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Tom Hanks, Copyright Fox, Cast Away Tom Hanks

Age: 58
Born: July 9, 1956
Concord, California

Did You Know?

  • Tom is married to Rita Wilson and the couple have two children, Truman and Chester. They plan on having more children. Tom also has two children from a previous marriage to Samantha Lewes, Colin and Elizabeth.
  • He attended California State University until he was 20. Tom dropped out to pursue an acting career.
  • Quote: "I'm standing here, because the woman I share my life with has taught me and demonstrates to me every day just what love is." (speaking about his wife Rita Wilson during acceptance speech at Academy Awards).
  • Tom has never been the subject of any tabloid news, expect for 1995 when a wave caught his swimming trunks and other beachers caught him!
  • Tom was THOM for a bit in high school. He thought it appeared more mature.
  • His brother, Jim Hanks, was his running double in 'Forrest Gump.'
  • Tom is one of two actors who have won back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, for 'Philadelpia' in 1994 and for 'Forrest Gump' in 1995. Spencer Tracey is the other name on the short list.
  • Entertainment Weekly cited Tom Hanks as the only actor worth $20 million.
  • Received the Distinguished Public Service Award, the U. S. Navy's highest civilian honor, on Veterans Day 1999 for his work in the movie 'Saving Private Ryan.'
  • Tom Hanks is a direct descendant of Nancy Hanks, Abraham Lincoln's mother.

Movie Highlights

Splash (1984)
After Tom appeared in 'Happy Days' as a guest, producer Ron Howard wanted him to read for a small part in his project at the time, Splash. Tom left the with lead.

Actor Credits

  1. Inferno (2015)
  2. Saving Mr. Banks (2013)
  3. Captain Phillips (2013)
  4. Killing Lincoln (2013)
  5. Cloud Atlas (2012)
  6. Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close (2011)
  7. Larry Crowne (2011)
  8. Hawaiian Vacation (2011)
  9. Toy Story 3 (2010)
  10. Angels & Demons (2009)
  11. The Great Buck Howard (2009)
  12. The 'Burbs / The Money Pit (2009)
  13. League of their Own / Sleepless in Seattle (2009)
  14. Tom Hanks Triple Feature (2008)
  15. Charlie Wilson's War (2007)
  16. Bosom Buddies: The First Season (2007)
  17. Bosom Buddies: The Complete Series (2007)
  18. Tom Hanks: Comedy Favorites Collection (2007)
  19. Bosom Buddies: The Second Season (2007)
  20. The Da Vinci Code (2006)  [See the Image Gallery]
  21. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (IMAX) (2005)
  22. SNL: The Best of Tom Hanks (2005)
  23. The Polar Express (2004)
  24. The Terminal (2004)
  25. The Ladykillers (2004)
  26. The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch (2004)
  27. Shooting War: World War II Combat Cameramen (2004)
  28. Concert For George (2003)
  29. Saving Private Ryan / Amistad (2003)
  30. Catch Me If You Can (2002)
  31. Road To Perdition (2002)  [See the Image Gallery]
  32. America: A Tribute To Heroes (2001)
  33. Band Of Brothers (2001)
  34. Cast Away (2000)  [See the Image Gallery]
  35. The Green Mile (1999)  [See the Image Gallery]
  36. From The Earth To The Moon (1999)
  37. Toy Story 2 (1999)  [See the Image Gallery]
  38. You've Got Mail (1998)
  39. Saving Private Ryan (1998)
  40. That Thing You Do! (1996)
  41. Apollo 13 (1995)
  42. Toy Story (1995)
  43. Forrest Gump (1994)
  44. Philadelphia (1993)
  45. Sleepless In Seattle (1993)
  46. Radio Flyer (1992)
  47. A League Of Their Own (1992)
  48. The Bonfire Of The Vanities (1990)
  49. Joe Versus The Volcano (1990)
  50. Turner & Hooch (1989)
  51. The 'Burbs (1989)
  52. Punchline (1988)
  53. Big (1988)
  54. Dragnet (1987)
  55. The Money Pit (1986)
  56. Every Time We Say Goodbye (1986)
  57. Nothing In Common (1986)
  58. Volunteers (1985)
  59. The Man With One Red Shoe (1985)
  60. Splash (1984)
  61. Bachelor Party (1984)
  62. Mazes And Monsters (1982)
  63. He Knows You're Alone (1980)
  64. The Lost Symbol

Director Credits

  1. Larry Crowne (2011)
  2. Band Of Brothers (2001)
  3. From The Earth To The Moon (1999)
  4. That Thing You Do! (1996)

Writer Credits

  1. Larry Crowne (2011)
  2. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (IMAX) (2005)
  3. That Thing You Do! (1996)

Producer Credits

  1. Parkland (2013)
  2. Larry Crowne (2011)
  3. Game Change (2011)
  4. The Pacific (2010) (Executive Producer)
  5. Where the Wild Things Are (2009)
  6. City of Ember (2008)
  7. Mamma Mia! The Movie (2008) (Executive Producer)
  8. Neil Young: Heart of Gold (2006)
  9. Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (IMAX) (2005)
  10. My Big Fat Greek Wedding (2002)
  11. Band Of Brothers (2001) (Executive Producer)
  12. From The Earth To The Moon (1999) (Executive Producer)

Note: Writer and Producer credits for this individual may not be complete.

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