Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Known For: Acting · Birthday: 1955-03-17 (66 years old) · Gender: Male · Place of Birth: Blue Island, Illinois, USA

57 Movies · 32 TV shows

Also Known As: Γκάρι Σινίζ

Biography

Gary Alan Sinise (; born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, producer and philanthropist. Among other awards, he has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was nominated for multiple Tony Awards and an Academy Award.Sinise first starred in a film when he directed, produced, and starred in the film adaptation of John Steinbeck's classic novel Of Mice and Men. Sinise played George Milton alongside John Malkovich who played Lennie. Subsequent roles include Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump (1994), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Harry S. Truman in Truman (1995), for which he won a Golden Globe, Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13 (1995) and Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom (1996).Sinise has appeared in other films including The Green Mile (1999) and Impostor (2002). On television, he has played 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. He is a supporter of various veteran organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band; they play at military bases around the world.

Personal Life

Sinise married actress Moira Harris in 1981. They have three children. In 2003, Sinise was awarded an honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Amherst College. He was awarded the U.S. Presidential Citizens Medal by President George W. Bush in 2008.Sinise is a devoted fan of the Chicago Cubs and the Chicago Bears. He also is a fan of the band Kansas.Sinise is a practicing Catholic. He converted to the faith on December 24, 2010. His wife, Moira, converted in 2000.

Early Life

Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, son of Robert L. Sinise, a film editor, and Mylles (Alsip) Sinise. His paternal grandfather was of Italian descent, Sinise's great-grandfather Vito Sinisi having immigrated from Ripacandida, in the Italian region of Basilicata. Sinise briefly attended Glenbard West High School in Glen Ellyn, Illinois, and later graduated from Highland Park High School in Highland Park, Illinois.In 1974, Sinise and two friends, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. 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.

Movies & TV shows

2021.

2 Movies
Saving Wrigley Field

Saving Wrigley Field

2021
Restoring and expanding a 100-year-old ballpark was no small feat. See what it took to ensure the future of the Friendly Confines was secure for the next 100 years. "Saving Wrigley Field" details the ...
Joe Bell

Joe Bell

2021
The story of Jadin Bell, a fifteen-year-old openly gay sophomore who took his own life after being bullied at high school and struggling for acceptance from the people closest to him.

2020.

1 Movie
I Still Believe

I Still Believe

5.04
2020
There is always hope in the true-life story of Christian music star Jeremy Camp and his journey of love and loss.

2019.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
Zarraar

Zarraar

2019
This is all about Patriotism, Action n thrill. Shaan shahid's Great work and Passion for Pakistan Defense.
TV
The Movies That Made Us

The Movies That Made Us

2019
A deep dive into pop-culture that entertained people.
SGT. Will Gardner

SGT. Will Gardner

2019
A troubled Iraq War veteran struggling to reintegrate into society sets out on a cross-country journey with the hope of reuniting with his young son.

2018.

1 Movie
CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

CinemAbility: The Art of Inclusion

2018
An investigation into the way media portrayals impact the actual inclusion of people with disabilities in society.

2017.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Steve McQueen: American Icon

Steve McQueen: American Icon

2017
Christian documentary on the life of Steve McQueen.
TV
13 Reasons Why

13 Reasons Why

6.28
2017
A series of tapes reveal the mystery of a teenage girl's tragic choice after she took her own life.

2016.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

Must See TV: An All Star Tribute to James Burrows

2016
The stars of America's greatest comedies get together to honor their director. There is a tribute to James.
TV
Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders

6
2016
The International Division of the FBI is tasked with solving crimes and coming to the rescue of Americans who find themselves in danger while abroad in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

2015.

2 Movies
Finding Noah

Finding Noah

2015
A group of intrepid explorers go on a journey of discovery and excitement as they climb and live atop a 17,000ft mountain in Eastern Turkey to conduct a scientific expedition to determine the final re...
Beyond Glory

Beyond Glory

2015
Stephen Lang has a one-man show about eight medal of honor recipients.

2014.

1 Movie
Captain America: The Winter Soldier

Captain America: The Winter Soldier

6.2
2014
Steve Rogers, also known as Captain America, is living in Washington, D.C. after the events in New York. Trying to get used to the modern world. There is a S.H.I.E.L.D. Steve gets involved in a web of...

2011.

3 Movies
A Game of Honor

A Game of Honor

2011
There is a look at the incomparable Division I football programs at The U.S. The U.S. has a military academy at West Point. The journey from military training to an elite classroom education and onto ...
Chicago Cubs: The Heart and Soul of Chicago

Chicago Cubs: The Heart and Soul of Chicago

2011
Few cities love their baseball team as much as Chicago loves the Cubs, and this documentary attempts to explain the close bond between the Windy City and their National League squad by interviewing so...
Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good

Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good

2011
Chronicles the journey Gary Sinise (Forrest Gump) who since 9/11, has vowed to never to forget those who are willing to give all. By following Gary and his "Lt. Dan Band" around the world for nearly t...

