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.