John Hawkes
John Hawkes
Alexandria, Minnesota, USA
Birth date
September 11, 1959
Active Years

John Hawkes is an American actor. He is known for his portrayal of the merchant Sol Star on the HBO series Deadwood, Dustin Powers on Eastbound & Down, and his Oscar-nominated performance as the meth addict, Teardrop in Winter's Bone.

Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota,[1] the son of Patricia and Peter Perkins. He graduated from Jefferson High School and moved to Austin, Texas, where he was a member of the band Meat Joy, with Gretchen Phillips. He was also a member of the musical group King Straggler with fellow actors Rodney Eastman and Brentley Gore.

Hawkes played the role of Greg Penticoff in season 1 of the successful TV drama 24. He portrayed Dustin Powers, brother of protagonist Kenny Powers, in the first season of the HBO series Eastbound & Down. He is perhaps best known for his role as Sol Star on the critically acclaimed HBO series Deadwood.

His film roles include Me and You and Everyone We Know, The Perfect Storm, American Gangster and Wristcutters: A Love Story.

In 2011, he was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Winter's Bone, as well as for a number of other awards, including the Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role. He won the Independent Spirit Award for Best Supporting Male. Also in 2011, Hawkes was honored with a Rising Star Award by the Texas Film Hall of Fame.[1]


  • Skinny small frame
  • Large nose

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