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John Marvin Perkins (born September 11, 1959) is an American actor who portrayed Sol Star on HBO's Deadwood, and later reprised his role in Deadwood: The Movie.

Biography[]

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of Scandinavian and British Isles descent. John moved to Austin, Texas to begin his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the Big State Productions Theatre Company and appeared in the group's original play, "In the West", at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. He took on the stage name "John Hawkes" because another actor shared his birth name, John Perkins.[1]

John starred in the critically-acclaimed, Me and You and Everyone We Know (2005), which received wide praise and was awarded the special jury prize at the Sundance Film Festival, as well as the Camera d'Or Award at the Cannes Film Festival.[1]

Additional feature credits include the Lion's Gate film, A Slipping-Down Life (1999) with Guy Pearce, the psychological thriller Identity (2003) alongside John Cusack and Ray Liotta, Miami Vice (2006) with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, Playing God (2004), The Perfect Storm (2000), From Dusk Till Dawn (1996) and Hardball (1997). Hawkes also starred in and co-produced the independent film, Buttleman (2003), for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival and a Special Jury Prize at the 2003 Deep Ellum Film Festival.[1]

Hawkes' television credits include a lead role in the critically-acclaimed HBO series, Deadwood (2004), in which he played "Sol Star", a spirited entrepreneur in a lawless town.[1]

John lives in Los Angeles, where he writes, records and performs music with his band, "King Straggler".[1]

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Films[]

  • Police Academy as Driver of Teskey Truck (1984)
  • Future-Kill as The Light Man (1985)
  • D.O.A. as Sloane (1988)
  • Johnny Be Good as Pizza Boy #1 (1988)
  • Murder Rap as Christopher / Wiseman (1988)
  • It Takes Two as Thief #2 (1988)
  • Heartbreak Hotel as M.C. (1988)
  • Dakota as Rooster (1988)
  • Rosalie Goes Shopping as Schnucki Greenspace (1989)
  • Never Leave Nevada as Christo Chevalier (1990)
  • Scary Movie as Warren (1991)
  • Sweet Poison as Jimmy (TV Movie, 1991)
  • The Rape of Doctor Willis as Mateson (TV Movie, 1991)
  • Nails as Harvey Cassler (TV Movie, 1992)
  • Freaked as Cowboy (1993)
  • Flesh and Bone as Groom (1993)
  • Roadracers as Nixer (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Cool and the Crazy as Crazy (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Dead Air as Morton (TV Movie, 1994)
  • Congo as Bob Driscoll (1995)
  • Night of the Scarecrow as Danny (1995)
  • Angry Cafe as Turtle (1995)
  • From Dusk Till Dawn as Pete Bottoms (1996)
  • Shaughnessy (TV Movie, 1996)
  • Deep in the Heart as Mac (1996)
  • 'Til There Was You as Gawayne (1997)
  • Steel as Mugger (1997)
  • Playing God as Flick (1997)
  • Boogie Boy as T-Bone (1998)
  • Home Fries as Randy (1998)
  • Rush Hour as Stucky (1998)
  • Where's Marlowe? as Earl (1998)
  • I Still Know What You Did Last Summer as Dave (1998)
  • A Slipping-Down Life as David Elliot (1999)
  • Late Last Night as Ponzo (TV Movie, 1999)
  • Blue Streak as Eddie (1999)
  • Nathan Dixon as Russell Keach (TV Movie, 1999)
  • The Perfect Storm as Mike 'Bugsy' Moran (2000)
  • Sand as Hardy (2000)
  • Hardball as Ticky Tobin (2001)
  • Sam's Circus as Gunner (2001)
  • Strange Frequency 2 as Jared (TV Movie, 2002)
  • Identity as Larry (2003)
  • Buttleman as Harold Buttleman (2003)
  • Sweet Underground as Johnny (2004)
  • Me and You and Everyone We Know as Richard Swersey (2005)
  • The Amateurs as Moe (2005)
  • Wristcutters: A Love Story as Yan (2006)
  • Miami Vice as Alonzo Stevens (2006)
  • American Gangster as Freddie Spearman (2007)
  • Miracle at St. Anna as Herb Redneck (2008)
  • S. Darko as Phil (2009)
  • Earthwork as Stan Herd (2009)
  • Winter's Bone as Teardrop (2010)
  • Everything Will Happen Before You Die as Lane (2010)
  • Small Town Saturday Night as Donnie Carson (2010)
  • Eve's Necklace as William (voice) (2010)
  • On Holiday as Wild Bill (2010)
  • Martha Marcy May Marlene as Patrick (2011)
  • Higher Ground as CW Walker (2011)
  • Contagion as Roger (2011)
  • The Sessions as Mark (2012)
  • Arcadia as Tom (2012)
  • The Playroom as Martin Cantwell (2012)
  • Outlaw Country as Tarzen Larkin (TV Movie, 2012)
  • Lincoln as Robert Latham (2012)
  • The Pardon as Finnon 'Arkie' Burke (2013)
  • Life of Crime as Louis Gara (2013)
  • Low Down as Joe Albany (2014)
  • How and Why as Goodman Hesselman (TV Movie, 2014)
  • The Driftless Area as Shane (2015)
  • Too Late as Samson (2015)
  • Everest as Doug Hansen (2015)
  • Dr. Del as Del Canyon (TV Movie, 2016)
  • Small Town Crime as Mike Kendall (2017)
  • The Legend of Master Legend as Master Legend (TV Movie, 2017)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri as Charlie (2017)
  • Unlovable as Jim (2018)
  • The Peanut Butter Falcon as Duncan (2019)
  • Deadwood: The Movie as Sol Star (TV Movie, 2019)
  • End of Sentence as Frank Fogle (2019)
  • Roving Woman as Gregory Milloy (2022)

