Adam Baldwin Biography & Net Worth
|Popular Name:||Adam Baldwin|
|Real Name:||Adam Baldwin|
|Birth Date:||27 February 1962|
|Birth Place:||Winnetka, Illinois, United States|
Ami Julius (m. 1988)
|Years active:||1980 Till Present|
|Net Worth:||$6 Million|
Adam Baldwin is one of the most popular actors in America. He got into Hollywood in the early stages of his life and has been actively involved in almost every aspect of acting in the industry. He was in his early teens when he got introduced to the acting business with a role on the big screen which saw him rise to prominence as the troubled character Ricky Linderman in the film ‘My Bodyguard’. He soon moved on to bigger roles in several popular films like ‘Independence Day’, ‘The Patriot’, ‘D.C. Cab’, ‘Full Metal Jacket’, ‘Predator 2’, and ‘Serenity’. Furthermore, he has been cast in over 60 movies in his decade-long career. Adam is known to typically play the tough man on the big screen due to his deep resonant voice and colossal structure.
Apart from being an actor, Adam Baldwin is also actively involved in sport. He had been a golf player. And as a pastime, he enjoys mountain bike, baseball, bowling, and frisbee. He also takes part in celebrity hockey games. Moreover, has also contributed to many writing sites like the ‘Huffington Post’ and ‘Big Hollywood’. One more offshoot to his striking personality is his compassionate side. He is actively involved in philanthropy, and has participated in the Cycling Rehabilitation Program, ‘Charity Ride 2 Recovery’, which is dedicated to wounded American soldiers.
Let’s take a peek into the life and profession of Adam Baldwin for a clearer understanding of whom he really is, what he does for a living, and all that he has accomplished as a dedicated and hard-working American film star and writer.
Adam Baldwin’s Biography
Adam Baldwin was born in Winnetka, Illinois, United States on 27 February 1962. He attended New Trier Township High School in Winnetka for his schooling. He was discovered by American film Director Tony Bill while he was still in high school, and was immediately cast in the 1980 movie ‘My Bodyguard’. The same year he made an appearance in Robert Redford’s ‘Ordinary People’ as one of Timothy Hutton’s swim teammates
Adam Baldwin’s Career
It was in 1980 that he started his acting career, particularly in the flick ‘My Bodyguard’ which catapulted him to immediate fame. In 1983, he had a role in a low-rent comedy film ‘Cab’. He spent a considerable time before landing his next major role as the ruthless sergeant ‘Animal Mother’ in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 film ‘Full Metal Jacket’. Following ‘Full Metal Jacket’ Adam featured in films like ‘Independence Day’, ‘Predator 2’, ‘The Patriot’, ‘How to Make an American Quilt’, and ‘Radio Flyer’.
By the late 1990s, most of the actor’s big-screen roles were taking a beating, so he resorted to television and became a cult favourite with roles on The ‘X-Files’, ‘Angel’, ‘Firefly’ and in its film spin-off, ‘Serenity’. He had his first major television role in 1996 when he was cast in the short-lived TV series ‘The Cape’. Baldwin then joined the cast members of two short-lived action dramas, ‘Day Break’ and ‘The Inside’.
In 2007, he was cast in the NBC spy comedy series ‘Chuck’, where he portrayed a tough-as-nails NSA agent ‘John Casey’. After five seasons of ‘Chuck’, Adam moved on to play guest roles in ‘Law and Order’, ‘Castle’, and ‘Leverage’.
At this present time, the actor is part of the TNT TV series, ‘The Last Ship’ in which he portrays the character ‘XO Mike Slattery’.
Awards & Achievements
In 2006, Adam Baldwin received the SyFy Genre Award for his highly-appreciated role in the television series ‘Firefly’. His debut movie ‘My Bodyguard’ which was directed by Tony Bill is a comedy-drama, which earned him an instant recognition and helped him bag more roles in several other projects. His role as ‘Animal Mother’ in Stanley Kubrick’s 1987 film ‘Full Metal Jacket’ earned him much more reputation and his name became well-known beyond America.
Adam Baldwin’s Movies
- Full Metal Jacket (1987)
- Ordinary People (1980)
- Serenity (2005)
- Hadley’s Rebellion (1983)
- My Bodyguard (1980)
- The Freediver (2004)
- The Patriot (2000)
- Independence Day (1996)
- Radio Flyer (1992)
- Where the Day Takes You (1991)
Personal Life & Family
In 1988, the actor married fellow actress Ami Julius. They have been together since then, living in happiness and unity. The lovers are the proud parents of three children, one son and two daughters.
Adam Baldwin is not related to the Baldwin brothers Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, and Alec Baldwin, who are natives of Long Island, New York. It is often mistaken that the men are related due to the similar surname they share, but that is not the case.
The versatile actor has revealed that at some point in his life, he worked as a truck driver to earn a living. When he’s not acting in films or writing for blogs, Adam Baldwin can be found playing his favourite sports. He loves to play golf as a pastime, and also enjoys mountain bike, baseball bowling, and frisbee. He also takes part in celebrity hockey games.
Adam Baldwin Net Worth
The American actor, Adam Baldwin, is one of the most versatile film stars who have acted in an array of films and television series in his lifetime. It may not have been all-rosy for him in life, but since he debuted as a teenage actor in 1980, this remarkable actor has fought through all odds to emerge a successful and popular Hollywood star. Today, he can look back at what he has gone through, and glance at his accomplishments and smile because nothing good went his way easily. He worked really hard to get to this point, took up role after role, and suffered humiliation and criticism to achieve his dreams. However, in the end, the amazing Adam Baldwin has made a fortune for himself through his profession. The sleepless nights and tough days have finally paid off and the Winnetka-native is worth over $6 million today. We believe his fortune is enough to compensate him for all that he has been through in life in order to achieve his dreams and find a place at the top as one of the best actors in the United States.