Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

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Age
58
Birthday
Jul. 9th, 1956
Born in
Concord, California, USA
Height
6'

Tom Hanks' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Bosom Buddies TV Show
Bosom Buddies
The Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Show
The Golden Globe Awards 2014
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

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 - The Queen
2006 - Cars
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Terminal
2004 - The Ladykillers
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
2002 - Road to Perdition
2000 - Cast Away
1999 - The Green Mile
1999 - Toy Story 2
1998 - Saving Private Ryan
1998 - You've Got Mail
1996 - That Thing You Do!
1995 - Apollo 13
1995 - Toy Story
1994 - Forrest Gump
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1993 - Philadelphia
1992 - A League of Their Own
1992 - Radio Flyer
1990 - Joe Versus the Volcano
1990 - The Bonfire of the Vanities
1989 - Turner & Hooch
1989 - The 'Burbs
1988 - Punchline
1988 - Big
1987 - Dragnet
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - Nothing in Common
1985 - The Man with One Red Shoe
1985 - Volunteers
1984 - Bachelor Party
1984 - Splash

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Roxbury Guy
15
Himself - Host
12
Al McIntosh (Voiced)
6
Narrator (Voiced)
6
Ned Donnelly
3
Himself - Guest
3
Tom Hanks
2
[Complete List]



BIOGRAPHY:

Born in California, Tom 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 Tom 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:
  • Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 244, pages 199-202. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
  • His top five all-time favorite films are _2001: A Space Odyssey (1968)_ (qv), _The Godfather (1972)_ (qv), _Fargo (1996)_ (qv), _Elephant (2003)_ (qv) and _Boogie Nights (1997)_ (qv), with 'Stanley Kubrick' (qv)'s film holding the top ranking.
  • Gained and later lost 50 lbs. for his role in _Cast Away (2000)_ (qv).
  • Lost 30 lbs. for his role in _Philadelphia (1993)_ (qv).
  • He is a third cousin, four generations removed, of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln. Their common ancestor is John Hanks (1680 - 1740), who was the great-great-grandfather of Lincoln, and the great-great-great-great-great-great-grandfather of Tom Hanks. It is commonly (albeit incorrectly) reported that they are fourth cousins, four times removed, but Thomas Hanks (b. 1819) and Abraham Lincoln were both great-great-grandchildren of John Hanks, making them third cousins. Tom Hanks was Thomas Hanks' great-great-grandson, making his relation to Abraham Lincolns four generations removed.
  • His first wife 'Samantha Lewes' (qv) died of cancer 14 years after their divorce.
  • Shortly before the release of Columbia Pictures' _Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001)_ (qv), he was one of several actors speaking out against the use of "synthespians" (computer-generated actors) in the place of flesh-and-blood humans. Nevertheless, he took the lead role in the computer-animated film _The Polar Express (2004)_ (qv), a film highly-publicized for its use of new (and expensive) technique of digital actors.
  • Ranked #1 on Star TV's Top Ten Box Office stars of the 1990s (2003)


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