Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise
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Sinise in May 2011
Gary Alan Sinise

(1955-03-17) March 17, 1955 (age 63)
Alma materIllinois State University
OccupationActor, director, musician
Years active1973 (1973)–present
Notable work
George Milton in Of Mice and Men
Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump
Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13
Harry S. Truman in Truman
Jimmy Shaker in Ransom
Det. Mac Taylor on CSI: NY
Political partyRepublican
Moira Harris (m. 1981)

Gary Alan Sinise (s/; born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director and musician.[1] Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame[2] and has been nominated for an Academy Award.

Sinise is known for several memorable roles. These include George Milton in Of Mice and Men, Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump (for which he was nominated for the 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 in the CBS series CSI: NY (2004–13), and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace (for which he won an Emmy). From 2016 to 2017, Sinise starred as Special Agent Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Early life

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).[3][4][5] His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, Sinise's great-grandfather Vito Sinisi having immigrated from Ripacandida, Basilicata.[6][7] Sinise briefly attended Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and later graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois,[8] followed by Illinois State University. In 1974, Sinise and two friends, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company.[9] Since then, Steppenwolf has showcased the talents of notable actors such as Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Gary Cole, Ethan Hawke, Glenne Headly, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, Jim True-Frost, and most recently 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, and then to London's West End, where he worked on more than thirty of the company's productions.

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