Colin Lewes Hanks, the doppelganger son of Tom Hanks and Susan Dillingham (his stepmother is actress Rita Wilson) celebrates his 40th birthday on November 24, 2017. Though a child when his father’s acting career kicked into high gear, Colin Hanks is a successful actor in his own right. He is one child of celebrity parents who isn’t riding along on their coattails. Starring in the hit CBS series Life in Pieces that is currently in its third season, Colin Hanks has an impressive filmography and has moved into directing and producing. He has recently directed Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) that is now airing on HBO.
Though he grew up in Hollywood, Colin Hanks didn’t start his career as a child actor. He was a set production assistant in 1995 for the movie Apollo 13 and landed his first role in 1996. He played a male page in the movie That Thing You Do.
Hanks has delivered stand out performances in a number of films and television series such as Roswell, The Good Guys, Dexter, King Kong, Orange County, and Fargo.
Hanks and the series Life in Pieces have been receiving critical acclaim. Additionally, Colin Hanks is the voice of Tom in Talking Tom and Friends.
— Life In Pieces (@LifeInPiecesCBS) October 21, 2017
Hanks directed the documentary Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) that tells the story of the November 13, 2015, terrorist attack in Paris, France. The band was performing at the Bataclan Theater when ISIL terrorists conducted a series of attacks throughout Paris, before unleashing their bloody war on the theater.
On November 13, 2015, 130 people were killed. Eighty-nine were killed in the Bataclan theater. Four-hundred and thirteen people were wounded, making it the deadliest attack in Paris since the second world war.
Hanks documentary follows the Eagles of Death Metal as they discussed the horrific events and the aftermath. The band returned to Paris in February of 2016. HBO described Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends) as follows.
“Jesse Hughes and Josh Homme’s close friendship, coupled with a profound sense of responsibility to help the Bataclan survivors cope with their physical and emotional wounds, inspired the band to return to Paris, first to perform with U2 at a rescheduled concert three weeks after the attacks, and later, to finish its own Paris show at the Olympia concert hall. It became clear to Hughes and the rest of the band that they must come back to Paris, not just for their own state of mind, but for “Nos Amis” — their fans and fellow Bataclan survivors.”
— Darrin Roberts (@Darrin_Roberts) February 3, 2017
Are you a Colin Hanks fan? Do you watch Life in Pieces? Did you see Eagles of Death Metal: Nos Amis (Our Friends)?