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Tom Hanks found out that he is related to Mister Rogers



Hanks discovered on Sunday that he is related to Fred Rogers, who played Mister Rogers on the children's television program.

The two are sixth cousins, Ancestry.com discovered. "Everything just comes together, you see," Hanks told Access Hollywood as the show informed him of the relationship.

This is particularly noteworthy: Hanks plays Mister Rogers in the upcoming movie, "A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood." He says he didn't know they were related when he took the role.

Ancestry figured out that they two are sixth cousins, and their common ancestor was Johannes Meffert. Their subsequent ancestors had the surname Mefford.

"Fred Rogers and Tom Hanks are sixth cousins ​​who share the same 5x grandfather … who immigrated from Germany to America in the 1700- speech, "Ancestry spokeswoman Keri Madonna told CNN on Tuesday.

Hanks and Rita Wilson, his wife, couldn't believe the news.

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

  Tom Hanks is just as perfect as Mister Rogers in a new movie trailer

Many fans have said Hanks makes a perfect Mister Rogers, and that is maybe why.

The film premieres November 22.


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