Who is Truman Hanks?
Truman Theodore Hanks is a film producer, born to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. Truman has a blended ethnicity. He got the English, German, and Portuguese race from his father’s side. Whereas, he has the Bulgarian and Greek race from his mother.
Truman is an English name that means “loyal one.” The name was given to a family member who was faithful and trustworthy.
Truman is trying to make a name for himself by choosing a different career than his entire family.
|Full name||Truman Theodore Hanks|
|December 26, 1995|
|Age||26 years old|
|Birthday||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Ethnicity||From his father: English, German, and Portuguese|
From mother: Bulgarian and Greek
|Traits||Positive: ambitious, loyal, and disciplined|
Negative: dubious, pessimistic, and demanding
|Parents||Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson|
|Grandparents||Janet Marylyn Frager and Amos Mefford Hanks|
Allan Wilson and Dorothy Wilson
|Siblings||Chester Marlon Hanks ‘Chet’|
|Half-siblings||Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks|
|Education||Bachelors in Mathematics from Stanford University |
Private homeschooling from The Thacher School
|Profession||Cinematographer and Production Assistant, Graphic designer|
1. Truman is the youngest child of Tom Hanks
Truman is the youngest child born to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson. He was born on December 26, 1995, the same year Tom won two Oscars.
2. Truman has one sibling
Truman only has one brother named Chester “Chet” Marlon Hanks. He is an actor who is recognized for his roles in Empire and Shameless.
He also has two half-siblings, Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks.
3. Truman Hanks is not an actor
Truman is in the Hollywood business, but he is not an actor. Instead, he works as a production assistant and a cinematographer.
4. Truman Hanks’ mother had breast cancer.
Truman’s mother, Rita Wilson, was diagnosed with breast cancer in early 2015. The whole family, including Truman, had to remain strong for his mother and each other.
5. Truman has worked in ‘Black Widow’
He has worked in many renowned movies such as The Cloverfield Paradox’ and ‘Charlie’s Angels.’ His recent films are ‘Black Widow’ and ‘Cash Truck.’
early life and family
Truman Theodore Hanks was born to Tom Hanks and Rita Wilson on December 26, 1995, in Los Angeles, California. He is the fourth son of Tom Hanks and the second son of Rita Wilson.
Truman’s parents, Tom and Rita, met in the early 1980s in the set of ABC’s sitcom ‘Bosom Buddies.’ Then, Rita was starring in an episode of that show.
Rita and Tom also co-starred in the film, ‘Volunteers.’ That was when Tom accepted that both of them had felt an immediate spark between them.
But well, Tom was still married to his first wife, Samantha Lewes. However, he felt that he was too young at the time he got married and had kids with her. Tom and Samantha’s marriage was on the verge of breaking.
Tom and Samantha got divorced in 1987. Following the divorce, Rita and Tom tied the knot on April 30, 1988. Before the marriage, Tom even converted to her faith.
The best thing about their marriage’s timing was that they were successful actors by then. They had already established their name in their field of career.
Truman was born the same year his father won two Oscars. By this, we can know that he was born in a rich and famous family in Hollywood.
Amidst this, his parents kept Truman away from the public eye as much as possible. The only time the media saw him was when he went to watch a sports game with his father. It meant that he also had a solid bond with his father throughout his childhood.
Even as a celebrity child, Truman had a very normal childhood.
Chet and Truman Hanks
Truman has one sibling named Chester Marlon Hanks, who goes by the name “Chet.” Chet was born five years before Truman.
Chet is an American actor and musician by profession. He is renowned for his roles in ‘Empire’ and ‘Shameless’.
He is also known to stir up many controversies time and again, which we have covered below.
Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks
Truman also has two step-siblings from his father: Colin Hanks and Elizabeth Hanks.
Truman and Colin have 18 years age difference. But, their bond is as strong as blood-related siblings. Colin and Elizabeth lost their mother in her battle against cancer.
Truman Hanks education
Truman being the son of mega Hollywood stars, attended the best educational institution. He went to a private boarding school named The Thacher School in Ojai Valley. Truman graduated from high school in 2014.
In his secondary school, he worked as an intern at Activision, a video game publishing company. After that, he attended Stanford University and majored in mathematics.
interest and hobbies
Truman has a keen interest in sports. We are not sure if he plays any of them but what we do know is that he loves watching hockey and basketball games.
