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'''Adam Baldwin''' (no relation to the "Baldwin brothers"--Alec, William, Daniel, and Stephen) is an American actor who's made a name for himself playing military, law enforcement, and general {{badass}} types in TV and movies, fitting him as he is a fairly large, strong guy (standing about 6'4). Some of his semi-major roles include ''Series/TheXFiles'', ''Series/StargateSG1'', ''Wyatt Earp'', and ''Film/IndependenceDay''. What really put him into the public focus was his role as the AntiHero criminal Jayne Cobb in the cult sci-fi series ''Series/{{Firefly}}''. Since then, he's also known for his role as premiere {{Badass}} John Casey in ''Series/{{Chuck}}''.

Born in 1962 in UsefulNotes/{{Chicago}}, he graduated from New Trier Township High School East, a school that produced many other well-known actors and actresses, including CharltonHeston, Rock Hudson, and [[Series/TheOfficeUS Rainn Wilson]], as well as half of Music/FallOutBoy. Baldwin also works as a voice actor, and voiced Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Franchise/GreenLantern on ''WesternAnimation/JusticeLeague'', along with fellow ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' stars Creator/NathanFillion, Creator/GinaTorres, and Creator/MorenaBaccarin (they never appeared in the same episode, though). Currently blogs on the political blog Big Hollywood and Twitter. He is a registered Democrat but describes himself as a "small government conservative libertarian."

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!! Notable roles:
* Ricky Linderman, ''MyBodyguard''
* Albert Hockenberry, ''DCCab''
* Animal Mother, ''Film/FullMetalJacket''
* Tate, ''CohenAndTate''
* Fred Haise, ''{{Series/From the Earth to the Moon}}''
* Major Mitchell, ''Film/IndependenceDay''
* Knowle Rohrer, ''Series/TheXFiles''
* Colonel Dave Dixon, ''Series/StargateSG1''
* Jayne Cobb, ''Series/{{Firefly}}'' and ''Film/{{Serenity}}''
* Marcus Hamilton, ''Series/{{Angel}}'' (He said that David Boreanaz wasn't used to someone being bigger than him).
* Danny Love, ''The Inside''
* Chad Shelten, ''Series/DayBreak''
* Franchise/{{Superman}}, ''WesternAnimation/SupermanDoomsday'' and ''VideoGame/DCUniverseOnline''
* Colonel John Casey, ''Series/{{Chuck}}''
* Dutch, ''VideoGame/Halo3ODST''
* Sheckley and other rebels, ''VideoGame/HalfLife2: Episode Two''
* Agent X, ''WesternAnimation/MenInBlack: TheSeries''
* Finn, ''WesternAnimation/JackieChanAdventures''
* Kal'Reegar, ''VideoGame/MassEffect2''
* Breakdown, ''WesternAnimation/TransformersPrime''
* Commander Michael Rainer, ''Series/{{JAG}}'' & ''Series/{{NCIS}}''
* Colonel Michael Vance, ''Series/{{Leverage}}''
* ComicBook/GreenLantern (Hal Jordan), ''VideoGame/InjusticeGodsAmongUs''
* Rex Mason[=/=]ComicBook/{{Metamorpho}}, ''WesternAnimation/BewareTheBatman''
* Commander Dalin Sturgis, Warmachine Tactics - potentially; last news on this was that Privateer Press were still in negotiations and have yet to say one way or the other about the role.
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