Ever since Tom Hanks came bouncing onto our TV screens on Bosom Buddies, he has been one of the world’s most beloved actors. The California native just has an undeniable charm and likability factor to go with all of his impressive talent.
I know I count myself among the many Tom Hanks fans. In fact, I once spent an entire month watching his 1996 writer-director debut That Thing You Do! every single day — and I’m talking the director’s edition, not the cut-down theater version!
That said, I can’t believe how much I never knew about his life behind the scenes. For instance, I had no clue Tom Hanks had any health issues so recently, or that his ancestors include one of our most legendary presidents from the past.
Take a look below at our Tom Hanks biography to learn even more about his life and career in the entertainment industry.
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