2009.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
WWII in HD

WWII in HD

6
2009
The History Channel aired a 10-part American documentary television series called WWII in HD. The program focuses on the firsthand experiences of twelve American service members during World War II, i...
We Believe

We Believe

2009
Prolific filmmaker John Scheinfeld helms this valentine to the Chicago Cubs and the city that loves them. Players past and present, city honchos and fans -- both celebrities and ordinary joes -- discu...
Beyond All Boundaries

Beyond All Boundaries

2009
A visual, 4-D experience of the battles of World War II featuring stories, archival footage and advanced special effects.
TV
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

3.5
2009
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...

2008.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions

6
2008
When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions or NASA's Greatest Missions: When We Left Earth in the UK is a Discovery Channel HD documentary miniseries consisting of six episodes documenting American human s...
When We Left Earth

When We Left Earth

2008
Commemorating the space agency's 50th anniversary, you can follow John Glenn's Mercury mission, the first steps on the moon, and more.

2006.

3 Movies
Open Season

Open Season

5.78
2006
Boog is a domesticated 900lb. Three days before Open Season, a bear is stranded in the woods. Forced to rely on Elliot, a fast-talking mule deer, the two form an unlikely friendship and must quickly r...
The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

The Best of The Tony Awards: The Plays

2006
The Great White Way comes into your living room via this disc of rare performances from some of Broadway's brightest luminaries. Culled from clips from the Tony Awards shows, this unique collection fe...
Into The Fire

Into The Fire

2006
Fireman's Fund Insurance Company and Academy Award®-winning documentary filmmaker Bill Couturi produced and directed "Into the Fire", which goes beyond the hero image and into the hearts and minds of ...

2005.

2 TV shows
TV
Criminal Minds

Criminal Minds

5.96
2005
An elite team of FBI profilers watch over the country's most twisted criminal minds, anticipating their next moves before they strike again. David Rossi is a founding member of the BAU who returns to ...
TV
The Colbert Report

The Colbert Report

6.27
2005
The Colbert Report is an American satirical late night television program that airs Monday through Thursday on Comedy Central. It stars political humorist Stephen Colbert, a former correspondent for T...

2004.

3 Movies · 3 TV shows
The Big Bounce

The Big Bounce

2004
A small-time con artist and a real estate developer's mistress are trying to get a $200,000 score.
TV
The Tony Danza Show

The Tony Danza Show

2004
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
TV
CSI: NY

CSI: NY

5.96
2004
CSI: NY is an American police procedural television series that ran on CBS from September 22, 2004 to February 22, 2013 for a total of nine seasons and 197 original episodes. The show follows the inve...
The Forgotten

The Forgotten

6.4
2004
Telly Paretta is grieving the loss of her son. She was shocked when she was told that she had created eight years of memories about a son she never had. Telly embarked on a search to prove her son's e...
This Old Cub

This Old Cub

2004
Jeff Santo explores the life and career of his father, Chicago Cub great Ron Santo.

2003.

3 Movies
Path to War

Path to War

2003
A powerful drama of soaring ambition and shattered dreams takes a provocative look at the way the USA goes to war, as seen from inside the LBJ White House leading up to and during the Vietnam War.
Fallen Angel

Fallen Angel

2003
When Terry's father dies, he returns to the house where he was born to clean and settle the estate. Something keeps him there longer than expected. His life is changed forever when he is able to see p...
The Human Stain

The Human Stain

4.86
2003
Coleman Silk lost his job as a professor after making a racial slur. Silk is trying to clear his name by writing a book with his friend and colleague Nathan Zuckerman. Silk is having an affair with a ...

2002.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
A Gentleman's Game

A Gentleman's Game

2002
One summer at an exclusive East Coast country club, a drama revolving around characters whose lives are transformed.
Made-Up

Made-Up

2002
A look at how our obsession with youthful good looks affects women who are told their value is dependent on their appearance.
TV
CSI: Miami

CSI: Miami

5.96
2002
CSI: Miami follows Crime Scene Investigators working for the Miami-Dade Police Department as they use physical evidence, similar to their Las Vegas counterparts, to solve gruesome murders. The Miami C...

