"He robbed from the rich
And he gave to the poor
He stood up to the Man
And he gave him what for
Our love for him now
Ain't hard to explain
The Hero of Canton
The man they call Jayne..."
—"The Ballad of Jayne Cobb" from the Firefly episode "Jaynestown"
Adam Baldwin (no relation to the "Baldwin brothers"--Alec, William, Daniel, and Stephen) is an American actor who's made a name for himself playing military, law enforcement, and general Badass types in TV and movies, fitting him as he is a fairly large, strong guy (standing about 6'4). Some of his semi-major roles include The X-Files, Stargate SG-1, Wyatt Earp, and Independence Day. What really put him into the public focus was his role as the Anti-Hero criminal Jayne Cobb in the cult sci-fi series Firefly. Since then he is also known for his role as premiere Badass John Casey in Chuck.
Born in 1962 in Chicago, he graduated from New Trier Township High School East, a school that produced many other well-known actors and actresses, including Charlton Heston, Rock Hudson, and Rainn Wilson, as well as half of Fall Out Boy. Baldwin also works as a voice actor, and voiced Hal Jordan, the Silver Age Green Lantern on Justice League, along with fellow Firefly stars Nathan Fillion, Gina Torres, and Morena Baccarin (They never appeared in the same episode, though). Currently blogs on the political blog Big Hollywood and Twitter.[when?] He is a registered Democrat but describes himself as a "small government conservative libertarian."
- Gamergate - he was the first to use the term as a hashtag, bringing it to the public consciousness.
- Ricky Linderman, My Bodyguard
- Albert Hockenberry, D.C. Cab
- Animal Mother, Full Metal Jacket
- Tate, Cohen and Tate
- Fred Haise, From the Earth To The Moon
- Major Mitchell, Independence Day
- Knowle Rohrer, The X-Files
- Colonel Dave Dixon, Stargate SG-1
- Jayne Cobb, Firefly and Serenity
- Marcus Hamilton, Angel (He said that David Boreanaz wasn't used to someone being bigger than him).
- Danny Love, The Inside
- Chad Shelten, Day Break
- Superman, Superman: Doomsday and DC Universe Online
- Colonel John Casey, Chuck
- Dutch, Halo 3: ODST
- Sheckley and other rebels, Half-Life 2: Episode Two
- Agent X, Men in Black: The Series
- Finn, Jackie Chan Adventures
- Kal'Reegar, Mass Effect 2
- Breakdown, Transformers Prime