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Jimmy Hawkins ACTOR

Jimmy Hawkins was born on November 13th, 1941 in Los Angeles, California with the birth name James F. Hawkins to Thomas J.Hawkins and Bette C. Hawkins.  His career in acting began as a child actor and he later turned his focus towards working as a film director.
His first acting jobs were un-credited at the age of two on the films, "The Seventh Cross" and "Marriage Is A Private Affair" (both 1944).  By the age of four he appeared in the film, "It's a Wonderful Life" (1946) starring James Stewart and Donna Reed.   
Other roles he added on to his resume early on in his career were starring roles on such television series as, "The Ruggles" (1949-1952), "Annie Oakley" (1954-1957) starring Gail Davis, "The Donna Reed Show" (1958-1966), "Petticoat Junction" (1963-1967), "The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet" (1962-1964) and "Ichabod and Me" (1961-1962).   
Although he was a working child actor, he still managed to graduate from the Roman Catholic-affiliated Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California.  Other guest appearances he added to his credits were on, "Leave it to Beaver", "My Three Sons", "Alfred Hitchcock Presents", "The Fugitive" and his final television role was in 1974 on, "Kolchak: The Night Stalker".
After his career in acting he decided to work on the other side of the industry.  He began working mostly with ABC Theatre Productions as a producer.   Some of the films he worked on were, "Evel Knievel", "Scout's Honor", "Love Leads the Way" and "The Little Rascals" for un updated version .
He received a couple honors throughout his career in the industry.  In 1961, Hawkins was voted into the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.  Then in 1994, he was honored by the Young Artists Foundation with a, "Former Child Star Lifetime Achievement Award".  
Jimmy Hawkins has married only once to Lara Parker and they have one daughter, Caitlin Elizabeth Hawkins who was born in 1985.  Along with his career in entertainment he also began a construction business and has managed to author five books based on the classic film, "It's a Wonderful Life".


1974   Kolchak: The Night Stalker

1963-1967  Petticoat Junction

1966   Spinout

1966   Gidget 

1958-1965  The Donna Reed Show 

1965   Girl Happy

1965   Mr. Novak

1964   12 O'Clock High

1962-1964  The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet

1963   The Fugitive

1963   My Three Sons

1962   Zotz!

1961-1962  Ichabod and Me 

1962   Alfred Hitchcock Presents

1961   Margie

1961   Dennis the Menace

1961   Bringing Up Buddy

1961   Leave It to Beaver

1961   Westinghouse Playhouse

1960   Bachelor Father

1960   Shirley Temple Theatre

1953-1957  Annie Oakley 

1956   Carolyn 

1956   Lux Video Theatre

1956   The Star and the Story 

1955   Count Three and Pray 

1955   Not as a Stranger

1955   TV Reader's Digest 

1954   Destry

1954   Private Hell 36 

1954   Yankee Pasha 

1954   The Ford Television Theatre

1953   Mister Scoutmaster

1953   The Kid from Left Field

1953   Savage Frontier 

1953   Woman They Almost Lynched 

1953   Girls in the Night 

1952   The Greatest Show on Earth 

1951   The Blue Veil 

1951   Here Comes the Groom 

1951   Jim Thorpe - All-American 

1951   Strictly Dishonorable 

1950   Never a Dull Moment

1950   Winchester '73

1950   Love That Brute 

1950   Shadow on the Wall 

1949-1952  The Ruggles

1949   Holiday Affair 

1949   That Forsyte Woman

1949   Challenge to Lassie 

1949   The Red Menace 

1949   A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court

1949   Down to the Sea in Ships 

1949   Caught 

1948   Moonrise 

1948   Bodyguard 

1947   Heaven Only Knows 

1947   The Trouble with Women 

1947   The Sea of Grass 

1946   It's a Wonderful Life 

1944   Marriage Is a Private Affair 

1944   The Seventh Cross 

Matinee Classics - Annie Oakley starring Gail Davis, Brad Johnson, Jimmy Hawkins and Bob Woodward

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