2001.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
Impostor

Impostor

6
2001
A top-secret government weapons designer is arrested by a government organization on suspicion of being a clone of a hostile alien race who wanted to take over Earth.
TV
Good Day Live

Good Day Live

2001
Good Day Live was a nationwide talk show seen weekdays on FOX affiliates throughout the US. Each FOX owned and operated station airs a separate Good Day program as part of its newscast. Some FOX stat...

2000.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
Mission to Mars

Mission to Mars

7.67
2000
A rescue mission is launched to find the crew of the first Mars expedition.
Bruno

Bruno

2000
The story of a unique young boy genius, Bruno, whose expression of his own individuality leads his family and community along an emotional journey.
TV
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

CSI: Crime Scene Investigation

6.83
2000
A Las Vegas team of forensic investigators are trained to solve criminal cases by combing the crime scene, collecting irrefutable evidence and finding the missing pieces that solve the mystery.
Reindeer Games

Reindeer Games

6
2000
After assuming his dead cellmate's identity to get with his girlfriend, an ex-con finds himself the reluctant participant in a casino robbery.

1999.

3 Movies · 1 TV show
That Championship Season

That Championship Season

1999
Four friends and their basketball coach won a championship. Their reunion turns violent when a dark secret comes to light.
TV
The Early Show

The Early Show

1999
CBS broadcasted The Early Show from New York City from 1999 to 2012 It aired from 7 to 9 a.m. Most affiliates in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones aired the show on tape-delay from 7 to 9 ...
The Green Mile

The Green Mile

6.87
1999
A supernatural tale set on death row in a Southern prison, where gentle giant John Coffey possesses the mysterious power to heal people's ailments. The head guard of the cell block tries to save the c...
It's the Rage

It's the Rage

1999
When fates collide at gun point, a rich cross-section of urban USA find their lives changed.

1998.

1 Movie
Snake Eyes

Snake Eyes

4
1998
When corrupt cop Rick Santoro witnesses a murder during a boxing match, all bets are off. It's up to him and Kevin Dunne to find out what happened. Santoro can't turn a blind eye to the shocking disco...

1997.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
George Wallace

George Wallace

1997
Gary Sinise played George Wallace in a 1997 television film. Sinise and Mare Winningham won Emmies for their performances in the film. The teleplay was based on the 1996 biography Wallace : The Classi...
TV
The View

The View

6
1997
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...

1996.

3 Movies · 2 TV shows
Albino Alligator

Albino Alligator

1996
While escaping from a failed robbery attempt, three thieves are surrounded by police at a New Orleans bar, only they are not the people the police are looking for.
Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

Lost Moon: The Triumph of Apollo 13

1996
The making of the motion picture "Apollo 13", as well as the story of the space mission it details. Featuring interviews with director Ron Howard, astronaut Jim Lovell, his wife Marilyn Lovell, produc...
TV
The Rosie O'Donnell Show

The Rosie O'Donnell Show

3.93
1996
The Rosie O'Donnell Show was an American daytime television talk show hosted and produced by actress and comedian Rosie O'Donnell. It aired for six seasons from 1996 to 2002. Topics often discussed on...
TV
The West

The West

2
1996
Ken Burns Presents: The West is a documentary film about the American Old West. The executive producer was Ken Burns. The film aired on PBS in 1996.
Ransom

Ransom

5.89
1996
When a rich man's son is kidnapped, he cooperates with the police at first but then tries a unique tactic against the criminals.

1995.

3 Movies
Truman

Truman

1995
The biography of America's President during WWII. Truman's rise from small-town nobody to leader of the USA, his decision to use the Atomic Bomb against Japan, and subsequent election as the US' post-...
Apollo 13

Apollo 13

6.33
1995
The Apollo 13 lunar mission was aborted in 1970 because of technical troubles that risked the lives of the astronauts and turned into a thrilling saga of heroism. The astronauts are drifting more than...
The Quick and the Dead

The Quick and the Dead

6
1995
A woman comes to compete in a tournament in a town that has been taken over by a man.

1994.

2 Movies · 2 TV shows
TV
The Stand

The Stand

5.2
1994
After a plague kills most of the world's population, survivors split into two groups, one led by a benevolent elder and the other by a maleficent being, to face each other in a final battle between go...
TV
Inside the Actors Studio

Inside the Actors Studio

1994
James is interviewing some of the world's most accomplished actors and directors.
Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump

7.4
1994
Robert Zemeckis' 1994 Oscar-winning film, 'Forrest Gump', has a look behind the scenes.
Forrest Gump

Forrest Gump

6.79
1994
A man with a low IQ has accomplished great things in his life and has been present at historic events far exceeding what anyone thought he could do. He has achieved a lot, but his true love is not wit...

1993.

