An actor, director and a brilliant musician, Gary Sinise, one of the most gifted, was born on March 17 th, 1955 in Blue Island, Illinois, United States. Gary Sinise was born into a Roman Catholic family to Robert L. Sinise, a film editor, and his wife Mylles (Alsip) Sinise. He is now married to Moira Harris and has three children. Though he went to Glenbard West High School but he completed his graduation from Glenbard West High School. After his graduation, he established Steppenwolf Theater Company with his friends Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry. It was a huge step in Gray's career. This theater provided a platform where he can work on his acting and directing skills.
This theater also demonstrated the performers of all time like Kevin Anderson, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Ethan Hawke, and William Petersen. In 1983, Gary was working on one of his amazing productions, "Orphans". It was a great hit and had him moving to places. He moved from Chicago to New York. And even to London. He later worked on many Steppenwolf Theater Company's productions in The West End of London. His career hit a biggie when he directed and starred in one of Steppenwolf's production of "True West" for which he even earned an "Obie Award." He later directed many of Steppenwolf's productions. He starred and contributed to many great films.
He partnered up with
Tom Hanks in three of the blockbuster movies which are "
Forrest Gump", "Apollo 13", and "The Green Mile". He wrote the storyline for the famous TV Show “CSI: New York.” He even starred in that show playing the character of Detective Mac Taylor. As a musician, he even showcased his talent of music in few episodes of this show. He even voiced the narration of World War 2 in History Channel. He even co-founded a band with one of his friends named Lt. Dan Band which is named after a character that Gary portrayed in the movie “Forrest Gump”. He’s an amazing bass guitarist. Gary, apart from being such a talented celebrity, he is also a very kind and generous person off screen.
His love towards the veterans is very admirable. His support and his humanitarian work for the vets were so astonishing that he received a President Citizen Medal from the President George W. Bush. He is an active member of various military based organizations all across the globe. His dedication in helping the vets and the military personnel was heartfelt. The Marine Corps even named him an “honorary Marine'. He took part in many events and helped these organizations raise money. His work, his sacrifice, his service was so good that recently he was presented with “Sylvanus Thayer Award’