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Stephen Andrew Baldwin

(1966-05-12) May 12, 1966 (age 58)
  • Actor
  • film producer
  • director
  • activist
Years active 1986–present
Political party Republican
Kennya Deodato
(m. 1990)
Children 2, including Hailey
Relatives Justin Bieber (son-in-law)
Eumir Deodato (father-in-law)
Family Baldwin family

Stephen Andrew Baldwin (born May 12, 1966) is an American actor, producer, director and activist. He has appeared in the films Born on the Fourth of July (1989), Posse (1993), 8 Seconds (1994), Threesome (1994), The Usual Suspects (1995), Bio-Dome (1996) and The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas (2000). Baldwin also starred in the television series The Young Riders (1989–1992) and as himself in the reality shows Celebrity Big Brother 7, which he placed 9th, in the United Kingdom and Celebrity Apprentice. In 2004, he directed Livin' It, a Christian-themed skateboarding DVD. He is the youngest of the four Baldwin brothers.

Early life

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the youngest son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau), founder of The Baldwin Fund and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., a high school social studies teacher and football coach. Baldwin's elder brothers are actors Alec, Daniel and William, collectively known as the "Baldwin brothers". He was raised in the Catholic faith. In high school, Baldwin participated on the varsity wrestling team, along with William. Baldwin has two elder sisters, Elizabeth Keuchler and Jane Sasso. Baldwin attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.


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 Adkins's 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. In 2019, Baldwin starred in a Filipino film, Kaibigan.

Personal life

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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 Bieber; both are models. His father-in-law is Brazilian composer Eumir Deodato, and Canadian singer Justin Bieber is his son-in-law through marriage to his daughter Hailey. Through his daughter, Alaia and son-in-law, Andrew Aronow, Baldwin has one granddaughter (b. 2020).

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 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.

In June 2009, Baldwin's foreclosed $515,000, 1.4-acre home in Rockland County, New York was publicly auctioned after he and his wife defaulted on more than $824,000 in mortgage payments. In July, Baldwin filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection claiming more than $2.3 million in debt. Court papers showed he owed $1.2 million on two mortgages on a New York property valued at only $1.1 million, more than $1 million in taxes and credit card debt.

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 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, 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. He stated that he never intended to avoid paying taxes and that he had received bad advice from lawyers and accountants. Baldwin agreed to pay $300,000 within a year, or he would be sentenced to five years' probation and have five years to pay the money.



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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, and his turn to becoming a born-again Evangelical 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 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 U.S. armed services 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.


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Baldwin at the Iowa Straw Poll in support of Brownback, 2007

In 2007, Baldwin endorsed Sam Brownback for U.S. President. After Brownback ended his campaign, Baldwin switched his support to Mike Huckabee. Baldwin was an outspoken advocate of the John McCainSarah Palin presidential ticket after Huckabee dropped out of the 2008 presidential election.

In 2011, Baldwin mentioned 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 was among the first Hollywood celebrities to endorse Donald Trump in the 2016 presidential election.



Year Title Role Notes
1988 Homeboy
1988 The Beast Anthony Golikov
1989 Casualties of War Soldier Uncredited
1989 Last Exit to Brooklyn Sal
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 Dead Weekend Agent Weed
1995 Fall Time Leon
1995 The Usual Suspects Michael McManus
1995 Under the Hula Moon Buzzard "Buzz" Wall
1996 Bio-Dome Doyle Johnson
1996 Fled Luke Dodge
1996 Crimetime Bobby Mahon
1998 Half Baked MacGyver Smoker
1998 Scar City John Trace
1998 One Tough Cop Bo Dietl
1999 Friends & Lovers Jon
1999 The ... Monster Murphy
1999 Absence of the Good Caleb Barnes
2000 Mercy The Mechanic
2000 The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Barney Rubble
2001 XChange Clone #1 / Toffler 3
2001 Protection Sal
2001 Zebra Lounge Jack Bauer
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 Joe "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 Midnight Clear "Lefty"
2007 Fred Claus Himself
2008 The Flyboys Silvio Esposito
2008 Shark in Venice David Franks
2009 Shoot the Duke Max Rockinsky
2010 Let the Game Begin David Carroll
2010 Loving the Bad Man McQuade
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 Adler
2016 No Panic, With a Hint of Hysteria Chester
2016 The Apostle Peter: Redemption Nero
2017 RUN Jeff Conners
2019 The Least of These: The Graham Staines Story Graham Staines
2019 A Walk with Grace Jay Thorson
2022 Wayfaring Stranger Kenneth Strickler Post Production


Year Title Role Notes
1987 American Playhouse Gutter Pup Episode: "The Prodigious Hickey"
1988 Family Ties Bobby Episode: "Beyond Therapy"
1989–1992 The Young Riders William F. Cody 67 episodes
1989 China Beach Chuck Berry Episode: "All About E.E.V."
1994 New Eden Adams Television film
1995 Legend Jimmy Siringo Episode: "Mr. Pratt Goes to Sheridan"
1998 Mr. Murder Marty Stillwater / Alfie Miniseries
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
2002 Fear Factor Himself Episode: "Celebrity Fear Factor 2"
2003 Celebrity Mole: Hawaii Himself / Contestant 4 episodes
2003 Silent Warnings Joe Vossimer Television film
2003 Scare Tactics Himself / Host 8 episodes
2004 Celebrity Mole: Yucatán Himself / Contestant 4 episodes
2005 CSI: Crime Scene Investigation Jesse Acheson Episode: "Compulsion"
2006 The Snake King Matt Ford Television film; aka Snakeman
2006 Jesse Stone: Night Passage Joe Genest Television film
2006 Earthstorm John Redding Television film
2006 Dark Storm Daniel Grey Television film
2007 The Harpy Jason Television film
2009 The Celebrity Apprentice Himself / Contestant Season 1
15 episodes
2009 I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Himself / Contestant Season 2
13 episodes
2010 8 Out of 10 Cats Himself Episode 9.4
2010 Celebrity Big Brother Himself / Contestant Season 7
27 episodes
2013 All-Star Celebrity Apprentice Himself / Contestant Season 6
8 episodes
2017 The Great American Pilgrimage Himself Season 1
16 episodes
2021 Nova Vita Agent Smith Season 1
10 episodes


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


Year Association Category Work Result
1995 National Board of Review Best Acting by an Ensemble The Usual Suspects Won
2001 Golden Raspberry Awards Worst Supporting Actor The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas Nominated

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