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Adam Baldwin

Biography

Actor who all played Animal Mom in the common film, Full Steel Coat and co-starred within the NBC actions humor series, Chuck. He’s not linked to Alec Baldwin or the Baldwin Brothers. He went to New Trier Township SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in his hometown, Winnetka, Illinois. He in addition has been a tone of voice actor within the Xbox 360 video games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST. He wedded Ami Baldwin in 1988, as well as the few had three kids. He performed Jayne Cobb within the film, Serenity, made by Joss Whedon.

Quick Facts


Full Name Adam Baldwin
Date Of Birth February 27, 1962
Died February 9, 1906, Dayton, Ohio, United States, February 9, 1906, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Place Of Birth Winnetka, IL
Height 1.93 m, 1.73 m, 1.73 m
Weight 87 kg, 87 kg
Profession TV Actor
Education New Trier High School, Haltom High School, University of North Texas, Haltom High School, University of North Texas
Nationality American, American, American
Spouse Ami Julius
Children Devlin Shepard Baldwin, Zoey Baldwin, Jeselle Baldwin
Parents Lance Dunbar Sr, Patricia Jones, Lance Dunbar Sr, Patricia Jones
Nominations Audie Award for Original Work
Movies Serenity, Full Metal Jacket, Independence Day, My Bodyguard, Next of Kin, The Patriot, D.C. Cab, Predator 2, Superman: Doomsday, Cohen and Tate, Radio Flyer, Ordinary People, How to Make an American Quilt, The Poseidon Adventure, The Right Temptation, Wyatt Earp, Digital Man, Double Bang, Guilty by Suspicion, Little Fish, Strange Pond, Sands of Oblivion, Where the Day Takes You, The Chocolate War, Gospel Hill, Drillbit Taylor, Gacy, 800 Leagues Down the Amazon, Blind Justice, Hadley's Rebellion, Control Factor, Evil Eyes, Deadbolt, The Thirst, Monster Makers, The Freediver, Starquest II, Gargantua, Cold Sweat, Molly & Roni's Dance Party, Poison Ivy, Jackpot, Bitter Harvest, War of the Worlds: Goliath, Reckless, Smoke Jumpers, Lady Jayne: Killer, Hypersonic, Indiscreet, Farewell, My Love, The Keyman, Sawbones
TV Shows Firefly, The Last Ship, Chuck, Law & Order: Special Victims Unit, Day Break, Jackie Chan Adventures, From the Earth to the Moon, Cruel Doubt, The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, The Inside, The Poseidon Adventure
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#Fact
1Is the only actor to work with both Joss Whedon and Stanley Kubrick.
2Is a frequent contributor to Breitbart.com's Big Hollywood blog.
3Is politically very conservative and conducts ongoing political discussions on his Twitter account.
4Both Adam Baldwin and Angel (1999) co-star David Boreanaz have provided the voice of DC Comics' Green Lantern Hal Jordan, Baldwin in Justice League (2001) and Boreanaz in Justice League: The New Frontier (2008).
5Was named TV Guide's Sexiest Newcomer in 2005 even though he started his acting career in 1980.
6Frequently participates in celebrity hockey games.
7During his time away from work, Adam likes to mountain bike, go bowling, play Frisbee and baseball.
8Irish-American.
9According to the commentary track on Superman/Doomsday (2007), he was the original choice to play the voice of Superman on Superman (1996), but was unavailable at the time. The role then went to Tim Daly.
10One of four actors from Firefly (2002) who voiced superheroes on Justice League (2001). He voiced Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern, while Nathan Fillion voiced the Vigilante, Gina Torres voiced Vixen and Morena Baccarin voiced Black Canary.
11Voiced the second Green Lantern Hal Jordan on Justice League (2001), and later chosen to voice Superman/Clark Kent for the DVD feature Superman/Doomsday (2007).
12Son: Devlin Shepard Baldwin (b. October 17, 1996). Daughters: Zoey Baldwin (b. 1990) and Jeselle Baldwin (b. 1992).
13Recorded his own version of the song "The Man They Call Jayne" for use as an easter-egg feature in the DVD collection of Firefly (2002).
14Is good friends with Jamie Lee Curtis, and appeared in Molly & Roni's Dance Party (2005) as a favor to her.
15Is an avid golfer.
