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Gary Alan Sinise was born on the 17th March 1955, in Blue Island, Illinois USA, and is of Italian, Swedish, Irish and English ancestry. Sinise is an actor, best known for the roles of Lieutenant Dan in the blockbuster film “Forrest Gump” (1994), for portraying the USA president Harry S. Truman in the TV movie “Truman” (1995), and on TV screens since he was featured as Inspector Mac Taylor in the TV series “CSI: NY” (2004-2013). He has been an active member of the entertainment industry since 1973.

Have you ever wondered how rich Gary Sinise is? According to sources, it is estimated that Gary Sinise`s net worth is $30 million, an amount acquired through his numerous TV and film roles for which he has received prestigious accolades, including the Academy Award for his role in the film “Truman”.

Gary Sinise Net Worth $30 Million

Gary grew up in Blue Island, but later his family moved to Highland Park, Illinois, where he attended the Highland Park High School. Then he enrolled at Illinois State University and while studying he met Jeff Perry and Terry Kinney; as a result of the friendship they founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in 1974.

Since then, Sinise has dedicated himself to the entertainment industry, mostly as an actor, but he also tried his luck as a director in such productions as “Of Mice And Men” (1992), “Miles From Home” (1988), “Orphans” (1983) for which he earned the Joseph Jefferson Award. His net worth began to increase gradually, and in 1994, Gary earned his first major role, as Stu Redman in the TV mini-series “The Stand” (1994), for which he was nominated for the Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Mini Series or Television Movie award. Furthermore, the same year Gary appeared in “Forrest Gump”, and then “Apollo 13” (1995) both of which significantly increased his net worth. In 1997, Sinise was featured as the lead role in the drama film “George Wallace”, for which he received several awards including the Satellite Award for Best Actor in mini-series or Television film. Sinise`s next commercial success, which added to his overall net worth was the appearance in the film directed by Brian De Palma “Snake Eyes” (1998). Other roles that benefited his net worth include his appearance in the film production of the highly praised Stephen Kings` novel “Green Mile” (2000), and a role in the film “A Gentleman`s Game” (2002).

In 2004, Gary acquired the lead role in the popular TV series “CSI: NY”, which was aired from 2004 until 2013 on CBS, and engagement which affected his net worth to a large degree, as it was reported that Gary`s salary was $275,000 per episode.

His latest ventures as an actor include the role of Jack Garrett in another TV crime drama series, “Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders”, with the first season scheduled for release in 2016. Overall, his acting career is rather successful, since he has played parts in over 50 TV and film titles, adding to his net worth, Gary has also been involved in music, since he founded the Lieutenant Dan Band, named for his most famous role, alongside Kimmo Williams and Danny Gotlieb.

Regarding his personal, love life, Gary has been married to actress Moria Harris since 1981 with whom he has three children.

Sinise is also recognized a fearsome republican, funding several presidential campaigns, including the ones for George W. Bush and Mitt Romney. Gary is also a supporter of military veterans, for which he has earned several accolades, such as honorary US Chief Petty Officer, furthermore, he was named an honorary Marine in 2013 and was awarded the Presidential Citizens Medal. Other than this, Sinise is also a co-founder of the non-profit organization Operation Iraqi Children, now known as Operation International Children.


