Gary Sinise Biography, Age, Ransom, Imposter, Republican and Awards

Gary Sinise Biography

Gary Sinise, born Gary Alan Sinise, is an American award-winning actor, director, and musician. His awards are An Emmy award, a Golden Globe award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame.

He has been nominated for an academy award.  Alan has had memorable appearances in films like: Of Mice and Men, Forrest Gump, Truman, Ransom.

He also performed in The CBS series CSI: NY, the George Wallace television series and Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Gary Sinise Age

He was born on March 17, 1955, in Blue Island Illinois. He is 68 years old as of 2023.

Family |Parents |Siblings

He was born to Robert L. Sinise, father, and Mylles Sinise, his mother. His father was a film editor. Robert also served in the navy in the early 50s.

His mother was a homemaker dedicated to raising Gary and his siblings.

Sinise has one sister and one brother. His brother, Craig Sinise is married to Kelly and together they have 3 children, all sons. His sister Lori Egbert, a happy wife, mother and grandmother.

Wife |Moira Harris | Marriage

He married Moira Harris, an actress,  in 1981. They are happily married with three children.

Gary Sinise Children

He has three children: McCanna  Anthony Sinise, Ella Sinise, and Sophie Sinise. McCanna, born on November 10, 1990, is well known for his works in Luna and Lars, Impostor and Mission to Mars as an actor and composer.

Ella, born in 1992, is the youngest of the three. The firstborn Sophie, born on November 9, 1988. Sophie has had an appearance in Swamp Shark, Fear Not and CSI: NY.

Gary Sinise Career

He started becoming well known after directing and starring in True West, a Steppenwolf’s production in 1982.  Sinise earned an Obie award for this direction.

He was then portrayed in PBS’ with John Malkovich a year later. Gary directed Miles From Home in 1988. He has acted in Forrest Gump, Appolo 13, The Green Mile, Of Mice and Men, Reindeer Games, Snake Eyes, Ransom, Mission to Mars, The Stand and Impostor.

He has also made appearances in the television series CSI New York. Sinise has hosted Epcot Ride Mission: SPACE at Disney World, Orlando, Florida.

He has modelled for Baume and Mercier watches. He co-founded Operation Iraqi Children. Gary has narrated: When We Left Earth in 2008 on the Discovery channel, Army Strong recruitment ads in 2008.

He was the spokesman for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial.Along with David Scantling, he produced the Iraq war documentary, Brothers at War.

He narrated  World war II in HD on the History Channel, World war II documentary ‘Missions That Changed The War’ on the Military Channel.  Sinise also started the Cadillac commercials. He sang in ‘The Word Of Promise’, a Thomas Nelson audio Bible production in 2009 as David.

On the seventeenth of April 2017, He received a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame. On October 30, 2017, he was selected as Grand Marshal of the Pasadena Tournament of Roses Parade, to be held on the new year 2018.

Gary Sinise Net Worth

Sinise has an estimated net worth of $40 million as of 2023.


From his talk at the Knights Of Colombus Annual Convention, he has shown his gradual move to the Catholic faith.

Originally, he was not part of any religion until his wife returned to her formerly abandoned Catholic roots in 2000. It took him a while, but in 2010 he confirmed his faith.


He stands at a height of  5 ft 8. ( 1.75 m or 175 cm.)

The Gary Sinise Foundation

This is a group dedicated to taking care of Defenders, Veterans First Responders, their families and those in need. They support programs that improve and entertain these people. The group was founded by Gary. The group has positively impacted many lives.

Gary Sinise Forrest Gump

Gary played the role of a supporting actor in the 1994 film. The film was based on a 1986 novel by Winston Groom. Forrest Gump is an American comedy-drama film starring Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump.

Imposter Gary Sinise

This film stars him as Spencer Olham, as an innocent person trying to prove his innocence. The film is based on the 1953 short story by Phillip K. Dick. The thriller was released on September 20, 2002, in South Korea.

Gary Sinise Truman

Truman is a 1995 film starring Gary as Harry S Truman. Despite his humble background, He became President in World War II. The tagline of the film being, ‘It took the hand of a farmer to shape a nation’ for it was he who used the first atomic bomb.


He performed as detective Jimmy Shaker in the film starring Mel Gibson. The film is about an airline owner whose son is kidnapped and is supposed to pay ransom for his release.

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Gary Sinise Of Mice And Men

George ( Gary) and Lennie are workers in a ranch. They are given the chance to own part of the ranch. Their newfound opportunity is facing challenges as Lennie has an infatuation with the owner’s daughter.

Gary Sinise And The Lt Dan Band

The band was founded by Gary and Kimo perform at various shows and raise money for disabled veterans. It was named after the character portrayed by him on ‘Forrest Gump’, Lieutenant Dan Taylor.

Gary Sinise Politics | Republican

He is a Republican. He donated $2,300 to the primary presidential campaign in Arizona in June 2008.Gary also donated to the Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney. Despite his republican views, he refused to support Donald Trump in 2016. Sinise criticized Trump after capturing and imprisoning Senator McCain as a prisoner of war.

Gary Sinise Legs

In the film Forrest Gump, Sinise was expertly shown as a cripple. This brought a lot of questions to people’s minds if he really was a cripple. In truth, they used a special blue fabric to cover his legs. With a process known as Chromakeying, they were able to hide his legs from the footage.