Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

Highest Rated: 97% Red Rock West (1993)

Lowest Rated: 13% Waking Up in Reno (2002)

Birthday: Oct 23, 1956

Birthplace: Pikeville, Kentucky, USA

Hailed as a "new traditionalist" who was an important part of the alt-country movement, platinum-selling musician and songwriter Dwight Yoakam eventually brought his swagger to screens big and small with a steady string of often villainous character roles. The singer's tendency to lurk mysteriously in a half-moon shadow beneath a low cowboy hat led to his initial casting as no-nonsense rednecks in Western-set dramas like John Dahl's "Red Rock West" (1993). After Yoakam's acclaimed role in Billy Bob Thornton's "Sling Blade" (1996) exposed sizeable talent, he landed a wider range of opportunities in mainstream fare like the Harrison Ford vehicle "Hollywood Homicide" (2003), Richard Linklater's period heist "The Newton Boys" (1998), and the high-octane "Crank" films (2006, 2009). Yoakam continually won the respect of music critics for his lasting career built on a classic honkytonk foundation, while his often deliciously creepy screen performances evolved into a status above the average musician-turned-actor.

Highest rated movies

Red Rock West
Sling Blade Logan Lucky
The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada
Panic Room Crank: High Voltage
The Newton Boys
Crank

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
58% 64% Cry Macho Howard Polk (Character) $10.3M 2021
No Score Yet 20% Boomtown John Turner, Sr. (Character) - 2017
92% 76% Logan Lucky Warden Burns (Character) $27.8M 2017
26% 50% 90 Minutes in Heaven Cecil Beaumont, Esq. (Character) $4.8M 2015
34% 53% Dirty Girl Joseph (Character) $53.6K 2010
50% 40% Provinces of Night Boyd Bloodworth (Character) $9.6K 2010
No Score Yet 21% 2:13 Sandy (Character) - 2009
No Score Yet 34% The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Reverend Pride (Character) - 2009
64% 49% Crank: High Voltage Doc Miles (Character) $13.6M 2009
25% 47% Four Christmases Pastor Phil (Character) $120.1M 2008
56% 43% Bandidas Tyler Jackson (Character) - 2006
61% 71% Crank Doc Miles (Character) $27.8M 2006
85% 81% The Three Burials of Melquiades Estrada Belmont (Character) $5.0M 2005
No Score Yet 24% 3-Way Herbert Claremont/Clarkson (Character) - 2004
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Leroy Wasley (Character) $30.0M 2003
13% 31% Waking Up in Reno Producer $261.6K 2002
76% 64% Panic Room Raoul (Character) $95.3M 2002
14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Valentine Casey (Character),
Director,
Writer
$26.4K 2000
58% 46% The Minus Man Blair (Character) $368.8K 1999
No Score Yet 75% When Trumpets Fade Lieutenant Colonel (Character) - 1998
64% 44% The Newton Boys Brentwood Glasscock (Character) $10.3M 1998
No Score Yet 40% The Little Death Bobby Lomax (Character) - 1996
96% 92% Sling Blade Doyle Hargraves (Character) $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Skipper (Character) - 1996
No Score Yet 56% Painted Hero Virgil Kidder (Character) - 1995
33% 21% Chasers Original Music $1.3M 1994
No Score Yet 86% Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet 57% Roswell Mac Brazel (Character) - 1994
97% 75% Red Rock West Truck Driver (Character) - 1993

TV

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet 81% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
68% 46% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
83% 90% Wilfred Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet 56% King of the Hill Lane Pratley (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1994