16Alumnus of New Trier Township High School East, Winnetka, Illinois. Other New Trier graduates include Ralph Bellamy, Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, Hugh B. O'Brien, Ann-Margret, William Christopher, Bruce Dern, Penelope Milford, Virginia Madsen and Liz Phair.
17No relation to the Baldwin brothers Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, William Baldwin and Stephen Baldwin, who are from Long Island, New York (Adam is from the Chicago area).


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Last Ship2014-2017TV SeriesXO Mike Slattery Captain Mike Slattery
Castle2012-2015TV SeriesDet. Ethan Slaughter
Infinite Crisis2015Video GameGreen Lantern (voice)
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.2015Video GameHenry Fleming (voice)
Beware the Batman2013-2014TV SeriesMetamorpho Rex Mason
Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate2013Video GameCaptain Rick Flag (voice)
I'm Super, Man2013ShortUncle Bert
Injustice: Gods Among Us2013Video GameGreen Lantern (Hal Jordan) / Lex Luthor's Exo-Suit (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit2012TV SeriesCaptain Steven Harris
Leverage2012TV SeriesColonel Michael Vance
War of the Worlds: Goliath2012Wilson (voice)
DC Universe Online: The Last Laugh2012Video GameSuperman (voice)
Young Justice2012TV SeriesRaymond Jensen / Parasite
Transformers Prime2011-2012TV SeriesBreakdown
Chuck2007-2012TV SeriesJohn Casey
Love Bites2011TV SeriesHotel Dick
InSight2011Dr. Graham Barrett
DC Universe Online2011Video GameSuperman (voice)
The Assignment2010Mr. Clements
Browncoats: Redemption2010Phone Operator (uncredited)
Mass Effect 22010Video GameKal'Reegar (voice)
Little Fish, Strange Pond2009Tommy
Halo 3: ODST2009Video GameDutch (voice)
Chuck Versus the Webisodes2008TV Mini-SeriesJohn Casey
Gospel Hill2008Carl Herrod
CSI: NY2008TV SeriesDHS Agent Brett Dunbar
Drillbit Taylor2008Disgruntled Bodyguard
Buy More2008TV SeriesJohn Casey
Half-Life 2: Episode Two2007Video GameSheckley MIRT Citizens (voice)
The Orange Box2007Video GameSheckley MIRT Citizens (voice)
Halo 32007Video GameMarines (voice)
Superman/Doomsday2007VideoSuperman Clark Kent Dark Superman (voice)
Sands of Oblivion2007TV MovieJesse Carter
Day Break2006-2007TV SeriesChad Shelten
The Thirst2006/ILenny
The Inside2005-2006TV SeriesSpecial Agent Danny Love
Bones2006TV SeriesSpecial Agent Jamie Kenton
Talk to Me2006TV Series
The Poseidon Adventure2005TV MovieMike Rogo
Serenity2005Jayne
Jackie Chan Adventures2000-2005TV SeriesFinn Fin Captain Black ...
Justice League Unlimited2005TV SeriesBonk Benjamin Knox Rick Flagg Jr. ...
Molly & Roni's Dance Party2005VideoSchool principal / Cop
The Freediver2004Dr. Viades
Evil Eyes2004Jeff Stenn
Angel2004TV SeriesMarcus Hamilton
NCIS2004TV SeriesLt. Michael Rainer
Stargate SG-12004TV SeriesColonel Dave Dixon
JAG2004TV SeriesCmdr. Michael Rainer
Invader ZIM2003TV SeriesAnnouncer / Customer / Control Brain
Kill.switch2003Video GameNick Bishop (voice)
Monster Makers2003TV MovieJay Forrest
Firefly2002-2003TV SeriesJayne Cobb
Gacy2003VideoJohn Gacy, Sr.
