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  • Real name : Colin Lewes Dillingham
  • Place of birth : Sacramento
  • Date of birth : 24/11/1977


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Colin Hanks (1977)

Colin Lewes Dillingham

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Colin Lewes Hanks 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 appeared on the sixth season of the Showtime crime drama Dexter. He is the oldest son of actor Tom Hanks.


 early life
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 and two younger paternal half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks 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 , 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 in The Great Buck Howard, which was produced by his father and also starred John Malkovich.

Hanks plays Father Gill, a young Roman Catholic priest, in the popular AMC show Mad Men. He is also featured alongside Jane Fonda in the Moisés Kaufman's Broadway play 33 Variations.

In 2009 Hanks began work as director on a documentary about Tower Records.

Hanks was starring in Fox's canceled summer series The Good Guys, playing a young detective , alongside Bradley Whitford who plays an old school detective . 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 opposite Edward James Olmos, where he portrays an art historian who is involved in a murderous apocalyptic cult.

 personal life
On May 8, 2010, Colin married former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Olivia Jane Hanks, on February 1, 2011.

Hanks is an avid fan of the San Francisco Giants baseball team, and attended their World Series-clinching victory in Texas in November 2010. He is also a fan of the San Francisco 49ers football team and Sacramento Kings basketball team.

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