Colin Hanks Biography
Who Is Colin Hanks? Colin Hanks also known as Colin Lewes Hanks is an American actor, director, and producer. His birth name is Colin Lewes Dillingham. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, Preston in King Kong, Oliver in The House Bunny, and Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard.
His television roles include Alex Whitman in Roswell, Hank Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter, officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, Jack Bailey in The Good Guys, and Greg Short in Life in Pieces. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks. In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he voices Tom, who is the title character.
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How Old Is Colin Hanks? The American director was born on 24 November 1977 in Sacramento, California, United States. As of 2018, he is 41 years old.
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Who Is Colin Hanks Mother? His mother is Susan Dillingham also known as Samantha Lewes. She died on 12 March 2002 of Cancer.
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Yes, he is the eldest son of Tom Hank.
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He has two younger paternal half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks (born 1989/1990) and Truman Theodore Hanks (born 1995), from his father’s second marriage to actress Rita Wilson.
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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.
Colin Hanks Children
He has two children, that is, Olivia Jane Hanks and Charlotte Bryant Hanks.
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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 Gets 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. In 2015, Hanks began a voice role in the show Talking Tom and Friends. He voices Talking Tom, the main character.
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. Hanks also provided the voice of Luke in the series PAW Patrol.
In 2017, Hanks appears as the Adult Alex Vreeke in the film Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle. 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 Geeks” and Hanks presided over three rounds of cupcakes, desserts, and ultimate cakes.
Colin Hanks Movies And Tv Shows
That Thing You Do!
Whatever It Takes
Get Over It
Alone with Her
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
Drunken fraternity brother
The Great Buck Howard
My Mom’s New Boyfriend
The House Bunny
Heavy Metal Greg
The Guilt Trip
Megasis/Captain Canine (voice)
Dr. Malcolm Perry
No Stranger Than Love
All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records
Elvis & Nixon
Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
Adult Alex Vreeke
Alexander Charles “Alex” Whitman
Band of Brothers
Lieutenant Henry Jones
Father John Gill
The Good Guys
Sam Witwicky / Vanity Smurf (voices)
Comedy Bang! Bang!
Key and Peele
Tom Wellington/Bloody Bat
Officer Gus Grimly
Talking Tom and Friends
Talking Tom, Gardener, others
Comedy Bang! Bang!
What Lives Inside
Life in Pieces
The Amazing Adventures of Wally and The Worm
Colin Hanks Dexter
Dexter Morgan is a Miami-based blood splatter expert who doesn’t just solve murders; he commits them too. In fact, he’s a serial killer — but he only murders the guilty, so he feels justified with his lifestyle choices. His policewoman sister and his cop co-workers have no idea Dexter lives a double life; however, adoptive father Harry knows his secret, and does, in fact, help Dexter hone his “skills.” It’s a unique brand of justice for which charming Dexter feels a psychological hunger.
First episode date: 1 October 2006
Final episode date: 22 September 2013
Writers: Jeff Lindsay, Scott Buck, Melissa Rosenberg, MORE
Networks: Showtime, CBS
Colin Hanks Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
Colin Hanks Band Of Brothers
This series, originally broadcast on HBO, tells the story of Easy Company, 506th Regiment of the 101st Airborne Division, U.S. Army. Based on interviews with survivors of Easy Company, as well as soldiers’ journals and letters, this 10-part series chronicles the experiences of these young men who knew extraordinary bravery and extraordinary fear. Based on the book written by Stephen Ambrose.
First episode date: 9 September 2001
Final episode date: 4 November 2001
Theme song: Band of Brothers Theme Song
Directors: Phil Alden Robinson, Richard Loncraine,
Colin Hanks NCIS
In the series NCIS, he plays as Richard Parsons.
