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Five Things About Colin Hanks, Son of Tom Hanks and New Dad!

Colin Hanks is a Dad!

Colin Hanks is a dad!  We reported the deets yesterday.

What do we know about actor Colin Hanks, son of A-lister Tom Hanks?

Colin Hanks was born as Colin Lewes Dillingham in Sacramento, California.  He’s the eldest son of Oscar-winning actor Tom Hanks and his first wife, the late producer and actress Samantha Lewes who died of bone cancer on March 13, 2002.

Colin’s name was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978. He has a sister, Elizabeth and two half-brothers, Chester Marlon Hanks and Truman Theodore Hanks (born 1995) from his father’s second marriage to actress Rita Wilson.

Hanks attended Sacramento Country Day School, Chapman University before transferring and graduating from Loyola Marymount University.

Hanks’s is best known for his role in the teen movie Orange County (2002), with Jack Black and John Lithgow. His best known television role was Alex Whitman, the love interest of Katherine Heigl in the science fiction series Roswell between 1999 and 2001. Hanks also appeared in part eight of HBO mini-series Band of Brothers.

On May 8, 2010, Hanks married former New York publicist Samantha Bryant. They welcomed their first child, a daughter named Olivia Jane Hanks on Feb. 1, 2011.

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