Question: I was wondering if Colin Hanks from Roswell and the new movie Whatever It Takes is related to Tom Hanks? I think they look alike.
Televisionary: They certainly do look alike and there's a very good reason for that: Master Hanks is Tom's son by his first wife, actress Samantha Lewes, who parted ways with the lad's father when Hanks the younger was 8.
As you say, Colin plays nerdy Alex on the WB teen drama Roswell and also can be seen on the big screen in Whatever It Takes. His series, though worthy, is struggling in the ratings and his less-worthy movie was a disappointment at the box office, but I'd say his career shows promise.
Hey, his dad started out in a dress and just look at him now.