Everything You Need to Know about Truman Hanks

A Man Called Otto (2022) features Tom Hanks and Truman Hanks. The iconic nice guy actor Tom Hanks participated in the comedic movie with his two and played the same role. The young Otto, a cantankerous titular character is played by Truman Hanks, while the adult version of the character is played by his father Tom Hanks. 

Truman made his acting debut with the premiere of this movie with his two-time Academy Award winner father. Before Truman, 27, his older brother Chet, 32, made his debut before him in a family comedy film ‘Bratz’ (2007). Bratz raked up to $26 million worldwide. 

Who’s Truman Hanks?

Truman Theodor Hanks is the youngest of the Hanks family. Truman was born on December 26, 1995, and doesn’t have any social media presence. Truman was born to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Unlike his siblings, he hasn’t started his career as an actor and spent most of his time behind the camera keeping a low profile. 

In Black Widow, West Side Story, and Charlie’s Angels, he has worked as a cinematographer and production assistant. But his career transformed in the movie, A Man Called Otto. Marc Foster gave the idea of featuring Truman as the young version of Otto due to the striking resemblance of features between the son and the father. 

Therefore, Tom took the advice of the director Marc Foster and thought whether Truman could pull off the huge task or not. Tom didn’t know whether it was a new opportunity or pressure work for him. 

Before taking part in this comedy film, Truman Hanks appeared in Toms’s movie News of the World’ and attended the premiere of ‘Asteroid City’ at Cannes. The youngest Hanks attended the premiere with his parents as he had a small role in the film as do Tom and Wilson. 

In 2023, Tom Hanks released two short stories adapting Roald Dahl’s stories, Truman also appeared in them. 

Truman Hanks Siblings 

Tom Hanks is one of the most recognized figures in the Hollywood industry with his serious and comical roles in the movies. Tom married Samantha Lewes and had two children with her; Elizabeth Hanks and Colin. In 1987, Samantha Lewes and Tom got divorced. Whereas, in 2002, she died. 

In 1988, Tom got remarried to an actor and singer Rita Wilson. With Rita Wilson, he has two sons; Chester ‘Chet’ Hanks and Truman Hanks. 

Here is a quick summary of Tom Hanks’s kids and Truman Hanks siblings;

Colin Hanks 

Colin Hanks 

Colin Hanks is the oldest and the most popular one in the family, after his parents. Colin was born on December 24, 1977. Both parents of Colin are actors — his mother Samantha Lewes has played numerous roles in films, including Orange County, The House Bunny, Jumanji Series, and King Kong. 

In 1999, Colin made his breakthrough by featuring in the Roswell TV series. Additionally, he was nominated for a Golden Globe and Emmy Awards for his role in Fargo as Officer Gus Grimly (2014). In 2010, he got married to Samantha Bryant and had two children. 

Colin played roles recently in The Friend of the Family, The Offer, and Impeachment: American Crime Story. 

Elizabeth Hanks

Elizabeth Hanks

Truman has only one sister, Elizabeth Hanks. Tom’s second child was born on May 17, 1982. Elizabeth is a writer and is working on a book. Her writings have appeared in The Guardian, The New York Times, and Time.

Elizabeth has played numerous small roles in School Bus Girl, and Forrest Gump in 1994. In 1996, she is credited for a role in Bored Girl in a Dress Shop and That Thing You Do! That Thing You Do! was directed by her father Tom and Colin also had a small role in the film.

Chet Hanks

Chet Hanks

Chet is known for being the black sheep of his family. Chet was born on August 4, 1990, to Tom and Rita Wilson. The second son of Tom is an actor and rapper. Chet appeared in numerous  TV shows including Shameless, Empire, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Ziwe, and Atlanta.  

In 2022, he appeared as a guest on the Showtime series “Ziwe.” Later in September, the production team of “The Surreal Life”  announced that Chester would be part of their upcoming season. Chet also has a daughter, Michaiah. Michaiah was born in 2016.

Recently, Chet used the names Chet Hanx and Chet Haze to reform his identity and reputation in the industry. It is suspected that Chet is having tension with his father, Tom. They have a strained relationship as Chester feels that the toxicity he received from the netizens is because of the popularity of his dad and it feels weird to him. 

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