Adam Baldwin

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Adam Baldwin
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Baldwin at the 2016 WonderCon
Born (1962-02-27) February 27, 1962 (age 58)
Occupation Actor, voice actor
Years active1980–present
Height1.95 m (6 ft 5 in)
Spouse(s)
Ami Julius(m. 1988)
Children3

Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor and voice 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 Mike Slattery in The Last Ship .

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Career

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 (1989), Next of Kin (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. [1] [2] He returned to Castle in season eight, episode six "Cool Boys".

Baldwin won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly. [3]

Baldwin was cast as 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.

Personal life

Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, and studied at New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka. [4] He has three children with his wife, Ami Julius. [5]

He is a 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. [6] [7]

Baldwin is not related to the Baldwin brothers (Alec, Daniel, William, and Stephen).

Political views

Politically, he states that he re-examined his liberal views after being given a copy of David Horowitz's book Radical Son. [8] He now considers himself a "small government conservative libertarian", [9] and has contributed to The Huffington Post . [6]

In late 2015 Baldwin endorsed Ted Cruz for the 2016 United States presidential election via Twitter. [10]

Involvement in Gamergate

Adam Baldwin Twitter
@AdamBaldwin

#GamerGate:
pt. 1: www.youtube.com/watch?v=C5-51PfwI3M
pt. 2: youtube.com/watch?v=pKmy5OKg6lo

August 27, 2014 [11]

Baldwin has sometimes been credited with originating the hashtag #GamerGate near the end of August 2014 by posting the hashtag on Twitter alongside a pair of videos that, as part of wider criticisms, repeated earlier allegations against Zoe Quinn and Nathan Grayson. [12] [13]

His role in the GamerGate controversy led to a petition to prevent Baldwin from appearing as a guest at the Supanova Pop Culture Expo in 2015. [14] [15] The convention's management decided to keep Baldwin as a guest. [16]

Filmography

Film

YearTitleRoleNotes
1980 My Bodyguard Ricky Linderman
Ordinary People Kevin Stillman
1983 D.C. Cab Albert Hockenberry
1984 Reckless Randy Daniels
19863:15Jeff Hannah
Bad GuysSkip 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
1990 Predator 2 Garber
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
TreacherousTommy Wright
Bitter Harvest Bobby
1994 Cold Sweat Mitch
Wyatt Earp Tom McLaury
1995Digital ManCaptain West
How to Make an American Quilt Finn's Father
1996 Independence Day Major Mitchell
Lover's KnotJohn Reed
1997 Starquest II Lee
1998 Gargantua Marine Biologist
2000 The Patriot Capt. Wilkins, British Army
The Right Temptation Captain Wagner
2001Pursuit of HappinessChad Harmon
2001Above & BeyondPeter Clerkin
Jackpot Mel James
Farewell, My Love Jimmy
Double Bang Vinnie Krailes
2002The KeymanChris Myers / Keyman
2003 Betrayal Det. Mark Winston
2004 The Freediver Dr. Viades
Evil Eyes Jeff Stenn
2005 The Poseidon Adventure Sea Marshal Mike Rogo
Serenity Jayne Cobb
2006 The Thirst Lenny
2007 Superman: Doomsday Superman (voice)Direct-to-video
2008 Gospel Hill Carl Herrod
Drillbit Taylor Disgruntled Bodyguard
2009 Little Fish, Strange Pond aka. FrenemyTommy
2010Browncoats: RedemptionPhone OperatorUncredited
2011 InSight Dr. Graham Barrett
2012 War of the Worlds: Goliath Wilson (voice)
2015Vault of the Macabre IINarrator (voice)Short film
2017Vault of the Macabre: The House Upon the HillNarrator (voice)Short film
2019 The Kid Bob Olinger
The Legend of 5 Mile CaveSam Barnes

Television

YearTitleRoleNotesRef.
1984Pigs vs. FreaksMickey SouthTV movie
1985 Special Treat Otto FrommerEpisode: "Out of Time"
Poison Ivy Ike DimickTV movie
1986Welcome Home, BobbyCleary BiggsTV movie
1991Murder in High PlacesTV movie
1992 Cruel Doubt Det. John TaylorTV movie
Deadbolt Alec DanzTV movie
1993The Last ShotMark Tullis Jr.TV short
1994 Blind Justice Sgt. HastingsTV movie
1995 Fallen Angels RalphEpisode: "Good Housekeeping"
VR.5 Scott CooperEpisode: "Pilot"
Trade-OffThomas HughesTV movie
Sawbones Burt MillerTV movie
Shadow-OpsDaltTV movie
1996Smoke JumpersDon MackeyTV movie
1996–1997 The Cape Col. Jack RilesMain role
1997 The Visitor Michael O'Ryan4 episodes
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Fred Haise Episode: "For Miles and Miles"
GargantuaJack EllwayTV movie
Indiscreet Jeremy ButlerTV movie
The Outer Limits Major James BowenEpisode: "Phobos Rising"
2000Dr. Jekyll and Mr. HydeDr. Jekyll / Mr. HydeTV movie
Static Shock York (voice)Episode: "Aftershock"
2000–2005 Jackie Chan Adventures Finn / Various (voice)Main role
2001 Static Shock York (voice)Episode: "Junior"
The Zeta Project Swen (voice)Episode: "Crime Waves"
2001–2002 The X-Files Knowle Rohrer5 episodes
2002Hyper SonicChristopher BannonVideo
2002–03 Firefly Jayne CobbMain role
2003 Control Factor Lance BishopTV movie
CSI: Miami De SotoEpisode: "Dead Woman Walking"
Gacy John Gacy Sr.Video
Monster MakersJay ForrestTV movie
2004 JAG Cmdr. Michael RainerEpisode: "Good Intentions"
Stargate SG-1 Col. Dave DixonEpisode: "Heroes: Part 1", "Heroes: Part 2"
NCIS Cmdr. Michael RainerEpisode: "The Weak Link"
Angel Marcus Hamilton5 episodes
2005Molly & Roni's Dance PartySchool PrincipalVideo
Justice League Unlimited Hal Jordan / Green Lantern / Jonah Hex / Rick Flag / Bonk (voice)3 episodes
The Inside Special Agent Danny LoveMain role
2006Talk to MeTV series
Bones Special Agent Jamie KentonEpisode: "Two Bodies in the Lab"
Invader Zim Various (voice)Episode: "The Frycook What Came from All That Space"
2006–2008 Day Break Chad SheltonMain role
2007 Sands of Oblivion Jesse CarterTV movie
2007–2012 Chuck John Casey Main role
2008 CSI: NY DHS Agent Brett DunbarEpisode: "Hostage"
Chuck Versus the WebisodesJohn Casey5 episodes
2011 Love Bites Hotel DickEpisode: "Modern Plagues"
2011–2012 Transformers: Prime Breakdown (voice)
2012, 2015 Castle Detective Ethan Slaughter2 Episodes: "Headhunter", "Cool Boys"
2012 Young Justice Parasite (voice)Episode: "Performance"
Leverage Colonel Michael VanceEpisodes: "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)3 episodes
2014–2018 The Last Ship Commander/Captain Mike Slattery, USN Main role
2015 Hulk and the Agents of S.M.A.S.H. Vance Astro (voice)
Guardians of the Galaxy Vance Astro (voice)
2019–presentGunnyTimeHimself / Host

Video games

YearTitleRoleNotes
2003 Kill.switch Archer
2007 Halo 3 Marines
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 [17]
Firefly Online Jayne Cobb

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