Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Shares Rare Father-Son Photo

Tom Hanks’ Son Chet Shares Rare Father-Son Photo

Chet Hanks, the 33-year-old son of acclaimed actor Tom Hanks, recently shared a rare photo of himself with his father on Instagram.

The image, posted on December 27, shows the father and son duo in casual attire, with Chet wearing a jacket, white T-shirt, and LA hat, while Tom Hanks sports a beanie and olive-colored jacket. Chet simply captioned the photo, “Gang.”

Tom Hanks shares Chet Hanks with his wife, Rita Wilson. The couple also has a 28-year-old son, Truman Hanks. Additionally, Tom Hanks is the father to daughter Elizabeth Hanks and son Colin Hanks from his first marriage to Samantha Lewes.

Chet, who rarely shares photos of his famous family, took the opportunity to celebrate Mother’s Day earlier this year by posting a picture with Wilson. He expressed his affection with the caption, “The biggest G I know @ritawilson love you mom,” accompanied by a red heart emoji.

In a past YouTube video, Chet opened up about the experience of growing up with famous parents. He acknowledged the many advantages, such as traveling the world, staying in nice hotels, and flying on private planes. “I’m very blessed for that. I wouldn’t change my situation,” he said. However, he also described fame as a “double-edged sword,” noting the weirdness and complexity it added to his life. He explained that he felt a sense of contempt because he was recognized not for his own achievements but as the son of someone famous.

Chet has followed in his family’s footsteps by pursuing a career in acting. He has appeared in shows like “Empire,” “Curb Your Enthusiasm,” “Maron,” and most recently, “Your Honor.”

The Hanks family, known for their privacy, rarely shares full family moments publicly. However, in 2020, they attended the Golden Globes together, and Rita Wilson shared a throwback family holiday ornament from 1999 and 2000, featuring all four kids. The ornament was a special memory taken on the set of “How the Grinch Stole Christmas,” thanks to their friend Ron Howard.

Chet Hanks’ post and his reflections on growing up in a famous family offer a glimpse into the personal lives of one of Hollywood’s most renowned families.