Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) 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).
Baldwin grew up in Chicago (technically Winnetka, IL) and graduated from New Trier Township High School East, a school that produced many other well-known actors and actresses, including Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, and Rainn Wilson, as well as half of Fall Out Boy. He made his first film appearance not long after graduation, in 1980's My Bodyguard.
From that point, Baldwin found steady work in both film and television, most notably as Sgt. "Animal Mother" in the film Full Metal Jacket. He also played roles in The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Wyatt Earp, and Independence Day. What really put him into the focus of this site was his turn as the Anti-Hero criminal Jayne Cobb in the cult sci-fi series Firefly. Since then, he's also known for his role as premiere badass John Casey in Chuck. Baldwin also works as a voice actor, and voiced Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern on Justice League, along with fellow Firefly stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Morena Baccarin (they never appeared in the same episode, though.)
No relation to Alec Baldwin.
- Ricky Linderman, My Bodyguard
- Albert Hockenberry, D.C. Cab
- Animal Mother, Full Metal Jacket
- Tate, Cohen and Tate
- Fred Haise, From the Earth to the Moon
- Major Mitchell, Independence Day
- Knowle Rohrer, The X-Files
- Colonel Dave Dixon, Stargate SG-1
- Jayne Cobb, Firefly and Serenity
- Marcus Hamilton, Angel (He said that David Boreanaz wasn't used to someone being bigger than him).
- Danny Love, The Inside
- Chad Shelten, Day Break (2006)
- Superman, Superman: Doomsday and DC Universe Online
- Colonel John Casey, Chuck
- Dutch, Halo 3: ODST
- Sheckley and other rebels, Half-Life 2: Episode Two
- Henry Fleming, Code Name: S.T.E.A.M.
- Agent X, Men in Black: The Series
- Finn, Jackie Chan Adventures
- Kal'Reegar, Mass Effect 2
- Breakdown, Transformers: Prime
- Commander Michael Rainer, JAG & NCIS
- Colonel Michael Vance, Leverage
- Green Lantern (Hal Jordan), Injustice: Gods Among Us
- Rex Mason/Metamorpho, Beware the Batman
- 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.
- XO Mike Slattery, The Last Ship
- Capt. Wilkins, The Patriot