TOM HANKS is related to MR. ROGERS

Tom Hanks is related to Mister Rogers. According to research by, Hanks is sixth cousins with Rogers. Access Hollywood revealed the news to Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson, on the red carpet at a screening of A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood. “No, you’re pulling our leg,” Wilson said upon learning the news. Hanks said, “This all just comes together, you see.” Hanks and Rogers share an ancestor in Johannes Meffert, who was born in 1732, according to Ancestry’s research.