- November 24, 1977 (age 43)
- Samantha Bryant
- Tom Hanks, Samantha Lewes
Colin Hanks (born Colin Lewes Dillingham; November 24, 1977) is an American actor. Hanks is best known for starring in the 2002 film Orange County, as well as television roles including Alex Whitman in Roswell, Henry Jones in Band of Brothers and Travis Marshall in Dexter. He is the eldest son of actor Tom Hanks.
Hanks was born in Sacramento, California, the oldest son of actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, the late producer and actress Samantha Lewes (née Dillingham), who died of bone cancer on March 12, 2002. His name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a sister, Elizabeth (born 1982), and two younger paternal half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks (born 1990) and Truman Theodore Hanks (born 1995), from his father's second marriage, to actress Rita Wilson. Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School, and then Chapman University, before transferring to and graduating from Loyola Marymount University.
In 1999, Hanks won the role of Alex Whitman in the science fiction series Roswell, where he appeared for the first two seasons (making a brief appearance in the third). During that time, he acted in the 2000 teen comedy Whatever It Takes with Shane West and Aaron Paul. Hanks also made an appearance in an episode of The OC. He appeared in part eight of HBO mini-series Band of Brothers as Lt. Henry Jones.
On May 8, 2010, Hanks married former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. They have a daughter, Olivia Jane Hanks (b. 2011).