His name and superstar pedigree promised Colin Hanks a career unlike most other talented young up-and-comers, saddled with both the pressures and the privileges of being the eldest son of internationa...
New York City, New York, USA
|NCIS||2013 2002 - 2013||Actor||DOD IG Investigator Richard Parsons||20137|
|The Great Buck Howard||2009||Actor||Troy Gable||20097|
|Orange County||2002||Actor||Shaun Brumder||20027|
|Band of Brothers||2001 2000 - 2001||Actor||Lieutenant Jones||20017|
|Key & Peele||2014 2010 - 2014||Actor||n/a||20147|
|Alone with Her||2007||Actor||Doug||20077|
|Fargo||2013 2012 - 2013||Actor||Police Deputy Gus Grimly||20137|
|My Mom's New Boyfriend||2007||Actor||Henry Durand||20077|
|Happy Endings||2012 2009 - 2012||Actor||Himself||20127|
|No Stranger Than Love||2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|Numb3rs||2009 2003 - 2009||Actor||Marshall Penfield||20097|
|The Good Guys||2009 2008 - 2009||Actor||Detective Jack Bailey||20097|
|Get Over It||2001||Actor||Felix||20017|
|The Guilt Trip||2012||Actor||Rob||20127|
|High School||2012||Actor||Brandon Ellis||20127|
|Dexter||2013 2005 - 2013||Actor||Travis||20137|
|Burning Love||2013 2011 - 2013||Actor||Allison||20137|
|Barry Munday||2010||Actor||Heavy Metal Greg||20107|
|Roswell||2001 1998 - 2001||Actor||Alex Whitman||20017|
|The O.C.||2006 2002 - 2006||Actor||Grady Bridges||20067|
|Parkland||2013||Actor||Dr. Malcolm Perry||20137|
|Mad Men||2013 2005 - 2013||Actor||Father John Gill||20137|
|Whatever It Takes||2000||Actor||Cosmo||20007|
|The 63rd Annual Tony Awards||2008 2007 - 2008||Actor||Presenter||20087|
|The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards||2005 2004 - 2005||Actor||Presenter||20057|
|Comedy Bang! Bang!||2013 2010 - 2013||Actor||n/a||20137|
|The House Bunny||2008||Actor||Oliver||20087|
|Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny||2006||Actor||Drunk Frat Dude||20067|
|That Thing You Do!||1996||Actor||Male Page||19967|
|Apollo 13||1995||Set Production Assistant||n/a||1|
|Raised in Sacramento, California|
|Landed a recurring role as a priest on AMC's "Mad Men"|
|Featured in the high school-set comedy "Whatever It Takes"|
|Worked as a production assistant on the set of "Apollo 13"; film starred his father Tom Hanks|
|Played the assistant to film director Carl Denham (Jack Black) in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"|
|Moved out of mother's home to live in Los Angeles, CA|
|Co-starred with Bradley Whitford in Fox's buddy-cop comedy series "The Good Guys"|
|Appeared in the acclaimed 10-part television World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO), co-produced by his father|
|Played Anna Faris' love interest in the comedy "The House Bunny"|
|Co-starred opposite real-life father Tom Hanks in "The Great Buck Howard"|
|Cast in Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" as a drunken fraternity brother|
|Landed first lead role in a feature in"Orange County"; first collaboration with Jack Black|
|Joined the cast of Showtime's "Dexter" as Travis, a restorer of ancient artifacts who is tied to a series of murders|
|Appeared in a cameo in his father's directorial debut "That Thing You Do!"|
|Cast as a series regular on The WB's teen sci-fi series "Roswell"|
Born Nov. 24, 1977 in Sacramento, CA, Colin Lewes Dillingham was the son of Samantha Lewes (Susan Jane Dillingham) and Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks. His name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978, and with his strong physical resemblance to his father, Hanks quickly found there was no escaping the inherent benefits - and limitations - in pursuing acting while having a Hollywood A-lister as a parent. Although his parents divorced in 1987, he served as a production assistant on the Tom Hanks astronaut drama "Apollo 13" (1995), and made his screen debut in his father's directorial debut, "That Thing You Do!" (1996), playing a studio page in the 1960s-era story of at a one-hit wonder rock band.
His first professional steps out from under his father's shadow came with the regular role of Alex Whitman on the aliens-in-high-school hit "Roswell," a unique hybrid of teen romantic drama and science fiction. As Alex, Hanks played one of three teen humans in on the secret that a trio of their classmates and longtime neighbors were survivors of the famed 1947 UFO crash. His unrequited love for alien Isabel (Katherine Heigl) provided a palpable spark for audiences, and his surprising death angered many fans. Benefiting from the teenquake that shook Hollywood at the time, Hanks found himself transitioning to movies, cast as the good-hearted second (or third) banana in youth-oriented films, playing levelheaded geeks in the disappointments "Whatever It Takes" (2000) with James Franco and "Get Over It" (2001) with Kirsten Dunst. A supporting role in his father's groundbreaking miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001) returned his career to firmer ground, although the young actor had to deal with his mother's 2002 death from bone cancer.
