D.A. Hänks

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Born October 14, 1968 in New Haven, Connecticut. Moved to Charlotte, North Carolina (official hometown) in 1984, and graduated North Mecklenburg High School in 1986 with an award in art, and a "Who's Who Among American High School Students" award in 1985, and a "Who's Who Among American High School Students Second Year Award" in 1986. In 1995, Hänks... See full bio »


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Atlanta Homicide Detective Tom Berncliff
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 2010 Blood Done Sign My Name
Auxiliary Police Officer 'Shades'
 2008-2009 Atlanta Homicide (TV Series)
Detective Tom Berncliff
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... Detective Tom Berncliff
- The Passover (2008) ... Detective Tom Berncliff
- The Wall (2008) ... Detective Tom Berncliff
- Terminal (2008) ... Detective Tom Berncliff
- Fallen Soldier (2008) ... Detective Tom Berncliff
 2009 In/Significant Others
Jail Guard
 2009 Drop Dead Diva (TV Series)
Recently Deceased
- Pilot (2009) ... Recently Deceased (uncredited)
 2009 Ashley Furniture Game Show (Video short)
 2008 Jeanne d'Arc Goes to Memphis (Short)
Museum Docent
 2008 Praise Band: The Movie
Motorcycle guy (as Doug Hänks)
 2008 Steven P. Richards: This Is War (Short)
Father / Soldier Killed in Action (as D.A. Hanks)
 2008 April Fool's Day (Video)
Inebriated Pool Party Guest (uncredited)
 2008 Atlanta Homicide Cast 1 (Short)
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  Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (stunts - 2 episodes, 2008) (stunt coordinator - 1 episode, 2009) (stunt driver - 1 episode, 2009) (stunt performer - 1 episode, 2009)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (stunt coordinator) / (stunt driver) / (stunt performer - uncredited)
- Terminal (2008) ... (stunts - stunt double)
- Fallen Soldier (2008) ... (stunts)
 2008 Steven P. Richards: This Is War (Short) (stunts)
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  Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (1 episode, 2008) (second director - 1 episode, 2009) (collaborating director - 1 episode, 2008)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (second director)
- Terminal (2008) ... (exterior scenes)
- Open Eyes (2008) ... (collaborating director)
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 2009 Atlanta Homicide (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Lighter Than Heir (2009) ... (writer)
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 2011 The Story of Respect (executive producer)
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 2012 Doomsday Preppers (TV Series) (Used my info on the crawler without permission - 1 episode)
- Disaster Doesn't Wait (2012) ... (Used my info on the crawler without permission: consultant)
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 1989 The Magic of David Copperfield XI: The Explosive Encounter (TV Special)
Himself - Inspector of the Magic Table (uncredited)
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 2002 America's Funniest Home Videos (TV Series)
- Episode #12.4 (2002) ... Himself

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Other Works:

2005; cable television, "Truth in Government; Everyone's Responsible." Guest star as himself. Jill Ainsworth Productions See more »

Alternate Names:

D.A. Hanks | Doug Hänks


5' 10" (1.78 m)

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Personal Quote:

Free thought is a cancer to tyranny! See more »


Developed his glaring, burn-a-hole-through-a-diamond, trademark stare from the pilot episode of Highlander: the Series, where Duncan MacLeod glares intently at Richie in the police precinct for what seems like forever. Having seen the episode a few days earlier, he used this same intense stare while doing an interrogation room scene in Atlanta Homicide, where he was filling in as an extra ... See more »


His official trademark is his tuxedo cat, Cootie, who has made a cameo appearance in all of his books; as a secondary character in his novels, and as an "inspector" in his nonfiction works. See more »


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