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Tom Hanks

Mostly Credited As: Tom Hanks
Birth Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Date Of Birth: July 09, 1956 (Age 58)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Concord, California
Height: 6' (1.82 m)

Tom Hanks


Born on July 9 1956, in Concord,California. Tom 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 Tom 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 movie Volunteers (1985) - 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).

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Toy Story that Time Forgot (2014)As: Woody -- [Voice]
Toy Story OF TERROR! (2013)As: Woody -- [Voice]
Killing Lincoln (2013)As: Narrator -- [Voice]
Electric City (2012)As: .. -- [Voice]
The National Parks: America's Best Idea (2009)As: Himself
Bosom Buddies (1980)As: Kip "Buffy" Wilson
Episode Cast Credits 

Out There With Melissa DiMarco (2004) 
  Natural Born Tree Killer 08x03: (May/10/2014) As Himself 

Jimmy Kimmel Live (2003) 
  After the Oscars (Mar/02/2014) As Himself, [Featuring]

Countdown to the Oscars (2014) 
  Countdown to the Oscars 01x01: (Feb/27/2014) As Himself 

Lorraine (2010) 
  Series 4, Show 72 04x72: (Dec/10/2013) As Himself 
  Series 4, Show 32 04x32: (Oct/15/2013) As Himself 
  Series 3, Show 110 03x110: (Feb/12/2013) As Himself 
  Series 3, Show 76 03x76: (Dec/17/2012) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 210 01x210: (Jun/27/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 126 01x126: (Feb/28/2011) As Himself 

The Jonathan Ross Show (2011) 
  Tom Hanks, Sandra Bullock, Cilla Black, James Arthur 05x01: (Oct/12/2013) As Himself 

BBC Breakfast (2000) 
  October 11, 2013 14x284: (Oct/11/2013) As Himself 
  June 27, 2011 12x178: (Jun/27/2011) As Himself 
  February 28, 2011 12x59: (Feb/28/2011) As Himself 

The Colbert Report (2005) 
  Tom Hanks 10x07: (Oct/09/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Gov. Mitch Daniels 08x135: (Oct/25/2012) As Himself 
  Stephen broadcasts from Iraq (2) 05x78: (Jun/10/2009) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Tom Hanks, a performance from the Broadway musical "Pippin" 20x133: (May/14/2013) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Brian Williams, WU LYF 19x67: (Jan/04/2012) As Himself (Tells Buddy Hackett jokes) 
  Tom Hanks, My Morning Jacket 19x59: (Dec/15/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Sleepy Man Banjo Boys 18x158: (Jun/28/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Spoon, a Top Ten List presented by the U.S. Men's Olympic Four-Man Bobsled team 17x104: (Mar/04/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Gov. Mike Huckabee 15x38: (Jan/07/2008) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Kanye West 13x133: (May/01/2006) As Himself 
  Regis Philbin, Colin Hanks 13x57: (Nov/29/2005) As Himself 
  Howard Stern, Pharrell Williams 13x49: (Nov/17/2005) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Nelly 12x45: (Nov/08/2004) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, N.E.R.D. 11x110: (Mar/22/2004) As Himself 
  Joe Breen, Jude Law 07x64: (Dec/17/1999) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Matt Medenweldt, Scott Weiland 05x123: (Apr/03/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Gina Gershon, Riverdance 04x22: (Oct/01/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Steve Young 03x146: (May/06/1996) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Show #0483 03x44: (Nov/09/1995) As Himself (cameo) 
  Show #0408 02x189: (Jun/29/1995) As Himself 
  Show #0193 01x193: (Jul/07/1994) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Gipsy Kings, Joan Plowright 01x74: (Dec/16/1993) As Himself 

The Academy Awards (1953) 
  The 85th Annual Academy Awards 61x01: (Feb/24/2013) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 84th Annual Academy Awards 60x01: (Feb/26/2012) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 83rd Annual Academy Awards 59x01: (Feb/27/2011) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 82nd Annual Academy Awards 58x01: (Mar/07/2010) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 78th Annual Academy Awards 54x01: (Mar/05/2006) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 76th Annual Academy Awards 52x01: (Feb/29/2004) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 74th Annual Academy Awards 50x01: (Mar/24/2002) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 49x01: (Mar/25/2001) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 71st Annual Academy Awards 47x01: (Mar/21/1999) As Nominee: Best Actor, [Co-Guest Stars]
  The 68th Annual Academy Awards 44x01: (Mar/25/1996) As Presenter, [Featuring]
  The 67th Annual Academy Awards 43x01: (Mar/27/1995) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Forrest Gump') 
  The 66th Annual Academy Awards 42x01: (Mar/21/1994) As Winner: Best Actor (for 'Philadelphia') 
  The 65th Annual Academy Awards 41x01: (Mar/29/1993) As Presenter, [Featuring]

