|Born||in Los Angeles, California, USA|
|Birth Name||James F. Hawkins|
Mini Bio (1)
Jimmy Hawkins....Portrayed the son of some of Hollywood's most popular movie stars of the 40's (Spencer Tracy, Katherine Hepburn, Greer Garson, Lana Turner & Jessica Tandy). Jimmy also has the distinction of playing Jimmy Stewart & Donna Reed's son, Tommy Bailey, in the Frank Capra film classic... "It's A Wonderful Life". In television, he starred as a Donald Ruggles in one of TV's first family sitcoms "The Charlie Ruggles Show" (abc'49-'52), Tagg Oakley on The Emmy nominated "Annie Oakley" series (cbs'53-'58), Jimmy was reunited with Donna Reed when he was signed to play Shelley Fabares' boyfriend, Scotty, for eight seasons on "The Donna Reed Show" (abc'58-'66)... four seasons on The Adventures of Ozzie & Harriet, two years on Petticoat Junction, and "Ichabod and Me". He also appeared on "Leave It To Beaver", "Dennis The Menace", "Gidget", "My Three Sons", "Hitchcock Presents", "Red Skelton", "Lux Video Theatre" etc. He co-starred as Elvis Presley's sidekick in two MGM musicals, "Girl Happy" and "Spinout". He was invited by The USO & Department of Defense to entertain the troops in Viet Nam ('68) As a producer, Jimmy's credits include "Evel Knievel" (Major Motion Picture), " Don't Look Back"...The Satchel Paige Story (abc Theatre) which won him NAACP's Image Award... "Scouts Honor" (NBC MOW) starring Gary Coleman...which celebrated The 50th Anniversary of The Cub Scouts of America....Disney's "Love Leads The Way"(The Disney Channel)..."A Time For Miracles"...the Story of Mother Seton (abc Theatre). "Smart Cookies" based on his original story "Be Prepared" celebrated the 100th Anniversary of The Girl Scouts (The Hallmark Channel). He created the 3 hour NBC Emmy Award winning television special "The 50th Anniversary Motown Returns to the Apollo". Mr. Hawkins produced the PBS Television special all-star radio version celebrating It's A Wonderful Life's 50th Anniversary. Over the years he has helped raise millions of dollars for a variety of charities. He is the author of five popular It's A Wonderful Life books and sits on the Advisory Board of The Jimmy Stewart Museum and for 20 years served on the Board of Directors of the Donna Reed Foundation for the Performing Arts. Jimmy is celebrating over 50 years as a member of THE ACADEMY of MOTION PICTURE ARTS and SCIENCES.
- IMDb Mini Biography By: The Flynn Co, PR Agency