Who is Colin Hanks? Tom Hanks’ son Bio: Movies, Wife, Age, Children, Net Worth, Mother, TV Shows

July 11, 2024 0 Posted By Abigail Anderson


Colin Lewes Hanks (born November 24, 1977), famously known as Colin Hanks, is an accomplished American actor celebrated for his versatile acting skills. As the son of the legendary Tom Hanks, Colin has carved his own path in Hollywood with a career that’s as diverse as it is impressive.

From his breakout role in the sci-fi series “Roswell” to memorable performances in films like “Orange County” and “King Kong,” Colin has consistently demonstrated that he is more than just the offspring of a famous father.

Colin Hanks‘ talents extend beyond acting. He is also a skilled director and producer, showcasing his creative vision in projects like the documentary “All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records.” Additionally, he delighted audiences with his charming voice work as Talking Tom in the popular animated series “Talking Tom and Friends.”

Off-screen, Colin is a devoted husband and father and a passionate supporter of the Special Olympics.

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Wiki Facts & About Data
Real Name: Colin Lewes Hanks
Stage Name: Colin Hanks
Born: 24 November 1977 (age 46 years old)
Place of Birth: Sacramento, California, United States
Nationality: American
Education: Sacramento Country Day School, Chapman University, Loyola Marymount University
Height: 1.87 m
Parents: Tom Hanks, Samantha Lewes
Siblings: Chet Hanks, Truman Theodore Hanks, Elizabeth Ann Hanks
Spouse: Samantha Bryant (m. 2010)
Girlfriend • Partner: Samantha Mathis (2009), Busy Philipps (1997-2000), Rachael Leigh Cook (1998)
Children: Olivia Jane Hanks, Charlotte Bryant Hanks
Occupation: Actor • Director
Net Worth: $14 million (USD)

Early Life & Education

Colin Hanks, born on November 24, 1977, in the bustling metropolis of Sacramento, California, is the son of the legendary Tom Hanks and his first wife, Samantha Lewes. Yes, you read that right; Colin is the offspring of none other than America’s favourite actor, Tom Hanks! Talk about having big shoes to fill.

Ethnicity-wise, Colin is as American as apple pie and baseball. His parents, Tom and Samantha, were both born and raised in the good ol’ US of A. As for religion, Colin keeps that card close to his chest, but we can assume he’s at least familiar with the concept of “life is like a box of chocolates.”

Now, let’s talk about the Hanks family tree. Colin‘s grandparents are Amos Mefford Hanks and Janet Marylyn Frager on his father’s side and John Raymond Dillingham and Harriet Hall Dillingham on his mother’s side. Both sets of grandparents hail from the land of the free and the home of the brave.

Colin Hanks has two siblings: a sister named Elizabeth Ann Hanks and two half-brothers, Chet Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks, from Tom‘s second marriage to Rita Wilson.

Education-wise, Colin attended Sacramento Country Day School and later Chapman University, where he studied theatre arts. He probably learned how to perfect his “aw shucks” smile and mastered the art of delivering witty one-liners. He did not receive a college degree as he attended Sacramento Country Day School and later transferred to Loyola Marymount University, where he left before completing his studies.


Colin Hanks, the next generation of the Hanks dynasty, may not have the Oscars or the “national treasure” status of his father, Tom, but he certainly has the charm and talent that run in the family.

Colin‘s career has had its ups and downs, but more in the “hey, look at me, I’m in a movie!” way. From starring in “Orange County” to “The House Bunny,” his filmography is diverse and entertaining. Yet, Colin isn’t just a comedy guy; he’s shown his dramatic chops in series like “Fargo,” “Impeachment: American Crime Story,” and “A Friend of the Family.”

But there’s more to Colin than just acting. He’s a Renaissance man who dabbles in directing documentaries and even starts his own handkerchief company. If anyone can make handkerchiefs cool again, it’s Colin.

Colin‘s acting journey began with small roles, including in his father’s projects “That Thing You Do!” (1996) and the miniseries “Band of Brothers” (2001). He gained recognition as Alex Whitman in the sci-fi series “Roswell” (1999-2001) and made a successful transition to films with teen comedies like “Whatever It Takes” (2000) and “Orange County” (2002), which was his first lead role.

Colin Hanks has established himself in the film industry with notable roles in “King Kong” (2005), “The House Bunny” (2008), and the “Jumanji” sequels (2017, 2019). His television career is equally impressive, with roles in “Mad Men” (2010), “Dexter” (2011), “Fargo” (2014), and “Life in Pieces” (2015-2019). Recently, he’s been involved in projects like “Impeachment: American Crime Story” (2021), “The Offer” (2022), and “A Friend of the Family” (2022). Colin also lends his voice to various projects, including the title character in the popular web series “Talking Tom & Friends.”

Social Media

  • Instagram handle: Colin Hanks (@colinhanks)
  • Twitter handle: Colin Hanks (@ColinHanks)
  • IMDb: Colin Hanks

Personal Life

Colin Hanks, 46, married Samantha Bryant in 2010, and they’ve been a power couple ever since. Their wedding at the London Hotel in West Hollywood was a star-studded affair, with guests like Reese Witherspoon and Alyssa Milano adding to the Hollywood glamour.

Before meeting Samantha, Colin had a few notable relationships. In the late 2000s, he dated actress Samantha Mathis, known for her roles in “Little Women” and “American Psycho.” Colin also had a romantic history with the talented Busy Philipps. They met while studying at Loyola Marymount University and remain “very, very close friends,” with their families often hanging out together. He also encountered Rachael Leigh Cook (1998).

Colin Hanks and Samantha Bryant have two daughters, Olivia Jane Hanks and Charlotte Bryant Hanks. Colin often speaks lovingly about his girls, once saying, “It’s nice to be the king of the castle, but it’s nice to know that when the wife buys the feminist T-shirts, she also buys one for me too.” He’s clearly a supportive and feminist dad!



  • Orange County (2002)
  • King Kong (2005).
  • The House Bunny (2008)
  • The Great Buck Howard (2009)
  • Jumanji film series

TV Shows

  • Roswell (1999-2001)
  • Band of Brothers (2001)
  • Mad Men (2007-2009)
  • Dexter (2008-2009)
  • Fargo (2014)
  • The Good Guys (2010)
  • Life in Pieces (2015-2019)

Net Worth

Colin Hanks has amassed a net worth of $14 million through his diverse career as an actor, director, and producer. He has appeared in numerous films and television shows, including the Jumanji film series, “Drunk History,” and “Sugar Rush.”

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