Perhaps Jimmy Hawkins is most well-known in his role as the son of Jimmy Stewart (Tommy) in It’s a Wonderful Life. With a long life on movie sets as a child star, Jimmy believes that he, indeed, has had a wonderful life. As Jack Knight talks with him, he found out that Jimmy has been in over 400 movies and TV shows and in between his parents made sure he had as normal a childhood as possible, going to parochial schools, participating in Little League and the like.
Then one day he decided to do movies from the “other side” and began producing shows. Among these are Evel Knievel and a Time for Miracles (the life of Mother Elizabeth Seton).
He has done so many varied things in his life, including 22 USO shows in Viettnam and writing a book – The Wonderful Life for Kids.