John Hawkes Net Worth

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John Perkins net worth is
$4 Million

John Perkins Wiki Biography

John Hawkes was born John Marvin Perkins in Alexandria, Minnesota, to Patricia Jeanne (Olson) and Peter John Perkins, a farmer. He is of British and Scandinavian 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 ...

Net Worth$4 Million
Date Of BirthSeptember 11, 1959
Place Of BirthAlexandria, Minnesota, USA
Height5' 10" (1.78 m)
ProfessionActor, Soundtrack, Producer
1[on filming The Sessions (2012)] Mark O'Brien used to say that disabled people are invisible to able-bodied people. In between takes, I'd stay on the gurney and crew members would set sandwiches and wardrobe people would lay coats on me. I got some idea of what it's like to be thought of as furniture.
2[on filming The Sessions (2012)] It was unusual to be lying immobile with a beautiful naked woman on me, but it was not a bad thing. And, as an actor who often misses his mark, it was easier in a way to be immobile. The DP [director of photography] was never angry with me.
3[on The Sessions (2012), playing Mark O'Brien, a real-life man who has been partially paralyzed from polio since childhood] Ben Lewin had written a great script and I thought the character needed to fight self-pity at every turn. It's really boring to watch a character wallow, even if they have every reason to. It's much more interesting to watch them try to solve their problems, especially if they're ill-equipped to do so. I also thought we should seek out humor, wherever we could find it. I didn't want Mark to be a saint. I wanted Mark to be a pain in the ass and an asshole, as we all are from time to time. Just a human being, really.
4[on working with Daniel Day-Lewis] I spent 10 hours with Abraham Lincoln, which was thrilling in and of itself. But it never felt weird to me. I don't have a problem with an actor's preparation or process. Anyone who's put off by his intensity is probably afraid of their own shortcomings. He's the character when you meet him and work with him, but it's not weird to me, or silly, or obsessive in the least. It's his way to do extraordinary work. I don't have actor training, myself. I've been accused of being a Method actor, not even quite knowing what that is, but I loved his commitment to the project.
5[2010, on American Gangster (2007)] I'm proud of that credit. There's some good people in that. For a Hollywood movie, that was a decent film, I thought. That's hard to do when you have movie stars and a huge budget. Harder, almost. I don't know how I got cast. I just got sent a script. They said, "Do you want to play this part?" I don't think my manager and agent even really know for sure how it all happened. They must have seen something, I don't know. It was amazing to live in New York for a few months and work. Ridley Scott was an interesting director. Not only did I not receive any acting direction from him, I didn't see him directing any other actor over three months. I think he just casts people and trusts them. It was more like, "Try it again", as opposed to "Do this, specifically". And when he liked it, it was done. Pieces of the set were walking away, and lights were moved, and all that stuff. You'd say, "You got it? Can I have one more?" He's like, "Nope, we've got it". I do think he cares a great deal about actors. I don't think he's just a camera director, although he is a genius at figuring out shots and how to maximize each shot. But it's the actor's dream, in a way, to be left alone. There's always part of you that needs some hand-holding now and then, but you have to figure that if they're moving on, then what you did must be good.
6[2010, on his small part in Lost (2004)] I never knew much about the show. When I got cast, I thought, "Well, I should watch it", but then I realized it was like 99 hours of television, and I didn't really have that kind of time, so I approached it more like a movie and just read the script and played the character. I still haven't even... I've seen just one of the episodes that I was in. And that was only because I was visiting my father in Texas, and we had a family thing, and I didn't really watch it. I was just coming in as a guest. It was a big machine, I'll put it that way. I was helping turn the cogs...It was a money gig, really. I'm sorry if you're a huge fan of the show, but I just don't really know it at all. I heard it was like Gilligan's Island (1964), and I really loved "Gilligan's Island", so I figured...No, no. But yeah, man, it's tough for an actor. It's not always autographs and sunglasses, as they say. A lot of times, you just don't get the jobs you want to get. You try for them, and you don't get them, or you don't have a chance to try for them. It was slow here in town, honestly, for a while. I look at my favorite actors, like Robert Duvall and Gene Hackman, and those guys didn't partway through their careers start guest-starring on TV shows, but sometimes you just have to suck it up and do it.
