Colin Hanks

Actor
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 internationally famous film ... Read more »
Born: 11/23/1977 in New York City, New York, USA

Filmography

Actor (45)

Life in Pieces 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)

Actor

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2015 (Tv Show)

Himself

Fargo 2013 - 2015 (TV Show)

Actor

Last Week Tonight With John Oliver 2015 (Tv Show)

Special Appearance

Mom 2015 (Tv Show)

Actor

Bad Teacher 2014 (Tv Show)

Actor

Conan 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 (Tv Show)

Guest

No Stranger Than Love 2014 (Movie)

(Actor)

The 2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)

Presenter

Burning Love 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Key & Peele 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

NCIS 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Parkland 2013 (Movie)

Dr. Malcolm Perry (Actor)

Dexter 2001 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

Happy Endings 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

High School 2012 (Movie)

Brandon Ellis (Actor)

Roswell 1999 - 2002, 2011 - 2012 (Tv Show)

Actor

The Guilt Trip 2012 (Movie)

Rob (Actor)

Lucky 2011 (Movie)

Ben Keller (Actor)

Robot Chicken 2011 (Tv Show)

Voice

Barry Munday 2010 (Movie)

Heavy Metal Greg (Actor)

The Good Guys 2009 - 2010 (TV Show)

Actor

The Late Show With David Letterman 2010 (Tv Show)

Guest

The 63rd Annual Tony Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Great Buck Howard 2009 (Movie)

Troy Gable (Actor)

Numb3rs 2005, 2008 (Tv Show)

Actor

The House Bunny 2008 (Movie)

Oliver (Actor)

Untraceable 2008 (Movie)

Griffin Dowd (Actor)

W. 2008 (Movie)

Speechwriter 1 (Actor)

Alone with Her 2007 (Movie)

Doug (Actor)

Careless 2007 (Movie)

Wiley Roth (Actor)

My Mom's New Boyfriend 2007 (Movie)

Henry Durand (Actor)

Standing Still 2006 (Movie)

Quentin (Actor)

Tenacious D In: The Pick of Destiny 2006 (Movie)

Drunk Frat Dude (Actor)

The 11th Annual Critics' Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

King Kong 2005 (Movie)

Preston (Actor)

11:14 2004 (Movie)

Mark (Actor)

Rx 2004 (Movie)

Jonny (Actor)

The O.C. 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Band of Brothers 2001 - 2002 (Tv Show)

Actor

Orange County 2002 (Movie)

Shaun Brumder (Actor)

Get Over It 2001 (Movie)

Felix (Actor)

Whatever It Takes 2000 (Movie)

Cosmo (Actor)

That Thing You Do! 1996 (Movie)

Male Page (Actor)
Producer (1)

Rx 2004 (Movie)

(Co-Producer)
Director (1)

All Things Must Pass 2015 (Movie)

(Director)

Biography

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 internationally famous film star Tom Hanks. A lanky boy-next-door, Hanks first appeared on cultural radars as a friend to the adolescent aliens on the hit show "Roswell" (The WB, 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-02), and cut his teeth in a series of teen movies, as well as in his father's "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001) miniseries. His starring turn in the comedy "Orange County" (2002) may have been overshadowed by Jack Black's onscreen antics, but Hanks continued to work, notching appearances in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005), "Untraceable" (2008) with Diane Lane and in "The House Bunny" (2008) as Anna Faris's understanding boyfriend, as well as TV roles on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) as a priest and a co-starring role with Bradley Whitford in "The Good Guys" (FOX, 2010- ). While he might never fully emerged from his father's considerable shadow, Hanks seemed determined to make his own impact on his own terms.

Relationships

Samantha Bryant Casting Associate

Wife
Became engaged in 2009 after meeting through mutual friends Married May 8, 2010

Rachael Leigh Cook Actor

Companion
Rumored to have dated in 2002 No longer together

Tom Hanks Actor

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 Actor

Sister
Born May 17, 1982

Jim Hanks Actor

Uncle

Chet Hanks Actor

Half-Brother
Born Aug. 4, 1990 to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson; rapped under stage name "Chet Haze"

Larry Hanks

Uncle

Sandra Hanks

Aunt

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 Actor

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 Actor

Step-Mother
Born Oct. 26, 1956; married Tom Hanks in 1988

EDUCATION

Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles , California

Sacramento Country Day School

Sacramento , California

Milestones

2011

Joined the cast of Showtime's "Dexter" as Travis, a restorer of ancient artifacts who is tied to a series of murders

2010

Co-starred with Bradley Whitford in Fox's buddy-cop comedy series "The Good Guys"

2008

Played Anna Faris' love interest in the comedy "The House Bunny"

2008

Landed a recurring role as a priest on AMC’s "Mad Men"

2008

Co-starred opposite real-life father Tom Hanks in "The Great Buck Howard"

2006

Cast in Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" as a drunken fraternity brother

2005

Played the assistant to film director Carl Denham (Jack Black) in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"

2002

Landed first lead role in a feature in"Orange County"; first collaboration with Jack Black

2001

Appeared in the acclaimed 10-part television World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO), co-produced by his father

2000

Featured in the high school-set comedy "Whatever It Takes"

1999

Cast as a series regular on The WB's teen sci-fi series "Roswell"

1996

Appeared in a cameo in his father's directorial debut "That Thing You Do!"

1995

Worked as a production assistant on the set of "Apollo 13"; film starred his father Tom Hanks

1994

Moved out of mother's home to live in Los Angeles, CA

Raised in Sacramento, California

Bonus Trivia

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Hanks played bass with the band The Underlords.

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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

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Named one of the 25 Hottest Bachelors by People magazine in 2003

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