Adam Baldwin

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Adam Baldwin

Born

2/27/1962, Chicago, Illinois, USA

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Adam Baldwin

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When Adam was a child, his father took him to the theater to see Westerns on a regular basis. This is where his love for film began and he's had a serious interest in acting since he was in the 5th grade.

He graduated from of New Trier Township…more

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    • Adam Baldwin: (on doing his own stunts on "Chuck") Um, most of the fight scenes. I try to stay away from the high falls, and any explosion work I'll stand clear. (Laughs) I don't really like fire and impact.

    • Adam Baldwin: (on doing a lot of sci-fi genre roles) It's just I go where the money is. I'm a practical guy. (Laughs) No, I've been very blessed that I've fortunately been involved in cool sci-fi projects.

    • Adam Baldwin: (on whether he has encountered a crazy fan; in a 2006 interview) No. Not yet! No, and I hope they don't and I hope they don't take me seriously enough to think that I'm important enough to do something crazy. I'm just a stupid actor.

    • Adam Baldwin: (on his early days as an actor) It's easier to be broke in L.A. than it is to be broke in New York. So it was the path of least resistance. The competition for stage acting in New York was so stiff, and at such a young age I wasn't qualified to compete. I wasn't trained enough, and it was discouraging. Also the film work was more abundant [in Los Angeles].

    • Adam Baldwin: There are two things I wish someone had told me early on. One is that if you can appreciate your situation while it's happening, you can look back on it and consider that you did the best you could. The other is what Spencer Tracy said: to show up, hit your mark, say your lines, and mean them. It's the journey to be able to accomplish that with simplicity yet profundity that's important, and it took me a long time to learn that.

    • Adam Baldwin: My wife has a joke where whenever I come home from an audition: She'll say, `Did they ask you how tall you are?' If the answer is yes, she knows immediately I didn't get the job.

    • Adam Baldwin: (about playing his character on "Chuck") It's hard to sell tough and funny and that's what I'm trying to get better at doing and this role affords that opportunity. Plus it's fun, it's silly, it's goofy and then there is this hard edge and then it goes back to silly and goofiness.

    • Adam Baldwin: The top-notch shows have pretty good crews and I'm a big fan of hard-working camera crews. They make our jobs so easy.

    • Adam Baldwin: Hopefully, young people will read more books, and it will cause them to think a little longer, than just react to pretty pictures.

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  • Knowle Rohrer

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    Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor. He is 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, and the movie Serenity. He is not related to the Baldwin brothers.



    He currently stars as NSA agent John Casey on the NBC comedy-spy series Chuck.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), Smoke Jumpers (1996) and Serenity (2005)-in which he reprises his role as the mercenary Jayne Cobb from the television series Firefly. His other work includes the movie Radio Flyer (1992), From the Earth to the Moon (1998), The X-Files (Knowle Rohrer), 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 won a SyFy Genre Award in 2006 for Best Supporting Actor/Television for his role as Jayne Cobb in the television series Firefly.[1]moreless
  • "You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?"

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    From playing Jayne Cobb to Major John Casey, Adam Baldwin has been on our TV screens for years starring in Firefly and Chuck and making apearences in episodes of some of the top US shows such as CSI, Bones, NCIS, The X Files and so much more. He is great at playing the tough guy in Chuck maybe hes to good at doing it, He is my favourite character on the show I love the way Casey is the Bully but also has a soft side (although we dont see it often).

    Adam hasn't been on TV all his life back in the 1980's (So long ago now) he appeared in one of my favourites and one of the all time great Film Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket in which he played Animal Mother. "You talk the talk. Do you walk the walk?"moreless
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