7[2010, on Deadwood (2004)] I think that was the best job I've ever had... It was just an unbelievably great job. I don't have anything but positive things to say about that cast and that whole experience. Great cast and great stories and great crew. The Perfect Storm (2000) was an impressive set - and I've worked on a lot of Hollywood movies with bloated budgets and big sets - but "Deadwood" was a set unto its own. It was several blocks of deer carcasses hanging and bleeding, and horseshit everywhere. People would come to the set to visit, and if they wanted to watch a scene, they had to walk through mud and urine. A lot of people made short visits. It was just fantastic. We shot, I think, 25 miles north of L.A. on the old Gene Autry Melody Ranch, and I never once drove onto that set without a smile on my face.
8[2010, on making The Perfect Storm (2000)] That was a big deal for me, because that was a good part in a Hollywood blockbuster. And yeah, I died, but so did everyone. At least, I got to stay to the end. The actress, Rusty Schwimmer, and I met at an audition, and they put us in touch and said, "We want to screen-test you guys for the parts". So, she and I went and had a beer or two and worked on the scene without anyone knowing we were doing it. We went in the next day, and it was one of those rare occasions where two actors screen-test together and both get the part. She was terrific. Again, there were a lot of people on that movie who I really admire. Mark Wahlberg, I didn't know what to expect, although I'd seen him be good in The Basketball Diaries (1995). I'm not really a fan of those pop-music videos he was doing, but man, what a dedicated, sincere, just really quietly supportive person to those around him, and a really, really dedicated and hard worker. George Clooney was a practical joker who nailed us all several times. Very funny. And John C. Reilly, William Fichtner, who are wonderful actors. It was cool being invited into the club, just for starters. To start playing better roles. Not bigger movies-I wasn't so interested in that. Although that one made sure I didn't have to have a day job. I was in pretty good shape after that. But for a studio movie, it was an amazing set, a lot of work, and really great.
9[2010, on filming Congo (1995)] The best part of the job, I think, was the other actors. A lot of people I admired a great deal and got to know and hang with. I didn't have much to do in the movie, and the main thing I had to do - which was die - we did it in Los Angeles, simulating the African jungle. Then we went to Costa Rica, which was why I took the job. We went to Costa Rica for nearly a month to do the rest of the movie. For myself and Taylor Nichols and Bruce Campbell, our function in Costa Rica for three months was to work about five days total, and that was mainly just shots of us hiking along with backpacks, heading into the jungle. We had a ton of time off there, so Bruce Campbell and I would rent cars, and his wife was there for a while, but when she went back to America, he and I toured around the country and went to pay phones every couple of days and called the production office and said, "Do you need us yet?" And they'd say, "No". And we would drive somewhere else and hang out. He was such a funny, funny man, Bruce. I've lost touch with him over the years, but we had a ball. That was a lot of fun. Tim Curry was in that cast, who was a hero of mine from his stage and screen work and the Rocky Horror stuff. And Ernie Hudson and Laura Linney. They were all really nice people. I was kind of intimidated, being on a big Hollywood movie like that and not having much to do, but those people were... It's one of those times where you realize that these are just normal people, and they're also really kind to their underlings, which I thought was pretty nice. So yeah, not much to do on the acting side of it, but more the experience of going to Costa Rica and hanging out. It's a lovely country.
10[on being an actor]: You never really forget who you are. If you did, you'd need to seek some professional help.
1Was previously in the bands Meat Joy and King Straggler, and is now working on a solo album.
2Turned down the role of The Governor in the television series The Walking Dead (2010).
3Got his first major starring role as Sol in 'Deadwood (2004-2006)' at 45 years old.
4Does not have any formal Acting training and never attended Drama school.
5He has English, Irish, Swedish, Norwegian, and Danish ancestry.
6Inducted into the Texas Film Hall of Fame on March 10, 2011 in Austin, Tx.
7When Hawkes was cast as Sol Star, a Jewish merchant, in Deadwood (2004) he told the show's creator, David Milch, that there was one catch, however: "I'm not Jewish," Hawkes frankly told Milch upon their first meeting. "David asked me, 'Have you ever felt shame or sadness or ostracized?' I said, 'Every day.' And David said, 'Then you're Jewish.'".
8In an interview in Fade In magazine, Hawkes revealed that while hitch-hiking around America, he would play various characters when he was getting a ride.
9Cites Robert Duvall as the actor he most admires.
10Graduate of Jefferson High School (Alexandria, Minnesota), 1977.


