Adam Baldwin

Biography: Despite his familiar surname, this Illinois-born actor isn't related to Alec or his brothers. Standing well over 6 feet with a sturdy build, it's no wonder that Baldwin has spent much of his career playing characters in the military or law enforcement. Still in high school when he was plucked from obscurity to star as the title character in the 1980 film My Bodyguard, Baldwin turned out to be more of a supporting player, turning in solid performances in myriad projects, both deep (a gung-ho soldier in Full Metal Jacket) and shallow (a stoic soldier in Independence Day). By the 2000s most of his big-screen appearances were in D-grade flicks, so the actor turned to TV and became a cult favorite with recurring roles on The X Files and Angel, plus a beguiling portrayal of an interstellar mercenary on the short-lived but beloved Firefly and in its movie spin-off, Serenity. These projects paved the way for a turn in the well-received spy dramedy Chuck as curmudgeonly superagent Maj.Despite his familiar surname, this Illinois-born actor isn't related to Alec or his brothers. Standing well over 6 feet with a sturdy build, it's no wonder that Baldwin has spent much of his career playing characters in the military or law enforcement. Still in high school when he was plucked from obscurity to star as the title character in the 1980 film My Bodyguard, Baldwin turned out to be more of a supporting player, turning in solid performances in myriad projects, both deep (a gung-ho soldier in Full Metal Jacket) and shallow (a stoic soldier in Independence Day). By the 2000s most of his big-screen appearances were in D-grade flicks, so the actor turned to TV and became a cult favorite with recurring roles on The X Files and Angel, plus a beguiling portrayal of an interstellar mercenary on the short-lived but beloved Firefly and in its movie spin-off, Serenity. These projects paved the way for a turn in the well-received spy dramedy Chuck as curmudgeonly superagent Maj. John Casey. Baldwin effectively showcased his action chops, cool brood and flair for sly, subtle comedy while essaying the Casey role into the 2010s. Expand

Adam Baldwin's Scores

Average career score: 61
Highest Metascore: 87 Ordinary People
Lowest Metascore: 46 D.C. Cab
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
11 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
51 The Kid Mar 8, 2019 Bob Olinger / Bob Orlinger 6.5
74 Serenity Sep 30, 2005 Jayne 8.4
49 Jackpot Jul 27, 2001 Mel James 6.5
63 The Patriot Jun 28, 2000 Capt. Wilkins / Capt. Wilkins 6.8
59 Independence Day Jul 3, 1996 Major Mitchell / Major Mitchell tbd
46 Predator 2 Nov 21, 1990 Garber 7.1
53 Next of Kin Oct 20, 1989 Joey Rosselini tbd
76 Full Metal Jacket Jun 26, 1987 Animal Mother 7.3
46 D.C. Cab Dec 16, 1983 Albert Hockenberry tbd
67 My Bodyguard Sep 26, 1980 Linderman tbd
87 Ordinary People Sep 18, 1980 Stillman / Stillman tbd