John Hawkes (actor)
John Marvin Perkins (born September 11, 1959), known professionally as John Hawkes, is an American actor. He is the recipient of several accolades, including two Independent Spirit Awards, and has been nominated for an Academy Award and a Golden Globe Award.
Hawkes in 2009
John Marvin Perkins
September 11, 1959
|Alma mater||St. Cloud State University|
Hawkes is known for his roles in the films Winter's Bone (2010) and The Sessions (2012), for which he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor and a Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama, respectively. Some of his other film credits include From Dusk till Dawn (1996), The Perfect Storm (2000), Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), American Gangster (2007), Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011), Lincoln (2012) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017). He has also appeared in many television series, notably Deadwood (2004–2006) and Eastbound & Down (2009–2013).
Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Patricia Jeanne (née Olson) and Peter John "Pete" Perkins, a farmer of wheat, corn, hogs and cattle. He was raised in a "pastoral, small city... a midwest Scandinavian community." Hawkes graduated from Jefferson High School and moved to Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the bands Meat Joy, with Gretchen Phillips, and King Straggler, with fellow actors Rodney Eastman and Brentley Gore.
Hawkes played the role of Greg Penticoff in season 1 of 24. From 2004 to 2006, Hawkes played merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood. He portrayed Dustin Powers, brother of protagonist Kenny Powers, on all four seasons of the HBO series Eastbound & Down, and played Lennon on ABC's Lost.
In 2011, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Winter's Bone, as well as for a number of other awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Also in 2011, Hawkes was honored with a Rising Star Award by the Texas Film Hall of Fame.
In 2012, the film The Sessions was considered one of the Sundance breakout hits of that year. Hawkes received two prolonged standing ovations at the film's screening. It was praised by critics at the festival as "accessible, enjoyable, and light-hearted".
In April 2017, Ian McShane confirmed that David Milch has submitted a script for a two-hour Deadwood film to HBO. "[A] two-hour movie script has been delivered to HBO. If they don't deliver [a finished product], blame them", McShane said. He went on to say of the original cast returning, "we'd all love to do it ... It would be nice to see all of the old gang again." Hawkes expressed interest in reprising his role as Sol Star. The film began production in October 2018, and premiered on May 31, 2019.
|1991||Sweet Poison||Jimmy||Television film|
|1991||The Rape of Doctor Willis||Mateson||Television film|
|1992||Mann & Machine||Tommy Chartraw||Episode: "The Dating Game"|
|1992||Nails||Harvey Cassler||Television film|
|1992||Northern Exposure||Inspector Jason||Episode: "Do the Right Thing"|
|1993||The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr.||Montana's Assistant||Episode: "Showdown"|
|1994||Wings||Mark the Waiter||2 episodes|
|1994||Cool and the Crazy||Crazy||Television film|
|1994||Dead Air||Morton||Television film|
|1995||The Marshal||Elton Johnson||Episode: "The Great Train Robbery"|
|1995||Touched by an Angel||Mason Cook||Episode: "Trust"|
|1996||Dangerous Minds||Evan||Episode: "Bad Apple"|
|1996||Promised Land||Jake||Episode: "A Leap of Faith"|
|1996||Millennium||Mike Bardale||Episode: "The Judge"|
|1997||The Big Easy||Wild Bill||Episode: "The Fabulous Bill Brothers"|
|1997||Pacific Blue||Paul Brent||Episode: "Excessive Force"|
|1997||Nash Bridges||Vaughn Smith||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|1997||ER||Physician's Assistant||Episode: "Ambush"|
|1997||Profit||Dr. Jeremy Batewell||Episode: "Chinese Box"|
|1997||The Naked Truth||Duane Baldwin||Episode: "He Ain't Famous, He's My Brother"|
|1998||The Crow: Stairway to Heaven||Jake Thompson||Episode: "Death Wish"|
|1998||Buffy the Vampire Slayer||George||Episode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"|
|1998||Fantasy Island||Arnie White||Episode: "Secret Self"|
|1998||Brimstone||Willy Graver||Episode: "Executioner"|
|1999||Martial Law||Jake Simms||Episode: "Substitutes"|
|1999||The X-Files||Phillip Padgett||Episode: "Milagro"|
|2000||The Practice||Stuart Donovan||3 episodes|
|2001||Strange Frequency||Songwriter||Episode: "Cold Turkey"|
|2001||24||Greg Penticoff||2 episodes|
|2002||Taken||Marty Erickson||5 episodes|
|2003||Strange Frequency 2||Jared||Television film|
|2004–2006||Deadwood||Sol Star||36 episodes|
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series
|2007||Without a Trace||Terry Lee Wicker||Episode: "Where and Why"|
|2007||CSI: Crime Scene Investigation||Terry Lee Wicker||Episode: "Who and What"|
|2008||Monk||Matthew Teeger||Episode: "Mr. Monk and the Three Julies"|
|2009||Psych||Rollins||Episode: "Shawn Takes a Shot in the Dark"|
|2009–2013||Eastbound & Down||Dustin Powers||13 episodes|
|2012||Outlaw Country||Tarzen Larkin||Television film|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Juror #8||Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"|
|2019||Deadwood: The Movie||Sol Star||Television film|
|2019||Too Old to Die Young||Viggo Larsen||5 episodes|
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- "John Hawkes's Award-Worthy Turn in 'The Sessions' and His Wild Ride to Stardom". The Daily Beast. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
- "John Hawkes balances television and film over years". Biography.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
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- "Texas Film Hall of Fame 2011 Honorees". Austin Film Society. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
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- Fowler, Matt (March 23, 2017). "The Legend of Master Legend: "Pilot" Review". IGN. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
- Gunderman, Dan (April 20, 2017). "Actor Ian McShane says 'Deadwood' creator submitted revival movie script to HBO". Collider. Retrieved April 20, 2017.
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