Career

2017

Untitled Criminal Minds Spinoff
Jack Garrett

Stars
Alana De La Garza, Daniel Henney, Tyler James Williams, Annie Funke

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2014

Navy SEALs: Their Untold Story
Narrator

Director
Carol L. Fleisher

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Medal of Honor: The History
Narrator

Director
Nathan Haun

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Amazon

Captain America: The Winter Soldier
The Smithsonian Narrator

Directors
Anthony Russo, Joe Russo

Stars
Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson, Robert Redford

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2013

CSI:NY
Detective Mac Taylor

CSI: NY ran for nearly a decade. The series, the role and the folks I worked with were all wonderful. Being on set for that long with the same group of people starts to feel like a family. The producers and I started hosting a mid-season bash for the crew and their families with a cookout on the backlot and a Lt. Dan Band concert—each year we tried to top ourselves until, thanks to our incredible special effects crew, we brought out a full pyrotechnics show and a fireworks display. It was really special.

Beyond that, however, CSI: NY afforded me the rare stability to do a lot of things. As an actor, your next job is always in question. But being on the series, knowing I did not have to worry about the next acting job during that time, allowed me to travel the world in support of our defenders. It gave me the resources to contribute to non-profit organizations and eventually establish my own foundation. And being on television every week allowed me to bring the public’s attention to many important causes. It was a blessing in so many different ways. I loved our wonderful cast and crew and will forever cherish that time.

Creators
Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker

Stars
Carmine Giovinazzo, Sela Ward, Hill Harper, Eddie Cahill, Anna Belknap, Robert Joy, A.J. Buckley, Melina Kanakaredes

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2012

High Flight: A Voyage to the Edge of Infinity
Gary Sinise

Director
Jon Tennyson

Stars
Gary Sinise

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Missions That Changed the War
Narrator

Stars
Gary Sinise, Walter Boyne, Kurt Braatz

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2011

A Game of Honor
Narrator

Director
Peter Radovich, Jr.

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Lt. Dan Band: For the Common Good
As Self

Director
Jonathan Flora

Featuring
Gary Sinise, Jon Voight, Robert Duvall, Raquel Welch, Connie Stevens

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Travels with Charley in Search of America
Audiobook Narrator

Author
John Steinbeck

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Amazon

Of Mice and Men
Audiobook Narrator

Author
John Steinbeck

Links
Amazon

2009

Beyond All Boundaries
Ernie Pyle

Director
David Briggs

Stars
Kevin Bacon, Corbin Bleu, Patricia Clarkson

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WWII in HD
Narrator

Featuring
Franklin D. Roosevelt (archive footage), Charles Scheffel, Justin Bartha, Ron Livingston, Rob Lowe

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When We Left Earth: The NASA Missions
Narrator

Stars
Gene Kranz, Gary Sinise, Buzz Aldrin

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We Believe: Chicago and Its Cubs
Narrator

Director
John Scheinfeld

Stars
Gary Sinise, Lou Piniella, Ron Santo

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Brothers at War
Executive Producer

Director
Jake Rademacher

Stars
Jake Rademacher, Isaac Rademacher, Joe Rademacher

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Nightmares & Dreamscapes, Volume III
Audiobook Narrator

Author
Stephen King

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Amazon

On the Road in Iraq with Our Troops and Gary Sinise
Gary Sinise

Director
Jonathan Flora

Stars
Gary Sinise, Jonathan Flora, Kimo Williams

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2006

Open Season
Shaw

Director
Roger Allers, Jill Culton, Anthony Stacchi

Stars
Ashton Kutcher, Martin Lawrence, Debra Messing, Billy Connolly

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2005

CSI: Miami
Mac Taylor

Creators
Ann Donahue, Carol Mendelsohn, Anthony E. Zuiker

Stars
David Caruso, Emily Procter, Adam Rodriguez, Rex Linn, Jonathan Togo, Eva LaRue, Khandi Alexander

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2004

The Forgotten
Dr. Jack Munce

Director
Joseph Ruben

Stars
Julianne Moore, Dominic West, Christopher Kovaleski

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The Big Bounce
Ray Ritchie

Director
George Armitage

Stars
Owen Wilson, Morgan Freeman, Gary Sinise, Charlie Sheen

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2003

Fallen Angel
Terry McQuinn

Director
Michael Switzer

Stars
Gary Sinise, Joely Richardson, Gordon Pinsent

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The Human Stain
Nathan Zuckerman

