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Daniel Baldwin
Born Daniel Leroy Baldwin
October 5, 1960 (1960-10-05) (age 49)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor, Producer, Director
Years active 1988‚ÄĒpresent
Spouse(s) Cheryl Baldwin

(1 Child)

Kahlea (Born 1984)

Elizabeth Baldwin (1990-1996)
(2 Children)

Alexandra (Born 1994)

Atticus (Born 1996)

Joanne Smith-Baldwin
(2 Children)

Avis Ann (Born 2008)

Finley Rae Martineau (Born 2009)

Daniel Leroy Baldwin (born October 5, 1960) is an American actor, producer and director. He is the second oldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors. Daniel Baldwin is best know for his role as Detective Beau Felton in the popular (TV-Series) on NBC called Homicide: Life on the Street . Other film's of his include Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992), Mulholland Falls (1996), Vampires (1998), The Pandora Project (1998), Stealing Candy (2002), Paparazzi (2004), Grey Gardens (2009) and now, Baldwin is now a regular on the (TV-Series) Cold Case in season 6 on CBS.

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Early life

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau), a breast cancer survivor who founded the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center of the University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony Brook, and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach.[1] Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family of Irish, English and French descent.[2][3] In addition to his three famous actor brothers, Alec (born 1958), William (born 1963) and Stephen (born 1966), Baldwin has two sisters, Beth Baldwin Keuchler (born 1955), and Jane Baldwin Sasso (born 1965).

Baldwin was a standout high school football player and graduated in 1979 from Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, NY. He also attended McKenna Junior High School.

Acting

His acting debut was in the TV movie Too Good to Be True in 1988, which he followed with feature roles in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991), and Hero (1992). He returned to television in 1990 for the short-lived sitcom Sydney, which starred Valerie Bertinelli.

In 1993 he was cast in the Baltimore-based cop show Homicide: Life on the Street. Although he received good reviews he left in 1995 after three seasons, and his character was later killed off. He returned to TV movies such as Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman, Family of Cops, and Twisted Desire, as well as the 1996 feature films Mulholland Falls and Trees Lounge.

In 1998 he was set to film the romantic comedy 'It Had to Be You', but was replaced by Michael Rispoli after being arrested for cocaine possession.[citation needed] John Carpenter's Vampires was released during his subsequent stint in rehab.

Baldwin returned to appearances in various TV series episodes, including The Sopranos and TV and direct-to-video movies, including reprising his role as Beau Felton in Homicide: The Movie in 2000. Baldwin then starred in TV movies such as Anonymous Rex (2004) and Our Fathers (2005) and small-budget films including Sidekick (2005) and Moola (2006).

In 2008, he signed on to play Julius Krug in the Award Winning HBO film based on the 1975 documentary Grey Gardens. That same year, he has made appearances on truTV's The Smoking Gun Presents: World's Dumbest... as a frequent commentator. He also appeared as a supporting cast member in indie director Akihiro Kitamura's sophomore film, I'll Be There With You.

Baldwin will be featured in UniGlobe Entertainment's breast cancer docu-drama titled 1 a Minute scheduled for release in 2010.[4] The documentary is being made by actress Namrata Singh Gujral and will feature breast cancer suriviors Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Namrata Singh Gujral, Mumtaz (actress) and Jaclyn Smith as well as William Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin and Priya Dutt. The film will also star Barbara Mori, Lisa Ray, Deepak Chopra and Morgan Brittany.

Baldwin and James Woods on the set of John Carpenter's Vampires.

Reality television

In 2005, he was featured in VH1's Celebrity Fit Club, a reality show in which overweight celebrities compete to see who can shed the most pounds. He was the team captain of the Eastsiders, which also featured rapper Biz Markie, plus-size model Mia Tyler, and actor Joe Gannascoli (later traded for Judge Mablean Ephriam from Divorce Court).

In 2008, Baldwin appeared on VH1's reality series Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew. In June 2009, he joined the cast of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here!, with his brother Stephen Baldwin. He was the second one voted off.

