Mission to Mars

Gary Sinise

b.3/17/1955  Highland Park, Illinois

Bass player in high school rock band and leading actor in school plays    First leading role in high school play: “West Side Story”    Popular actor in community theatre productions in metro Chicago    Co-founder (with other actors such as John Malkovich) of the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago  Sinise performs and directs for the Company and expands his repertoire to Broadway where he plays leading roles in “True West” and “The Grapes of Wrath”    Military service: portrayed Vietnam soldier Lt. Dan in movie “Forrest Gump” and formed rock music group “Lt. Dan Band” as fundraiser for The Gary Sinise Foundation in support of all American active duty personnel and veterans    TV serials and movies: “The Stand” 1994 “CSI New York” 2004-2013 “Magnificent Desolation” 2005 “CSI Miami” 2004-05 “Missions that Changed the  War: Enola Gay” 2012 “Criminal Minds” 2015 (co-starring fellow Chicago actor Joe Mantegna)   Tony Award nomination Best Director “Buried Child” (written by another fellow Chicago native Sam Shepard)    Tony Award  nomination Best Actor “The Grapes of Wrath” 1990    Emmy Award Best Actor “George Wallace” 1997   Tony Award nomination Best Actor “One Flew Over the Kukoo’s Nest” 2001    Presidential Citizen’s Medal recipient (from President George W. Bush) 2008    First cinematic movie: “A Wedding” (bit part) 1978


A Wedding, A Midnight Clear, Of Mice and Men, Jack the Bear, The Quick and the Dead, Forrest Gump, Apollo XIII, Ransom, Snake Eyes, Rainbow Games, Mission to Mars, The Big Bounce, the Forgotten, Captain America, Beyond Glory