Hanks, Jim 1961-

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Hanks, Jim 1961-


Full name, James Mefford Hanks; born June 15, 1961, in Shasta County, CA; son of Amos (a cook) and Janet (a hospital worker; maiden name, Turner) Hanks; brother of Tom Hanks (an actor, director, producer, and writer); married; wife's name, Karen; children: one son.


Agent—Capital Artists, 6404 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 950, Los Angeles, CA 90048.


Actor. Performer at Comedy Central. Appeared in and provided voice work for advertisements.


Film Appearances:

Jeeter Buford, Buford's Beach Bunnies, Imperial Entertainment/Axis Films International, 1992.

Prison Planet (also known as Badlanders), 21st Century Film Corporation, 1992.

Detective Wilder, Portrait in Red (also known as The Artist, Dark Red, Deep Red, and Fatal Passion), Trident Releasing, 1995.

Friedman, Xtro 3: Watch the Skies (also known as Xtro: Watch the Skies, X-Tro 3, and XTRO 3: Watch the Skies), Dorian/New Films International, 1995.

Yuriel, Psycho Sushi, 1001 Nights Entertainment/Nath Productions, 1997.

Bus driver, Coyote Moon (also known as Desert Heat and Inferno), 1999.

Goon Ray, Baby Geniuses (also known as Baby Talking), TriStar, 1999.

Stew, Blood Type, KHW Entertainment/Skonto Films Partnership/Tuppence Productions, 1999.

Mr. Marsh, Cahoots, Chewing School/Den Pictures, 2000.

Officer Holbrook, Blood on the Backlot (short film), Real Deal Productions, 2000.

Voice of Woody, Buzz Lightyear of Star Command: The Adventure Begins (animated; also known as The Adventures of Buzz Lightyear and Captain Buzz Lightyear—Star Command), Buena Vista Home Entertainment, 2000.

Marv Chalsky, Spirit Rising (short film), Hypnotic, 2001.

Club Jimbo maitre d', Swing, Crazy Dreams Entertainment, 2003.

Saint James, Purgatory House, Free Dream Pictures, 2004.

Detective Mike, Acts of Violence, I.L. Films, 2007.

Ensign Buford, Deadwater, Film and Music Entertainment, 2007.

Odd Brodsky, Free Dream Pictures, 2008.

Film Work:

Running double for Tom Hanks, Forrest Gump, Paramount, 1994.

Television Appearances; Series:

Voice of Spike the dog, Sunset Beach, NBC, c. 1997-99.

Dwayne Hunter, Big Guy and Rusty the Boy Robot (animated), Fox and Family Channel, 1999-2001.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(Uncredited) Mechanic, Falling from the Sky: Flight 174 (also known as Freefall: Flight 174 and Vol 767 en detresse), ABC, 1995.

Mail carrier, The Ransom of Red Chief, The Hallmark Channel, 1998.

Nick Atkins, Shark Swarm, The Hallmark Channel, 2008.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Fourth ball player, "First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage," Homefront, ABC, 1992.

Jerry, "The True Adventures of Rudy Kazootie," Sabrina, the Teenage Witch (also known as Sabrina and Sabrina Goes to College), ABC, 1996.

Les Barrish, "It's a Small World After All," Lois & Clark: The New Adventures of Superman (also known as Lois & Clark and The New Adventures of Superman), ABC, 1996.

"Face to Face," Night Man (also known as NightMan), syndicated, 1997.

Chief Kyle Anderson, "Jaggle Bells," JAG, NBC, 1998.

Chief petty officer Kyle Anderson, "Yeah, Baby," JAG, NBC, 1999.

"From A to Double D," Smart Guy, The WB, 1999.

Duane the salesperson, "Kiss of Death," Zoe, Duncan, Jack, & Jane (also known as Zoe, Zoe …, and Zoe Bean), The WB, 2000.

Dr. Turner, "My Faith in Humanity," Scrubs (also known as Foersta hjalpen, Helt sykt, Klinika, Meditsinskaya akademiya, Scrubs—Die Anfaenger, Toubib or not toubib, and Tuho-osasto), NBC, 2005.

Appeared as Gyre Hobbs in The Clinic; and as a buyer in Second Chances, CBS. Some sources cite an appearance in Family Feud.



Himself, The Making of "Purgatory House," Free Dream Pictures, 2005.

Video Games:

Voice of Woody, Toy Story Racer, Activision, 2001.

Voice of Woody, Extreme Skate Adventure (also known as Disney's "Extreme Skate Adventure"), Activision, 2003.

Voices of Santa, conductor, and hobo, The Polar Express, THQ, 2004.



Tropopkin, September, 1994.