Currently alive, at 61 years of age.
1955 – He was born on the 17th day of March this year in Blue Island, Illinois, USA.
1973 – He and his two friends, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry, founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. Since its founding, Steppenwolf has showcased the talents of such notable actors as Kevin Anderson, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Glenne Headly, John Malkovich, Jim True-Frost and Laurie Metcalf.
1981 – Sinise married Moira Harris in this year. They have three children together: Sophia Ana born in 1988, McCanna Anthony in 1990, and Ella Jane in 1992.
1982 – Sinise’s career began to take off when he directed and starred in Steppenwolf’s production of True West.
1983 – On this year, he earned an Obie Award for his direction and a year later appeared with John Malkovich in the PBS’ American Playhouse production of the play.
1988 – This year, Gary directed Miles from Home, a movie starring Richard Gere, about two brothers’ fight against the foreclosure of the family farm.
1994 – He was nominated for his performance in the Academy Award’s Best Supporting Actor Category for his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the movie “Forest Gump”.
1996 – He won Golden Globe’s Award Best Actor for the movie “Truman”. He also played a corrupt cop in the Ron Howard dramatic hit “Ransom”.
1998 – He won Emmy Award’s Best Actor in a Mini series for the film “George Wallace”.
2003 – He has been involved with the Lt. Dan Band, performing for charities and non-profit organisations including the United Service Organizations and Operation Iraqi Children. Also in this year, he was awarded an honorary doctorate in humane letters by Amherst College.
2004 – He began his first regular television series, in the crime drama CSI: New York, in which he plays Detective Mac Taylor. Sinise’s musical prowess is demonstrated in CSI: NY season 2 episodes 14, where, in the last moments of the episode, he plays the bass guitar in a jazz club with musicians Kimo and Carol Williams.
2006 – He played and voice over for the role of Shaw in “Open Season”.