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Stephen Baldwin

Baldwin at the 16th Annual MovieGuide Faith and Values Awards Gala, 2008
Born Stephen Andrew Baldwin
May 12, 1966 (1966-05-12) (age 43)
Massapequa, New York, U.S.
Occupation Actor
Years active 1986–present
Spouse(s) Kennya Baldwin (1990-present)

Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12, 1966) is an American actor and the youngest of the Baldwin brothers.

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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 and social studies teacher and a football coach. [1] Stephen Baldwin is the brother of notable actors, Alec, Daniel and William, sometimes collectively known as the "Baldwin brothers". Baldwin was raised in a Roman Catholic family and is of Irish, English and French descent.[2][3]

Career

During his time at Berner High School, Baldwin was a successful opera singer.[4] After high school, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts for one year of a two-year program, but was kicked out because of his personal escapades. He played small roles in shows like Kate and Allie, "America's Most Wanted" and Family Ties, before landing his first feature film role as an adult, in the 1988 film The Beast. That role led to other parts, in the 1989 films Last Exit to Brooklyn and Born on the Fourth of July, as well as the television series The Young Riders. In 1995 he landed a breakthrough role in The Usual Suspects. Baldwin's next role was in Bio-Dome, in 1996.

In 2002, Baldwin participated in Celebrity Mole Hawaii, the first celebrity edition of The Mole. ABC broadcast the program in early 2003. Later that year he returned for Celebrity Mole Yucatan, which ABC aired in early 2004.

In 2003, Baldwin recorded a novelty song "My 18-Inch Biceps". While the song never hit radio or the charts, it became an underground internet sensation, topping several online music charts. The song lightheartedly bragged about his trademark well-built physique and good looks.

In August 2007, Baldwin was back on television when CMT cast him in Ty Murray's Celebrity Bull Riding Challenge, one of nine celebrities cast.[5] 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-March 2008, Baldwin appeared on Donald Trump's Celebrity Apprentice, Season 7, on NBC. Baldwin finished fifth out of the 14 celebrity contestants.

Baldwin and Trace Adkins became friends while competing on Celebrity Apprentice. In October 2008, Baldwin appeared in the Adkins' music video, "Muddy Water".

On October 18, 2008, Republican vice-presidential hopeful Sarah Palin joked with lifelong Democrat Alec Baldwin during a Saturday Night Live skit that Stephen is her "favorite Baldwin brother" because Stephen himself is a Republican.[6][7]

He was a contestant on the 2009 NBC reality show, I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here![8]. Baldwin quit the show mid-season. Lou Diamond Phillips won first place on the show. On the second episode, Baldwin baptised The Hills actor Spencer Pratt.

On 3 January 2010, he was the first housemate to enter the Celebrity Big Brother house in the UK.[9]

Ministry

In September 2006, Baldwin released his book titled The Unusual Suspect, which details highlights from his personal life, career, days of drug abuse and ultimately his turn to becoming a born-again Christian after the 9/11 attacks.[10] In the same year, Baldwin, Mario D'Ortenzio and Bobby Brewer founded, "Breakthrough Ministries", which was designed to utilize extreme sports as a ministry via arena tours, which were referred to as, "AsSalt Tours", and featured extreme sports celebrities, with Christian Hosoi being the most notable one. In 2007, Daniel Southern joined Baldwin as President of his ministries. In late 2008, Baldwin formed a for-profit organization called, "Antioch Ministry", which exists, "to facilitate the gifts and calling of Stephen Baldwin".[11] 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 evangelical Christian talk-radio host Kevin McCullough to put together a Saturday radio show called, "Baldwin/McCullough Xtreme Radio". As of April 18, 2009, the show airs on more than 195 stations and in more than 370 cities across the country.[12] Baldwin appears weekly on the show from the broadcast studios in New York City, as well as from various locations around the country when he is traveling for other business purposes.

Personal life

Baldwin reads to children at the 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. The couple have two children, Alaia (born 1993) and Hailey Rhode (born 1996).[13] His father-in-law is the Grammy Award winning Brazilian musician Eumir Deodato.

In 2006, Baldwin launched a campaign to prevent an adult bookstore from opening in Nyack.[14] He was a strong supporter of the McCain/Palin presidential ticket after Mike Huckabee dropped out of the 2008 presidential race.

