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Tom Hanks
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Tom Hanks in 2019
Born
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks

July 9, 1956 (1956-07-09) (age 64)
Nationality American
Occupation Actor, producer, writer, director, screenwriter, speaker
Years active 1977–present
Spouse(s)
Samantha Lewes (m. 1978–1987)

Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
Children Colin, Elizabeth, Chet, Truman
Parent(s) Amos Hanks (deceased)
Janet Marylyn (née Frager)
Relatives Jim Hanks (brother)

Tom Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, movie producer, writer, director, screenwriter and speaker.

Many of Hanks' early movies were comedies. He was made famous by his roles in Splash and Big. He made his way into drama with A League of Their Own and Philadelphia. He combined the two genres with Forrest Gump. Hanks has starred in many more famous movies since, including Apollo 13, Saving Private Ryan, Toy Story (only his voice was used), Cast Away, The Terminal, The Da Vinci Code, The Green Mile, Captain Phillips, Sully, Bridge of Spies and The Post.

Hanks played Fred Rogers in Marielle Heller's biographical movie A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), a role which earned him a Golden Globe and Academy Award nominations.

Hanks has won several awards for acting. He won both a Golden Globe and an Academy Award for Best Actor for his role in Philadelphia. He also won a Golden Globe, an Academy Award, a Screen Actors Guild Award, and a People's Choice Award for Best Actor for his role in Forrest Gump.

In 2014, he received a Kennedy Center Honor and, in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama, as well as the French Legion of Honor.

In December 2019, he was naturalized as an honorary Greek citizen by the President of Greece.

On March 12, 2020, Hanks announced that he and his wife Rita had tested positive for COVID-19 while shooting Elvis in Australia.

Stage

Year Title Theatre Role Ref(s)
1977 The Taming of the Shrew Lakewood Civic Auditorium Grumio
Hamlet Lakewood Civic Auditorium Soldier, Reynaldo
1978 Polly Lakewood Civic Auditorium Hacker
The Two Gentlemen of Verona Lakewood Civic Auditorium Proteus
The Wild Oats Lakewood Civic Auditorium Muz
King John Lakewood Civic Auditorium Robert Faulconbridge
1979 Twelfth Night Lakewood Civic Auditorium Fabian
Juno and the Paycock Lakewood Civic Auditorium Jerry Devine
Do Me a Favorite Lakewood Civic Auditorium Harold
The Mandrake Riverside Shakespeare Theater Callimaco
2013 Lucky Guy Broadhurst Theatre Mike McAlary
2018 Henry IV Shakespeare Center of Los Angeles Sir John Falstaff

Film

Year Title Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Actor Producer Other Role(s)
1980 He Knows You're Alone Yes No No Elliot
1984 Splash Yes No No Allen Bauer
Bachelor Party Yes No No Rick Gassko
1985 The Man with One Red Shoe Yes No No Richard Harlan Drew
Volunteers Yes No No Lawrence Whatley Bourne III
1986 The Money Pit Yes No No Walter Fielding, Jr.
Nothing in Common Yes No No David Basner
Every Time We Say Goodbye Yes No No David Bradley
1987 Dragnet Yes No No Detective Pep Streebek
1988 Big Yes No No Josh Baskin
Punchline Yes No No Steven Gold
1989 The 'Burbs Yes No No Ray Peterson
Turner & Hooch Yes No No Detective Scott Turner
1990 Joe Versus the Volcano Yes No No Joe Banks
The Bonfire of the Vanities Yes No No Sherman McCoy
1992 Radio Flyer Yes No No Older Mike/Narrator Cameo
A League of Their Own Yes No No Jimmy Dugan
1993 Sleepless in Seattle Yes No No Sam Baldwin
Philadelphia Yes No No Andrew Beckett
1994 Forrest Gump Yes No No Forrest Gump
1995 Apollo 13 Yes No No Jim Lovell
Toy Story Yes No No Sheriff Woody Voice role
1996 That Thing You Do! Yes No Director and screenwriter Mr. White
1998 Saving Private Ryan Yes No No Captain John H. Miller
You've Got Mail Yes No No Joe Fox
1999 Toy Story 2 Yes No No Sheriff Woody Voice role
The Green Mile Yes No No Paul Edgecomb
2000 Cast Away Yes Yes No Chuck Noland
2002 My Big Fat Greek Wedding No Yes No N/A
Road to Perdition Yes No No Michael Sullivan, Sr.
Catch Me If You Can Yes No No FBI Agent Carl Hanratty
2004 The Ladykillers Yes No No Professor G.H. Dorr
Connie and Carla No Yes No N/A
The Terminal Yes No No Viktor Navorski
Elvis Has Left the Building Yes No No Mailbox Elvis Cameo
The Polar Express Yes Yes No The Conductor/Hero Boy/Father/Scrooge/Santa Claus/Hobo Voice and motion capture
Executive producer
2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D No Yes Screenwriter and narrator N/A IMAX only
2006 The Da Vinci Code Yes No No Professor Robert Langdon
Cars Yes No No Woody Car Cameo
Voice role
The Ant Bully No Yes No N/A
Starter for 10 No Yes No N/A
2007 Evan Almighty No Yes No N/A Executive producer
Charlie Wilson's War Yes Yes No Charlie Wilson
The Simpsons Movie Yes No No Himself Cameo
Voice role
2008 Mamma Mia! No Yes No N/A Executive producer
City of Ember No Yes No N/A
2009 The Great Buck Howard Yes Yes No Mr. Gable
My Life in Ruins No Yes No N/A Executive producer
Angels & Demons Yes No No Professor Robert Langdon
Where the Wild Things Are No Yes No N/A
Beyond All Boundaries No Yes Narrator N/A Short film
Executive producer
2010 Toy Story 3 Yes No No Sheriff Woody Voice role
2011 Hawaiian Vacation Yes No No Sheriff Woody Short film
Voice role
Larry Crowne Yes Yes Director and screenwriter Larry Crowne
Small Fry Yes No No Sheriff Woody Short film
Voice role
Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Yes No No Thomas Schell Jr.
2012 Cloud Atlas Yes No No Dr. Henry Goose/Hotel Manager/ Isaac Sachs/
Dermot Hoggins/Cavendish Look-A-Like Actor/Zachry
Partysaurus Rex Yes No No Sheriff Woody Short film
Voice role
2013 Parkland No Yes No N/A
Captain Phillips Yes No No Captain Richard Phillips
Saving Mr. Banks Yes No No Walt Disney
2015 Bridge of Spies Yes No No James B. Donovan
Ithaca Yes Yes No Mr. Macauley Executive producer
2016 My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 No Yes No N/A Producer
A Hologram for the King Yes Yes No Alan Clay
Sully Yes No No Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger
Inferno Yes No No Professor Robert Langdon
2017 The Circle Yes Yes No Bailey, EamonEamon Bailey
Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House No Yes No N/A Producer
The Post Yes No No Bradlee, BenBen Bradlee
2018 Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again No Yes No N/A Executive producer
2019 Toy Story 4 Yes No No Sheriff Woody Voice role
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Yes No No Rogers, FredFred Rogers
2020 Greyhound Films that have not yet been released Yes No Screenwriter Krause, ErnestErnest Krause Post-production
BIOS Films that have not yet been released Yes No No Finch Post-production
News of the World Films that have not yet been released Yes Yes No Kidd, Captain Jefferson KyleCaptain Jefferson Kyle Kidd Post-production
2021 Elvis Films that have not yet been released Yes No No Parker, Colonel TomColonel Tom Parker Filming
Key
Films that have not yet been released Denotes films that have not yet been released

