Saturday, July 24, 2010

Vintage Celebrity Saturday

I've been off my game lately & haven't posted a celebrity in about two weeks but I'm back in action & have new celeb in store for all of ya...

Any clue who this young fella with the coiffed hair is? He's definitely one of my all time favorite actors & If you don't know who it is yet I'm positive you'll know after you read the facts about him. He's pretty famous...

  • He was born on July 9, 1956 in Concord, CA.

  • Has been married twice & has been married to his current wife, who he met on the set of Bosom Buddies, since 1988.

  • Cited the help of a nearby ice cream shop which helped him gain 30 pounds for his role in A League of Their Own (1992).

  • Was asked to play the title role in Jerry Maguire (1996).

  • His Oscar acceptance speech for 1993's Philadelphia (1993) led to the plot of the movie In & Out (1997). He thanked a gay teacher in his speech.

  • According to Patrick Stewart (Captain Picard), he is a huge Trekkie and the first time the two met, Star Trek was the only thing he wanted to talk about.

  • He is a third cousin, four generations removed, of former U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

  • Is a die-hard Cleveland Indians baseball team fan.

  • Has been good friends with Bruce Springsteen since his youth.

  • He once worked as a hotel bellman. Some of the celebrity guests whose bags he carried were Cher, Sidney Poitier, Slappy White and Bill Withers.

  • After a one-shot guest appearance on "Happy Days" (1974), producer Ron Howard asked him to read for a secondary part in Splash (1984), and he got the lead instead.

Know who he is? Well...if you still don't know, here's your answer:

Tom Hanks


  1. LOL I love that hair! You put his name in the facts!!

  2. haha! look at that hair! haha
    This one was easy to guess!

  3. Many people do get better with age! ;-)


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