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John Hawkes

John Hawkes won over audiences and critics alike with his soulful portrayal of Bugsy, the lovelorn sailor in The Perfect Storm. Last summer he starred opposite Keanu Reeves in Hardball as Ticky, Reeves' best friend/business partner/ticket scalper.

Due for release is the independent film, Don't Try This at Home, in which Hawkes stars and co-produces. Other feature credits for his chameleon include, I Still Know What You Did Last Summer, Playing God, From Dusk ‘Till Dawn and Roadracers, the latter two directed by Robert Rodriguez.

Hawkes has also created memorable performances for television. He had a recurring role on the hit series The Practice and guest-starred on The X-Files, Millennium and Northern Exposure. Upcoming is a starring role in VH1's new anthology series Strange Frequency.

Hawkes was born and raised in rural Minnesota and then moved to Austin, Texas where he began his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded Big State Productions theater company and appeared in the group's original play In The West at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He also starred in the national touring company production of the play Greater Tuna, including engagements in Chicago, Los Angeles and San Francisco.

He later moved to Los Angeles and began working in film, making his debut in Percy Adlon's Rosalie Goes Shopping. Hawkes also wrote and performed a critically acclaimed solo play, Nimrod Soul at the Theatre At The Improv and currently writes, records and plays music with his band Gangster Folk.

Note: This profile was written in or before 2003.

John Hawkes Facts

Birth NameJohn Perkins
BirthplaceAlexandria, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 7" (1m70)  How tall is John Hawkes compared to you?

Selected Filmography

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