John Hawkes

John Hawkes

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    • September 11th, 1959
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".

Starring John Hawkes on Plex


Acting (62 Credits)

2019End of Sentence as Frank Fogle
2019End of Sentence as Frank Fogle
2019The Peanut Butter Falcon as Duncan
2019Deadwood: The Movie as Sol Star
2017Small Town Crime as Mike Kendall
2017Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Charlie Hayes
2015Too Late as Mel Sampson
2015Everest as Doug Hansen
2015The Driftless Area as Shane
2014Low Down as Joe AlbanyWatch Free
2013Life of Crime as Louis Gara
2012The Sessions as Mark O'Brien
2012The Playroom as Martin Cantwell
2012Arcadia as Tom
2012Outlaw Country as Tarzen Larkin
2012Lincoln as Robert Latham
2011Martha Marcy May Marlene as Patrick
2011Higher Ground as CW Walker
2011Contagion as Roger
2010Winter's Bone as Teardrop
2010Small Town Saturday Night as Donnie Carson
2009S. Darko as Phil
2009Eastbound & Down as Dustin Powers
2008Miracle at St. Anna as Herb Redneck
2007American Gangster as Freddie Spearman
2006Wristcutters: A Love Story as Yan
2006Miami Vice as Alonzo Stevens
2005Me and You and Everyone We Know as Richard Swersey
2005The Amateurs as Moe
2004Deadwood as Sol Star
2003Buttleman as Harold ButtlemanWatch Free
2003Identity as Larry
2002Taken as Marty Erickson
2001Hardball as Ticky Tobin
2000Sand as Hardy
2000The Perfect Storm as Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
1999A Slipping-Down Life as David Elliot
1999Late Last Night as Ponzo
1999Silver Wolf as RandyWatch Free
1999Blue Streak as Eddie
1998Boogie Boy as T-BoneWatch Free
1998Where's Marlowe? as Film clerk
1998I Still Know What You Did Last Summer as Dave
1998Home Fries as Randy
1998Rush Hour as Stucky
1997Playing God as Flick
1997Steel as Mugger
1997'Til There Was You as Gawayne
1996From Dusk Till Dawn as Pete Bottoms / Liquor Store Clerk
1995Night of the Scarecrow as Danny
1995Congo as Bob DriscollWatch Free
1994Roadracers as Nixer
1994Cool and the Crazy as Crazy
1993Freaked as Cowboy
1993Flesh and Bone as Groom
1991Scary Movie as Warren
1989Rosalie Goes Shopping as Schnucki Greenspace
1988It Takes Two as Thief #2
1988Johnny Be Good as Pizza Boy #1
1988D.O.A. as Sloane
1985Future-Kill as The Light Man
1984Police Academy as Driver of Teskey Truck (uncredited)


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