SNL Tom Hanks
Tom Hanks
Born: July 9, 1956
Time on SNL: As Host:
December 14, 1985
February 20, 1988
October 8, 1988
February 17, 1990
December 8, 1990
May 9, 1992
September 28, 1996
May 6, 2006
October 22, 2016
February 10, 2001
May 16, 2009
April 2, 2011
March 10, 2012
October 20, 2012
December 15, 2012
March 9, 2013
May 20, 2017
March 20, 1999
September 24, 2011
Impersonated by:
Chris Parnell
Taran Killam

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 nine times (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.



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