Date of Birth: February 27th 1962
Adam Baldwin (born February 27, 1962) is an American actor. He is known for his role as Animal Mother in Stanley Kubrick's Full Metal Jacket, Marcus Hamilton in Joss Whedon's Angel and established a cult following as Jayne Cobb in the series Firefly, and the movie Serenity. He is of no relation to the Baldwin brothers.
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 was cast as the voice of Clark Kent/Superman in the first DC animated universe movie, Superman: Doomsday, based on DC Comics' The Death of Superman. He portrays Major John Casey on the new NBC series Chuck. The show premiered September 24, 2007.
Baldwin has a role as a voice actor in the XBox 360 game Halo 3. He voices a marine in the game. He is joined in this capacity by former Firefly colleagues Nathan Fillion and Alan Tudyk. The personality each of these actors are given in the game match those from their characters in Firefly. At several points in the game he is heard to shout "Have a taste of Vera!", a direct reference to his gun in the show.