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Stephen Baldwin, an American actor, producer and author, is the youngest sibling of the 'Baldwin brothers' Alec, Daniel and William

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BirthdayMay 12, 1966
NationalityAmerican
FamousFilm & Theater Personalities, Actors
City/StateNew Yorkers
SpousesKennya Baldwin
SiblingsAlec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin
Childrens Alaia Baldwin
Birth PlaceMassapequa, Town of Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Height178cm
GenderMale
Sun SignTaurus
Born inMassapequa, Town of Oyster Bay, New York, United States
Famous asActor
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Who is Stephen Baldwin?

Stephen Baldwin, an American actor, producer and author, is the youngest sibling of the 'Baldwin brothers' Alec, Daniel and William. He is best known for his role in the film 'The Usual Suspects'. His other film and TV credits include 'The Young Riders', 'Born on the Fourth of July', 'Threesome', 'Bio-Dome', 'Half Baked', 'Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas', and 'Scare Tactics'. He has also participated in reality TV shows such as 'The Celebrity Apprentice' and 'Celebrity Big Brother'. In 2006, he co-wrote the book 'The Unusual Suspect: My Calling to the New Hardcore Movement of Faith', with Mark Tabb. The book provides an insight into his journey through life, his career, drug abuse and later becoming a born-again Christian following the September 2001 terrorist attacks. He later became a Christian evangelist, as well as a conservative activist. He is also known to speak out his conservative political views and has supported many Republican candidates over the years, often campaigning for them. He hosted the Saturday radio show 'Baldwin/McCullough Radio' with conservative talk-radio host Kevin McCullough.

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Childhood & Early Life

Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, New York to Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. His father was a high school social studies teacher, as well as a football coach, and his mother was a homemaker.

He is the youngest of six children of his parents and has three older brothers – Alec, Daniel and William (Billy) – all of whom are actors as well. His two older sisters, Elizabeth Keuchler and Jane Sasso, did not pursue careers in acting.

He attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, from where he graduated in 1984. With the aim of becoming an actor like his elder brothers, he later got into The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

Acting Career

Stephen Baldwin debuted on television in the made-for-TV feature 'The Prodigious Mr. Hickey' from the 'American Playhouse' anthology series in 1987. The following year, he appeared in an episode of the TV series, 'Family Ties' and acted in the films, 'The Beast' and 'Homeboy'.

In 1989, he bagged the role of young William "Buffalo Bill" Cody in the short-running western television series 'The Young Riders'. The same year he made guest appearance in an episode of 'China Beach' and worked on the films 'Last Exit to Brooklyn', 'Casualties of War' and 'Born on the Fourth of July'.

In the following years, he appeared in a number of films on diverse themes, such as the revisionist Western film 'Posse', the thriller 'Bitter Harvest', the adult comedy 'Threesome', and the biographical drama '8 Seconds'.

In 1994, he acted in 'A Simple Twist of Fate', based on the novel 'Silas Marner' by George Eliot, and 'Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle', directed by Alan Rudolph.

His biggest role came in 1995 when he was cast as Michael McManus in the Bryan Singer-directed neo-noir mystery film 'The Usual Suspects'. It was followed by a starring role in 'Bio-Dome' in 1996, a role his elder brother Alec had advised him against.

He next appeared in TV films such as 'Mr. Murder' and 'Cutaway', and worked in movies like 'Crimetime', 'Half Baked' and 'Scar City'. In 2000, he had a major role in the sci-fi rom-com 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'.

He was a contestant on ABC's 'Celebrity Mole Hawaii', which aired in early 2003, and returned for another edition of the show, 'Celebrity Mole Yucatán', the following year. He had a recurring role in the TV series 'Scare Tactics' in 2003.

During the 2000s, he had starring roles in films such as 'Friends & Lovers', XChange', 'Protection', 'Dead Awake', 'Silent Warnings', 'Lost Treasure', 'Target, Six: The Mark Unleashed' and 'Shark in Venice'. He appeared on Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' in 2008 and participated in the NBC reality show, 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!' in 2009.