Personal life

Relationships

In 1984, Baldwin had a daughter, Kahlea, with his first wife, Cheryl. In 1990 he married actress Elizabeth Baldwin and they had a daughter, Alexandra, in 1994, before divorcing in 1996. Alexandra moved to England with her mother and stepfather and now lives in Bonita Springs, Florida. Baldwin was involved for a decade with his Homicide: Life on the Street co-star, Chicago-born actress Isabella Hofmann. They have a son, Atticus, who was born on July 13, 1996, and is named after the lawyer in To Kill a Mockingbird. He is currently married to Joanne Smith-Baldwin, a former British model, with whom he had a baby girl, Avis Ann, on January 17, 2008.[5] The couple welcomed their second daughter, Finley Rae Martineau, on August 7, 2009.[6]

Addiction and arrests

Baldwin spent two weeks at the now-defunct treatment center Anacapa by the Sea in Port Hueneme, California, for treatment of addiction to cocaine. In 1998, he was found running naked through the halls of New York's Plaza Hotel shouting "Baldwin" and was arrested for possession of cocaine. He pled guilty to disorderly conduct and was sentenced to three months in drug rehab. He later told People magazine he had been battling a cocaine addiction since 1989.

On April 22, 2006, Baldwin was arrested after police received a call that a woman had been threatened at the Ocean Park Motel in Santa Monica.[7] Authorities subsequently declined to press charges. He was arrested again on July 19, 2006. According to the police, Baldwin ran a red light after weaving through the traffic in West L.A. just before 1 pm. He then crashed his rented Ford Thunderbird into two parked cars while going 80 mph in a 35 mph zone. Jason Lee, a spokesperson for the Los Angeles police, said "The Thunderbird pushed one of the vehicles about 20 feet, and that was a Hummer." Police say Baldwin was driving with a suspended license at the time of the crash. He was transferred to UCLA Medical Center with back and neck injuries, but did not appear to be seriously hurt.[8] On November 7, 2006, Baldwin was arrested in Santa Monica, California, after allegedly stealing a white GMC Yukon SUV, according to TMZ.com. The actor was taken to jail and booked for investigation of grand theft auto. Bail was set at $20,000. "The car belongs to an acquaintance of Mr. Baldwin, but he had no permission to take it," said Jim Amormino, a spokesman for the Orange County Sheriff's Department.[9][10] The charges were subsequently dropped.

On February 6, 2007, an arrest warrant was issued for Baldwin in Newport Beach, California, by the Orange County Superior Court for his failure to show up for an arraignment stemming from an auto-theft charge.[11] At the time, Baldwin was in Detroit, Michigan, filming a movie. He turned himself in to police on February 20 and pleaded not guilty to his charges. He remains free on bail. Less than a year later, Baldwin had to be cleared by Judge Nancy Newman of wrongdoing due to a court communication error related to a separate charge.[12] An arrest warrant had been issued for Baldwin, the reason was Baldwin's failure to appear in court to report on his progress in a drug rehabilitation program. Unconfirmed reports placed Baldwin in Toronto for the filming of a movie.[13]

Baldwin starred on the VH1 reality television show Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew, filmed in 2007, but left the show after the fourth episode. His stated reasons for leaving included having a prior commitment to an acting job and the others' behavior interfering with his recovery, but after his departure a fellow rehab celebrity, porn star Mary Carey, claimed that he had been sending her inappropriate text messages.[14]

