Gary Alan Sinise (; born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, director, musician, producer and philanthropist. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and was nominated for an Academy Award.Sinise first starred in a film when he directed, produced, and played George Milton in Of Mice and Men, based on the novel by John Steinbeck. His subsequent roles include Lieutenant Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump (1994), for which he was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor, Harry S. Truman in Truman (1995), for which he won a Golden Globe, Ken Mattingly in Apollo 13 (1995) and Detective Jimmy Shaker in Ransom (1996). Sinise has appeared in other films including The Green Mile (1999) and Impostor (2002). On television, he has played Detective Mac Taylor in the CBS series CSI: NY (2004–13), Sid in Frasier and George C. Wallace in the television film George Wallace (for which he won an Emmy). From 2016 to 2017, Sinise starred as Special Agent Jack Garrett in Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders. He is a supporter of various veteran organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band who play at military bases around the world.