Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks

Highest Rated: 100% Toy Story 2 (1999)

Lowest Rated: 10% My Life in Ruins (2009)

Birthday: Jul 9, 1956

Birthplace: Concord, California, USA

With an on-screen persona so likeable that he was often referred to as "America's Dad," Tom Hanks cemented a reputation as one of the most respected actors of his generation. Born in Concord, California in 1956, Hanks participated in school plays, discovering that acting was a good outlet for his energy and wit. He went on to study theater at California State University, Sacramento and as a three-year intern at Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. He finally moved to New York in 1979 and made his film debut in the low budget horror movie "He Knows You're Alone" (1979). The following year, Hanks landed his first big break, co-starring in the sitcom "Bosom Buddies" (ABC, 1980-82) with Peter Scolari. He starred in the hit fantasy-comedy "Splash" (1984) with Daryl Hannah two years later, which he quickly followed with the zany comedy "Bachelor Party" (1984). Hanks' feature film career was off and running, and he continued his hot streak with the comedies "The Man with One Red Shoe" (1985) and "The Money Pit" (1985). Though he experienced some turbulence in his personal life when he and wife Samantha Lewes were divorced in 1987, his next professional triumph remained just around the corner, as he was soon starring as a 13 year old boy trapped in a 32 year old man's body in Penny Marshall's smash hit "Big" (1988). Hanks remarried actor Rita Wilson that same year, and embarked on a string of cult hits like "The 'Burbs'" (1989) and "Joe Versus the Volcano" (1990). By 1992, he was well established as star and ready for the next phase in his career, and he impressed both audiences and critics with an unexpected performance as a washed up baseball player turned coach in the acclaimed World War II era sports film "A League of Their Own" (1992). Hanks quickly followed this with a turn as a widowed father looking for love opposite Meg Ryan in the massively popular "Sleepless in Seattle" (1993). He followed this with two back-to-back award-winning performances, one as a gay man suffering from both AIDS and discrimination in "Philadelphia" (1993), and another as an intellectually limited man who plays a pivotal role in history in Ron Howard's "Forrest Gump" (1994). Hanks would reteam with Howard the following year to portray astronaut Jim Lovell in "Apollo 13" (1995), the same year he began voice acting the role of cowboy doll Woody in the cutting-edge CG family film "Toy Story" (1995). Ready to expand his horizons further, Hanks next opted to direct his first feature, the period movie "That Thing You Do!" (1996), in which he also played a supporting role. Hanks rounded out the '90s with a turn in the acclaimed war film "Saving Private Ryan" (1998) before reteaming with Meg Ryan for another romance, "You've Got Mail" (1998). Hanks reprised the role of Woody for "Toy Story 2" (1999) before wowing audiences with his performance as a man battling for survival against both loneliness and the elements in "Cast Away" (2000). The 2000s would bring still more nuanced and relatable roles for Hanks in films like "Catch Me If You Can" (2002) and "The Terminal" (2004). He took on the lead role of Robert Langdon in the hotly anticipated film adaptation of the bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" (2006) as well as the sequel "Angels & Demons" (2009), and was greeted with as much affection as ever with his third performance as Woody in "Toy Story 3" (2010). Hanks directed and starred in his second feature, "Larry Crowne" (2011) in 2011. As a whole, the 2010s would find Hanks utilizing the gravity and trust that came with his own screen persona, playing famous figures like Walt Disney in "Saving Mr Banks" (2013), pirate survivor Captain Richard Phillips in "Captain Phillips" (2013), and pilot Chesley 'Sully' Sullenberger in "Sully" (2016). After reprising Robert Langdon for "Inferno" (2016) and Woody for "Toy Story 4" (2019), Hanks took on the role of children's television pioneer Fred Rogers in "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood" (2019).

Highest rated movies

Everything Is Copy
The Celluloid Closet
Big
Catch Me if You Can
Apollo 13
A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
Toy Story of Terror!
Saving Private Ryan

