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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 24 November 1977Sacramento, California, USA
Birth NameColin Lewes Dillingham
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor. He was born in Sacramento, California, to actors Samantha Lewes and Tom Hanks. Colin is best-known for his work as "Jack Bailey" in the series, The Good Guys (2010) and as "Alex Whitman" in Roswell (1999). Hanks' best-known film role may be in the teen movie, Orange County (2002), with Jack Black and John Lithgow. His best-known television role was "Alex Whitman", the love interest of Katherine Heigl in the science fiction series, Roswell (1999) between 1999 and 2001. Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The O.C. (2003). He appeared in part eight of the HBO mini-series, Band of Brothers (2001).

- IMDb Mini Biography By: Anonymous

Spouse (1)

Samantha Bryant (8 May 2010 - present) (2 children)

Trivia (27)

Attended Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles at the same time as Linda Cardellini, Sarah Norton and Busy Philipps.
Went to Chapman University in Orange County, where his father filmed That Thing You Do! (1996) using his friends as extras, then transferred to Loyola.
Has a dog named Taz.
Older half brother of Chet Hanks (b. August 4, 1990) and Truman Hanks (b. December 26, 1995).
Was named one of the 25 Hottest Bachelors by People Magazine (2003)
Stepson of Rita Wilson
Older brother of Elizabeth Hanks.
Nephew of Jim Hanks.
Auditioned for a role in director Cameron Crowe's Elizabethtown (2005) but lost out to Orlando Bloom.
His mother, Samantha Lewes, died of bone cancer on March 13, 2002.
The TV series The O.C. (2003) was originally to be called "Orange County" but the title was changed due to the film of the same name. Hanks has appeared in both the film and the series.
His last name at birth was Dillingham, his mother's name, but he changed it to Hanks after his parents married.
Stated on The Howard Stern Radio Show (1998) that he thinks the funniest movie his father had ever done was Bachelor Party (1984). He also stated that his father wouldn't agree with that choice.
Engaged to publicist Samantha Bryant [June 10, 2009].
Collaborated with Meg Ryan in My Spy (2008). His father, Tom Hanks, starred with Meg Ryan in 3 movies - Joe Versus the Volcano (1990), Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998).
Real-life father Tom Hanks also played his father in The Great Buck Howard (2008).
Paid $1,025,000 to buy a modest, two-bedroom house in the Beachwood Canyon area of Los Angeles' Hollywood Hills.
Among the guests at his wedding to Bryant were his dad, Tom Hanks, his stepmother, Rita Wilson, Steven Spielberg, Alyssa Milano and Reese Witherspoon.
Daughter Olivia Jane Hanks was born on Tuesday, February 1, 2011, in Los Angeles, California.
Colin is a San Francisco Giants, Sacramento Kings, San Jose Sharks, San Francisco 49ers, and Los Angeles Kings fan.
Both Colin Hanks and his father, Tom Hanks, have been "Not My Job" quiz contestants on the National Public Radio show, "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!". Both won the quiz.
While on the National Public Radio show "Wait Wait...Don't Tell Me!," Colin Hanks said that one of the bands in which he was a bass player was called "Pontius Pilot" (a play on the name of Pontius Pilate, the Roman prefect who ordered the crucifixion of Jesus). Hanks said that when he joined the band, he had no idea who Pilate was.
Starred with John Lithgow in Orange County (2002). John went on to play the main antagonist, "Trinity", in Dexter (2006), series 4, Colin went on to play the main antagonist, "Travis Marshall", in Dexter (2006), series 6.
Father of his 2nd child with his wife, Samantha Bryant. His 2nd daughter Charlotte Bryant was born July 2, 2013.
Stepnephew of Chris Wilson.
Colin's paternal grandmother was of Portuguese descent, while Colin's maternal grandfather's mother was of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish ancestry. Colin's other roots are English, Scottish, Irish, and German.

