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Adam Baldwin

Appearing in dozens 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), 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 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. Baldwin won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly. Baldwin was cast as Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday, based on DC Comics' The Death of Superman and is currently co-starring in the NBC television show Chuck as NSA Agent John Casey. The show premiered September 24, 2007. 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 Cpl. Taylor "Dutch" Miles. Baldwin also appears as a voice actor in Half Life 2: Episode 2 for various resistance soldiers and citizens. Adam also appeared in Mass Effect 2, playing the role of Quarian marine Kal'Reegar. Baldwin was born in Chicago, Illinois and studied at New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka, Illinois. He has three children with his wife, Ami. He has been a registered voter with the Democratic Party since 1980, but admits reexamining his views after being given a copy of David Horowitz's book Radical Son. Politically, he considers himself a "small government conservative libertarian", and has contributed blogs to the Huffington Post and Big Hollywood. As a hobby, he also collects and posts links to varying viewpoints on his Twitter feed


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Born:
Feb 27, 1962 In Winnetka, Illinois, USA
Movie/TV Credits:
62
First Appeared:
In the movie My Bodyguard 1980-07-11
Latest Project:
Series The Last Ship 2014-06-22
Known For
Filmography
Series The Last Ship XO Mike Slattery 2014-06-22
Movie Browncoats Unite: Firefly 10th Anniversary Special Himself 2012-11-11
Movie InSight Dr. Graham Barrett 2011-09-02
Movie Little Fish, Strange Pond Tommy 2009-10-23
Movie Gospel Hill Carl Herrod 2008-02-09
Series Chuck John Casey 2007-09-24
Movie Superman: Doomsday Superman / Clark Kent / Dark Superman (voice) 2007-09-18
Movie Sands of Oblivion Jesse Carter 2007-07-28
Movie The Thirst Lenny 2007-05-15
Series Day Break 2006-11-15
Movie Done the Impossible Himself 2006-07-28
Movie The Poseidon Adventure Mike Rogo 2005-11-20
Movie Serenity Jayne 2005-08-25
Series The Inside 2005-06-08
Movie Evil Eyes Jeff Stenn 2004-08-04
Movie Gacy John Gacy, Sr. 2003-05-13
Movie Betrayal Det. Mark Winston 2003-08-01
Movie Monster Makers Jay Forrest 2003-10-26
Series Firefly Jayne Cobb 2002-09-20
Movie The Keyman Chris Myers / Keyman 2002-08-02
Movie Hyper Sonic Christopher Bannon 2002-01-22
Movie Double Bang Vinnie Krailes 2001-08-17
Movie Jackpot 2001-07-26
Movie Above & Beyond Peter Clerkin 2001-05-25
Movie The Right Temptation Captain Wagner 2000-08-19
Movie Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr Jekyll / Mr Hyde 2000-07-28
Movie The Patriot Capt. Wilkins 2000-06-28
Movie Indiscreet Jeremy Butler 1998-08-28
Movie Gargantua Jack Ellway 1998-05-19
Series From the Earth to the Moon 1998-04-05
Series Men in Black: The Series 1997-10-11
Movie Smoke Jumpers Don Mackey 1996-02-11
Movie Starquest II Lee 1996-01-01
Series The Cape 1996-09-09
Movie Ligne de feu acteur 1996-05-22
Movie Independence Day Major Mitchell 1996-06-25
Movie Lover's Knot John Reed 1996-07-12
Movie How To Make An American Quilt Finn's Father 1995-10-06
Movie Digital Man Captain West 1995-09-05
Movie Sawbones 1995-01-01
Movie Wyatt Earp Tom McLaury 1994-06-24
Movie Blind Justice Sgt. Hastings 1994-01-01
Movie Bitter Harvest Bobby 1993-11-03
Movie The Last Shot Mark Tullis Jr. 1993-09-01
Movie Cold Sweat Mitch 1993-05-07
Movie Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon Koja 1993-01-01
Movie Radio Flyer The King 1992-02-21
Movie Cruel Doubt Det. John Taylor 1992-05-17
Movie Where the Day Takes You Officer Black 1992-09-11
Movie Predator 2 Garber 1990-11-20
Movie Next of Kin Joey Rosselin 1989-10-20
Movie Cohen and Tate Tate 1988-01-01
Movie Full Metal Jacket Animal Mother 1987-06-26
Movie Bad Guys Skip Jackson 1986-03-14
Movie Welcome Home, Bobby Cleary 1986-02-22
Movie Poison Ivy Ike Dimick 1985-02-10
Movie 3:15 Jeff Hannah 1985-01-31
Movie Reckless Randy Daniels 1984-02-03
Movie D.C. Cab Albert Hockenberry 1983-12-16
Movie Hadley's Rebellion Bobo McKenzie 1983-09-30
Movie Ordinary People Stillman 1980-09-19
Movie My Bodyguard Ricky Linderman 1980-07-11