Director
Robert Benton

Stars
Anthony Hopkins, Nicole Kidman, Ed Harris, Gary Sinise

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Mission: Space
Capcom

Director
Peter Hastings

Stars
Parminder Nagra, Gary Sinise

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2002

A Gentleman's Game
Foster Pearse

Director
J. Mills Goodloe

Stars
Mason Gamble, Gary Sinise, Philip Baker Hall, Dylan Baker

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Hideous Man

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
John Malkovich, Camilla Rutherford, Arielle Dombasle

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Path to War
George Wallace

Director
John Frankenheimer

Stars
Michael Gambon, Donald Sutherland, Alec Baldwin, Bruce McGill, James Frain

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Made-Up
Duncan Tivey

Director
Tony Shalhoub

Stars
Brooke Adams, Lynne Adams, Eva Amurri Martino, Kalen Conover, Light Rand

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2001

Impostor
Spencer Olham

Director
Gary Fleder

Stars
Shane Brolly, Vincent D'Onofrio, Gary Sinise, Madeleine Stowe

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2000

Bruno
Dino Battaglia

Director
Shirley MacLaine

Stars
Alex D. Linz, Shirley MacLaine, Gary Sinise

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Randle P. McMurphy

Director
Terry Kinney

Stars
K. Todd Freeman, Mariann Mayberry, Amy Morton, Gary Sinise, Rick Snyder

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Steppenwolf

Mission to Mars
Jim McConnell

Director
Brian De Palma

Stars
Tim Robbins, Gary Sinise, Don Cheadle, Connie Nielsen, Jerry O'Connell

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Reindeer Games
Gabriel

Director
John Frankenheimer

Stars
Ben Affleck, Gary Sinise, Charlize Theron, James Frain, Dana Stubblefield, Mark Acheson

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1999

The Green Mile
Burt Hammersmith

Director
Frank Darabont

Stars
Tom Hanks, Michael Clarke Duncan, David Morse, Bonnie Hunt, James Cromwell

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That Championship Season
Tom Daley

Director
Paul Sorvino

Stars
Vincent D'Onofrio, Terry Kinney, Tony Shalhoub, Gary Sinise, Paul Sorvino

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All the Rage
Morgan

Director
James D. Stern

Stars
Joan Allen, Jeff Daniels, Robert Forster, Andre Braugher, Bokeem Woodbine

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1998

Snake Eyes
Tom Daley

Director
Brian De Palma

Stars
Nicolas Cage, Gary Sinise, John Heard, Carla Gugino, Stan Shaw

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1997

George Wallace
George C. Wallace

Having just done a political biopic (Truman), I initially passed when I got a call about George Wallace. Not long after, I’m having a meeting with the legendary film director John Frankenheimer, at the Hamburger Hamlet in Brentwood of all places, talking about a project he’s working on with producer Brian Gazer called The Long Rains. Suddenly, Frankenheimer pulls out the script for George Wallace and starts talking about it. I didn’t know he was involved in the project.

I took the script home, read it, and told John that I still had some reservations. He shouts, “No! No! You can’t pass on this! Let me come out to your house right now and show you some video tape and we'll talk about it some more!” Before I know it, John Frankenheimer is pulling into my driveway. He’s brought tapes and books on George Wallace and here he is, sitting in my living room, John Frankenheimer, who has worked with everybody in the world and he wants me to do this project with him, and he’s not going to take no for an answer.

I’m glad he didn’t. I did the film and George Wallace ended up being one of the best experiences and certainly one of the best acting moments I’ve ever had. And John and I became fast, deep, very good friends. It was something I’ll always be grateful to him for.

Director
John Frankenheimer

Stars
Gary Sinise, Mare Winningham, Clarence Williams III, Joe Don Baker, Angelina Jolie

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Stanley Kowalski

Director
Terry Kinney

Stars
Kathryn Erbe, Amy Morton, Gary Sinise, Rick Snyder

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Steppenwolf

1996

Ransom
Det. Jimmy Shaker

I nearly turned down the role of Jimmy Shaker because I just couldn’t see myself in the guy. When I read the script I hated him. He’s just a purely evil human being. And the fact that I had young kids at the time only made me hate him all the more. But it kept nagging at me, as did the idea of passing up working with Ron [Howard] again. Eventually, I spoke with Ron about it and he was receptive to my concerns about the character. Richard Price was the very talented writer and we, Ron and I, worked with him to shape the role into something we were all satisfied with. From there, I was fully committed to embracing the darkness of Jimmy Shaker—and it was a blast. Everyone involved in the project was top-tier talent. Mel Gibson, producers Brian Grazer and Scott Rudin, a great cast and crew. In Ransom, Ron really crafted an exceptional thriller.

