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Also Known As: Colin Lewes Dillingham Died:
Born: November 24, 1977 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: New York City, New York, USA Profession: actor

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His name and superstar pedigree promised Colin Hanks a career unlike most other talented young up-and-comers, saddled with both the pressures and the privileges of being the eldest son of internationally famous film star Tom Hanks. A lanky boy-next-door, Hanks first appeared on cultural radars as a friend to the adolescent aliens on the hit show "Roswell" (The WB, 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-02), and cut his teeth in a series of teen movies, as well as in his father's "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001) miniseries. His starring turn in the comedy "Orange County" (2002) may have been overshadowed by Jack Black's onscreen antics, but Hanks continued to work, notching appearances in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005), "Untraceable" (2008) with Diane Lane and in "The House Bunny" (2008) as Anna Faris's understanding boyfriend, as well as TV roles on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) as a priest and a co-starring role with Bradley Whitford in "The Good Guys" (FOX, 2010- ). While he might never fully emerged from his father's considerable shadow, Hanks seemed determined to make his own impact on his own terms.

His name and superstar pedigree promised Colin Hanks a career unlike most other talented young up-and-comers, saddled with both the pressures and the privileges of being the eldest son of internationally famous film star Tom Hanks. A lanky boy-next-door, Hanks first appeared on cultural radars as a friend to the adolescent aliens on the hit show "Roswell" (The WB, 1999-2001; UPN, 2001-02), and cut his teeth in a series of teen movies, as well as in his father's "Band of Brothers" (HBO, 2001) miniseries. His starring turn in the comedy "Orange County" (2002) may have been overshadowed by Jack Black's onscreen antics, but Hanks continued to work, notching appearances in Peter Jackson's "King Kong" (2005), "Untraceable" (2008) with Diane Lane and in "The House Bunny" (2008) as Anna Faris's understanding boyfriend, as well as TV roles on "Mad Men" (AMC, 2007- ) as a priest and a co-starring role with Bradley Whitford in "The Good Guys" (FOX, 2010- ). While he might never fully emerged from his father's considerable shadow, Hanks seemed determined to make his own impact on his own terms.

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DIRECTOR:


CAST: (feature film)

1.
2.
 Parkland (2013)
3.
 Guilt Trip, The (2012)
4.
 Lucky (2011)
5.
 Barry Munday (2010)
6.
 High School (2010)
7.
 Untraceable (2008)
8.
 House Bunny, The (2008)
10.
 W. (2008)
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Milestones close milestones

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Raised in Sacramento, California
1994:
Moved out of mother's home to live in Los Angeles, CA
1995:
Worked as a production assistant on the set of "Apollo 13"; film starred his father Tom Hanks
1996:
Appeared in a cameo in his father's directorial debut "That Thing You Do!"
1999:
Cast as a series regular on The WB's teen sci-fi series "Roswell"
2000:
Featured in the high school-set comedy "Whatever It Takes"
2001:
Appeared in the acclaimed 10-part television World War II miniseries "Band of Brothers" (HBO), co-produced by his father
2002:
Landed first lead role in a feature in"Orange County"; first collaboration with Jack Black
2005:
Played the assistant to film director Carl Denham (Jack Black) in Peter Jackson's remake of "King Kong"
2006:
Cast in Jack Black's "Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny" as a drunken fraternity brother
2008:
Co-starred opposite real-life father Tom Hanks in "The Great Buck Howard"
2008:
Played Anna Faris' love interest in the comedy "The House Bunny"
2008:
Landed a recurring role as a priest on AMC¿s "Mad Men"
2010:
Co-starred with Bradley Whitford in Fox's buddy-cop comedy series "The Good Guys"
2011:
Joined the cast of Showtime's "Dexter" as Travis, a restorer of ancient artifacts who is tied to a series of murders
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Education

Loyola Marymount University: Los Angeles , California -
Sacramento Country Day School: Sacramento , California -

Notes

He plays bass with the band The Underlords.

Hanks on meeting his musical idol, Les Claypool of Primus: "He raised his hands and said, 'Ah, the son of Gump!' That's the only time I'll ever enjoy being called that." --quoted in US Weekly, March 27, 2000.

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companion:
Busy Phillips. Actor. Met at Loyola Marymount College; together from c. 1997 to 2001.
companion:
Rachel Leigh Cook. Actor. Rumored to be dating as of October 2002.

Family close complete family listing

grandfather:
Amos Hanks. Cook. Divorced Hanks' grandmother in 1960; had custody of Tom Hanks; married two more times; died in 1992.
grandmother:
Janet Turner. Hospital worker. Divorced Hanks' grandfather in 1960; remarried several times.
father:
Tom Hanks. Actor. Married Samantha Lewes c. 1980; separated in 1985; divorced in 1987.
mother:
Samantha Lewes. Actor, producer. Married Tom Hanks in 1979; separated in 1985; divorced in 1987.
aunt:
Sandra Hanks. Writer.
uncle:
Larry Hanks. Professor.
uncle:
Jim Hanks. Actor.
step-mother:
Rita Wilson. Actor. Married Tom Hanks in 1988; mother of Chester and Truman Hanks.
sister:
Elizabeth Ann Hanks. Born on May 17, 1982.
half-brother:
Chester Hanks. Born on August 4, 1990.
half-brother:
Truman Hanks. Born on December 26, 1995.
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