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Tom Hanks

Born: 1956

Biography

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor and filmmaker. Known for both his comedic and dramatic roles, Hanks is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide, and is widely regarded as an American cultural icon. Hanks made his breakthrough with leading roles in the comedies Splash (1984) and Big (1988). He won two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for starring as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1993) and a young man with below-average IQ in Forrest Gump (1994). Hanks collaborated with film director Steven Spielberg on five films: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), as well as the 2001 miniseries Band of Brothers, which launched him as a director, producer, and screenwriter. Hanks' other notable films include the romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You've Got Mail (1998); the dramas Apollo 13 (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and Cloud Atlas (2012); and the biographical dramas Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Captain Phillips (2013), Sully (2016), and A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019). He has also appeared as the title character in the Robert Langdon film series, and has voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series. Description above from the Wikipedia article Tom Hanks, licensed under CC-BY-SA, full list of contributors on Wikipedia.
Known For Acting
Gender Male
Place of Birth Concord, California, USA

Resources

Movies

The Simpsons Movie

Tom Hanks (voice) in The Simpsons Movie

Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump in Forrest Gump

The Green Mile

Paul Edgecomb in The Green Mile

Apollo 13

Jim Lovell in Apollo 13

The Terminal

Viktor Navorski in The Terminal

The Da Vinci Code

Robert Langdon in The Da Vinci Code

Catch Me If You Can

Carl Hanratty in Catch Me If You Can

Toy Story

Woody (voice) in Toy Story

Sleepless in Seattle

Sam Baldwin in Sleepless in Seattle

Saving Private Ryan

Captain John H. Miller in Saving Private Ryan

Dragnet

Pep Streebeck in Dragnet

Toy Story 3

Woody (voice) in Toy Story 3

Big

Josh Baskin in Big

Joe Versus the Volcano

Joe Banks in Joe Versus the Volcano

Splash

Allen Bauer in Splash

The Money Pit

Walter Fielding, Jr. in The Money Pit

Road to Perdition

Michael Sullivan in Road to Perdition

The Man with One Red Shoe

Richard in The Man with One Red Shoe

Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

Narrator (voice) in Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon

The Ladykillers

Professor G.H. Dorr in The Ladykillers

Shooting War

Narrator in Shooting War

A League of Their Own

Jimmy Dugan in A League of Their Own

Charlie Wilson's War

Charlie Wilson in Charlie Wilson's War

Turner & Hooch

Scott Turner in Turner & Hooch

Cast Away

Chuck Noland in Cast Away

The 'Burbs

Ray Peterson in The 'Burbs

Bachelor Party

Rick Gassko in Bachelor Party

You've Got Mail

Joe Fox in You've Got Mail

That Thing You Do!

Mr. White in That Thing You Do!

The Bonfire of the Vanities

Sherman McCoy in The Bonfire of the Vanities

Philadelphia

Andrew Beckett in Philadelphia

Mazes and Monsters

Robbie Wheeling in Mazes and Monsters

Angels & Demons

Robert Langdon in Angels & Demons

Punchline

Steven Gold in Punchline

Every Time We Say Goodbye

David in Every Time We Say Goodbye

Nothing in Common

David Basner in Nothing in Common

Elvis Has Left the Building

Mailbox-Elvis in Elvis Has Left the Building

The Great Buck Howard

Mr. Gable in The Great Buck Howard

Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

Thomas Schell in Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

He Knows You're Alone

Elliot in He Knows You're Alone

Volunteers

Lawrence Whatley Bourne III in Volunteers

Small Fry

Woody (voice) in Small Fry

Return with Honor

Narrator in Return with Honor

Hawaiian Vacation

Woody (voice) in Hawaiian Vacation

Larry Crowne

Larry Crowne in Larry Crowne

The Extraordinary Voyage

Self - Filmmaker (archive footage) in The Extraordinary Voyage

Saving Mr. Banks

Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks

Captain Phillips

Captain Richard Phillips in Captain Phillips

Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

Himself in Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

Inventing David Geffen

Self in Inventing David Geffen

Partysaurus Rex

Woody (voice) in Partysaurus Rex

Killing Lincoln

Himself - Narrator in Killing Lincoln

Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

Self in Stephen King: Shining in the Dark

Toy Story of Terror!

Woody (Voice) in Toy Story of Terror!

Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Self in Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Cloud Atlas

Dr. Henry Goose / Hotel Manager / Isaac Sachs / Dermot Hoggins / Cavendish Look-a-Like Actor / Zachry in Cloud Atlas

