Caption: Tom Hanks, Sydney Urshan, Gary Velasco and Dan Aykroyd on set of Dragnet (1987)
Producer, Actor, Soundtrack
Born: July 9, 1956
Star sign: Cancer
Height: 6' (1.83 m)
Known for: The Da Vinci Code (2006), Forrest Gump (1994), Saving Private Ryan (1998), The Green Mile (1999)
Thomas Jeffrey Hanks was born in Concord, California, to Janet Marylyn (Frager), a hospital worker, and Amos Mefford Hanks, an itinerant cook. His father had English, and some German, ancestry, while his mother's family, originally surnamed "Fraga", was entirely Portuguese. Tom grew up in what he has called a "fractured" family. He moved around a ...