In January 2010, he was the first celebrity to enter the 'Big Brother' house. He returned to 'All-Star Celebrity Apprentice' as a contestant in 2013 and has appeared in recent films like 'Faith of Our Fathers' (2015) and 'Magi' (2016).

Religious and Political Activism

Along with Mario D'Ortenzio and Bobby Brewer, Stephen Baldwin founded Breakthrough Ministry in 2006, and partnered with Daniel Southern to launch the dynamic youth outreach called the AsSalt Tour to organize extreme sports events. He founded the for-profit organization, Antioch Ministry, in 2008, and along with Daniel Southern, launched the Now More Than Ever ministry the next year.

Following the change in his religious outlook, he started attending George W. Bush rallies. He initially endorsed Sam Brownback during his run for presidency in 2007, and switched support to Mike Huckabee after his campaign ended.

During the 2008 presidential election, he firmly supported John McCain and Sarah Palin and went as far as calling Barack Obama a "cultural terrorist", even threatening to leave US if he is elected. During the 2016 presidential election, he endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump for the presidency.

Major Works

The critically acclaimed film, 'The Usual Suspects', is considered one of Stephen Baldwin's best works till date. The Academy Award-winning film was received with favorable reviews by critics and the audience alike.

Awards & Achievements

Along with his co-stars, Stephen Baldwin won the 'National Board of Review Award' for 'Best Acting by an Ensemble' for the film 'The Usual Suspects'. The cast of the film also won an 'Awards Circuit Community Award'.

Personal Life & Legacy

Stephen Baldwin met his future wife, Brazilian graphic designer Kennya Deodato, daughter of Bossa Nova legend Eumir Deodato, for the first time on a subway in New York in 1987. After three years of dating, the two got married in 1990, and have two daughters together, Alaia and Hailey Baldwin, both fashion models.

On June 12, 2009, his home in Upper Grandview, New York was auctioned off after he failed to pay mortgage of nearly 1 million dollars. He and his wife Kennya filed for a Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on July 21, 2009. In 2013, Deutsche Bank filed a foreclosure on his house in the village of Nyack for failing another mortgage.

In December 2012, he was arrested in Rockland County, New York after he failed to pay his taxes for the years 2008, 2009, and 2010. He was released after he agreed to pay $300,000 within a year, and the rest in five years' time, or will face jail sentence. In May 2014, he was arrested for driving on a suspended license.

Trivia

Stephen Baldwin, who has 17 tattoos on his body, got the initials 'HM' tattooed on his left shoulder after being promised a cameo in the show, 'Hannah Montana', by Miley Cyrus and Kayla Bell. However, he never got the opportunity to appear on the show and regrets his decision to get that tattoo.

In January 2006, he launched a campaign to block the permit of an adult shop in the village of Nyack, New York, despite the planning board unanimously approving its permit. During the few days the shop remained open before a New York Supreme Court judge abruptly revoked its business license, Baldwin started taking pictures of the customers with the intention of making them public.

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Stephen Baldwin biography timelines

