He’s the son that no one knew he had! Not literally, but it seems the media has just recently taken notice of Tom Hanks’ son, Chet Hanks. (More like Chet Hunks!) The not-so-little brother of Colin Hanks is all grown up, and has even made Tom Hanks a grandpa! Take a look at our Chet Hanks wiki to learn more about the daughter he secretly fathered, how he cleaned up his act, and where he’s at now.
Everyone’s heard of Tom Hanks, the highly acclaimed award-winning actor and you may have also heard of his wife, Rita Wilson, who also has an illustrious acting career in her own right. What most people might not know is that the couple has two kids together, Chet, 27, and Truman Hanks, 21. Tom also has two kids from his previous marriage to Samantha Lewes; Colin, 39, and Elizabeth, 35.
Even though Tom’s oldest son, Colin, is arguably the most famous out of all of his siblings (due to his own successful acting career), Chet Hanks has been notoriously garnering the most media attention for all the wrong reasons. Since he was 16 years old, he struggled with alcoholism and a heinous drug addiction that wreaked havoc on the entire Hanks-Wilson clan. But all of that changed when, in 2016, he reluctantly revealed in an Instagram post (that went viral) that he had an illegitimate lovechild with a woman named Tiffany Miles. But, as our exclusive Chet Hanks wiki reveals, there’s much more to Tom Hanks’ troubled son than meets the eye.
He’s Cleaned Up His Act
Ever since Chet Hanks revealed in a now deleted emotional Instagram video that he had a daughter back in 2016, he’s taken all of the necessary and appropriate steps to get sober and clean up his life. Judging by the loving way he speaks about his child, whose name has yet to be revealed to the media—if at all—it’s obvious that this was just the positive change Chet Hanks needed to get his act together. Here’s what the Fantastic Four (2015) star had to say about his daughter:
“I do have a daughter, she’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me, she’s the reason why I turned my life around and got sober. I’ve been sober for over a year and a half from everything.”
It’s amazing how having kids can really help to put things into perspective for some people. We all get it; celebrities make mistakes and Chet Hanks has certainly made his fair share of them, but at the end of the day we’re all human and we can all make positive changes in our lives with a little inspiration and motivation.
Notable Film and TV Credits
Following in the formidable footsteps of his famous parents and his older step-brother, Colin, Chet Hanks has made quite a name for himself as a prominent actor, appearing in such blockbuster movies as Fantastic Four (2015) and Project X (2012). He even had a brief stint on the American version of the hit TV show, Shameless (2011-present) playing the character of Charlie.
He’s Got a Musical Side!
There’s no doubt that Chet Hanks has faced a great deal of online backlash, some of which was well-deserved due to his casual use of the “N” word in a now infamously deleted Instagram post. Unfortunately for Chet, he can delete his social media profiles all he wants, but the Internet doesn’t forget anything and there are always ways of digging things up from people’s pasts…especially things they don’t want to be found.
However, it seems as though he’s trying to turn his life around through his musical alter-ego, Chet Haze. In case you haven’t heard, Chet Hanks has a rap career and his biggest hit to date is called “Do It Better.” The video features the young Hollywood elite star seducing a woman in a club and eventually getting intimate with her. Check out the unreal freestyle video he posted to his Instagram below!
F R E E S T Y L E !!!! OFF THE DOME NOT EVERYBODY CAN DO THIS!!!!!!
Understandably, Chet has made pointed attempts to try to distance himself from his famous parents, opting to earn his own fame and fortune rather than having everything handed to him on a silver platter (like a lot of other Hollywood kids). Clearly, his efforts are reaping some pretty good results for Chet Hanks’s net worth, as it’s estimated to be about $3.0 million.