Daniel Baldwin

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Daniel Baldwin
Born Daniel Leroy Baldwin
(1960-10-05) October 5, 1960 (age 54)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, director, producer
Years active 1988–present
Spouse(s) Cheryl Baldwin (1980s)
Elizabeth Baldwin (1990–1996)
Joanne Smith (2007–present)
Partner(s) Isabella Hofmann (1990s)
Children 5
Relatives Alec Baldwin (brother)
Stephen Baldwin (brother)
William Baldwin (brother)

Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, director and producer. He is the second eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors, as well as part of the Baldwin family. Baldwin is known for his role as Detective Beau Felton in the popular NBC TV series Homicide: Life on the Street. He also stars in other roles, such as Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992), Mulholland Falls (1996), Vampires (1998), The Pandora Project (1998), Stealing Candy (2002), Paparazzi (2004), Grey Gardens (2009) & Celebrity Big Brother UK (2015).

Early life[edit]

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau), a breast cancer survivor who founded the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center of the University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony Brook, and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach.[1] Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family and has English, Irish, Scottish, French, and German ancestry.[2][3][4] In addition to his three famous actor brothers, Alec (born 1958), William (born 1963) and Stephen (born 1966), Baldwin has two sisters, Beth Baldwin Keuchler (born 1955), and Jane Baldwin Sasso (born 1965).

Baldwin was a standout high school football and basketball player and graduated in 1979 from Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa. He also attended McKenna Junior High School.

Career[edit]

Acting[edit]

Baldwin's acting debut was in the TV movie Too Good to Be True in 1988, which he followed with roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) and Hero (1992). He returned to television in 1990 for the short-lived sitcom Sydney, which starred Valerie Bertinelli.

In 1993, Baldwin was cast in the Baltimore-based cop show Homicide: Life on the Street. Although he received good reviews he left in 1995 after three seasons, and his character was later killed off. He returned to TV movies such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Family of Cops, and Twisted Desire, as well as the 1996 feature films Mulholland Falls and Trees Lounge.

In 1998, Baldwin was set to film the romantic comedy It Had to Be You, but was replaced by Michael Rispoli after being arrested for cocaine possession.[citation needed] John Carpenter's Vampires was released during his subsequent stint in rehab.

Baldwin returned to appearances in various TV series episodes, including The Sopranos and TV and direct-to-video movies, including reprising his role as Beau Felton in Homicide: The Movie in 2000. Baldwin then starred in TV movies such as Anonymous Rex (2004) and Our Fathers (2005) and small-budget films including Sidekick (2005) and Moola (2006).

In 2008, Baldwin signed on to play Julius Krug in the Award Winning HBO film based on the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. That same year, he has made appearances on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... as a frequent commentator. He also appeared as a supporting cast member in indie director Akihiro Kitamura's sophomore film, I'll Be There With You.

Baldwin was featured in UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docu-drama titled 1 a Minute in 2010.[5] The documentary was made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral and featured breast cancer survivors Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Namrata Singh Gujral, Mumtaz and Jaclyn Smith as well as William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Priya Dutt. The film also starred Bárbara Mori, Lisa Ray, Deepak Chopra and Morgan Brittany.

In 2009, Baldwin moved to Lake Oswego, Oregon, a suburb of Portland, to start a production company, Grilletto Entertainment.[6]

2014 saw Baldwin win Best Supporting Actor at the Madrid International Film Festival for his role in the award-winning feature film Helen Alone.[7]

Reality television[edit]

In 2005, he was featured in VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, a reality show in which overweight celebrities compete to see who can shed the most pounds. He was the team captain of the Eastsiders, which also featured rapper Biz Markie, plus-size model Mia Tyler, and actor Joe Gannascoli (later traded for Judge Mablean Ephriam from Divorce Court).

In 2008, Baldwin appeared on VH1's reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In June 2009, he joined the cast of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!, with his brother Stephen Baldwin. He was the second one voted off. As of 2011, Baldwin makes appearances on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest.

In 2014, Baldwin appeared on the first episode of Celebrity Wife Swap. His girlfriend swapped with the wife of Jermaine Jackson.

On August 27, 2015, Baldwin entered the Celebrity Big Brother house as a contestant representing the USA.