1 Movie · 3 TV shows
Jack the Bear

Jack the Bear

1993
The story of the relationships between two sons and their father, who moves the family to California and becomes a tv horror show host after the death of his wife.
TV
Late Show with David Letterman

Late Show with David Letterman

6.5
1993
David Letterman is the host of Late Show with David Letterman on CBS. Letterman's production company, Worldwide Pants Incorporated, and CBS Television Studios produced the show. The CBS Orchestra is l...
TV
Frasier

Frasier

5.35
1993
Frasier moved back to Seattle to work as a radio psychiatrist after his policeman father was shot while on duty.
TV
Late Night with Conan O'Brien

Late Night with Conan O'Brien

6
1993
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...

1992.

3 Movies
Of Mice and Men

Of Mice and Men

6.5
1992
Two drifters, one a gentle but slow giant, try to make money working the fields during the Depression so they can fulfill their dreams.
A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear

1992
A German Platoon who wants to surrender rather than die in Germany's final war offensive is found by an American Intelligence squad. The two groups of men, isolated from the war at present, put aside ...
The Witness

The Witness

1992
Gary Sinise is a soldier in the Second World War who conducts Jews everyday to a place where only clothes come back. The soldier is disturbed by the witness and the story ends in a sad and tragic way....

1991.

1 Movie
The Grapes of Wrath

The Grapes of Wrath

1991
A stage presentation of John Steinbeck's "The Grapes of Wrath". The Steppenwolf Theater Company's production featuring the original Broadway cast. Desperately proud, but reduced to poverty by the los...

1989.

2 Movies
My Name Is Bill W.

My Name Is Bill W.

1989
It is based on the true story of Bill W. James Woods is a successful stock broker whose life falls apart after the stock crash of the 20's and how he comes to grips with his alcoholism. He formed a su...
The Final Days

The Final Days

1989
The final months of Nixon's presidency are the subject of The Final days.

1988.

1 Movie · 1 TV show
TV
China Beach

China Beach

1988
November 1967. There is a country called the U.S. In Danang, Vietnam. Army base, bar and hospital on China Beach filled with wounded soldiers and one very lovely but damaged Army Nurse Colleen McMurph...
Miles from Home

Miles from Home

1988
Two brothers who were forced off their farm in the debt stricken mid-west become folk heroes when they start robbing banks.

1987.

1 TV show
TV
thirtysomething

thirtysomething

1
1987
Thirtysomething is an American television drama about a group of baby boomers in their late thirties. It was created by Marshall Herskovitz and Edward Zwick for MGM/UA Television Group and The Bedford...

1986.

1 TV show
TV
Crime Story

Crime Story

6
1986
Lieutenant Mike Torello and his pursuit of Ray Luca are the subject of this hard-boiled tale.

1984.

2 Movies · 1 TV show
True West

True West

1984
Sam Shepard's play is performed on stage.
TV
Hunter

Hunter

1984
Frank Lupo is the creator of Hunter, a police drama series that features Fred Dryer as Sgt. They were Rick Hunter and Stepfanie Kramer. Dee Dee McCall was on NBC from 1984 to 1991. After the sixth sea...
Family Secrets

Family Secrets

1984
Three generations of women spend an emotional weekend that will change them forever.

1982.

1 TV show
TV
American Playhouse

American Playhouse

1982
The Public Broadcasting Service in the United States broadcasts American Playhouse.

1979.

1 TV show
TV
Knots Landing

Knots Landing

5.33
1979
The domestic adventures, misdeeds and everyday interactions of five families living on a cul-de-sac in a small California community were chronicled.

1978.

1 Movie
A Wedding

A Wedding

1978
Muffin's wedding is going to be a big event. The elderly priest isn't too sure of the ceremony, only the families show up as the Corelli Italian connection is suspect, security guards watch the gifts ...

1971.

1 TV show
TV
Great Performances

Great Performances

1971
Classical music, opera, popular song, musical theater, dance, drama, and performance documentaries are included in the programming portfolio of the best in the performing arts from across America and ...

1953.

1 TV show
TV
The Oscars

The Oscars

1953
The film industry is honored at an annual American awards ceremony. The Academy Award of Merit is better known as the Oscar and is given to the various category winners.

1951.

1 TV show
TV
Hallmark Hall of Fame

Hallmark Hall of Fame

8.33
1951
Hallmark Hall of Fame is an anthology program on American television, sponsored by Hallmark Cards, a Kansas City based greeting card company. The longest-running primetime series in the history of tel...

Unknown Year.

1 Movie
No Better Place to Die

No Better Place to Die

The 82nd Airborne Division was unable to capture and hold important crossing points over the Merderet River during the first 3 days of the Normandy invasion. The hours and days went by and the water t...
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