Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Age
60
Birthday
Jul. 9th, 1956
Born in
Concord, California, USA
Height
6' 0

Tom Hanks' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bosom Buddies TV Show
Bosom Buddies
The Golden Globe Awards TV Show
The Golden Globe Awards
Primetime Glick TV Show
Primetime Glick
The Directors TV Show
The Directors
Bravo Profiles TV Show
Bravo Profiles
Showbiz Today TV Show
Showbiz Today
Wogan (UK) TV Show
Wogan (UK)
 

Main Movie Roles

2015 - Bridge of Spies
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2013 - Captain Phillips
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2011 - Larry Crowne
2010 - Toy Story 3
2009 - Angels & Demons
2008 - The Great Buck Howard
2007 - The Simpsons Movie
2007 - Charlie Wilson's War
2007 - The Pixar Story
2006 - The Da Vinci Code
2006 - Cars
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2006 - The Queen
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Ladykillers
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Terminal
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2002 - Road to Perdition
2000 - Cast Away
1999 - Toy Story 2
1999 - Return With Honor
1999 - The Green Mile
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1998 - You've Got Mail
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1995 - Apollo 13
1995 - Toy Story
1994 - Forrest Gump
1993 - Philadelphia
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1992 - A League of Their Own
1992 - Radio Flyer
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 - Joe Versus the Volcano
1989 - Turner and Hooch
1989 - The 'Burbs
1988 - Big
1988 - Punchline
1987 - Dragnet
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - Nothing in Common
1985 - Volunteers
1985 - The Man with One Red Shoe
1984 - Splash
1984 - Bachelor Party

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Bill Frist
15
Himself - Host
12
Al McIntosh (Voiced)
7
Narrator (Voiced)
6
Himself - Guest
4
Himself - Guest
3
Ned Donnelly
3
Himself - Guest
3
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born in California, Hanks grew up in what he calls a "fractured" family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Hanks moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism, just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college and, in fact, credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career - he went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started.

He met his second wife, actress 'Rita Wilson' on the set of the his television show Bosom Buddies (1980), she appeared in one episode in the second season (1981). They have two children and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife. In 1996, he made his first step behind the camera, directing as well as starring and writing the film That Thing You Do! (1996).


TRIVIA:
  • He was voted the 26th Greatest Movie Star of all time by Entertainment Weekly.
  • Is the second most-represented actor (behind 'Sidney Poitier' (qv) and 'Gary Cooper (I)' (qv)) on the American Film Institute's 100 Most Inspiring Movies of All Time, with four of his films making the list. They are: _Forrest Gump (1994)_ (qv) at #37, _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv) at #20, _Apollo 13 (1995)_ (qv) at #12, and _Saving Private Ryan (1998)_ (qv) at #10.
  • Enjoys collecting typewriters, purchasing over 80 of them around the globe.
  • His performance as Chuck Noland in _Cast Away (2000)_ (qv) is ranked #46 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Born to Amos Mefford Hanks, a chef, and his wife Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker, his parents divorced in 1960.
  • Attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.
  • Had made three films with director 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), all of which are tied to Europe. _Saving Private Ryan (1998)_ (qv) revolved around his character and his infantry unit seeking out a missing private in Europe during WW II. _Catch Me If You Can (2002)_ (qv) involved his character tracking down 'Frank Abagnale Jr.' (qv) in France and in _The Terminal (2004)_ (qv), his character was from the fictional eastern European country of Krakohzia.
  • Ranked #13 in Premiere's 2003 annual Power 100 List. Had ranked #15 in 2002.


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