Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks

Nov. 24th, 1977
Born in
Sacramento, California, USA
6' 1

Colin Hanks' Main TV Roles

Show Character(s)
Dexter TV Show
Mad Men TV Show
Mad Men
Fargo TV Show
Roswell TV Show
Band of Brothers TV Show
Band of Brothers
Life in Pieces TV Show
Life in Pieces
The Good Guys TV Show
The Good Guys
What Lives Inside TV Show
What Lives Inside

Main Movie Roles

Guest TV Roles

[none found]


Colin Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham; November 24, 1977) is an American actor. Hanks is best known for starring in the 2002 film Orange County, as well as television roles including Alex Whitman in Roswell, Henry Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter and Officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, as well as co-starring in the 2010 Fox TV series The Good Guys.

Hanks was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the oldest son of actor 'Tom Hanks' and his first wife, the late producer and actress Samantha Lewes (née Dillingham), who died of bone cancer (March 12, 2002). His name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a sister, Elizabeth (born 1982), and two younger paternal half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks (born 1990) and Truman Theodore Hanks (born 1995), from his father's second marriage, to actress 'Rita Wilson'. Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School, and then Chapman University, before transferring to and graduating from Loyola Marymount University.

  • Auditioned for a role in director 'Cameron Crowe (I)' (qv)'s _Elizabethtown (2005)_ (qv) but lost out to 'Orlando Bloom' (qv).
  • Nephew of 'Jim Hanks (I)' (qv).
  • His mother, 'Samantha Lewes' (qv), died of bone cancer on March 13, 2002.
  • Went to Chapman University in Orange County, where his father filmed _That Thing You Do! (1996)_ (qv) using his friends as extras, then transferred to Loyola.
  • Has a dog named Taz.
  • Was named one of the 25 Hottest Bachelors by People Magazine (2003)
  • Stated on _"The Howard Stern Radio Show" (1998)_ (qv) that he thinks the funniest movie his father had ever done was _Bachelor Party (1984)_ (qv). He also stated that his father wouldn't agree with that choice.
  • Engaged to publicist Samantha Bryant [June 10, 2009].

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