Gary Sinise

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school....

Born on March 17, 1955

Blue Island, Illinois, USA

Height 1.75m / 5' 9"

Biography

Gary Alan Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, to Mylles S. (Alsip) and Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E., a film editor. He is of Italian (from his paternal grandfather), English, Scottish, Irish, French, German, and Swedish ancestry. His family moved to Highland Park, where he attended high school. He was something of a rebel, playing in bands but paying little attention to school.Gary and some friends tried out for "West Side Story" as a lark, but Gary was hooked on acting for life by closing night. Gary credits his love for theatre to his drama teacher, Barbara Patterson. In 1974, Gary, Terry Kinney, and Jeff Perry founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago. Initially performing in a church basement, the company grew and gained stature in the Chicago area. In addition to acting in many plays, Gary also directed some of Steppenwolf's most notable productions, including Sam Shepard's "True West". The company made its off-Broadway debut with that production, starring Gary and John Malkovich, and its Broadway debut with "The Grapes of Wrath" at the Cort Theatre in 1990. Gary's Hollywood career also started in the director's chair with two episodes of the stylish TV series Crime Story (1986), followed in 1988 by the feature Miles from Home (1988) starring Richard Gere. Gary's first feature film as an actor was the World War II fable A Midnight Clear (1992) in 1992. That year also found Gary combining his acting and directing talents with the critically acclaimed Of Mice and Men (1992). His first real notice by the public came in 1994, however. He starred in the blockbuster miniseries The Stand (1994), rapidly followed by his bravura performance as "Lt. Dan" in Forrest Gump (1994). His portrayal of the disabled, emotionally tortured veteran earned Gary numerous awards and an Oscar nomination. Busy 1994 was followed by busy 1995, first reuniting with Tom Hanks in Apollo 13 (1995) and then starring in the HBO film Truman (1995) which earned him the Golden Globe and Screen Actors Guild Awards and an Emmy nomination.Gary is married to Moira Sinise, an actress and original member of the Steppenwolf company. They have three children, Sophie Sinise, McCanna Anthony Sinise and Ella Sinise.Read More

Known For

Trivia

His Steppenwolf theater company, started by high-school grads in a Catholic-school basement, is now an institution housed in an $8 million theater.

In 1997, played George Wallace in George Wallace (1997). He re-prised the role, uncredited, in Path to War (2002).

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).

Received his first college degree in 2003 - an honorary degree from Amherst College.

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.

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.

Father of Sophie Sinise, McCanna Anthony Sinise and Ella Sinise with Moira Sinise.

Son of Robert L. Sinise.

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).

Nominated for a Tony Award for directing a new version of Sam Shepard's "Buried Child". [1996]

Quotes

Careers, like rockets, don't always take off on time. The trick is to always keep the engine running.

[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.

Wherever I go for the military, they always call me Lt. Dan. They just can't help it.

Sometimes you're in great demand. Then suddenly your career hits the brakes.

