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Stephen Baldwin

Stephen Baldwin

Actor and producer from the United States
The basics
Quick Facts
Intro Actor and producer from the United States
Countries United States of America
Occupations Actor Film producer Film actor Film director Television actor
Gender male
Birth May 12, 1966 (Massapequa, Nassau County, New York, U.S.A.)
Politics Republican Party
Family
Children: Hailey Baldwin
Stats
Height: 1.7526 m
Stephen Baldwin
The details
Biography

Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12, 1966) is an American actor, producer and author. He is known for appearing in films, including Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Posse (1993), Threesome (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He also starred in the television series The Young Riders (1989–92), and as himself in the reality shows Celebrity Big Brother 7 (UK) and Celebrity Apprentice. In 2004, he directed Livin' It, a Christian-themed skateboarding DVD. He is the youngest of the Baldwin brothers and is a Christian evangelist.

Early life

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. (1927–83), a high school social studies teacher and football coach. Baldwin is the youngest brother of actors Alec, Daniel and William, sometimes collectively known as the "Baldwin brothers". In high school, Baldwin participated on the varsity wrestling team, along with William. Baldwin has two sisters, Elizabeth Keuchler (born 1955) and Jane Sasso (born 1965). Baldwin attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Career

Baldwin began acting on television and made his film debut in The Beast. He starred in the western television series The Young Riders and in Threesome (1994). Baldwin landed a breakthrough role in The Usual Suspects (1995) and played Barney Rubble in The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). He participated in Celebrity Mole Hawaii, the first celebrity edition of The Mole in 2002. ABC broadcast the program in early 2003. Later that year, he returned for Celebrity Mole Yucatán, which ABC aired in early 2004. In 2006, Baldwin played a villainous thug in the television film Jesse Stone: Night Passage. In August 2007, Baldwin returned to television, when CMT cast him in Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, one of nine celebrities cast. In the first episode, Baldwin was injured in a bad fall from a wooden pontoon, breaking his shoulder blade and cracking a rib. Under doctor's orders, he left the show in the second episode. From January to March 2008, Baldwin appeared on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice on NBC. He finished fifth out of the 14 celebrity contestants. He and Trace Adkins became friends while competing on the show. In October 2008, Baldwin appeared in the Adkins' music video, "Muddy Water". In March 2013, Baldwin returned to compete in All-Star Celebrity Apprentice. He was a contestant on the 2009 NBC reality show, I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!. Baldwin quit the show mid-season. On the second episode, he baptized The Hills actor Spencer Pratt.

Personal life

Baldwin reads to children at the 2007 White House Easter Egg Roll

Baldwin resides in the village of Nyack, New York, with his wife, the Brazilian graphic designer Kennya Baldwin (née Deodato), whom he met in 1987 and married in 1990. They have two daughters, Alaia and Hailey Baldwin, Both are models. Stephen's father-in-law is Brazilian composer Eumir Deodato.

In 2006, Baldwin launched a campaign to prevent an adult bookstore from opening in Nyack. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials "HM" for Hannah Montana. He got the tattoo after making a pact with Miley Cyrus and Kayla Bell that he would be allowed to cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on him. He revealed the tattoo to Cyrus at a book signing in Nashville on November 10, 2008. He was never given the opportunity to appear on the show and has since said that he regrets getting the tattoo.

Baldwin and his wife defaulted on paying $824,488.36 on their mortgage. Baldwin's home in Upper Grandview, (Rockland County) New York was auctioned off on June 12, 2009, after Bankers Trust Co. foreclosed on the home. Gannett News also reported that "county filings show the Baldwins owe National City Bank money for a separate mortgage and may owe tens of thousands in unpaid state and federal taxes on the property." He filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in New York, on July 21, 2009, according to a court document that says he is millions of dollars in debt. He claimed he owes more than $2.3 million and owns a New York property valued at only $1.1 million. His wife Kennya also is named in the document.

Baldwin was the first person to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house on January 3, 2010. The theme for this series was "Hell", with a devil head on the front door. He frequently taunted the head by saying "you're a loser". During his stay in the house he frequently read passages from the Bible to his fellow housemates. He also tried to convert eventual winner Alex Reid. He failed to win many fans and was evicted on January 22, 2010, becoming the fourth housemate to be evicted. In a three-way vote—against Ivana Trump and Sisqó—he received 50% of the public vote. After his eviction, the website restorestephenbaldwin dot org, unsolicited by him, began soliciting cash donations to improve Baldwin's career.

In December 2010, Baldwin filed a $3.8 million lawsuit against Kevin Costner over oil-separating technology that was used to help solve the BP oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. In June 2012, a jury sided with Costner and awarded Baldwin no damages. In March 2013, Baldwin pleaded guilty to failing to file income taxes for the years 2008, 2009 and 2010. Baldwin agreed to pay $300,000 within a year, or he will be sentenced to five years' probation and have five years to pay the money.

