John Hawkes (actor)

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John Hawkes
JohnHawkesHS2009.jpg
Hawkes in 2009
Born
John Marvin Perkins

(1959-09-11) September 11, 1959 (age 62)
Alma materSt. Cloud State University
OccupationActor
Years active1984–present

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).

Early life[edit]

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.[1][2][3] He was raised in a "pastoral, small city... a midwest Scandinavian community."[4] Hawkes graduated from Jefferson High School[1] and moved to Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the bands Meat Joy, with Gretchen Phillips,[3] and King Straggler, with fellow actors Rodney Eastman and Brentley Gore.[3]

Career[edit]

His first film role was in Future-Kill (1985), credited as John Perkins.[5] He changed his stage name to John Hawkes because there was another actor named John Perkins.[6]

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.[7]

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.[8]

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.[9]

In 2012, the film The Sessions was considered one of the Sundance breakout hits of that year.[10] Hawkes received two prolonged standing ovations at the film's screening.[11] It was praised by critics at the festival as "accessible, enjoyable, and light-hearted".[12]

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.[13]

Among other 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.[14]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Future-Kill The Light Man Credited as John Perkins
1988 Bar-B-Que Movie Jerry Short film
1988 D.O.A. Sloane
1988 Johnny Be Good Pizza boy #1
1988 Murder Rap Christopher / Wiseman
1988 It Takes Two Thief #2
1988 Heartbreak Hotel M.C.
1988 Dakota Rooster
1989 Rosalie Goes Shopping Schnucki Greenspace
1990 Never Leave Nevada Christo
1991 Scary Movie Warren
1993 Freaked Cowboy
1993 Flesh and Bone Groom
1995 Congo Bob Driscoll
1995 Night of the Scarecrow Danny Thompson
1995 Angry Cafe Turtle
1996 From Dusk till Dawn Pete Bottoms
1996 Deep in the Heart Mac
1997 'Til There Was You Gawayne
1997 Steel Mugger
1997 Playing God Flick
1998 Boogie Boy T-Bone
1998 Home Fries Randy
1998 Rush Hour Stucky
1998 Where's Marlowe? Earl
1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Dave
1999 A Slipping-Down Life David Elliot
1999 Blue Streak Eddie
2000 The Perfect Storm Mike "Bugsy" Moran
2000 Sand Hardy Briggs
2001 Hardball Ticky Tobin
2003 Identity Larry Washington
2002 Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman Harold Buttleman
2004 Sweet Underground Johnny
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know Richard Swersey
2005 The Amateurs Moe
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Yan
2006 Miami Vice Alonzo Stevens
2007 American Gangster Freddie Spearman Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2008 Miracle at St. Anna Herb Redneck
2009 Tender as Hellfire French Short film
2009 S. Darko Phil
2009 Earthwork Stan Herd
2010 Winter's Bone Teardrop Dolly Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
San Francisco Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Santa Barbara International Film Festival – Virtuoso Award
Nominated – Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Indiana Film Critics Association for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Cast
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role
Nominated – Southeastern Film Critics Association Award for Best Ensemble
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
2010 Everything Will Happen Before You Die Lane Also co-executive producer
2010 Small Town Saturday Night Donnie Carson
2010 Eve's Necklace William Voice
2010 On Holiday Wild Bill
2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene Patrick Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Central Ohio Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
2011 Higher Ground CW Walker
2011 Contagion Roger Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble Acting
2012 The Sessions Mark O'Brien Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Sundance Film Festival Special Jury Prize for Ensemble Acting
Nominated – AACTA International Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Alliance of Women Film Journalists Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Drama
Nominated – Houston Film Critics Society for Best Actor
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Phoenix Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – San Diego Film Critics Society Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture
Nominated – Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role
Nominated – St. Louis Gateway Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Utah Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
Nominated – Washington D.C. Area Film Critics Association Award for Best Actor
2012 Arcadia Tom
2012 The Playroom Martin Cantwell
2012 Lincoln Robert Latham
2013 The Pardon Finnon "Arkie" Burke
2013 Life of Crime Louis Gara
2014 Low Down Joe Albany
2015 The Driftless Area Shane Hall
2015 Too Late Mel Sampson
2015 Everest Doug Hansen
2017 Small Town Crime Mike Kendall
2017 Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Charlie Broadcast Film Critics Association Award for Best Acting Ensemble
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture
2018 Unlovable Jim
2019 The Peanut Butter Falcon Duncan
2019 End of Sentence Frank Fogle

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
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 Roadracers Nixer Television film
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 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"
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
2010 Lost Lennon 3 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

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Alexandria graduate in the running for an Oscar". Alexandria Echo Press. January 25, 2011. Archived from the original on January 29, 2011. Retrieved January 27, 2011.
  2. ^ "Clifford-Hodde-ROCHESTER – User Trees". Genealogy.com. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  3. ^ a b c Shulman, Dave (May 10, 2007). "John Hawkes: Wandering Star". LA Weekly. Retrieved December 10, 2009.
  4. ^ Steve Rose. "John Hawkes: 'I play nerds, psychos … psycho-nerds'". The Guardian. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  5. ^ "Who's That Man in the Iron Lung?". The New York Times. October 14, 2012. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  6. ^ "John Hawkes's Award-Worthy Turn in 'The Sessions' and His Wild Ride to Stardom". The Daily Beast. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "John Hawkes balances television and film over years". Biography.com. Archived from the original on March 15, 2018. Retrieved August 21, 2016.
  8. ^ "John Hawkes' House Rules". Interview. Retrieved May 21, 2016.
  9. ^ "Texas Film Hall of Fame 2011 Honorees". Austin Film Society. Retrieved March 22, 2011.
  10. ^ Harris, Dana (January 27, 2012). "The Story Behind Sundance Hit The Surrogate is in Breathing Lessons". IndieWire. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  11. ^ Yuan, Jada (January 23, 2012). "John Hawkes Gets a Standing Ovation for Sundance's The Surrogate". New York. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  12. ^ Thompson, Anne; Lange, Maggie (January 24, 2012). "Sundance Review Round-Up: Fox Searchlight Plans Oscar Run for The Surrogate". IndieWire. Retrieved January 29, 2012.
  13. ^ Fowler, Matt (March 23, 2017). "The Legend of Master Legend: "Pilot" Review". IGN. Retrieved May 14, 2017.
  14. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (June 10, 2015). "John Hawkes would 'jump at the chance' for a 'Deadwood' reunion". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved April 29, 2017.

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