TV Series[]

  • Mann & Machine as Tommy Chartraw (1992)
  • Civil Wars as Jim Montgomery (1992)
  • Northern Exposure as Jason (1992)
  • The Adventures of Brisco County, Jr. as Utah Johnny Montana's Assistant (1993)
  • Wings as Mark the Waiter (1993-1994)
  • Rebel Highway as Crazy / Nixer (1994)
  • The Marshal as Elton (1995)
  • Touched by an Angel as Mason Cook (1995)
  • Planet Rules as Cecil Flood (1995)
  • Dangerous Minds as Evan (1996)
  • Promised Land as Jake (1996)
  • Millennium as Mike Bardale (1996)
  • The Big Easy as Wild Bill (1997)
  • Pacific Blue as Paul Brent (1997)
  • Nash Bridges as Vaughn (1997)
  • ER as P.A. (1997)
  • Profit as Dr. Jeremy Batewell (1997)
  • The Naked Truth as Duane Baldwin (1997)
  • Buffy the Vampire Slayer as George (1998)
  • Fantasy Island as Arnie White (1998)
  • Brimstone as Frederick Wilcot 'Willy' Graver (1998)
  • The Crow: Stairway to Heaven as Jake Thompson (1998)
  • Martial Law as Jake Simms (1999)
  • The X-Files as Phillip Padgett (1999)
  • The Magnificent Seven (1999)
  • The Practice as Stuart Donovan (2000)
  • Strange Frequency as Songwriter (2001)
  • 24 as Greg Penticoff (2001)
  • Taken as Major Marty Erickson (2002)
  • Deadwood as Sol Star (2004-2006)
  • Without a Trace as Terry Wicker (2007)
  • CSI: Crime Scene Investigation as Terry Wicker (2007)
  • Monk as Matthew Teeger (2008)
  • ACME Saturday Night as Guest Host (2009)
  • Psych as Rollins (2009)
  • Eastbound & Down as Dustin Powers (2009-2013)
  • Lost as Lennon (2010)
  • Inside Amy Schumer as Juror #8 (2015)
  • Too Old to Die Young as Viggo (2019)
  • Hit-Monkey as Eli (voice) (2021)

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