Tom Hanks Is Apparently Related to Mister Rogers

20 Novembre, 2019, 05:53 | Auteur: Therese Cote
  • Tom Hanks Is Apparently Related to Mister Rogers

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The connection which begins from their fore fathers was made by and they went on to establish that The Da Vinci Code actor was indeed related to television personality Mr Rogers, a character Tom Hanks is essaying in the upcoming film.

In the new movie, Tom Hanks portrays Fred Rogers during the "90s while he is working on his television show day-in and day-out". More digging into their backgrounds showed that Hanks and Rogers also descended from two brothers who fought for American independence in the Revolutionary War.

An Access Hollywood reporter revealed the information to Hanks and his wife, Rita Wilson, on the red carpet of a NY screening on Sunday.

"No, impossible! You're pulling our leg", Wilson said when Access Hollywood told the duo.

" all just comes together, you see", referring to the grand scheme of him playing Rogers in the film and this real-life coincidence.

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While on the red carpet, the actor was told by Access Hollywood that according to, he is related to Fred Rogers. "I would like to see if Johnny Depp is related to Fred Rogers".

"Wow, he looks a lot like Mr Rogers", said one person.

The Green Mile star Tom Hanks says that he wasn't really aware of his relation to Fred Rogers when he gave his nod to do the film. You know what, honey?

He added: "And I learned that from Mister Rogers".

"Fred Rogers and Tom Hanks are sixth cousins sharing the same 5x great-grandfather, Johannes Mefford, who immigrated from Germany to America in the 18th century".

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