Photos

Filmography

Movies

Credit
No Score Yet No Score Yet A Man Called Otto Otto (Character),
Producer
- 2022
26% 30% Pinocchio Geppetto (Character) - 2022
77% 94% Elvis Colonel Tom Parker (Character) $151.0M 2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Asteroid City Unknown (Character) - 2022
74% 66% Finch Finch (Character) - 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Clint Eastwood: A Cinematic Legacy Self - 2021
88% 89% News of the World Captain Kidd (Character) $12.7M 2020
No Score Yet 40% My Gift: A Christmas Special from Carrie Underwood Executive Producer - 2020
79% 75% Greyhound Captain Krause (Character),
Screenwriter
- 2020
95% 92% A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood Fred Rogers (Character) $61.7M 2019
97% 94% Toy Story 4 Woody (Voice) $434.0M 2019
79% 66% Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again Executive Producer $120.6M 2018
No Score Yet 60% The Mayo Clinic: Faith - Hope - Science Unknown (Character) - 2018
88% 73% The Post Ben Bradlee (Character) $81.4M 2017
92% 90% Spielberg Self - 2017
15% 21% The Circle Eamon Bailey (Character) $20.5M 2017
100% 84% California Typewriter Self $218.6K 2016
23% 36% Inferno Robert Langdon (Character) $34.3M 2016
100% 73% Two Who Dared: The Sharp's War Waitstill Sharp (Voice) - 2016
85% 84% Sully Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger (Character) $125.0M 2016
70% 54% A Hologram for the King Alan Clay (Character) $4.2M 2016
27% 53% My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 Producer $59.6M 2016
100% 77% Everything Is Copy Unknown (Character) - 2015
22% 32% Ithaca Matthew Macauley (Character),
Executive Producer
- 2015
91% 87% Bridge of Spies James Donovan (Character) $72.3M 2015
91% 81% Toy Story That Time Forgot Unknown (Character) - 2014
No Score Yet No Score Yet Glad All Over: The Dave Clark Five and Beyond Unknown (Character) - 2014
94% 84% Toy Story of Terror! Unknown (Character) - 2013
79% 84% Saving Mr. Banks Walt Disney (Character) $83.3M 2013
50% 47% Parkland Producer $652.4K 2013
93% 89% Captain Phillips Capt. Richard Phillips (Character) $107.1M 2013
No Score Yet 61% Killing Lincoln Narrator - 2013
71% 61% Radioman Unknown (Character) - 2012
67% 76% Game Change Executive Producer - 2012
66% 66% Cloud Atlas Zachry, et al (Character) $27.1M 2012
No Score Yet 76% Partysaurus Rex Woody (Voice) - 2012
No Score Yet 84% Hawaiian Vacation Woody (Voice) - 2011
No Score Yet 78% Small Fry Woody (Voice) - 2011
45% 61% Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close Thomas Schell (Character) $31.8M 2011
37% 41% Larry Crowne Larry Crowne (Character),
Director,
Screenwriter,
Producer
$35.6M 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet He Has Seen War Executive Producer - 2011
98% 90% Toy Story 3 Woody (Voice) $415.0M 2010
73% 57% Where the Wild Things Are Producer $77.2M 2009
10% 44% My Life in Ruins Executive Producer $8.7M 2009
37% 57% Angels & Demons Robert Langdon (Character) $133.4M 2009
71% 49% The Great Buck Howard Mr. Gable (Character),
Producer
$748.4K 2008
54% 46% City of Ember Producer $7.9M 2008
55% 66% Mamma Mia! Executive Producer $143.7M 2008
82% 73% Charlie Wilson's War Charlie Wilson (Character),
Producer
$66.6M 2007
87% 77% The Simpsons Movie Self (Voice) $183.1M 2007
23% 52% Evan Almighty Executive Producer $100.3M 2007
90% 78% Neil Young: Heart of Gold Producer $1.8M 2006
90% 66% Starter for 10 Producer $210.1K 2006
62% 42% The Ant Bully Producer $28.1M 2006
25% 57% The Da Vinci Code Robert Langdon (Character) $217.5M 2006
88% 76% Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Producer $34.1M 2005
56% 63% The Polar Express Hero Boy/Father/Conductor/Hobo/Scrooge/Santa Claus (Voice),
Executive Producer,
Producer
$125.9M 2004
61% 74% The Terminal Viktor Navorski (Character) $77.0M 2004
54% 43% The Ladykillers Goldthwait Higginson Dorr III, Ph.D. (Character) $39.7M 2004
No Score Yet 84% Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special Unknown (Character) - 2004
No Score Yet No Score Yet Concert for George Mountie (Character) $131.0K 2003
76% 73% My Big Fat Greek Wedding Producer $241.4M 2002
96% 89% Catch Me if You Can FBI Agent Carl Hanratty (Character) $164.4M 2002
81% 86% Road to Perdition Michael Sullivan (Character) $104.1M 2002
89% 84% Cast Away Chuck Noland (Character),
Producer
$233.6M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet Shooting War Unknown (Character) - 2000
79% 94% The Green Mile Paul Edgecomb (Character) $136.8M 1999
100% 87% Toy Story 2 Woody (Voice) $245.9M 1999
69% 73% You've Got Mail Joe Fox (Character) $115.7M 1998
100% 79% Return With Honor Narrator $114.3K 1998
94% 95% Saving Private Ryan Captain John H. Miller (Character) - 1998
93% 78% That Thing You Do! Mr. White (Character),
Director,
Writer
$25.9M 1996
97% 89% The Celluloid Closet Unknown (Character) $1.4M 1996
100% 92% Toy Story Woody (Voice) $31.3M 1995
96% 87% Apollo 13 Jim Lovell (Character) $173.8M 1995
71% 95% Forrest Gump Forrest Gump (Character) $330.3M 1994
79% 89% Philadelphia Andrew Beckett (Character) $76.0M 1993
75% 75% Sleepless in Seattle Sam Baldwin (Character) $125.6M 1993
35% 72% Radio Flyer Older Mike (Character) $4.0M 1992
81% 84% A League of Their Own Jimmy Dugan (Character) $105.1M 1992
16% 26% The Bonfire of the Vanities Sherman McCoy (Character) - 1990
66% 54% Joe Versus the Volcano Joe (Character) $39.1M 1990
50% 51% Turner & Hooch Det. Scott Turner (Character) $70.5M 1989
53% 71% The 'Burbs Ray Peterson (Character) $34.1M 1989
60% 43% Punchline Steven Gold (Character) $20.3M 1988
97% 82% Big Josh (Character) $113.5M 1988
50% 41% Dragnet Det. Pep Streebek (Character) $56.0M 1987
50% 58% The Money Pit Walter Fielding, Jr. (Character) $30.9M 1986
54% 40% Nothing in Common David Basner (Character) $32.0M 1986
No Score Yet 42% Every Time We Say Goodbye David Bradley (Character) - 1986
58% 33% Volunteers Lawrence Whatley Bourne III (Character) $19.4M 1985
47% 40% The Man With One Red Shoe Richard Harlan Drew (Character) - 1985
54% 56% Bachelor Party Rick Gassko (Character) - 1984
91% 58% Splash Allen Bauer (Character) - 1984
No Score Yet 19% Mazes and Monsters Robbie Wheeling (Character) - 1982
30% 31% He Knows You're Alone Elliot (Character) - 1980

