Thursday, June 30, 2005

Lovin' Lt. Dan

CSI NY has renewed my interest in one of my longtime actor-crushes - Gary Sinise.

CSI New York

If you think the head of the NY Crime Lab looks friggin familiar, you probably saw him before as one of these characters:

The Forgotten (2004) - Dr. Jack Munce
The Green Mile (1999) - Coffey's ex-lawyer Burt Hammersmith
Snake Eyes (1998) - kontrabida Commander Kevin Dunne
Ransom (1996) - bad cop Jimmy Shaker
Apollo 13 (1995) - Kevin Mattingly, the astronaut who got exposed to measles
Truman (1995 HBO Film) - Harry S. Truman
Forrest Gump (1994) - Lt. Dan (who doesn't know Lt. Dan?!)
Stephen King's The Stand (1994 mini-series) - Stu Redman

Gary's got a whole lotta other movies (Reindeer Games, Mission to Mars, etc.); eto pa lang yung mga napapanood ko.

Some factoids on Gary (taken from

+ Professional stage debut: The Physicist, 1973 (at age 17).
+ Co-founded Chicago's acclaimed Steppenwolf Theatre Company, 1974 (at age 18)
+ First Academy Award nomination, for Best Supporting Actor in Forrest Gump, 1994. This is where I first knew about Gary Sinise. Loved him ever since.
+ Married to actress Moira Harris since 1981; been together since 1975 (awww!)

And this piece of info, which I just found out a while ago, has just upped my infatuation with Mr. Sinise a hundredfold: Gary's currently touring with his band!

Lt. Dan Band

Gary on Bass

"The Lt. Dan Band covers everything from Springsteen to Linkin Park, from Aretha to Hendrix. There's something for everyone, and each show [highlights] the musical diversity of the band, as well as the passion and energy each member brings to the stage. Whether we're performing for troops overseas or a local club crowd, the goal is to have fun and rock the house!"

And of course, who couldn't love a guy who has a heart.

Gary's been involved in charity work, particularly for US war veterans, even long before his Lt. Dan days. From his CSI NY bio: Sinise recently launched "Operation Iraqi Children", a program that enables Americans to send school supplies to children living in Iraq.

Cool guy =)


jem said...

lt. dan band? gary sinise rocks.

ian-lans said...

he's also in "of mice and men" with john malcovic.

aktivist said...

dunno wer to blog post this.. so dito na lang po..

meron kang info about soapdish band?