A 1974 graduate of Skyline High School in Oakland, Calif.,Tom Hanks later claimed he was a "geek" and a "spaz" during his teen years."I was horribly, painfully, terribly shy," he once told Rolling Stone. "Still, I was always a real good kid and pretty responsible."
Born in California, Tom Hanks grew up in what he calls a "fractured" family. His parents were pioneers in the development of marriage dissolution law in that state, and Tom moved around a lot, living with a succession of step-families. No problems, no abuse, no alcoholism - just a confused childhood