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Actor, Producer, Writer & Director; Known For "Forrest Gump"

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Tom Hanks is a legendary actor and filmmaker known for roles in films such as the iconic 1994 film Forrest Gump, 2013’s Captain Phillips and 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle with Meg Ryan.

Some of Hanks’ other notable performances include 1984’s Splash, 1988’s Big, 1992’s A League of their Own, 1995’s Apollo 13, 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks and 2016’s Sully. Hanks is also known for voicing the character of Sheriff Woody in the popular Disney-Pixar Toy Story children’s movies.

In 2014, Hanks received a Kennedy Center Honor and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Hanks has also received the prestigious French Legion of Honor. Hanks even has an asteroid, 12818 Tomhanks, named after him.

Hanks was born in Concord, California, and his parents separated when he was five years old. After that, Hanks was raised by his father, a traveling cook who eventually settled in Oakland, California, when Hanks was eight years old. Concerning his upbringing, Hanks has said “"Everybody in my family likes each other. But there were always about fifty people at the house. I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside of it."

Hanks attended Chabot College and studied theater, and then transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years. Although he did not end up graduating, Hanks took advantage of his college years by attending many plays, familiarizing himself with the work of great playwrights including Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams and Henrik Ibsen. During that time, Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, where he became an intern, learning about lighting, set design and stage management over the course of three years there.

Hanks’ son, Colin Hanks, followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming an actor as well. He is known for films such as King Kong and the Jumanji series.

Hanks has stated that he previously wanted to be an astronaut, and he is a supporter of NASA’s manned space program. He is also a member of the National Space Society.

Hanks is an outspoken Democrat, and he supports same-sex marriage, the development of alternative fuels and other environmental causes. He has donated to many Democratic politicians in the past, and he supported Obama’s presidential bid in 2008 and Hillary Clinton’s presidential run in 2016. Hanks also announced he has type 2 diabetes when late-night host David Letterman commented on his newly slim figure in October 2013.

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Tom Hanks

Actor, Producer, Writer & Director; Known For "Forrest Gump"

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Tom Hanks Biography

Tom Hanks is a legendary actor and filmmaker known for roles in films such as the iconic 1994 film Forrest Gump, 2013’s Captain Phillips and 1993’s Sleepless in Seattle with Meg Ryan.

Some of Hanks’ other notable performances include 1984’s Splash, 1988’s Big, 1992’s A League of their Own, 1995’s Apollo 13, 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks and 2016’s Sully. Hanks is also known for voicing the character of Sheriff Woody in the popular Disney-Pixar Toy Story children’s movies.

In 2014, Hanks received a Kennedy Center Honor and in 2016, he received a Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Barack Obama. Hanks has also received the prestigious French Legion of Honor. Hanks even has an asteroid, 12818 Tomhanks, named after him.

Hanks was born in Concord, California, and his parents separated when he was five years old. After that, Hanks was raised by his father, a traveling cook who eventually settled in Oakland, California, when Hanks was eight years old. Concerning his upbringing, Hanks has said “"Everybody in my family likes each other. But there were always about fifty people at the house. I didn't exactly feel like an outsider, but I was sort of outside of it."

Hanks attended Chabot College and studied theater, and then transferred to California State University, Sacramento after two years. Although he did not end up graduating, Hanks took advantage of his college years by attending many plays, familiarizing himself with the work of great playwrights including Bertolt Brecht, Tennessee Williams and Henrik Ibsen. During that time, Hanks met Vincent Dowling, head of the Great Lakes Theater Festival in Cleveland, Ohio, where he became an intern, learning about lighting, set design and stage management over the course of three years there.

Hanks’ son, Colin Hanks, followed in his father’s footsteps, becoming an actor as well. He is known for films such as King Kong and the Jumanji series.

Hanks has stated that he previously wanted to be an astronaut, and he is a supporter of NASA’s manned space program. He is also a member of the National Space Society.

Hanks is an outspoken Democrat, and he supports same-sex marriage, the development of alternative fuels and other environmental causes. He has donated to many Democratic politicians in the past, and he supported Obama’s presidential bid in 2008 and Hillary Clinton’s presidential run in 2016. Hanks also announced he has type 2 diabetes when late-night host David Letterman commented on his newly slim figure in October 2013.

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  • "YEEHAW!" Tom Hanks on becoming Woody and making you cry in Toy Story 4.
    Tom Hanks talks to BBC Radio 1's film critic Ali Plumb about playing Toy Story's iconic cowboy Woody over the past 25 years. He reveals how he took...
  • Tom Hanks responds to Pittsburgh shooting with his connection to the city
    When Tom Hanks was here with Gayle King to discuss his first collection of fiction, Uncommon Type, he reflected on his connection to Pittsburgh and...
  • Tom Hanks Addresses the Yale Class of 2011
    Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director, addresses the Yale College Class of 2011 during the traditional Class Day speech and...

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  • How to book Tom Hanks?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Tom Hanks for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment for over 15 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers. Fill out a booking request form for Tom Hanks, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Tom Hanks or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Tom Hanks?

    Booking fees for Tom Hanks, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies according to the circumstances, including the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. Speaker fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Tom Hanks, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Tom Hanks?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Tom Hanks for clients worldwide for more than 15 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Tom Hanks for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Tom Hanks or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Tom Hanks or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Tom Hanks is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics . The estimated speaking fee range to book Tom Hanks for your event is $200,000 and above. Tom Hanks generally travels from Los Angeles, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Matt Damon, Ellen DeGeneres, Barack Obama, Meryl Streep and Robert De Niro. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Tom Hanks for an upcoming event.

Tom Hanks Speaker Videos

  • "YEEHAW!" Tom Hanks on becoming Woody and making you cry in Toy Story 4.
    Tom Hanks talks to BBC Radio 1's film critic Ali Plumb about playing Toy Story's iconic cowboy Woody over the past 25 years. He reveals how he took the role, the weirdest lines he's had to say and...
    Tom Hanks responds to Pittsburgh shooting with his connection to the city
    When Tom Hanks was here with Gayle King to discuss his first collection of fiction, Uncommon Type, he reflected on his connection to Pittsburgh and Fred Rogers. Recorded on November 1, 2018 at the...
  • Tom Hanks Addresses the Yale Class of 2011
    Tom Hanks, Academy Award-winning actor, writer and director, addresses the Yale College Class of 2011 during the traditional Class Day speech and offers the graduates insight and encouragement.

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This website is a resource for event professionals and strives to provide the most comprehensive catalog of thought leaders and industry experts to consider for speaking engagements. A listing or profile on this website does not imply an agency affiliation or endorsement by the talent.

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