- After a year of college in Minnesota, moved to Austin, TX, where he co-founded Big State Productions, a theater company that provided Hawkes with the opportunity to write, direct and act.
- First major film role came in 1987 with the low-budget crime drama Murder Rap.
- Wrote and performed a one-man show, Nimrod Soul, at Los Angeles' Theatre at the Improv in 1994.
Screen Actors Guild Awards
Critics' Choice Movie Awards
Independent Spirit Awards
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