Colin Hanks is American actor who is known for his work in the movie Orange County. His full name is Colin Lewis Dillingham. Colin was born on 24th November 1977 in Sacramento, California. He is also known for his performance in the 2010 American Fox Television series named The Good Guys. His father, is an American actor, and his mother, Samantha Lewis Tom’s first wife, was a producer and an actress. His mother died of cancer on March 12, 2002. Hanks completed his high school education at Sacramento Country Day School and then he attended Chapman University. He later got transferred to Loyola Marymount University. He dropped out of the University without getting a degree. Hanks first appeared on the TV screen in the year 1996. He played the role of Male Page in TV series That Thing You Do.
In 1999, he was offered to work in the science fiction series named Roswell where he played the role of Alex Whitman for the first two seasons. He received a lot of recognition and was appraised for his work in the series. During that the time, he also appeared in some other television shows like Whatever it Takes, Get Over It and many more. Hand did a special appearance in the eighth episode of HBO mini-series called Band of Brothers. He played the role of Lt.
in the show. He also appeared in one episode of The OC in 2002; he got his first break to work as an actor in movies. He played the role of Shaun Brumder in the movie Orange County, alongside Schuyler Fisk and
. The movie was based on a student who gets into Stanford University after his counselor mistakenly sends the wrong transcripts to the University.
Hanks also did a cameo in the remake of the movie
. In 2006, Hanks appeared in the movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny where he played the role of a drunken fraternity brother. He also played the role of Oliver in the romantic comedy named
The House Bunny
. He also appeared in The Great Buck Howard, produced by his father. He played a Roman Catholic priest, Father Gill in Mad Men season 2. Hanks made his Broadway debut in the year 2009. He appeared in the play 33 Variations. Hanks started his career as a director in 2009. He directed the movie All Things Must Pass. The movie was a documentary about Tower Records. Hanks starred in The Good Guys, a Fox TV series in 2010. One of his most notable works was his portrayal of Officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, an FX television series. He even received a Primetime Emmy Award and Critics Choice Awards for his performance. Hanks married Samantha Bryant, a
publicist in 2010. The have two daughters.