Betrayal2003Det. Mark Winston
CSI: Miami2003TV SeriesDe Soto, Radiation Man #1
Control Factor2003TV MovieLance Bishop
The Keyman2002Chris Myers / Keyman
The X-Files2001-2002TV SeriesKnowle Rohrer
Hyper Sonic2002VideoChristopher Bannon
Double Bang2001Vinnie Krailes
Jackpot2001Mel James
Men in Black: The Series2000-2001TV SeriesAgent X
Above & Beyond2001Peter Clerkin
The Zeta Project2001TV SeriesSwen
Static Shock2000-2001TV SeriesYork
Pursuit of Happiness2001Chad Harmon
The Right Temptation2000Captain Wagner
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde2000TV MovieDr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde
The Patriot2000Capt. Wilkins
Farewell, My Love2000Jimmy, the Bartender
The Outer Limits1998TV SeriesMajor James Bowen
Indiscreet1998TV MovieJeremy Butler
Gargantua1998TV MovieJack Ellway
From the Earth to the Moon1998TV Mini-SeriesFred Haise
The Visitor1997-1998TV SeriesMichael O'Ryan / Joe York
The Cape1996-1997TV SeriesCol. Jack Riles
Independence Day1996Major Mitchell
Smoke Jumpers1996TV MovieDon Mackey
Starquest II1996VideoLee
Lover's Knot1995John Reed
Shadow-Ops1995TV MovieDalt
Fallen Angels1995TV SeriesRalph
How to Make an American Quilt1995Finn's Father
Digital Man1995Captain West
Sawbones1995TV MovieBurt Miller
Trade-Off1995TV MovieThomas Hughes
VR.51995TV SeriesScott Cooper
Blind Justice1994TV MovieSgt. Hastings
Wyatt Earp1994Tom McLaury
Bitter Harvest1993Deputy Bobby Brody Jr.
Treacherous1993Tommy Wright
The Last Shot1993TV ShortMark Tullis Jr.
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon1993Koja
Cold Sweat1993Mitch
Deadbolt1992TV MovieAlec Danz
Cruel Doubt1992TV Mini-SeriesDet. John Taylor
Radio Flyer1992The King
Where the Day Takes You1991Officer Black
Murder in High Places1991TV Movie
Guilty by Suspicion1991FBI Agent #1
Predator 21990Garber
Next of Kin1989Joey Rosselini
The Chocolate War1988Carter
Cohen and Tate1988Tate
Full Metal Jacket1987Animal Mother
Bad Guys1986Skip Jackson
Welcome Home, Bobby1986TV MovieCleary
3:151986Jeff Hannah
Poison Ivy1985TV MovieIke Dimick
NBC Special Treat1985TV SeriesOtto Frommer
Pigs vs. Freaks1984TV MovieMickey South
Reckless1984Randy Daniels
D.C. Cab1983Albert Hockenberry
Hadley's Rebellion1983Bobo McKenzie
Ordinary People1980Stillman
My Bodyguard1980Linderman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chuck2011TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nerd HQ2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Panelist / Himself
Vault of the Macabre Presents Scary Little Christmas2015ShortHimself - Narrator
Vault of the Macabre II2015ShortHimself - Narrator
Vault of the Macabre2014ShortHimself - Narrator
Apollo Night LA2014TV SeriesHimself - Celebrity Guest
Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite2012TV SpecialHimself
Cocktails with Stan2012TV SeriesHimself
Chuck Fu and Dim Sum2010Video documentary shortHimself
Rockin' the Wall2010Documentary
Chuck Season Two: Dude in Distress - Explore Some of This Season's Best Action Sequences2010Video documentary shortHimself
Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil2007Video documentary shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007TV SeriesHimself
Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity'2006Video documentaryHimself / Host
A Filmmaker's Journey2006Video documentary shortHimself
Take a Walk on 'Serenity'2006Video shortHimself
Re-Lighting the Firefly2005Video documentary shortHimself
Film '722005TV SeriesHimself
Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity'2005TV MovieHimself / Host
Evil Eyes: Behind the Scenes2004Video shortHimself / Jeff Stenn
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth'2004Video documentaryHimself
Serenity: The 10th Character2003Video documentary shortHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FalconCast2016TV SeriesSuperman
Halo: The Master Chief Collection2014Video GameMarines
Castle2013TV SeriesDet. Ethan Slaughter
Interview-Director Keith Gordon Discusses 'The Chocolate War'2007DocumentaryHimself
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders'2005Video documentary shortHimself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014BTVA Video Game Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Video GameInjustice: Gods Among Us (2013)· George Newbern
· Kevin Conroy
· Susan Eisenberg
· Neal McDonough
· Grey DeLisle
· Richard Epcar
· Tara Strong
· Troy Baker
· Khary Payton
· Fred Tatasciore
· J.G. Hertzler
· Jennifer Hale
· Joey Naber
· Phil LaMarr
2001Video Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActorDr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (2000)


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#Quote
1(2009, on Drillbit Taylor) There's a little clip out there on YouTube if you Google "Drillbit Taylor Bodyguard interview." Steve Brill, Michael J. Fox, Richard Dean Anderson, and I would all play hockey in a local actors' league together. Steve knew me from that, so he threw me in for a cameo. But I had to convince them it would be okay to let me wear the My Bodyguard jacket, which I still have. Their idea was to throw me in that cameo montage, but I figure if I'm gonna do it, I might as well do the character with the dirty white T-shirt and the jacket. It's a laugh for the parents taking their kids to see the movie who saw My Bodyguard in theaters. A friend of mine said, "Oh! I laughed when I saw it. My kids didn't get it, but I did."
