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Tom Hanks discusses his brother, U of I Prof. Dr. Larry Hanks, on Colbert

It isn’t unusual for Tom Hanks to talk about Champaign-Urbana from time to time — this time, he goes about it discussing his brother, University of Illinois Professor Dr. Larry Hanks, on Colbert’s “The Late Show”. Check it out via the Chicago Tribune:

From the article:

Hanks said he introduced himself to the students and said his brother, Lawrence Hanks — who “insists on being called Professor Lawrence around our house” — is an entomology professor.

“I said, ‘Well, I’m Tom Hanks.’ And they said, ‘Yeah, and your brother is Dr. Larry Hanks.’ So I was like the famous guy’s brother, you know, at the thing. And it rattled me. And my brother Jim is still angry about it, and my sister Sandra still can’t quite…,” Hanks said.

Lawrence Hanks has been at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign for more than 20 years, according to his resume. Tom Hanks stars in the tech movie “The Circle,” which hit theaters Friday.

Photo from the YouTube video.

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