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Dan Hanks

Dan "Danno" Hanks, has a seven-page rap sheet showing more than fifty arrests and three terms in state and federal prisons. The youngest of ten children, he took to the night streets as a teenager, to avoid the advances of a sexually abusive stepfather. In 1976, while imprisoned at San Quentin, he witnessed a fatal stabbing in the chow line. Two ... See full bio »

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Middle Men Miscellaneous Crew
Nation's Fire Detective
9 1/2 Ninjas! Miscellaneous Crew
Auntie Lee's Meat Pies Transportation Department


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 2017 The Jury Speaks (TV Series) (investigator - 5 episodes)
- Robert Durst (2017) ... (investigator)
- George Zimmerman (2017) ... (investigator)
- Robert Blake (2017) ... (investigator)
- OJ Simpson (2017) ... (investigator)
- Michael Jackson (2017) ... (investigator)
 2014 Aaliyah: The Princess of R&B (TV Movie) (researcher)
 2011 True Crime with Aphrodite Jones (TV Series documentary) (private investigator - 6 episodes)
- Glen Taylor Helzer: Children of Thunder (2011) ... (private investigator)
- Ryan Jenkins: Casting a Killer (2011) ... (private investigator)
- Pastor Matt Baker: Twist of Faith (2011) ... (private investigator)
- Scott Rothstein: Loyalty, Lies and Loss (2011) ... (private investigator)
- Rodney Alcala: Killer Contestant (2011) ... (private investigator)
 2010 The Client List (TV Movie) (story investigator)
 2009 Middle Men (technical advisor)
 2001/II The Mole (TV Series) (investigator)
 1998 Fox Files (TV Series) (investigator)
 1993 American Journal (TV Series) (investigator)
 1991 9 1/2 Ninjas! (production assistant)
 1989 Hard Copy (TV Series) (investigator) / (segment producer)
 1986 A Current Affair (TV Series) (investigator - 1989-1994)
 1968 It Takes a Thief (TV Series) (technical advisor - 15 episodes)
- The Lay of the Land (1968) ... (technical advisor - uncredited)
- A Matter of Royal Larceny (1968) ... (technical advisor - uncredited)
- Locked in the Cradle of the Keep (1968) ... (technical advisor - uncredited)
- The Radomir Miniature (1968) ... (technical advisor - uncredited)
- Turnabout (1968) ... (technical advisor - uncredited)
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Publicity Listings:

1 Print Biography | 2 Portrayals | 1 Interview | 3 Articles | 2 Pictorials | 2 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Daniel Hanks | Danno Hanks | Daniel Portley-Hanks

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

When he is asked how to spell his name, he always replys "Like in Tom Hanks, only without the money & talent"


Danno's Uncle, John Joseph Portley, was married to Jackie Coogan's aunt. See more »



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