Tom Hanks is related to Mister Rogers via Ancestry
November 19, 2019
In a crazy twist of fate it turns out that actor, Tom Hanks is related to America's favorite neighbor, Mister Rogers. Hanks plays the role of Rogers in his upcoming film "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood."
"It all just comes together, you see," Hanks told Access Hollywood when the show informed him of the relation.
Hanks claims that he had no idea about his family ties to Roger’s when he accepted the role. Ancestry figured out the two are sixth cousins, with a common ancestor, Johannes Meffert. Their succeeding ancestors had the last name, Mefford.
The film, A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood premieres on November 22, 2019.