Birthday: November 24
Colin Hanks has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. His natural talent and raw energy have secured him a place as one of Hollywood’s young leading men.
Last year, Hanks co-starred in “Elvis and Nixon,” which was based on the true story of the meeting at the White House between Elvis Presley and President Nixon. Additional feature film credits include “Parkland,” “No Stranger Than Love,” “The Guilt Trip,” “W,” “Lucky,” “The House Bunny,” “Untraceable,” “The Great Buck Howard,” “King Kong,” “Orange County,” “Get Over It,” “Alone With Her,” “Standing Still,” “Rx,” “11:14” and “Whatever It Takes.”
In 2014 Hanks was nominated for an Emmy Award and the Critics’ Choice Award for his role as Gus Grimly on the critically acclaimed television miniseries “Fargo.” Prior to that, he shocked audiences as Travis Marshall, the Doomsday Killer, on season six of “Dexter.” Additional television credits include NCIS, on the Network, “The Good Guys,” “Mad Men,” “Roswell” and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 10-part miniseries “Band of Brothers.” Hanks has also appeared in the popular web series “Burning Love,” a parody of reality dating shows created by Erica Oyama and Ken Marino and co-produced by Ben Stiller.
Recently, Hanks directed “The Amazing Adventures of Wally and the Worm,” an animated short film about Wally Blasé, an intern trainer for the Chicago Bulls who was sent to oversee the rehab assignment of superstar Dennis Rodman. The film debuted at the 2017 Tribeca Film Festival. Hanks’ second full length documentary film, “Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends),” premiered earlier this year to rave reviews. The film follows Eagles of Death Metal, the band who was performing during the Paris terror attacks in 2015 at the Bataclan, and their experiences both leading up to and following that tragic night. Hanks made his directorial debut in 2015 with the documentary “All Things Must Pass,” based on the rise and fall of Tower Records, which premiered at that year’s South by Southwest Film Festival.
On the stage, Hanks starred opposite Jane Fonda in the Broadway production of “33 Variations,” and in 2002 he appeared, to critical acclaim, in “This Is Our Youth,” at the Garrick Theater in London’s West End.
Hanks is an avid sports fan, and his favorite hockey team is the Los Angeles Kings. Follow him on Twitter @colinhanks and on Instagram @colinhanks.