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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 (1)

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.

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