Gary Sinise Biography (1955-)

Born March 17, 1955, in Blue Island, IL; son of Robert L. (a film editor) andMillie Sinise; married Moira Harris (an actress), 1981; children: Sophie, McCanna, Ella. Addresses: Agent: Patrick Whitesell, Endeavor, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., 10th Floor, Beverly Hill, CA 90212.; Manager: Gerry Harrington, Brillstein-Gray Entertainment, 9150 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 350, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Staci Wolfe, Polaris PR, 8135 W. 4th St., 2nd Floor, LosAngeles, CA 90048.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, director, producer
Birth Details
March 17, 1955
Blue Island, Illinois, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • George Milton, Of Mice and Men, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992
  • Vance "Mother" Wilkins, A Midnight Clear, InterStar Releasing, 1992
  • Norman Strick, Jack the Bear, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Lieutenant Dan Taylor, Forrest Gump, Paramount, 1994
  • Ken Mattingly, Apollo 13, Universal Pictures, 1995
  • Marshall (Ellen's father), The Quick and the Dead, TriStar Pictures, 1995
  • Detective Jimmy Shaker, Ransom, Touchstone, 1996
  • Milo, Albino Alligator, Miramax, 1996
  • Commander Kevin Dunne, Snake Eyes, Paramount, 1998
  • Being John Malkovich, United International Pictures, 1999
  • Norton Morgan, All the Rage (also known as It's the Rage),New City, 1999
  • Burt Hammersmith, The Green Mile (also known as Stephen King'sThe Green Mile), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Gabriel Mercer, Reindeer Games, 2000
  • Jim McConnell, Mission to Mars (also known as M2M), Buena Vista, 2000
  • Dino Battaglia, Bruno (also known as The Dress Code), New Angel, 2000
  • Foster Pearse, A Gentleman's Game, First Look, 2001
  • Spence Olham, Impostor, Dimension, 2002
  • Duncan Tivey, Made-Up, Sister, 2002
  • Also appeared in Dancing at the Blue Iguana.
  • Film Work
  • Director, Miles from Home (also known as Farm of the Year),Cinecom, 1988
  • Director and producer, Of Mice and Men, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, 1992
  • Producer (with Gary Fleder), Impostor, 2002
  • Television Appearances
  • Movies
  • Motorcyclist, Family Secrets, NBC, 1984
  • Ebby Thatcher, "My Name Is Bill W," Hallmark Hall of Fame, ABC, 1989
  • Richard Ben-Veniste, The Final Days, 1989
  • Tom Joad, The Grapes of Wrath, PBS, 1991
  • Harry S. Truman (title role), Truman, HBO, 1995
  • Tom Daley, That Championship Season, Showtime, 1999
  • Norton Morgan, It's the Rage (also known as All the Rage),2000
  • George Wallace (uncredited), Path to War, 2002
  • Episodic
  • Howie Dressler, "For Love or Money," Crime Story, NBC, 1987
  • Tony Rutherford, "Lullaby," Hunter, NBC, 1990
  • Inside the Actors Studio, 1994
  • Voice of Sid, "The Club," Frasier, NBC, 1995
  • Specials
  • Austin, "True West," American Playhouse, PBS, 1984
  • Young Soldier, The Witness, Showtime, 1993
  • Through the Eyes of Forrest Gump, 1994
  • Inside the Academy Awards, TNT, 1995
  • The Making of Apollo 13, Sci-Fi Channel, 1995
  • Chicago on Stage, PBS, 1995
  • The American Film Institute Salute to Steve Spielberg, NBC, 1995
  • Narrator, Inside the Space Shuttle, Discovery Channel, 1998
  • Sam Shepard: Stalking Himself (documentary), PBS, 1998
  • Sports Illustrated's Sportsman of the Year 2000, CBS, 2000
  • Mayday! Lost at Sea (documentary), PBS, 2001
  • Macy's 4th of July Fireworks Spectacular, NBC, 2001
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, The 21st Annual People's Choice Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The Screen Actors Guild Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 54th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 1997
  • Presenter, The 19th Annual CableACE Awards, TNT, 1997
  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, UPN, 1998
  • Presenter, Lifetime Presents Disney's American Teacher Awards, Lifetime, 2000
  • The First Ten Awards: Tony 2001, PBS, 2001
  • Presenter, My VH1 Music Awards, VH1, 2001
  • American Veteran Awards, History Channel, 2002
  • Miniseries
  • Stu Redman, The Stand (also known as Stephen King's The Stand), ABC, 1994
  • Voice, The West (documentary), PBS, 1996
  • George C. Wallace (title role), George Wallace, TNT, 1997
  • Television Director
  • Episodic
  • "Fortune in Men's Eyes" and "Torello on Trial," Crime Story, NBC,1987
  • "The Always Goodbye," China Beach, 1988
  • "About Last Night" and "New Parents," thirtysomething, ABC, 1989
  • Television Producer
  • Movies
  • That Championship Season, Showtime, 1999
  • Stage Appearances
  • The Physicist, 1973
  • The Indian Wants the Bronx, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago,IL, 1976
  • Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1977
  • The Collection, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1979
  • Getting Out, 1980
  • Loose Ends, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1982
  • Austin, True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • Dopey, Balm in Gilead, Minetta Lane Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Billy, Streamers, Eisenhower Theatre, John F. Kennedy Center, Washington, DC, 1986
  • Mick, The Caretaker, Circle in the Square, New York City, 1986
  • Tom Joad, The Grapes of Wrath, Cort Theatre, New York City, 1990,later London, Chicago, and La Jolla, CA
  • Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1997
  • Randie P. McMurphy, One Flew over the Cuckoo's Nest, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, later London, 2000, then Royale Theatre, New York City, 2001
  • Also appeared in The Seahorse and The Fifth of July.
  • Stage Work
  • Director
  • Waiting for the Parade, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Chicago, IL,1981
  • True West, Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City, 1982
  • The Miss Firecracker Contest, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1983
  • Tracers, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1984
  • Landscape of the Body, 1984
  • Orphans, Cheryl Crawford Theatre, New York City, 1985
  • Frank's Wild Years, Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1986
  • Road to Nirvana, 1993
  • (And co-producer) Buried Child, New York City, 1996
  • Also directed Action.
  • RECORDINGS
  • Taped Readings
  • Has recorded several books on tape, including John Steinbeck's Of Miceand Men and Travels with Charley, both Penguin-Highbridge Audio,and Stephen King's Nightmares and Dreamscapes.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Periodicals
    • Entertainment Weekly, July 29, 1994, p.25
    • New York Times, July 27, 1994, p.1114-15

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