Colin Hanks King Kong
Peter Jackson’s expansive remake of the 1933 classic follows director Carl Denham (Jack Black) and his crew on a journey from New York City to the ominous Skull Island to film a new movie. Accompanying him are playwright Jack Driscoll (Adrien Brody) and actress Ann Darrow (Naomi Watts), who is whisked away by the monstrous ape, Kong, after they reach the island. The crew encounters dinosaurs and other creatures as they race to rescue Ann, while the actress forms a bond with her simian captor.
Initial release: 5 December 2005 (USA)
Director: Peter Jackson
Box office: 550.5 million USD
Budget: 207 million USD
Awards: Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing,
Colin Hanks Life In Pieces
Accomplished actors Dianne Wiest and James Brolin star as the heads of a large, happy family, in which each member is approaching different milestones. Their eldest daughter, Heather (Betsy Brandt) and her husband consider having another child as they get closer to an empty nest; middle child Matt (Thomas Sadoski) thinks he has found true love; and the youngest of the three siblings, Greg (Colin Hanks) is overwhelmed after having his first child with his wife. Various perspectives are employed as each family member’s story unfolds.
First episode date: 21 September 2015
Nominations: Satellite Award for Best Actor in a Television Series – Comedy or Musical
Executive producers: Justin Adler, Aaron Kaplan, Jeffrey Morton, Jason Winer, Brad Copeland, Barbie Adler
Colin Hanks Fargo
Self-made real estate mogul Emmit Stussy seemingly has it all — a successful business, which has earned him the nickname “Parking Lot King of Minnesota,” and a perfect family. That doesn’t sit well with slightly younger brother Ray, who has always lived in Emmit’s shadow and blames his brother for the less-than-ideal hand he’s been dealt as a balding, pot-bellied parole officer.
Things appear to be on the upswing for Ray when Nikki, one of his parolees, offers to help turn his fortunes around by stealing back his good karma. The situation quickly gets out of hand, and petty theft leads to murder. When the ordeal crosses county lines, Eden Valley Police Chief Gloria Burgle investigates the case, which takes an unexpectedly personal turn for her.
Meanwhile, Emmit gets an unwelcome business proposal from mysterious loner V.M., whose bosses plan to partner with Emmit whether he wants to or not. Golden Globe-nominated actor Ewan McGregor stars in a dual role as Emmit and Ray.
Production location: Calgary
Awards: Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Limited Series, MORE
Writers: Noah Hawley, Bob DeLaurentis, Monica Beletsky, Matt Wolpert, Ben Nedivi, Steve Blackman
Colin Hanks Mad Men
He played Father Gill, a young Roman Catholic priest, in season 2 of the TV show Mad Men.
Colin Hanks Roswell
Bizarre things start happening in the little New Mexico town where UFOs were spotted in 1947. Cut to 1999, when a cute high-school student saves the life of a teenage waitress. Surrounded by cliques of clever, angst-filled classmates, the two form a bond that threatens the survival of a secret universe involving superhuman powers, a yen for hot sauce and an alien gene pool.
First episode date: 6 October 1999
Final episode date: 14 May 2002
Theme song: Here with Me
Networks: The WB, UPN, The WB 100+ Station Group
Colin Hanks Orange County
A smart high-school student with his heart set on going to Stanford is horrified when his guidance counselor accidentally sends the wrong transcript with his college application. He spends the rest of the film trying to prove that he’s actually a good student with a terrific grade-point average.
Initial release: 11 January 2002 (Canada)
Director: Jake Kasdan
Screenplay: Mike White
Box office: 43 million USD
Production companies: Paramount Pictures, MTV, MTV Films
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‘I Love The People I Work With’: Colin Hanks On CBS Sitcom Life in Pieces
39-year-old actor Colin Hanks believes the best is yet to come in his acting career. Hanks has been on hit shows such as “Fargo” and “Mad Men” and movies such as “King Kong,” but he is excited about the future challenges he’ll face and the upcoming season of his CBS sitcom “Life in Pieces.” The show enters its third season and the cast is stacked with stars like James Brolin, Betsy Brandt, and Dan Bakkedahl. Hanks plays Greg Short, who worked at a crowdfunding website until he quit his job.
