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Larry Hanks

American entomologist Larry Hanks teaches at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Department Champaign of Entomology. Larry Hanks is best known as the brother of Tom Hanks and Jim Hanks, both of them are well-known actors.

Early life

Lawrence Michael best known as Larry Hanks was born on the 26th of January, 1953, in the United States of America. As of now, he is 69 years old and holds an American nationality. Larry has a zodiac sign of Aquarius and his ethnicity is unknown. Moreover, he is the son of Amos Mefford Hanks (father) and Janet Marylyn (mother).

His father was a cook by profession and his mother was a hospital worker. He has three siblings whose names are Tom Hanks, Jim Hanks, and Sandra Hanks. Tom and Jim are well-known American actors and filmmakers.


Talking about his academic career, he receives his B.S. from the University of California, Davis in 1978, his M.S. from the University of Nevada, Reno in 1982, and his Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1991. He has also done a study on why the trees in a forest setting were nearly pest-free while it affected a large number of trees in the landscaping area.

Professional career

Professionally, Larry is an entomologist and professor in the Department of Entomology at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He collaborates with Clifford natural Purdue University to develop a course that showed the forests that included natural creatures and preyed on tree pests.

Moreover, he joins the faculty at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Campaign in 1996 as an assistant professor and later as an associate professor. He is now a full-time professor at the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign. In addition, he is best recognized as the sibling of actors; Tom Hanks and Jim Hanks.

Larry Hanks

Caption: Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins posing for a photo (Source: Bernunzio Uptown Music)

Tom Hank

Thomas Jeffrey Hanks best known as Tom Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker.  He is known for both his comedic and dramatic roles. In addition, he is one of the most popular and recognizable film stars worldwide and is regarded as an American cultural icon.

He earned his debut with a series of comedies that gained great media attention, including Splash (1984), Bachelor Party (1984), Big (1988), and A League of Their Own (1992). He received two consecutive Academy Awards for Best Actor for his roles in Forrest Gump (1993) and as a gay lawyer suffering from AIDS in Philadelphia (1994).

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Caption: Tom Hanks actor (Source:

Hanks worked with Steven Spielberg on five movies: Saving Private Ryan (1998), Catch Me If You Can (2002), The Terminal (2004), Bridge of Spies (2015), and The Post (2017), in addition to the miniseries Band of Brothers (2001), which gave him his beginning as a producer, director, and screenwriter.

Along with romantic comedies Sleepless in Seattle (1993) and You’ve Got Mail, he has also appeared in the dramas Apollo 13 (1995), The Green Mile (1999), Cast Away (2000), Road to Perdition (2002), and Cloud Atlas (2012).

Along with the biographical dramas A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood (2019), News of the World (2020), and Elvis (2020), as well as Captain Phillips (2013), Saving Mr. Banks (2013), Sully (2016), and Charlie Wilson’s War (2007). In addition, he voiced Sheriff Woody in the Toy Story film series (1995–present) and portrayed the main character in the Robert Langdon film series.

Jim Hanks

Larry Hanks

Caption: Jim Hanks actor (Source: Disney Wiki – Fandom)

James Hanks best known as Jim Hanks is an American actor and filmmaker. In addition to making several cameo appearances on television and in minor film parts, he frequently does voiceover work for his older brother Tom Hanks (most notably Sheriff Woody for Toy Story-related talking toys and video games). Several short films have been produced, directed, and shot by him. His first movie was Buford’s Beach Bunnies (1993).

Net Worth 2023

Regarding his awards and recognitions, Larry Hanks has not yet received them at the moment. On the other hand, his brothers, Jim and Tom have won some of them as an actor.

As an actor, Tom has received six Academy Award nominations including two consecutive wins for Best Actor for Philadelphia, and Forrest Gump in 1993, and 1994. In addition, he has received a Tony Award nomination for Best Actor in a Play for his performance in Nora Ephron’s play Lucky Guy in 2013. This actor has also received 12 Primetime Emmy Award nominations for his work on television which includes 7 wins for his work as a producer on various limited series and television films including From the Earth to the Moon (1998), Band of Brothers (2002), John Adams (2008), The Pacific (2010), Game Change (2012), and Olive Kitteridge (2015).

On the other hand, Jim has won the Angel Film Award for Best Supporting Actor in Blood Tye Movie.

As an entomologist and professor, Larry has earned a decent sum of money. But, till now, he has not disclosed his salary, income, and net worth in public yet. His brothers Tom has a net worth of $400 million and Jim has a net worth of $2 million.

Relationship Status

Regarding Larry’s relationship status, he is quite secretive and his personal life. He could be a married man or a single person. Nothing can be verified as long as he keeps his relationship status a mystery. As of now, this man is not a part of any kinds of controversy or rumors and focuses on his personal and professional career.

Larry Hanks – Body measurements

Larry Hanks has grey hair with light green eyes color. Besides that, Larry has not yet disclosed his other body measurements regarding his height, weight, and others.

Larry Hanks – Social media

On his Facebook page, there are 410 followers. Besides this, this man is not present on Twitter and Instagram.