John Hawkes (actor)
John Marvin Perkins
September 11, 1959
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
|Alma mater||St. Cloud State University|
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 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.
His first film role was in Future-Kill (1985), credited as John Perkins. He changed his stage name to John Hawkes because there was another actor named John Perkins.
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.
His other film roles include Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Perfect Storm, American Gangster, Wristcutters: A Love Story, Martha Marcy May Marlene, and Lincoln.
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. Hawkes was offered the role of The Governor in AMC’s horror-drama series The Walking Dead. He turned it down feeling he wasn’t the right fit for the role. The role eventually went to David Morrissey.
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 2016, it was announced that Hawkes would star in the Amazon pilot The Legend of Master Legend, which is based on the popular real-life superhero Master Legend.
Along with cast members, Hawkes expressed interest in reprising his role as Sol Star in a proposed Deadwood film. Deadwood: The Movie began production in October 2018, and premiered on May 31, 2019. Hawkes, along with virtually the entire series cast, took part in it.
John Hawkes had a small role as a robber in the music video for the cover version of the song "Crying in the Rain" by A-ha in 1990. 
|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||Bill "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||Production 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"|
|1999||Nathan Dixon||Russell Keach||Pilot|
|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|
|2014||How and Why||Goodman Hesselman||Pilot|
|2015||Inside Amy Schumer||Juror #8||Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"|
|2016||Dr. Del||Del Canyon||Pilot|
|2017||The Legend of Master Legend||Frank Lafount/Master Legend||Pilot|
|2019||Deadwood: The Movie||Sol Star||Television film|
|2019||Too Old to Die Young||Viggo Larsen||5 episodes|
|2021||Hit-Monkey||Eli (voice)||Episode: "Home Sweet Home"|
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- 1959 births
- 20th-century American male actors
- 21st-century American male actors
- American male film actors
- American male television actors
- American people of British descent
- American people of Scandinavian descent
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead winners
- Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male winners
- Living people
- Male actors from Austin, Texas
- Male actors from Minnesota
- Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Screen Actors Guild Award winners
- People from Alexandria, Minnesota
- St. Cloud State University alumni