John Hawkes

Actor, Writer
A journeyman character actor adept at playing oddballs and outsiders, John Hawkes emerged from relative obscurity with a prominent regular role on the critically acclaimed HBO series, "Deadwood" (2004-06). Prior to ... Read more »
Born: 09/10/1959 in Alexandria, Minnesota, USA

Filmography

Actor (88)

Everest 2015 (Movie)

Doug Hansen (Actor)

Inside Amy Schumer 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Driftless Area 2015 (Movie)

Shane (Actor)

Dark Yellow 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

Eastbound and Down 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)

Actor

Kingdom Come 2014 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

Louis Gara (Actor)

Low Down 2014 (Movie)

Joe Albany (Actor)

Small Town Saturday Night 2014 (Movie)

Donny (Actor)

The Pardon 2013 (Movie)

Archie Burke (Actor)

The Playroom 2013 (Movie)

Martin Cantwell (Actor)

Arcadia 2012 (Movie)

Tom (Actor)

Chronicle 2012 (Movie)

Pig Pen (Actor)

Lincoln 2012 (Movie)

Robert Latham (Actor)

The Sessions 2012 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Contagion 2011 (Movie)

Roger (Actor)

Earthwork 2011 (Movie)

Stan Herd (Actor)

Higher Ground 2011 (Movie)

CW Walker (Actor)

Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011 (Movie)

Patrick (Actor)

Lost 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Winter's Bone 2010 (Movie)

Teardrop (Actor)

Psych 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miracle at St. Anna 2008 (Movie)

Herb Redneck (Actor)

Monk 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Gangster 2007 (Movie)

Freddie Spearman (Actor)

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Amateurs 2007 (Movie)

Moe (Actor)

Without A Trace 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Wristcutters: A Love Story 2007 (Movie)

Yan (Actor)

Civil Wars 1991 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deadwood 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Martial Law 1991 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Miami Vice 2006 (Movie)

Alonzo Stevens (Actor)

Nash Bridges 1991 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Nurses 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Promised Land 1991 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Magnificent Seven 1991 - 1994, 1997 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Naked Truth 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Touched By an Angel 1991 - 1999, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Welcome 2006 (Movie)

(Actor)

Wings 1993 - 1994, 1997 - 1998, 2003 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Actor

Me and You and Everyone We Know 2005 (Movie)

Richard (Actor)

A Slipping Down Life 2004 (Movie)

David Elliot (Actor)

Identity 2003 (Movie)

Larry (Actor)

Steven Spielberg Presents: Taken 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

Spin City 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Strange Frequency 2001 - 2002 (TV Show)

Actor

24 2001 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hardball 2001 (Movie)

Ticky Tobin (Actor)

The Perfect Storm 2000 (Movie)

Michael 'Bugsy' Moran (Actor)

The Practice 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Blue Streak 1999 (Movie)

Eddie (Actor)

Fantasy Island 1998 - 1999 (TV Show)

Actor

The X-Files 1999 (Tv Show)

Actor

Buffy the Vampire Slayer 1998 (Tv Show)

Actor

Deep in the Heart (of Texas) 1998 (Movie)

Mac (Actor)

Home Fries 1998 (Movie)

Randy (Actor)

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer 1998 (Movie)

Dave (Actor)

Rush Hour 1998 (Movie)

Stucky (Actor)

Sand 1998 (Movie)

(Actor)

Boogie Boy 1997 (Movie)

T-Bone (Actor)

Dangerous Minds 1996 - 1997 (TV Show)

Actor

ER 1997 (Tv Show)

Actor

Playing God 1997 (Movie)

Flick (Actor)

Steel 1997 (Movie)

Mugger (Actor)

From Dusk Till Dawn 1996 (Movie)

Pete Bottoms (Actor)

Congo 1995 (Movie)

Bob Driscoll (Actor)

Mystery Dance 1994 - 1995 (TV Show)

Actor

The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. 1993 - 1994 (TV Show)

Actor

Flesh and Bone 1993 (Movie)

Groom (Actor)

Nails 1991 - 1992 (TV Show)

Actor

A Taste For Death 1989 - 1990 (TV Show)

Actor

Rosalie Goes Shopping 1990 (Movie)

