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Overview (2)

Born in Shasta County, California, USA
Birth NameJames Mathew Hanks

Mini Bio (1)

Jim Hanks was born on June 15, 1961 in Shasta County, California, USA as James Mathew Hanks. He is an actor and cinematographer, known for Blood Type (1999), Abnormal Attraction (2018) and Forrest Gump (1994). He has been married to Karen Praxel since May 25, 1986. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Karen Praxel (25 May 1986 - present) ( 1 child)

Trivia (9)

Younger brother of Tom Hanks.
Because of his resemblance to his more famous brother, Jim Hanks's appearance in a Volvo TV commercial had some fans of Tom Hanks wondering if Tom had fallen on hard financial times.
Jim and his wife, Karen Hanks, have one son and live in Venice, California.
Was his brother Tom's running double in Forrest Gump (1994).
Uncle of Colin Hanks, Chet Hanks, Truman Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks.
Appeared with his family on Family Feud (1988) in the late 80s.
Brother-in-law of actress Rita Wilson. Former brother-in-law of Samantha Lewes.
Provided the voice for the tie-in "Woody" action figures from Toy Story (1995) voiced in the movie by older brother Tom Hanks.
Shares his birthday with actor Jim Varney who was his brother Tom Hanks' co star in Toy Story and Toy Story 2.

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