Chet Hanks Bio
Chet Hanks was born on August 4, 1990, in Los Angeles, California, the USA as Chester Marlon Hanks. He is an actor, known for Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull (2008), Larry Crowne (2011) and Project X (2012).
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Chet Hanks Father Tom Hanks
Chet Hanks Children, Baby Daughter
Michaiah is one of Tom Hanks’ three grandchildren, and Chet said in an interview with Entertainment Tonight that both Tom and Rita are wonderful grandparents to her: “It’s amazing to see them as grandparents because I was very close to my grandparents and now my daughter He has the same experience. ”
Tom and Rita told ET they are the “great grandparents” and added “When you have grandchildren, if you are with one of them, or with all three, look, there is no book, no radio, no television. They will entertain you every time you be there, sit down and watch the show!
Chet Hanks Career
Chet followed in his famous parents’ footsteps and developed a successful acting career of his own. According to his IMDb profile, he has had recurring roles on the television shows Maron, Shameless, and Empire; he also appeared in two episodes of Curb Your Enthusiasm.
In November 2019, Deadline announced that Chet was set to recur on a new show for Showtime, called Your Honor. The series is described as a “legal thriller that rips through all strata of New Orleans society,” and stars Brian Cranston. Hanks plays Joey Maldini, the best friend of Carlo Baxter.
Chet Hanks As Rapper
Although he is now known as an actor, Chet first broke out as a rap artist. In 2015, Chet faced backlash for the use of a racial slur, both in his rap music and on social media. According to the Washington Post, he defended his use of the word on Instagram, saying in a video “I don’t accept society getting to decide what ANYBODY can or can’t say. That’s something we call FREE SPEECH. Now I understand the older generation who grew up in the Jim Crowe era might have strong feelings against this. And that’s understandable… But what I’m saying is this is 2015… And even tho we are still far from where we need to be and black people are still being literally KILLED by a RACIST and f—– up system… We have also reached a point where the word can no longer have a negative connotation if we so choose. And who is to say only black people can use it?”
A few years later, he reflected on that controversial time in his life as a guest on the podcast “Van Lathan’s The Red Pill.” He said “Number one, I was on a lot of drugs … I wanted to be, like, down, you know what I mean? I just felt like I wasn’t enough… Low-key, like subconsciously, looking back on it now I realize I was trolling. I thought, like, crazy antics and just wilding the f—k out and doing some crazy s—t was going to like spark my career.”
He eventually admitted “I did the ultimate lame thing. I did the ultimate cornball thing. And that s—t wasn’t cool.”
Hanks is still making music today as one half of the duo “Somewhere Out West,” which he collaborates on with Drew Arthur. The duo previously released music as the band “FTRZ.”
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