Dr. Del2016TV Movie post-productionDel Canyon
Everest2015Doug Hansen
Too Late2015/ISampson
Inside Amy Schumer2015TV SeriesJuror #8
The Driftless Area2015Shane
How and Why2014TV MovieGoodman Hesselman
Low Down2014Joe Albany
Eastbound & Down2009-2013TV SeriesDustin Powers
Life of Crime2013Louis Gara
The Pardon2013Finnon 'Arkie' Burke
The Sleepy Man2013ShortSleepy Man
Resurrection Slope2013ShortJohn
Leaning Towards Solace2012ShortFather
Lincoln2012Robert Latham
Outlaw Country2012TV MovieTarzen Larkin
The Bluegrass Brainwash Conspiracy2012Short
The Playroom2012Martin Cantwell
The Sessions2012Mark
Higher Ground2011CW Walker
Martha Marcy May Marlene2011Patrick
On Holiday2010Wild Bill
Eve's Necklace2010William (voice)
Small Town Saturday Night2010Donnie Carson
Lost2010TV SeriesLennon
Winter's Bone2010Teardrop
Everything Will Happen Before You Die2010Lane
Earthwork2009Stan Herd
Psych2009TV SeriesRollins
Path Lights2009ShortBobby
ACME Saturday Night2009TV Series
S. Darko2009Phil
Tender as Hellfire2009ShortFrench
Miracle at St. Anna2008Herb Redneck
Dark Yellow2008ShortMan
Monk2008TV SeriesMatthew Teeger
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation2007TV SeriesTerry Wicker
Without a Trace2007TV SeriesTerry Wicker
American Gangster2007Freddie Spearman
Deadwood2004-2006TV SeriesSol Star
Miami Vice2006Alonzo Stevens
Wristcutters: A Love Story2006Yan
The Amateurs2005Moe
Me and You and Everyone We Know2005Richard Swersey
Sweet Underground2004Johnny
Buttleman2003Harold Buttleman
Strange Frequency 22003TV MovieJared (segment "Soul Man")
Taken2002TV Mini-SeriesMarty Erickson
242001TV SeriesGreg Penticoff
Hard Ball2001Ticky Tobin
Sam's Circus2001TV MovieGunner
Strange Frequency2001TV SeriesSongwriter
The Orange Orange2001ShortRomeo
The Perfect Storm2000Mike 'Bugsy' Moran
The Practice2000TV SeriesStuart Donovan
You, Me and the Kids2000TV SeriesEric
Nathan Dixon1999TV MovieRussell Keach
Blue Streak1999Eddie
The Magnificent Seven1999TV Series
Late Last Night1999TV MoviePonzo
The X-Files1999TV SeriesPhillip Padgett
Martial Law1999TV SeriesJake Simms
A Slipping-Down Life1999David Elliot
The Crow: Stairway to Heaven1998TV SeriesJake Thompson
Brimstone1998TV SeriesFrederick Wilcot 'Willy' Graver
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer1998Dave
Fantasy Island1998TV SeriesArnie White
Where's Marlowe?1998Earl
Rush Hour1998Stucky
Home Fries1998Randy
Buffy the Vampire Slayer1998TV SeriesGeorge
Boogie Boy1998T-Bone
The Naked Truth1997TV SeriesDuane Baldwin
Profit1997TV SeriesDr. Jeremy Batewell
Playing God1997Flick
ER1997TV SeriesP.A.
Nash Bridges1997TV SeriesVaughn
Pacific Blue1997TV SeriesPaul Brent
'Til There Was You1997Gawayne
The Big Easy1997TV SeriesWild Bill
Millennium1996TV SeriesMike Bardale
Promised Land1996TV SeriesJake
Dangerous Minds1996TV SeriesEvan
Deep in the Heart1996Mac
Shaughnessy1996TV Movie
From Dusk Till Dawn1996Pete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk
Angry Cafe1995Turtle
Planet Rules1995TV SeriesCecil Flood (1995)
Touched by an Angel1995TV SeriesMason Cook
Night of the Scarecrow1995Danny
Congo1995Bob Driscoll
The Marshal1995TV SeriesElton
Dead Air1994TV MovieMorton
Cool and the Crazy1994TV MovieCrazy
Rebel Highway1994TV SeriesCrazy / Nixer
Roadracers1994TV MovieNixer
Wings1993-1994TV SeriesMark the Waiter
Flesh and Bone1993Groom
The Adventures of Brisco County Jr.1993TV SeriesUtah Johnny Montana's Assistant
Northern Exposure1992TV SeriesJason
Civil Wars1992TV SeriesJim Montgomery
Nails1992TV MovieHarvey Cassler
Mann & Machine1992TV SeriesTommy Chartraw
The Rape of Doctor Willis1991TV MovieMateson
Sweet Poison1991TV MovieJimmy
Scary Movie1991Warren
Never Leave Nevada1990Christo
Rosalie Goes Shopping1989Schnucki Greenspace
Bar-B-Que Movie1988ShortJerry - Dad
Heartbreak Hotel1988M.C.
It Takes Two1988Thief #2
Johnny Be Good1988Pizza Boy #1
Murder Rap1987Christopher / Wiseman
Future-Kill1985The Light Man (as John Perkins)


