John Hawkes (actor)
Hawkes in April 2010
John Marvin Perkins
September 11, 1959
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
John Hawkes (born John Marvin Perkins; September 11, 1959) is an American actor, known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, backwoods meth addict Teardrop Dolly in Winter's Bone, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, and his Golden Globe Award and Screen Actors Guild Award-nominated portrayal of Mark O'Brien in The Sessions. Other notable works of his include Martha Marcy May Marlene, Low Down and From Dusk Till Dawn.
Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Peter "Pete" John Perkins, a farmer of wheat, corn, hogs and cattle, and Patricia Jeanne (née Olson). 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, 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 April 2017, Ian McShane confirmed that David Milch has submitted a script for a two-hour Deadwood movie 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.
|1991||Sweet Poison||Jimmy||Television film|
|The Rape of Doctor Willis||Mateson||Television film|
|1992||Mann & Machine||Tommy Chartraw||Episode: "The Dating Game"|
|Nails||Harvey Cassler||Television film|
|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|
|Cool and the Crazy||Crazy||Television film|
|Dead Air||Morton||Television film|
|1995||The Marshal||Elton Johnson||Episode: "The Great Train Robbery"|
|Touched by an Angel||Mason Cook||Episode: "Trust"|
|1996||Dangerous Minds||Evan||Episode: "Bad Apple"|
|Promised Land||Jake||Episode: "A Leap of Faith"|
|Millennium||Mike Bardale||Episode: "The Judge"|
|1997||The Big Easy||Wild Bill||Episode: "The Fabulous Bill Brothers"|
|Pacific Blue||Paul Brent||Episode: "Excessive Force"|
|Nash Bridges||Vaughn Smith||Episode: "Lost and Found"|
|ER||Physician's Assistant||Episode: "Ambush"|
|Profit||Dr. Jeremy Batewell||Episode: "Chinese Box"|
|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"|
|Buffy the Vampire Slayer||George||Episode: "I Only Have Eyes for You"|
|Fantasy Island||Arnie White||Episode: "Secret Self"|
|Brimstone||Willy Graver||Episode: "Executioner"|
|1999||Nathan Dixon||Russell Keach||Television film|
|Martial Law||Jake Simms||Episode: "Substitutes"|
|The X-Files||Phillip Padgett||Episode: "Milagro"|
|2000||The Practice||Stuart Donovan||3 episodes|
|2001||Strange Frequency||Songwriter||Episode: "Cold Turkey"|
|Sam's Circus||Gunner||Television film|
|24||Greg Penticoff||2 episodes|
|2002||Taken||Marty Erickson||Miniseries; 5 episodes|
|2003||Strange Frequency 2||Jared||Television film|
|2004–06||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"|
|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"|
|2009–13||Eastbound & Down||Dustin Powers||13 episodes|
|2011||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"|
|2019||Too Old to Die Young||TBA||Upcoming series|
|Deadwood||Sol Star||Television film|
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