Tom Hanks

Tom Hanks – Biography, Movies, and Net Worth


Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker born July 9, 1956, he is known for both his dramatic and comedic roles. He is one of the most recognizable and popular film stars worldwide, he is also regarded as an American cultural icon. Tom Hanks film has grossed over $9.96 billion worldwide and $4.9 billion in North America.

Tom Hanks

Name: Thomas Jeffrey Hanks
Date of Birth: July 9, 1956
Age: 64 years
Place of Birth: Concord, California, U.S.
Citizenship: American Greek
Education: California State University, Chabot College
Occupation: Actor and filmmaker
Years active:1977–present
Works: Performances
Net worth: $350 million (Feb 2020)
Spouse(s): Samantha Lewes (m. 1978; div. 1987), Rita Wilson (m. 1988)
Children: 4
Relatives: Jim Hanks (brother), Larry Hanks (brother)


Early Life of Tom Hank

Tom Hanks was born in Concord, California, on July 9, 1956, too Janet Marylyn (a hospital worker) and Amos Mefford Hanks (an itinerant cook). His mother was a Portuguese descent, while his father had English ancestry. Tom’s parents divorced in 1960, and their three oldest children (Sandra, Larry, and Tom) went with their father, while the youngest (Jim) stayed with their mother.
Tom’s family religious history was Catholic and Mormon, but he characterized his teenage self as being a “Bible-toting evangelical” for some years. In 1965, His father married “Frances Wong”, a San Francisco native of Chinese. She had three children, two lived with Tom Hanks during his high school years.

Hanks studied theater at Chabot College in Hayward, California, and transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years. During a 2001 interview with sportscaster Bob Costas, Tom was asked if he would have an Oscar or a Heisman Trophy. He replied he would rather win a Heisman by playing halfback for the California Golden Bears.

During his years studying theater, Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio. At Dowling’s suggestion, Tom became an intern at the festival. Tom’s internship stretched into a three-year experience, which covered most aspects of theater production, including set design, lighting, and stage management, prompting Hanks to drop out of faculty. However, Hanks won the Cleveland Critics Circle Award for Best Actor for his 1978 performance as Proteus in Shakespeare’s the two gentlemen of Verona, one of the few times he played a villain. In 2010, Hanks was named one of the “Top 10 College Dropouts” by Time magazine.


Here is a list of Tom Hanks movies;

  • Cast Away
  • Philadelphia
  • Captain Phillips
  • A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood
  • Sleepless in Seattle
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • The Terminal
  • You’ve Got Mail
  • Big
  • Road to Perdition
  • Forrest Gump
  • Greyhound
  • A-League of Their Own
  • Bridge of Spies
  • Apollo 13
  • Larry Crowne
  • Sully: Miracle on the Hudson
  • That Thing You Do!
  • Charlie Wilson’s War
  • The Green Mile
  • Saving Mr. Bnks
  • Splash
  • The Money Pit
  • Turner & Hooch
  • Saving Private Ryan
  • The ‘Burbs
  • The Ladykillers
  • Angels & Demons
  • The Da Vinci Code
  • Joe versus the Volcano
  • Bachelor Party
  • Dragnet
  • Punchline
  • The Post
  • Nothing in Common
  • The Circle
  • The Bonfire of the Vanities
  • He knows you’re Alone
  • The Man with One Red Shoe
  • Cloud Atlas
  • The Great Buck Howard
  • The Polar Express
  • Inferno
  • A Hologram for the King
  • Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close
  • Toy Story
  • My Big Fat Greet Wedding
  • Volunteers
  • Toy Story 3
  • Where the Wild Things Are

Tom Hanks Salary

He Knows You’re Alone (1980)  – $800
Splash (1984) – $70,000
Big (1988)  – $1,750,000
Punchline (1988)  – $5,000,000
The ‘Burbs (1989)  – $3,500,000
The Bonfire of the Vanities (1990)  – $5,000,000
Forrest Gump (1994)  – $70,000,000 (gross and profit participations)
Toy Story (1995)  – $50,000
Saving Private Ryan (1998)  – $40,000,000 + (gross and profit participations)
You’ve Got Mail (1998)  – $20,000,000
Toy Story 2 (1999)  – $5,000,000
The Green Mile (1999)  – $20,000,000
Cast Away (2000)  – $20,000,000
The Da Vinci Code (2006)   – $18,000,000 + profit participation
Angels & Demons (2009)  – $50 000 000
Toy Story 3 (2010)  – $15,000,000

Tom Hanks Net Worth


As of 2020, Tom’s net worth is roughly $400 million.

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