Tim Hawkins

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Tim Hawkins
Hawkins in 2009
Background information
Birth nameTimothy Aaron Hawkins
Born (1968-03-30) March 30, 1968 (age 55)
Saint Charles, Missouri
OccupationsSinger, songwriter, comedian
Years active2002–present
Website timhawkins.net

Timothy Aaron Hawkins (born March 30, 1968) is an American Christian comedian, songwriter, and singer, best known for song parodies.


Early life

Hawkins was born in St. Charles, Missouri, 30 miles west of St. Louis. Both of his parents were teachers. His dad was a P.E. instructor and his mom taught third grade. He has one brother, Todd Hawkins, who eventually became his first manager. His childhood was consumed with sports, but he also loved making his family and friends laugh. He played baseball [1] at the University of Missouri and assumed he would pursue athletics professionally.


Early career

After college, Hawkins took any job he could to pay the bills. He rented cars, served as a substitute teacher and also worked a dozen customer support jobs. He also worked as a waiter at Olive Garden. That's where his co-workers encouraged him to sign up for an open mic night at a local comedy club. It was at this first open mic night in St. Louis in 1991, [2] Hawkins realized he was always meant to do comedy.

2000s and beyond

In the early-2000s, Hawkins decided to go in to comedy full time. [3] His bits revolved around everyday life. He soon became known for his monologues [4] about homeschooling, marriage and parenting. [5] [6]

Hawkins has recorded over a hundred episodes of his popular "Poddy Break" podcast and currently hosts "The Tim Hawkins" podcast, which also features his wife Heather, daughter Olivia and son-in-law Luke. [7]

Personal life

Hawkins married his wife, Heather, in 1993. They have four children: Spencer (married to Keagan), Olivia (married to Luke), Levi and Jackson. He has one grandson, Holland. [8]





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