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Overview (4)

Date of Birth 5 October 1960Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
Birth NameDaniel R. Baldwin
Nickname Danny
Height 6' 2" (1.88 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Daniel Baldwin was born on October 5, 1960 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA as Daniel R. Baldwin. He is an actor and director, known for Vampires (1998), Homicide: Life on the Street (1993) and Born on the Fourth of July (1989). He has been married to Joanne Smith-Baldwin since July 28, 2007. They have two children. He was previously married to Elizabeth Baldwin and Cheryl Baldwin.

Spouse (3)

Joanne Smith-Baldwin (28 July 2007 - present) (2 children)
Elizabeth Baldwin (11 April 1990 - 1996) (divorced) (1 child)
Cheryl Baldwin (? - ?) (divorced) (1 child)

Trivia (25)

Admitted to hospital in "critical condition" after he was found in his hotel room suffering from a suspected drugs overdose. [February 1998]
Father of 5 children: Daughter Kahlea Baldwin (born 1985) with first wife, Cheryl Baldwin. Daughter Alexandra Baldwin (born 1994) with second wife, Elizabeth Baldwin. Son Atticus Baldwin (born 1996) from his relationship with Isabella Hofmann. Daughters Avis Ann Baldwin (born January 17, 2008) and Finley Rae Martineau Baldwin (born August 7, 2009) with current wife, Joanne Smith-Baldwin.
Lived with Isabella Hofmann (1995 - 2005).
Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.
Is often called "Danny" by family members.
Son, Atticus, was named after a character in Daniel's favorite movie To Kill a Mockingbird (1962)
Is the only one of the four Baldwin brothers to not receive a Razzie nomination.
Refused to appear on Saturday Night Live (1975) with his brothers for a "Family Feud" sketch. He was replaced by Tim Meadows, who was "the cousin".
Brother-in-law of Chynna Phillips.
An Estonian lifestyle magazine, "Heat", has a monthly movie column dedicated to him, entitled "Who is Daniel Baldwin?" which discusses and satirizes Hollywood's somewhat mediocre and B-list actors.
Had a very public relapse in 2005 on VH1's Celebrity Fit Club (2005), on which he erupted during filming. Daniel admitted to becoming addicted to pain medication and eventually left the show.
Shortly after landing his first solid acting job at the age of 29 on the sitcom Sydney (1990) in 1989, Daniel claimed he began using cocaine.
Daniel's father, Alexander Rae II, was a high school history teacher and head football coach at Massapequa High School. He died of lung cancer in 1983 at the age of 55.
Daniel describes his acting brothers as Alec being the big star, Stephen the born-again Christian, Billy the popular one with the girls, and he being the troublemaker.
Starting in December of 2006, Daniel allowed "Primetime" to follow his progress through drug rehabilitation, in order to shine a light on the mind of an addict and to share the personal issues that landed the 46-year-old into rehab for the ninth time.
He was the third child in a large Catholic family, of English, Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and German descent. His sister, Beth, was the oldest, then Alec and Daniel. Three years later, Billy was born, followed by Jane and, finally, Stephen.
Daniel and his new wife, Joanne Smith-Baldwin, became the parents of a girl, Avis Ann, on January 17, 2008, in Los Angeles. Avis Ann weighed in at 7 lbs. 10 oz. Daniel and Joanne met at a rehab facility where he was a patient and she worked as a chef at the treatment center.
He and his wife, Joanne Smith-Baldwin, are parents of a girl, named Finley Rae Martineau, born August 7, 2009 in Los Angeles.
Daniel stated in an interview that he grew up, and was friends, with the DeFeo children. The entire DeFeo family was murdered November 13, 1974 by the oldest son, Ronald DeFeo, inspiring the movie Amityville Horror.
Lives in Southern California.
Living in Lake Oswego, Oregon. [May 2010]
Lives in British Columbia, Canada with his wife and children. [December 2000]
Living with new girlfriend in Malibu, California. And expecting their first baby together. [July 2007]

Personal Quotes (20)

I don't really drink very much, although I have abused alcohol in the past.
I mean, it's a bit of a double-edged sword being a celebrity and being an actor as I'm sure you know. Your public laundry is constantly aired out and I thought that maybe I could do some good.
The addict will screw you over and lie to you and do all kinds of things.
I believe as a born-again Christian that once you've had a chance to drink from the well, it becomes your responsibility to replenish the well.
I've been sober now for a couple of years and I'm taking my sobriety very seriously - one day at a time and I am moving forward in my career.
Homicide is the best material I've had the chance to do.
At the end of the spectrum when you get to that 12th step, when you have that spiritual awakening we make ourselves available to help other people.
For me, for the type of addict I am, when I start getting those swirly thoughts and stuff, and they talk about slippery places, slippery people and slippery things, you know, I need to - I needed to take my cell phone and eliminate all the phone numbers, change the phone numbers so no one I knew before could call me or reach me.
I'd just turned 50, weighed 285, and my doctor had read me the riot act about my health.
If you ask me if I think I will be sober in 24 hours time I can say yes, but in two years I can't tell you. I could be dead.
There's the person that's the addict, and then there's the person that's who you are.
The one thing that disturbs me about Alec is that people don't realize that he's really funny.
My little son, Atticus, desperately needs his dad and I haven't been there for him... and that's sad.
I would never do another sitcom. It was so boring I wanted to pull my fingernails off.
I prefer to say that I am a beautiful person. But the addict is a horrible person.
It's difficult to talk about, you know, my inadequacies, my inability to stay sober when I'm a relatively bright man and I've had a lot of great blessings and a lot of great opportunities.
I tell people, if you really want me to look that good, why don't you cough up about $2 million more and hire Alec or Billy? If you want me to do it, this is what you get.
What this does for me emotionally, psychologically and spiritually - to look in the mirror and not be ashamed - has been very important in not relapsing.
I thought, 'My God, I'm gonna make $15,000 a week for 13 weeks.' What would I do with that kind of money? You know, I had never seen anything like that before in my life.
Where I am right now I'm pretty good at. You know, I understand that there's a problem. I'm addressing it. I'm doing the work that I have to do.

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