The son of the great Tom Hanks, he's notable for playing the role of Alex Whitman in the hit TV series, Roswell and as Jack Bailey in the series The Good Guys. He has also played prominent roles in such films as Orange County, King Kong and The House Bunny.
He attended Chapman University while his actor father was on set there and had his friends act as extras.
He appears alongside Michael C. Hall in the sixth season of Showtime's Dexter.
He married Samantha Bryant in 2010, and the couple had their first daughter in 2011 and second daughter in 2013.