Fast Facts

  • First job on a film set was as a production assistant on Apollo 13 (1995).
  • As a former resident of Orange County, he identified with his character’s feelings toward the town in the 2002 film of the same name, having spent his freshman year of college at Chapman University in the county.
  • Starred alongside Jack Black in Orange County (2002) and King Kong (2005) and made a cameo appearance in Black's film Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006).
  • Attributes weight gain for Alone With Her (2007) to eating a lot of bread and lamb while shooting King Kong in New Zealand. He decided that the extra pounds fit the profile of his character in Alone With Her, a creepy loner who stalks an unsuspecting young woman.
  • A die-hard fan of the San Francisco Giants.


  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie: Nominee
  • 2015, Golden Globe — Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: Nominee
  • 2011, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series: Nominee
  • 2014, Critics' Choice Television Awards — Best Supporting Actor in a Movie or Mini-Series: Nominee


  • Elizabeth Hanks — Sister
  • Jim Hanks — Uncle
  • Tom Hanks — Father
  • Truman Hanks — Half Brother
  • Rita Wilson — Stepmother
  • Samantha Lewes — Mother
  • Charlotte Bryant Hanks — Daughter
  • Chester Hanks — Half Brother
  • Olivia Jane Hanks — Daughter
  • Samantha Bryant — Wife
  • Busy Philipps — Ex-significant Other


  • Attended Chapman University, Orange, California, United States; attended Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, California, United States

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  • Birth Name: Colin Lewes Dillingham
  • Birth Place: Sacramento, California, United States
  • Profession: Actor

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