John Hawkes



Place of birth:

Alexandria, Minnesota, USA:


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 Ca├žadores 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".

Film Credits

The Peanut Butter Falcon (2019)
as Duncan
Deadwood: The Movie (2019)
as Sol Star
Unlovable (2018)
as Jim
Small Town Crime (2018)
as Mike Kendall
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017)
as Charlie Hayes
Too Late (2016)
as Mel Sampson
Everest (2015)
as Doug Hansen
The Driftless Area (2015)
as Shane
Low Down (2014)
as Joe Albany
Life of Crime (2013)
as Louis Gara
The Pardon (2013)
as Finnon 'Arkie' Burke
The Playroom (2013)
as Martin Cantwell
Resurrection Slope (2013)
as John
Leaning Towards Solace (2012)
as Father
Lincoln (2012)
as Robert Latham
Outlaw Country (2012)
as Tarzen Larkin
The Sessions (2012)
as Mark O'Brien
Arcadia (2012)
as Tom
Martha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
as Patrick
Contagion (2011)
as Roger
Higher Ground (2011)
as CW Walker
Earthwork (2011)
as Stan Herd
Kingdom Come (2011)
as Himself
Winter's Bone (2010)
as Teardrop
Small Town Saturday Night (2010)
as Donnie Carson
S. Darko (2009)
as Phil
Miracle at St. Anna (2008)
as Herb Redneck
American Gangster (2007)
as Freddie Spearman
Welcome (2007)
as Bill
Miami Vice (2006)
as Alonzo Stevens
Wristcutters: A Love Story (2006)
as Yan
Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005)
as Richard Swersey
The Amateurs (2005)
as Moe
Harold Buttleman: Daredevil Stuntman (2003)
as Harold Buttleman
Identity (2003)
as Larry
Hardball (2001)
as Ticky Tobin
The Perfect Storm (2000)
as Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
Sand (2000)
as Hardy
Blue Streak (1999)
as Eddie
Late Last Night (1999)
as Ponzo
A Slipping Down Life (1999)
as David Elliot
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
as Dave
Rush Hour (1998)
as Stucky
Boogie Boy (1998)
as T-Bone
Where's Marlowe? (1998)
as Film clerk
Playing God (1997)
as Flick
Steel (1997)
as Mugger
Til There Was You (1997)
as Gawayne
Deep in the Heart (1996)
as Mac
Shaughnessy: The Iron Marshal (1996)
From Dusk Till Dawn (1996)
as Pete Bottoms / Liquor Store Clerk
Congo (1995)
as Bob Driscoll
Night of the Scarecrow (1995)
as Danny
Dead Air (1994)
as Morton
Cool and the Crazy (1994)
as Crazy
Roadracers (1994)
as Nixer
Rebel Highway (1994)
Freaked (1993)
as Cowboy
Nails (1992)
as Harvey Cassler
The Rape of Doctor Willis (1991)
as Mateson
Sweet Poison (1991)
as Jimmy
Scary Movie (1991)
as Warren
Never Leave Nevada (1990)
as Christo Chevalier
Rosalie Goes Shopping (1989)
as Schnucki Greenspace
Dakota (1988)
as Rooster
Johnny Be Good (1988)
as Pizza Boy #1
D.O.A. (1988)
as Sloane
Bar-B-Que Movie (1988)
Murder Rap (1987)
as Christopher
End of Sentence ()
as Frank Fogle
How and Why ()
as Goodman Hesselman