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Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 2016 TV Series Jack Garrett
Beyond Glory 2015 Military Voice
Criminal Minds 2015 TV Series Jack Garrett
Captain America: The Winter Soldier 2014 The Smithsonian Narrator (voice)
CSI: NY - The Final Season: A Day Off With 2013 Video short Mac Taylor
CSI: NY 2004-2013 TV Series Mac Taylor
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2013 TV Series Mac Taylor
Missions That Changed the War 2012 TV Series Narrator
Beyond All Boundaries 2009 Short Ernie Pyle - Scripps Howard News Service Correspondent (voice)
CSI: NY 2008 Video Game Detective Mac Taylor (voice)
Open Season 2006 Shaw (voice)
CSI: Miami 2004-2005 TV Series Mac Taylor
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D 2005 Documentary short Gene Cernan (voice)
The Forgotten 2004 Dr. Jack Munce
The Big Bounce 2004 Ray Ritchie
Fallen Angel 2003 TV Movie Terry McQuinn
The Human Stain 2003 Nathan Zuckerman
Mission: Space 2003 Short Capcom
A Gentleman's Game 2002 Foster Pearse
Hideous Man 2002 Short Hideous Man
Path to War 2002 TV Movie George Wallace (uncredited)
Made-Up 2002 Duncan Tivey
Impostor 2001 Spencer Olham
Bruno 2000 Dino Battaglia
Mission to Mars 2000 Jim McConnell
Reindeer Games 2000 Gabriel
The Green Mile 1999 Burt Hammersmith
All the Rage 1999 Morgan
That Championship Season 1999 TV Movie Tom Daley
Snake Eyes 1998 Commander Kevin Dunne
George Wallace 1997 TV Movie George C. Wallace
Ransom 1996 Det. Jimmy Shaker
Albino Alligator 1996 Milo
Truman 1995 TV Movie Harry S. Truman
Apollo 13 1995 Ken Mattingly
Frasier 1995 TV Series Sid
The Quick and the Dead 1995 Marshall
Forrest Gump 1994 Lieutenant Dan Taylor
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series Stu Redman
Jack the Bear 1993 Norman Strick
The Witness 1993 TV Short Young Soldier
Of Mice and Men 1992 George Milton
A Midnight Clear 1992 Vance 'Mother' Wilkins
American Playhouse 1984-1991 TV Series Tom Joad / Austin
Hunter 1990 TV Series Lord Tony Rutherford
The Final Days 1989 TV Movie Richard Ben-Veniste
My Name Is Bill W. 1989 TV Movie Ebby
Crime Story 1986-1987 TV Series Howie Dressler
Family Secrets 1984 TV Movie Motorcyclist
Knots Landing 1980 TV Series Lee Maddox
A Wedding 1978 Extra (uncredited)

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders 2016 TV Series producer - 10 episodes
CSI: NY 2005-2013 TV Series producer - 181 episodes
Brothers at War 2009 Documentary executive producer
Impostor 2001 producer
That Championship Season 1999 TV Movie executive producer
Of Mice and Men 1992 producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Of Mice and Men 1992
China Beach 1991 TV Series 1 episode
Thirtysomething 1989 TV Series 2 episodes
Miles from Home 1988
Crime Story 1987 TV Series 2 episodes

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Working in the Theatre 2015 TV Series documentary himself; archival footage - 1 episode
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary narrator - 1 episode
American Playhouse TV Series consultant - 1 episode, 1991 stage director - 1 episode, 1984

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
CSI: NY TV Series written by - 1 episode, 2008 story - 1 episode, 2006

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Aug 11th Concert for the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance & Tribute Walk 2007 Video documentary

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Stand 1994 TV Mini-Series performer - 1 episode

