Jason Hawk is a real-life cowboy who not only dresses like one but also looks the part. And while Jason doesn’t carry guns in his holder, he is no stranger when it comes to knives. One may say that Jason is a modern cowboy who wields knives as opposed to guns. With his trusted horse by his side, Jason navigates the sandy terrain of the Arizona Desert. Jason rose to fame following his numerous appearances in documentaries which featured people living in some of the most remote regions around the states. In due course, Jason was selected to be one of the major cast members of the reality series, Mountain Men.
Jason Hawk was born in Apr 1979 in Arkansas, USA. Due to Jason’s obvious disdain of the modern way of life, there is very little information about his early life. Jason grew up in Arkansas and idolized his father Jim Hawk who was a craftsman. Jim would spend time around his father’s shop learning the handcrafting. He was particularly fascinated by knife-making and devoted most of his time to the craft. Following his interest, Jason obtained a hunting license when he was just 15 years of age. Finishing high school in Arkansas, Jason left for Montana to study metal fabrication and welding. He attended Montana State University.
Career & Progression:
Jason began his career as a knife craftsman and set up shop alongside his father. He later moved to the Ozark Mountains in Montana and started living in remote areas. After a few years, Jason came back to the mainland and started working as a chef. Deciding that the culinary world wasn’t for him, Jason set up another blade-wielding store by the name of Outlaw Forge Works. His stay in Montana was shortened as he returned to the Ozark Mountains.
His unique way of life attracted interest from several fields including several production houses. In 2014, Jason was invited to become a part of the show, No Man’s Land. He featured in all eight episodes of the series which documented the lifestyle of people living in remote areas. One thing led to another and Jason was selected to be a part of the critically acclaimed series, Mountain Men. He made is debut in 2016 and left the show in 2018. During his stay, Jason appeared in 27 episodes where he displayed his exceptional skills as a hunter, blacksmith, and homesteader.
Personal Life: Jason Hawk Wife & Children
Jason is currently married to Mary and the pair live together in Ozark Mountains. The pair met sometime during 2008 and have been together ever since. There is no information as to when and where the couple got married. The pair are proud parents to two lovely daughters, River who was born in 2011, and Madeline Rose born in 2018. As Mary suffered prolonged pain during her second pregnancy, the pair moved back to the mainland to make sure she gets the best medical attention.
Losing father and a partner
From learning craftmanship in early years to running a business together, Jason shared a close bond with his father James Hawk. James appeared alongside him in the history channel show No Man’s Land in 2014. For 20 years father-son duo ran their shop together. Sadly James Hawk passed away in May of 2016.
According to the IMDB record, Jason made 27 episode appearances on Mountain Men from 2016 to 2018. Since showrunner doesn’t share information on cast salary we can not tell how much Jason made from the TV show. Jason now runs foraging business by the name Outlaw Forges Works. As of now, Jason has an estimated net worth of $400,000.