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Colin Hanks

Colin Hanks
Colin Hanks SXSW 2015.jpg
Hanks in 2015
Born Colin Lewes Dillingham
(1977-11-24) November 24, 1977 (age 39)
Sacramento, California, U.S.
Occupation Actor, documentary film-maker
Years active 1996–present
Spouse(s) Samantha Bryant (m. 2010)
Children 2
Parent(s) Tom Hanks
Samantha Lewes

Colin Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham; November 24, 1977) is an American actor and documentary film-maker. He is known for starring as characters in films such as Shaun Brumder in Orange County, Preston in King Kong, Oliver in The House Bunny, Troy Gable in The Great Buck Howard, and Greg Short in the 2015 CBS TV series Life in Pieces. His other television roles including Alex Whitman in Roswell, Henry Jones in Band of Brothers, Travis Marshall in Dexter, officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, and Jack Bailey in the 2010 Fox TV series The Good Guys. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks. In the Talking Tom and Friends animated series, he voices Talking Tom.

Hanks was born and raised in Sacramento, California, the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, producer and actress (Susan Dillingham, known professionally as) Samantha Lewes, who died of bone cancer on March 12, 2002. His paternal grandmother was of Portuguese descent, while his maternal grandfather's mother is of Austrian Jewish and Polish Jewish descent. His other ancestry is English, Scottish, Irish, and German. His surname was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a younger 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 Loyola Marymount University. He left without earning a degree.


Year Title Role Notes
1996 That Thing You Do! Male Page
2000 Whatever It Takes Paul Newby
2001 Get Over It Felix Woods
2002 Orange County Shaun Brumder
2003 11:14 Mark
2004 Standing Still Quentin
2005 King Kong Preston
2005 RX Jonny Also co-producer
2006 Alone with Her Doug
2006 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Drunken fraternity brother
2007 Careless Wiley Roth
2008 Untraceable Griffin Dowd
2008 My Mom's New Boyfriend Henry Durand a.k.a. My Spy
2008 The Great Buck Howard Troy Gable
2008 The House Bunny Oliver
2008 W. David Frum
2009 Barry Munday Heavy Metal Greg
2010 High School Brandon Ellis
2011 Lucky Ben Keller
2012 The Guilt Trip Rob
2013 Parkland Dr. Malcolm Perry
2013 Super Buddies Megasis/Captain Canine
2015 No Stranger Than Love Clint Coburn
2015 All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records Director; documentary
2015 Vacation Jake
2016 Elvis & Nixon Egil Krogh
2017 Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amios (Our Friends) Director; documentary
2017 Band Aid Uber Douche
Year Title Role Notes
1999–2001 Roswell Alexander Charles "Alex" Whitman Main role in seasons 1 & 2 (33 episodes)
2001 Band of Brothers Lieutenant Henry Jones 2 episodes
2004 The O.C. Grady Episode: "The L.A."
2005, 2008 Numb3rs Marshall Penfield 2 episodes
2008 Mad Men Father John Gill 3 episodes
2010 The Good Guys Jack Bailey Lead role (20 episodes)
2011 Dexter Travis Marshall Recurring role; 12 episodes
2011 Robot Chicken Sam Witwicky / Vanity Smurf (voices) Episode: "Terms of Endaredevil"
2012 Happy Endings Himself Episode: "Cocktails & Dreams"
2012 Comedy Bang! Bang! Movie Cop Episode: "Paul Rudd Wears a Red Lumberjack Flannel Shirt"
2013, 2015 PAW Patrol Luke (voice) 39 episodes
2013 Burning Love Allison Recurring role; 8 episodes
2013 NCIS Richard Parsons 3 episodes
2013 Key and Peele Director Episode: "The Power of Wings"
2013 Ghost Ghirls Tom Wellington/Bloody Bat Episode: "Field of Screams"
2014 Bad Teacher Coach Donnie 3 episodes
2014, 2015 Fargo Officer Gus Grimly Main role (season 1), 10 episodes
Guest role (season 2), episode: "Palindrome"
2014–present Talking Tom and Friends Talking Tom Voice role
2015 Mom Andy Episode: "Godzilla and a Sprig of Mint"
2015 Comedy Bang! Bang! Himself Episode: "Colin Hanks Wears a Denim Button Down and Black Sneakers"
2015 What Lives Inside Taylor Delaney 4 episodes
2015–2016 Drunk History Gordon Cooper / Ernest Thompson Seton / Steve Dahl 3 episodes
2015–present Life in Pieces Greg Short Main role
Year Association Category Work Result
2002 MTV Movie Awards Best Male Breakthrough Performance Orange County Nominated
2011 Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series Dexter Nominated
2014 Critics' Choice Television Awards Best Supporting Actor in a Movie/Miniseries Fargo Nominated
2014 Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film Nominated
2014 Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Nominated
2016 Satellite Awards Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy Life in Pieces Nominated

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