Dwight Yoakam


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Since the start of his music career, Dwight Yoakam has proven he's more than just another guy with a guitar and a hat. He has risen from hot country star to being one of country music's biggest influences. While doing that, he has also become a critically acclaimed actor. Dwight David Yoakam was born on October 23, 1956 in the coal mining community... See full bio »

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Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men (S3, Ep7)
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Sling Blade Doyle Hargraves
(1996)
Crank Doc Miles
(2006)
Wedding Crashers Mr. Kroeger
(2005)
Bandidas Tyler Jackson
(2006)

Filmography

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 2021 Cry Macho
Howard Polk
 2018 One by One
Dallas
 2017 Logan Lucky
Warden Burns
 2017 Boomtown
John Turner Sr.
 2016 Goliath (TV Series)
Wendell Corey
- Citizens United (2016) ... Wendell Corey
- Beauty and the Beast (2016) ... Wendell Corey
- Line of Fire (2016) ... Wendell Corey
- Cover Your Ass (2016) ... Wendell Corey
- It's Donald (2016) ... Wendell Corey
 2016 Drunk History (TV Series)
Jesse Benton
- Bar Fights (2016) ... Jesse Benton
 2015 To Appomattox (TV Mini Series)
George Meade
- Shooting Star (2015) ... George Meade
- Reunion (2015) ... George Meade
- Blood (2015) ... George Meade
- An American, by Himself (2015) ... George Meade
- American Macbeth (2015) ... George Meade
 2015 90 Minutes in Heaven
Lawyer Beaumont
 2015 Axe Cop (TV Series)
- Mark Frankenstein (2015) ... (voice)
 2014 Under the Dome (TV Series)
Lyle Chumley
- Turn (2014) ... Lyle Chumley
- Black Ice (2014) ... Lyle Chumley
- The Red Door (2014) ... Lyle Chumley
- Awakening (2014) ... Lyle Chumley
- Going Home (2014) ... Lyle Chumley
 2011-2013 Wilfred (TV Series)
Bruce
- Distance (2013) ... Bruce
- Truth (2012) ... Bruce
- Doubt (2011) ... Bruce
 2010 Dirty Girl
Joseph
 2010 The Last Rites of Ransom Pride
Reverend Early Pride
 2010 Bloodworth
Boyd Bloodworth
 2009 2:13
S&M Shop Owner
 2009 Crank: High Voltage
Doc Miles
 2008 Four Christmases
Pastor Phil
 2006 Crank
Doc Miles
 2006 Bandidas
Tyler Jackson
 2005 Wedding Crashers
Mr. Kroeger
 2004 Three Way
Herbert Claremont / Clarkson
 2003 Hollywood Homicide
Leroy Wasley
 2002 Panic Room
Raoul
 2000 South of Heaven, West of Hell
Valentine Casey
 1999 The Minus Man
Blair
 1998 King of the Hill (TV Series)
Lane Pratley
- Nine Pretty Darn Angry Men (1998) ... Lane Pratley (voice)
 1998 When Trumpets Fade (TV Movie)
Lt. Colonel
 1998 The Newton Boys
Brentwood Glasscock
 1997 Painted Hero
Virgil Kidder
 1997 Ellen (TV Series)
The Bag Boy
- The Puppy Episode (1997) ... The Bag Boy (uncredited)
 1996 Sling Blade
Doyle Hargraves
 1996 Don't Look Back (TV Movie)
Skipper
 1996 The Little Death
Bobby Lomax
 1994 Roswell (TV Movie)
Mac Brazel
 1993 Dwight Yoakam: Try Not to Look So Pretty (Video short)
Dwight Yoakam
 1993 Red Rock West
Truck Driver
 1991 P.S.I. Luv U (TV Series)
Harlan Justice
- I'd Kill to Direct (1991) ... Harlan Justice
- Pilot (1991)
 1990 Buckwheat Zydeco: Hey Good Looking (Video short)
Dwight Yoakam
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Music video: Co-directed his own music video for "Try Not to Look So Pretty" with Gregory Alosio. See more »

Publicity Listings:

1 Biographical Movie | 1 Print Biography | 2 Interviews | 3 Articles | 1 Pictorial | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »


Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Emily Joyce  (1 child)

Parents:

Yoakam, Ruth Ann | Yoakam, David
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

[When asked about bull riding] I like to stay as far away as possible! See more »

Trivia:

Dwight and Emily gave birth to their first child on August 16, 2020. They had a boy named Dalton Loren Yoakam. See more »

Star Sign:

Scorpio

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