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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. 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.


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Born:
Mar 17, 1955 In Blue Island, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
19
First Appeared:
In the series Knots Landing 1979-12-27
Latest Project:
Series WWII in HD 2009

Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 17 wins & 12 nominations.

Known For
Poster of CSI: NY
Filmography
WWII in HD Self - Narrator 10 episodes, 2009 2009
Ace of Cakes Unknown 2006-08-17
Criminal Minds Unknown 2005-09-22
The Colbert Report Unknown 2005-10-17
CSI: NY Mac Taylor 197 episodes, 2004-2013 2004-09-22
American Chopper: The Series Unknown 2002-09-29
CSI: Miami Unknown 2002-09-23
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown 2000-10-06
The View Unknown 1997-08-11
The Daily Show Unknown 1996-07-22
Inside the Actors Studio Unknown 1994-06-12
The Stand Stu Redman 4 episodes, 1994 1994-05-08
Frasier Unknown 1993-09-16
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno Unknown 1992-05-25
China Beach Unknown 1988-04-26
Thirtysomething Unknown 1987-09-29
Crime Story Unknown 1986-09-18
Hunter Unknown 1984-09-18
Knots Landing Unknown 1979-12-27