Baldwin has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the initials "HM" for Hannah Montana. His daughters are fans of Hannah Montana, and he got the tattoo after making a pact with Miley Cyrus that he would be allowed to cameo on the show if he had the initials tattooed on him. He revealed the tattoo to Miley at a book signing in Nashville, on November 10, 2008.[15]

Stephen and his wife, Kennya, defaulted on paying $824,488.36 on their mortgage. Baldwin's home in Upper Grandview, (Rockland County) N.Y. was being auctioned at the County Court House steps on June 12, 2009 after Bankers Trust Co. foreclosed on the home. Gannett News also reported that: "Additionally, 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."[16]

He filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy petition in New York, on July 21, 2009, according to a court document that says he is millions 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 Baldwin, also is named in the document.[17]

Filmography

Year Film
1989 The Young Riders
Casualties of War
Last Exit to Brooklyn
Born on the Fourth of July
1990 Jury Duty: The Comedy
1992 Crossing the Bridge
1993 Bitter Harvest
Posse
1994 A Simple Twist of Fate
8 Seconds
Threesome
Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle
New Eden
1995 The Usual Suspects
Fall Time
Dead Weekend
Under the Hula Moon
1996 Bio-Dome
Fled
Crimetime
1997 Sub Down
1998 Half Baked
Scarred City
One Tough Cop
Mr. Murder (TV)
1999 Friends & Lovers
The Sex Monster
Absence of the Good
2000 Table One
XChange
Mercy
The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas
Cutaway
2001 Zebra Lounge
Protection
Dead Awake
2002 Deadrockstar
Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice
Greenmail
Spider's Web
2003 Silent Warnings
Lost Treasure
Firefight
Scare Tactics (TV)
Shelter Island
2004 Livin' It (Director)
Target
Fallacy
Six: The Mark Unleashed
2005 Liminality
Bound by Lies
The Snake King (TV)
2006 Midnight Clear
Jesse Stone: Night Passage (TV)
Dark Storm (TV)
Earthstorm (TV)
The Genius Club
2007 The Harpy (TV)
Fred Claus
2008 The Flyboys
Shark in Venice
2009 Let the Game Begin
The Celebrity Apprentice (TV)
I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here! (TV)
2010 Celebrity Big Brother (TV)

References

  1. ^ Alec Baldwin Biography (1958-)
  2. ^ Helen's Alec Baldwin site-Interview, 1989
  3. ^ Alec Baldwin - Juvenile Delinquency, The White House, Newsday - Newsday.com
  4. ^ The Breakthrough Ministry - GlobalBTM.com
  5. ^ Susan Elzey (August 10, 2007). "Reality TV vet tries his hand at rodeo". http://www.registerbee.com/servlet/Satellite?pagename=DRB/MGArticle/DRB_BasicArticle&c=MGArticle&cid=1173352327754. Retrieved 2007-08-10.  
  6. ^ DAVID BAUDER (August 19, 2008). "Palin draws big ratings for 'Saturday Night Live'". http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5hw7ywJw6xkvlPRxSINVIWAMIq9NAD93TUMRG0. Retrieved 2007-08-25.  
  7. ^ Peter Hamby and Ed Hornick (August 19, 2008). "Sarah Palin appears on 'Saturday Night Live'". http://edition.cnn.com/2008/SHOWBIZ/TV/10/18/palin.snl/. Retrieved 2007-08-25.  
  8. ^ [1]
  9. ^ "Celebrity Big Brother 2010 contestants unveiled". BBC News Online. January 3, 2010. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/entertainment/8438720.stm. Retrieved January 3, 2010.  
  10. ^ Shannon Woodland and Scott Ross. "Stephen Baldwin: The Jesus Freak of Hollywood". CBN, The 700 Club
  11. ^ http://www.slideshare.net/danielsouthern/Antioch-Ministriesov-823102
  12. ^ http://bmxradionow.com
  13. ^ "The Baldwin Clan: The other famous balds". http://www.angelfire.com/celeb/williambaldwin/theclan.html.  
  14. ^ Osang, Alexander (August 4, 2006). "God Doesn't Like Pornography: Stephen Baldwin and America's Culture War". der Spiegel. http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,430094,00.html. Retrieved 2007-08-23.  
  15. ^ "Stephen Baldwin: the Gospel According to Miley". TMZ.com. November 11, 2008. http://www.tmz.com/2008/11/11/stephen-baldwin-the-gospel-according-to-miley/. Retrieved 2008-11-11.  
  16. ^ Ben Rubin (June 12, 2009). Stephen Baldwin's home to be auctioned. The Journal News/LoHud.com. http://www.lohud.com/article/2009906120373.  
  17. ^ Christine Kearney (July 21, 2009). "Actor Stephen Baldwin files for bankruptcy in NY". Reuters on Yahoo. http://news.yahoo.com/s/nm/20090721/us_nm/us_baldwin.  

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