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Adam Baldwin
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Baldwin at the 2016 WonderCon
Born (1962-02-27) February 27, 1962 (age 60)
Years active1980–present
Ami Julius
( m. 1988)

Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American 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.

Early life

Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, and studied at New Trier Township High School East in Winnetka. [1]


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), Next of Kin (1989), 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, a hard-nosed Marine Colonel working for the N.S.A.

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. [2] [3] 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. [4]

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 Two 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

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]

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 HuffPost. [6]

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

Involvement in Gamergate

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 Zoë Quinn and Nathan Grayson. [11] He later told an interviewer that " leftists" were imposing "political crap" on gamers. [12]

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. [13] [14] The convention's management decided to keep Baldwin as a guest. [15]



Year Title Role Notes
1980 My Bodyguard Ricky Linderman
Ordinary People Kevin Stillman
1983 D.C. Cab Albert Hockenberry
1984 Reckless Randy Daniels
1986 3:15 Jeff Hannah
Bad Guys Skip Jackson
1987 Full Metal Jacket Sergeant '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 Agent Adam 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
Treacherous Tommy Wright
Bitter Harvest Bobby
1994 Cold Sweat Mitch
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
1997 Starquest II Lee
1998 Gargantua Marine Biologist
2000 The Patriot Captain Wilkins, British Army
The Right Temptation Captain Wagner
2001 Pursuit of Happiness Chad Harmon
2001 Above & Beyond Peter Clerkin
Jackpot Mel James
Farewell, My Love Jimmy
Double Bang Vinnie Krailes
2002 The Keyman Chris Myers / Keyman
2003 Betrayal Detective Mark Winston
Control Factor Lance Bishop
2004 The Freediver Dr. Viades
Evil Eyes Jeff Stenn
2005 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. Frenemy Tommy
2010 Browncoats: Redemption Phone Operator Uncredited
2011 InSight Dr. Graham Barrett
2012 War of the Worlds: Goliath Wilson Voice
2015 Vault of the Macabre II Narrator Voice, short film
2017 Vault of the Macabre: The House Upon the Hill Narrator Voice, short film
2019 The Kid Bob Olinger
The Legend of 5 Mile Cave Sam Barnes
2021 American Underdog Terry Allen


Year Title Role Notes Ref.
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 The 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
Shadow-Ops Dalt TV movie
1996 Smoke Jumpers Don Mackey TV movie
1996–1997 The Cape Col. Jack Riles Main role
The Pinocchio Shop Ronnie Howser Series regular, Seasons 2–3, 52 episodes
1997 The Visitor Michael O'Ryan 4 episodes
1997–1999 Firehawks Morgan Dalton Voice, 26 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
The Outer Limits Major James Bowen Episode: " Phobos Rising"
2000 Recess B.O.E. Agent #2 Voice, episode: "All the Principal's Men"
Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde TV movie
2000-2001 Static Shock York Voice, 2 episodes
2000–2005 Jackie Chan Adventures Finn Voice, main role
2001 The Zeta Project Swen Voice, episode: "Crime Waves"
2001–2002 The X-Files Knowle Rohrer 5 episodes
2002 Hyper Sonic Christopher Bannon Video
2002–2003 Firefly Jayne Cobb Main role
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", " Heroes: Part 2"
NCIS Cmdr. Michael Rainer Episode: "The Weak Link"
Angel Marcus Hamilton 5 episodes
2005 Molly & Roni's Dance Party School Principal Video
Justice League Unlimited Hal Jordan / Green Lantern, Jonah Hex, Rick Flag Voice, 3 episodes
The Inside Special Agent Danny Love Main role
The Poseidon Adventure Sea Marshal Mike Rogo Television film
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"
2006–2008 Day Break Chad Shelton Main role
2007 Sands of Oblivion Jesse Carter TV movie
2007–2012 Chuck John Casey Main role
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"
2011–2012 Transformers: Prime Breakdown Voice
2012, 2015 Castle Detective Ethan Slaughter 2 episodes
2012 Young Justice Parasite Voice, episode: "Performance"
Leverage Colonel Michael Vance 2 episodes
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–present GunnyTime Himself / Host

Video games

Year Title Role Notes
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 [16]
Firefly Online Jayne Cobb
2021 Mass Effect Legendary Edition Kal'Reegar


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  12. ^ Salter, Michael (2017). "Gamergate and the subpolitics of abuse in online publics". Crime, Justice and Social Media. New York: Routledge. p. 45. ISBN 978-1-13-891966-2. Archived from the original on November 28, 2020. Retrieved August 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Mann, Effie (January 22, 2015). "There's a petition to keep the Sci-Fi actor who started #Gamergate out of Australia". Daily Life. Retrieved January 22, 2015.
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  16. ^ Turbine, Inc. Infinite Crisis. Warner Bros. Interactive Entertainment. Scene: Credits, Voice Over Talent.

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