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.
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.
Many fans have said Hanks makes a perfect Mister Rogers, and that is maybe why.
The film premieres November 22.