Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Jul. 9th, 1956
Born in
Concord, California, USA
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 - Charlie Wilson's War
2007 - The Pixar Story
2007 - The Simpsons Movie
2006 - The Da Vinci Code
2006 - Cars
2006 - The Queen
2006 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Terminal
2004 - The Ladykillers
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2002 - Road to Perdition
2000 - Cast Away
1999 - Return With Honor
1999 - The Green Mile
1999 - Toy Story 2
1998 - You've Got Mail
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1995 - Apollo 13
1995 - Toy Story
1994 - Forrest Gump
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1993 - Philadelphia
1992 - Radio Flyer
1992 - A League of Their Own
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1990 - Joe Versus the Volcano
1989 - The 'Burbs
1989 - Turner and Hooch
1988 - Big
1988 - Punchline
1987 - Dragnet
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
Pat Sajak
Himself - Host
Al McIntosh (Voiced)
Narrator (Voiced)
Himself - Guest
Himself - Guest
Ned Donnelly
Himself - Guest
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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).

  • Father, with first wife 'Samantha Lewes' (qv), of 'Colin Hanks' (qv) (born on 24 September 1977) and 'Elizabeth Hanks' (qv) (born on 17 May 1982).
  • The asteroid "12818 tomhanks" was named after him.
  • Younger brother of Sandra Hanks and Larry Hanks and older brother of 'Jim Hanks (I)' (qv).
  • Was a member of Monty Python for one night only, filling in for 'John Cleese' (qv), at A Concert For George.
  • His Oscar acceptance speech for 1993's _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv) led to the plot of the movie _In & Out (1997)_ (qv). Hanks thanked a gay teacher in his speech.
  • His performance as Josh Baskin in _Big (1988)_ (qv) is ranked #15 on Premiere Magazine's 100 Greatest Performances of All Time (2006).
  • Has another brother who is a professor at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, IL.
  • Ranked #16 on Premiere's 2006 "Power 50" list. Had ranked #16 in 2005 as well.

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