Director
Ron Howard

Stars
Mel Gibson, Gary Sinise, Rene Russo, Brawley Nolte, Delroy Lindo, Lili Taylor, Liev Schreiber, Donnie Wahlberg

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Albino Alligator
Milo

Director
Kevin Spacey

Stars
Matt Dillon, Faye Dunaway, Gary Sinise, William Fichtner, Viggo Mortensen

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The West
Narrator

Stars
Peter Coyote, Philip Bosco, Murphy Guyer

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1995

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Lois Smith, Leo Burmester, James Gammon, Ethan Hawke, Ted Levine, Jim Mohr, Kellie Overbey

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Steppenwolf

Truman
Harry S. Truman

I had only limited knowledge about Harry Truman when I was approached to play the part. Before I took it on, I knew I’d have to convince myself I could find the essence of the man and bring him to life in a believable way. I also knew it would be an enormous undertaking to cover 35 years of the man’s life in two hours. You’re trying to fit into somebody’s skin, so you have to study the dialect and the mannerisms and then forget all of that and go with your own instincts. After mulling it over for about a week I accepted the part. I'm so glad I did. It turned out to be a terrific acting challenge, through which I ended up with deep respect for the man. It was a true education. A great admiration and gratitude to the producers, director, cast and crew as we worked very long hours.

I was in the make up chair for four hours each day, 25 out of 35 days shooting. The days were long but it was a great experience and well worth it. This kind of role does not come around all the time. I learned a lot.

Director
Frank Pierson

Stars
Gary Sinise, Diana Scarwid, Richard Dysart, Colm Feore, James Gammon

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Ken Mattingly

In the Summer of ’94, my agents called to tell me, 'There’s an audition for Apollo 13. They’d like you to come audition. Tom is going to play Jim Lovell. There are three other astronauts. Pick one and go read for it.' So I finished the script and it was great, just a great story. What a perfect story to make into a movie. I particularly loved the astronaut who gets pulled from the mission but then has to return to bring the guys home, so I picked Ken Mattingly.

I got the part and we went to work. Everybody involved in Apollo 13 was so into it, so invested. There was endless research and material to look into and to pour ourselves into. Ron gave us all copies of the transmissions between Mission Control in Houston and the Apollo 13 crew so we could listen to them in our cars. We went to Space Camp in Alabama, and to Houston where we met many of the folks who were in Mission Control during the flight. We went up in the KC 135 training plane, better know as the Vomit Comet, to experience weightlessness. I went to Florida and saw a shuttle launch up close, which was just—awesome. Ron was really an exceptional director with such a meticulous eye for every little detail.

All of these things found their way into the movie including them actually shooting inside the KC 135 when it drops into zero G for 25 seconds each time. It was incredible fun. An amazing experience. We had a ball and it's a great movie.

Director
Ron Howard

Stars
Tom Hanks, Bill Paxton, Kevin Bacon, Gary Sinise, Ed Harris

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Frasier
Sid

Creators
David Angell, Peter Casey, David Lee

Stars
Kelsey Grammer, Jane Leeves, David Hyde Pierce, Peri Gilpin, John Mahoney

Links
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WATCH: Sid calls Frasier

The Quick and the Dead
Marshall

Director
Sam Raimi

Stars
Sharon Stone, Gene Hackman, Russell Crowe, Leonardo DiCaprio

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1994

Forrest Gump
Lieutenant Dan Taylor

There’s no question that wounded Vietnam veteran Lieutenant Dan Taylor has played a bigger part of my life than I ever could have imagined it would while we were shooting the film. A month after Forrest Gump’s release, the Disabled American Veterans presented me with the Commanders Award at their annual convention. I accepted the honor on stage, in front of a crowd of wounded service members who are rising out of their wheelchairs to applaud and salute me. It was a life-changing moment. That plaque now hangs on the walls of the Gary Sinise Foundation.

