Dwight Yoakam

Dwight Yoakam

Highest Rated: 96% Sling Blade (1996)

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



No Score Yet No Score Yet Cry Macho Unknown (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet 21% 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
33% 53% Dirty Girl Joseph (Character) $53.6K 2010
50% 39% Provinces of Night Boyd Bloodworth (Character) $9.6K 2010
No Score Yet 21% 2:13 Sandy (Character) - 2009
64% 49% Crank: High Voltage Doc Miles (Character) $13.6M 2009
No Score Yet 35% The Last Rites of Ransom Pride Reverend Pride (Character) - 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) $5M 2005
No Score Yet 24% 3-Way Herbert Claremont/Clarkson (Character) - 2004
30% 27% Hollywood Homicide Leroy Wasley (Character) $30M 2003
13% 31% Waking Up in Reno Producer $261.6K 2002
75% 63% Panic Room Raoul (Character) $95.3M 2002
14% 28% South of Heaven, West of Hell Valentine Casey (Character),
$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
No Score Yet 18% Don't Look Back Skipper (Character) - 1996
96% 92% Sling Blade Doyle Hargraves (Character) $24.5M 1996
No Score Yet 56% Painted Hero Virgil Kidder (Character) - 1995
No Score Yet 86% Roswell: The U.F.O. Cover-Up Unknown (Character) - 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Roswell Mac Brazel (Character) - 1994
95% 75% Red Rock West Truck Driver (Character) - 1993


No Score Yet No Score Yet Great Performances Music Performer 2017
No Score Yet 40% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Music Performer 2016
No Score Yet 80% Drunk History Unknown (Guest Star) 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live! Music Performer 2015 2012
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hot 20 Countdown Unknown (Character) 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet The View Music Performer 2015
No Score Yet 37% Late Night With Seth Meyers Music Performer 2015
68% 46% Under the Dome Unknown (Guest Star) 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno Music Performer 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet CBS This Morning Guest 2012
83% 96% Wilfred Unknown (Guest Star) 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2005 1999
No Score Yet 71% King of the Hill Unknown (Guest Voice) 1998-1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen Unknown (Guest Star) 1997
No Score Yet No Score Yet Saturday Night Live Music Performer 1994


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