Daybreak (2010) 
  February 12, 2013 03x110: (Feb/12/2013) As Himself 
  February 28, 2011 01x126: (Feb/28/2011) As Himself 

Wetten, dass..? (1981) 
  Bremen (7) 33x02: (Nov/03/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Tom Hanks, Phil Handley 08x166: (Oct/29/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Conan (2010) 
  The Conan One Hour Earlier Best of Spectacular (Dec/13/2011) As Himself (Footage from Previous Episode) 
  50,000,000 Connie Selleca Fans Can't Be Wrong 01x114: (Jun/30/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Murder, She Tweeted 01x02: (Nov/09/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Sgt. 1st Class Leroy Petry 16x90: (Jul/14/2011) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks 16x85: (Jun/29/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks 14x65: (May/12/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks 09x41: (Mar/23/2004) As Himself 

This Morning (1988) 
  June 28, 2011 23x206: (Jun/28/2011) As Himself 
  May 14, 2009 21x171: (May/14/2009) As Himself 

OK! TV (2011) 
  Series 1, Show 88 01x88: (Jun/27/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 74 01x74: (Jun/07/2011) As Himself 
  Series 1, Show 9 01x09: (Feb/28/2011) As Himself 

The Graham Norton Show (2007) 
  Tom Hanks, Nicole Scherzinger, Simon Pegg 09x09: (Jun/10/2011) As Himself 

Oprah (1986) 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 2 25x129: (May/24/2011) As Himself 
  Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular Part 1 25x128: (May/23/2011) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks & Julia Roberts: Their 'Oprah' Show Farewell 25x117: (May/06/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks and Julia Roberts Together for the First Time! 22x51: (Nov/19/2007) As Himself 

30 Rock (2006) 
  100 (2) 05x21: (Apr/21/2011) As Tom Hanks 
  100 (1) 05x20: (Apr/21/2011) As Tom Hanks 

GMTV (1993) 
  March 8, 2010 18x67: (Mar/08/2010) As Himself 

Live From Studio Five (2009) 
  Series 1, Show 119 01x119: (Mar/08/2010) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Tom Hanks, Will Ferrell, Neil Young 01x145: (Jan/22/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Tom Hanks, Green Day 01x02: (Jun/02/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Saturday Night Live (1975) 
  Will Ferrell/Green Day 34x22: (May/16/2009) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks/Red Hot Chili Peppers 31x17: (May/06/2006) As Himself (Host) 
  The Best of Tom Hanks (Nov/06/2004) As Himself 
  Jennifer Lopez 26x11: (Feb/10/2001) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  25th Anniversary Special (Sep/26/1999) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks/Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers 22x01: (Sep/28/1996) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Bruce Springsteen 17x20: (May/09/1992) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Edie Brickell and New Bohemians 16x08: (Dec/08/1990) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Aerosmith 15x13: (Feb/17/1990) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Keith Richards 14x01: (Oct/08/1988) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Randy Travis 13x12: (Feb/20/1988) As Himself (Host) 
  Tom Hanks/Sade 11x05: (Dec/14/1985) As Himself (Host) 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Tom Hanks, the winners of "The Amazing Race" 27x182: (May/12/2009) As Himself 
  Holiday Survival Week: Tom Hanks 26x78: (Dec/19/2007) As Himself 

Friday Night with Jonathan Ross (2001) 
  Tom Hanks, Chris Rock, Hannah Spearritt, Andrew Lee Potts, Reverend & The Makers 14x01: (Jan/11/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Today (US) (1952) 
  Gifts; Workouts; Gloria Estefan, Tom Hanks, Nick Lachey, 57x71: (Dec/17/2007) As Himself 
  Benjamin Bratt, Danica Patrick 57x43: (Nov/07/2007) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Ken Burns, Jeffrey Toobin 57x10: (Sep/21/2007) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Tom Hanks (2) 12x11: (May/14/2006) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks 06x04: (Dec/12/1999) As Himself 

