- Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks at an event in October 2008
Born Colin Lewes Dillingham
November 24, 1977
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor Years active 1996–present Spouse Samantha Bryant (2010-present) Children Olivia Jane (2011)
Colin Lewes Hanks (born November 24, 1977) is an American actor who is best known for his work as Shaun Brumder in the film Orange County and as Alex Whitman in Roswell. He also portrayed the role of Henry Jones in Band of Brothers and is currently on the sixth season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks.
Hanks was born Colin Lewes Dillingham in Sacramento, California, the oldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, the late producer and actress Samantha Lewes (née Susan Jane Dillingham), who died of bone cancer on March 13, 2002. His name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a sister, Elizabeth (born 1982) and two younger paternal half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks (born 1990) and Truman Theodore Hanks (born 1995) from his father's second marriage to actress Rita Wilson. Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School and then Chapman University before transferring to and graduating from Loyola Marymount University.
Hanks's best known film role may be in the teen movie Orange County (2002), with Jack Black and John Lithgow. His best known television role was Alex Whitman, the love interest of Katherine Heigl in the science fiction series Roswell between 1999 and 2001. Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The OC. He appeared in part eight of HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.
Hanks had a large supporting role in the 2005 remake of King Kong, playing the assistant to film director Carl Denham (played by his Orange County co-star Jack Black). 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. He also played the fictional son of a character played by his real-life father in The Great Buck Howard.
Hanks was starring in Fox's canceled summer series The Good Guys, playing a young detective (Jack Bailey), alongside Bradley Whitford who plays an old school detective (Dan Stark). He will star in an indie film, Lucky, alongside Ari Graynor, Ann-Margret and Jeffrey Tambor. He has also joined the cast of Dexter for the show's sixth season, where he portrays a cultural anthropologist who is involved in a murderous apocalyptic cult.
On May 8, 2010, he married former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Olivia Jane Hanks, on February 1, 2011. He is the son of actor Tom Hanks.
Year Title Role Notes 1996 That Thing You Do! Male page 1999-
Roswell Alexander Charles "Alex" Whitman TV series 2000 Whatever It Takes Cosmo 2001 Get Over It Felix Woods Band of Brothers Lieutenant Henry Jones TV miniseries 2002 Orange County Shaun Brumder 2003 11:14 Mark 2004 The O.C. Grady (from fictional series The Valley) Standing Still Quentin 2005 King Kong Preston Rx Jonny 2005, 2008 Numb3rs Marshall Penfield TV series: "Convergence" (season 2) and "Frienemies" (season 5) 2006 Alone with Her Doug Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Drunken fraternity brother 2007 Careless Wiley Roth 2008 Untraceable Griffin Dowd My Mom's New Boyfriend Henry Durand Released in the UK as My Spy The Great Buck Howard Troy Gable The House Bunny Oliver Mad Men Father John Gill TV series W. Speechwriter 2009 Barry Munday Heavy Metal Greg 2010 The Good Guys Jack Bailey TV series High School Brandon Ellis 2011 Lucky Ben Keller Dexter Travis Marshall TV series (season 6) Robot Chicken Sam Witwicky, Vanity Smurf TV series (Voice)
- ^ State of California. California Birth Index, 1905-1995. Gives name at birth as "Colin Lewes Dillingham"
- ^ Colin Hanks Biography (1977-) from filmreference.com
- ^ Vilkomerson, Sara (2009-03-03). Sic 'n' Span Son of Tom Hanks Shines Up the Great White Way:. The New York Observer, LLC. Retrieved on 2009-03-08
- ^ Celebroadway! NY Times, April 5, 2009
- ^ Q&A - Colin Hanks on Working With Jane Fonda (and His Dad), a March 18, 2009 interview from filmcritic.com
- ^ Gina DiNunno (4 September 2009). "Colin Hanks and Jeffrey Tambor Get Lucky". TVGuide.com. http://movies.tvguide.com/Movie-News/Colin-Hanks-Jeffrey-1009466.aspx. Retrieved 2009-09-08.
- ^ "Colin Hanks' 'Dexter' Role Revealed". The Huffington Post. May 10, 2011. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/05/10/colin-hanks-dexter-role-revealed_n_859989.html. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- ^ Ern, Matt (October 19, 2011). "T.V. That Matters: 10/20 "Smokey and the Bandit" and "Mr. Bob's Toddle Kaleidoscope"". Hofstra University. http://www.hofstrachronicle.com/arts-entertainment/t-v-that-matters-10-20-smokey-and-the-bandit-and-mr-bob-s-toddle-kaleidoscope-1.2655729. Retrieved October 20, 2011.
- ^ Tom Hanks' son gets engaged from chinadaily.com.cn
- ^ Julie Jordan (3 February 2011). "It's a Girl for Colin Hanks". People (people.com). http://www.people.com/people/article/0,,20463405,00.html. Retrieved 2011-11-04.
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