John Hawkes

John Hawkes

Sep. 11th, 1959
Born in
Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
5' 10"

John Hawkes' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Deadwood TV Show
Eastbound & Down TV Show
Eastbound & Down

Main Movie Roles

2014 - Low Down
2014 - Life of Crime
2012 - Lincoln
2012 - The Sessions
2012 - The Pardon
2011 - Contagion
2011 - Higher Ground
2011 - Martha Marcy May Marlene
2010 - Small Town Saturday Night
2010 - Winter's Bone
2009 - S. Darko
2008 - Miracle at St. Anna
2007 - American Gangster
2006 - Miami Vice
2005 - Me and You and Everyone We Know
2005 - The Moguls
2003 - Identity
2001 - Hard Ball
2000 - The Perfect Storm
1999 - Blue Streak
1999 - A Slipping Down Life
1998 - I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
1998 - Rush Hour
1998 - Home Fries
1997 - Playing God
1997 - Steel
1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn
1996 - From Dusk Till Dawn
1995 - Night of the Scarecrow
1995 - Congo
1993 - Flesh and Bone
1993 - Freaked
1989 - Rosalie Goes Shopping
1988 - Heartbreak Hotel
1988 - Johnny Be Good
1988 - D.O.A.

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Marty Erickson
Stuart Donovan
Mark the Waiter
Greg Penticoff
Juror #8
Phillip Padgett
Wild Bill
Matthew Teeger
Jake Simms
[Complete List]


Born and raised in rural Minnesota, John Hawkes 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.

John starred in the critically acclaimed Me and You and Everyone We Know, 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 (I), the psychological thriller Identity (2003) alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice (2006) with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell (I), Playing God (2004), The Perfect Storm (2000), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Hardball (1997). Hawkes also starred and co-produced the independent film Buttleman (2002) 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.

  • In an interview in Fade In magazine, Hawkes revealed that while hitch-hiking around America, he would play various characters when he was getting a ride.
  • Cites 'Robert Duvall' (qv) as the actor he most admires.
  • Graduate of Jefferson High School (Alexandria, Minnesota), 1977.
  • When Hawkes was cast as Sol Star, a Jewish merchant, in _"Deadwood" (2004)_ (qv) he told the show's creator, 'David Milch' (qv), that there was one catch, however: "I'm not Jewish," Hawkes frankly told Milch upon their first meeting. "David asked me, 'Have you ever felt shame or sadness or ostracized?' I said, 'Every day.' And David said, 'Then you're Jewish.'".

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