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Tom Hanks, Emmy Rossum, Hoobastank 14x154: (May/12/2006) As Himself 
  Ron Howard, John Donnelly, Brad Paisley 14x150: (May/08/2006) As Himself, [Uncredited]
  Tom Hanks, Jackie Chan, 311 12x171: (Jun/11/2004) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Allison Krauss, Union Station 10x54: (Sep/07/2001) As Himself 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Tom Hanks, Wolfmother 13x115: (May/04/2006) As Himself 
  Tom Hanks, Sam Moore With Carla Thomas 11x132: (Jun/17/2004) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  America's Soldier Tribute/Tom Hanks/Gwen Stefani 02x58: (Nov/24/2004) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Season 7, Episode 207 07x207: (Jun/18/2004) As Himself 
  Season 1, Episode 250 01x250: (Jul/24/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Season 1, Episode 171 01x171: (Apr/06/1998) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Emmy Awards (1949) 
  The 54th Annual Emmy Awards 54x01: (Sep/22/2002) As Winner: Outstanding Directing Miniseries, Movie or a Dramatic Special (for 'Band of Brothers') 

Parkinson (1998) (1998) 
  Tom Hanks 08x01: (Sep/21/2002) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Primetime Glick (2001) 
  Tom Hanks / Ben Stiller 02x01: (Feb/23/2002) As Himself 

The Golden Globes (1944) 
  The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 52x01: (Jan/21/1995) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Forrest Gump') 
  The 51st Annual Golden Globe Awards 51x01: (Jan/22/1994) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Philadelphia') 
  The 46th Annual Golden Globe Awards 46x01: (Jan/28/1989) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical (for 'Big') 
  The 58th Annual Golden Globe Awards 58x01: (Jan/21/2001) As Winner: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Drama (for 'Cast Away') 

American Experience (1988) 
  Return with Honor 13x04: (Nov/14/2000) Voiced  Narrator 

The Wonderful World of Disney (1997) (1997) 
  Toy Story 01x01: (Sep/28/1997) Voiced  Sheriff Woddy 

The Screen Actors Guild Awards (1995) 
  1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 01x01: (Feb/25/1995) As Winner: Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Leading Role (for 'Forrest Gump') 

Fallen Angels (1993) 
  I'll Be Waiting 01x02: (Aug/15/1993) As Trouble Boy #1 

Tales from the Crypt (1989) 
  None but the Lonely Heart 04x01: (Jun/27/1992) As Baxter 

Family Ties (1982) 
  Say Uncle 02x14: (Jan/26/1984) As Ned Donnelly 
  The Fugitive (2) 01x15: (Jan/26/1983) As Ned Donnelly 
  The Fugitive (1) 01x14: (Jan/19/1983) As Ned Donnelly 

Happy Days (1974) 
  Little Case of Revenge 10x05: (Nov/09/1982) As Dwayne 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


From the Earth to the Moon (1998)• Executive Producer
Band of Brothers (2001)• Executive Producer
Big Love (2006)• Executive Producer
The Pacific (2010)• Executive Producer
American Tabloid (2010)• Executive Producer
American Gods (2015)• Executive Producer
Electric City (2012)• Created By
• Writer

Episode Crew


Band of Brothers (2001) (Credited in 2 episodes from this show) 
 
Crossroads 01x05 Sep/30/2001 As: Director
Currahee 01x01 Sep/09/2001 As: Writer
Tales from the Crypt (1989) (Credited in 1 episodes from this show) 
 
None but the Lonely Heart 04x01 Jun/27/1992 As: Director
Trivia

Tom's first wife, Samantha Lewes, died of cancer.

Tom's has three favorite bands/artists are Elvis Presley, Patrick Rondat and Alabama Thunderpussy. He says the music relaxes him.

Tom is a a diehard Cleveland Indians baseball team fan and has been for a long time.

Tom returned from an overseas shoot in 1999 with a bad staph infection in his leg where he needed emergency treatment.

Director Ron Howard asked Tom to audition for a part in the movie “Splash” where he subsequently got the lead.

Tom has a brother named Jim Hanks.

US Magazine voted Tom “Best Actor” in 1995.

Cabot College is where Tom spent his college years.

Tom attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.

Tom was the first actor to win back to back Oscars since 1938.

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