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Adam Baldwin

Highest Rated:   95% Full Metal Jacket (1987)
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Birthplace:   Chicago, Illinois, USA
The acting career of Adam Baldwin -- no relation to the famous Baldwin brothers Alec, William, and Stephen -- has been filled with ups and downs as he aspires to the stardom that as yet, seems to elude him. Due to his muscular 6'4" frame, the handsome Baldwin is frequently cast as hulking bad guys and psychopathic killers. He has been involved with films since he appeared in My Bodyguard (1980), the story of a victimized teenager seeking the protection of the school bully (Baldwin) who is believed to have killed his brother. While he did a fine job as the taciturn, deeply traumatized young man who affects a violent facade to conceal his inner pain, it was his costar Matt Dillon who became famous. Baldwin then went on to play supporting roles in three lesser films before playing the lead in the 1986 bomb Bad Guys, where he dyed his naturally dark hair bright blond and played a young cop who becomes a wrestler after he is suspended from the force. One year later he appeared in his most memorable role as the psychopathic war-loving soldier Animal in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket (1987). In 1992, Baldwin played a drunken, abusive stepfather in Radio Flyer. He continued to work steadily in projects such as How to Make an American Quilt and Independence Day. He had the title role in the 1999 retelling of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde. As the new century began he was part of the cast of the short-lived but much beloved sci-fi series Firefly as Jayne, a character he would return to in Serenity, the big-screen version of that show. He voiced Jonah Hex and Superman in various animated projects, and in 2007 landed the part of Major John Casey on the NBC series Chuck, about a geeky dude who becomes a super spy. He could be seen on big screens in the thriller InSight in 2011.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
0% War of the Worlds: Goliath
  • Actor
2014
No Score Yet Christmas with Holly
  • Actor
2012
No Score Yet Treacherous
  • Tommy Wright
2012
0% InSight
  • Dr. Graham Barrett
$0.1M 2011
No Score Yet Frenemy
  • Tommy
2010
33% Gospel Hill
  • Carl Herrod
2008
57% Superman: Doomsday
  • Dark Superman
2007
No Score Yet Sands of Oblivion
  • Jesse Carter
2007
No Score Yet The Thirst
  • Lenny
2007
No Score Yet Done the Impossible: The Fans' Tale of 'Firefly' and 'Serenity'
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet The Poseidon Adventure
  • Mike Rogo
2005
82% Serenity
  • Jayne
$25.4M 2005
No Score Yet The Freediver
  • Actor
2004
No Score Yet Evil Eyes
  • Jeff Stenn
2004
No Score Yet Betrayal
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Control Factor
  • Lance Bishop
2003
No Score Yet Hyper Sonic
  • Christopher Bannon
2003
17% Gacy
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Monster Makers
  • Jay Forrest
2003
No Score Yet Lady Jayne: Killer
  • Stan Winston
2002
No Score Yet Double Bang
  • Vinnie Krailes
2002
29% Jackpot
  • Mel James
2001
No Score Yet The Keyman
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet The Pursuit of Happiness
  • Actor
2001
No Score Yet 800 Leagues Down the Amazon
  • Koja
2000
61% The Patriot
  • Capt. Wilkins
$2.4M 2000
No Score Yet The Right Temptation
  • Captain Wagner
2000
No Score Yet Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • Dr. Jekyll, Mr. Hyde
2000
No Score Yet Farewell, My Love
  • Actor
2000
No Score Yet Galactic Odyssey
  • Lee
1999
No Score Yet Indiscreet
  • Jeremy Butler
1998
No Score Yet Gargantua
  • Jack Ellway
1998
No Score Yet Starquest II (Galactic Odyssey) (Mind Breakers)
  • Actor
1997
60% Independence Day
  • Major Mitchell
1996
No Score Yet Lover's Knot
  • John Reed
1996
61% How to Make an American Quilt
  • Finn's Father
1995
No Score Yet Trade-Off
  • Thomas Hughes
1995
No Score Yet Digital Man
  • Captain West
1995
No Score Yet Sawbones
  • Burt Miller
1995
35% The Shadow
  • Actor
1994
42% Wyatt Earp
  • Tom McLaury
1994
No Score Yet Cold Sweat
  • Mitch
1994
No Score Yet Blind Justice
  • Sgt. Hastings
1994
No Score Yet Bitter Harvest
  • Bobby
1993
80% Where the Day Takes You
  • Officer Black
1992
No Score Yet Deadbolt
  • Alec Danz
1992
32% Radio Flyer
  • 'King'
1992
No Score Yet Cruel Doubt
  • Actor
1992
65% Guilty by Suspicion
  • FBI Man
1991
25% Predator 2
  • Garber
1990
50% Next of Kin
  • Joey Rossellini
1989
82% The Chocolate War
  • Carter
1988
No Score Yet Cohen and Tate
  • Tate
1988
95% Full Metal Jacket
  • Animal Mother
1987
No Score Yet 3:15 (3:15 The Moment Of Truth)
  • Jeff Hannah
1986
No Score Yet Bad Guys
  • Skip Jackson
1986
No Score Yet Poison Ivy
  • Ike
1985
No Score Yet Reckless
  • Randy Daniels
1984
No Score Yet Hadley's Rebellion
  • Bobo McKenzie
1984
No Score Yet D.C. Cab
  • Albert Hockenberry
1983
90% Ordinary People
  • Stillman
1980
86% My Bodyguard
  • Linderman
1980
No Score Yet Cold Sweat
  • Actor
1970

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Last Ship
2014
  • Mike Slattery
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
72% Castle
2009-2016
  • Det. Slaughter Det. Ethan Slaughter
  • 2015
  • 2012
No Score Yet Yu-Gi-Oh! ZEXAL
2011-2014
  • Voice
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Law & Order: Special Victims Unit
1999
  • Capt. Steven Harris
  • 2012
83% Chuck
2007-2012
  • John Casey Major John Casey
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet CSI: NY
2004-2013
  • Brett Dunbar
  • 2008
No Score Yet Day Break
2006
  • Chad Shelten
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet Bones
2005
  • Jamie Kenton
  • 2006
No Score Yet NCIS
2003
  • Cdr. Rainer
  • 2004
No Score Yet CSI: Miami
2002-2012
  • Matt DeSoto
  • 2003
80% Firefly
2002-2003
  • Jayne
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet The X-Files
1993-2016
  • Appearing
  • Knowle Rohrer
  • 2002
  • 2001

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