Back to Cast
Greg Short
Colin Hanks
Biography

Greg in Life In Pieces 

Colin Hanks has quickly become one of Hollywood’s most sought-after actors. His natural talent and raw energy have secured him a place as one of Hollywood’s young leading men.

Most recently, Hanks appeared in “Parkland,” a recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas' Parkland Hospital on the day United States President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. Additional feature film credits include “The Guilt Trip,” “W,” “Lucky,” “The House Bunny,” “Untraceable,” “The Great Buck Howard,” “ King Kong,” “Orange County,” “Get Over It,” “Alone With Her,” “Standing Still,” “Rx,” “11:14” and “Whatever It Takes.” Recently, he finished shooting “Elvis and Nixon,” a recreation of the meeting at the White House between Elvis Presley and President Nixon, starring Kevin Spacey and Michael Shannon.

In 2014, Hanks was nominated for an Emmy Award for his role as Gus Grimly on the critically acclaimed television series “Fargo.” Also, he shocked audiences as Travis Marshall, the Doomsday Killer, on season six of “Dexter.” Additional television credits include “The Good Guys,” “Mad Men” and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 10-part miniseries, “Band of Brothers.”

Hanks has appeared in the popular web series “Burning Love,” a parody of reality dating shows created by Erica Oyama and Ken Marino, and co-produced by Ben Stiller.

Hanks’ stage credits include the Broadway production of “33 Variations,” starring opposite Jane Fonda, and “This Is Our Youth.”

He made his directorial debut with the film documentary “All Things Must Pass,” based on the rise and fall of Tower Records, which premiered to substantial enthusiasm at SXSW.

Hanks is an avid sports fan and his favorite hockey team is the Los Angeles Kings. He lives in Los Angeles and his birthday is Nov. 24. Follow him on Twitter and Instagram at @colinhanks.