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  • Date of birth : 11/09/1959

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John Hawkes (1959)

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

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Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, the son of Patricia and Pete 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 is 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 24. He portrayed Dustin Powers, brother of protagonist Kenny Powers, in the first season of the HBO series Eastbound & Down, and played Lennon on ABC's Lost.

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.

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Whole or part of the information contained in this card come from the Wikipedia article "John Hawkes (Schauspieler)", licensed under CC-BY-SA full list of contributors here.