Bridge of Spies

James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies

The Pixar Story

Self / Woody / Scott Turner in The Pixar Story

Toy Story That Time Forgot

Woody (voice) in Toy Story That Time Forgot

All In

Himself in All In

Inferno

Robert Langdon in Inferno

The Concert for Valor

Self in The Concert for Valor

Cars

Woody Car (voice) in Cars

The Celluloid Closet

Self in The Celluloid Closet

The Circle

Eamon Bailey in The Circle

A Hologram for the King

Alan Clay in A Hologram for the King

Radio Flyer

Older Mike (uncredited) in Radio Flyer

Sully

Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger in Sully

Boatlift

Narrator in Boatlift

The Ocean at the End of the Lane

The Man in The Ocean at the End of the Lane

Mike Nichols: An American Master

Self in Mike Nichols: An American Master

Everything Is Copy

Self in Everything Is Copy

Toy Story 4

Woody (voice) in Toy Story 4

Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

Self in Toy Story at 20: To Infinity and Beyond

Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

Waitstill Sharp (voice) in Defying the Nazis: The Sharps' War

California Typewriter

Self in California Typewriter

Ithaca

Mr. Macauley in Ithaca

The Harryhausen Chronicles

Self (archive footage) (uncredited) in The Harryhausen Chronicles

The Polar Express

Hero Boy / Father / Conductor / Hobo / Scrooge / Santa Claus in The Polar Express

Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

Horatio Nelson Jackson (voice) in Horatio's Drive: America's First Road Trip

The Post

Ben Bradlee in The Post

Sully: Sully Sullenberger - The Man Behind the Miracle

Self in Sully: Sully Sullenberger - The Man Behind the Miracle

Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

Self in Saturday Night Live: 15th Anniversary

Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile

Self / Paul Edgecomb in Walking the Mile: The Making of The Green Mile

The Story Behind 'Toy Story'

Self in The Story Behind 'Toy Story'

The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

David S. Pumpkins in The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special

Spielberg

Self in Spielberg

The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch

Self - Interviewee in The Rutles 2: Can't Buy Me Lunch

Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

Self in Catch Me If You Can: Behind the Camera

Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The '70s

Self in Rebels of Oakland: The A's, The Raiders, The '70s

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Fred Rogers in A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Toy Story 2

Woody (voice) in Toy Story 2

Greyhound

Commander Krause in Greyhound

Finch

Finch in Finch

The Universal Story

Himself (archive footage) in The Universal Story

The Mayo Clinic

Will Mayo in The Mayo Clinic

Quincy

Self in Quincy

The Last Mile

Himself in The Last Mile

Beyond All Boundaries

Narrator in Beyond All Boundaries

News of the World

Captain Jefferson Kyle Kidd in News of the World

The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over

Self in The Dave Clark Five and Beyond: Glad All Over

The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts

Host in The 25th Anniversary Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Concerts

People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'

Self in People Like Us: Making 'Philadelphia'

Elvis

Colonel Tom Parker in Elvis

Vault of Horror I

Baxter in Vault of Horror I

Major Matt Mason

Major Matt Mason in Major Matt Mason

Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Self (archive footage) in Beyond Boundaries: The Harvey Weinstein Scandal

Making a 'Splash'

Self / Allen Bauer in Making a 'Splash'

We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

Self in We Are One: The Obama Inaugural Celebration at the Lincoln Memorial

Pennis from Heaven

Self in Pennis from Heaven

The Road We've Traveled

Self - Narrator in The Road We've Traveled

Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Self in Borat Subsequent Moviefilm

Pinocchio

Geppetto in Pinocchio

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special

Self in Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Special

Celebrating America

Self - Host in Celebrating America

Making 'Toy Story'

Self in Making 'Toy Story'

Rescued from the Closet

Self in Rescued from the Closet

Concert for George

Self in Concert for George

Asteroid City

Stanley Zak in Asteroid City

Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

Self (archive footage) in Never Sleep Again: The Elm Street Legacy

A Night at the Academy Museum

Self in A Night at the Academy Museum

Tom Hanks: Hollywood's Mr Nice Guy

Himself (archive footage) in Tom Hanks: Hollywood's Mr Nice Guy

A Man Called Otto

Otto Anderson in A Man Called Otto

Here

in Here

The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic

in The Best of Disney: 50 Years of Magic

Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear

Woody (voice) (archive footage) in Beyond Infinity: Buzz and the Journey to Lightyear

Halftime

Self in Halftime

Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20

Self in Exclusively Elvis: A Special Edition of 20/20

Waking Sleeping Beauty

Allen Bauer (archive footage) in Waking Sleeping Beauty

Misery Loves Comedy

Self in Misery Loves Comedy

Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Self in Norman Lear: 100 Years of Music and Laughter

Earth to America

Self in Earth to America

Live 8

Self in Live 8

'Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen

Self in 'Tis the Season: The Holidays on Screen

We Are Cinema

Self (archive footage) in We Are Cinema

Just a Boy From Tupelo: Bringing Elvis to the Big Screen

Self - ‘Colonel Tom Parker’ in Just a Boy From Tupelo: Bringing Elvis to the Big Screen

Making 'Saving Private Ryan'

Self in Making 'Saving Private Ryan'

The Real Mary Poppins

Self in The Real Mary Poppins

The Walk

Security Guard (voice) (uncredited) in The Walk

A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys

Self in A Grammy Salute to The Beach Boys

Close Up

Self (archive footage) in Close Up

There's Something About Romcoms

Self in There's Something About Romcoms

Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

(archive footage) in Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen

Electric City

Voice Actor (voice) in Electric City

Who Killed the Electric Car?

