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John Hawkes

1959-09-11 Alexandria, Minnesota, USA

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John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West", at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He took on the stage name "John Hawkes" because another actor shared his birth name, John Perkins. John starred in the critically-acclaimed, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which received wide praise and was awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival. Additional feature credits include the Lion's Gate film, A Slipping-Down Life (1999) with Guy Pearce, the psychological thriller Identity (2003) alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice (2006) with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, Playing God (2004), The Perfect Storm (2000), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Caçadores de Perigo (1997). Hawkes also starred in and co-produced the independent film, Buttleman (2003), for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Deep Ellum Film Festival. Hawkes' television credits include a lead role in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood (2004), in which he played "Sol Star", a spirited entrepreneur in a lawless town. John lives in Los Angeles, where he writes, records and performs music with his band, "King Straggler".


Roving Woman 2022-06-13
End of Sentence Frank Fogle 2019-09-23
The Peanut Butter Falcon Duncan 2019-08-09
Deadwood: The Movie Sol Star 2019-05-31
Unlovable Jim 2018-11-01
Small Town Crime Mike Kendall 2018-01-19
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Charlie Hayes 2017-12-01
Dr. Del Del Canyon 2016-01-01
Too Late Mel Sampson 2016-03-25
Everest Doug Hansen 2015-09-10
The Driftless Area Shane 2015-04-18
Low Down Joe Albany 2014-01-19
Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment Father (Leaning Towards Solace) 2013-03-05
The Playroom Martin Cantwell 2013-02-06
The Pardon Finnon 'Arkie' Burke 2013-03-22
Resurrection Slope John 2013-01-19
Life of Crime Louis Gara 2013-09-14
Outlaw Country Tarzen Larkin 2012-08-24
The Sessions Mark O'Brien 2012-05-02
Lincoln Robert Latham 2012-11-09
Arcadia Tom 2012-02-13
Kingdom Come Himself 2011-01-01
Martha Marcy May Marlene Patrick 2011-06-10
Earthwork Stan Herd 2011-05-20
Contagion Roger 2011-09-08
Higher Ground CW Walker 2011-08-26
Eve's Necklace William (voice) 2010-07-01
On Holiday Wild Bill 2010-03-02
Everything Will Happen Before You Die Lane 2010-05-06
Winter's Bone Teardrop 2010-06-11
Small Town Saturday Night Donnie Carson 2010-05-31
S. Darko Phil 2009-04-28
Miracle at St. Anna Herb Redneck 2008-09-15
American Gangster Freddie Spearman 2007-11-02
Welcome Bill 2007-10-05
Wristcutters: A Love Story Yan 2006-01-24
The Amateurs Moe 2006-04-28
Miami Vice Alonzo Stevens 2006-07-27
Me and You and Everyone We Know Richard Swersey 2005-06-17
Identity Larry 2003-04-25
Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman Harold Buttleman 2003-05-08
Hardball Ticky Tobin 2001-09-14
The Perfect Storm Mike "Bugsy" Moran 2000-06-29
Sand Hardy 2000-01-02
Late Last Night Ponzo 1999-06-20
Blue Streak Eddie 1999-09-17
Silver Wolf Randy 1999-01-10
A Slipping Down Life David Elliot 1999-01-22
Boogie Boy T-Bone 1998-02-12
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Dave 1998-11-13
Perfect Little Angels Jeff 1998-06-15
Where's Marlowe? Film clerk 1998-10-01
Home Fries Randy 1998-11-25
Rush Hour Stucky 1998-09-18
Til There Was You Gawayne 1997-05-30
Steel Mugger 1997-08-15
Playing God Flick 1997-10-17
From Dusk Till Dawn Pete Bottoms / Liquor Store Clerk 1996-01-19
Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal 1996-06-20
Deep in the Heart Mac 1996-10-10
Congo Bob Driscoll 1995-06-09
Night of the Scarecrow Danny 1995-01-01
Dead Air Morton 1994-10-06
Cool and the Crazy Crazy 1994-09-16
Roadracers Nixer 1994-07-22
Rebel Highway 1994-07-07
Freaked Cowboy 1993-09-11
Flesh and Bone Groom 1993-11-05
Nails Harvey Cassler 1992-07-25
The Rape of Doctor Willis Mateson 1991-11-03
Scary Movie Warren 1991-10-18
Sweet Poison Jimmy 1991-06-13
Never Leave Nevada Christo Chevalier 1990-04-22
Rosalie Goes Shopping Schnucki Greenspace 1989-01-01
Murder Rap Christopher 1988-05-01
Johnny Be Good Pizza Boy #1 1988-03-22
Heartbreak Hotel M.C. 1988-09-30
Dakota Rooster 1988-12-02
It Takes Two Thief #2 1988-07-13
Bar-B-Que Movie Jerry - Dad 1988-01-01
D.O.A. Sloane 1988-03-18
Future-Kill The Light Man 1985-05-03
Police Academy Driver of Teskey Truck (uncredited) 1984-03-22