Martha Marcy May Marlene2011performer: "Marcy's Song"
Winter's Bone2010performer: "Bred and Buttered" - uncredited / writer: "Bred and Buttered" - uncredited
The Amateurs2005writer: "A Good Man"


Blue2015/Iassociate producer completed
Everything Will Happen Before You Die2010co-executive producer

Music Department

Utah Too Much2009Video documentary short songwriter: "Utah Too Much"

Sound Department

HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary field audio - 1 episode


Blue2015/Ithanks completed
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary short thanks
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentary special thanks - 1 episode


Kingdom Come2011DocumentaryHimself
The Substance of Things Hoped For: Making Higher Ground2011Documentary shortHimself
55th BFI London Film Festival2011TV MovieHimself
The 83rd Annual Academy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
The 2011 Independent Spirit Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
In the House with Peter Bart & Peter Guber2011TV Series
17th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2011TV SpecialHimself
Moving Pictures Live!2010TV SeriesHimself
The Making of 's. Darko'2009Video documentary shortHimself
Utah Too Much2009Video documentary shortHimself
Behind the Scenes with 'The Amateurs'2008Video documentary shortHimself - 'Moe'
The Making of 'Me and You and Everyone We Know'2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Dusty Wright's Culture CatchCulture Catch2005TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2000TV Series documentaryHimself / Michael 'Bugsy' Moran
Made in Hollywood2011-2014TV SeriesHimself
The 2013 Film Independent Spirit Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
19th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
70th Golden Globe Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Nominee
18th Annual Critics' Choice Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself
Cinema 32012TV SeriesHimself
Sidewalks Entertainment2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Días de cine2012TV SeriesHimself
The 2012 Film Independent Spirit Awards2012TV SpecialHimself - Presenter

Archive Footage

Chelsea Lately2012TV SeriesMark O'Brien in 'The Sessions'
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness2007TV Series documentaryPete Bottoms, Liquor Store Clerk

Won Awards

2013Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Male LeadThe Sessions (2012)
2012EDA Special Mention AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest Depiction of Nudity, Sexuality, or SeductionThe Sessions (2012)
2012Hollywood Breakthrough AwardHollywood Film AwardsBreakthrough ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012Special Jury PrizeSundance Film FestivalDramaticThe Sessions (2012)

Nominated Awards

2013Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - DramaThe Sessions (2012)
2013AACTA International AwardAustralian Film InstituteBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013Critics Choice AwardBroadcast Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013Dorian AwardGay and Lesbian Entertainment Critics Association (GALECA)Film Performance of the Year - ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013IFC AwardIowa Film Critics AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013NCFCA AwardNorth Carolina Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2013ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading RoleThe Sessions (2012)
2013VFCC AwardVancouver Film Critics CircleBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012EDA AwardAlliance of Women Film JournalistsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleLincoln (2012)
2012COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2012CFCA AwardChicago Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012Chlotrudis AwardChlotrudis AwardsBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2012DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012HFCS AwardHouston Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012Independent Spirit AwardIndependent Spirit AwardsBest Supporting MaleMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2012OFCS AwardOnline Film Critics Society AwardsBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2012PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Leading RoleThe Sessions (2012)
2012SDFCS AwardSan Diego Film Critics Society AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Motion PictureThe Sessions (2012)
2012WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2011DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2011Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Ensemble ActingContagion (2011)
2011PFCS AwardPhoenix Film Critics Society AwardsBest Actor in a Supporting RoleMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2011SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2011WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest Supporting ActorMartha Marcy May Marlene (2011)
2008ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion PictureAmerican Gangster (2007)
2007ActorScreen Actors Guild AwardsOutstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama SeriesDeadwood (2004)

2nd Place Awards

2013COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012SLFCA AwardSt. Louis Film Critics Association, USBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
2012UFCA AwardUtah Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)

3rd Place Awards

2012DFWFCA AwardDallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association AwardsBest ActorThe Sessions (2012)
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