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile 2014 Video documentary special thanks
Jimmy 2013/I the producers wish to thank
Horse Soldiers of 9/11 2012 Documentary short very special thanks
Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga 2009 Video documentary short special thanks
Being John Malkovich 1999 acknowledgment
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 1996 Video documentary special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Mundo VIP 1997 TV Series Himself
The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1997 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Best Actor / Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 18th Annual CableACE Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner
The West 1996 TV Series documentary T. P. Eagan
The 48th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 1996 Video documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Accepting Award for Favorite Dramatic Motion Picture / Favorite Motion Picture
Chicago on Stage 1995 TV Movie Himself
Showbiz Today 1995 TV Series Himself
The Making of Apollo 13 1995 Documentary short Ken Mattingly
Oscars 1995 1995 TV Movie Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Performance by Male Actor in Supporting Role in Motion Picture and Nominee: Best Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture
Gomorron 1994 TV Series Himself
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself / Lt. Dan Taylor
CBS This Morning 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Today 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Stand: The Making of... 1994 TV Short documentary Himself
The 44th Annual Tony Awards 1990 TV Special Himself - Performer & Nominee: Best Featured Actor in a Play
American Valor: A Salute to Our Heroes 2016 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tom Hanks: A League of His Own 2016 Documentary Himself
A Cinematic Salute to the Troops 2016 Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 58th Annual Grammy Awards 2016 TV Movie Himself - Presenter
National Endowment for the Arts: United States of Arts 2016 TV Series documentary short Himself
The 3rd Annual Noble Awards 2015 TV Movie Himself - Recipient: Active Duty & Veterans
Thank You for Your Service 2015/I Documentary Himself
Criminal Minds: Season 10 - Criminal Minds International 2015 Video short Himself
Brush of Honor 2015 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Entertainment Tonight 2006-2015 TV Series Himself
Finding Noah 2015 Documentary Narrator (voice)
Climb: The Rob Jones Journey Story 2014 Documentary short Narrator (voice)
The Honors: A Salute to American Heroes 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
Stars and Stripes: A CNN Heroes Special 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Wings of Angels 2014 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
Fox and Friends 2014 TV Series Himself - Founder, Gary Sinise Foundation
Extra 2014 TV Series Himself
CinemAbility 2013 Documentary Himself
National Memorial Day Parade 2013 TV Movie documentary Himself
Larry King Now 2013 TV Series Himself - Guest
Fox Files 2012 TV Series Himself (segment "Gary Sinise, Man on a Mission")
StreetScape 2012 TV Series Himself
CSI: NY - Season 8: A Flash to the Past 2012 Video short Himself
CSI: NY - Season 8: Honoring Our Heroes 2012 Video short Himself
The Magic Eight 2012 Video short Himself
America Live 2012 TV Series Himself
Twilight Tear 2012 Documentary Narrator
National Memorial Day Parade 2012 TV Movie documentary Himself
Horse Soldiers of 9/11 2012 Documentary short Himself - Narrator
60 Minutes 2012 TV Series documentary Himself (segment "Role of a Lifetime")
Geraldo at Large 2012 TV Series documentary Himself
A Game of Honor 2011 TV Movie documentary
None Less Than Heroes: The Honor Flight Story 2011 Video documentary voice
The Colbert Report 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Tavis Smiley 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
National Memorial Day Parade 2011 TV Movie Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2005-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS Cares 2004-2011 TV Series Himself
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good 2011 Documentary Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Hannity 2010 TV Series Himself
Troopathon 2010: Remember Their Sacrifice 2010 TV Movie Himself
National Memorial Day Parade 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
Ace of Cakes 2010 TV Series Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009-2010 TV Series Himself - Guest
American Chopper: The Series 2009 TV Series Himself
The Art of Screenplay Adaptation 2009 Video documentary short Himself
WWII in HD 2009 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Narrator
Troopathon 2009: Honor Their Service 2009 TV Movie Himself
We Believe 2009 Documentary Narrator
National Memorial Day Parade 2009 TV Movie Himself
National Memorial Day Concert 2009 TV Movie Himself - Co-host
The View 2006-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 51st Annual Grammy Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - Presenter
On the Road in Iraq with Our Troops and Gary Sinise 2009 TV Movie Himself
Glenn Beck 2009 TV Series Himself
Vision and Conflict: Collaborating on the Wallace Saga 2009 Video documentary short Himself
Live with Kelly and Michael 2004-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions 2008 TV Mini-Series documentary Narrator
National Memorial Day Parade 2008 TV Movie documentary Himself
Aug 11th Concert for the Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance & Tribute Walk 2007 Video documentary Himself
Rachael Ray 2006-2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
National Memorial Day Concert 2007 TV Movie Himself - Host
On the Record w/ Brit Hume 2007 TV Series Himself
Larry King Live 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2006 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Wanderlust 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself (voice)
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
The March of the Bonus Army 2006 TV Short documentary Narrator (voice)
This Week 2006 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 47th Annual Grammy Awards 2005 TV Special Himself - Presenter
On the Set: The Making of 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video short Himself
Remembering 'The Forgotten' 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
The 31st Annual People's Choice Awards 2005 TV Special Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Dennis Miller 2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 1996-2004 TV Series Himself - Guest
This Old Cub 2004 Documentary
Ransom: Between Takes 2004 Video short Himself
HBO First Look 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
War Stories with Oliver North 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Tussen de sterren 2003 TV Series documentary Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1994-2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hollywood High 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
Of Mice and Men: In Conversation, Gary Sinise and Horton Foote 2003 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 2002 TV Series documentary Himself - Host / Narrator
The Impostor Files: The Making of 'Impostor' 2002 Video short Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Tom Hanks 2002 TV Special Himself
The Daily Show 2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
My VH1 Music Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 55th Annual Tony Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Performer, Presenter: Best Direction of a Play & Nominee: Best Leading Actor in a Play
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2001 TV Series Himself - Guest
Steppenwolf Theatre Company: 25 Years on the Edge 2000 Documentary Himself
6th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 2000 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1995-2000 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Miracle of 'The Green Mile' 1999 TV Short documentary Himself
Celebrity Profile 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie
Inside the Actors Studio 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Great Performances 1998 TV Series Himself
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Winner: Best Performance by Male Actor in TV Series or Miniseries
The 50th Annual Directors Guild of America Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1998 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for TV
The 19th Annual CableACE Awards 1997 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
50/50 (critique) 2017 TV Mini-Series
The Green Mile: Walking the Mile 2014 Video documentary Himself
Top Priority: The Terror Within 2012 Documentary Himself - Emmy Award Winning Actor
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation 2009 TV Series Mac Taylor
The O'Reilly Factor 2007-2008 TV Series Himself - 'Patriot' (segment "Pinheads & Patriots") / Himself
Premiere Bond: Opening Nights 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Biography 1999 TV Series documentary Ken Mattingly in 'Apollo 13'
Being John Malkovich 1999 Austin (uncredited)
Crime Story 1986 TV Series Howie Dressler

