was born on October 5, 1960. He is an
American actor, producer and director. He is one of the "Baldwin
brothers", with brothers William, Stephen and Alec.
Daniel Baldwin was born in Massapequa, Long Island, New York to
an Irish American Catholic family with distant French roots.
Daniel was divorced from Cheryl Baldwin with whom he had a
daughter by the name of Kahlea who was born in 1985, and actress
Elizabeth Baldwin (1990 - 1996) with whom he had two daughters.
He is presently married to actress Isabella Hofmann, and they
have one child, a son by the name of Atticus who was born on 13
July 1996. Atticus was named after the character in Daniel's
favorite movie To Kill a Mockingbird from 1962.
Besides his three famous actor brothers, Alec, Stephen, and
William, Daniel has a sister named Jane Sasso and a sister named
Elizabeth Keuchler. He is also the cousin of actor Joseph
Baldwin. His mother, Carol Martineau Baldwin, is a breast cancer
survivor and the founder of the Carol M. Baldwin Breast Care
Center of the University Hospital and Medical Center at Stony
From 1993 to 1995, Daniel Baldwin was a regular on the cast of
the television series Homicide: Life on the Street. His wife,
Isabella Hofmann, also acted in the series.
In 2005, Daniel Baldwin was featured in VH1's Celebrity Fit
Club, a reality show in which overweight celebrities compete to
see who can shed the most pounds. Baldwin is the team captain of
"The Eastsiders," which also features rapper Biz Markie,
plus-size model Mia Tyler, and actor Joe Gannascoli (or, in
Biz's words, "Joe Scanoli").
Daniel Baldwin leads his team by example, and is known for
devising crafty schemes to sabotage the weight-loss efforts of
the members of the opposing team, "Ralphie's Angels", later "the
FB'" captained by Judge Mablean Ephriam from Divorce Court,
later Ralphie May.
Baldwin's own health habits are the subject of much debate. On
the show, Baldwin claims to have "been sober now for a number of
years," but rumors persist that he was spotted severely
inebriated in Cambridge, Massachusetts, as recently as last year
Whilst on Fit Club Baldwin became addicted to painkillers and
later walked in late to the 6th weigh-in under the influence a
fact he later admitted to three months after the recording of
the final weigh-in he failed to attend.
Daniel Baldwin has also recently starred in the science
fiction/mystery series Anonymous Rex, based on the novels of
- Daniel Baldwin spent two weeks in Anacapa by the Sea in
mid-early 1994, for a problem with cocaine.
- Daniel was admitted to a hospital in "critical
condition" after he was found in his hotel room suffering
from a suspected drugs overdose on 2 February 1998
- Daniel refused to appear on Saturday Night Live with his
brothers for a Family Feud sketch. He was replaced by Tim
Meadows, who was "the cousin".
- Police sources tell that Daniel was arrested on April
22, 2006, after cops received a call that a woman had been
threatened at the Ocean Park Motel in Santa Monica.
Entertainment media site TMZ reports that police uncovered
cocaine and arrested two men, one of which was Daniel
Baldwin. Bail was set at $10,000.00.