Adam Baldwin in 2011
February 27, 1962 |
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor, known for his roles as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard, Knowle Rohrer in The X-Files, Marcus Hamilton in Angel, and Chad Shelten in Day Break. He also established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in Firefly. More recently, he starred as Colonel John Casey on Chuck, as well as provided the voice of Decepticon Breakdown in Transformers: Prime.
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), Smoke Jumpers (1996), The Cape, Men in Black: The Series, Stargate SG-1, Angel, The Inside, NCIS, the 2005 remake of The Poseidon Adventure, Bones (2006 - one episode as Special Agent Jamie Kenton). 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 Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday, 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.
Personal life 
Recently he has become 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.
|1983||D.C. Cab||Albert Hockenberry|
|1986||Bad Guys||Skip Jackson|
|1987||Full Metal Jacket||Animal Mother|
|1987||Hadley's Rebellion||Bobo McKenzie|
|1988||Cohen and Tate||Tate|
|1988||The Chocolate War||Carter|
|1989||Next of Kin||Joey Rosselini|
|1991||Guilty by Suspicion||FBI Agent #1|
|1992||Where the Day Takes You||Officer Black|
|1992||Radio Flyer||The King|
|1993||Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon||Koja|
|1994||Wyatt Earp||Tom McLaury|
|1995||Digital Man||Captain West|
|1995||How to Make an American Quilt||Finn's Father|
|1996||Independence Day||Major Mitchell|
|1996||Lover's Knot||John Reed|
|2000||The Patriot||Capt. Wilkins|
|2000||The Right Temptation||Captain Wagner|
|2001||Pursuit of Happiness||Chad Harmon|
|2001||Above & Beyond||Peter Clerkin|
|2001||Farewell, My Love||Jimmy|
|2001||Double Bang||Vinnie Krailes|
|2002||The Keyman||Chris Myers / Keyman|
|2003||Betrayal||Det. Mark Winston|
|2004||The Freediver||Dr. Viades|
|2004||Evil Eyes||Jeff Stenn|
|2008||Gospel Hill||Carl Herrod|
|2008||Drillbit Taylor||Disgruntled Bodyguard|
|2009||Little Fish, Strange Pond aka. Frenemy||Tommy|
|2010||Browncoats: Redemption||Phone Operator (uncredited)|
|2011||InSight||Dr. Graham Barrett|
|2011||The Assignment||Mr. Clements||Post-production|
|1984||Pigs vs. Freaks||Mickey South||TV movie|
|1985||Special Treat||Otto Frommer||Episode: "Out of Time"|
|1985||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|
|1992||Deadbolt||Alec Danz||TV movie|
|1993||The Last Shot||Mark Tullis Jr.||TV short|
|1994||Blind Justice||Sgt. Hastings||TV movie|
|1995||Fallen Angels||Ralph||Episode: "Good Housekeeping"|
|1995||VR.5||Scott Cooper||Episode: "Pilot"|
|1995||Trade-Off||Thomas Hughes||TV movie|
|1995||Sawbones||Burt Miller||TV movie|
|1996||Smoke Jumpers||Don Mackey||TV movie|
|1996–1997||The Cape||Col. Jack Riles||17 episodes|
|1997||The Visitor||Michael O'Ryan||4 episodes|
|1998||From the Earth to the Moon||Fred Haise||Episode: "For Miles and Miles"|
|1998||Gargantua||Jack Ellway||TV movie|
|1998||Indiscreet||Jeremy Butler||TV movie|
|1998||The Outer Limits||Major James Bowen||Episode: "Phobos Rising"|
|2000||Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde||Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde||TV movie|
|2000||Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Aftershock"|
|2000–2005||Jackie Chan Adventures||Finn / Various (voice)||48 episodes|
|2001||Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Junior"|
|2001||The Zeta Project||Swen (voice)||Episode: "Crime Waves"|
|2001–2002||The 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|
|2003||CSI: Miami||De Soto||Episode: "Dead Woman Walking"|
|2003||Gacy||John Gacy, Sr.||Video|
|2003||Monster Makers||Jay Forrest||TV movie|
|2004||JAG||Cmdr. Michael Rainer||Episode: "Good Intentions"|
|2004||Stargate SG-1||Col. Dave Dixon||Episode: "Heroes: Part 1"
Episode: "Heroes: Part 2"
|2004||NCIS||Cmdr. Michael Rainer||Episode: "A Weak Link"|
|2004||Angel||Marcus Hamilton||5 episodes|
|2005||Molly & Roni's Dance Party||School Principal||Video|
|2005||Justice League||Green Lantern / Various (voice)||3 episodes|
|2005||The Inside||Special Agent Danny Love||13 episodes|
|2005||The Poseidon Adventure||Mike Rogo||TV movie|
|2006||Talk to Me||TV series|
|2006||Bones||Special Agent Jamie Kenton||Episode: "Two Bodies in the Lab"|
|2006||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|
|2007||Superman/Doomsday||Superman / Clark Kent / Dark Superman (voice)||Video|
|2007–2012||Chuck||John Casey||91 episodes|
|2008||Buy More||John Casey||4 episodes|
|2008||CSI: NY||DHS Agent Brett Dunbar||Episode: "Hostage"|
|2008||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"|
|2012||Young Justice||Parasite (voice)||Episode: "Performance"|
|2012||Leverage||Colonel Michael Vance||2 episodes ("The Very Big Bird Job", "The Rundown Job")|
|2012||Law & Order: Special Victims Unit||Captain Steven Harris||Season 14; 3 episodes|
|2014||The Last Ship||Mike Slattery||in production|
Video games 
|2007||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||Green Lantern|
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- "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. "Huffington Post Website". Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- "Big Hollywood Website". Archived from the original on 10 June 2010. Retrieved 15 June 2010.
- "Ride 2 Recovery: An Amazing Journey". 2009-04-19. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
- "Road 2 Recovery Don't Mess with Texas Challenge". 2009-04-07. Retrieved 2013-04-08.
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