Colin Lewes Hanks (né Dillingham; born November 24, 1977) is an American actor, producer, and director. He is known for starring in films such as Orange County, King Kong, The House Bunny, The Great Buck Howard, and the Jumanji film series. His television credits include Roswell, Band of Brothers, Dexter, Fargo, The Good Guys, and Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks.
Hanks at South by Southwest in 2015
Colin Lewes Dillingham
November 24, 1977
Sacramento, California, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, director, producer|
|Relatives||Rita Wilson (stepmother)|
Jim Hanks (uncle)
Larry Hanks (uncle)
Hanks was born Colin Lewes Dillingham and raised in Sacramento, California, to actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, producer and actress Samantha Lewes (born Susan Jane Dillingham; 1952–2002). He has a sister, Elizabeth, and through his father's marriage to his stepmother, actress Rita Wilson, he has two younger half-brothers, Chester and Truman.
In 1999, Hanks won the role of Alex Whitman in the science-fiction series Roswell, where he appeared for the first two seasons (making a brief appearance in the third). During that time, he acted in the teen comedies Whatever It Takes with Shane West and Get Over It with Ben Foster. Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The OC. He appeared in part eight of HBO mini-series Band of Brothers as Lt. Hank Jones. In 2002, he starred in his first film as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, alongside Jack Black and Schuyler Fisk. The comedy features Hanks trying to get into Stanford University after his guidance counselor mistakenly sends out the wrong transcript. In 2005, he appeared in the remake of King Kong, playing the assistant to Jack Black's character. In 2006, Hanks had a cameo role in Black's Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, playing a drunken fraternity brother. He starred in the romantic comedy The House Bunny, playing Oliver, a charming manager of a nursing home and the love interest of Anna Faris' character.
In 2008, he appeared in The Great Buck Howard, which was produced by his father and also starred John Malkovich. He also played Father Gill, a young Roman Catholic priest, in season 2 of the TV show Mad Men. In 2009, he made his Broadway debut, acting alongside Jane Fonda in the Moisés Kaufman play 33 Variations. In 2009, Hanks began work as director on All Things Must Pass, a documentary about Tower Records, that premiered March 17, 2015, at South by Southwest in Austin, Texas.
Hanks starred in the 2010 Fox TV series The Good Guys as young detective Jack Bailey, alongside Bradley Whitford who played an old-school detective (Dan Stark). In 2011, he starred in the indie film Lucky, alongside Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor. He also joined the cast of Dexter for season six opposite Edward James Olmos, where he portrays an art historian Travis Marshall who is involved in a murderous apocalyptic cult.
In 2013, he starred as Allison in the second season of the web series Burning Love. The same year, he also portrayed Dr. Malcolm Perry in the historical film Parkland. In 2014, he played Officer Gus Grimly in the FX television series Fargo, for which he received Critics' Choice Television Award and Primetime Emmy Award nominations.
Hanks directed the documentary All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records, released in 2015. The film received funding of nearly $100,000 through a Kickstarter campaign.
In 2018, Hanks portrays a young Mr. Rogers on the Comedy Central show Drunk History. The same year, Hanks appears as a guest judge on Netflix's baking competition Sugar Rush in Season 1, Episode 5; this episode was titled "Sweet Gee ks" and Hanks presided over three rounds of cupcakes, desserts and ultimate cakes.
Hanks dated Busy Philipps in the 1990s while in college. In June 2009, Hanks became engaged to former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. The couple married on May 8, 2010, in Los Angeles. Together, they have two daughters, one born in 2011, the other born in 2013.
