Gary Sinise Honored With Star on Walk of Fame for TV Work

Sinise's best-known television role was starring as New York Police Department Detective Mac Taylor in the 2004-13 CBS police procedural "CSI: NY"

Actor Gary Sinise was honored Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his Emmy Award-winning television career.

The ceremony in front of the Supply Sergeant store on Hollywood Boulevard was livestreamed on Walk of Fame honorees Patricia Heaton and Joe Mantegna made appearances as emcees, and were joined by U.S. Air Force Gen. Robin Rand in honor of Sinise's support of the U.S. military.

Sinise's star will be the 2,606th on the Walk of Fame.

The acclaimed actor was honored in the television category. His best-known television role was starring as New York Police Department Detective Mac Taylor in the 2004-13 CBS police procedural "CSI: NY." He played that same character in the original series, "CSI: Crime Scene Investigation," as well as the "CSI: Miami" spin-off.

Sinise now stars in another crime drama, "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."

Sinise received two Emmy nominations, both for portrayals of elected officials. He won the Emmy for outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or movie in 1998 for TNT's "George Wallace," two years after being nominated in the category for HBO's "Truman."

Sinise's other television credits include the 1994 ABC miniseries "The Stand," the 1989 and 2003 "Hallmark Hall of Fame" productions "My Name is Bill W." and "Fallen Angel," and Showtime's 1999 adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play "That Championship Season."

Sinise received a 1995 best supporting actor Oscar nomination for his portrayal of Army platoon leader Lt. Dan Taylor in "Forrest Gump." Sinise later appeared in two other films with "Forrest Gump" star Tom Hanks, "Apollo 13" and "The Green Mile."

Sinise's other film credits include "Ransom," "Snake Eyes," "The Forgotten," "The Human Stain," "Imposter," "It's the Rage," "Reindeer Games," "Mission to Mars," "A Midnight Clear," "Jack the Bear," "The Quick and the Dead," "The Big Bounce" and "Albino Alligator."

Sinise was born March 17, 1955, in the Chicago suburb of Blue Island, Illinois.

Sinise's acting career began on the stage when he was 18 and co-founded the famed Steppenwolf Theatre Company of Chicago with friends Jeff Perry, now a cast member on the ABC drama "Scandal," and Terry Kinney, whose career as an actor and director the play "The Grapes of Wrath," in which Sinise starred and also received a Tony nomination for best featured actor in a play.

Sinise was Steppenwolf's artistic director for seven years and has starred in more than a dozen of its productions including the 2001 revival of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest," which brought him a best actor in a play Tony nomination under Kinney's direction.

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