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Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

Gary Sinise treats wounded veterans to Disneyland

March 1 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Sinise took 50 veterans on trip to California as part of his non-profit foundation.
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Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

Bill Clinton: Truman's belief in global neighborhoods still relevant

KANSAS CITY, Mo., May 9 (UPI) -- Former U.S. President Bill Clinton, the Harry S. Truman Good Neighbor Award winner, said Truman's belief in building neighbors globally remains relevant today.

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Two-episode 'CSI' crossover event planned

Two-episode 'CSI' crossover event planned

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 20 (UPI) -- Characters played by U.S. actors Ted Danson and Gary Sinise will team up to solve a mystery in a two-part "CSI" crossover event, CBS said Tuesday.

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Sinise donates school supplies to Haiti

Sinise donates school supplies to Haiti

DORAL, Fla., June 1 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Gary Sinise, co-founder of Operation International Children, said he was donating 2,560 school supply kits to children in Haiti.
'The Stand' headed to the big screen

'The Stand' headed to the big screen

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 2 (UPI) -- A big-screen adaptation of Stephen King's epic novel "The Stand" is in the works, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

Sinise to co-host Memorial Day concert

WASHINGTON, April 22 (UPI) -- Actors Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna are to serve as co-hosts of the 2010 National Memorial Day Concert in Washington, Capital Concerts said Thursday.
Sinise produces pro-military documentary

Sinise produces pro-military documentary

CHICAGO, March 11 (UPI) -- Actor Gary Sinise says the new documentary he produced, "Brothers at War," shows his support of the U.S. military.
Palin says celeb support doesn't matter

Palin says celeb support doesn't matter

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 4 (UPI) -- Republican U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin says she doesn't think celebrity endorsements carry much weight with regular voters.
Bill Murray to sky dive at air show

Bill Murray to sky dive at air show

CHICAGO, July 21 (UPI) -- Film actor and Illinois native Bill Murray is scheduled to jump out of a plane at next month's Chicago Air and Water Show, organizers said.

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Gary Sinise brings Internet to veterans

MAYWOOD, Ill., Dec. 29 (UPI) -- Wounded veterans at the Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital in Maywood, Ill., are about to get access to the Internet, thanks in part to actor Gary Sinise.
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Gary Alan Sinise ( /siˈniːs/; born March 17, 1955) is a U.S. actor, film director and muse. During his career, Sinise has won various awards including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1992, Sinise directed, and played the role of George Milton in the successful film adaptation Of Mice and Men. Sinise was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Truman, as Harry S. Truman. In 1996, he played a corrupt police officer in the dramatic hit Ransom, Detective Jimmy Shaker. In 1998, Sinise was awarded an Emmy Award for the television film George Wallace, a portrayal of the late George C. Wallace. Since 2004, Sinise has starred in CBS's CSI: NY as Detective Mac Taylor.

Sinise was born in Blue Island, Illinois, the son of Mylles S. (née Alsip; b. 1932) and Robert L. Sinise (b. 1931), the latter of whom was a film editor. He is of part Italian ancestry. He attended Highland Park High School, in Highland Park, Illinois, and continued his education at State University of New York at Oneonta, in Oneonta, New York. In 1974, Sinise and 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 Joan Allen, Kevin Anderson, Gary Cole, Ethan Hawke, Glenne Headly, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Martha Plimpton, Jim True-Frost and most recently William Petersen. At Steppenwolf, Sinise honed his acting and directing skills, received a Joseph Jefferson Award for his direction of Lyle Kessler's play Orphans, that took him from Chicago, to New York to London's West End, and worked on more than thirty of the company's productions.

In 1982, Sinise's career began to take off when he directed and starred in Steppenwolf's production of True West. In 1983, 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. In 1988, Sinise directed Miles from Home, a film starring Richard Gere, about two brothers' fight against the foreclosure of the family farm. Sinise has appeared in many films including: Forrest Gump, Of Mice and Men (which he directed), Apollo 13, Reindeer Games, Snake Eyes, Ransom, Mission to Mars, The Stand and Impostor. He narrated the audio books for John Steinbeck's Travels with Charley. He also had a role in the film The Green Mile also starring Tom Hanks.

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