JD Hawkins
I met JD while filming The Man Who Came Back, and subsequently bumped into him at a looping session.  We again met at the premiere of the film in February 2008.  He was a very likable guy, and his passing came as quite a shock.  His obituary was printed in the Houston Chronicle and is shown below.  He will be greatly missed.
John David "J.D." Hawkins 
John David "J.D." Hawkins JD HAWKINS was called home 01/23/2009. He is survived by his dear wife Christa, children Taylor and Jonah and, father Obeddie, brother Ray and many friends in the film and theatre communities. Born in Chicago and lived in Houston for most of his career, J D became a most respected actor working with renowned theatres like The Alley Theatre, Stages Repertory Theatre, The Ensemble Theatre and Houston Shakespeare Festival. He was an actor of incredible versatility while performing in plays from Shakespeare to August Wilson. Some of the plays included "Joe Turner's Come and Gone", "A Soldier's Play", "Harvey", and "Othello". JD workshopped at the Guthrie Theatre, Steppenwolf Theatre and with Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis. He also worked with Woody King, founder of the New Federal Theatre in New York City. He was a Co Founder of Hawk In Flight Spin23 Entertainment a production company where he wrote and directed several shorts and 3 feature films. In addition to his stage and film work, he was featured in numerous industrials and seven national commercials. He recently had featured roles in "Cook County" and "The Man Who Came Back" starring Eric Braeden and Billy Zane and directed by Glen Pitre. He was a rather avid boxing fan and was quite knowledgeable about even the most obscure pug. He always looked forward to church on Sundays and daily prayer, and Bible reading were never skipped. He loved God and family. He adored his children and always put them first. One would have to search beyond this universe to find a person who would have any bad thing to say about this dear wonderful man. His smile and gentle nature will most certainly be missed by all those who were privileged to have met him. Funeral arrangements are planned for Monday, January 26, 2009 at 10AM at the Second Baptist Church, 6400 Woodway, Houston, Texas 77057. Graveside service at Katy Magnolia Cemetery on Franz Rd. at 3:00 p.m. Katy Texas. Robey Funeral Home 403 W. Sterling Ave. Baytown, Tx 77520 281-428-9911
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