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Lance Dunbar

Biography

Running back again and kick returner most widely known for his record-setting job at the School of North Texas, where he completed the most hurrying yards in college history. He afterwards signed using the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free of charge agent in 2012. He went to De La Salle SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL and Haltom SENIOR HIGH SCHOOL in Louisiana. At North Tx, he became the very first running back school background with three direct 1,000 hurrying periods. His parents are Patricia Jones and Lance Dunbar Sr. He became a member of a Cowboys backfield led by Pro Dish running back again DeMarco Murray in 2012.

Quick Facts


Full Name Adam Baldwin
Date Of Birth January 25, 1990
Died February 9, 1906, Dayton, Ohio, United States, February 9, 1906, Dayton, Ohio, United States
Place Of Birth Louisiana
Height 1.93 m, 1.73 m, 1.73 m
Weight 87 kg, 87 kg
Profession Football Player
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
Star Sign Aquarius

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#Fact
1 Is the only actor to work with both Joss Whedon and Stanley Kubrick.
2 Is a frequent contributor to Breitbart.com's Big Hollywood blog.
3 Is politically very conservative and conducts ongoing political discussions on his Twitter account.
4 Both 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).
5 Was named TV Guide's Sexiest Newcomer in 2005 even though he started his acting career in 1980.
6 Frequently participates in celebrity hockey games.
7 During his time away from work, Adam likes to mountain bike, go bowling, play Frisbee and baseball.
8 Irish-American.
9 According 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.
10 One 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.
11 Voiced 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).
12 Son: Devlin Shepard Baldwin (b. October 17, 1996). Daughters: Zoey Baldwin (b. 1990) and Jeselle Baldwin (b. 1992).
13 Recorded 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).
14 Is good friends with Jamie Lee Curtis, and appeared in Molly & Roni's Dance Party (2005) as a favor to her.
15 Is an avid golfer.
16 Alumnus 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.
17 No 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 Ship 2014-2017 TV Series XO Mike Slattery Captain Mike Slattery
Castle 2012-2015 TV Series Det. Ethan Slaughter
Infinite Crisis 2015 Video Game Green Lantern (voice)
Code Name: S.T.E.A.M. 2015 Video Game Henry Fleming (voice)
Beware the Batman 2013-2014 TV Series Metamorpho Rex Mason
Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate 2013 Video Game Captain Rick Flag (voice)
I'm Super, Man 2013 Short Uncle Bert
Injustice: Gods Among Us 2013 Video Game Green Lantern (Hal Jordan) / Lex Luthor's Exo-Suit (voice)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit 2012 TV Series Captain Steven Harris
Leverage 2012 TV Series Colonel Michael Vance
War of the Worlds: Goliath 2012 Wilson (voice)
DC Universe Online: The Last Laugh 2012 Video Game Superman (voice)
Young Justice 2012 TV Series Raymond Jensen / Parasite
Transformers Prime 2011-2012 TV Series Breakdown
Chuck 2007-2012 TV Series John Casey
Love Bites 2011 TV Series Hotel Dick
InSight 2011 Dr. Graham Barrett
DC Universe Online 2011 Video Game Superman (voice)
The Assignment 2010 Mr. Clements
Browncoats: Redemption 2010 Phone Operator (uncredited)
Mass Effect 2 2010 Video Game Kal'Reegar (voice)
Little Fish, Strange Pond 2009 Tommy
Halo 3: ODST 2009 Video Game Dutch (voice)
Chuck Versus the Webisodes 2008 TV Mini-Series John Casey
Gospel Hill 2008 Carl Herrod
CSI: NY 2008 TV Series DHS Agent Brett Dunbar
Drillbit Taylor 2008 Disgruntled Bodyguard
Buy More 2008 TV Series John Casey
Half-Life 2: Episode Two 2007 Video Game Sheckley MIRT Citizens (voice)
The Orange Box 2007 Video Game Sheckley MIRT Citizens (voice)
Halo 3 2007 Video Game Marines (voice)
Superman/Doomsday 2007 Video Superman Clark Kent Dark Superman (voice)
Sands of Oblivion 2007 TV Movie Jesse Carter
Day Break 2006-2007 TV Series Chad Shelten
The Thirst 2006/I Lenny
The Inside 2005-2006 TV Series Special Agent Danny Love
Bones 2006 TV Series Special Agent Jamie Kenton
Talk to Me 2006 TV Series
The Poseidon Adventure 2005 TV Movie Mike Rogo
Serenity 2005 Jayne
Jackie Chan Adventures 2000-2005 TV Series Finn Fin Captain Black ...
Justice League Unlimited 2005 TV Series Bonk Benjamin Knox Rick Flagg Jr. ...
Molly & Roni's Dance Party 2005 Video School principal / Cop
The Freediver 2004 Dr. Viades
Evil Eyes 2004 Jeff Stenn
Angel 2004 TV Series Marcus Hamilton
NCIS 2004 TV Series Lt. Michael Rainer
Stargate SG-1 2004 TV Series Colonel Dave Dixon
JAG 2004 TV Series Cmdr. Michael Rainer
Invader ZIM 2003 TV Series Announcer / Customer / Control Brain
Kill.switch 2003 Video Game Nick Bishop (voice)
Monster Makers 2003 TV Movie Jay Forrest
Firefly 2002-2003 TV Series Jayne Cobb
Gacy 2003 Video John Gacy, Sr.
Betrayal 2003 Det. Mark Winston
CSI: Miami 2003 TV Series De Soto, Radiation Man #1
Control Factor 2003 TV Movie Lance Bishop
The Keyman 2002 Chris Myers / Keyman
The X-Files 2001-2002 TV Series Knowle Rohrer
Hyper Sonic 2002 Video Christopher Bannon
Double Bang 2001 Vinnie Krailes
Jackpot 2001 Mel James
Men in Black: The Series 2000-2001 TV Series Agent X
Above & Beyond 2001 Peter Clerkin
The Zeta Project 2001 TV Series Swen
Static Shock 2000-2001 TV Series York
Pursuit of Happiness 2001 Chad Harmon
The Right Temptation 2000 Captain Wagner
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde 2000 TV Movie Dr. Jekyll Mr. Hyde
The Patriot 2000 Capt. Wilkins
Farewell, My Love 2000 Jimmy, the Bartender
The Outer Limits 1998 TV Series Major James Bowen
Indiscreet 1998 TV Movie Jeremy Butler
Gargantua 1998 TV Movie Jack Ellway
From the Earth to the Moon 1998 TV Mini-Series Fred Haise
The Visitor 1997-1998 TV Series Michael O'Ryan / Joe York
The Cape 1996-1997 TV Series Col. Jack Riles
Independence Day 1996 Major Mitchell
Smoke Jumpers 1996 TV Movie Don Mackey
Starquest II 1996 Video Lee
Lover's Knot 1995 John Reed
Shadow-Ops 1995 TV Movie Dalt
Fallen Angels 1995 TV Series Ralph
How to Make an American Quilt 1995 Finn's Father
Digital Man 1995 Captain West
Sawbones 1995 TV Movie Burt Miller
Trade-Off 1995 TV Movie Thomas Hughes
VR.5 1995 TV Series Scott Cooper
Blind Justice 1994 TV Movie Sgt. Hastings
Wyatt Earp 1994 Tom McLaury
Bitter Harvest 1993 Deputy Bobby Brody Jr.
Treacherous 1993 Tommy Wright
The Last Shot 1993 TV Short Mark Tullis Jr.
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon 1993 Koja
Cold Sweat 1993 Mitch
Deadbolt 1992 TV Movie Alec Danz
Cruel Doubt 1992 TV Mini-Series Det. John Taylor
Radio Flyer 1992 The King
Where the Day Takes You 1991 Officer Black
Murder in High Places 1991 TV Movie
Guilty by Suspicion 1991 FBI Agent #1
Predator 2 1990 Garber
Next of Kin 1989 Joey Rosselini
The Chocolate War 1988 Carter
Cohen and Tate 1988 Tate
Full Metal Jacket 1987 Animal Mother
Bad Guys 1986 Skip Jackson
Welcome Home, Bobby 1986 TV Movie Cleary
3:15 1986 Jeff Hannah
Poison Ivy 1985 TV Movie Ike Dimick
NBC Special Treat 1985 TV Series Otto Frommer
Pigs vs. Freaks 1984 TV Movie Mickey South
Reckless 1984 Randy Daniels
D.C. Cab 1983 Albert Hockenberry
Hadley's Rebellion 1983 Bobo McKenzie
Ordinary People 1980 Stillman
My Bodyguard 1980 Linderman

