Daniel Leroy Baldwin is an actor, producer, and director from the United States. He has appeared in both films and television series. In 1988, he made his acting debut in a television movie. In the early 1990s, he acted in a number of films before returning to television. ‘Ned Blessing: The True Story of My Life,’ ‘Mulholland Falls,’ ‘Vampires,’ ‘The Pandora Project,’ ‘Stealing Candy,’ ‘Paparazzi,’ and ‘Grey Garden’ are some of his most well-known films. Baldwin has also appeared on a number of reality shows, such as ‘Big Brother.’ He has been addicted to cocaine since 1989 and has been arrested numerous times. His drug troubles worsened over time, wreaking havoc on his reputation. Baldwin was arrested for stealing a car in 2006, but the charges were dropped, and he was released. He appeared on the reality show ‘Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew,’ but departed halfway through owing to inappropriate behavior with one of the contestants. He has three brothers and two sisters, all of whom are professional actors who have been in a lot of films.
Childhood and Adolescence
Daniel Baldwin was born in the town of Massapequa, New York, on October 5, 1960. Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr. and Carol Newcomb are his parents. The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care Center was founded by Baldwin’s mother, a breast cancer survivor.
Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr., his father, was a high school history and social studies teacher as well as a football coach. Baldwin’s ancestry includes a mix of English, Scottish, Irish, French-Canadian, and German.
Alec Baldwin, William Baldwin, and Stephen Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin’s three brothers, are all well-known actors. Beth Baldwin Kuchler and Jane Baldwin Sasso are his sisters. Daniel is the younger of the two brothers.
Baldwin graduated from Massapequa’s Alfred G.Berner High School in 1979. He was a basketball and football player in high school. McKenna Junior High School was also his alma mater.
The Career of Daniel
Daniel Baldwin made his acting debut in the 1988 television film ‘Too Good to Be True,’ which was based on Ben Ames Williams’ novel ‘Leave Her to Heaven.’ Following that, he began performing in films such as 1989’s ‘Born on the Fourth of July,’ 1991’s ‘Harley Davidson and the Marlboro Man,’ and 1992’s ‘Hero.’
Baldwin returned to television in 1990, starring alongside Matthew Perry in the sitcom “Sydney.” However, the sitcom only lasted one season, which consisted of 13 episodes.
Baldwin returned to television in 1993, starring in the Baltimore-based cop show ‘Homicide: Life on the Street.’ Despite positive reviews and praise for his work, Baldwin quit the show after three seasons in 1995. Later in the show, his character was killed off.
Returning to television, he appeared in films such as “Attack of the 50-Foot Woman,” “Family of Cops,” and “Twisted Desire.” He appeared in films like ‘Mulholland Falls’ and ‘Trees Lounge’ in 1996.
Baldwin landed a role in the romantic comedy film ‘It Had to Be You’re in 1998, but after his arrest for cocaine possession, he was replaced by Michael Rispoli.
Baldwin had cameo cameos in a couple of episodes of ‘The Sopranos’ and in the 2000 direct-to-video film ‘Homicide: The Movie.’ He also appeared in the TV movies “Anonymous Rex” (2004) and “Our Fathers” (2005), as well as a few low-budget films including “Sidekick” (2005) and “Moola” (2006).
In 2008, he portrayed Julius Krug in the award-winning HBO film ‘Grey Gardens,’ which was based on the documentary. He also appeared on tryTV’s ‘The Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest’ that year.
Daniel Baldwin starred in the breast cancer docu-drama ‘1 a minute’ in 2010. The documentary was inspired by
breast cancer survivors’ struggles. Namrata Singh Gujral directed the film, which featured a few celebrities as well as breast cancer survivors.
His Television Reality
In his career, Daniel Baldwin has appeared in a number of reality shows. In 2005, he appeared on VH1’s ‘Celebrity Fit Club,’ a show in which obese celebrities battle to reduce weight.
Baldwin was a guest star on VH1’s reality show “Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew” in 2008, however, he quit after the fourth episode.
His exit from the competition was later revealed to be due to his misconduct with a fellow contestant.
He appeared alongside his brother Stephen Baldwin in the reality show “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!” in June 2009.
In 2014, he also made an appearance on the first episode of ‘Celebrity Wife Swap.’ He entered the ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ house in 2015 and was evicted after nine days. He was the first housemate to be kicked out because his fellow residents thought he was arrogant.
Daniel’s Major Projects
Daniel Baldwin is best known for playing Detective Beau Felton in the television series “Homicide: Life on the Street.” From 1993 through 1999, the show was a huge hit, lasting seven seasons. Baldwin’s performance as a hard-nosed macho guy was well received.
Achievements & Awards
For his portrayal in ‘The Wisdom to Know the Difference,’ Daniel Baldwin earned the Burbank International Film Festival Award for Best Actor in 2014. The film, which he also directed, won the Audience Award for Best Feature
Film at the San Antonio Film Festival.
For his film ‘Helen Alone,’ he won Best Supporting Actor at the Madrid International Film Festival in 2014.
Arrests & Addiction
Baldwin was jailed for cocaine possession in 1998 after being discovered running nude through the halls of New York’s Plaza Hotel. He then pleaded guilty and received a three-month sentence in drug rehab.
In April 2006, he was detained again in a motel in Santa Monica for drug paraphernalia possession. He crashed his rental Ford Thunderbird after running a red light in West L.A. on July 19, 2006. He was arrested after suffering a few back and neck injuries.
Baldwin was arrested on November 7, 2006, according to a few media accounts, after reportedly stealing a white GMC Yukon SUV. He was arrested and his bail was set at $20,000 when he was transported to jail. Eventually, the allegations against him were dropped.
The Orange County Superior Court issued an arrest warrant against him in 2007 after he failed to appear for an arraignment on the auto-theft accusation.
Baldwin was shooting a film in Detroit at the time but ultimately pled not guilty to the accusations.
Personal History and Legacy
Cheryl Baldwin was Daniel Baldwin’s first wife, and they had a daughter, Kahlea, in 1984. He married Elizabeth, an actress, in 1990, and they had Alexandra, their daughter, in 1994. In 1996, he divorced Elizabeth.
Baldwin was romantically connected with Isabella Hofmann, his ‘Homicide: Life on the Street’ co-star, in the 1990s. In July 1996, their son Atticus was born, and he was named after one of Baldwin’s favorite characters from the novel “To Kill a Mockingbird.” Autism is a condition that Atticus has.
He married Joanne Smith, a former British model, with whom he had a daughter, Avis Ann, in 2008. Finely Rae Martineau, their second daughter, was born in 2009. Joanne filed for divorce in 2012. Baldwin married an entrepreneur, Robin Sue Hertz Hempel, two years later in 2014.
Estimated Net worth
Daniel Baldwin has a net worth of $600Thousand. Daniel Baldwin is an American actor, producer, and director. Daniel Baldwin is the second-oldest of the Baldwin brothers, with four brothers in total.
Daniel Baldwin is the only one of the four Baldwin brothers who has not received a Razzie Award nomination.
An Estonian lifestyle magazine ‘Heat’ has dedicated a monthly column to him titled ‘Who is Daniel Baldwin?’ which talks about Hollywood’s mediocre B-list actors.