Thomas Jeffrey "Tom" Hanks (born July 9, 1956) is an American actor, producer, writer, and director best known for his roles as Andrew Beckett in the 1993 drama film Philadelphia, Forrest Gump in the 1994 epic comedy-drama romance film of the same name, Apollo 13 Commander Jim Lovell in the 1995 docudrama film Apollo 13, Captain John H. Miller in the 1998 epic war film Saving Private Ryan, Professor Robert Langdon in the 2006 mystery film The Da Vinci Code and its 2009 sequel Angels & Demons and for voicing Woody in the Toy Story trilogy.
He hosted Saturday Night Live tentimes (for dates, see infobox), making him part of the Five-Timers Club, and made cameos on February 10, 2001, during the Weekend Update segment, on May 16, 2009, during the "Celebrity Jeopardy!" sketch, on April 2, 2011, as Michael Caine during the "Knights of the Realm" sketch, on March 10, 2012 during the opening monologue, on October 20, 2012 during the "Second Presidential Debate" cold opening sketch, introduced Bruno Mars' first performance of "Locked Out of Heaven" and appeared in the "Merryville Haunted Castle" sketch and on December 15, 2012 and March 9, 2013, both during the opening monologue.
He was also impersonated by Chris Parnell on the March 20, 1999, episode during the "Academy Awards Pre-Show" sketch and by Taran Killam on the September 24, 2011 episode during the "Top Gun 25th Anniversary DVD" filmed commercial sketch.
Characters/Impressions[edit | edit source]
Characters[edit | edit source]
- Girl Watcher
- Jeff Morrow (Mr. Short-Term Memory)
- Uri Shulenson
Impressions[edit | edit source]
- Andrew Ridgeley
- Bill Frist
- Dean Martin
- Dennis Miller
- Michael Caine
- Pat Sajak
- Peter Jennings
- Randy Travis
- Robb Weller