Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor known for his roles as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Ricky Linderman in My Bodyguard, Knowle Rohrer in The X-Files, and Marcus Hamilton in Joss Whedon's Angel. He also established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in the series Firefly, the movie Serenity and for starring as Chad Shelten in Day Break. He currently stars as John Casey on the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck.
* 1 Career
* 2 Personal life
* 3 Filmography
* 4 Video games
* 5 References
* 6 External links
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.
Year Title Role Notes
1980 My Bodyguard Linderman
Ordinary People Stillman
1983 D.C. Cab Albert Hockenberry
1984 Reckless Randy Daniels
Pigs vs. Freaks Mickey South TV movie
1985 NBC Special Treat Otto Frommer Episode: "Out of Time"
Poison Ivy Ike Dimmick TV movies
1986 Welcome Home, Bobby Cleary
3:15 Jeff Hannah
Bad Guys Skip Jackson
1987 Full Metal Jacket 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 Guilt by Suspicion FBI Agent #1
Murder in High Places TV movies
1992 Deadbolt Alec Danz
Cruel Doubt Det. John Taylor
Where the Day Takes You Officer Black
Radio Flyer The King
1993 The Last Shot Mark Tullis Jr. TV movie
Cold Sweat Mitch
Eight Hundred Leagues Down the Amazon Koja
Treacherous Tommy Wright
Bitter Harvest Bobby
1994 Wyatt Earp Tom McLaury
Blind Justice Sgt. Hastings TV movies
1995 Trade-Off Thomas Hughes
Sawbones Burt Miller
Fallen Angels Ralph Episode: "Good Housekeeping"
VR.5 Scott Cooper Episode: "Pilot"
Digital Man Captain West
How to Make an American Quilt Finn's Father
Shadow-Ops Dalt TV movies
1996 Smoke Jumpers Don Mackey
Independence Day Major Mitchell
Lover's Knot John Reed
The Cape Col. Jack Riles 1996-1997 (17 episodes)
1997 Starquest II Lee
The Visitor Michael O'Ryan 4 episodes
1998 From the Earth to the Moon Fred Haise Episode: "For Miles and Miles"
The Outer Limits Major James Bowen Episode: "Phobos Rising"
Gargantua Jack Ellway TV movies
Indiscreet Jeremy Butler
1999 Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde Dr. Jekyll / Mr. Hyde
2000 The Patriot Capt. Wilkins
The Right Temptation Captain Wagner
Jackie Chan Adventures Various 2000-2005 (48 episodes)
Static Shock York (voice) Episode: "Aftershock"
2001 Episode: "Junior"
Pursuit of Happiness Chad Harmon
The Zeta Project Swen (voice) Episode: "Crime Waves"
Men in Black: The Series Agent X Episode: "The Circus Parade Syndrome"
Above & Beyond Peter Clerkin
Jackpot Mel James
Farewell, My Love Jimmy, the Bartender
Double Bang Vinnie Krailes
The X-Files Knowle Rohrer 4 episodes
2002 Episode: "The Truth: Parts 1 & 2"
The Keyman Chris Myers / Keyman
Firefly Jayne Cobb 2002-2003 (14 episodes)
Hyper Sonic Christopher Bannon Videos
2003 Gacy John Gacy, Sr.
CSI: Miami De Soto, Radiation Man #1 Episode: "Dead Woman Walking"
Betrayal Det. Mark Winston
Control Factor Lance Bishop TV movies
Monster Makers Jay Forrest
2004 Stargate SG-1 Colonel Dave Dixon Episode: "Heroes: Part 1"
Episode: "Heroes: Part 2"
JAG Cmdr. Michael Rainer Episode: "Good Intentions"
NCIS Episode: "A Weak Link"
Angel Marcus Hamilton 5 episodes
The Freediver Dr. Viades
Evil Eyes Jeff Stenn
2005 Molly & Roni's Dance Party School Principal Video
Justice League Various 3 episodes
The Inside Special Agent Danny Love 13 episodes
Serenity Jayne Cobb
The 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 Episode: "The Frycook What Came from All That Space"
The Thirst Lenny
Day Break Chad Shelten 2006-2007 (13 episodes)
2007 Sands of Oblivion Jesse Carter TV movie
Superman: Doomsday Clark Kent / Superman (voice) Video
Chuck John Casey 2007–Present (54+ episodes)
2008 Drillbit Taylor Disgruntled Bodyguard Cameo
CSI: NY DHS Agent Brett Dunbar Episode: "Hostage"
2009 Little Fish, Strange Pond Tommy
2010 The Assignment Mr. Clements Post-production
Transformers: Prime Breakdown (voice) 2010-Present, Starting October 10, 2010 on The Hub, TV Series
War of the Worlds: Goliath Wilson TBR 2010-11