David Baker Wiki-Bio, age, divorce, wife, kids, net worth.

When it comes to creating weapons, there simply isn’t anyone like David Baker. A world-renowned swordsmith, David specializes in creating some of the world’s rarest-edged weapons. Unlike most of his counterparts, David is always looking to challenge himself. All he wants is to hone his skill and knowledge to the utmost. This is also why museums are an absolute treat for David. Every time he sets an eye on a weapon, David is intrigued by its technique. For him, every weapon is a teacher. In this article, we will take a closer look at the biography of David Baker.

Who is David Lain Baker?

David Lain Baker is an American actor, reality television personality, swordsmith, and propmaker. He rose to fame following his appeareances as a judge on History Channel shows “Forged in Fire.” He also worked as a propmaker on the set of movies such as “Dragonball Evolution” (2009), “Beowulf” (2007), and “Legion” (2010).

Forged in Fire star David Baker
Forged in Fire star David Baker

An authority on weapon-making:

As evident in the reality TV series Forged in Fire, David’s skills are not just for show. The expert swordsmith is one of the best guys in the business. Since he first set his hand on a blade in the 1980s, David has always challenged his scholarship of weaponry by researching forgotten techniques and examining world-class collections. Every time David crafts a blade, he makes sure that it is as close and as functional as the original. Over the years, David has made rare blades that cannot be found outside a museum. Even though his knowledge extends that of an average swordsmith, Dave specializes in making exact replicas of the Samurai Swords.

Life Before Forged in Fire:

Even though David has always been a Swordsmith, he first started his career as an actor. He moved to Hollywood in 1980 and landed his first role in the TV show Call To Glory. Fed up with few appearances as an actor, David decided to pursue prop making. His props closely mirrored the original which made David one of the best guys in the business. David has worked as a prop maker for over two decades.

Over the years, David started working in Westland Weekend and was also featured in the TV series, Deadliest Warrior, this was back in 2011 when David faced off against, Joan of Arc. David landed his breakthrough role in 2015 when he was invited to be a part of the reality TV series, Forged in Fire. While David is an expert on the process of weapon-making, he mostly judges them on their historical accuracy and aesthetic beauty.

Forged in Fire began airing on the 22nd of July 2015 and has nine seasons as of 2022. David also appeared as a judge in the spin-off “Forged in Fire: Beat the Judges” which premiered on June 3, 2020, alongside J.NeilsonDoug MarcaidaBen Abbott on the Judge panel, and Wil Willis as a host.

Inspiring people:

Even though the art of making weapons has been rendered obsolete over the years, David is still proud of it. Taking words from David’s page,

“What I love about swords, knives, weapons in general especially the historical pieces are they are deadly work of art. I got a great job in the world. I do what I love to do. One of the best things about my job is receiving messages on social media from a father who is saying their daughter wants to be on Forge and build knives. We as a show get to inspire somebody that’s the magic, that’s the best part of this job.”

Movies & TV shows:

According to IMDb, David Baker has appeared in several TV shows and movies as an actor and a weapons expert. Some of his credits include:

  • Dragonball Evolution (2009) as a weapons master
  • Beowulf (2007) as a weapons master
  • St. Elmo’s Fire (1985) as Jules’ date
  • Call to Glory (1984-1985) as Airman Tom Bonelli
  • Forged in Fire (2015-present) as himself
  • The Hunted (2015) as Harry
  • Deadliest Warrior (2009-2011) as a weapons expert and himself

Net Worth:

David Baker the swordsmith, actor, prop maker and historical bladesmith has a net worth of $427K as of 2023.

Personal Life:

First wife & divorce:

David Baker took his wedding nuptials in the late ’80s. He married Carrie Stewart a graduate of UCLA. During the time of marriage, both were indulged in the television industry, David worked as an actor while Carrie was a writer for television. The couple had their first and only child Casey Lain Baker in April 1988. After a rough patch in the marriage, the pair went separate ways in the ’90s however. Carrie took custody of their son Casey Baker who is a musician now.

After the divorce, David and Carry stayed on good terms. As for the relationship part, Carrie met her future husband Nicolas Nolan in 1998 and two years later in 2000, the pair exchanged the wedding vow. Carrie now goes by the name Carrie Stewart Nolan.

Second Marriage:

On the other hand, David Baker found love with Nancy MacKay Valentine. Nancy is a California native who attended South Mecklenburg High School.  Like David, Nancy is also a divorcee and had a son Mike Valentine from her previous relationship. Before getting together David and Nancy were friends for a long time.

David and Nancy have not given birth to any children during their time together. For more updates on David Baker’s current partner, you can check out her Facebook account which goes by the name Nancy MacKay Valentine.

Body Traits:

Embodying a long white mustache and goatee,  David Baker has a big body build with a height of about 5 feet 9 inches. David was born with natural black hair which has turned grey and white with progressing old age. His eyes are grey. He also has a long white mustache and goatee. He usually wears a black leather jacket, a black t-shirt, jeans and boots when he appears on the show. He also wears glasses and a hat sometimes.

Social media Presence:

David Lain Baker has a social media presence on Facebook and Instagram. He has a Facebook page called David Baker Weaponsmaker where he posts about his weapons, his work on Forged in Fire, and his personal life. He has over 242K followers on Facebook as of April 2023. He also has an Instagram account @bakersblacde where he has over 242K followers. He shares similar content on Instagram as he does on Facebook.

Likes and Interests:

David Lain Baker the swordsmith has many likes and interests related to his profession and passion. He likes to make historical and theatrical weapons and props for films and museums. He also likes to study weapons history and learn about different cultures and techniques. He is interested in samurai swords, submachine guns, axes, knives, and other bladed weapons. He also likes to share his work and knowledge on social media platforms like Facebook and Instagram. He is a fan of Star Wars, Game of Thrones, and The Office.

Wiki/Bio Facts:

David Baker was born David Lain Baker on June 12, 1962, in Long Beach, California, United States. He is American and belongs to the Caucasian ethnicity. His star sign is Gemini.

Name David Lain baker
Age 60 Yeas old
Birth Date June 12, 1962
Birth Place Long Beach, California, United States
Nationality American
Ethnicity Caucasian
Zodiac Gemini
Religion Christian
Gender Male
Sexuality Straight
Relationship Status Committed
Marital Status Divorced
First Wife Carrie Stewart
Current Spouse/Partner Nancy MacKay Valentine
Children Casey Lain Baker
Profession Actor, Propmaker, Swordsmith, Reality Competition Judge
Net Worth $427K
Height About 5 feet 9 inches
Weight N/A
Hair Color White
Eye Color Grey
Weight N/A

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