The Info List - Gary Sinise

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GARY ALAN SINISE (/səˈniːs/ ; born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award , a Golden Globe Award , a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame
Hollywood Walk of Fame
and has been nominated for an Academy Award
Academy Award

Sinise is known for several memorable roles. These include George Milton in Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
, Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
(for which he was nominated for the Academy Award
Academy Award
for Best Supporting Actor ), Harry S. Truman in Truman (for which he won a Golden Globe), Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13 , Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom
, Detective Mac Taylor
Mac Taylor
in the CBS
series CSI: NY (2004–13), and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace
George Wallace
(for which he won an Emmy). From 2016 to 2017, Sinise starred as Special
Agent Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders .


* 1 Early life * 2 Career * 3 Other work * 4 Personal life * 5 Politics

* 6 Filmography

* 6.1 Film * 6.2 Television

* 7 Awards and nominations * 8 Honors * 9 References * 10 External links


Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois
, son of Robert L. Sinise (born 1928), a film editor , and his wife Mylles (Alsip) Sinise (born 1928). His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, Sinise's great-grandfather Vito Sinisi having immigrated from Ripacandida . Sinise briefly attended Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois
, and later graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois
, followed by Illinois
State University . In 1974, Sinise and two friends, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry , founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company
Steppenwolf Theatre Company
. Since then, Steppenwolf has showcased the talents of notable actors such as Joan Allen , Kevin Anderson , Gary Cole , Ethan Hawke
Ethan Hawke
, Glenne Headly , John Mahoney
John Mahoney
, John Malkovich
John Malkovich
, Laurie Metcalf
Laurie Metcalf
, Martha Plimpton , Jim True-Frost
Jim True-Frost
, and most recently William Petersen
William Petersen
. Sinise honed his acting and directing skills at Steppenwolf, and received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Lyle Kessler 's play Orphans . That took him from Chicago
to New York City
New York City
, and then to London
's West End , where he worked on more than thirty of the company's productions.


Sinise on the set of Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
, in 1993

In 1982, Sinise's career began to take off when he directed and starred in Steppenwolf's production of True West . In 1983, he earned an Obie Award
Obie Award
for his direction, and a year later appeared with John Malkovich in the PBS ' American Playhouse production of the play. In 1988, Sinise directed Miles from Home , a film starring Richard Gere , about two brothers' fight against the foreclosure of the family farm. Sinise collaborated with fellow actor Tom Hanks three times, including Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
, Apollo 13 , and The Green Mile . Other noteworthy films in which Sinise has appeared include Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
(which he directed), Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games
, Snake Eyes , Ransom
, Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
, The Stand and Impostor . He narrated the audiobooks for John Steinbeck 's Travels with Charley .

In 2004, he began his first regular television series, in the crime drama CSI: New York , in which he plays Detective Mac Taylor. He was credited as a producer from season two onwards and wrote the storyline of an episode. Several episodes have allowed Sinise to demonstrate his musical prowess, including a season-two episode where Mac Taylor
Mac Taylor
plays the bass guitar in a jazz club with musicians Kimo and Carol Williams and Danny Gottlieb, members of the Lt. Dan Band , which Sinise and Kimo Williams co-founded in 2003. The band is named for Sinise's character in Forrest Gump.

Apart from his television and movie work, Sinise is the host in the video for the Epcot
ride Mission: SPACE , at Walt Disney World , Orlando, Florida
Orlando, Florida
, and a model for Baume "> Sinise playing bass guitar in the Lt. Dan Band

Sinise married actress Moira Harris in 1981. They have three children: Sophie (b. 1988), McCanna Anthony (b. 1990), and Ella (b. 1992). In 2003, Sinise was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Amherst College He has been awarded the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal .

Sinise is a devoted fan of the Chicago
Cubs and the Chicago
Bears .


Sinise's name was in an advertisement in the Los Angeles Times (August 17, 2006) that condemned Hamas
and Hezbollah
and supported Israel in the 2006 Israel-Lebanon conflict . In June 2008, Sinise donated $2,300 to the Republican presidential primary campaign of Arizona
Senator John McCain . Nicolle Wallace , a former adviser to George W. Bush and the presidential campaign of John McCain, stated in May 2009 that she believed Sinise could help bring about a resurgence of the Republican Party. Wallace stated, "The natural strengths that an actor brings to politics would come in handy to anyone going up against Obama in 2012. We will need an effective communicator who can stand toe to toe with Obama’s eloquence." Other names mentioned were those of Generals David Petraeus and Ray Odierno
Ray Odierno
. Sinise narrates the online virtual tour for the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library and spoke at the centennial celebration of Reagan's birth at the library in February 2011.

In September 2012, Sinise donated to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney . Sinise's Republican leaning has been written into his character of Mac Taylor
Mac Taylor
who has a picture of Ronald Reagan
Ronald Reagan
displayed in his office, and is once the subject of a joke by one of his colleagues about an eight-hour documentary about Reagan he keeps watching over and over. Sinise hosted a 10-minute online video tour of the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library on its website.