Personal life[edit]

Relationships and family[edit]

In 1984, Baldwin had a daughter, Kahlea, with his first wife, Cheryl. In 1990, he married actress Elizabeth Baldwin and they had a daughter, Alexandra, in 1994, before divorcing in 1996. Alexandra moved to England with her mother and stepfather and now lives in Bonita Springs, Florida. Baldwin was involved for a decade with his Homicide: Life on the Street co-star, Chicago-born actress Isabella Hofmann. They have a son, Atticus, who was born in July 1996 and is named after the lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird and has autism. Baldwin was married to Joanne Smith, a former British model, with whom he had a daughter, Avis Ann, in 2008.[8] The couple have a second daughter, Finley Rae Martineau, born in 2009.[9] In 2011, Baldwin and his wife announced that they had dropped their divorce filings and were attempting to reconcile. However in 2012, Joanne filed for divorce again. In November, 2014, Baldwin announced his engagement to Robin Sue Hertz Hempel, an entrepreneur.[10]

Addiction and arrests[edit]

In 1998, Baldwin was found running naked through the halls of New York's Plaza Hotel shouting "Baldwin!" and was arrested for possession of cocaine.[11] He pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to three months in drug rehab.[12] He later told People magazine he had been battling a cocaine addiction since 1989.

On April 22, 2006, Baldwin was arrested after police received a call that a woman had been threatened at the Ocean Park Motel in Santa Monica.[13] Authorities subsequently declined to press charges.

He was arrested again on July 19, 2006. According to the police, Baldwin ran a red light after weaving through the traffic in West L.A. just before 1 p.m., then crashed his rented Ford Thunderbird into two parked cars while going 80 mph (130 km/h) in a 35 mph (56 km/h) zone. Jason Lee, a spokesman for the Los Angeles police, said: "The Thunderbird pushed one of the vehicles about 20 feet (6.1 m), and that was a Hummer." Police say Baldwin was driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash. He was transferred to UCLA Medical Center with back and neck injuries but did not appear to be seriously hurt.[14]

According to TMZ.com, on November 7, 2006, Baldwin was arrested in Santa Monica, California, after allegedly stealing a white GMC Yukon SUV. The actor was taken to jail and booked for investigation of Grand Theft Auto; bail was set at $20,000. "The car belongs to an acquaintance of Mr. Baldwin, but he had no permission to take it", said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.[15][16] The charges were subsequently dropped.

On February 6, 2007, an arrest warrant was issued for Baldwin in Newport Beach, California, by the Orange County Superior Court for his failure to show up for an arraignment stemming from an auto-theft charge.[17] At the time, Baldwin was in Detroit, Michigan, filming a movie. He turned himself in to police on February 20 and pleaded not guilty to his charges. He remained free on bail. Less than a year later, Baldwin had to be cleared by Judge Nancy Newman of wrongdoing due to a court communication error related to a separate charge.[18] An arrest warrant had been issued for Baldwin; the reason was Baldwin's failure to appear in court to report on his progress in a drug rehabilitation program. Unconfirmed reports placed Baldwin in Toronto for the filming of a movie.[19]

Baldwin starred on the VH1 reality television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, filmed in 2007, but left the show after the fourth episode. His stated reasons for leaving included having a prior commitment to an acting job and the others' behavior interfering with his recovery, but it is eventually revealed that he left because of inappropriate text messages he had sent to Mary Carey, fellow patient in the same treatment group as he.[20][21]

