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Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a lot after his parents' divorce, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college and, in fact, credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career. He went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of his television show Bosom Buddies - she appeared in one episode in the second season (1981), All You Need Is Love. They have two children, and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife, Samantha Lewes. In 1996, he made his first step behind the camera, directing and writing as well as starring in the film, That Thing You Do!.  See full bio on IMDb »

Tom Hanks Sends New Espresso Machine to White House Press Corps (PHOTO)

Tom Hanks to WH Press Corps
Here's a New Espresso Machine To Stay Up On The Truth!

Tom Hanks doesn't want the White House press corps sleeping on Donald Trump, so he took precautions to prevent just that ... with espresso. ABC White House correspondent Karen Travers thanked… READ MORE >

Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr at Most Legendary Dinner Party (PHOTO GALLERY + VIDEOS)

Paul & Ringo
Beatles, Eagles and Hanks, Oh My! Legendary Dinner Party

If Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Joe Walsh, Tom Hanks and Dave Grohl go out for dinner -- as they did Wednesday night in Santa Monica -- who picks up the tab? The legends came together with their… READ MORE >

- 67 days ago
'Miracle on the Hudson' Passenger -- Hey, Tom Hanks ... Take Me To 'Sully' Premiere! (VIDEOS)

'Miracle on the Hudson' Passenger
Hey, Tom Hanks Take Me To 'Sully' Premiere!

Tom Hanks has a tough decision on his hands ... take his wife to the premiere of "Sully" or bring one of the real-life passengers who wants to walk the red carpet with the star. Michelle Winegar… READ MORE >

- 294 days ago
Keanu Reeves Just Felt Like Running -- We're Just Sayin'!

Keanu Reeves
Just Felt Like Running: We're Just Sayin'!

Here's a slightly gristled Keanu Reeves in a run-over red cap walking through the airport in France yesterday (left) and Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump mid-stride during his cross country running… READ MORE >

- 311 days ago
Tom Hanks Gets Sued For Son Chet's Car Accident

Tom Hanks
Sued For Son's Car Accident

Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson just got tagged for an accident their son, Chet Haze, had while driving mom and dad's car. According to a new lawsuit filed against the celebs ...… READ MORE >

- 391 days ago
Adele -- Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Crew Jam Out (VIDEO)

Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone and Crew Jam Out

Adele doesn't just attract an audience -- she attracts crowds that are Oscar-worthy. The singer performed Friday night at the Wiltern in L.A., and we got video of Jennifer Lawrence, Emma Stone,… READ MORE >

- 436 days ago
Maria Shriver -- WINS 60th Birthday Bash Contest ... Serenaded by Stevie Wonder

Maria Shriver
WINS 60TH Birthday Bash Contest Serenaded By Stevie Wonder

Maria Shriver didn't have a highly publicized 60th birthday party Friday night, but there's no denying ... it was the best party in town. The guest list was impossible to beat ... Oprah, Tom Hanks… READ MORE >

- 534 days ago
Tom Hanks -- I Am the Air Captain Now (PHOTO)

Tom Hanks
I Am the ... Air Captain Now

Tom Hanks is a dead ringer for Captain Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, right down to the mustache, walking down a NYC sidewalk. Hanks is in the Big Apple filming the biopic on the retired… READ MORE >

- 565 days ago
Chet Hanks -- I Was Wrong to Fight for 'N-Word' ... That Was the Cocaine Talking (VIDEO)

Chet Hanks
I Was Wrong to Fight for 'N-Word' ... It Was the Cocaine Talking

Tom Hanks' son is waving the white flag in his crusade to use the n-word ... admitting he was off the rails due to drug addiction and the pressure of being Tom's kid. A few months ago Chet Hanks… READ MORE >

- 571 days ago
Chet Haze -- Tom Hanks 'Don't Be Gettin' Social Media (VIDEO)

Chet Haze
Tom Hanks 'Don't Be Gettin' Social Media

Chet Haze is not getting any blow back from his famous parents over his penchant for using the n-word, but Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson have given him a strong warning which Chet has not… READ MORE >

- 685 days ago