TV

Credit
No Score Yet 49% Late Night With Seth Meyers Guest 2022
No Score Yet 45% The Late Show With Stephen Colbert Guest 2015-2017 2020-2022
No Score Yet No Score Yet Band of Brothers Podcast Executive Producer,
Guest
2021
No Score Yet 10% Jimmy Kimmel Live! Guest 2011-2014 2016 2019 2021
No Score Yet 100% The Graham Norton Show Guest 2011 2015-2021
No Score Yet 50% The Kelly Clarkson Show Guest 2019-2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Close Up With The Hollywood Reporter Guest 2018 2020
No Score Yet No Score Yet Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Guest 2017 2020
No Score Yet 0% The Ellen DeGeneres Show Guest 2013 2016 2018-2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2015 2019
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ellen's Game of Games Guest 2019
No Score Yet 87% Conan Guest 2010-2011 2013 2019
No Score Yet 80% The 2000s Executive Producer 2018
No Score Yet 79% Last Week Tonight With John Oliver Himself (Guest Star),
Guest
2014 2017
No Score Yet 44% Saturday Night Live David S. Pumpkins (Voice),
Unknown (Guest Star),
Host
1985 1988 1990 1992 1996 2006 2009 2011-2013 2016-2017
No Score Yet 100% The Nineties Executive Producer 2017
No Score Yet 100% Dateline NBC Guest 2017
No Score Yet 50% The Eighties Unknown (Character),
Executive Producer,
Self
2016
38% 78% Maya & Marty Guest 2016
No Score Yet 44% The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Guest 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Celebrated Self 2015
No Score Yet 75% Late Show With David Letterman Guest 2013 2015
94% 97% Olive Kitteridge Executive Producer 2014
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2010 2013
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2012
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2004 2009 2011
78% 93% 30 Rock Tom Hanks (Guest Star) 2011
80% 78% Big Love Executive Producer 2006-2007 2009-2011
91% 89% The Pacific Executive Producer 2010
82% 85% John Adams Executive Producer 2008
71% No Score Yet Life With Bonnie Unknown (Guest Star) 2002
97% 96% Band of Brothers Executive Producer,
Director,
Writer
2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
No Score Yet 50% From the Earth to the Moon Jean-Luc Despont (Character),
Executive Producer,
Director,
Host,
Writer
1998
85% 50% The Naked Truth Unknown (Guest Star) 1995
82% 98% Tales From the Crypt Director 1992
No Score Yet 100% Family Ties Unknown (Guest Star) 1983-1984
No Score Yet 60% Happy Days Dr. Dwayne Twitchell (Guest Star) 1982
80% No Score Yet Bosom Buddies Kip Wilson/Buffy (Character) 1980-1982
No Score Yet 100% Taxi Gordon (Guest Star) 1982