Salaries

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

Filmography

Today Today Himself-Guest(1episode,1994)
Knots Landing Knots Landing LeeMaddox(1episode,1980)
Entertainment Tonight Entertainment Tonight Himself(10episodes,2006-2015)
Hunter Hunter LordTonyRutherford(1episode,1990)
Family Secrets  Family Secrets  Motorcyclist
Larry King Live Larry King Live Himself-Guest(1episode,2007)
Crime Story Crime Story HowieDressler(3episodes,1986-1987)
Crime Story Crime Story
Biography Biography Himself-Host/...(2episodes,1999-2002)
Thirtysomething Thirtysomething
China Beach China Beach
Miles from Home  Miles from Home 
Live! with Kelly Live! with Kelly Himself-Guest(2episodes,2004-2008)
A Midnight Clear  A Midnight Clear  Vance'Mother'Wilkins
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Himself-Guest(4episodes,1995-2000)
Of Mice and Men  Of Mice and Men  GeorgeMilton
Of Mice and Men  Of Mice and Men 
Of Mice and Men  Of Mice and Men 
Frasier Frasier Sid(1episode,1995)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Late Night with Conan O'Brien Himself-Guest(6episodes,1994-2003)
Late Show with David Letterman Late Show with David Letterman Himself/...(6episodes,1994-2006)
The Stand The Stand StuRedman(4episodes,1994)
Forrest Gump  Forrest Gump  LieutenantDanTaylor
Apollo 13  Apollo 13  KenMattingly
The Quick and the Dead  The Quick and the Dead  Marshall
Truman  Truman  HarryS.Truman
The Daily Show The Daily Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2001)
The Rosie O'Donnell Show The Rosie O'Donnell Show Himself-Guest(3episodes,1996-2001)
The West The West T.P.Eagan(1episode,1996)
Albino Alligator  Albino Alligator  Milo
Being John Malkovich  Being John Malkovich  Austin(archivefootage)(uncredited)
Being John Malkovich  Being John Malkovich 
The Green Mile  The Green Mile  BurtHammersmith
Snake Eyes  Snake Eyes  CommanderKevinDunne
Bruno  Bruno  DinoBattaglia
60 Minutes 60 Minutes Himself(segment"RoleofaLifetime")(1episode,2012)
The View The View Himself-Guest(2episodes,2006-2009)
Great Performances Great Performances Himself(1episode,1998)
Impostor  Impostor  SpencerOlham
Impostor  Impostor 
Inside the Actors Studio Inside the Actors Studio Himself-Guest(1episode,1998)
American Playhouse American Playhouse Austin/...(2episodes,1984-1991)
American Playhouse American Playhouse
All the Rage  All the Rage  Morgan
Mission to Mars  Mission to Mars  JimMcConnell
Reindeer Games  Reindeer Games  Gabriel
Fox and Friends Fox and Friends Himself-Founder,GarySiniseFoundation(1episode,2014)
Fox Files Fox Files Himself(segment"GarySinise,ManonaMission")(1episode,2012)
Showbiz Today Showbiz Today Himself(1episode,1995)
Path to War  Path to War  GeorgeWallace(uncredited)
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump  Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump  Himself/Lt.DanTaylor
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation CSI: Crime Scene Investigation MacTaylor(2episodes,2009-2013)
Extra Extra Himself(1episode,2014)
Charlie Rose Charlie Rose Himself-Guest(4episodes,1996-2004)
Made-Up  Made-Up  DuncanTivey
Celebrity Profile Celebrity Profile Himself(unknownepisodes)
Last Call with Carson Daly Last Call with Carson Daly Himself-Guest(1episode,2005)
The Human Stain  The Human Stain  NathanZuckerman
CSI: Miami CSI: Miami MacTaylor(2episodes,2004-2005)
The Big Bounce  The Big Bounce  RayRitchie
HBO First Look HBO First Look Himself(1episode,2004)
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Himself
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13  Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13 
The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  The 50th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards  Himself-Winner:OutstandingLeadActorinaMiniseriesoraMovie
CBS This Morning CBS This Morning Himself-Guest(1episode,1994)
On the Record w/ Brit Hume On the Record w/ Brit Hume Himself(1episode,2007)
The Forgotten  The Forgotten  Dr.JackMunce
American Chopper: The Series American Chopper: The Series Himself(1episode,2009)
CSI: NY CSI: NY MacTaylor(197episodes,2004-2013)
CSI: NY CSI: NY
CSI: NY CSI: NY
Dennis Miller Dennis Miller Himself-Guest(1episode,2004)
3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  3rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  Himself-Presenter
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D  Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D  GeneCernan(voice)
Tavis Smiley Tavis Smiley Himself-Guest(1episode,2011)
Hardball with Chris Matthews Hardball with Chris Matthews Himself-Guest(1episode,2004)
The Tony Danza Show The Tony Danza Show Himself-Guest(1episode,2005)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Himself-Guest(4episodes,2005-2011)
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope  Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope  Himself
Criminal Minds Criminal Minds JackGarrett(1episode,2015)
The Colbert Report The Colbert Report Himself-Guest(1episode,2011)
1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  1st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  Himself-Nominee:BestPerformancebyMaleActorinSupportingRoleinMotionPictureandNominee:BestMaleActorinaTVMovieorMiniseries
4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  4th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards  Himself-Winner:BestPerformancebyMaleActorinTVSeriesorMiniseries
This Week This Week Himself(1episode,2006)
Mundo VIP Mundo VIP Himself(1episode,1997)
The Barrymores The Barrymores Himself-Host/Narrator
Felony Flight Felony Flight MacTaylor
MIA/NYC Nonstop MIA/NYC Nonstop MacTaylor
A Man a Mile A Man a Mile MacTaylor
Blink Blink MacTaylor
Creatures of the Night Creatures of the Night MacTaylor
Crime and Misdemeanor Crime and Misdemeanor MacTaylor
Crime and Misdemeanor Crime and Misdemeanor
Dancing with the Fishes Dancing with the Fishes MacTaylor
Dancing with the Fishes Dancing with the Fishes
Grand Master Grand Master MacTaylor
Grand Murder at Central Station Grand Murder at Central Station MacTaylor
Grand Murder at Central Station Grand Murder at Central Station
Hush Hush MacTaylor
Hush Hush
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