More than twenty years later, I still get recognized as Lt. Dan everywhere I go. By embracing that, by making it a part of my life, I’ve been able to help the real Lt. Dans in the world. When I walk into a military hospital and shake hands with a guy who’s lost his legs, many times they identify me with the character and the film. Because I played that character, they think I have the slightest idea what they’re going through. Of course, I don't really as it was simply a movie, but many times it will open the door to conversation and lighten things up. At its center, Lt. Dan’s story is about resilience. It resonates with everyone, but especially with our wounded service members and their families as they begin the long road to recovery. To be a part of that, and to help bring some hope and positivity to their lives has been an incredible gift each and every day. Making the film with the amazing Tom Hanks and the great cast, the genius Bob Zemeckis, our director, shooting from an incredible script by Eric Roth, well, it not only changed my life but my acting career as well. Doors definitely started opening in the movie business after the movie came out.

Director
Robert Zemeckis

Stars
Tom Hanks, Robin Wright, Gary Sinise, Sally Field

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Stu Redman

I hadn’t read the book so I didn’t know much about it, but Stephen [King] and the director Mick Garris offered me the part, I think, because they’d seen Of Mice and Men. The book itself is 1,300 pages so the shoot was a massive production. Unlike anything I’d ever done before. There were four 2-hour scripts and we spent a hundred days shooting in Utah and Las Vegas with this huge cast to produce an 8-hour miniseries.

The part was fantastic. Stephen, Mick, and the cast and crew were all terrific. Stephen was on set from time to time and even had a role in the movie. As Stu Redman, I got to do all sorts of things. The Stand was really just a great, fun project to be a part of and it wound up being the biggest miniseries of 1994.

Stars
Gary Sinise, Molly Ringwald, Jamey Sheridan

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1993

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Francis Guinan, Moira Harris, Rick Snyder, Jeanine Morick, Carlos Tamayo

Links
Steppenwolf

Jack the Bear
Norman Strick

Director
Marshall Herskovitz

Stars
Danny DeVito, Robert J. Steinmiller Jr., Miko Hughes, Gary Sinise, Art LaFleur

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The Witness
Young Soldier

Director
Chris Gerolmo

Stars
Ryan Alosio, Aaron Freeman, Jono Gero

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1992

Of Mice and Men
George Milton

In 1990, during our Broadway run of The Grapes of Wrath, composer and friend of mine, the late John Barry, invited me to watch a rough cut of a film he had just scored. It turned out to be Dances with Wolves. I’m sitting there watching this sweeping, epic film that Kevin Costner had produced, directed and acted in and I left thinking, well, I’ve got to do this. Kevin had done it all, found a project that he loved and went for it and I was inspired to find a project and put it together.

Shortly thereafter, I’m on the Broadway stage shooting The Grapes of Wrath for PBS American Playhouse and I turn to Elaine Steinbeck, who I had become close to during the run of Grapes, and asked her for the rights to Of Mice and Men to turn it into a film. I loved this story and with my history of working with the material, having performed as George Milton in the play on stage, I knew I could do a good job. She gave me the rights for a year, free of charge. In that time, I teamed up with friend Russ Smith to co-produce with me and my pal John Malkovich to co-star as Lenny. We got it set up at MGM, secured Horton Foote to write the script, cast it and were underway filming one year after Elaine gave me the rights. It was kind of unheard of to get a project going so quickly, but we did it.

Of Mice & Men is among my most cherished projects, not only for my deep appreciation for John Steinbeck, but because it became a personal mission to see it made. I am deeply proud of it.

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
John Malkovich, Gary Sinise, Ray Walston

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A Midnight Clear
Vance 'Mother' Wilkins

Director
Keith Gordon

Stars
Peter Berg, Kevin Dillon, Arye Gross, Ethan Hawke, Gary Sinise

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1990

Tom Joad

1988 - Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
1989 - La Jolla Playhouse, San Diego
1989 - Royal National Theatre, London
1990 - Cort Theatre, New York City

Director
Frank Galati

Stars
Robert Breuler, Kathryn Erbe, Francis Guinan, Tim Hopper, Tom Irwin, Terry Kinney, Sally Murphy, Rondi Reed, Eric Simonson, Gary Sinise, Lois Smith, Rick Snyder, Jim True-Frost, Alan Wilder

