Sir Elton John, Bruno Mars and Jennifer Hudson were among the famous faces who performed at a benefit concert at Manhattan's Carnegie Hall to raise money for Sting's Rainforest Fund, and after the show, a charity auction took place at The Pierre hotel.
Sting took to the auctioneer's podium himself to sell off tickets to one of his upcoming gigs for $23,000 (£14,375), but his total was trumped by Hanks, who personally sold off a voicemail message.
He offered to leave a message for the winning bidder in the style of one of his famous characters, either Forrest Gump or Toy Story's Woody, telling the audience, ""I'll do your whole menu. Press 1 for Parts and Service! Press 2 for Speedy Delivery!""
His sales pitch worked and the lot went for $26,000 (£16,250), according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.
Guests at the action included Sir Elton John, Aretha Franklin, Jennifer Hudson, Bruno Mars and former U.S. President Bill Clinton.