Although a staunch supporter of the Republican Party, Sinise refused to vote or show support for Donald Trump
Donald Trump
in the 2016 presidential election. After Trump insulted John McCain during his campaign, questioning McCain's bravery because he was captured as a prisoner of war , Sinise rebuked Trump.




1978 A Wedding Extra Uncredited

1988 Miles from Home


1992 Of Mice and Men
Of Mice and Men
George Milton Also directed

1992 Midnight Clear, A A Midnight Clear
A Midnight Clear
Vance 'Mother' Wilkins

1992 Witness, TheThe Witness Young Soldier Short film

1993 The Stand Stu Redman

1994 Forrest Gump
Forrest Gump
Lieutenant Dan Taylor

1995 Apollo 13 Ken Mattingly
Ken Mattingly

1995 Quick and the Dead, TheThe Quick and the Dead The Marshal

1996 Ransom
Detective Jimmy Shaker

1996 Albino Alligator Milo

1998 Snake Eyes Commander Kevin Dunne

1999 Green Mile, TheThe Green Mile Burt Hammersmith

1999 It\'s the Rage Morgan

2000 Bruno Dino Battaglia

2000 Impostor Spencer Olham Also producer

2000 Mission to Mars
Mission to Mars
Jim McConnell

2000 Reindeer Games
Reindeer Games
Gabriel Mercer

2002 A Gentleman\'s Game Foster Pearse

2002 Made-Up Duncan Tivey

2003 Human Stain, TheThe Human Stain Nathan Zuckerman

2003 Mission: SPACE Capcom Short film

2004 Forgotten, TheThe Forgotten Dr. Jack Munce

2004 Big Bounce, TheThe Big Bounce Ray Ritchie

2005 Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D Gene Cernan
Gene Cernan
Voice role

2006 Open Season Shaw Voice role

2011 None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story Narrator Video documentary

2011 Lt. Dan Band: For The Common Good Himself Documentary

2014 Captain America: The Winter Soldier Smithsonian Narrator Voice role

2016 Beyond Glory Military Voice Voice role



1980 Knots Landing Lee Maddox Episode: "Small Surprises"

1984 Family Secrets Motorcyclist Movie

1984 True West Austin American Playhouse broadcast of play

1986, 1987 Crime Story Howie Dressler 2 episodes

1989 Final Days, TheThe Final Days Richard Ben-Veniste Movie

1989 Hunter Lord Rutherford Episode: "Lullabye"

1989 My Name Is Bill W. Ebby, Bill's best friend Hallmark Hall of Fame
Hallmark Hall of Fame

1991 Grapes of Wrath, TheThe Grapes of Wrath Tom Joad American Playhouse broadcast of play

1994 Stand, TheThe Stand Stu Redman Miniseries
; 4 episodes

1995 Truman Harry S. Truman Movie

1995 Frasier Sid Episode: "The Club"; voice only

1997 George Wallace
George Wallace
George C. Wallace
George C. Wallace

1999 That Championship Season Tom Daley Movie

2002 Path to War George Wallace Movie; uncredited

2003 Fallen Angel Terry Movie

2004 2005 CSI: Miami Detective Mac Taylor
Mac Taylor
Episode: " MIA/NYC NonStop " Episode: "Felony Flight "

2004–2013 CSI: NY Detective Mac Taylor All 197 episodes

2008 When We Left Earth Narrator Documentary miniseries; all 6 episodes

2009 WWII in HD Narrator Documentary miniseries; all 10 episodes

2013 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Detective Mac Taylor Episode: "In Vino Veritas "

2010–2012 Missions That Changed the War Narrator All 14 episodes

2015 Criminal Minds
Criminal Minds
Agent Jack Garrett Episode: "Beyond Borders"

2016–2017 Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Agent Jack Garrett Lead role; also producer



1994 National Board of Review
National Board of Review
Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump Won

Saturn Awards
Saturn Awards
Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump Won

Academy Awards Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump Nominated

Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump Nominated

Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump Nominated

Golden Globe Awards Best Supporting Actor – Motion Picture Forrest Gump Nominated

Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Forrest Gump Nominated

Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries
or Television Movie The Stand Nominated

1995 Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture Apollo 13 Won

CableACE Awards Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
Truman Won

Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries
or Television Film Truman Won

Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries
or Television Movie Truman Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries
or a Movie Truman Nominated

1997 CableACE Awards CableACE Award for Best Actor in a Movie or Miniseries
George Wallace Won

Primetime Emmy Award Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries
or a Movie George Wallace Won

Satellite Awards Best Actor – Miniseries
or Television Film George Wallace Won

Screen Actors Guild Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Miniseries
or Television Movie George Wallace Won

Golden Globe Awards Best Actor – Miniseries
or Television Film George Wallace Nominated

2017 The Catholic University of America
The Catholic University of America
James Cardinal Gibbons Medal Work on behalf of military veterans and families; humanitarian work Won


* 24 AUGUST 2012 United States
United States
Navy , Honorary Chief Petty Officer * 29 AUGUST 2013, Honorary Marine * 23 MARCH 2016 FDNY , Honorary Battalion Chief


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Gary Sinise
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Gary Sinise
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