Hanks is the eldest son of American actor Tom Hanks and Susan Dillingham. His surname was changed to Hanks after his parents married in 1978.
Hanks was cast as Alex Whitman in 1999, which was his first major role. Hanks left the show, and his character Alex was killed off, so that Hanks could star in the film Orange County (2002).
Hanks appeared in the following episodes of Roswell.
- on the Internet Movie Database
- Colin Hanks on Wikipedia