John Hawkes

John Hawkes


September 11, 1959

Also Known For : Film Actor, Television Actor

Birth Place : Alexandria, Minnesota, United States of America

Zodiac Sign : Virgo

Chinese Zodiac : Pig

Birth Element : Earth

John Hawkes Biography, Life, Interesting Facts

John Hawkes is an American actor who featured in American Gangster, Lincoln, and Martha Marcy May Marlene. His excellent performance in film Teardrop led his nomination for an Oscar Award in 2010.


John Hawkes was born in Alexandria, Minnesota on 11th  September 1959. His father was Peter John Perkins, a farmer.

The acting was what Hawkes wanted to do since his early age. He successfully auditioned for a school production.

After his lower education, he went to Jefferson High School. He relocated to Texas after completing his High school.


Early career

John Hawkes spent just one year in St. Cloud State University, before moving to Texas to try his luck in acting.

He later joined Meat Joy band where actors such as King Straggler and Gretchen Phillips were members of the band.



John Hawkes' debut in film came in 1985 when he featured in Future-Kill. His acting career breakthrough, however, came in 2000. He starred in the movie The Perfect Storm.

In the film Tragic Tale of Fishermen, Hawkes appeared alongside Mark Wahlberg. His versatility in the film gave him a big boost.

He went on to receive several supporting roles in various films before he got a leading role in 2005 in the film Me and You and Everyone We Know.

Over the next few years, he continued to make appearances in both film and television shows. His work in Winter Bone in 2010 won him several awards.

It was made public in 2016 that Hawkes would take the leading role in The Legend of Master Legend, the Amazon Pilot.



Apart from acting, John Hawkes is also a musician. Together with King Straggler group, he has performed with Brantley Gore and Rodney Eastman.