Gary Sinise

Gary Sinise

Highest Rated: 100% Path to War (2002)

Lowest Rated: 15% The Big Bounce (2004)

Birthday: Mar 17, 1955

Birthplace: Blue Island, Illinois, USA

As one of the founding members of the renowned Steppenwolf Theater, actor Gary Sinise honed his skills on the stage before becoming an accomplished supporting and lead actor on television and in films. Sinise began his rise to prominence with a taped stage performance of Sam Shepard's "True West" (PBS, 1984), which was previously performed off-Broadway to great acclaim. But his first real forays into Hollywood were as a director, not an actor - he helmed episodes of "Crime Story" (NBC, 1986-88) and "thirtysomething" (ABC, 1987-1991), while making his feature directorial debut with "Miles from Home" (1988), before finally stepping in front of the camera for a memorable performance as an emotionally fragile soldier in "A Midnight Clear" (1992). He next received high praise for both his directing and acting with his adaptation of "Of Mice and Men" (1992). But Sinise soon delivered his most enduring role, playing Lt. Dan in the winning drama "Forrest Gump" (1994), a role many fans identified with the actor for the rest of his career. Following a pivotal supporting turn in Ron Howard's "Apollo 13" (1995), he went on to deliver two powerful leading performances of historical figures, playing "Truman" (HBO, 1995) and "George Wallace" (TNT, 1997); the latter of which earned him an Emmy Award. A string of varied roles, playing both hero and villain in movies like "Reindeer Games" (2000), "Mission to Mars" (2000) and "The Human Stain" (2003) soon followed. But he took an unpredictable turn toward series television, landing the lead role in the hit spin-off procedural, "CSI: NY" (CBS, 2004-2013). While the show took him away from features, Sinise nonetheless remained a prominent performer capable of maintaining a high-level of public interest and critical acclaim. After that series folded in 2013, Sinise moved into a similar role in another procedural spin-off, "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders" (CBS 2016- ).

Highest rated movies

Path to War
Of Mice and Men
Apollo 13
A Midnight Clear
The Green Mile
Forrest Gump




No Score Yet No Score Yet Into Flight Once More Narrator - 2022
40% 73% Joe Bell Sheriff Westin (Character) $1.4M 2020
49% 98% I Still Believe Tom Camp (Character) $9.1M 2020
22% 88% Sgt. Will Gardner Larry (Character) - 2019
No Score Yet 89% Steve McQueen: American Icon Narrator - 2017
No Score Yet 67% Thank You for Your Service Unknown (Character) - 2015
No Score Yet No Score Yet Beyond Glory Military Voice (Voice) - 2015
No Score Yet 50% We Believe Narrator - 2009
70% 68% Brothers at War Executive Producer $152.8K 2009
49% 57% Open Season Shaw (Voice) - 2006
31% 36% The Forgotten Dr. Munce (Character) $66.6M 2004
74% 85% This Old Cub Self - 2004
15% 24% The Big Bounce Ray Ritchie (Character) $6.5M 2004
42% 48% The Human Stain Nathan Zuckerman (Character) $5.4M 2003
No Score Yet 78% Fallen Angel Terry McQuinn (Character) - 2003
100% 73% Path to War George Wallace (Character) - 2002
39% No Score Yet Made-Up Duncan Tivey (Character) - 2002
No Score Yet 58% A Gentleman's Game Foster Pearse (Character) - 2001
24% 41% Impostor Spence Olham (Character),
$6.1M 2001
20% 69% Bruno Dino Battaglia (Character) - 2000
24% 30% Mission to Mars Jim McConnell (Character) $60.9M 2000
25% 27% Reindeer Games Gabriel (Character) $23.4M 2000
No Score Yet No Score Yet That Championship Season Tom Daley (Character),
Executive Producer
- 1999
27% 44% All the Rage Unknown (Character) - 1999
79% 94% The Green Mile Burt Hammersmith (Character) $136.8M 1999
41% 35% Snake Eyes Commander Kevin Dunne (Character) $55.6M 1998
No Score Yet 65% George Wallace Unknown (Character) - 1997
74% 62% Ransom Det. Jimmy Shaker (Character) $136.5M 1996
50% 42% Albino Alligator Milo (Character) $326.3K 1996
58% 53% The Quick and the Dead Marshal/Ellen's father (in flashback sequences) (Character) $17.3M 1995
88% 74% Truman Harry S. Truman (Character) - 1995
96% 87% Apollo 13 Ken Mattingly (Character) $173.8M 1995
71% 95% Forrest Gump Lt. Dan Taylor (Character) $330.3M 1994
97% 82% Of Mice and Men George Milton (Character),
$5.0M 1992
88% 79% A Midnight Clear Vance `'Mother'` Wilkins (Character) $580.9K 1992
29% 59% Jack the Bear Norman Strick (Character) $4.7M 1991
No Score Yet 75% The Final Days Richard Ben-Veniste (Character) - 1989
No Score Yet 75% My Name Is Bill W. Ebby (Character) - 1989
60% 58% Miles From Home Director - 1988
No Score Yet No Score Yet Family Secrets Motorcyclist (Character) - 1984


25% 56% Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders Unit Chief Jack Garrett (Character) 2016-2017
No Score Yet 0% The Talk Guest 2012 2016-2017
No Score Yet 84% Criminal Minds Unknown (Guest Star) 2015
No Score Yet 80% CSI: New York Det. Mack "Mac" Taylor (Character),
No Score Yet 81% CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Unknown (Guest Star) 2013
No Score Yet No Score Yet Larry King Now Guest 2013
No Score Yet 100% The Colbert Report Guest 2011
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show Guest 2009-2010
No Score Yet No Score Yet American Chopper - Senior vs Junior Self 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet WWII Lost Films Narrator 2009
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2009
No Score Yet No Score Yet NASA's Greatest Missions Narrator 2008
No Score Yet No Score Yet Rachael Ray Guest 2006
No Score Yet 67% CSI: Miami Unknown (Guest Star) 2004-2005
No Score Yet 100% The Daily Show With Jon Stewart Guest 2001
No Score Yet No Score Yet Inside the Actors Studio Guest 1999
95% 94% Frasier Sid (Guest Voice) 1995
70% 68% Stephen King's The Stand Unknown (Character) 1994
No Score Yet No Score Yet Hunter Lord Tony Rutherford (Guest Star) 1990