Stephen Baldwin is one of the most versatile actors who are equally adept at comedy and drama. Baldwin gained prominence as an opera singer during his teens. Thereafter, he opted for an acting career and trained at 'The American Academy of Dramatic Arts,' and made his scree appearance in the mid-80s. He made his film debut with 'The Prodigious Mr. Hickey' in 1987, followed by television appearances in 'Family Ties' and 'China Beach.'
Hubert Selby Jr.'s 1989 film, 'Last Exit to Brooklyn' gave momentum to his film career. After Mario Van Peebles' 1993 film 'Posse,' Baldwin appeared in the sex comedy, 'Threesome,' in 1994. Thereafter, his performance in '8 Seconds' and 'A Simple Twist of Fate' got him recognition. In the 1995 film, 'The Usual Suspects,' he received the best critical review of his career. This performance was followed by 1996 comedy films, 'Bio-Dome' and 'Fled.' He then tried his hand at action with the 1998 film, 'One Tough Cop' but the film did not help him much. After trying his hand at action, he transitioned into transition into thrillers with Scarred City (1999) and Mercy (2000).
In 2002, he appeared in the comedy sequel, 'Slap Shot 2: Breaking the Ice.'