A distant relative in Mr. Rogers neighborhood.

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(CNN) — Talk about getting into character!

Actor Tom Hanks just found out Sunday that he’s related to Fred Rogers, the man who played Mister Rogers on the children’s tv show.

Ancestry.com discovered the two are sixth cousins.

Hanks is playing Mister Rogers in the upcoming film, “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood” premiering November 22.

Hanks says he didn’t know they were related when he took the role.

The actors share a fifth great grandfather, who immigrated from Germany to America in the 18th century.

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