CSI NY has renewed my interest in one of my longtime actor-crushes - Gary Sinise.
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 Sinisefans):
+ 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
"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 =)