Tom Hanks


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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 mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese, while his father was of mostly English ancestry. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a great ... See full bio »

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Won 2 Oscars. Another 90 wins & 201 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast Away Producer
(2000)
Big Josh
(1988)
Forrest Gump Forrest Gump
(1994)
Saving Private Ryan Captain Miller
(1998)

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  Beautiful (producer) (announced)
  No Better Place to Die (executive producer) (announced)
 2023 Here (producer) (filming)
 2023 Masters of the Air (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 9 episodes) (post-production)
- Episode #1.9 (2023) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.8 (2023) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.7 (2023) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.6 (2023) ... (executive producer)
- Episode #1.5 (2023) ... (executive producer)
 2022 A Man Called Otto (producer) (completed)
 2020 My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2019 The Movies (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 6 episodes)
- The Golden Age (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Sixties (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Seventies (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The 2000s to Today (2019) ... (executive producer)
- The Nineties (2019) ... (executive producer)
 2019 The 2019 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2018 The 2000s (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- I Want My MP3 (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Yes We Can (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The Financial Crisis (2018) ... (executive producer)
- The i Decade (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Quagmire: Bush's Second Term (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again (executive producer)
 2018 1968: The Year That Changed America (TV Series documentary) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Part Four: Fall (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part Three: Summer (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part Two: Spring (2018) ... (executive producer)
- Part One: Winter (2018) ... (executive producer)
 2018 The 2018 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2017 The Nineties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Isn't It Ironic (2017) ... (executive producer)
- The Information Age (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Terrorism Hits Home (2017) ... (executive producer)
- New World Order (2017) ... (executive producer)
- Can We All Get Along? (2017) ... (executive producer)
 2017 The 2017 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2016 The Eighties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 7 episodes)
- Technology Gets Personal (2016) ... (executive producer)
- The Fight Against AIDS (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Video Killed the Radio Star (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Greed Is Good (2016) ... (executive producer)
- Tear Down This Wall (2016) ... (executive producer)
 2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 (producer)
 2015 Ithaca (executive producer)
 2015 The Seventies (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 8 episodes)
- What's Goin' On (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Terror at Home and Abroad (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Battle of the Sexes (2015) ... (executive producer)
- The State of the Union Is Not Good (2015) ... (executive producer)
- Crimes & Cults (2015) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Concert for Valor (TV Special) (executive producer)
 2014 Olive Kitteridge (TV Mini Series) (executive producer - 4 episodes)
- Security (2014) ... (executive producer)
- A Different Road (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Incoming Tide (2014) ... (executive producer)
- Pharmacy (2014) ... (executive producer)
 2014 The Sixties (TV Mini Series documentary) (executive producer - 10 episodes)
- Sex, Drugs and Rock N' Roll (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Times They Are A-Changin' (2014) ... (executive producer)
- 1968 (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The Space Race (2014) ... (executive producer)
- The British Invasion (2014) ... (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 Special) (executive producer)
 2012 Electric City (TV Series short) (producer)
 2012 The 2012 Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony (TV Special) (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 - 51 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 - produced by)
 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 We're with the Band (TV Movie documentary) (producer)
 2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon (Documentary short) (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 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 | 2 Portrayals | 27 Interviews | 57 Articles | 9 Pictorials | 69 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

Official Sites:

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Alternate Names:

Tom H. | Tomu Hankusu

Height:

6' (1.83 m)

Spouse:

Rita Wilson  (2 children) | See more »

Children:

Colin Hanks | See more »

Parents:

Janet Marylyn (Frager) Hanks | Amos Mefford Hanks

Relatives:

Jim Hanks (sibling) | See more »
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

We are competing in a marketplace in which the thing we might have going for us is the true battle against cynicism. That's what Larry Crowne (2011) is about, more than anything else. See more »

Trivia:

Auditioned for the role of Joel Goodson in Risky Business (1983), which eventually went to Tom Cruise. See more »

Trademark:

Frequently plays ordinary characters in extraordinary situations See more »

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