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Too Good to Be True Leif TV Movie
1989 L.A. Takedown Bobby Schwartz TV Movie
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
1991 Nothing but Trouble Dealer #1 (Artie)
1991 Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man Alexander
1991 The Heroes of Desert Storm Sgt. Ben Pennington TV Movie
1992 *Knight Moves Det. Andy Wagner
1992 Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life Ned Blessing TV Movie
1992 Hero Fireman Denton (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin)
1993 Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman Harry Archer TV Movie
1994 Dead on Sight Caleb Odell
1994 Car 54, Where Are You? Don Motti
1995 Bodily Harm Sam McKeon
1995 A Family of Cops Ben Fein TV Movie
1996 Yesterday's Target Paul Harper
1996 Mulholland Falls McCafferty
1996 Commander Beef Bernard
1996 Trees Lounge Jerry
1996 Twisted Desire William Stanton TV Movie
1997 The Invader Jack
1998 Love Kills Danny Tucker
1998 Fallout (1998) – J.J. "Jim" Hendricks
1998 Desert Thunder (1998) Lee Miller
1998 Vampires Montoya
1998 Phoenix James Nutter
1998 The Pandora Project Captain John Lacy
1998 The Treat Tony
1998 On the Border Ed TV Movie
1999 Wild Grizzly Harlan Adams TV Movie
1999 Active Stealth Captain Murphy
1999 Water Damage Paul Preedy
1999 Silicon Towers Tom Neufield
2000 Tunnel (2000) Seale
2000 Silver Man Eddy
2000 Net Worth Robert Freedman
2000 Fall Anthony Carlotti
2000 Double Frame Det. Frank Tompkins
2000 Homicide: The Movie Det. Beau Felton TV Movie
2000 Killing Moon Frank Conroy TV Movie
2000 Gamblin (2000) Pike
2001 In Pursuit Rick Direct-to-Video
2001 Ancient Warriors Jasper "Jaz" Harding
2002 Stealing Candy Walt Gearson
2002 Dynamite Alpha
2002 Bare Witness Det. Killian Direct-to-Video
2003 Open House King TV Movie
2003 King of the Ants Ray Mathews
2003 Water's Edge Mayor Block
2003 Vegas Vampires Detective Burns
2004 The Real Deal Vince Vasser
2004 Irish Eyes (a.k.a.Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy) Sean Phelan
2004 Paparazzi Wendell Stokes
2004 Anonymous Rex Ernie Watson TV Movie
2005 Sidekick Chuck
2005 Boardwalk Poets Russo
2005 Our Fathers Angelo DeFranco TV Movie
2006 I'll Be There with You Constantine
2006 Final Move Jasper Haig
2006 The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell Clark Remington
2006 Shut Up and Shoot! Field Commander Burns
2007 The Devil's Dominoes Sheriff Farley
2007 Moola Harry
2007 The Blue Rose Eddie
2008 Little Red Devil Luc Tyer
2008 A Darker Reality The Ghost
2008 Born of Earth Danny Kessler
2009 Grey Gardens Julius Krug
2009 Shadowheart Mr. McKinley
2010 Double Tap Zoltan Niemand
2010 Nine Dead Det. Seager
2010 The Truth Gabriel's Father
2010 Ashley's Ashes Bloom
2010 Operation Belvis Bash Namco Douglas
2010 Death and Cremation Bill Weaver
2010 Stripperland Double D
2010 Christmas with a Capital C Mitch Bright
2011 Battle of the Pacific Colonel
2011 Oba: The Last Samurai Colonel Pollard
2012 Cell Count Blair Norris
2012 The Unbroken Bruce Middlebrooks
2013 Divorce Texas Style Alan James
2013 After Effect Senator Davis
2013 A Little Christmas Business Don Collier
2013 H.O.A. Havoc Lucky Betts
2014 Helen Alone Jack Madrid International Film Festival Award for Best Supporting Actor
2014 The Wisdom to Know the Difference Bob Also Director and Writer
Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Feature - Drama
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film
Manhattan Film Festival Award for Best Dramatic Feature
San Antonio Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film
San Antonio Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Feature Film
Nominated-Long Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Director
2014 Out West Gordo
2015 Bound Walter
2015 Hope Lost Ettore
2015 Two Faced Rich Barry
2015 South of Heaven Detective Pete
2015 Lady Psycho Killer Daniel's Father
2015 Deadly Sanctuary Dr. Price
2015 Clean Sweep Soltan Niemand Post-Production
2015 The Guest House Mr. Silver Post-Production
2015 The 420 Movie: Mary & Jane Edgar J. Hightower Post-Production
2015 Perception Mr. Louis Post-Production
2015 Judgement Solomon Post-Production
2015 Soulmates Rudy Galiano Pre-Production
2015 Devotion Pops - The Demolition Man Pre-Production

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Family Ties Holworthy Episode: Basic Training
1989 Charles in Charge Daryl Furman Episode: Charles Splits Part 1
1989 CBS Summer Playhouse Guppie Episode: Curse of the Corn People
1990 Sydney Cheezy 13 Episodes
1993–1995 Homicide: Life on the Street Det. Beau Felton 31 Episodes
1998 Dead Man's Gun (1997 TV series) Joe Wagner Episode: Seven Deadly Sins
1999 The Outer Limits (1995 TV series) Dan Kagan Episode: Essence of Life
2001 Twice in a Lifetime Roger Hamilton/Dr. Lenny Shalton Episode: Then Love Came Along
2002 NYPD Blue Det. Frank Hughes Episode: Dead Meat in New Deli
2002 Touched by an Angel Buzz Episode: Jump!
2007 The Sopranos Himself/Sally Boy 2 Episodes
Episode: Stage 5
Episode: Kennedy and Heidi
2008 The Closer Mark Yates Episode: Cherry Bomb
2009–2010 Cold Case Moe Kitchener 7 Episodes
2009 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Himself
2012 Grimm Jordan Vance Plumed Serpent
2013, 2015 Hawaii Five-0 Paul Delano 2 Episodes
Episode: Olelo Ho'Opa'I Make
Episode: Poina 'ole
2015 "Celebrity big brother" himself

Director[edit]

Year Title Notes
2000 Tunnel
2000 Fall
2001 Dan
2014 The Wisdom to Know the Difference Also Actor and Writer
Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Actor
Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Feature - Drama
Fort Lauderdale International Film Festival Award for Best Feature Film
Manhattan Film Festival Award for Best Dramatic Feature
San Antonio Film Festival Audience Award for Best Feature Film
San Antonio Film Festival Jury Prize for Best Feature Film
Nominated-Long Beach International Film Festival Award for Best Director

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