Gary Sinise Biography

Birthday: 1955-03-17
Place of Birth: Blue Island, Illinois USA
Height: 5' 9" (1.75 m)
Wiki Biography: Gary Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois. His family later 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) (TV) 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. Gary's father is the film editor Robert L. Sinise, A.C.E.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Forgotten Dr. Jack Munce 2004 Drama
CSI: NY Detective Mac Taylor 2004 - 2013 Action
Truman Harry S. Truman 2011
Fat Chef Detective Mac Taylor 2012 Reality Tv
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Quick and the Dead 1963 Romance, 0
My Name is Bill W. 1989 Drama
Of Mice and Men George Milton 1992
A Midnight Clear 1992 Drama
Jack the Bear 1993 Drama
The Stand Stu Redman 1994 Adventure, Drama, Fantasy
Apollo 13 Ken Mattingly 1995 0, 0
Ransom! Det. Jimmy Shaker 1996 Crime, Thriller
Ransom Det. Jimmy Shaker 1996 Crime, Thriller
Albino Alligator Milo 1997 Crime, Drama, Thriller
George Wallace George C. Wallace 1997 Drama
Snake Eyes Commander Kevin Dunne 1998 Game Show, Comedy, 0
Mission to Mars Jim McConnell 2000 0, 0, Sport
Bruno Dino Battaglia 2000 Comedy, Drama
Made-Up Duncan Tivey 2002 Comedy, Drama
A Gentleman's Game Foster Pearse 2002 Drama, Sport
The Forgotten Dr. Jack Munce 2003 0
The Human Stain Nathan Zuckerman 2003 0, Game Show
The Big Bounce Ray Ritchie 2004 Crime, Thriller, Comedy
This Old Cub 2004
Open Season Shaw 2006