He used to attend ice hockey games with his family from an early age and is a big fan of the ‘Los Angeles Kings.’ You can also see Truman Hanks supporting the basketball team, ‘Los Angeles Lakers,’ a lot.
So if you want to meet him, book a seat at any of the games. You may have a big chance of meeting junior Hanks.
Truman Hanks personal life
He has not made any public appearance with a girl nor has confirmed any dating rumors so far. He might be dating someone and keeping his personal life under wraps.
Being the son of Hollywood’s most committed couple, we hope Truman is also a keeper. We hope he will have a love story more remarkable than his parents’.
Unlike Truman siblings, he did not follow his parent’s footsteps in the acting field. But, we cannot say that he is not interested in having a career in Hollywood.
In his early years, he joined Bad Robot Productions as a production assistant. In this company, he sharpened his skills in Letterpress, Adobe Photoshop, and etc.
Truman was a production assistant for movies ‘The Cloverfield Paradox,’ ‘Charlie’s Angels.’
Truman is also in the camera and electrical department of many recent movies. Some of them are ‘Black Widow’ (2020) and ‘Cash Truck’ (2021). He was also the cinematographer for a short film called ‘The Ice Queen Society.’
Well, the Hanks genes have a knack for talent. And, they are contributing a lot to the entertainment industry.
|Films and Years||Department|
|Cash Truck (2021)||Digital Utility|
|News of the World (2020)||Camera Utility|
|West Side Story (2020)
Black Widow (2020)
|Director of Photography Assistant
|Babylon Berlin Series (2019-2020)||Camera Trainee|
|Charlie’s Angels (2019)||Production Assistant|
|The Ice Queen Society (2019)||Cinematographer|
|The Cloverfield Paradox (2018)||Production Assistant|
Truman Hanks struggles
Everyone has their version of struggles. So, we cannot say that Truman being the son of American entertainers, did not have to face any difficulties.
Well, he did have a good childhood. He did not have to see his parents separate, unlike most of the other Hollywood stars’ children.
Sometimes, the struggles come emotionally. In early 2015, Truman’s mother got diagnosed with breast cancer. That was the moment when he had to remain strong for his mother and the whole family.
road to fame
Truman has not achieved a significant milestone like his father. He is still so young. Even while having a spotlight from his parents’ success, he has tried to stay away from the public’s eye.
It was courageous of him to choose a different direction in his career, unlike all his family members. He already has worked on movies like ‘Charlie’s Angels Remix,’ ‘Black Widow,’ and ‘The Cloverfield Paradox.’
We trust that he will achieve more success and fame in the few years to come.
Truman Hanks controversies
As the son of prominent Hollywood stars, the media continuously put tabs on Truman. The great news is, he has not been a part of any controversy till now.
But, his brother, Chet, has been the center of controversy when he opened up about his drug addiction. He has recently become sober and been back on the screens.
In 2020, Chet asked Adele out on Instagram. It was after she posted a photo of herself wearing Jamaican bikini tops and Bantu knots. This incident is considered inappropriate.
Chet has been posting videos faking a Jamaican accent too. We understand that he loves the Jamaican culture, but his actions have led to hate comments at him.
Chet recently made another controversy after his ex-girlfriend filed a temporary protective order against him due to verbal and physical abuse.
Truman Hanks net worth
About his net worth, it is not estimated yet as Trauman has just begun his career. According to some sources, Truman has an estimated net worth of USD 500k, whereas some say it is USD 5 million.
But if we have to talk about the wealth of the family, Truman would not even need to work.
Truman’s mother has a net worth of USD 100 million, and his father has a net worth of a whopping USD 400 million. They own a USD 26 million mansion at the Pacific Palisades, California. According to his Facebook, he used to live there with his parents.
Truman has kept his entire social media private besides his Twitter account. But well, he is not active there as much.
You can follow him on Twitter at @Truthanks.
He also has a Facebook account in his name.
Unlike other youths, Truman does not own an Instagram account. In an ‘Ask Me Anything’ on Reddit, Truman disclosed some information on what it’s like to be a son in a famous household.
You can find Truman Hanks on LinkedIn
In addition, you can check out his work experiences and education here.
Truman Hanks now
Truman Hanks now is a bearded fellow and lives in Palo Alto. He is still pursuing his career in Hollywood. Truman is working hard towards becoming the best film producer in the future.
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