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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 has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 76 wins & 87 nominations. See more awards »

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1987: Music video with Dan Aykroyd for "City of Crime" from Dragnet (1987). See more »

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1 Biographical Movie | 3 Print Biographies | 26 Interviews | 38 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 60 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Tomu Hankusu


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[In a New York Times article on Julia Roberts]: What am I, just another in your long line of I Love Julia calls? See more »


Became a father for the 2nd time at age 25 when his 1st [now ex] wife Samantha Lewes gave birth to their daughter Elizabeth Hanks on May 17, 1982. See more »


Playing conflicted regular guys See more »

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