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009 Michael Landon Award Young Artist Awards Co-Founder: Operation Iraqi Children.
2005 Camie Character and Morality in Entertainment Awards Fallen Angel (2003) · Joely Richardson (actress)
· Jordy Benattar (actress)
· Michael Switzer (director)
· Don Snyder (screenwriter/author of novel)
· Anne Hopkins (producer)
· Brent Shields (co-executive producer)
· Richard Welsh (executive producer)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Actor A Gentleman's Game (2002)
2000 Best Acting Milano International Film Festival Awards (MIFF Awards) All the Rage (1999)
1998 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie George Wallace (1997)
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Miniseries or a Motion Picture Made for Television George Wallace (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries George Wallace (1997)
1997 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries George Wallace (1997)
1996 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Truman (1995)
1996 CableACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries Truman (1995)
1996 Commitment to Chicago Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Apollo 13 (1995) · Kevin Bacon
· Tom Hanks
· Ed Harris
· Bill Paxton
· Kathleen Quinlan
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries Truman (1995)
1995 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump (1994)
1995 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump (1994)
1994 NBR Award National Board of Review, USA Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump (1994)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Grace Award MovieGuide Awards Most Inspirational Television Acting CSI: NY (2004)
1999 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Suspense Snake Eyes (1998)
1998 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television George Wallace (1997)
1998 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Motion Picture or Miniseries George Wallace (1997)
1996 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Miniseries or a Special Truman (1995)
1996 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Ransom (1996) · Mel Gibson
· Rene Russo
· Delroy Lindo
· Brawley Nolte
· Evan Handler
· Donnie Wahlberg
1995 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role Forrest Gump (1994)
1995 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture Forrest Gump (1994)
1995 CFCA Award Chicago Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Supporting Role Forrest Gump (1994)
1995 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a TV Movie or Miniseries The Stand (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role Forrest Gump (1994)
1994 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Forrest Gump (1994) · Tom Hanks
· Sally Field
· Robin Wright
· Mykelti Williamson
· Haley Joel Osment
1992 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Of Mice and Men (1992)
1988 Palme d'Or Cannes Film Festival Miles from Home (1988)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
1995 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Apollo 13 (1995) · Tom Hanks
· Bill Paxton
· Kevin Bacon
· Ed Harris
· Kathleen Quinlan
1995 DFWFCA Award Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Awards Best Supporting Actor Forrest Gump (1994)

TitleSalary
CSI: NY (2004) $275,000 /episode (2010-11)