Links
Steppenwolf

Hunter
Lord Tony Rutherford

"Lullaby" (Season 6, Episode 16)

Creator
Frank Lupo

Stars
Fred Dryer, Stepfanie Kramer, Charles Hallahan

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1989

The Final Days
Richard Ben-Veniste

Director
Richard Pearce

Stars
Lane Smith, Richard Kiley, David Ogden Stiers, Ed Flanders

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My Name Is Bill W.
Ebby

Director
Daniel Petrie

Stars
James Woods, JoBeth Williams, James Garner, Gary Sinise, George Coe

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1988

Miles from Home
Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Richard Gere, Penelope Ann Miller, Brian Dennehy

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1987

Crime Story
Howie Dressler

Creators
Chuck Adamson, Gustave Reininger

Stars
Dennis Farina, Bill Smitrovich, Steve Ryan, Billy Campbell

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1986

Mick

1985 - Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
1986 - Circle in the Square Theatre, New York City

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Alan Wilder

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Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Randall Arney, Gary Cole, Moira Harris, Tom Irwin, Rondi Reed, Alan Wilder

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1985

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Billy

Director
Terry Kinney

Stars
Randall Arney, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Alan Wilder, Vito D'Ambrosio, Afram Duende, Dennis Farina, Eric King

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Steppenwolf

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Kevin Anderson, Terry Kinney, John Mahoney

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Steppenwolf

1984

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Gary Cole, Tom Irwin, Terry Kinney, Alan Wilder

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Steppenwolf

1983

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Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Joan Allen, Francis Guinan, Moira Harris, Tom Irwin, Laurie Metcalf

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Director, Austin

1982-1983 - Steppenwolf Theatre, Chicago
1986 - Cherry Lane Theatre, New York City

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Francis Guinan, John Malkovich, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry

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1982

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Paul

Director
Austin Pendleton

Stars
Joan Allen, John Mahoney, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, Rondi Reed, Gary Sinise, Alan Wilder, Glenne Headly

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Steppenwolf

1981

Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Joan Allen, Moira Harris, Laurie Metcalf, Rondi Reed, Shirley Spiegler-Jacobs

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Steppenwolf

George

Director
Terry Kinney

Stars
Joan Allen, John Mahoney, John Malkovich, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Rick Snyder, Greg Williams

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Steppenwolf

Dopey

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
Joan Allen, Randall Arney, Gary Cole, Francis Guinan, Tom Irwin, Terry Kinney, John Mahoney, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, William Petersen, Rondi Reed, Gary Sinise, Rick Snyder, Alan Wilder

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Steppenwolf

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Director

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Terry Kinney, Laurie Metcalf, Don Moffet, Jeanine Morick

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Steppenwolf

1980

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Bill

Author
Harold Pinter

Stars
Gary Sinise

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Supporting Role

Gary was awarded the 1980 Joseph Jefferson Award for Actor in a Supporting Role in a Play for "Getting Out" at the Wisdom Bridge Theatre in Chicago, Illinois.

1978

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John

Director
Steven Schachter

Stars
Joan Allen, Moira Harris, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise

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Steppenwolf

Jack Crack/Eric Goldeye

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise

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Steppenwolf

1977

Rosencrantz

Director
Dr. Ralph Lane

Stars
Terry Kinney, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise, Alan Wilder

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Steppenwolf

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Musical Revue

Director
H.E. Baccus

Stars
Moira Harris, Terry Kinney, Laurie Metcalf, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise, Alan Wilder

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Steppenwolf

Harry Bales

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
Moira Harris, Laurie Metcalf, Gary Sinise

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Steppenwolf

1976

Joey

Director
John Malkovich

Stars
Terry Kinney, Gary Sinise, H.E. Baccus

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Steppenwolf

1975

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Music Writer

Director
Barbara Patterson

1974

Tom

Director
Rick Argosh

Stars
Barbara Patterson, Gary Sinise

Links
Steppenwolf

-

Director
Rick Argosh

Stars
Terry Kinney, Jeff Perry, Gary Sinise

Links
Steppenwolf

Roger, Director, Produce

Director
Gary Sinise

Stars
Leslie Wilson

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Steppenwolf

Bob Stein

Director
Rick Argosh

Stars
Gary Sinise

Links
Steppenwolf