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 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

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

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


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).

  • Born to Amos Mefford Hanks, a chef, and his wife Janet Marylyn Frager, a hospital worker, his parents divorced in 1960.
  • His first wife 'Samantha Lewes' (qv) died of cancer 14 years after their divorce.
  • Was in attendance at 'Princess Diana' (qv)'s funeral along with 'Steven Spielberg' (qv), 'Tom Cruise' (qv), 'Nicole Kidman' (qv), among others.
  • Was originally cast in the dual role of "Charlie Kaufman/Donald Kaufman" in _Adaptation. (2002)_ (qv), but later dropped out. 'Nicolas Cage' (qv), who went on to receive a Best Actor Oscar nomination for his performance, was cast instead.
  • Has been Member of the Board of Governors of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (Actors Branch) since 2001.
  • Was asked to play the title role in _Jerry Maguire (1996)_ (qv).
  • Was considered for the role of Peter Banning (Peter Pan) in _Hook (1991)_ (qv).
  • Father, with 'Rita Wilson (I)' (qv), of 'Chet Hanks' (qv) (born on 4 August 1990) and Truman Theodore (born on 26 December 1995).

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