Gary Sinise ( born March 17, 1955) is an American actor, film director and musician. During his career, Sinise has won various awards including an Emmy and a Golden Globe Award and was nominated for an Academy Award. In 1992, Sinise directed, and played the role of George Milton in the successful film adaptation Of Mice and Men
. Sinise was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor in 1994 for his role as Lt. Dan Taylor in Forrest Gump. He won a Golden Globe Award for his role in Truman
, as Harry S. Truman
. In 1996, he played a corrupt police officer in the dramatic hit Ransom
, Detective Jimmy Shaker. In 1998, Sinise was awarded an Emmy Award for the television film George Wallace
, a portrayal of the late George C. Wallace. Since 2004, Sinise has starred in CBS's CSI: NY as Detective Mac Taylor.