• Gary Sinise as Detective Mac Taylor in CSI:NY
    Use your head, not your heart.
    as Detective Mac Taylor in CSI:NY
    © CSI: New York - Courtesy of CBS Broadcasting Inc.
  • Gary Sinise as Governor George C. Wallace in George Wallace
    And what I'm doin' here tonight, I'm finally turnin' to y’all, and I'm askin' you, whether you will or not, I'm askin' you to forgive me.
    as Governor George C. Wallace in George Wallace
    © 1997-2015 Turner Network Television. A Time Warner Co. All Rights Reserved.
  • Gary Sinise as President Harry S. Truman in Truman
    When the press quit crucifying me, I'll know I've been in this business too long.
    as President Harry S. Truman in Truman
    © IMAGE COPYRIGHT HBO
  • Gary Sinise as George Milton in Of Mice and Men
    He was so damn nice to me for pulling him out, he forgot I told him to jump in.
    as George Milton in Of Mice and Men
    © 1992 METRO-GOLDWYN-MAYER STUDIOS INC.
  • Gary Sinise as Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom
    You're gonna have to ask yourself- Is today Jimmy Shaker day?
    as Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom
    © 1996 TOUCHSTONE PICTURES
  • Gary Sinise as Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13
    I, uh, had a black cat walk over a broken mirror under the lunar module ladder, didn't seem to be a problem.
    as Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13
    © IMAGE COPYRIGHT UNIVERSAL PICTURES
  • Gary Sinise as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump
    I thought I’d try out my sea legs.
    as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump
    © IMAGE COPYRIGHT PARAMOUNT PICTURES

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Theater icon, award-winning film and television star, and American patriot Gary Sinise shares the never-before-told story of his journey from trouble-making Chicago kid to cofounder of the legendary Steppenwolf Theater Company, world-famous actor, and tireless advocate for America’s active duty defenders, veterans, and first responders.

As a kid in suburban Chicago, Gary Sinise was more interested in sports and rock-n-roll than reading or schoolwork. But when he impulsively auditioned for a school production of “West Side Story,” he found his purpose--or so it seemed. Within a few years Gary and a handful of friends created what became one of the most exciting and important new theater companies in America. From its home in a church basement in Highland Park, Illinois, the Steppenwolf Theatre launched a series of groundbreaking productions, igniting Gary’s career along with those of John Malkovich, Joan Allen, Gary Cole, Laurie Metcalf, Dennis Farina, John Mahoney, and others. Television and film came calling soon after, and Gary starred in Of Mice and Men (which he directed) and The Stand before taking the role that would change his life in unforeseeable ways: Lieutenant Dan in the Academy Award-winning Forrest Gump.

The military community’s embrace of the character of the disabled veteran was matched only by the depth of Gary’s realization that America’s defenders had not received all the honor, respect, and gratitude their sacrifices deserve. In the aftermath of the September 11 attacks, this became Gary’s mission. While starring in hits like Apollo 13, Ransom, Truman, George Wallace, CSI: NY,_ and _Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders, Gary has worked tirelessly on behalf of those who serve this country, entertaining more than a half million troops around the world playing bass guitar with his Lieutenant Dan Band, raising funds on behalf of veterans, and eventually founding the Gary Sinise Foundation with a mission to serve and honor America’s defenders, veterans, first responders, their families, and those in need.

Grateful American is the moving, entertaining, profoundly gripping story of how one man found his calling: to see that those who defend this country and its freedoms are never forgotten.

Always Do a Little More

Friends,

The filmmakers who have done such a wonderful job documenting events for my foundation have also done a fine job with this new documentary. It examines some of the early seeds that were planted for the military and veterans support mission that I am on, seeds that manifested into the creation of the Gary Sinise Foundation. Family history, Steppenwolf Theatre, LT Dan Band and veterans who have inspired me are given a look in this film and it is now available on the Gary Sinise Foundation website. All proceeds go to supporting our mission. Take a look.

Thank you.

Your pal,
Gary

Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words

Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago: In Their Own Words

"Release day for this new book on Steppenwolf Theatre. Proud to have co founded this company with my pals 42 years ago." -GS

Summary from Amazon: "In 1974, a group of determined, young high school actors started doing plays under the name of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, eventually taking residence in the basement of a church in Highland Park, a suburb of Chicago. Thus began their unlikely journey to become one of the most prominent theatre companies in the world.

This is the first book to chronicle this iconic theatre company, offering an account of its early years and development, its work, and the methodologies that have made it one of the most influential ensemble theatres today."

Now Available: Amazon / Barnes & Noble

And check out this short film on Steppenwolf Theatre's history with the National Endowment For The Arts:

A Midnight Clear

A Midnight Clear

Hello folks,
Take a look at our latest blog post of last April's Soaring Valor trip to the National WWII Museum and view our new video.
Enjoy.

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Fifth Anniversary

Fifth Anniversary

With our fifth anniversary upon us, it's important that you know how much I appreciate you. Your generosity, kindness, and enthusiasm inspire me every day.

Your Pal,
Gary

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Memorial Day

Memorial Day

Remembering our heroes this ‪‎Memorial Day‬ Weekend. We will not forget.

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George Wallace

George Wallace

Folks have asked me where it can be purchased. Here at TCM

A Note From Gary

It is my privilege to welcome you to my official website. I've been blessed with good fortune in both my career and life. I know this is thanks in no small part to the enthusiasm and support of friends like you.

I hope you enjoy GarySinise.com and will keep in touch on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. As always, from the bottom of my heart, thank you and God bless.

Gary Sinise

Support The Gary Sinise Foundation

Every day, the Gary Sinise Foundation is serving America’s defenders, veterans, first reponders, their families and those in need. Whether building Smart Homes for wounded veterans, hosting day-long festivals at military medical bases, or serving meals to deploying troops, the Foundation is showing gratitude to our nation’s heroes.

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