Hanks is a San Francisco Giants baseball fan and attended their World Series-clinching victory in Texas in November 2010. He also directed a 30 for 30 short about their disastrous Crazy Crab stint in the 1980s. He is also a fan of the San Francisco 49ers, Sacramento Kings, and Los Angeles Kings. He was the official Kevin and Bean LA Kings playoff correspondent for the 2012 and 2013 seasons. He is a Liverpool F.C. and Los Angeles FC soccer fan.
|1996||That Thing You Do!||Male Page|
|2000||Whatever It Takes||Paul Newby|
|2001||Get Over It||Felix Woods|
|2002||Orange County||Shaun Brumder|
|2006||Alone with Her||Doug|
|2006||Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny||Drunken fraternity brother|
|2008||The Great Buck Howard||Troy Gable|
|2008||My Mom's New Boyfriend||Henry Durand||a.k.a. My Spy|
|2008||The House Bunny||Oliver|
|2010||High School||Brandon Ellis|
|2010||Barry Munday||Heavy Metal Greg|
|2012||The Guilt Trip||Rob|
|2013||Super Buddies||Megasis/Captain Canine (voice)||Video|
|2013||Parkland||Dr. Malcolm Perry|
|2015||No Stranger Than Love||Clint Coburn|
|2015||All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records||Director; documentary|
|2016||Elvis & Nixon||Egil Krogh|
|2017||Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)||Director; documentary|
|2017||Band Aid||Uber Douche|
|2017||Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle||Adult Alex Vreeke|
|2019||Jumanji: The Next Level||Adult Alex Vreeke|
|1999–2001||Roswell||Alexander Charles "Alex" Whitman||Main role (seasons 1–2); 45 episodes|
|2001||Band of Brothers||Lieutenant Henry Jones||Episode: "The Last Patrol"|
|2004||The O.C.||Grady||Episode: "The L.A."|
|2005, 2008||Numb3rs||Marshall Penfield||2 episodes|
|2008||Mad Men||Father John Gill||3 episodes|
|2010||The Good Guys||Jack Bailey||20 episodes|
|2011||Dexter||Travis Marshall||12 episodes|
|2011||Robot Chicken||Sam Witwicky / Vanity Smurf (voices)||Episode: "Terms of Endaredevil"|
|2012||Happy Endings||Himself||Episode: "Cocktails & Dreams"|
|2012||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Movie Cop||Episode: "Paul Rudd Wears a Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt"|
|2013||Burning Love||Allison||8 episodes|
|2013||NCIS||Richard Parsons||3 episodes|
|2013||Key and Peele||Director||Episode: "The Power of Wings"|
|2013||Ghost Ghirls||Tom Wellington / Bloody Bat||Episode: "Field of Screams"|
|2014||Bad Teacher||Coach Donnie||3 episodes|
|2014, 2015||Fargo||Officer Gus Grimly|
|2014–present||Talking Tom and Friends||Talking Tom, Gardener, Jeremy, others||All 5 seasons|
|2015||The Anti-Mascot||Director||Short film in ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series|
|2015||Mom||Andy Dreeson||Episode: "Godzilla and a Sprig of Mint"|
|2015||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself||Episode: "Colin Hanks Wears a Denim Button Down and Black Sneakers"|
|2015||What Lives Inside||Taylor Delaney||4 episodes|
|2015–2018||Drunk History||Various||5 episodes|
|2015–2019||Life in Pieces||Greg Short|
|2017||The Amazing Adventures of Wally and The Worm||Director||Short film in ESPN's 30 for 30 Shorts documentary series|
|2018||Sugar Rush||Himself / Guest Judge||Episode: "Sweet Geeks"|
|2019||Big City Greens||Mark (voice)||Episodes: "Skunked", "Axin' Saxon"|
|2019||The Final Table||Himself / Guest Judge||Episode: "USA"|
|2020||American Dad!||Alien Captain (voice)||2 episodes|
|2002||MTV Movie Awards||Best Male Breakthrough Performance||Orange County||Nominated|
|2005||Spike Video Game Awards||Best Cast||Peter Jackson's King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie||Won|
|2005||San Diego Film Festival||Soaring Star Award||Body of Work||Won|
|2011||Screen Actors Guild||Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series||Dexter||Nominated|
|2014||Critics' Choice Television Awards||Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries||Fargo||Nominated|
|Golden Globe Awards||Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film||Nominated|
|Primetime Emmy Awards||Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie||Nominated|
|2016||Satellite Awards||Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy||Life in Pieces||Nominated|
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