Who played Lieutenant Dan in the 1994 film “Forrest Gump”?
I’m Lieutenant Dan Taylor. Welcome to Fort Platoon, actor Gary Sinise said to Tom Hanks’ character Forrest Gump as a welcome to Vietnam. Before starring in films, Sinise, Terry Kinney and Jeff Perry founded the Steppenwolf Theatre Company in Chicago in 1974, where the trio and others acted out plays in a church basement. Sinise may be known for his role as the bitter amputee in “Forrest Gump,” but he’s acted in dozens of films and televisions series, such as “CSI:NY,” “Apollo 13,” “The Green Mile” and “Mission to Mars.” Source: IMDb
Gary Alan Sinise is an American actor, director and musician. Among other awards, he has won an Emmy Award, a Golden Globe Award, a star on Hollywood Walk of Fame and has been nominated for an Academy Award. Wikipedia
Born: 17 March 1955 (age 62), Chicago, Illinois, United States
Height: 1.75 m
Spouse: Moira Harris (m. 1981)
Music group: Lt. Dan Band (Since 2004)
Education: Highland Park High School, State University of New York at Oneonta, Illinois State University