Baldwin at Florida Supercon 2013
February 27, 1962 |
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor. His early fame was gained in Full Metal Jacket as Animal Mother, and he established a cult following for starring in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb, Chuck as Colonel John Casey and more recently The Last Ship as Mike Slattery.
Appearing in a large number of films since 1980, Baldwin rose to prominence as the troubled outcast Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard (1980) and moved on to bigger roles in D.C. Cab (1983), Full Metal Jacket (1987), Predator 2 (1990), Independence Day (1996), The Patriot (2000) and Serenity (2005)—in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly.
His other work includes Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS and the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure. He also starred in the ABC series Day Break as Chad Shelten in 2006.
Baldwin parodied the Ricky Linderman character in the 2008 film Drillbit Taylor. He is also known for NBC's Chuck, in which he played John Casey, one of the lead characters for the five season run of the show.
In season four of Castle, Baldwin was reunited with former Firefly castmate Nathan Fillion. He played Detective Ethan Slaughter in the 21st episode called "Headhunters" which aired April 16, 2012.
Baldwin was cast as Kal-El/Clark Kent/Superman in Superman: Doomsday, which is based on DC Comics' The Death of Superman. He also voices the character in the massively multiplayer online game, DC Universe Online.
Baldwin has a role as a voice actor in the Xbox 360 games Halo 3 and Halo 3: ODST, the latter putting him in the role of Corporal Taylor "Dutch" Miles. Baldwin also appears as a voice actor in Half Life 2: Episode 2 for various resistance soldiers and citizens. Along with his Chuck co-star, Yvonne Strahovski, he also appeared in Mass Effect 2, playing the role of Quarian marine squad leader Kal'Reegar.
Politically, he has been a registered Democrat since 1980, but states that he re-examined his views after being given a copy of David Horowitz's book Radical Son. He now considers himself a "small government conservative libertarian", and has contributed to The Huffington Post and Big Hollywood.
He is an avid supporter of Ride 2 Recovery, a bike-riding organization set up for the rehabilitation of wounded veterans. He participated in the 2009 "Don't Mess With Texas Challenge" bike ride.
Baldwin is credited with having originated the GamerGate hashtag, which concerns a controversy in video game culture. His role in GamerGate led to a petition to prevent Baldwin from speaking at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo. The convention's management eventually decided after much deliberation and in response to a counter petition that Baldwin's political stance should not affect his guest appearance.
|1980||My Bodyguard||Ricky Linderman|
|Ordinary People||Kevin Stillman|
|1983||D.C. Cab||Albert Hockenberry|
|1985||Poison Ivy||Ike Dimick|
|Bad Guys||Skip Jackson|
|1987||Full Metal Jacket||Animal Mother|
|Hadley's Rebellion||Bobo McKenzie|
|1988||Cohen and Tate||Tate|
|Chocolate War, TheThe Chocolate War||Carter|
|1989||Next of Kin||Joey Rosselini|
|1991||Guilty by Suspicion||FBI Agent #1|
|1992||Where the Day Takes You||Officer Black|
|Radio Flyer||The King|
|1993||Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon||Koja|
|Wyatt Earp||Tom McLaury|
|1995||Digital Man||Captain West|
|How to Make an American Quilt||Finn's Father|
|1996||Independence Day||Major Mitchell|
|Lover's Knot||John Reed|
|2000||Patriot, TheThe Patriot||Capt. Wilkins|
|Right Temptation, TheThe Right Temptation||Captain Wagner|
|2001||Pursuit of Happiness||Chad Harmon|
|2001||Above & Beyond||Peter Clerkin|
|Farewell, My Love||Jimmy|
|Double Bang||Vinnie Krailes|
|2002||Keyman, TheThe Keyman||Chris Myers / Keyman|
|2003||Betrayal||Det. Mark Winston|
|2004||Freediver, TheThe Freediver||Dr. Viades|
|Evil Eyes||Jeff Stenn|
|2006||Thirst, TheThe Thirst||Lenny|
|2008||Gospel Hill||Carl Herrod|
|Drillbit Taylor||Disgruntled Bodyguard|
|2009||Little Fish, Strange Pond aka. Frenemy||Tommy|
|2010||Browncoats: Redemption||Phone Operator (uncredited)|
|2011||InSight||Dr. Graham Barrett|
|2012||War of the Worlds: Goliath||Wilson (voice)|
|1984||Pigs vs. Freaks||Mickey South||TV movie|
|1985||Special Treat||Otto Frommer||Episode: "Out of Time"|
|Poison Ivy||Ike Dimick||TV movie|
|1986||Welcome Home, Bobby||Cleary Biggs||TV movie|
|1991||Murder in High Places||TV movie|
|1992||Cruel Doubt||Det. John Taylor||TV movie|
|Deadbolt||Alec Danz||TV movie|
|1993||Last Shot, TheThe Last Shot||Mark Tullis Jr.||TV short|
|1994||Blind Justice||Sgt. Hastings||TV movie|
|1995||Fallen Angels||Ralph||Episode: "Good Housekeeping"|
|VR.5||Scott Cooper||Episode: "Pilot"|
|Trade-Off||Thomas Hughes||TV movie|
|Sawbones||Burt Miller||TV movie|
|1996||Smoke Jumpers||Don Mackey||TV movie|
|1996–1997||Cape, TheThe Cape||Col. Jack Riles||17 episodes|
