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Gary Sinise

Gary Alan Sinise (born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, film director, humanitarian, and musician. Among other awards, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and was nominated for an Academy Award. He has also received numerous awards and honors for his extensive humanitarian work and involvement with charitable organizations. He is a supporter of various veterans' organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band (named after his character in Forrest Gump), which plays at military bases around the world. His acting career started on stage with the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1983 when he directed and starred in a production of Sam Shepard's True West for which he earned a Obie Award. He would later earn four Tony Award nominations including for his performances in The Grapes of Wrath and One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest. He earned the Tony Award's Regional Theatre Award alongside the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. He first starred in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men which he also directed and produced. Sinise played George Milton alongside John Malkovich who played Lennie. One of his most well-known roles is as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump (1994) for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor. He also appeared in other feature films including Ron Howard's Apollo 13 (1995), Ransom (1996), Frank Darabont's The Green Mile (1999) and Impostor (2002). His television performances include Harry S. Truman in Truman  (1995), for which he won a Golden Globe, and the title role in the television film George Wallace, for which he received a Primetime Emmy Award. He had a leading role as Detective Mac Taylor in the CBS drama series CSI: NY (2004–13). From 2016 to 2017, he starred as Special Agent Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. In 2017, he had a role on the Netflix series 13 Reasons Why. He has also been a narrator on multiple docuseries and documentaries.

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Mar 17, 1955 In Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
First Appeared:
In the movie D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy - 75 Years Later
Latest Project:
Movie The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World 2021-10-01
Known For
Series George Wallace George C. Wallace 2024
Movie D-Day Veterans Return to Normandy - 75 Years Later Himself 2024
Movie The Most Magical Story on Earth: 50 Years of Walt Disney World Self 2021-10-01
Movie Joe Bell Sheriff Westin 2021-07-23
Movie Saving Wrigley Field Narrator 2021-08-19
Movie I Still Believe Tom Camp 2020-03-12
Series The Movies That Made Us Self 2019-11-29
Movie SGT. Will Gardner Larry 2019-01-11
Movie CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion Self 2018-10-05
Movie Steve McQueen: American Icon Narrator (voice) 2017-09-29
Series 13 Reasons Why Robert Ellman 2017-03-31
Movie Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows Self 2016-02-21
Series Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Jack Garrett 2016-03-16
Movie Finding Noah narrator 2015-10-25
Movie Beyond Glory Unknown 2015-10-14
Movie Captain America: The Winter Soldier The Smithsonian Narrator (voice) 2014-03-20
Movie Climb: The Rob Jones Journey Story Narrator (voice) 2014-06-12
Movie Top Priority: The Terror Within Himself - Emmy Award Winning Actor (archive footage) 2012-06-15
Movie Chicago Cubs: The Heart and Soul of Chicago Narrator (voice) 2011-05-17
Movie A Game of Honor Narrator 2011-12-22
Movie Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good Self 2011-07-29
Series Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Self 2009-03-02
Movie Beyond All Boundaries Ernie Pyle 2009-11-09
Series WWII in HD 2009-11-15
Movie When We Left Earth Narrator 2008-06-08
Series When We Left Earth : The NASA Missions 2008-06-08
Movie Into The Fire Self 2006-10-13
Movie The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays Randle P. McMurphy (segment "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") 2006-05-02
Movie Open Season Shaw (voice) 2006-09-27
Series Criminal Minds Jack Garrett 2005-09-22
Movie Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon Gene Cernan 2005-01-01
Series The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
Movie The Big Bounce Ray Ritchie 2004-01-30
Series Dennis Miller Unknown 2004-01-26
Series CSI: NY Mac Taylor 2004-09-22
Movie This Old Cub Himself 2004-08-25
Series The Tony Danza Show Unknown 2004-09-13
Movie The Forgotten Dr. Munce 2004-09-24
Movie Path to War George Wallace 2003-10-28
Movie The Human Stain Nathan Zuckerman 2003-10-29
Movie Fallen Angel Terry McQuinn 2003-03-23
Movie Made-Up Duncan Tivey 2002-03-01
Series CSI: Miami Mac Taylor 2002-09-23
Movie A Gentleman's Game Foster Pearse 2002-01-01
Movie Impostor Spencer Olham 2001-12-03
Series Good Day Live Self 2001-09-17
Movie Reindeer Games Gabriel Mercer 2000-02-25
Series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Mac Taylor 2000-10-06
Movie Bruno Dino Battaglia 2000-04-16
Movie Mission to Mars Jim McConnell 2000-03-10
Movie The Green Mile Lawyer Burt Hammersmith 1999-12-10
Movie It's the Rage Morgan 1999-09-11
Series The Early Show Self 1999-11-01
Movie That Championship Season Tom Daley 1999-06-06
Movie Snake Eyes Kevin Dunne 1998-08-07
Series The View Self 1997-08-11
Movie George Wallace George C. Wallace 1997-08-24
Movie Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 Himself 1996-01-01
Series The Rosie O'Donnell Show Self - Guest 1996-06-10
Series The West T. P. Eagan 1996-09-15
Movie Albino Alligator Milo 1996-09-09
Movie Ransom Det. Jimmy Shaker 1996-11-08
Movie The Quick and the Dead Marshall 1995-02-09
Movie Truman Harry S. Truman 1995-09-09
Movie Apollo 13 Ken Mattingly 1995-06-30
Series The Stand Stu Redman 1994-05-08
Movie Forrest Gump Lieutenant Dan Taylor 1994-06-23
Series Inside the Actors Studio Self 1994-06-01
Movie Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump Self 1994-10-01
Movie Jack the Bear Norman Strick 1993-04-02
Series Late Night with Conan O'Brien Self - Guest 1993-09-13
Series Late Show with David Letterman Self - Guest 1993-08-30
Series Frasier Sid (voice) 1993-09-16
Movie Of Mice and Men George Milton 1992-09-16
Movie The Witness Young Soldier 1992-01-01
Movie A Midnight Clear Vance 'Mother' Wilkins 1992-04-24
Movie The Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad 1991-03-22
Movie The Final Days Richard Ben-Veniste 1989-10-29
Movie My Name Is Bill W. Ebby 1989-04-30
Series Crime Story Howie Dressler 1986-09-19
Movie Family Secrets Motorcyclist 1984-05-13
Movie True West Austin 1984-02-01
Series Hunter Lord Tony Rutherford 1984-09-18
Series American Playhouse Austin 1982-01-12
Series Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27
Movie A Wedding Unknown 1978-08-29
Series Great Performances Self 1971-01-28
Series The Oscars Self 1953-03-18
Series Hallmark Hall of Fame Ebb, Bill's best friend 1951-12-24