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John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John 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,... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 14 wins & 58 nominations. See more awards »

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Winter's Bone
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 2018 End of Sentence (post-production)
Frank Fogle
  Shriver (pre-production)
T. Wasserman
 2015 Everest
Doug Hansen
 2015/I Too Late
 2015 The Driftless Area
 2014 Low Down
Joe Albany
 2013 Life of Crime
Louis Gara
 2013 The Pardon
Finnon 'Arkie' Burke
 2012 Lincoln
Robert Latham
 2012 The Playroom
Martin Cantwell
 2012 Arcadia
 2012 The Sessions
 2011 Contagion
 2011 Higher Ground
CW Walker
 2011 Martha Marcy May Marlene
 2010 On Holiday
Wild Bill
 2010 Eve's Necklace
William (voice)
 2010 Small Town Saturday Night
Donnie Carson
 2010 Winter's Bone
 2009 Earthwork
Stan Herd
 2009 S. Darko
 2008 Miracle at St. Anna
Herb Redneck
 2007 American Gangster
Freddie Spearman
 2006 Miami Vice
Alonzo Stevens
 2005 The Amateurs
 2005 Me and You and Everyone We Know
Richard Swersey
 2004 Sweet Underground
 2003 Identity
 2003 Buttleman
Harold Buttleman
 2001 Hardball
Ticky Tobin
 2000 Sand
 2000 The Perfect Storm
Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
 1999 Blue Streak
 1999 A Slipping-Down Life
David Elliot
 1998 Where's Marlowe?
 1998 Rush Hour
 1998 Home Fries
 1998 Boogie Boy
 1997 Playing God
 1997 Steel
 1997 'Til There Was You
 1996 Deep in the Heart
 1996 From Dusk Till Dawn
Pete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk
 1995 Angry Cafe
 1995 Night of the Scarecrow
 1995 Congo
Bob Driscoll
 1993 Flesh and Bone
 1993 Freaked
 1991 Scary Movie
 1990 Never Leave Nevada
Christo Chevalier (as John Perkins)
 1989 Rosalie Goes Shopping
Schnucki Greenspace
 1988 Dakota
 1988 Heartbreak Hotel
 1988 It Takes Two
Thief #2
 1988 Johnny Be Good
Pizza Boy #1
 1988 D.O.A.
 1987 Murder Rap
Christopher / Wiseman
 1985 Future-Kill
The Light Man (as John Perkins)
 1984 Police Academy
Driver of Teskey truck (uncredited)
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[2010, on American Gangster (2007)] I'm proud of that credit. There's some good people in that. For a Hollywood movie, that was a decent film, I thought. That's hard to do when you have movie stars and a huge budget. Harder, almost. I don't know how I got cast. I just got sent a script. They said, "Do you want to play this part?" I don't think my manager and agent even really know for sure how it... See more »


Was previously in the bands Meat Joy and King Straggler, and is now working on a solo album. See more »

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