Gary Sinese whom we all come to love and know as "Lt. Dan" in Forrest Gump, was born March 17, 1955) he is an American actor, humanitarian, and musician. He has won a Primetime Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a Tony Award, and four Screen Actors Guild Awards. He has also received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and was nominated for an Academy Award. Gary Sinise has received numerous awards and honors for his extensive humanitarian work and involvement with charitable organizations. He supported various veterans' organizations and founded the Lt. Dan Band (named after his character in Forrest Gump), which plays at military bases worldwide.