Hanks toplined the modest comedy hit "Orange County" (2002), playing a Californian high school student forced to take an impromptu road trip to ensure his acceptance into college, complicated by a cast of wacky characters. Jack Black stole the movie - and critics' attention - with his delightfully bizarre antics as Hanks' drugged-out but ultimately loving brother, but the film drew negative attention for a unique distinction. Starring Colin Hanks (son of Tom) and Schuyler Fisk (daughter of Sissy Spacek) and directed by Jake Kasdan (son of Lawrence) - all relatively untested - many reviewers pointed to it as a blatant example of Hollywood nepotism.
Ever mindful of this charge - which was part of his unique birthright - Hanks took a small role in the gritty indie "11:14" (2003), a series of downbeat, violence-laced interconnected stories. He charmed with a goofy guest spot on cultural flashpoint "The O.C." (FOX, 2003-07), playing an actor on a meta-soap called "The Valley" who bore many similarities to the show's dorky-cute heartthrob Seth (Adam Brody). Hanks reunited with Jack Black in Peter Jackson's ambitious "King Kong" (2005), playing members of a film crew intent on capturing footage of Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts) interacting with the mysterious and exotic wildlife of Skull Island. On TV, Hanks guest-starred on "Numb3rs" (CBS, 2005-2010) as a revenge-seeking math rival of Charlie Eppes (David Krumholtz), and reprised the role again in 2008. He took an unusual dark role as an obsessive cyberstalker preying on innocent women in the thriller "Alone with Her" (2006) and filmed a fun cameo as "Drunk Frat Dude" in pal Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" (2006).
After headlining the strange severed-finger mystery/comedy "Careless" (2007), Hanks starred alongside Emily Blunt and John Malkovich in "The Great Buck Howard" (2008). In the film, he played an assistant to an aging, out-of-date illusionist (Malkovich), and found himself fielding questions again about his own father, who produced the movie and popped up in a cameo as his onscreen dad. The young actor appeared on Broadway in the play "33 Variations" opposite Jane Fonda and Malkovich, and then was able to provide the comic relief - and a little gravitas - as the snarky sidekick to Diane Lane in the FBI vs. the Internet thriller, "Untraceable," a minor hit in 2008. Hanks continued his trend of playing tech-savvy characters, essaying the lead role of an FBI agent who faces intrigue and his mother's sex life in the comic action movie "My Mom's New Boyfriend" (2008), which went direct-to-DVD in the U.S. despite the presence of Meg Ryan and Antonio Banderas.
Hanks found success again in the Anna Faris comedy smash "The House Bunny" (2008), where he played the patient, kind-hearted director of a nursing home who falls for Faris, a Playboy Bunny-turned-sorority housemother. As the straight man to the goofy comic, Hanks played to his strengths. Besides a small role as a speechwriter in Oliver Stone's controversial biopic of former president, George W. Bush, "W" (2008), Hanks also made the most of his babyfaced good looks by recurring briefly on the 1960s-set success, "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ). On the show, he played a priest, Father Gill, who asked Peggy Olsen (Elisabeth Moss) for public speaking tips before discovering her secrets.
In real life, Hanks - who had previously dated actresses Rachael Leigh Cook and Busy Phillips - married publicist Samantha Bryant on May 8, 2010. The young actor stepped out on his own even further as an adult by co-starring with a mustachioed Bradley Whitford on the tongue-in-cheek cop comedy "The Good Guys" (FOX, 2010- ). While Whitford had the showier part as a washed-up detective stuck in a personal time warp, Hanks held his own as the grammar-correcting, rules-obsessed straight man. The actor also seemed to be at peace with his parentage, telling a writer that his dad had " been on top of Everest now for a long time. I may be at the lower base camp of Machu Picchu. We might be both climbing mountains, but they are very different peaks."
|Samantha Bryant||Wife||Became engaged in 2009 after meeting through mutual friends; Married May 8, 2010|
|Rachael Cook||Companion||Rumored to have dated in 2002; No longer together|
|Thomas Hanks||Father||Born July 9, 1956|
|Truman Hanks||Half-Brother||Born Dec. 26, 1995 to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson|
|Amos Hanks||Grandfather||Divorced Hanks' grandmother in 1960; Had custody of Tom Hanks; Married two more times; Died in 1992|
|Elizabeth Hanks||Sister||Born May 17, 1982|
|Chet Hanks||Half-Brother||Born Aug. 4, 1990 to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson; rapped under stage name "Chet Haze"|
|Olivia Hanks||Daughter||Born Feb. 1, 2011; mother, Samantha Bryant|
|Samantha Lewes||Mother||Born Nov. 29, 1952; Married to Tom Hanks from 1979-1987; Died of bone cancer March 12, 2002|
|Busy Philipps||Companion||Met when they both attended Loyola Marymount University; Together from 1997-2001|
|Janet Turner||Grandmother||Divorced Hanks' grandfather in 1960; Remarried several times|
|Rita Wilson||Step-Mother||Born Oct. 26, 1956; married Tom Hanks in 1988|
|Loyola Marymount University|
|Sacramento Country Day School|
|Hanks played bass with the band The Underlords.|
|Hanks on meeting his musical idol, Les Claypool of Primus: "He raised his hands and said, 'Ah, the son of Gump!' That's the only time I'll ever enjoy being called that." - Hanks quoted in Us, March 27, 2000|
|Named one of the 25 Hottest Bachelors by People magazine in 2003|
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