#Fact
1 Narrates "Mission: Space" at EPCOT at Walt Disney World in Florida. Previously there was a "Mission To Mars" attraction at Disneyland Park(TM) in California and The Magic Kingdom. The attractions closed November 2, 1992 and October 4, 1993, respectively.
2 His two most iconic characters have the same last name: Lt. Dan Taylor from Forrest Gump (1994) and Detective Mac Taylor from CSI: NY (2004).
3 Has appeared in spin-offs of "CSI" ("CSI: NY") and "Criminal Minds" (the upcoming "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders").
4 Founder, "Gary Sinise Foundation".
5 As of 2014, has appeared in four films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: Forrest Gump (1994), Apollo 13 (1995) and The Green Mile (1999). Forrest Gump (1994) won the award in the category. Coincidentally, all three movies star Tom Hanks in the leading role and were all released in the 1990's.
6 Slated to star as George Wallace in a TNT biopic based on 'George Frady''s book, John Frankenheimer to direct. Scheduled to air November 1997. [1997]
7 Set to star as Detective Mac Taylor in the series CSI: NY (2004). [September 2004]
8 (April - June 1997) Returns to Steppenwolf Theatre Company to star in "A Streetcar Named Desire"
9 Onstage at the Royale Theatre on Broadway as R. P. McMurphy in "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." [March 2001]
10 He has Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scots-Irish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry.
11 Is a Republican.
12 Along with his band, "Lt. Dan Band", he performed three shows in Alaska at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson near Anchorage, Eielson Air Force Base near Fairbanks, and at the Coast Guard Base Kodiak on Kodiak Island. This was there second show in Kodiak after first visiting in 2010. [June 2012]
13 His band, "Lt. Dan Band", performed for more than 240,000 troops and their families in the U.S., Belgium, Japan, Korea, the Netherlands, Iraq, and Afghanistan, among others. They have performed in about 50 USO tours and 119 USO concerts. The band plays 30 to 40 shows each year, with 75 percent of those shows for charities, benefits or the USO. [June 2012]
14 He has played the same character (Detective Mac Taylor) on three different television series: CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000), CSI: Miami (2002) and CSI: NY (2004).
15 Lives in Calabasas, California.
16 He was nominated for a 2000 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
17 He was awarded the 1996 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "Buried Child" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
18 He was nominated for a 1985 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a play for "Orphans" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
19 He was nominated for a 1984 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "Tracers" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
20 He was nominated for a 1982 Joseph Jefferson Award for Director of a Play for "True West" at the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago, Illinois.
21 He was nominated for a 1981 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Principal Role in a Play for "Balm in Gilead" at the Steppenwolf Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
22 He was awarded the 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Getting Out" at the Wisdom Brige Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.
23 On December 10, 2008, was awarded the United States of America Presidential Citizens Medal (which was established on November 13, 1969 to recognize U.S. citizens who have performed exemplary deeds of service for the nation. The medal is bestowed by the President and may be conferred posthumously. The Presidential Citizens Medal is one of the highest honors the President can confer upon a civilian, second only to the Presidential Medal of Freedom.) for his work with the USO and Operation Iraqi Children.
24 Formed the "Lt. Dan Band", a band consisting of several singers, guitarists, drummers and keyboardists. The band has a total of 12 members. Sinise plays bass guitar. The name is, of course, in homage to his character in Forrest Gump (1994), Lt. Dan".
25 Performed in a band called "Half Day Road" as a teen. Band broke up before their first album "Half Day Road" could be recorded.
26 The two episodes of Crime Story (1986) that he directed are the only times he has been credited as "Gary A. Sinise."
27 While most of the CSI: NY (2004) cast is from New York, Sinise is one of three exceptions. The others are Melina Kanakaredes (who was born in Ohio) and Anna Belknap (who was born in Maine). However, Sinise, Belknap and Kanakaredes have all lived in NY at some point in time.
28 Founded Operation Iraqi Children (www.operationiraqichildren.org) in early 2004 with "Seabiscuit: An American Legend" author Laura Hillenbrand.
29 Shares a birthday with Rob Lowe, with whom he co-starred in The Stand (1994).
30 Kimo Williams first worked with Gary as composer for a Steppenwolf production of "Streetcar Named Desire". After learning of Gary's talents on the bass, Kimo encouraged him to do more playing and, over the years, they enjoyed the occasional jam session. As Gary began what has turned out to be an extraordinary commitment to the USO, these jams eventually led to gigs in the Chicago area, gathering local talent and performing for troops and their families.
31 Has been nominated for Tony Awards three times: in 1990, as Best Actor (Featured Role - Play), for portraying Tom Joad in "The Grapes of Wrath," a role he recreated in the television version of the same title, American Playhouse: The Grapes of Wrath (1991); in 1996, as Best Director for a revival of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child;" and in 2001 as Best Actor (Play), for portraying Randle McMurphy in a revival of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
32 In 1997, played George Wallace in George Wallace (1997). He re-prised the role, uncredited, in Path to War (2002).
33 Was considered for the starring role in To Live and Die in L.A. (1985). When he didn't get the part, he recommended that the producers hire William Petersen, which they did. Ironically, he is currently the star of CSI: NY (2004), the spin-off of Petersen's successful TV series CSI: Crime Scene Investigation (2000).
34 Received his first college degree in 2003 - an honorary degree from Amherst College.
35 Gary Sinise was born on March 17, 1955. In the movie Apollo 13 (1995), Gary Sinise played original Apollo 13 pilot, Kenneth Mattingly. Mattingly was born on March 17, 1936.
36 Won an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actor in a mini-series or dramatic special for portraying George Wallace the very night the real George Wallace died.
37 Father of Sophie Sinise, McCanna Anthony Sinise and Ella Sinise with Moira Sinise.
38 Son of Robert L. Sinise.
39 Gary appeared on screen with his spouse, Moira Sinise, in Crime Story (1986), portraying a married couple. Moira had a small role in Miles from Home (1988), the first feature Gary directed, but Moira's role was left on the cutting-room floor. Moira appeared as the "Girl in the Red Dress" in Of Mice and Men (1992).
40 Nominated for a Tony Award for directing a new version of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child". [1996]
41 His Steppenwolf theater company, started by high-school grads in a Catholic-school basement, is now an institution housed in an $8 million theater.

#Quote
1 [on his work ethic]: There's always the ongoing actor frustration of finding the great role to do next. I don't go to work a lot. I wait as long as I can until the money runs out or a great part comes along.
2 Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can't help it.
3 Sometimes you're in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the brakes.
4 Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.


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