Actor Gary Sinise landed the ultimate gift on his 49th birthday yesterday (17MAR04) - the lead role in a new TV show.

The APOLLO 13 star closed a deal on his big day to be the leading man in CSI: NEW YORK, the second spin-off of American TV's top drama.

He'll join CSI's William Petersen and CSI: MIAMI's David Caruso as the series of shows' frontmen.

The show is scheduled to debut in the autumn (04), but Sinise will be introduced in a crossover episode of CSI: Miami in early May (04).

19/03/2004 02:40