Sinise is known for several memorable roles during his career. These include the roles of George Milton in the successful film adaptation of Of Mice and Men, Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump, for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Harry S. Truman in Truman, for which he won a Golden Globe Award, Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom, and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace, for which he was awarded an Emmy Award. Sinise is also known for starring asDetective Mac Taylor in the CBS police procedural series CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. Reference
In 2008 Gary received the Presidential Citizens Medal, which is the second highest civilian honor awarded to citizens for exemplary deeds performed in service of the nation. Gary is only the second actor in history to receive it, the other Elizabeth Taylor, and only 100 people have received this honor in history.As a result of Sinise’s first two trips to Iraq, he started “Operation Iraqi Children” with subsequent author Laura Hillenbrand. Through this charitable organization, and with the support of corporate sponsors, schools in the United States can visit operationiraqichildren.org, and learn how to organize their own school drive to collect and send much needed classroom supplies to the children of Iraq. “Operation Iraqi Children” also established the OIC/Katrina Relief Fund for people who wish to support sending school supplies and other children’s needs to those affected by hurricane Katrina.Since 2003 Gary has traveled to Iraq and Afghanistan many times in support of the troops. In his travels abroad he also performs with his Lieutenant Dan Band for the USO and for other military and veterans causes. His travels include Germany, Italy, Singapore, Diego Garcia, South Korea, Guantanamo Bay, Kuwait, The United Arab Emerites, England, as well as tours around the United States. Mr. Sinise also serves as the spokesperson for the American Veterans Disabled for Life Memorial Foundation, which is building a memorial for America’s 3 million living disabled military veterans.
Tune in tonight on PBS for the #NationalMemorialDayConcert with co-hosts Gary Sinise and Joe Mantegna at 5 PM PST / 8 PM EST
For information on the concert or how to find your local PBS station, go to:
A Special Message from Gary Sinise on this Memorial Day!
Photo Credit: Gary Sinise Foundation / PBS.org
(Via VetNet) Hang out with Gary Sinise on Tuesday, April 21st and discuss how veterans are rebuilding America post-service by training for and entering careers in advanced manufacturing. Gary has been heavily involved in the “Get Skills to Work” initiative co-founded by General Electric, Lockheed Martin, Boeing, Alcoa, and The Manufacturing Institute, focused on training and hiring veterans to bridge the skills gap in advanced manufacturing.
Please share with your friends and family members that are veterans or soon to be transitioning out of the military!
Scheduled for Apr 21, 2014
Gary and industry experts will discuss the program, its goals for the country and the industry, and how veterans can identify and pursue education and careers related to advanced manufacturing.
Gary Sinise, Actor and veterans advocate
Jennifer McNelly, President of The Manufacturing Institute
James Schmeling, Managing Director and Co-Founder of the Institute for Veterans and Military Families
Seth Bodnar, GE Transportation
For more information on the individual organizations that will be represented, please visit the following websites:
Get Skills to Work – http://www.getskillstowork.org/
The Gary Sinise Foundation – http://www.garysinisefoundation.org/
Institute for Veterans and Military Families – http://vets.syr.edu/
The Manufacturing Institute – http://www.themanufacturinginstitute….
Congratulations to Gary Sinise, founder and fearless leader of the Gary Sinise Foundation on receipt of the #EisenhowerAward presented by the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA) for his continued support of America’s service men and women. Read More
Photo/Video Credit: Gary Sinise Foundation
Together with co-sponsors the USO and American Airlines, the Gary Sinise Foundation proudly presented Hollywood Salutes Heroes event Feb 2, 2014, a three-day adventure all over Los Angeles for our nation’s wounded heroes.
Arriving from Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Fort Belvoir and Naval Medical Center San Diego, service members were greeted with a once-in-a-lifetime experience at Disneyland Resorts and Paramount Pictures. Visit Gary Sinise’s Hollywood Solutes Heroes Blog for pictures and more information.
Joe Mantegna supports Operation Gratitude!