Agents of SHIELD Powers Boothe

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Powers Boothe Books 'Incredibly Menacing' Arc

Veteran actor Powers Boothe is joining ABC’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. as a recurring foil for… big, bad HYDRA head Grant Ward?

Specifically, Boothe has been cast as Gideon Malick, an “incredibly menacing” mystery man who “even the stone-cold Grant Ward would fear,” Marvel TV boss Jeph Loeb told Marvel.com. “Only someone of Powers’ caliber could deliver the type of ominous and powerful performance we needed.”

Boothe’s previous TV credits include Nashville, 24 and Deadwood, while his “super” resume includes playing a member of the World Security Council in The Avengers and voicing Gorilla Grodd and Lex Luthor in animated DC Comics projects.