Self (archive footage) in Who Killed the Electric Car?

Tom Hanks: The Nomad

Self (archive footage) in Tom Hanks: The Nomad

Radioman

Self in Radioman

Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Self in Saturday Night Live: 40th Anniversary Special

Who Needs Sleep?

Self in Who Needs Sleep?

A Timeless Call

Self - Narrator in A Timeless Call

'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp

Self in 'Saving Private Ryan': Boot Camp

Die Tom Hanks Story

Self (archive footage) in Die Tom Hanks Story

Disney 100: A Century of Dreams - A Special Edition of 20/20

Self in Disney 100: A Century of Dreams - A Special Edition of 20/20

Freaky Tales

in Freaky Tales

Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Self (archive footage) in Making Waves: The Art of Cinematic Sound

Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Self in Nos Bastidores de Hollywood

Walking the Mile

Self in Walking the Mile

The Bloody Hundredth

Self - Narrator (voice) in The Bloody Hundredth

Toy Story 5

Woody (voice) in Toy Story 5

The Moonwalkers: A Journey With Tom Hanks

Narrator in The Moonwalkers: A Journey With Tom Hanks

Die Clint Eastwood Story

Self in Die Clint Eastwood Story

TV Shows

LIVE with Kelly and Mark

in LIVE with Kelly and Mark

Life with Bonnie

Tom Hanks in Life with Bonnie

The View

Self in The View

The Daily Show

Self in The Daily Show

Tales from the Crypt

Baxter in Tales from the Crypt

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Happy Days

in Happy Days

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Self - Guest in Late Night with Conan O'Brien

The National Parks: America's Best Idea

in The National Parks: America's Best Idea

Inside the Actors Studio

Self in Inside the Actors Studio

Family Ties

Ned Donnelly in Family Ties

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Self in The Ellen DeGeneres Show

This Morning

Self in This Morning

Today

Self in Today

Bosom Buddies

Kip Wilson / Buffy in Bosom Buddies

The Colbert Report

in The Colbert Report

Celebrities Uncensored

Self in Celebrities Uncensored

The Wonderful World of Disney

in The Wonderful World of Disney

The Oscars

Self in The Oscars

OK! TV

in OK! TV

Saturday Night Live

Self - Host in Saturday Night Live

The Sixties

Self in The Sixties

The Late Late Show with James Corden

Self in The Late Late Show with James Corden

Wetten, dass..?

Self in Wetten, dass..?

Die Harald Schmidt Show

Self in Die Harald Schmidt Show

Electric City

Cleveland Carr (voice) in Electric City

Maya & Marty

in Maya & Marty

American Experience

Narrator (voice) in American Experience

The Graham Norton Show

Self in The Graham Norton Show

The Seventies

Self in The Seventies

The War

Narrator in The War

From the Earth to the Moon

Host in From the Earth to the Moon

The War

Al McIntosh (Voice) in The War

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

Self - Guest in The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Pacific

Narrator (voice) in The Pacific

Bambi Awards

Self in Bambi Awards

The Love Boat

Rick Martin in The Love Boat

Saturday Night Live

Efrim in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self (archive footage) in Saturday Night Live

Saturday Night Live

Self in Saturday Night Live

Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Self in Close Up with The Hollywood Reporter

Ruby Wax Meets

in Ruby Wax Meets

Prohibition

Reader / Roy Olmstead (voice) in Prohibition

Koschwitz

Self in Koschwitz

The Naked Truth

Tom Hanks in The Naked Truth

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Taff

self in Taff

Conan

Self in Conan

Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Self in Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

When Ruby Wax Met...

Self (archive footage) in When Ruby Wax Met...

From the Earth to the Moon

Jean-Luc Despont in From the Earth to the Moon

From the Earth to the Moon

Tom Hanks in From the Earth to the Moon

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Self in The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson

Saturday Night Live

Self - Cameo (uncredited) in Saturday Night Live

1883

General George Meade in 1883

30 Rock

Tom Hanks in 30 Rock

The Nineties

Self in The Nineties

Scene by Scene

Self in Scene by Scene

Mr. Belvedere

in Mr. Belvedere

The Graham Norton Show

Self - Guest in The Graham Norton Show

Carina Bergfeldt

Himself - Guest in Carina Bergfeldt

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Self - Guest in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

in The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

Reunited Apart

Self in Reunited Apart

Primetime Glick

in Primetime Glick

The 2010s

Self - Actor in The 2010s

Taxi

Gordon in Taxi

Late Night with Seth Meyers

Self in Late Night with Seth Meyers

Fallen Angels

Trouble Boy #1 in Fallen Angels

The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Self in The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson

Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

Self in Variety Studio: Actors on Actors

The Americas

Self - Narrator (voice) in The Americas

Honest Trailers

Colonel Tom Parker (archive footage) in Honest Trailers

The Graham Norton Show

Self (archive footage) in The Graham Norton Show

Entertainment Tonight

Self in Entertainment Tonight

Titel, Thesen, Temperamente

Self in Titel, Thesen, Temperamente