  • // 12th May 1966
    Stephen Baldwin was born on May 12, 1966 in Massapequa, New York to Carol Newcomb and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. His father was a high school social studies teacher, as well as a football coach, and his mother was a homemaker.
  • // 1984
    He attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa, from where he graduated in 1984. With the aim of becoming an actor like his elder brothers, he later got into The American Academy of Dramatic Arts.
  • // 1987
    Stephen Baldwin debuted on television in the made-for-TV feature 'The Prodigious Mr. Hickey' from the 'American Playhouse' anthology series in 1987. The following year, he appeared in an episode of the TV series, 'Family Ties' and acted in the films, 'The Beast' and 'Homeboy'.
  • // 1987 To 1990
    Stephen Baldwin met his future wife, Brazilian graphic designer Kennya Deodato, daughter of Bossa Nova legend Eumir Deodato, for the first time on a subway in New York in 1987. After three years of dating, the two got married in 1990, and have two daughters together, Alaia and Hailey Baldwin, both fashion models.
  • // 1989
    In 1989, he bagged the role of young William "Buffalo Bill" Cody in the short-running western television series 'The Young Riders'. The same year he made guest appearance in an episode of 'China Beach' and worked on the films 'Last Exit to Brooklyn', 'Casualties of War' and 'Born on the Fourth of July'.
  • // 1994
    In 1994, he acted in 'A Simple Twist of Fate', based on the novel 'Silas Marner' by George Eliot, and 'Mrs. Parker and the Vicious Circle', directed by Alan Rudolph.
  • // 1995 To 1996
    His biggest role came in 1995 when he was cast as Michael McManus in the Bryan Singer-directed neo-noir mystery film 'The Usual Suspects'. It was followed by a starring role in 'Bio-Dome' in 1996, a role his elder brother Alec had advised him against.
  • // 2000
    He next appeared in TV films such as 'Mr. Murder' and 'Cutaway', and worked in movies like 'Crimetime', 'Half Baked' and 'Scar City'. In 2000, he had a major role in the sci-fi rom-com 'The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas'.
  • // 2003
    He was a contestant on ABC's 'Celebrity Mole Hawaii', which aired in early 2003, and returned for another edition of the show, 'Celebrity Mole Yucatán', the following year. He had a recurring role in the TV series 'Scare Tactics' in 2003.
  • // 2006 To 2008
    Along with Mario D'Ortenzio and Bobby Brewer, Stephen Baldwin founded Breakthrough Ministry in 2006, and partnered with Daniel Southern to launch the dynamic youth outreach called the AsSalt Tour to organize extreme sports events. He founded the for-profit organization, Antioch Ministry, in 2008, and along with Daniel Southern, launched the Now More Than Ever ministry the next year.
  • // Jan 2006
    In January 2006, he launched a campaign to block the permit of an adult shop in the village of Nyack, New York, despite the planning board unanimously approving its permit. During the few days the shop remained open before a New York Supreme Court judge abruptly revoked its business license, Baldwin started taking pictures of the customers with the intention of making them public.
  • // 2007
    Following the change in his religious outlook, he started attending George W. Bush rallies. He initially endorsed Sam Brownback during his run for presidency in 2007, and switched support to Mike Huckabee after his campaign ended.
  • // 2008 To 2009
    During the 2000s, he had starring roles in films such as 'Friends & Lovers', XChange', 'Protection', 'Dead Awake', 'Silent Warnings', 'Lost Treasure', 'Target, Six: The Mark Unleashed' and 'Shark in Venice'. He appeared on Donald Trump's 'Celebrity Apprentice' in 2008 and participated in the NBC reality show, 'I'm a Celebrity…Get Me out of Here!' in 2009.
  • // 2008 To 2016
    During the 2008 presidential election, he firmly supported John McCain and Sarah Palin and went as far as calling Barack Obama a "cultural terrorist", even threatening to leave US if he is elected. During the 2016 presidential election, he endorsed Republican candidate Donald Trump for the presidency.

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Stephen Baldwin's FAQ

  • What is Stephen Baldwin birthday?

    Stephen Baldwin was born at 1966-05-12

  • Where is Stephen Baldwin's birth place?

    Stephen Baldwin was born in Massapequa, Town of Oyster Bay, New York, United States

  • What is Stephen Baldwin nationalities?

    Stephen Baldwin's nationalities is American

  • Who is Stephen Baldwin spouses?

    Stephen Baldwin's spouses is Kennya Baldwin

  • Who is Stephen Baldwin siblings?

    Stephen Baldwin's siblings is Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin

  • Who is Stephen Baldwin childrens?

    Stephen Baldwin's childrens is Alaia Baldwin

  • How tall is Stephen Baldwin?

    Stephen Baldwin's height is 178

  • What is Stephen Baldwin's sun sign?

    Stephen Baldwin is Taurus

  • How famous is Stephen Baldwin?

    Stephen Baldwin is famouse as Actor

  • What is Stephen Baldwin's twitter?

    Stephen Baldwin's twitter is https://twitter.com/stephenbaldwin7