Legendary actor who won back-to-back Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Philadelphia in 1993 and Forrest Gump in 1994. He has starred in many other classics, including Cast Away, The Green Mile, Saving Private Ryan, and Apollo 13. In 2019, he was cast as Mr. Rodgers in the documentary A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.
He interned at the Great Lakes Theater Festival, where he learned about theater production, lighting, and stage management.
He voiced the lead character Woody in the Pixar animated film series Toy Story.