Personal Quotes (31)

I collect watches because I'm always late, and I need to know exactly how late I'm going to be - in order to come up with a good excuse.
Normally, what I do for fun is just nothing. I try to just relax. Normally, it involves just relaxing and reading and maybe going out and meeting up with a friend. I live a very simple existence. I would much rather just sit around and listen to a couple of records and read the paper.
Tower Records was a place to meet your friends, your co-workers or a place to meet new friends who shared a common love of music, literature and all things cultural.
No matter where you are in your life, whatever set of people you're with, it all still breaks down like high school does. You have your social cliques, you have the people you get along with, the people you don't and the people you're ambivalent about. All of the dynamics are still here.
I'm the quiet bass player.
I don't need to know how they make Coca-Cola. I think it tastes just fine not knowing what the ingredients are. I think there are some things that should be kept secret.
When it comes down to it, I just want to work.
Having come up in the era where movies are only movies if they're released in the theater... I don't know if that holds true anymore. I've been involved in some movies that have gone 'direct-to-video,' and that used to not be a good thing, but now it's different.
Everyone in my industry, the movie industry, is looking at the music industry and going, 'How do we avoid that collapse?' And I don't know if you can, to be quite honest!
Boxers, man, except when I have to get dressed up. Then it's boxer-briefs. But never tighty-whities. Never. But dude! If they brought back Underoos? Dude, if they brought back Underoos, I would rock the Underoos. Like He-Man and Transformers and G.I. Joe and even like Dukes of Hazzard.
I knew that I needed to do something that I desperately loved. There was a period where I did question if it was acting because I knew that I would be making things hard on myself. I knew that there was going to be a little bit of a hullabaloo because of my dad being who he is and all that.
I did plays in grade school.
I didn't want to come up with some generic Johnny Bravo type name. I'm not that cool, so I might as well stick with my birth name.
I guess maybe someone at 'Dexter' saw the 'Mad Men' stuff and thought, 'He can do this.'
I eventually thought, this is the only thing I could do as a profession, I can't really do anything else.
A baby's existence for the first three months is a one-way street. One person is doing all the work and the other is crying, sleeping and pooping. So the first moment when you're actually able to do something and they acknowledge your presence, that's a big deal. A very big deal.
'Lucky' is for laughs, and there's really nothing funny that I'm doing on 'Dexter.' I think more than anything, both comment on the fact that anybody is capable of anything. Just because they are the shy guy in the corner doesn't mean that they are a harmless little bunny.
Keep in my mind my dad didn't become a huge, huge mega actor until I was halfway through high school - so right around the time he's going through his big renaissance is right when I'm starting to do my high school revolting.
I think Robitussin is way underrated.
When I was younger it was - you know, my dad dressed up in drag on 'Bosom Buddies.' And that was what I was having to deal with at the time. And then around the time that I was into college was when he became statue-worthy I guess you could say.
But yeah, I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye.
You can't knock somebody for how they got into the business. I'm sure I'm gonna look back at 'Roswell' and some of my first movies and I'm gonna cringe.
Religion theme aside, most of the time I'm in some sort of comedy and I'm a straight man and it's really just, let's wind this guy up and see him explode.
I've been able to find just as much interesting, exciting music through the Internet and iTunes... The personal interaction is not the same, and I'm not walking out of a store with a physical thing, so there's definitely an element that is lost, for sure.
I'm really fascinated with anything that takes place between the 1920s up through the 1960s. In some ways it feels familiar, and in other ways it feels like it's from another planet.
I like to look at scenarios and see how people interact with each other. That's why I'm an actor because I try to recreate that. Since our daughter joined us the spectrum has widened.
To be quite honest, I'm not religious.
I spent a lot of time in Tower Records. I'm a huge music nerd, and Tower was instrumental to me when I was growing up.
My dad has always been extremely supportive in every decision I've made and much more interested in me picking what I wanted to do.
I was in two very horrible bands.
I played bass guitar in high school and in college and then I actually fractured my thumb, so my bass career went bye-bye.

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