Truman Theodore Hanks: Biography of Tom Hanks Son


Truman Theodore Hanks is the youngest among the Hanks tree. He is the child of Tom Hanks and his second wife Rita Wilson. The duo is blessed to have two sons Chet Hanks who made his Hollywood debut with Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull. And, the other is the 23-year-old Truman who isn’t linked up with the film world yet.

Most of the times, it’s the father Hanks who is in the midst of the media drama. With his performances in movies like Forrest Grump, Catch me if you can, Splash, and many more, Hanks has been luring the fans to the theatre for almost four decades. Undoubtedly, the 62-year-old veteran has achieved the silver lining in the showbiz.

And as it has always been with celebrity, Hanks sons too have joined the marathon of the entertainment industry. Especially his eldest one, Colin has earned a name for himself with dramatic performances in King Kong and Orange County.

But what about Truman? The youngest one has always been away from the spotlight. But star kid has his own tale.

Early Lifestyle


Born on December 26, 1995, in Los Angeles, California, the United States of America, Truman is backed by a Star Horsepower that can embark on him as the next celebrity. The 23-year-old kid belongs to a mixed ethnic background i.e. English, German, Portuguese from his star father, Tom, and Bulgarian, Greek from gorgeous mother, Rita.

Talking about his educational background, he completed his high school in 2014 from The Thacher School. And now he is studying at Stanford University under the Mathematics department.

Truman is supposed to be a huge fan of Los Angeles Kings as he was spotted cheering the Kings with his father Tom Hanks. He was also wearing the Los Angeles Kings Jersey which means he is more than just a casual fan.

Career Goals

During his high school days, he joined Activision as Intern where he designed a special-edition Skylanders figurine. Later, he joined the production assistant intern group of Bad Robot where he used skills like Letterpress, photography, and Adobe Illustrator for his work duties.

Truman’s Parents: Rita and Tom Hanks


Truman is the second son of the Hollywood Legends Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson. The veteran actor has been in the industry for almost four decades having started in 1979. The decorated star has a huge power-packed list of movies in his career. Whether it’s his iconic role as Forest Gump in the Forest Gump movie or playing a chase duet with Leonardo in Catch Me if You Can, Hanks has never let us down with his performances.

Hanks’ wife Rita, on the other hand, is a retired actress who is best known for her roles in Sleepless in Seattle and Runaway Bride.

Truman Theodore Hanks Siblings: Chet, Colin and Elizabeth

Truman has three siblings, Chet, Colin, and Elizabeth. Chet is the first child of Tom and Rita. Chet Hanks doesn’t have a healthy career like his father or brother. This has more to do with his drug abuse rather than lack of acting talent.


However, the star kid has been able to pull off few decent roles in movies like Project X, Larry Crowne, and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

Before Rita, he was married to Samantha Lewes with whom he has two kids, Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Ann Hanks.

Colin is a competent actor who has starred in 2010’s hit TV series The Good Guy. However, his notable performance comes from his role as Shawn Brumder in 2002 blockbuster, The Orange County. Just like his father, Colin too has adapted to film industry and is seeking new directions with filmmaking. In 2015, he released his first documentary, All Things Must Pass: The Rise and Fall of Tower Records which received mix reviews.

Truman’s only sister Elizabeth, however, has selected the path of editor as her career. She has contributed to many editorials including Huffington Post. Although she has no connection with film line, he did get a small role alongside his father in “Forest Gump.”

Being the youngest of the Hanks bloodline, Truman does get all the love from his parents and siblings. Colin and Elizabeth are often seen together with Truman and Chet spending quality time.