Schnucki (Actor)

Scary Movie 1990 (Movie)

(Actor)

D.O.A. 1988 (Movie)

Sloane (Actor)

Dakota 1988 (Movie)

Rooster (Actor)

Heartbreak Hotel 1988 (Movie)

Talent Show Emcee (Actor)

Johnny Be Good 1988 (Movie)

Pizza Boy (Actor)

Cool and the Crazy (TV Show)

Actor

Dead Air (TV Show)

Actor

Ice Angel (TV Show)

Actor

Outlaw Country (TV Show)

Actor

Perfect Little Angels (TV Show)

Actor

Roadracers (TV Show)

Actor

Silver Wolf (TV Show)

Actor

Sweet Poison (TV Show)

Actor

The Rape of Dr. Willis (TV Show)

Actor
Music (2)

Life of Crime 2014 (Movie)

("I Had A Feeling") (Song)

Martha Marcy May Marlene 2011 (Movie)

"Marcy's Song" (Song Performer)

Biography

A journeyman character actor adept at playing oddballs and outsiders, John Hawkes emerged from relative obscurity with a prominent regular role on the critically acclaimed HBO series, "Deadwood" (2004-06). Prior to playing Sol Star, a Jewish immigrant who goes on to become mayor of a lawless town, Hawkes bounced around from series to series in several guest starring roles, while appearing in bit parts in feature films. But after "Deadwood," which lasted only three seasons despite a strong following, Hawkes rose up the Hollywood ladder to become a respected and much-recognized onscreen presence. While not appearing on television or in film, Hawkes performed with his alternative country band, King Straggler, but his true talents were displayed on screen in roles like the put-upon brother of a washed up ballplayer in "Eastbound & Down" (HBO, 2009- ). By the time he delivered award-worthy performances in the indie dramas "Winter's Bone" (2010), "Martha Marcy May Marlene" (2011) and "The Sessions" (2012), Hawkes had developed into an in-demand character actor capable of performing a wide array of roles.

Relationships

Patricia Olson

Mother

Peter Perkins

Father

EDUCATION

Jefferson High School

Alexandia , Minnesota 1977

St. Cloud State University

Minnesota
attended only one year

Milestones

2012

Played a man in an iron lung who wants to lose his virginity in Ben Lewin's drama "The Sessions"

2012

Portrayed Republican operative Colonel Robert Latham in Steven Spielberg's "Lincoln," starring Daniel Day-Lewis

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role

2011

Cast in the ensemble drama "Contagion" alongside Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Winter's Bone")

2011

Earned raves for his portrayal of a cult leader in "Martha Marcy May Marlene"

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role

2011

Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ("Winter's Bone")

2010

Co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in the drama feature "Winter’s Bone"

2010

Guest starred on ABC's "Lost"

2009

Co-starred opposite Danny McBride on the HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down"

2007

Cast in Ridley Scott's crime drama "American Gangster" opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe

2004

Cast as spirited entrepreneur Sol Star on the critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"

2003

Cast in the psychological thriller "Identity" alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta

2002

Cast in a lead role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries "Taken" (Sci Fi Channel)

2002

Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Don't Try This at Home"

2002

Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Buttleman"; received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival

2001

Starred opposite Keanu Reeves in "Hardball" as Tricky, Reeves' best friend and business partner

2000

Had a recurring role on the hit series "The Practice" (ABC)

2000

Won over audiences and critics as Bugsy, the slow-witted fisherman in Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm"

1999

Cast in "A Slipping-Down Life," a well-received big screen adaptation of Anne Tyler's novel of the same name, which also starred Lili Taylor and Guy Pearce

1997

Starred opposite David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie in "Playing God"

1996

Wrote sequences to "In the West," which later became the feature film "Deep in the Heart (Of Texas)"

1996

Appeared in From "Dusk Till Dawn," starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino

1994

Wrote and starred in his own one-man show called "Nimrod Soul" at the Theatre at the Improv

1993

Appeared in "Flesh and Bone," starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid

1989

Starred in the horror film "Scary Movie"

1987

Feature film debut in a starring role in the thriller "Murder Rap"

Co-founded the Big State Productions theater company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West," at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C.

Moved to Austin, TX, where he began his career as an actor and musician

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