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Castle 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Chuck 2011 TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nerd HQ 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Panelist / Himself
Vault of the Macabre Presents Scary Little Christmas 2015 Short Himself - Narrator
Vault of the Macabre II 2015 Short Himself - Narrator
Vault of the Macabre 2014 Short Himself - Narrator
Apollo Night LA 2014 TV Series Himself - Celebrity Guest
Firefly 10th Anniversary: Browncoats Unite 2012 TV Special Himself
Cocktails with Stan 2012 TV Series Himself
Chuck Fu and Dim Sum 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Rockin' the Wall 2010 Documentary
Chuck Season Two: Dude in Distress - Explore Some of This Season's Best Action Sequences 2010 Video documentary short Himself
Full Metal Jacket: Between Good and Evil 2007 Video documentary short Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2007 TV Series Himself
Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity' 2006 Video documentary Himself / Host
A Filmmaker's Journey 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Take a Walk on 'Serenity' 2006 Video short Himself
Re-Lighting the Firefly 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Film '72 2005 TV Series Himself
Sci Fi Inside: 'Serenity' 2005 TV Movie Himself / Host
Evil Eyes: Behind the Scenes 2004 Video short Himself / Jeff Stenn
The X Files: The Making of 'The Truth' 2004 Video documentary Himself
Serenity: The 10th Character 2003 Video documentary short Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FalconCast 2016 TV Series Superman
Halo: The Master Chief Collection 2014 Video Game Marines
Castle 2013 TV Series Det. Ethan Slaughter
Interview-Director Keith Gordon Discusses 'The Chocolate War' 2007 Documentary Himself
Fred Roos and the Casting of 'The Outsiders' 2005 Video documentary short Himself

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2014 BTVA Video Game Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Video Game Injustice: 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
2001 Video Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Actor Dr. 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!'
11 It'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.
12 What 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.
13 We 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.
14 I 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?"
15 The 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.
16 It 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
1 Deep resonant voice
2 Strong jawline and bold blue eyes
3 Towering height and muscular physique
4 Usually plays tough guys or men of authority

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