2(2009, on My Bodyguard) I like to think about that as the role that saved my sanity. I was having a tough time in high school, as most people do. Acting had always been the social scene I'd fallen into. It was sort of a merry band of band geeks and theater nerds. They were a rambunctious band of misfits, and they were very forgiving of your screw-ups. That show came along, and I auditioned for it just as a stupid high-school kid, and went through some screen tests. There were yesses and nos and we're-not-sure's. And then they gave it to me.I never thought I'd get the part. It was May 1979, and they'd sent out some guys from local agencies to find high-school kids, and the guy that came to our school auditioned about 30 of us. I tried on a lark, he called five or 10 of us back to talk to the casting director at the Ambassador East, and they just sort of weeded it down. They tried a lot of different cities, though. Dallas, L.A., Toronto, New York. But they wanted to shoot in Chicago. But maybe it came down to the fact that they could pay me scale. They saved a lot of money on me, I'm sure, because I could live at home and commute by train.Fifty-two days of shooting in the summer of '79, which was the summer of Breakfast In America by Supertramp. In Through The Out Door by Led Zeppelin. I had tickets, but Bonham died. That's how I remember it music-wise. The visceral remembrances were very heartfelt. We shot a lot in the Lincoln Park Zoo, and I understand that whole lakefront area is completely transformed. There's an ape house there or something. I haven't been back, but I hear you couldn't reshoot that scene if you wanted to now.
3(2009, on Chuck) The role came up in the normal process of television pilot season. Before that, I'd been on a few series which had gone half a season. So I just went in after Day Break went down, and back into normal casting sessions. Chuck bit-apparently [co-creator] Josh Schwartz and everyone liked my work. They were rooting for me. It was nice to see Zack Levi at the testing session. He's tall, about 6'3", I'm 6'4", so when you're cast opposite people of the same height, it's helpful. Especially for the cinematographer. I don't want them to carry around an apple box, and I don't want to have to carry around a shovel.
4(2009, on Angel) [Joss Whedon] would come by and say hi, but he never directed episodes. That was a job where I called him up and said, "Dude, I need a job." That was early '04. Firefly was cancelled in '02, and '03 was a tough year for me. I needed a job. There just wasn't a lot of work to be found. I did video game work and some Jackie Chan Adventures cartoon voiceover work. That's what saved my nut. Joss was kind enough to come along and give me a cool part. He has been very good to me. He's pretty loyal that way, if you don't piss him off too much.I love [David] Boreanaz. I think he's a sweetheart. Real professional. One of those jobs where the crew has been together forever. There were some hot girls on there, too. J. Richards and Amy Acker and Andy Hallett were all really great.
5(2009, on Day Break) Long hours, night shoots; when we came out and our ratings were low, we thought we were under the gun. I think what hurt the show was that it didn't have enough of a sense of fun. No sense of humor. Too dark and brooding to hold an audience. There's not a lot of real estate out there when it's up against baseball and Dancing With The Stars and American Idol. It's also a complicated storyline. You come in two episodes late and you'll go "Huh?" But I think it holds up well as a box set.
