Adam Baldwin

 

Date Of Birth

February 27, 1962
 

Biography

Adam Baldwin studied at the New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka, Illinois. He began his acting career in 1980, immediately rising to prominence with his film debut on My Bodyguard. His next prominent role was in the 1987 Stanley Kubrick film Full Metal Jacket, where he played the ruthless Sergeant "Animal Mother".

Baldwin's later film roles include those in Radio Flyer, Independence Day, How To Make an American Quilt and The Patriot.

His first major television role came in 1996, when he joined the cast of the short-lived series The Cape. After a recurring role on The X Files, Baldwin joined the cast of Joss Whedon's "space western" Firefly. His portrayal of mercenary James Cobb was well-received by fans, so much that he reprised the role in the 2005 film version Serenity - which came after the series was swiftly cancelled.

Baldwin then joined the cast of two short-lived shows: action dramas The Inside and Day Break. In 2007, he joined the cast of the NBC spy comedy Chuck, where he played tough-as-nails NSA agent John Casey. After five seasons of Chuck, he moved on to guest roles on Castle, Leverage and Law and Order: Special Victims Unit. At present, he is part of the TNT series The Last Ship as XO Mike Slattery.
 

Place of Birth

Chicago, IL
 

Birth Name

Adam Baldwin
 

Gender

Male
 

Fun Facts

- He married fellow actress Ami Julius, with whom he has three children.

- He is not related to the Baldwin brothers - Alec, Daniel, William and Stephen. While they are from Long Island, New York, Adam hailed from Chicago.

- He is an avid golfer.

- He recorded his own version of the song "The Man They Call Jayne" for use as an easter-egg feature in the Firefly DVD.

- He is one of four actors from Firefly who voiced superheroes on the animated series Justice League. The other three are Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres and Morena Baccarin.

- He was the original choice to provide the voice of Superman in the 1996 animated series of the same name. As he was unavailable at the time, the role eventually went to Tim Daly.
 

Awards

- SyFy Genre Award, Best Supporting Actor (Television), 2006 (for Firefly)
 

