Baldwin at the 2016 WonderCon
February 27, 1962|
Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, voice actor|
Ami Julius (m. 1988)
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor. He starred in Full Metal Jacket (1987) as Animal Mother, as well as in the television series Firefly and its continuation film Serenity as Jayne Cobb. His roles include Stillman in Ordinary People (1980) Colonel John Casey in Chuck and as Mike Slattery in The Last Ship.
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), Deadbolt (1992), 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. He returned to Castle in season eight, episode six "Cool Boys".
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.
Involvement in Gamergate controversy
Baldwin is credited with having originated the hashtag #GamerGate near the end of August by posting it on Twitter alongside a pair of videos promoting the "Quinnspiracy" by a YouTube user called Internet Aristocrat. He would later tell an interviewer that a left-wing "culture war" was imposing "political crap" on gamers.
His role in the GamerGate controversy 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 more successful counter-petition that Baldwin's views 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||Sgt. "Animal Mother"|
|Hadley's Rebellion||Bobo McKenzie|
|1988||Cohen and Tate||Tate|
|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|
|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||The Patriot||Capt. Wilkins, British Army|
|The Right Temptation||Captain Wagner|
|2001||Pursuit of Happiness||Chad Harmon|
|2001||Above & Beyond||Peter Clerkin|
|Farewell, My Love||Jimmy|
|Double Bang||Vinnie Krailes|
|2002||The Keyman||Chris Myers / Keyman|
|2003||Betrayal||Det. Mark Winston|
|2004||The Freediver||Dr. Viades|
|Evil Eyes||Jeff Stenn|
|2005||The Poseidon Adventure||Sea Marshal Mike Rogo|
|2007||Superman: Doomsday||Superman (voice)||Direct-to-video|
|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)|
|2015||Vault of the Macabre II||Narrator (voice)||Short film|
|2017||Vault of the Macabre: The House Upon the Hill||Narrator (voice)||Short film|
|2018||The Kid||Bob Olinger||Post-production|
|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||The 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|
|1996–97||The Cape||Col. Jack Riles||Main role, 17 episodes|
|1997||The 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|
|The 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"|
|2000-02||Pokemon Camp||Todd Cooper||Seasons 3-6|
|2000–05||Jackie Chan Adventures||Finn / Various (voice)||Animates series, 48 episodes|
|2001||Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Junior"|
|The Zeta Project||Swen (voice)||Episode: "Crime Waves"|
|2001–02||The X-Files||Knowle Rohrer||5 episodes|
|2002||Hyper Sonic||Christopher Bannon||Video|
|2002–03||Firefly||Jayne Cobb||Main role, 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 Unlimited||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern / Jonah Hex / Rick Flag / Bonk (voice)||3 episodes|
|The Inside||Special Agent Danny Love||Main role, 13 episodes|
|The 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"|
|2006–08||Day Break||Chad Shelton||Main role, 13 episodes|
|2007||Sands of Oblivion||Jesse Carter||TV movie|
|Superman: Doomsday||Superman / Clark Kent / Dark Superman (voice)||Video|
|2007–12||Chuck||John Casey||Main role, 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"|
|2011–12||Transformers: Prime||Breakdown (voice)||Animated series, 2 seasons|
|2012, 2015||Castle||Detective Ethan Slaughter||2 Episodes: "Headhunter"|
|2012||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|
|2013||Beware the Batman||Rex Mason/Metamorpho (voice)||Animated series, 3 episodes|
|2014–present||The Last Ship||Commander/Captain Mike Slattery, USN||Main role, 36 episodes|
|2015||Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H.||Vance Astro (voice)||Animated series, recurring role|
|Guardians of the Galaxy||Vance Astro (voice)||Animated series, recurring role|
|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||Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.||Henry Fleming|
|Infinite Crisis||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern|||
|Firefly Online||Jayne Cobb|
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