Colin Lewes Hanks, born on November 24th, 1977, is an American actor who you may recognize from films such as The House Bunny, Orange County, and King Kong. If television shows are more your thing, he’s had quite a few hit shows such as Band of Brothers and Roswell. His latest project includes Impeachment: American Crime Story.
Who is Colin Hanks?
Sacramento, California-born Colin Hanks is an American actor/producer and son of Gold- Globe and Academy Award winner Tom Hanks and late actress Samantha Lewes. His sister is Elizabeth. His father’s second marriage was to actress Rita Wilson and, through that union, he has two younger half-brothers: Truman and Chester “Chet” Hanks.
Hanks studied at Sacramento Country Day School, Chapman University, and Loyola Marymount University; however, he didn’t finish his degree program at LMU.
Colin Hanks Net Worth in 2022
Bringing in a net worth of $14 million, Colin Hanks is an American Actor, Producer, Voice Actor, and Director. His film debut was in That Thing You Do!, which was written and directed by his father Tom Hanks in 1996. Since then, he has appeared altogether in over 50 films and numerous television projects.
Colin Hanks Wiki
|Real Name||Colin Lewes Hanks|
|Net Worth||$14 Million USD|
|Profession||Actor, Producer, Voice Actor, Director|
|Age||44 Years (as of 2002)|
|D.O.B||November 24, 1977|
|Birthplace||Sacramento, California, USA|
|Education||Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University|
|Salary||$172,560 per year (for directing)|
|Assets||Real Estate: Modern farmhouse (2.85 million)|
Cars: Airstream trailer, FJ40 Land Cruiser, Tesla, and Ford F-450
|Family||Samantha Bryant (spouse m. 2010)|
Olivia Jane Hanks (daughter)
Charlotte Bryant Hanks (daughter)
|Social Media||Twitter, Instagram|
Colin Hanks Early Career
Hanks worked on Roswell for two seasons before landing small arcs in season three and then guest-starring in The OC. He also acted alongside Shane West during his time on Roswell, appearing in Whatever It Takes and Ben Foster Get Over It.
Hank Jones had a minor role in HBO’s Band of Brothers series Lt. Hank Jones. In 1997, he starred alongside Schuyler Fisk and Jack Black in Orange County. Hanks’ character in the comedy is trying to get into Stanford University after his guidance counselor messes up and sends out the wrong transcript.
Hanks starred in 2002’s King Kong as the assistant to Jack Black’s character. The following year, he had a cameo in Black’s Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, portraying a drunken fraternity brother. Then, in 2008 he played Oliver- a nursing home manager and romantic interest of Anna Faris’ character in the comedy “The House Bunny.”
In 2009, Hanks appeared in The Great Buck Howard, produced by his father and featuring John Malkovich. His television debut came soon after as Father Gill in Mad Men. In 2012 he made his Broadway entrance with Jane Fonda’s 33 Variations.
Hanks played young detective Jack Bailey in the Fox TV series The Good Guys back in 2010. Then, in 2013 he starred as Lucky in the indie film of the same name and was joined by Ann-Margret, Jeffrey Tambor, and Ari Graynor. Later on, he landed a role in season six of Dexter where he portrays Travis Marshall, an art historian involved in a murderous apocalyptic cult, opposite Edward James Olmos.
Colin Hanks Personal Life
Hanks and Busy Philipps dated throughout college in the 1990s. In 2009, he proposed to Samantha Bryant, a former New York publicist. The couple got married on May 8, 2010, in Los Angeles and have two daughters born in 2011 and 2013 respectively.
Hanks is a big sports fan, and some of his favorite teams include the San Francisco Giants (he attended their World Series-clinching victory in Texas in 2010), the San Francisco 49ers, Liverpool FC, the Los Angeles Kings, and the Sacramento Kings. He even directed a 30 for 30 short about one team’s tough times: when they became known as Crazy Crab during the 1980s. Hanks was also Bean and Kevin’s LA Kings playoff correspondent for 2012 and 2013.
Lesser-Known Facts about Colin Hanks
- Colin Hanks has a dog named Taz
- His friends from Chapman University worked as extras in his father’s 1996 film That Thing You Do!
- Colin attended Loyola Marymount University at the same time as Sarah Vato, Busy Phillips, and Linda Cardellini
- Colin Hanks was one of People Magazine’s 25 Hottest Bachelors in 2003
- His mother died of bone cancer in the year 2002
- Colin auditioned for the 2005 Elizabethtown but the role was given to Orlando Bloom
What was Colin Hanks first role?
His film debut was in That Thing You Do!, which was written and directed by his father Tom Hanks in 1996.
Why did Colin Hanks change his name?
At birth, Colin Hanks was assigned the last name Dillingham, but later, upon his parents’ marriage, they changed it to Hanks.
What is Colin Hanks famous for?
For the portrayal of characters such as Alex Whitman in Roswell and Jack Bailey in The Good Guys, Colin Hanks is famous.
Where did Colin Hanks go to college?
He went to Chapman University and Loyola Marymount University.