mA Hollywood superstar, Tom Hanks has starred in countless films over the past few decades- more than eighty different roles to be exact. Just last year, the actor played the titular role in the biographical drama, Sully (2016). Interested in learning more about him? Be sure to read on below.
Tom Hanks – 2017 Facts
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Occupation and Job
Actor, filmmaker, producer
Tom Hanks received his first breakthrough after starring in the comedy film, Big in 1988. Since then, a string of prominent roles has brought him to the forefront of the Hollywood scene- such as the titles, A League of Their Own (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), and Toy Story (1995).
Age – How Old is He?
He is currently 61 years old
Birthday/Date of Birth
He was born on July 9, 1956
Place of Birth/Hometown
Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California. Following his parents’ divorce in 1960, he lived with his mother in Red Bluff, California- though they moved around frequently.
He is of English and Portuguese descent
Tom Hanks Height, Weight & Body Facts
How Tall – Height in Feet
He is 5’11” tall
How Tall – Height in Meters
He is 180cm tall
Weight in Pounds
He currently weighs 230 pounds
Weight in Kilograms
He currently weighs 104kg
At this time, Tom Hank’s body measurements are unavailable
34 inches or 86cm
His shoe size is unknown at this time
Tom Hanks’ Personal Life in 2017
Is Tom Hanks in a Relationship?
Tom Hanks has been together with his wife, American actress Rita Wilson for close to three decades- they originally tied the knot back in 1988. Allegedly, the two had first met in the early 80’s while he was starring in the sitcom, Bosom Buddies.
Tom Hanks’ Girlfriends
Previously, Tom Hanks had been married to his first wife, Samantha Lewes from 1978 to 1987.
Janet Marylyn Frager
Amos Mefford Hanks
He has an older sister named Sandra Hanks.
The youngest of four siblings, he has two older brothers named Larry and Jim Hanks.
Tom Hanks has four children. With his wife Rita Wilson, the actor has two children named Truman Theodore and Chester Marlon Hanks. From his previous marriage to Samantha Lewes, he also has a son named Colin Hanks and a daughter named Elizabeth Hanks.
As a student, Tom Hanks went to Skyline High School in Oakland, CA; he later graduated in 1974.
Did Tom Hanks Go to College
After completing high school, he went to study theatre at Chabot College in Hayward, California. From there, he eventually attended California State University, Sacramento, two years later.
At this time, we do not have any details on Tom Hanks’ salary.
As of 2017, Tom Hanks has an estimated net worth of $350 Million.
In his free time, he enjoys reading and collecting antique typewriters
His favorite foods include Japanese cuisine and Gyro
In Cold Blood by Truman Capote
His favorite films include Boogie Nights, Fargo, The Godfather, Looper, Elephant, and A Space Odyssey
Favorite TV Show
Red and Blue
Favorite Music Artists
Baseball and Football
Favorite Sport Team
The Oakland Raiders
Born on July 9, he is a Cancer
This information is currently unknown
This information is currently unknown
Tom Hanks’ Social Media Accounts & Usernames
Tom Hanks’ Facebook Account
Tom Hanks’ Twitter Username
Tom Hanks’ Instagram Username
Tom Hanks’ Youtube Channel
Tom Hanks is not active on Youtube
Tom Hanks’ Snapchat Username
As far as we know, Tom Hanks is not on Snapchat
Other Interesting Facts:
- As a teen, he was a terribly shy “geek” who was unpopular with both students and teachers
- Growing up, he aspired to become an astronaut; though that career didn’t quite pan out, he has been a strong supporter of NASA for many years
- Last month, he published a collection of short stories called Uncommon Type, which were inspired by his collection of antique typewriters
- He has received several awards including the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the Kennedy Centre Honors Medallion and the French Legion of Honor
- In 2016, he made a guest appearance on the BBC Radio program, Desert Island Discs during which he has insights into his own career
- One of the highest box-office stars in North America, his films have grossed more than $9 billion across the globe
- In 2014, he released his own iOS app called Hanx Writer, which is meant to emulate a typewriter- it later reached number one on the app store
- He is a descendant of the late Abraham Lincoln- through the president’s mother, Nancy Lincoln
Tom Hanks Bio – 2018 Update
Originally from Concord, California, Tom Hanks made his movie debut in the slasher film, He Knows You’re Alone in 1980. Soon afterward, he scored his first lead role in the TV movie, Mazes and Monsters (1983). From there, he gained recognition after playing the main protagonist in the movie, Splash (1984). A number of films soon followed over the next few years including, Bachelor Party (1984), Volunteers (1985), Nothing in Common (1986), and Dragnet (1987). He later received his first Academy Award nomination for Best Actor in 1988, for his stunning portrayal in the comedy, Big. Some highlights from his 90’s career include A League of Their Own (1992), Forrest Gump (1994), Toy Story (1995), and Saving Private Ryan (1998).
What has the actor been up to over the past few months? As you can probably guess, he has graced the screens multiple times this year- for instance, he starred opposite of Emma Watson in the techno-thriller, The Circle earlier this spring. Working behind the scenes, he also helped to produce the biographical spy thriller, Mark Felt: The Man Who Brought Down the White House, which came out on September 29, 2017. Though not his main focus, Hanks has also appeared on television in the shows The Nineties (2017) and The David S. Pumpkins Halloween Special (2017).
In terms of upcoming projects, he will once again be voicing the character of Sheriff Woody in the Pixar film, Toy Story 4 in 2019.