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Tom Hanks Biography

Posted by | Vishnu Das on | November 25, 2023

Date of Birth

9 / July / 1956


68 Years


Actor Filmmaker

Tom Hanks Age, Wife, Children, Family, Biography & More

Tom Hanks is an American actor, filmmaker, and producer. Perhaps he is most well-known for his performance in the films Forrest Gump and Philadelphia. Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born on the 9th of July in 1956. He is an acclaimed American actor from Concord, California.

He is known for his dramatic and comedic experience in films such as Big, Apollo 13, Green Mile, and Catch Me If You Can. With the amount of knowledge and expertise he’s accumulated in the world of film He is one of the top-paid actors in Hollywood.


He was born in Concord, California, to Amos Mefford and Janet Marylyn Frager. His parents divorced in the year 1960. Tom and Sandra, his brother Sandra, as well as brother Larry, resided in the care of his father. Tom’s younger brother Jim resided with Janet.

Hanks was a student at Skyline High School in Oakland California and was involved in numerous school productions that included South Pacific. He then studied theatre at Chabot College, followed by California State University, in Sacramento.

Early Life and Career

Hanks was born on the 9th of July 1956 in Concord, California. Hanks’s parents divorced at the age of five years old. his family was raised with his sister and brother under the guidance of his chef father by the name of Amos. The family moved around frequently before finally arriving in Oakland, California, where Hanks was a student at high school.

After his graduation in 1974, Hanks went to a junior university located in Hayward, California. He chose to pursue acting after he read and watched the Eugene O’Neill production The Iceman Cometh (1946) and then enrolled in the theatre program of California State University in Sacramento.

Marriages and Children

Hanks got married to his first wife actor as well as producer Samantha Lewes (real name: Susan Dillingham), while at college. They got wed in 1978. They had 2 kids, Colin and Elizabeth, after which they divorced in 1987.

The year was 1988 when he was married to the actress Rita Wilson, with whom the actor co-starred in Volunteers. Hanks as well as Wilson are parents to two kids: Chester Truman and Chester Truman.


Amos Mefford Hanks Tom Hanks Father

Amos Mefford Hanks Tom Hanks Father

Janet Marylyn Frager Tom Hanks Mother

Janet Marylyn Frager Tom Hanks Mother

Jim Hanks Tom Hanks Brother

Jim Hanks Tom Hanks Brother

Larry Hanks Tom Hanks Brother

Larry Hanks Tom Hanks Brother

Sandra Hanks Tom Hanks Sister

Sandra Hanks Tom Hanks Sister

 Samantha Lewes Tom Hanks First Wife

Samantha Lewes Tom Hanks First Wife

Rita Wilson Tom Hanks Second Wife

Rita Wilson Tom Hanks’s Second Wife

Colin Hanks Tom Hanks Son

Colin Hanks Tom Hanks’s Son

Truman Hanks Tom Hanks Son

Truman Hanks Tom Hanks Son

Chet Hanks Tom Hanks Son

Chet Hanks Tom Hanks’s Son

Elizabeth Ann Hanks Tom Hanks Daughter

Elizabeth Ann Hanks Tom Hanks Daughter

Tom Hanks Childhood Pic

Tom Hanks Childhood Pic

Education School and Colleges
Education Qualification Majors in Drama
School Skyline High School, Oakland, California.
College / University California State University, Sacramento
Others Not Known

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Personal Life

The year 1978 was the time that he got married to Samantha Lewes who was both an actress and producer. They had two kids together. They split in 1987. The following year, in 1988 Hanks had a second wedding ceremony with Rita Wilson. They also had two children.

Later Works

His continual success was a major influence in the world of film during the millennial period. He was the producer of My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2002 Magnificent Desolation in 2005, as well as Evan Almighty in 2007. He also appeared on the screen in The Da Vinci Code which was a commercial hit. The film made more than $750 million in the world.


Movie Years
He Knows You’re Alone 1980
Splash, Bachelor Party 1984
The Man with One Red Shoe, Volunteers 1985
The Money Pit, Nothing in Common, Every Time We Say Goodbye 1986
Dragnet 1987
Big, Punchline 1988
The ‘Burbs, Turner & Hooch 1989
Joe Versus the Volcano, The Bonfire of the Vanities 1990
Radio Flyer (uncredited), A League of Their Own 1992
Sleepless in Seattle, Philadelphia 1993
Forrest Gump 1994
Apollo 13, Toy Story (voice only) 1995
That Thing You Do! (Also writer and director) 1996
Saving Private Ryan, You’ve Got Mail 1998
Toy Story 2 (voice only), The Green Mile 1999
Cast Away (also producer) 2000
Band of Brothers 2001
Road to Perdition, Catch Me if You Can 2002
The Ladykillers, The Terminal, Elvis Has Left the Building (cameo), The Polar Express (executive producer and voices only) 2004
Cars (voice only), The Da Vinci Code 2006
The Simpsons Movie (voice only), Charlie Wilson’s War 2007

TV Series

Series Years
 Bosom Buddies 1980 to 1982
 Taxi 1982
 Mazes and Monsters 1982
 Happy Days 1982
 Family Ties 1983
 Vault of Horror I (also director) 1994
 From the Earth to the Moon (Narrator, executive producer/director/writer) 1998
 Band of Brothers (producer, director) 2001
 The Rutles 2: Can’t Buy Me Lunch (Cameo), Saturday Night (Live Host) 2002


Awards Years
 Saturn Award and Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor (Big) 1988
 Academy Award, Golden Globe Award, and Sliver Berlin Bear Award for Best Actor (Philadelphia) 1993
 Academy Award, NBR Award, and Golden Globe Award for ‘Best Actor, along with SAG Award for ‘Outstanding Actor (Forrest Gump) 1994
 Empire Award for ‘Best Actor (Saving Private Ryan) 1998
 Golden Globe Award and NYFCC Award for ‘Best Actor (Cast Away) 2000
 American Film Institute’s Life Achievement Award (Youngest Recipient) 2002

Tom Hanks’s Net Worth

Sandler has an estimated total net worth of 420 million as of 2021. She also was signed to a new three-movie contract with Netflix that was worth more than $350 million. Brooklyn, New York, U.S.

Favorite Things
Food Gyro, Japanese Cuisines
Color(s) Red, Blue
Movie(s) The Godfather, Elephant, Looper, Fargo
Book In Cold Blood
Sports Baseball, Football
Baseball Club Cleaveland Indians
NFL Team Oakland Raiders
Residence and Contact Address
Birth Place Concord, California, USA
Home Town Concord, California, USA
Present Residence Los Angeles, California, USA
House Address Los Angeles, California, USA
Phone No / Mobile No Not Known
Email ID Not Known
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Body Measurements Chest: 40
Waist: 34
Biceps: 14
Birth Place Concord California U.S.A.
Children Sons: Chet Hanks, Colin Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks
Daughter: Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Eye Color Moss Green
Hair Color Grey
Height In CM 183 CM
Height In Meter 1.83 M
Nationality American
Parents Father: Amos Mefford Hanks
Mother: Janet Marylyn Frager
Profession Actor Filmmaker
Siblings Brothers: Jim Hanks, Larry Hanks
Sister: Sandra Hanks
Spous Samantha Lewes, Rita Wilson
Weight 79 Kg
174 Lbs
Zodiac Sign Cancer


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