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)
The Golden Globe Awards 2014 TV Show
The Golden Globe Awards 2014
Bosom Buddies TV Show
Bosom Buddies
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 - Captain Phillips
2013 - Saving Mr. Banks
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Cloud Atlas
2012 - Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close
2012 - Cloud Atlas
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 - Going to Pieces - The Rise and Fall of the Slasher Film
2006 - The Queen
2006 - The Da Vinci Code
2006 - Cars
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Terminal
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Polar Express
2004 - The Ladykillers
2002 - Road to Perdition
2002 - Catch Me If You Can
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 - Toy Story
1995 - Apollo 13
1994 - Forrest Gump
1993 - Sleepless in Seattle
1993 - Philadelphia
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 - Punchline
1988 - Big
1987 - Dragnet
1986 - The Money Pit
1986 - Nothing in Common
1986 - The Money Pit
1985 - Volunteers
1985 - The Man with One Red Shoe
1984 - Splash
1984 - Bachelor Party

Guest TV Roles

Show Name
Characters Played
Ep Count
Jean-Luc Despont
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).

  • After a one-shot guest appearance on _"Happy Days" (1974)_ (qv), producer 'Ron Howard (I)' (qv) asked him to read for a secondary part in _Splash (1984)_ (qv), and he got the lead instead.
  • Born to Amos Mefford Hanks, a chef, and his wife Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker, his parents divorced in 1960.
  • Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith, pg. 205-206. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
  • Hanks cited the help of a nearby ice cream shop which helped him gain 30 pounds for his role in _A League of Their Own (1992)_ (qv).
  • Forbes magazine estimated his 1999 earnings at $71.5 million.
  • Biography/bibliography in: "Contemporary Authors". Volume 244, pages 199-202. Farmington Hills, MI: Thomson Gale, 2006.
  • Between 1994 and 2004, he was the performer nominated for the most Academy Awards (four times, along with 'Sean Penn (I)' (qv), 'Meryl Streep' (qv), 'Julianne Moore (I)' (qv), 'Judi Dench' (qv) and 'Ed Harris (I)' (qv)) and won the most (twice).
  • Gained and later lost 50 lbs. for his role in _Cast Away (2000)_ (qv).

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