Activism

In religion

Baldwin talks on the red carpet of a Children Uniting Nations party, 2009

In September 2006, Baldwin released his book titled The Unusual Suspect, which details highlights from his personal life, career, days of drug abuse, and his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the September 11 attacks in 2001. In the same year, Baldwin, Mario D'Ortenzio and Bobby Brewer founded Breakthrough Ministry, which was designed to use extreme sports as a ministry via arena tours, called AsSalt Tours. The tours featured extreme sports celebrities, including Christian Hosoi. In 2007, Daniel Southern joined Baldwin as president of his ministry.

In late 2008, Baldwin formed a for-profit organization called Antioch Ministry, which exists "to facilitate the gifts and calling of Stephen Baldwin". In 2009, Baldwin and Southern launched a third ministry called Now More Than Ever, designed to reach enlisted men and women in the military around the world. In 2008, Baldwin teamed up with conservative talk-radio host Kevin McCullough to put together a Saturday radio show called Baldwin/McCullough Radio. As of April 18, 2009, the show aired on 213 stations and in more than 400 cities across the US, and worldwide on Sirius 161 and XM 227. Baldwin appears weekly on the show from the broadcast studios in New York City, and from various locations around the country when he is traveling for other business purposes. He has traveled to other countries to speak about his faith.

In politics

In 2007, Baldwin endorsed Sam Brownback for U.S. President. After Brownback ended his campaign, Baldwin switched his support to Mike Huckabee. Baldwin was a staunch supporter of the John McCain–Sarah Palin presidential ticket after Huckabee dropped out of the 2008 presidential election. The same year, Baldwin threatened to move to Canada if Barack Obama was elected, and challenged the candidate to box for charity. In June 2011, Baldwin floated the possibility of entering New York City's 2013 mayoral election as an opponent of his brother Alec, who had suggested that he may run himself. Baldwin endorsed Donald Trump for President in the 2016 presidential election.

Filmography

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1987 American Playhouse Gutter Pup Episode: "The Prodigious Hickey"
1988 Family Ties Bobby Episode: "Beyond Therapy"
1989–92 The Young Riders William F. Cody 67 episodes
1989 China Beach Chuck Berry Episode: "All About E.E.V."
1995 Legend Jimmy Siringo Episode; "Mr. Pratt Goes to Sheridan"
1998 Mr. Murder Marty Stillwater / Alfie Television film
2000 Cutaway Agent Victor Cooper Television film
2000 Batman Beyond Charlie Bigelow (voice) Episode: "Big Time"
2001 Night Visions Barry Episode: "The Doghouse"
2001 Zebra Lounge Jack Bauer Television film
2003 Scare Tactics Himself / host 8 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jesse Acheson Episode: "Compulsion"
2005 The Snake King Matt Ford Television film; aka Snakeman
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Joe Genest Television film
2007 The Harpy Jason Television film
2009 The Celebrity Apprentice Himself / Contestant 15 episodes
2009 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Himself/contestant 13 episodes
2010 8 Out of 10 Cats Himself Episode 9.4
2010 Big Brother Himself 27 episodes
2013 All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Himself/contestant 8 episodes

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1988 Homeboy Luna Park Drunk
1988 The Beast Anthony Golikov
1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn Sal
1989 Casualties of War Soldier Uncredited
1989 Born on the Fourth of July Billy Vorsovich
1992 Crossing the Bridge Danny Morgan
1993 Posse Jimmy J. "Little J." Teeters
1993 Bitter Harvest Travis
1994 Threesome Stuart
1994 8 Seconds Tuff Hedeman
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate Danny Newland
1994 Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle Roger Spalding
1995 Fall Time Leon
1995 The Usual Suspects Michael McManus
1995 Under the Hula Moon Buzzard Wall
1996 Bio-Dome Doyle Johnson
1996 Fled Dodge
1996 Crimetime Bobby Mahon
1998 Half Baked McGayver Smoker
1998 Scar City John Trace
1998 One Tough Cop Bo Dietl
1999 Friends & Lovers Jon
1999 The Sex Monster Murphy
1999 Absence of the Good Caleb Barnes
2000 Mercy Mechanic
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Barney Rubble
2001 XChange Clone #1 / Toffler 3
2001 Protection Sal
2001 Dead Awake Desmond Caine
2002 Spider's Web Clay Harding
2002 Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice Sean Linden Direct-to-video
2003 Silent Warnings Cousin Joe Vossimer Direct-to-video
2003 Lost Treasure Bryan McBride
2004 Target Charlie Snow
2004 Six: The Mark Unleashed Luke
2006 The Genius Club Rory Johnson
2007 Fred Claus Himself
2008 The Flyboys Silvio Esposito
2008 Shark in Venice David Franks
2010 Let the Game Begin Max Rockinsky
2012 Dino Time Surly (voice)
2013 I'm in Love with a Church Girl Jason McDaniels
2014 2047: The Final War Ryan Willburn Italian film also known as 2047: Sights of Death
2015 God's Club Michael Evans
2015 Faith of Our Fathers Mansfield
2016 Magi Burga

Director

Year Title Notes
2004 Livin' It Documentary short
2012 The Will to Drill Documentary

Awards

Year Association Category Work Result
1995 National Board of Review Best Acting by an Ensemble The Usual Suspects Won
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