Younger brother of Tom Hanks and was a successful voiceover artist, voicing Geoffrey, the Toys 'R Us giraffe.
He auditioned for his first role, on Buford's Beach Bunnies, using a pesudonym, to avoid being cast based on his brother's fame.
Due to his resemblance to brother Tom, he appeared as his running double in Forrest Gump, and confused Tom's fans with his appearance in a Volvo commercial.
He had on child with his wife, Karen Hanks.
He played CPO Kyle Anderson in two episode of the drama series JAG, starring David James Elliott.