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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 69 wins & 85 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Ithaca (executive producer) (announced)
  American Gods (TV Series) (producer - 2013) (announced)
  Lewis and Clark (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (announced)
 2013 Jack Johnson (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer) (pre-production)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Long March to Freedom (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- A Different Road ... (executive producer)
- Incoming Tide ... (executive producer)
- Pharmacy ... (executive producer)
 2013 The Assassination of President Kennedy (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2013 Parkland (producer)
 2013 The 2013 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short) (producer)
 2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2012 Game Change (TV Movie) (executive producer)
 2011 He Has Seen War (Documentary) (executive producer)
 2011 Larry Crowne (producer)
 2011 The 3 Minute Talk Show (TV Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- Robin Williams (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Jimmy Fallon/Rico Rodriguez (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Wilmer Valderrama (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Nia Vardalos (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Lance Bass (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2006-2011 Big Love (TV Series) (executive producer - 50 episodes)
- Where Men and Mountains Meet (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Exorcism (2011) ... (executive producer)
- The Noose Tightens (2011) ... (executive producer)
- Til Death Do Us Part (2011) ... (executive producer)
- D.I.V.O.R.C.E. (2011) ... (executive producer)
 2010 The Pacific (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Home (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Okinawa (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Iwo Jima (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Hills (2010) ... (executive producer)
- Peleliu Airfield (2010) ... (executive producer)
 2009 The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concert (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2009 Beyond All Boundaries (Short) (executive producer)
 2009 Where the Wild Things Are (producer)
 2009 My Life in Ruins (executive producer)
 2008 City of Ember (producer)
 2008 Mamma Mia! (executive producer)
 2008 David McCullough: Painting with Words (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2008 John Adams (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Peacefield (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unnecessary War (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Unite or Die (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Reunion (2008) ... (executive producer)
- Don't Tread on Me (2008) ... (executive producer)
 2008 The Great Buck Howard (producer)
 2007 Charlie Wilson's War (producer)
 2007 Evan Almighty (executive producer)
 2007 Big Love: In the Beginning (TV Series) (executive producer - 3 episodes)
- Post-Partum (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Moving Day (2007) ... (executive producer)
- Meet the Babysitter (2007) ... (executive producer)
 2006 Starter for 10 (producer)
 2006 The Ant Bully (producer)
 2006 Neil Young: Heart of Gold (Documentary) (producer)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D (Documentary short) (producer)
 2005 We're with the Band (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2004 The Polar Express (executive producer)
 2004 Connie and Carla (producer)
 2003 My Big Fat Greek Life (TV Series) (executive producer)
 2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding (producer)
 2001 We Stand Alone Together (TV Movie documentary) (executive producer)
 2001 Band of Brothers (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Points (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Why We Fight (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Last Patrol (2001) ... (executive producer)
- The Breaking Point (2001) ... (executive producer)
- Bastogne (2001) ... (executive producer)
 2000 West Point (TV Series) (executive producer - 2000)
 2000 Cast Away (producer)
 2000 The American Experience (TV Series documentary) (producer - 1 episode)
- Return with Honor (2000) ... (producer)
 1998 From the Earth to the Moon (TV Mini-Series) (executive producer - 12 episodes)
- The Original Wives Club (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Le voyage dans la lune (1998) ... (executive producer)
- Galileo Was Right (1998) ... (executive producer)
- For Miles and Miles (1998) ... (executive producer)
- We Interrupt This Program (1998) ... (executive producer)
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Other Works:

2007: TV commercial (PSA) for The Nature Conservancy. See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Alternate Names:

Tomu Hankusu

Height:

6' (1.83 m)
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Personal Quote:

(1989, on Punchline (1988)) That's the hardest one to make any sort of judgment on. The movie didn't do that well, which was really disappointing. If I were going to figure out why, I would end up taking a bunch of cheap shots at an awful lot of people who tried real hard, and that's not fair. What can you say? But it's the best work I've ever done. We were talking some real naked truths about ... See more »

Trivia:

Has been referred to by many as "the modern James Stewart". See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situations See more »

Star Sign:

Cancer

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