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 58)
Alexandria, Minnesota, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1985–present

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.

Early life[edit]

Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Peter John "Pete" Perkins, a farmer of wheat, corn, hogs, and cattle, and Patricia Jeanne (née Olson).[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 band Meat Joy, with Gretchen Phillips.[3] He was also a member of the musical group 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 in April 2010

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.[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 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.[10]

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.”[11] Hawkes has expressed interest in reprising his role as Sol Star.[12]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1985 Future-Kill The Light Man Credited as John Perkins
1987 Murder Rap Christopher Wiseman
1988 Bar-B-Que Movie Jerry Short film
D.O.A. Sloane
Johnny Be Good Pizza Boy #1
It Takes Two Thief #2
Heartbreak Hotel M.C.
Dakota Rooster
1989 Scary Movie Warren
Rosalie Goes Shopping Schnucki Greenspace
1991 Never Leave Nevada Christo
1993 Freaked Cowboy
Flesh and Bone Groom
1995 Angry Cafe Turtle
Congo Bob Driscoll
Night of the Scarecrow Danny Thompson
1996 From Dusk till Dawn Pete Bottoms
Deep in the Heart Mac
1997 'Til There Was You Gawayne
Steel Mugger
Playing God Flick
1998 Boogie Boy T-Bone
Home Fries Randy
Rush Hour Stucky
Where's Marlowe? Earl
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Dave
1999 Slipping-Down Life, AA Slipping-Down Life David Elliot
Blue Streak Eddie
2000 Perfect Storm, TheThe Perfect Storm Mike "Bugsy" Moran
Sand Hardy Briggs
2001 Hardball Ticky Tobin
2002 Harold Buttleman, Daredevil Stuntman Harold Buttleman
2003 Identity Larry Washington
2004 Sweet Underground Johnny
2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know Richard Swersey
Amateurs, TheThe Amateurs Moe
2006 Wristcutters: A Love Story Yan
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 Eve's Necklace William Voice
Tender as Hellfire French Short film
S. Darko Phil
Earthwork Stan Herd
2010 On Holiday Wild Bill
Small Town Saturday Night Donnie Carson
Everything Will Happen Before You Die Lane Also co-executive producer
Winter's Bone Teardrop Dolly Detroit Film Critics Society Award for Best Ensemble
Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble
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|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
2011 Higher Ground CW Walker
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
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
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
Lincoln Robert Latham
The Playroom Martin Cantwell
Arcadia Tom
2013 The Pardon Finnon "Arkie" Burke
2014 Life of Crime Louis Gara
Low Down Joe Albany
2015 Too Late Mel Sampson
The Driftless Area Shane Hall
Everest Doug Hansen
2017 Small Town Crime Mike Kendall
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri Charlie
2018 Unlovable Jim
The Peanut Butter Falcon Filming
End of Sentence Frank Fogle

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1991 Sweet Poison Jimmy Television film
Rape of Doctor Willis, TheThe 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 Adventures of Brisco County, Jr., TheThe Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. Montana's Assistant Episode: "Showdown"
1994 Wings Mark the Waiter 2 episodes
Roadracers Nixer Television film
Cool and the Crazy Crazy Television film
Dead Air Morton Television film
1995 Marshal, TheThe 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"
Naked Truth, TheThe Naked Truth Duane Baldwin Episode: "He Ain't Famous, He's My Brother"
1998 Crow: Stairway to Heaven, TheThe 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"
X-Files, TheThe X-Files Phillip Padgett Episode: "Milagro"
2000 Practice, TheThe 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
2010 Lost Lennon 3 episodes
2011 Outlaw Country Tarzen Larkin Television film
2014 How and Why Goodman Hesselman Unsold pilot
2015 Inside Amy Schumer Juror #8 Episode: "12 Angry Men Inside Amy Schumer"

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Staff Report (2011-01-25). "Alexandria graduate in the running for an Oscar". Alexandria Echo Press. Retrieved 2011-01-27. 
  2. ^ "Clifford-Hodde-ROCHESTER - User Trees - Genealogy.com". Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  3. ^ a b c Shulman, Dave (2007-05-10), "John Hawkes: Wandering Star", Los Angeles Weekley, retrieved 2009-12-10 
  4. ^ Steve Rose. "John Hawkes: 'I play nerds, psychos … psycho-nerds'". the Guardian. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  5. ^ "Who’s That Man in the Iron Lung?". The New York Times. 14 October 2012. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  6. ^ "John Hawkes’s Award-Worthy Turn in ‘The Sessions’ and His Wild Ride to Stardom". The Daily Beast. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  7. ^ "John Hawkes balances television and film over years". Biography.com. Retrieved August 21, 2016. 
  8. ^ "John Hawkes' House Rules". Interview Magazine. Retrieved 21 May 2016. 
  9. ^ Texas Film Hall of Fame 2011 Honorees by the Austin Film Society. Retrieved 2011-03-22.
  10. ^ Fowler, Matt (March 23, 2017). "The Legend of Master Legend: "Pilot" Review". IGN. Retrieved May 14, 2017. 
  11. ^ Gunderman, Dan (April 20, 2017). "Actor Ian McShane says ‘Deadwood’ creator submitted revival movie script to HBO". Collider. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  12. ^ Labrecque, Jeff (June 10, 2015). "John Hawkes would 'jump at the chance' for a 'Deadwood' reunion". EW.com. Retrieved April 29, 2017. 

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