Last Updated: June 13, 2024
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Net Worth:
$50 Million
$15 Million Per Year
Mar 17, 1955 (69 years old)
Blue Island
5 ft 9 in (1.753 m)
Actor, Television producer, Musician, Film Producer, Film director, Television Director, Voice Actor, Spokesperson, Theatre Director
United States of America
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What is Gary Sinise's Net Worth and Salary?

Gary Sinise is an American actor, producer, musician, activist, and philanthropist who has a net worth of $50 million. Gary Sinise began his acting career in the early 1980s, but he didn't truly break through until his role as Lieutenant Dan Taylor in the 1994 film "Forrest Gump," which earned him an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor. Sinise has appeared in numerous other notable films, including "Apollo 13," "The Green Mile," and "Ransom."

In addition to his film work, Sinise has had a successful television career, starring as Detective Mac Taylor in the CBS crime drama series "CSI: NY" from 2004 to 2013. He has also appeared in various other television shows and has directed episodes of "CSI: NY" and "Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders."

Beyond his acting career, Sinise is known for his extensive humanitarian work, particularly in support of veterans, first responders, and their families. He founded the Gary Sinise Foundation in 2011, which provides a wide range of programs, services, and events for these communities. Sinise's dedication to supporting the military has earned him numerous awards and honors, including the Presidential Citizens Medal and the Congressional Medal of Honor Society's Patriot Award.

Gary Sinise Salary

Gary appeared on CSI: NY from 2004 to 2013. During that time, he appeared in 197 episodes. For seasons 1 to 4, Gary earned $100,000 per episode, roughly $3 million per season. For seasons 5 to the finish, he earned $250,000 per episode, roughly $5.5 million per year. Between acting salary, producer salary, endorsements, and appearances, Gary made $15 million a year at the peak of his CSI fame.

Early Life

Gary Sinise was born on March 17, 1955, in Blue Island, Illinois. He was born into a filmmaking family, as his father was a film editor. One of Gary Sinise's most striking memories as a child was seeing the coverage of the John F. Kennedy assassination on television. After third grade, Sinise and his family relocated to an area close to Chicago. While attending high school, Sinise developed a passion for drama and acting.


At the age of 19, Gary Sinise co-founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company. The Theatre Company later became a notable vehicle for up-and-coming playwrights, actors, and stage directors. To save money, Sinise and his co-founders named their company after another failed theatre company that was already incorporated. They also established the company as a non-profit organization. Gary Sinise directed one of the company's first plays – Grease.

In 1982, the theater company took a major step forward after the first of its plays was performed in New York City. Gary Sinise's career also benefited, as he acted in the play alongside John Malkovich. The play was True West – one of Sam Shepard's most highly regarded works. Gary Sinise also directed the play and won an Obie Award in 1983 for his directorial contribution. Later, he appeared in a televised broadcast of the play for PBS.

Gary Sinise's next big moment came in 1988 when he directed and produced Miles From Home, a film starring Richard Gere. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and had a limited release. Although this film received mixed reviews, Gary Sinise fared better with his second directorial effort in 1992, Of Mice and Men. He also appeared in a film role for the first time as George Milton, a lead character. The film debuted at the Cannes Film Festival and received top reviews from critics despite a poor box office performance.


During the next few years, Gary Sinise began a trend of working with Tom Hanks and starring in dramatic films. In 1992, he starred in the well-received World War 2 film A Midnight Clear. In 1993, Sinise appeared in the film Jack the Bear and the miniseries The Stand. In 1994, he collaborated with Tom Hanks for the first time with Forrest Gump. He was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance.

In 1995, Gary Sinise capitalized on his earlier success with two notable roles. He collaborated with Tom Hanks once again in Apollo 13, a film based on a real, disastrous attempt at a moon landing. The film is considered one of the most realistic depictions of space travel, and it grossed over $355 million at the box office. Sinise played Ken Mattingly, an Apollo 13 pilot who was replaced at the last minute due to exposure to measles.

Also in 1995, Gary Sinise played the titular role in HBO's Truman. The movie focuses on the life of ex-president Harry S. Truman, and Sinise won a Golden Globe and a Screen Actors Guild Award for his portrayal of the historical figure. Truman went on to win several awards, including two Emmys.

In 1996, Gary Sinise appeared in Ransom, a well-received movie starring Mel Gibson. The film was a commercial and critical success. Sinise followed this up with Snake Eyes and Albino Alligator. Although Snake Eyes performed well at the box office, both films received mixed reviews. In 1999, he collaborated with Tom Hanks once again with the film The Green Mile.

In the year 2000, Gary Sinise appeared in Bruno before starring in Mission to Mars. The ambitious space film barely broke even at the box office and received mostly negative reviews. That year, Sinise also played the villain in Reindeer Games, another film that was a commercial and critical failure. In 2002, Sinise took part in another ill-fated science-fiction movie called Imposter. Over the next few years, Sinise appeared in largely forgettable films like The Forgotten and The Big Bounce. He then took a voice acting role in 2006's Open Season.


During the next period of Gary Sinise's career, he began to transition more towards television work. Although Sinise had appeared in various TV roles prior to 2004, he booked his first major recurring role that year with CSI: New York. He played Detective Mac Taylor – a role he reprised on CSI: Miami and on Crime Scene Investigation in 2013. In 2009, Sinise narrated the highly-acclaimed documentary World War II in HD on the History Channel. He also booked a lead role in 2015's Criminal Minds and reprised this role in 2016's Criminal Minds: Beyond Borders.

Over the course of his career, Gary Sinise has won numerous awards and honors, including a Saturn Award and Emmy Award, and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Throughout his career, Gary Sinise has continued to appear on stage in various theater productions.

Personal Life

Gary Sinise is musically talented, and is a member of the Lt. Dan Band. The group tours various military bases and performs for soldiers. Sinise married actress Moira Harris in 1981, and the couple has three children together. Gary Sinise is also a practicing Roman Catholic.

Real Estate

In 2008, Gary and his wife Moira Harris paid $3.55 million for a 5,300 square-foot home in a gated Calabasas community. They listed the home for sale in May 2020 for $3.8 million. The home is 4,366 square feet, with five bedrooms and 5.5 bathrooms. The home features natural walnut wood floors, wood ceiling beams, crown moldings, and batten and beadboard accents. The home has a second-floor family room area and a media room with a kitchen area, walk-in closet, and bathroom. The master suite has batten and bead board accents, two closets with custom organizers, and a fireplace, and the bathroom has marble twin vanities, a shower, and a spa tub. The backyard has a patio with a brick floor and trellis located off the kitchen and family room area. The home also has a 4-car garage, workshop, swimming pool, and a koi pond and waterfall feature.

In 2014, they paid $5.25 million for a 30-acre hilltop estate in Camarillo, California. In addition to an 8-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot mansion, the property features an outdoor pizza oven, tennis court, pool, guest house, AND private helipad. They listed this home for sale in April 2024 for $7.2 million. Here is a video tour:

Gary Sinise Career Earnings

  • CSI: NY
    $275 Thousand/episode
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