6[on winning the role of Jayne Cobb on Firefly (2002)] I'm under the impression that getting the job was an outlet from having done some guest work on The X-Files (1993). I was in kind of a funky stage in my life. My kids were young, I was hanging out with them, playing a little golf. Being a slacker. My manager called up and said I had to meet the guys from X-Files. I'd auditioned for the Robert Patrick role, but I guess I was wrong for it. Wrong age, wrong type, or just too tall for Gillian Anderson. They liked the audition, though. They brought me back for something else, so Joss [Whedon] had seen my work on the network. So I was on their list, too. I read for him. It went by pretty quick. You read two scenes; if they like you, they test you within a week, and bang, you're off and running. I remember that Joss knew we were under the gun [with "Firefly"] from the get-go, because they weren't too thrilled with the pilot. So they gave us Fridays at 8 p.m.; they didn't want to use the two-hour pilot, because it wasn't finished. That's a reminder that you don't want to give your boss an unfinished product. There was a battle sequence that was supposed to open the show that wasn't in the pilot, so I guess it felt kind of plodding. We were thrown into a perfect storm of baseball playoffs and American Idol's first season. [A.V. Club interview, February 2, 2009]
7[on moving from the series Firefly (2002) to the movie Serenity (2005)] It fit like a glove. I still had the boots from the series. I slipped right back into those, and a couple of the T-shirts. We upgraded them a little bit, and put on some cooler beltwork and weaponry. The gun sling that the prop guy made for the movie used a quick-release parachute capo. That was pretty cool. It was great to have that group back again, because at that point, we all appreciated what it was. It was probably the most fun job I've ever worked on. It was so sweet. Such redemption. I'm sorry the movie didn't make more money at the theaters. If we'd had three more million viewers for the show, we'd still be on the air, and if we'd had three million more butts in the seats, we'd probably have made a sequel or two. ... I think the movie title was also kind of misleading. I mean, Serenity is the right title, but also the wrong title. It sounds like a yoga class to the uninitiated. Also, the movie is much darker than the series. There wasn't as much camp and fun. That may have hurt it too. (A.V. Club interview, February 2, 2009)
8[on his character Jayne Cobb in Firefly (2002)] Jayne for me is the role of a lifetime...he could be good, funny, bad, selfish or a slob-that guy can do no wrong!
9[on the cancellation of Firefly (2002)] We were all heartbroken. It was a heartbreaker because we all understood how many stories there were to be told.
10[on acting] 'A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do, but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man!'
11It's great to be able to pretend you're tough but funny at the same time. Dry humor. The straight man is already kind of in my wheelhouse. It's a pleasure to play that. I'm not one to start rambling on a Neil Simon soliloquy. I'm no Jack Lemmon. The guys I grew up with, my cinematic heroes, have always been men of few words, but of action. Clint Eastwood, Eli Wallach.
12What I try to do is to appreciate every job I have while I'm working on it. [Stanley] Kubrick taught me that on Full Metal Jacket. He said I wasn't patient enough. We were a bunch of cocky young actors. "We're in a Kubrick film! We've made it!" Big arrogant fat-headed idiots in green fatigues. I'll always reflect back on that. He showed me you should appreciate what you have while you have it.
13We all felt unique and lucky working on a Kubrick movie, but everyone's human. It's not like we got there with these expectations that we'd be working with Kubrick, the master, the God. He's only human. Familiarity breeds contempt. We just wanted to know when it was gonna be done, and he would just say, "I don't know." We were young and unwise. We didn't know it would end at some point, but we should have realized. We should have enjoyed it while we were there.
14I need my comfort zone. I think I blew out my ears listening to Led Zeppelin in my headphones, living in my basement apartment, so I don't hear too well in crowds. I like having conversations where I don't need to go, "Huh? What?"
15The inspiration for Jayne Cobb... I had just been trying to do Warren Oates from The Wild Bunch (1969) meets Eli Wallach from "The Good, the Bad and the Ugly." Guys like that. Those are guys I was trying to impersonate, mixed in with some Strother Martin. Those are great Western guys. I just always approached it as a Western, with that sensibility. You can shoot someone in the back and rationalize it, because you're out on the frontier, and survival of the fittest. No honor among thieves. It was up to Joss [Whedon] to infuse him with a little bit of a heart of gold and honor for [Nathan Fillion's character] Mal. The rest of them, he could take or leave them. And later I saw _Alien (1979)_ again, and it turns out I was just doing Yaphet Kotto.
16It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man.

#Trademark
1Deep resonant voice
2Strong jawline and bold blue eyes
3Towering height and muscular physique
4Usually plays tough guys or men of authority

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