Birthplace: Winnetka, Illinois, U.S.
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for starring 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 more recently 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 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 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.
Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, and studied at New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka. He has three children with his wife, Ami Julius.
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.
He is an avid 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.
Baldwin is credited with having originated the GamerGate hashtag. 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. In late 2015 Baldwin endorsed Ted Cruz for the 2016 United States presidential election via Twitter.
On social media, fake pictures and GIFs of Emma González tearing up a copy of the U.S. Constitution were circulated in an effort to discredit the 2018 March for our Lives. In actuality, she was tearing up a paper shooting target. Baldwin defended circulating the doctored images as "political satire".
Baldwin is not related to the "Baldwin brothers" (Alec, Daniel, William, and Stephen).
|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||Animal Mother|
|Hadley's Rebellion||Bobo McKenzie|
|1988||Cohen and Tate||Tate|
|Chocolate War, TheThe 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||Patriot, TheThe Patriot||Capt. Wilkins, British Army|
|Right Temptation, TheThe Right Temptation||Captain Wagner|
|2001||Pursuit of Happiness||Chad Harmon|
|2001||Above & Beyond||Peter Clerkin|
|Farewell, My Love||Jimmy|
|Double Bang||Vinnie Krailes|
|2002||Keyman, TheThe Keyman||Chris Myers / Keyman|
|2003||Betrayal||Det. Mark Winston|
|2004||Freediver, TheThe Freediver||Dr. Viades|
|Evil Eyes||Jeff Stenn|
|2005||The Poseidon Adventure||Sea Marshal Mike Rogo|
|2006||Thirst, TheThe Thirst||Lenny|
|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)|
|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||Last Shot, TheThe 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||Cape, TheThe 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|
|Outer Limits, TheThe 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"|
|2000-05||Jackie Chan Adventures||Finn / Various (voice)||Animates series, 48 episodes|
|2001||Static Shock||York (voice)||Episode: "Junior"|
|Zeta Project, TheThe Zeta Project||Swen (voice)||Episode: "Crime Waves"|
|2001-02||X-Files, TheThe 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||Hal Jordan / Green Lantern / Various (voice)||3 episodes|
|Inside, TheThe Inside||Special Agent Danny Love||Main role, 13 episodes|
|Poseidon Adventure, TheThe 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|