Television

Year(s) Title Credited as Notes Ref(s)
Actor Producer Other Role(s)
1980 The Love Boat Yes No No Rick Martin Episode: "Friends and Lovers/Sergeant Bull/Miss Mother"
1980–1982 Bosom Buddies Yes No No Kip/Buffy Wilson
1982 Mazes and Monsters Yes No No Robbie Wheeling Television film
Taxi Yes No No Gordon Episode: "The Road Not Taken: Part 1"
Happy Days Yes No No Dr. Dwayne Twitchell Episode: "A Little Case of Revenge"
1983–1984 Family Ties Yes No No Ned Donnelly Episodes: "The Fugitive" Parts 1 and 2
Episode: "Say Uncle"
1985–2017 Saturday Night Live Yes No Host Various characters 9 times as host (1985–2016)
9 times as guest/cameo (2001–17)
1992 Tales from the Crypt Yes No Director Baxter Episode: "None but the Lonely Heart"
1993 Fallen Angels Yes No Director Trouble Boy #1 Episode: "I'll Be Waiting"
A League of Their Own No No Director N/A Episode: "The Monkey's Curse"
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Yes Yes Director and screenwriter Jean-Luc Despont "Le voyage dans la lune" (actor)
"Can We Do This?" (director)
4 episodes (writer)
Executive producer
2000 Shooting War No No Narrator N/A Documentary
2001 Band of Brothers Yes Yes Director and screenwriter British Officer Miniseries
Executive producer
"Crossroads" (director)
"Currahee" (screenwriter)
Cameo

We Stand Alone Together: The Men of Easy Company No Yes No N/A Documentary
Executive producer
2003 Freedom: A History of US Yes No No Abraham Lincoln/ Charles E. Wood/ Daniel Boone 7 episodes
2006–2011 Big Love No Yes No N/A Executive producer
2010 The Pacific No Yes Narrator N/A Miniseries; 6 episodes
Executive producer
2011 30 Rock Yes No No Himself Cameo
2013 Killing Lincoln No No Narrator N/A Television film
Toy Story of Terror! Yes No No Sheriff Woody Halloween Special
Voice role
The Assassination of President Kennedy No Yes No N/A Documentary
Executive producer
2014, 2017 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver Yes No No Himself
named character in skit Wax Presidents
Episode: "The Lottery"
Episode: "Presidency of Donald Trump"
2014 The Sixties No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
Olive Kitteridge No Yes No N/A Miniseries
Executive producer
The Greatest Event in Television History Yes No No Himself Cameo
Toy Story That Time Forgot Yes No No Sheriff Woody Christmas special
Voice role
2015 The Seventies No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
2016 The Eighties No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
Maya & Marty Yes No No Gene the Astronaut 1 episode
2017 The Nineties No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
The David S. Pumpkins Animated Halloween Special Yes No No David S. Pumpkins Television special
Voice role
2018 1968: The Year That Changed America No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
The 2000s No Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer
2019 The Movies Yes Yes No N/A Documentary series
Executive producer

Music video appearances

Year Title Artist Ref.
2015 "I Really Like You" Carly Rae Jepsen
"Girls Night In" Rita Wilson

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