texas State University (then Southwest Texas State College) as an undergraduate and received his Master of Fine Arts from Southern Methodist University in 1972. After graduation, Boothe joined the repertory company of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, with roles in Henry IV, Part 2 (portraying Henry IV of England), Troilus and Cressida, and others.
Boothe won the Emmy Award for his role, beating out veterans Henry Fonda and Jason Robards. During the Screen Actors Guild strike in the fall of 1980, he was one of the few who showed up at the ceremonies to claim their prizes. He said at the time, "This may be either the bravest moment of my career or the dumbest."
In 2001, he starred as Flavius Aëtius, the Roman general in charge of stopping the Hun invasion in the made-for-TV mini-series Attila. Most recently, Boothe has played a featured role as brothel-owner Cy Tolliver on the HBO series Deadwood, and the seedy Senator Roark in the motion picture Sin City. He is the voice of one of the characters in the 2005 video game Area 51 and Gorilla Grodd, the hyper-intelligent telepathic supervillain in Justice League and Justice League Unlimited.
He was a special guest star on 24, where he played Vice President Noah Daniels. Just after taking the role as acting President, Boothe is seen exiting Air Force 2 with F-15s in the background. Boothe played a downed F-15 pilot in Red Dawn.