skip navigation
John Hawkes

John Hawkes

| VIEW ALL

TCM Messageboards
Post your comments here
ADD YOUR COMMENT>

share:

TCM Archive Materials VIEW ALL ARCHIVES (0)

Recent DVDs

 
 

Legendary Gangsters: 5-Movie Collection... The mob gets a makeover in these five contemporary takes on organized crime. The... more info $56.98was $56.98 Buy Now

Winter's Bone DVD A teenager's search for her missing meth-cooker father puts her own life in... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Wristcutters: A Love Story... Suicide plus lost souls equals a surprisingly touching story. Patrick Fugit... more info $14.98was $14.98 Buy Now

I Still Know What You Did Last Summer... I Know What You Did Last Summer was one of the two teenaged horror movies... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

The Amateurs DVD Amateur pornography just might be the the best way for Jeff Bridges to change... more info $9.99was $9.99 Buy Now

Sand DVD Michael Vartan tries to escape his violent and unstable siblings after his... more info $9.98was $9.98 Buy Now

Also Known As: John Perkins Died:
Born: September 11, 1959 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Alexandria, Minnesota, USA Profession: actor, writer

Biography CLOSE THE FULL 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.

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.

Filmographyclose complete filmography

CAST: (feature film)

1.
 Driftless Area (2015)
2.
 Low Down (2014)
3.
 Life of Crime (2014)
4.
 Too Late (2013)
5.
 Arcadia (2012)
6.
 Lincoln (2012)
7.
 Kingdom Come (2012)
8.
 Contagion (2011)
9.
 Higher Ground (2011)
VIEW THE FULL FILMOGRAPHY

Milestones close milestones

:
Moved to Austin, TX, where he began his career as an actor and musician
:
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.
1987:
Feature film debut in a starring role in the thriller "Murder Rap"
1989:
Starred in the horror film "Scary Movie"
1993:
Appeared in "Flesh and Bone," starring Meg Ryan and Dennis Quaid
1994:
Wrote and starred in his own one-man show called "Nimrod Soul" at the Theatre at the Improv
1996:
Appeared in From "Dusk Till Dawn," starring George Clooney and Quentin Tarantino
1996:
Wrote sequences to "In the West," which later became the feature film "Deep in the Heart (Of Texas)"
1997:
Starred opposite David Duchovny and Angelina Jolie in "Playing God"
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
2000:
Won over audiences and critics as Bugsy, the slow-witted fisherman in Wolfgang Petersen's "The Perfect Storm"
2000:
Had a recurring role on the hit series "The Practice" (ABC)
2001:
Starred opposite Keanu Reeves in "Hardball" as Tricky, Reeves' best friend and business partner
2002:
Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Don't Try This at Home"
2002:
Cast in a lead role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries "Taken" (Sci Fi Channel)
2002:
Starred in and co-produced the independent film "Buttleman"; received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival
2003:
Cast in the psychological thriller "Identity" alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta
2004:
Cast as spirited entrepreneur Sol Star on the critically acclaimed HBO series "Deadwood"
2007:
Cast in Ridley Scott's crime drama "American Gangster" opposite Denzel Washington and Russell Crowe
2010:
Guest starred on ABC's "Lost"
2009:
Co-starred opposite Danny McBride on the HBO comedy series "Eastbound & Down"
2010:
Co-starred with Jennifer Lawrence in the drama feature "Winter¿s Bone"
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male ("Winter's Bone")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role ("Winter's Bone")
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
2011:
Nominated for the 2011 Academy Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role
2011:
Cast in the ensemble drama "Contagion" alongside Matt Damon, Kate Winslet, and Gwyneth Paltrow
2011:
Earned raves for his portrayal of a cult leader in "Martha Marcy May Marlene"
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
VIEW ALL MILESTONES

Education

St. Cloud State University: -
Jefferson High School: Alexandia , Minnesota - 1977

Please support TCMDB by adding to this information.

Click here to contribute