Colin Hanks as Gus Grimly | Fargo Year 1 on FX

Colin Hanks

Gus Grimly

A Duluth police officer, Gus isn't the kind of cop who dreams of solving the big case. A single father to a twenty-year-old girl, all Gus wants to do is to punch the clock in the morning and go home at night. But his life is complicated one night when he pulls over Lorne Malvo. Feeling threatened, Gus lets Malvo go. It is a decision that haunts him and when fate brings Malvo back into his life, Gus will be forced to confront his worst fears. 

Career Highlights

Colin Hanks' natural talent and raw energy have secured him a place as one of Hollywood’s most sought after young leading men. 

In film, Hanks was last seen in Parkland, a recounting of the chaotic events that occurred at Dallas’ Parkland Hospital on the day U.S. President John F. Kennedy was assassinated where Colin plays “Dr. Malcolm Perry.” He shot an independent feature, No Stranger Than Love, in which Hanks plays a football coach who disappears down an inter-dimensional hole.

His additional feature film credits include the Oliver Stone biopic W, The Guilt Trip, the independent film Lucky, The House Bunny, the thriller Untraceable with Diane Lane, The Great Buck Howard with John Malkovich, King Kong, Orange County, Get Over It, Alone With Her, Standing Still, Rx, 11:14, Whatever It Takes and Steven Spielberg’s award-winning 10-part miniseries Band of Brothers for HBO. 

On television, Hanks shocked audiences as “Travis Marshall,” the Doomsday Killer, on season six of the critically-acclaimed series, Dexter. His additional television credits include The Good Guys and his memorable role as a mysterious priest on the Golden Globe® and Emmy® Award-winning television series Mad Men. He was also seen in the hugely popular web series, Burning Love

On the stage, Hanks’ 2002 performance in Ken Lonergan’s This Is Our Youth at the Garrick Theater in London’s West End was critically-acclaimed. He was also seen on Broadway in Moises Kaufman’s 33 Variations, alongside Jane Fonda.

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Allison Tolman

as Molly Solverson

A young, smart police deputy in the small town of Bemidji, she was never the kind of cop who desired to land the big case or one day join the FBI.