Tom Hanks

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he...

Born on July 09, 1956

Concord, California, USA

Height 1.83m / 6' 0"

Biography

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a lot after his parents' divorce, 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 his television show Bosom Buddies (1980) - she appeared in one episode in the second season (1981), Bosom Buddies: All You Need Is Love (1981). They have two children, and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife, Samantha Lewes. In 1996, he made his first step behind the camera, directing and writing as well as starring in the film, That Thing You Do! (1996).Read More

Known For

TradeMarks

Frequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situations

Trivia

Is a frequent guest host on Saturday Night Live (1975).

Voted best actor by the readers of "Us" magazine (1995).

Attended California State University, Sacramento.

Attended Chabot College in Hayward, California.

Attended Skyline High School in Oakland, California.

Ranked #17 in Empire (UK) magazine's "The Top 100 Movie Stars of All Time" list (October 1997).

Second actor to win back-to-back Best Actor Oscars, for his work in Philadelphia (1993) and Forrest Gump (1994). The first was Spencer Tracy, for Captains Courageous (1937) and Boys Town (1938).

Dislocated his shoulder when he fell through a rotting floor in a building in Germany while scouting locations with Steven Spielberg for the HBO series Band of Brothers (2001) (1999).

Entertainment Weekly chose him as the only actor worthy of $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 (1998).

Quotes

It's just as hard . . . staying happily married as it is doing movies.

My favorite traditional Christmas movie that I like to watch is All Quiet on the Western Front (1930). It's just not December without that movie in my house.

I must say that I do wrestle with the amount of money I make, but at the end of the day what am I gonna say? I took less money so Rupert Murdoch could have more?

I love what I do for a living, it's the greatest job in the world, but you have to survive an awful lot of attention that you don't truly deserve and you have to live up to your professional responsibilities and I'm always trying to balance that with what is really important.

Some people go to bed at night thinking, "That was a good day." I am one of those who worries and asks, "How did I screw up today?"

My wife keeps on telling me my worst fault is that I keep things to myself and appear relaxed. But I am really in a room in my own head and not hearing a thing anyone is saying.

I do not want to admit to the world that I can be a bad person. It is just that I don't want anyone to have false expectations. Moviemaking is a harsh, volatile business, and unless you can be ruthless, too, there's a good chance that you are going to disappear off the scene pretty quickly. So appearances can be deceptive, particularly in Hollywood.

[interview in "Women's World", 10/11/05] If you're funny, if there's something that makes you laugh, then every day's going to be okay.

[on the CGI used in The Polar Express (2004)] It's the same stuff they used in that fourth "Lord of the Rings" movie. Or was it the 19th "Lord of the Rings" movie? You know, the one where Boldo and Jingy travel across the bridge? I don't know, I don't know their names. When I watch "Lord of the Rings", I just think, "Someone got their finger stuck on the word processor for too long".

I've made over 20 movies, and 5 of them are good.

Spouses

Rita Wilson Rita Wilson April 30, 1988 - present (2 children)
Samantha Lewes Samantha Lewes January 24, 1978 - March 19, 1987 (divorced) (2 children)

Salaries

Toy Story 3  Toy Story 3  $ 15,000,000
Angels & Demons  Angels & Demons  $ 50 000 000
The Da Vinci Code  The Da Vinci Code  $ 18,000,000 + profit participation
Cast Away  Cast Away  $ 20,000,000
The Green Mile  The Green Mile  $ 20,000,000
Toy Story 2  Toy Story 2  $ 5,000,000
You've Got Mail  You've Got Mail  $ 20,000,000
Saving Private Ryan  Saving Private Ryan  $ 40,000,000 + (gross and profit participations)
Toy Story  Toy Story  $ 50,000
Forrest Gump  Forrest Gump  $ 70,000,000 (gross and profit participations)
The Bonfire of the Vanities  The Bonfire of the Vanities  $ 5,000,000
Punchline  Punchline  $ 5,000,000
Big  Big  $ 1,750,000
Splash  Splash  $ 70,000
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Filmography

