Colin Lewes Hanks (born November 24, 1977) is an American actor.
Personal lifeHanks was born Colin Lewes Dillingham in Sacramento, California, the eldest son of Oscar-winning 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. He has a sister, Elizabeth (born 1982) and two half-brothers, Chester (born 1990) and Truman (born 1995) from his father's second marriage to actress Rita Wilson. Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School, Loyola Marymount University and Chapman University. Hanks dated Rachael Leigh Cook & Elizabeth Philipps between 1998 & 2005.
CareerHanks's best known film role may be in the successful teen movie Orange County (2002), with Jack Black and John Lithgow . His best known television role was as a main character (Alex Whitman) and love interest of Katherine Heigl in the science fiction television series Roswell between 1999 and 2001. Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The OC. He has appeared in the HBO series Band of Brothers. He most recently starred in the romantic comedy The House Bunny with Anna Faris. He played the role of Oliver, a charming manager of a nursing home, and the love interest of Shelly Darlington (Anna Faris).
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 further solidified his association with Black in Tenacious D in: The Pick of Destiny, in which he had a cameo as a drunken fraternity brother. Hanks is currently playing Father Gill in the popular AMC show Mad Men.
|1996||That Thing You Do!||male page|
|1999-2001||Roswell||Alexander Charles "Alex" Whitman||TV|
|2000||Whatever It Takes||Cosmo|
|2001||Get Over It||Felix Woods|
|Band of Brothers||Lieutenant Henry Jones||miniseries|
|2002||Orange County||Shaun Brumder|
|2006||Alone With Her||Doug|
|Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny||drunken fraternity brother|
|My Mom's New Boyfriend||Henry Durand|
|The Great Buck Howard||Troy Gabel|
|The House Bunny||Oliver|
|Barry Munday||Heavy Metal Greg|
Small Screen: Orange County; Comedy, Cert 12, 79 mins; Starring: Colin Hanks, Schuyler Fisk, Jack Black, Catherine O'Hara, John Lithgow, Lily Tomlin, Kevin Kline, Harold Ramis.(The Guide)
May 30, 2003; COLIN Hanks, the 24-year-old son of two-time Oscar winner Tom, headlines Jake Kasdan's sweet yet slight comedy. It's a...