|1997||Visitor, TheThe Visitor||Michael O'Ryan||4 episodes|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Fred Haise||Episode: "For Miles and Miles"|
|Gargantua||Jack Ellway||TV movie|
|Indiscreet||Jeremy Butler||TV movie|
|Outer Limits, TheThe Outer Limits||Major James Bowen||Episode: "Phobos Rising"|
|2000||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde||TV movie|
|Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Aftershock"|
|2000–2005||Jackie Chan Adventures||Finn / Various (voice)||48 episodes|
|2001||Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Junior"|
|Zeta Project, TheThe Zeta Project||Swen (voice)||Episode: "Crime Waves"|
|2001–2002||X-Files, TheThe X-Files||Knowle Rohrer||5 episodes|
|2002||Hyper Sonic||Christopher Bannon||Video|
|2002–2003||Firefly||Jayne Cobb||14 episodes|
|2003||Control Factor||Lance Bishop||TV movie|
|CSI: Miami||De Soto||Episode: "Dead Woman Walking"|
|Gacy||John Gacy, Sr.||Video|
|Monster Makers||Jay Forrest||TV movie|
|2004||JAG||Cmdr. Michael Rainer||Episode: "Good Intentions"|
|Stargate SG-1||Col. Dave Dixon||Episode: "Heroes: Part 1"
Episode: "Heroes: Part 2"
|NCIS||Cmdr. Michael Rainer||Episode: "A Weak Link"|
|Angel||Marcus Hamilton||5 episodes|
|2005||Molly & Roni's Dance Party||School Principal||Video|
|Justice League||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern / Various (voice)||3 episodes|
|Inside, TheThe Inside||Special Agent Danny Love||13 episodes|
|Poseidon Adventure, TheThe Poseidon Adventure||Mike Rogo||TV movie|
|2006||Talk to Me||TV series|
|Bones||Special Agent Jamie Kenton||Episode: "Two Bodies in the Lab"|
|Invader Zim||Various (voice)||Episode: "The Frycook What Came from All That Space"|
|2006–2008||Day Break||Chad Shelton||13 episodes|
|2007||Sands of Oblivion||Jesse Carter||TV movie|
|Superman: Doomsday||Superman / Clark Kent / Dark Superman (voice)||Video|
|2007–2012||Chuck||John Casey||91 episodes|
|2008||CSI: NY||DHS Agent Brett Dunbar||Episode: "Hostage"|
|Chuck Versus the Webisodes||John Casey||5 episodes|
|2011||Love Bites||Hotel Dick||Episode: "Modern Plagues"|
|2011–2012||Transformers: Prime||Breakdown (voice)||13 episodes|
|2012||Castle||Detective Slaughter||Episode: "Headhunter"|
|Young Justice||Parasite (voice)||Episode: "Performance"|
|Leverage||Colonel Michael Vance||2 episodes ("The Very Big Bird Job", "The Rundown Job")|
|Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Captain Steven Harris||Season 14; 3 episodes|
|2014||The Last Ship||Commander Mike Slattery||17 episodes|
|Half-Life 2: Episode Two||Citizens|
|2009||Halo 3: ODST||Dutch|
|2010||Mass Effect 2||Kal'Reegar|
|2011||DC Universe Online||Superman|
|2013||Injustice: Gods Among Us||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern|
|2015||Firefly: Online||Jayne Cobb|
|TBA||Infinite Crisis||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern|
- "Keck's Exclusives First Look: Firefly's Nathan Fillion, Adam Baldwin Reunite on Castle". 2012-03-27. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Castle, Season 4, Episode 21". Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "SyfyPortal Awards". Archived from the original on 2006-11-07. Retrieved 2006-10-08.
- Ryan, Maureen (2010-01-06). "'Chuck's' Adam Baldwin on John Casey, a man of few words and many bullets". Chicago Tribune. Archived from the original on 14 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-09.
- Babineau , Jeff (1996-12-15), Faces of the Game, Orlando Sentinel, retrieved 2010-10-29
- "Adam Baldwin Twitter Feed". Retrieved 13 July 2010.
- Driscoll, Ed (2010-03-27). "PJM Political 03/27/10: Full Metal Podcast". Pajamas Media. 8:46. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
- "Special Guests - Adam Baldwin & Lorie Byrd". GayPatriot. BlogTalkRadio. 2010-10-11. 8:59. Archived from the original on 15 October 2010. Retrieved 2010-10-29.
- Baldwin, Adam (21 May 2009). "Ride 2 Recovery: An Amazing Journey". Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- "Adam Baldwin - Breitbart.com". Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- Baldwin, Adam (2009-04-19). "Ride 2 Recovery: An Amazing Journey". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess with Texas Challenge". 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- Young, Cathy (12 October 2014). "GamerGate: Part I: Sex, Lies, and Gender Games". Reason. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Hern, Alex (16 October 2014). "Lazy coverage of Gamergate is only feeding this abusive campaign". The Guardian. Retrieved 18 November 2014.
- Mann, Effie (22 January 2015). "There's a petition to keep the Sci-Fi actor who started #Gamergate out of Australia". Daily Life. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- Williams, Tom (21 January 2015). "Australians Are Trying To Keep Adam Baldwin Away Over #Gamergate". CraveOnline. Retrieved 22 January 2015.
- "Australia’s Supanova Convention Decides to Keep Firefly’s Adam Baldwin as a Guest Despite Outcry". The Mary Sue. February 12, 2015.
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