Today Today Himself-Guest/...(10episodes,1994-2016)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson Himself-Guest(7episodes,1982-1992)
Happy Days Happy Days Dr.DwayneTwitchell(1episode,1982)
Good Morning America Good Morning America Himself-Guest(6episodes,1993-2016)
Saturday Night Live Saturday Night Live Himself-Host/...(16episodes,1985-2016)
The Love Boat The Love Boat RickMartin(1episode,1980)
Taxi Taxi Gordon(1episode,1982)
Bosom Buddies Bosom Buddies BuffyWilson/...(37episodes,1980-1982)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Himself/...(92episodes,2007-2017)
Wetten, dass..? Wetten, dass..? Himself(2episodes,2003-2012)
Family Ties Family Ties NedDonnelly(3episodes,1983-1984)
Late Night with David Letterman Late Night with David Letterman Himself-Guest(8episodes,1984-1993)
Mazes and Monsters  Mazes and Monsters  RobbieWheeling
Splash  Splash  AllenBauer
Larry King Live Larry King Live Himself-Guest(1episode,2009)
The Man with One Red Shoe  The Man with One Red Shoe  Richard
Volunteers  Volunteers  LawrenceBourneIII
The Oprah Winfrey Show The Oprah Winfrey Show Himself-Guest(6episodes,2004-2011)
Siskel & Ebert Siskel & Ebert Himself(1episode,1996)
Nothing in Common  Nothing in Common  DavidBasner
Biography Biography Himself(7episodes,1995-2011)
American Experience American Experience Himself-Narrator(1episode,2000)
American Experience American Experience
Big  Big  Josh
Punchline  Punchline  StevenGold
The Arsenio Hall Show The Arsenio Hall Show Himself-Guest(1episode,1990)
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Himself-Guest/...(15episodes,2004-2016)
Tales from the Crypt Tales from the Crypt Baxter(1episode,1992)
Tales from the Crypt Tales from the Crypt
The Bonfire of the Vanities  The Bonfire of the Vanities  ShermanMcCoy
Joe Versus the Volcano  Joe Versus the Volcano  Joe
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself-Guest(15episodes,1992-2013)
A League of Their Own  A League of Their Own  JimmyDugan
Radio Flyer  Radio Flyer  OlderMike(uncredited)
Fallen Angels Fallen Angels TroubleBoy#1(1episode,1993)
Fallen Angels Fallen Angels
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself-Guest(6episodes,1998-2009)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Himself-Guest/...(39episodes,1993-2015)
A League of Their Own A League of Their Own
Philadelphia  Philadelphia  AndrewBeckett
Dennis Miller Live Dennis Miller Live Himself-Guest(1episode,1998)
Forrest Gump  Forrest Gump  ForrestGump
Cinema 3 Cinema 3 Himself-Interviewee(1episode,2009)
Die Harald Schmidt Show Die Harald Schmidt Show Himself(1episode,1997)
The Naked Truth The Naked Truth Himself(1episode,1995)
Apollo 13  Apollo 13  JimLovell
The Celluloid Closet  The Celluloid Closet  Himself
Toy Story  Toy Story  Woody(voice)
The Universal Story  The Universal Story  Himself(archivefootage)
The Daily Show The Daily Show Himself-Guest/...(4episodes,2004-2011)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself-Guest(5episodes,1996-2000)
Ruby Wax Meets... Ruby Wax Meets... Himself-Guest(1episode,1997)
That Thing You Do!  That Thing You Do!  Mr.White
That Thing You Do!  That Thing You Do! 
That Thing You Do!  That Thing You Do! 
I Am Your Child  I Am Your Child  Himself
Toy Story 2  Toy Story 2  Woody(voice)
From the Earth to the Moon From the Earth to the Moon Himself-Host/...(12episodes,1998)
From the Earth to the Moon From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon From the Earth to the Moon
From the Earth to the Moon From the Earth to the Moon
The Green Mile  The Green Mile  PaulEdgecomb
Saving Private Ryan  Saving Private Ryan  CaptainMiller
60 Minutes 60 Minutes Himself-Actor(segment"TomHanks")(2episodes,2000-2003)
You've Got Mail  You've Got Mail  JoeFox
The Media Show The Media Show Himself(1episode,1988)
Great Performances Great Performances Himself-Audience(uncredited)(1episode,2009)
Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'  Into the Breach: 'Saving Private Ryan'  Himself
Cast Away  Cast Away  ChuckNoland
Cast Away  Cast Away 
CBS News Sunday Morning CBS News Sunday Morning Himself-Guest(2episodes,2011-2013)
Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope  Christopher Reeve: A Celebration of Hope  Himself
Inside Edition Inside Edition Himself(6episodes,2014-2016)
Clive James Clive James Himself(1episode,1994)
Sleepless in Seattle  Sleepless in Seattle  SamBaldwin
Turner & Hooch  Turner & Hooch  ScottTurner
Dragnet  Dragnet  Streebek
Every Time We Say Goodbye  Every Time We Say Goodbye  David
Bachelor Party  Bachelor Party  RickGassko
Access Hollywood Access Hollywood Himself(2episodes,2016)
Parkinson Parkinson Himself-Guest(1episode,2002)
Inside the Actors Studio Inside the Actors Studio Himself-Guest(2episodes,1999-2006)
Return with Honor  Return with Honor  Narrator
Famous Families Famous Families Himself(1episode,1998)
100 Years at the Movies  100 Years at the Movies  Himself(archivefootage)
This Morning This Morning Himself-Guest(1episode,2004)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Himself(2episodes,1995)
Band of Brothers Band of Brothers BritishOfficer/...(uncredited)(2episodes,2001)
Band of Brothers Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers Band of Brothers
Band of Brothers Band of Brothers
Aspel & Company Aspel & Company Himself-Guest(1episode,1988)
Film 2016 Film 2016 Himself/...(2episodes,2006-2015)
The Story Behind 'Toy Story'  The Story Behind 'Toy Story'  Himself
The Martin Short Show The Martin Short Show Himself-Guest(1episode,1999)
GMTV GMTV Himself(1episode,2004)
The Directors The Directors Himself(5episodes,2000-2001)
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump  Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump  Himself/ForrestGump
Very Important Pennis Very Important Pennis Himself(1episode,1996)
Extra Extra Himself(24episodes,2007-2016)
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Web and News

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  • en.wikipedia.org    Tom Hanks - Wikipedia

    Hanks receiving the 2014 Kennedy Center Honors Medallion. Born: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (1956-07-09) July 9, 1956 (age 60) Concord, California

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