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John Hawkes stars in "Eastbound and Down" on HBO as Danny McBride's brother Dustin.

Hawkes also stars in the feature film "Martha Marcy May Marlene," opposite Elizabeth Olsen, Christopher Abbott and Hugh Dancy, as Patrick, and Steven Soderbergh's "Contagion," opposite Matt Damon, as Roger.

John Hawkes has received widespread acclaim (and an Oscar nomination) for his performance as Teardrop in the dark family drama "Winter's Bone." He also recently starred in HBO's "Eastbound & Down" as Dustin Powers.

John Hawkes received critical acclaim for his role as Teardrop in Debra Granik's feature "Winter's Bone," which earned him an Independent Spirit Award win and an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor, along with nominations from the Screen Actors Guild and several film critic groups. In addition, the Santa Barbara Film Festival honored him with their Virtuoso Award for his performance. Peter Travers of Rolling Stone credits Hawkes "in a brilliant portrayal of buried tenderness" and Karen Durbin of the New York Times wrote, "John Hawkes' Teardrop is a villain worthy of Shakespeare. He is mesmerizing." The film, also nominated for an Academy Award, won the Grand Jury Prize at the 2010 Sundance Film Festival and recently garnered Best Feature and Best Acting Ensemble at the Gotham Awards. Earlier this year, the Downtown Film Festival Los Angeles presented Hawkes with their Indie Film Trailblazer award for 2010.

He's completed production on the indie film "The Playroom," as well as "Higher Ground" with Vera Farmiga. Hawkes previously starred in "Me and You and Everyone We Know" which won a Special Jury Prize at the 2005 Sundance Film Festival. It shared Camera d'Or honors and won the Critics Week sidebar at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival and received two 2006 Independent Spirit Awards nominations.

Hawkes also starred in and co-produced the independent film, "Buttleman" for which he received a Breakout Performance Award at the 2004 Sedona Film Festival. Additional credits include Ridley Scott's "American Gangster," opposite Russell Crowe and Denzel Washington, Michael Mann's "Miami Vice," with Jamie Foxx and Colin Farrell, the psychological thriller "Identity" with John Cusack, "The Perfect Storm," opposite Mark Wahlberg, "Small Town Saturday Night," "Hardball," "Wristcutters: a Love Story," "The Amateurs," "From Dusk Till Dawn," and "A Slipping-Down Life."

On television, Hawkes has starred as Sol Star in the critically lauded HBO drama "Deadwood." His other television credits include a leading role in Steven Spielberg's miniseries "Taken," a recurring role on the hit series "The Practice" and guest-starring appearances on "The X-Files" and "24."

Born and raised in rural Minnesota, Hawkes moved to Austin, Texas, where he began his career as an actor and musician. He co-founded the 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 extended engagements in Los Angeles, Chicago and San Francisco. Hawkes wrote and performed the solo play "Nimrod Soul" at the Theatre at the Improv and appeared on Broadway in the "24 Hour Plays" alongside Sam Rockwell.

Hawkes has penned several songs featured in films and television shows. His song "Bred and Buttered" appears on the "Winter's Bone" soundtrack. With his band King Straggler he performed at the Sundance Film Festival, SXSW Music Festival and numerous clubs across the U.S.


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Age: 57 years old
Birthday: September 11, 1959
Height: 5' 10"
Full Name / Real Name: John Perkins
Birthplace: Alexandria, MN

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