Tom Hanks is an American actor and (filmmaker) that was born on July 9th, 1956 in Concord, California. Hank’s father Amos Mefford Hanks has a distant relation to President Abraham Lincoln. His mother, Janet Marylyn Frager is Portugese-American. Hanks’ parents divorced in 1960 but...Read more eventually got remarried. Hanks participated in plays while at high school. After graduating from high school, he initially studied theater at Chabot College before transferring to California State University, Sacramento. Eventually, Hanks would move to New York. His cinema debut was in a low-budget (horror film) titled “He Knows You’re Alone”. As time progressed, Hanks' acting career blossomed, making him a household name today. He is perhaps best known for his roles in “Forrest Gump”, “Saving Private Ryan” and “Cast Away”. Hanks won two consecutive Best Actor Academy Awards in 1993 and 1994 for his roles in “Philadelphia” and “Forrest Gump”. His son, Colin Hanks, is also an actor.