His most notable Disney role is the voice of Woody in Disney/Pixar's Toy Story film series. His role as Forrest Gump from Forrest Gump was spoofed by Genie in Aladdin and the King of Thieves. He also portrayed Walt Disney himself in the 2013 Disney biographical film, Saving Mr. Banks, about the making of Mary Poppins. He also played Scott Turner in Turner & Hooch. He was mentioned in Muppets Most Wanted, the BUNK'D episode "Boos and Birthdays" and an episode of I Didn't Do It. He also played James B. Donovan in Bridge of Spies and Goldthwaite Higginson in The Ladykillers. He also had had reportedly been offered to play the villain in the upcoming live-action film adaptation of Dumbo.
- 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.