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Tom Hanks’ son Colin Hanks on Tower Records History, Brother’s Use of the N-Word + New Show

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Great genes definitely run in the Hanks family. Today, we had the pleasure of welcoming Tom Hanks’ son, Colin Hanks on Sway in the Morning. Don’t get it twisted though, Colin is a great actor in his own right.

You may have seen him in Dexter and Officer Gus Grimly in Fargo, as well as co-starring in the 2010 Fox TV series The Good Guys, as well as the CBS sitcom Life in Pieces as Greg Short.

While, in-studio, he opened up about being a big music fan and tells us some fun facts about Tower Records and how much it means to him.

Watch below.


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