Tom Hanks

Biography: Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a 'fractured' family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism, just a confused childhood. He had no acting experience in college, and in fact credits the fact that he couldn't get cast in a college play with actually starting his career - he went downtown, auditioned for a community theater play, was invited by the director of that play to go to Cleveland, and there his acting career started. He met his second wife, actress Rita Wilson on the set of the movie Volunteers (1985) - they have two children and Tom has another son and daughter by his first wife. In 1996 he made his first step behind the camera, directing as well as starring and writing the film That Thing You Do! (1996).

Tom Hanks' Scores

Average career score: 68
Highest Metascore: 86 Band of Brothers: Season 1
Lowest Metascore: 34 A League of Their Own (1993) : Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 9
  2. Negative: 1 out of 9
9 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Jimmy Kimmel Live: Season 11 Jan 7, 2013 Guest 8.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 38 Sep 15, 2012 Himself 7.4
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 37 Sep 24, 2011 Himself 5.3
85 Big Love: Season 5 Jan 16, 2011 Executive Producer 6.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 36 Sep 25, 2010 Himself 5.1
86 The Pacific: Season 1 Mar 14, 2010 Narrator / Executive Producer 7.6
68 Big Love: Season 4 Jan 10, 2010 Executive Producer 7.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 17 Aug 31, 2009 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 34 Sep 13, 2008 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 16 Sep 2, 2008 Guest (Cameo) tbd
78 John Adams: Season 1 Mar 16, 2008 Executive Producer 8.5
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 15 Sep 4, 2007 Guest tbd
71 Big Love: Season 2 Jun 11, 2007 Executive Producer 8.4
72 Big Love: Season 1 Mar 12, 2006 Executive Producer 7.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 4.8
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 14 Jun 6, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 30 Oct 2, 2004 Various tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest 10
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 13 Jun 7, 2004 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
40 My Big Fat Greek Life: Season 1 Feb 24, 2003 Producer tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest 8.0
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 11 Jun 3, 2002 Guest tbd
86 Band of Brothers: Season 1 Sep 9, 2001 Writer / Director 9.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 26 Oct 7, 2000 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 9 Aug 1, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 25 Sep 26, 1999 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest (Cameo) tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest (Cameo) tbd
tbd From the Earth to the Moon: Season 1 Apr 5, 1998 Writer / Director 6.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 22 Sep 28, 1996 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 21 Sep 30, 1995 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 3 Nov 28, 1994 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest 10
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.3
34 A League of Their Own (1993) : Season 1 Apr 10, 1993 Director tbd
tbd Tales from the Crypt: Season 4 Jun 27, 1992 Director 9.0
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 1 May 25, 1992 Guest 4.5
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 17 Sep 28, 1991 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 16 Sep 29, 1990 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 15 Sep 24, 1989 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 14 Oct 8, 1988 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 13 Oct 17, 1987 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 11 Nov 9, 1985 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 10 Oct 6, 1984 Himself 10
tbd Bosom Buddies: Season 2 Oct 8, 1981 Kip "Buffy" Wilson tbd
tbd Bosom Buddies: Season 1 Nov 27, 1980 Kip "Buffy" Wilson tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 1 Oct 11, 1975 Various / Mr. Short-Term Memory 8.0
tbd The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Season 10 May 25, 1992 Guest tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 22 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 5.0

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