Filmography

2014 The Last Ship (TV Series)
2013 Batman: Arkham Origins - Blackgate (Video Game)
2013-2014 Beware the Batman (TV Series)
2013 I'm Super, Man (Short)
2013 Injustice: Gods Among Us (Video Game)
2012 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (TV Series)
2012 Leverage (TV Series)
2012 Castle (TV Series)
2012 Young Justice (TV Series)
2011: InSight - Dr. Graham Barrett
2007-2011: Chuck (TV series) - John Casey
2011: Transformers Prime (TV series) - Breakdown
2011: DC Universe Online (Video Game) - Superman (voice)
2010: Browncoats: Redemption - Phone Operator
2010: Mass Effect 2 (Video Game) - Kal'Reegar (voice)
2009: Little Fish, Strange Pond - Tommy
2009: Halo 3: ODST (Video Game) - Dutch (voice)
2008: Chuck Versus the Webisodes (TV mini-series) - John Casey
2008: CSI: NY (TV series) - DHS Agent Brett Dunbar
2008: Drillbit Taylor - Disgruntled Bodyguard
2008: Gospel Hill - Carl Herrod
2008: Buy More (TV series) - John Casey
2007: Half-Life 2: Episode Two (Video Game) (voice)
2007: Halo 3 (Video Game) - Marines (voice)
2007: Superman/Doomsday (video) - Superman (voice)/Clark Kent (voice)/Dark Superman (voice)
2007: Sands of Oblivion (TV movie) - Jesse Carter
2006-2007: Day Break (TV series) - Chad Shelten
2006: The Thirst - Lenny
2006: Invader ZIM (TV series) - Announcer/Control Brain/Customer
2006: Bones (TV series) - Special Agent Jamie Kenton
2006: Talk to Me (TV series)
2005: The Poseidon Adventure (TV movie) - Mike Rogo
2005: Serenity - Jayne
2005: The Inside (TV series) - Special Agent Danny Love
2000-2005: Jackie Chan Adventures (TV series) - Finn/Fin/Captain Black/… (voice)
2005: Justice League (TV series) - Benjamin Knox/Bonk/Green Lantern/… (voice)
2005: Molly & Roni's Dance Party (video) - School principal
2004: Evil Eyes - Jeff Stenn
2004: The Freediver - Dr. Viades
2004: Angel (TV series) - Marcus Hamilton
2004: NCIS: Naval Criminal Investigative Service (TV series) - Cmdr. Michael Rainer
2004: Stargate SG-1 (TV series) - Colonel Dave Dixon
2004: JAG (TV series) - Cmdr. Michael Rainer
2003: Kill.switch (Video Game) - Archer (voice)
2003: Monster Makers (TV movie) - Jay Forrest
2003: Firefly (TV series) - Jayne Cobb
2003: Gacy (video) - John Gacy, Sr.
2003: Betrayal - Det. Mark Winston
2003: CSI: Miami (TV series) - De Soto, Radiation Man #1
2003: Control Factor (TV movie) - Lance Bishop
2002: The Keyman - Chris Myers/Keyman
2001-2002: The X-Files (TV series) - Knowle Rohrer
2002: Hyper Sonic (video) - Christopher Bannon
2001: Double Bang - Vinnie Krailes
2001: Farewell, My Love - Jimmy, the Bartender
2001: Jackpot - Mel James
2001: Above & Beyond - Peter Clerkin
2001: Men in Black: The Series (TV series) - Agent X
2001: The Zeta Project (TV series) - Swen
2000-2001: Static Shock (TV series) - York
2001: Pursuit of Happiness - Chad Harmon
2000: The Right Temptation - Captain Wagner
2000: Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde (TV movie) - Dr. Jekyll/Mr. Hyde
2000: The Patriot - Capt. Wilkins
1998: The Outer Limits (TV series) - Major James Bowen
1998: Indiscreet (TV movie) - Jeremy Butler
1998: Gargantua (TV movie) - Jack Ellway
1998: From the Earth to the Moon (TV mini-series) - Fred Haise
1997: The Visitor (TV series) - Michael O'Ryan
1997: Starquest II - Lee
1996-1997: The Cape (TV series) - Col. Jack Riles
1996: Lover's Knot - John Reed
1996: Independence Day - Major Mitchell
1996: Smoke Jumpers (TV movie) - Don Mackey
1995: Shadow-Ops (TV movie) - Dalt
1995: How to Make an American Quilt - Finn's Father
1995: Digital Man - Captain West
1995: Sawbones (TV movie) - Burt Miller
1995: Trade-Off (TV movie) - Thomas Hughes
1995: VR.5 (TV series) - Scott Cooper
1995: Fallen Angels (TV series) - Ralph
1994: Blind Justice (TV movie) - Sgt. Hastings
1994: Wyatt Earp - Tom McLaury
1994: Cold Sweat - Mitch
1993: Bitter Harvest - Bobby
1993: Treacherous - Tommy Wright
1993: Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon - Koja
1993: The Last Shot (TV short) - Mark Tullis Jr.
1992: Cruel Doubt (TV movie) - Det. John Taylor
1992: Deadbolt (TV movie) - Alec Danz
1992: Radio Flyer - The King
1992: Where the Day Takes You - Officer Black
1991: Murder in High Places (TV movie)
1991: Guilty by Suspicion - FBI Agent #1
1990: Predator 2 - Garber
1989: Next of Kin - Joey Rosselini
1988: The Chocolate War - Carter
1988: Cohen and Tate - Tate
1987: Hadley's Rebellion - Bobo McKenzie
1987: Full Metal Jacket - Animal Mother
1986: Bad Guys - Skip Jackson
1986: Welcome Home, Bobby (TV movie) - Cleary
1986: 3:15 - Jeff Hannah
1985: Poison Ivy (TV movie) - Ike Dimick
1985: NBC Special Treat (TV series) - Otto Frommer
1984: Pigs vs. Freaks (TV movie) - Mickey South
1984: Reckless - Randy Daniels
1983: D.C. Cab - Albert Hockenberry
1980: Ordinary People - Stillman
1980: My Bodyguard - Linderman
 

Height

6' 4" (1.93 m)
 

Quotes

"It was never the fame or fortune that drove me to act. It was something I love and enjoy doing it. A lot of people identify who they are by what they do and that's not me. It's what I do but not who I am. Who I am is a parent. I'm a family man."

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