John Hawkes

John Hawkes


  • Known For: Acting
  • Birthday: 11-09-1959
  • Gender: Male
  • Place of Birth: Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
  • Also Known As:

    John Perkins

  • Popularity: 40.18
  • Homepage: N/A


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".




Year Movie Character
1991 Scary Movie as Warren
2012 The Sessions as Mark
2013 The Playroom as Martin Cantwell
2011 Earthwork as Stan Herd
2014 Low Down as Joe Albany
2016 Too Late as Mel Sampson
2018 Small Town Crime as Mike Kendall
2019 End of Sentence as Frank Fogle
1988 Murder Rap as Christopher
2003 Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman as Harold Buttleman
2010 Eve's Necklace as William (voice)
2010 On Holiday as Wild Bill
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know as Richard Swersey
2010 Winter's Bone as Teardrop
2007 Welcome as Bill
2012 Arcadia as Tom
2013 The Pardon as Finnon 'Arkie' Burke
2013 Life of Crime as Louis Gara
1988 Bar-B-Que Movie as Jerry - Dad
2013 Resurrection Slope as John
2018 Unlovable as Jim
2010 Everything Will Happen Before You Die as Lane
2022 Roving Woman as Gregory Milloy
1994 Roadracers as Nixer
2015 Everest as Doug Hansen
2003 Strange Frequency² as Jared (segment 'Soul Man')
2003 Identity as Larry
2010 Small Town Saturday Night as Donnie Carson
2012 Outlaw Country as Tarzen Larkin
1991 Sweet Poison as Jimmy
2011 Higher Ground as CW Walker
2001 Hardball as Ticky Tobin
1999 A Slipping Down Life as David Elliot
1992 Nails as Harvey Cassler
1994 Cool and the Crazy as Crazy
1988 Dakota as Rooster
2019 The Peanut Butter Falcon as Duncan
2002 Sand as Hardy
2016 Dr. Del as Del Canyon
1989 Rosalie Goes Shopping as Schnucki Greenspace
2015 The Driftless Area as Shane
1998 Boogie Boy as T-Bone
1985 Future-Kill as The Light Man
2000 The Perfect Storm as Mike "Bugsy" Moran
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene as Patrick
1990 Never Leave Nevada as Christo Chevalier
2024 True Detective: Night Country as Captain Hank Prior
1996 Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal
2006 The Amateurs as Moe
1993 Freaked as Cowboy
2012 Lincoln as Robert Latham
2012 Kingdom Come as Self
1999 Late Last Night as Ponzo
1997 Playing God as Flick
1995 Night of the Scarecrow as Danny
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Charlie Hayes
1996 Deep in the Heart as Mac
2013 Sigur Rós: Valtari Film Experiment as Father (Leaning Towards Solace)
1988 It Takes Two as Thief #2
1998 Perfect Little Angels as Jeff
2007 American Gangster as Freddie Spearman
1998 Where's Marlowe? as Film clerk
1999 Silver Wolf as Randy
2006 Miami Vice as Alonzo Stevens
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer as Dave
2019 Deadwood: The Movie as Sol Star
1988 Johnny Be Good as Pizza Boy #1
2009 S. Darko as Phil
2011 Contagion as Roger
1994 Dead Air as Morton
1999 Blue Streak as Eddie
2007 Wristcutters: A Love Story as Yan
1991 The Rape of Doctor Willis as Mateson
1993 Flesh and Bone as Groom
1996 From Dusk Till Dawn as Pete Bottoms / Liquor Store Clerk
1997 Steel as Mugger
1988 D.O.A. as Sloane
1995 Congo as Bob Driscoll
1988 Heartbreak Hotel as M.C.
1998 Home Fries as Randy
1998 Rush Hour as Stucky
1997 Til There Was You as Gawayne
2008 Miracle at St. Anna as Herb Redneck
2010 Everything Will Happen Before You Die
2022 Roving Woman

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