Filmography

Actor

  • Too Good to Be True (1988) (TV) .... Leif
  • L.A. Takedown (1989) (TV) .... Bobby Schwartz
  • Born on the Fourth of July (1989) .... Vet #1 - Democratic Convention
  • Sydney (1990) (TV Series) .... Cheezy
  • Nothing But Trouble (1991) .... Dealer #1 (Artie)
  • Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man (1991) .... Alexander
  • The Heroes of Desert Storm (1991) (TV) .... Sgt. Ben Pennington
  • Knight Moves (1992) .... Det. Andy Wagner
  • Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life (1992) (TV) .... Ned Blessing
  • Hero (1992) (as Daniel Leroy Baldwin) .... Fireman Denton
  • Attack of the 50 Ft. Woman (1993) (TV) .... Harry Archer
  • Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) (TV Series) .... Det. Beau Felton (1993-1995)
  • Dead on Sight (1994) .... Caleb Odell
  • Car 54, Where Are You? (1994) .... Don Motti
  • Bodily Harm (1995) .... Sam McKeon
  • A Family of Cops (1995) (TV) .... Ben Fein
  • Yesterday's Target (1996) .... Paul Harper
  • Mulholland Falls (1996) .... McCafferty
  • Trees Lounge (1996) .... Jerry
  • Twisted Desire (1996) (TV) .... William Stanton
  • The Invader (1997) .... Jack
  • Love Kills (1998) .... Danny Tucker
  • Fallout (1998) .... J.J. 'Jim' Hendricks
  • Desert Thunder (1998) .... Lee Miller
  • Vampires (1998) .... Montoya
  • Phoenix (1998) .... James Nutter
  • The Pandora Project (1998) .... Captain John Lacy
  • The Treat (1998) .... Tony
  • On the Border (1998) .... Ed
  • Wild Grizzly (1999) (TV) .... Harlan Adams
  • Active Stealth (1999) .... Captain Murphy
  • Water Damage (1999) .... Paul Preedy
  • Silicon Towers (1999) .... Tom Neufield
  • Tunnel (2000) .... Seale
  • Silver Man (2000) .... Eddy
  • Net Worth (2000) .... Robert Freedman
  • Fall (2000) .... Anthony Carlotti
  • Double Frame (2000) .... Det. Frank Tompkins
  • Homicide: The Movie (2000) (TV) .... Det. Beau Felton
  • Killing Moon (2000) (TV) .... Frank Conroy
  • Gamblin (2000) .... Pike
  • In Pursuit (2001) (direct-to-video) .... Rick
  • Ancient Warriors (2001) .... Jasper 'Jaz' Harding
  • Stealing Candy (2002) .... Walt Gearson
  • Dynamite (2002) .... Alpha
  • Bare Witness (2002) (direct-to-video) .... Det. Killian
  • Open House (2003) (TV) .... King
  • King of the Ants (2003) .... Ray Mathews
  • Water's Edge (2003) .... Mayor Block
  • Vegas Vampires (2003) .... Detective Burns
  • The Real Deal (2004) .... Vince Vasser
  • Irish Eyes (a.k.a.Vendetta: No Conscience, No Mercy (2004) .... Sean Phelan
  • Paparazzi (2004) .... Wendell Stokes
  • Anonymous Rex (2004) (TV) .... Ernie Watson
  • Sidekick (2005) .... Chuck
  • Boardwalk Poets (2005) .... Russo
  • Our Fathers (2005) (TV) .... Angelo DeFranco
  • I'll Be There with You (2006) .... Constantine
  • Final Move (2006) .... Jasper Haig
  • The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell (2006) .... Clark Remington
  • Shut Up and Shoot! (2006) .... unknown role
  • The Sopranos (2 episodes, 2007) .... Himself/Sally Boy
  • The Devil's Dominoes (2007) .... Sheriff Farley
  • Moola (2007) .... Harry
  • The Blue Rose .... Eddie
  • Little Red Devil .... Luc Tyer
  • A Darker Reality .... The Ghost
  • Born of Earth .... Danny Kessler
  • The Closer (1 episode, 2008) .... Mark Yates
  • Grey Gardens (2009) .... Julius Krug
  • Shadowheart (2009) .... Mr. McKinley
  • Cold Case (7 episodes, 2009-2010) ..... Moe Kitchener
  • I'm a Celebrity... Get Me out of Here! (2009) (TV series) .... Himself
  • Double Tap (2010) .... Zoltan Niemand
  • Nine Dead (2010) .... Det. Seager
  • The Truth Is Always Complicated (2010) .... Gabriel's Father
  • Ashley's Ashes (2010) .... Bloom
  • The Adventures of Belvis Bash (2010) .... Namco Douglas

Director

Film Year
Tunnel 2000
Fall
Dan 2001

References

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