For Disney, he voiced Woody in the Disney/Pixar's Toy Story franchise and commercials while his brother Jim Hanks voices Woody in Toy Story Treats video games and other media, Walt Disney in Saving Mr. Banks, Scott Turner in Turner & Hooch, Allen Bauer Splash, James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies and Goldthwaite Higginson in The Ladykillers.
- Tom Hanks is related to Abraham Lincoln, the 16th president of America. He is the third cousin, four times removed of the former president. Hank's link to Honest Abe comes through the President’s mother, Nancy Hanks.
- Hanks was originally in consideration for the role of Eddie Valiant in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. However, Bob Hoskins ended up being cast in that part.
- Hanks was originally considered along Kurt Russell, Morgan Freeman and Denzel Washington for the role of Qui-Gon Jinn in Star Wars: Episode I - The Phantom Menace. However, Liam Neeson was cast at the end.
- His role as Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump was spoofed by Genie in Aladdin and the King of Thieves.
- He was mentioned in Muppets Most Wanted, the BUNK'D episode "Boos and Birthdays" and an episode of I Didn't Do It
- He was originally offered to play the villain in the upcoming 2019 live-action film adaptation of Dumbo.