Hanks talked with CBS Local’s DJ Sixsmith about the new twists viewers can expect in the new season of “Life in Pieces,” his journey through show business and why this CBS sitcom is unique in his eyes.
DJ Sixsmith: Let’s talk about your early days as an actor. How did you get your start in the business?
Colin Hanks: Well, you’d have to go back in the history of television. There was a channel called the WB a long time ago and the first job I ever got was a pilot for the television show “Roswell.” That was my college learning ground. I left school because I started getting work as an actor and learned how to act for the camera on “Roswell.” There were some teen movies peppered throughout the years and I was able to work as a young actor, which was pretty exciting because it was all new at the time. Shortly thereafter, “Orange County” came around and changed things for me to a degree.
DS: Fast forward to “Life in Pieces” on CBS. The show is going into its third season. How would you describe your experience so far?
CH: It’s been really great. It’s a special thing to find something that makes it to the third year. No one wants to say how rare that actually is, but it is. It’s not lost on me. I’m really happy to be gainfully employed and still feeling like there is plenty for us to do. This show has a lot of opportunities to play with our conventions and styles and we still have some fun stories to tell. More than anything else, I love the people I work with. We have a great cast of people and I enjoy their time and company. We have a great crew. I’m very lucky.
DS: Your fellow cast member Betsy Brandt said that from day one this cast clicked. You’ve been on a lot of different television and movie sets, why did this group work so well together?
CH: I think the fact that we gelled from the get-go. I was really surprised by that because it is unique. Often times, it takes a while to warm up to each other or to get to understand each other. Right out of the gate, we were firing on all cylinders and that’s pretty rare. I was really surprised by how quickly Zoe Lister-Jones and I were able to sync up and play off of each other. I also felt that with everyone else in the cast and it’s a big cast. We have a lot of people and a lot of personalities and yet we’ve all been able to support each other and help each other out. That’s a very special thing.
DS: How similar is your character Greg to who you are in real life?
CH: I feel like now there is less and less than I have in common with him. We are now in a fun area where the show is different and it’s almost like a farce more than anything else. From a comedy standpoint, that’s really exciting stuff. The character is a lot of fun to play. I’ve learned long ago to stop starting off stories with “oh there’s this one time that me and my wife” because it would inevitably end up on the show. I am trying not to do that. I’m grateful because now there will be scenes where Greg has to poop in a kiddie potty and I’m really grateful that people now know that’s his story and not mine
DS: What can “Life in Pieces” fans expect in the upcoming season?
CH: I think the thing that our show does pretty well is that we’re able to take those little life stories that on the surface seem small and innocuous, but ultimately they are bonding experiences with your family. We have plenty of those. Sometimes, it’s something as simple as forgetting the name of your boss’s wife from getting a kid to stop using a pacifier. Those are just the ones that Greg and Jen are going through. We have plenty of great sketches this season. I’m really excited that they are all finally airing.
DS: Finally, what’s been the greatest challenge of your career?
CH: I don’t know if there’s any specific big challenge for me. I think just the fact that I’m still around is enough. There’s plenty of times that I sit there and wonder if my window has closed. It’s really more of a game of perseverance than anything else. I’ve been pretty fortunate to have a career in show business for as long as I’ve had. I’ve always really loved the fact that the job that I chose is one that I love and is one that I will never sit there and say I’ve done everything that there is to do in show business. That’ll never happen. I’m fortunate that I can do this for the rest of my life now. I’m more excited about the challenges coming up as opposed to the challenges conquered. It’s not about how many challenges or fears you’ve conquered, it’s about facing them. I’m just happy that I’m still around.
Season three of “Life in Pieces” premieres tonight at 9:30 pm EST on CBS. Due to the New York Jets game, CBS prime time programming in New York will air on its sister station WLNY. That is channel 10 or channel 55 depending on your cable carrier. It can be seen everywhere else on CBS. Check your local listings.
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