Alec Baldwin

BirthDay:

03 Apr 1958

BirthPlace:

Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA

BirthName:

Alexander Rae Baldwin III

Bio:

Raven-haired, suavely handsome and prolific actor Alec Baldwin was born on April 3, 1958 in Massapequa, New York, and is the oldest, and easily the best-known, of the four Baldwin brothers in the acting business (the others are Stephen Baldwin, William Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin).

Baldwin is the son of Carol Newcomb (Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., who was a high school teacher and football coach. He is of English, Irish, French, Scottish, and German descent.

Alec burst onto the TV scene in the early 1980s with appearances on several series, including The Doctors (1963) and Knots Landing (1979), before scoring feature film roles in Forever, Lulu (1987), Beetlejuice (1988), Working Girl (1988), Married to the Mob (1988) and Talk Radio (1988). In 1990, Baldwin appeared in the first on-screen adaptation of the "Jack Ryan" character created by mega-selling espionage author, Tom Clancy. The film, The Hunt for Red October (1990), was a box office and critical success, with Baldwin appearing alongside icy Sean Connery. Unfortunately, Baldwin fell out with Paramount Studios over future scripts for "Jack Ryan", and subsequent Ryan roles went to Harrison Ford.

Baldwin instead went to Broadway to perform "A Streetcar Named Desire", garnering a Tony nomination for his portrayal of "Stanley Kowalski" (he would reprise the role in a 1995 TV adaptation). Baldwin won over critics as a lowlife thief pursued by dogged cop Fred Ward in Miami Blues (1990), met his future wife Kim Basinger while filming the Neil Simon comedy, The Marrying Man (1991), starred in the film adaptation of the play, Prelude to a Kiss (1992) (in which he starred off-Broadway), and made an indelible ten-minute cameo as a hard-nosed real estate executive laying down the law in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992). He also made a similar tour-de-force monologue in the thriller, Malice (1993), as a doctor defending his practices, in which he stated, "Let me tell you something: I am God".

Demand for Baldwin's talents in the 1990s saw more scripts swiftly come his way, and he starred alongside his then-wife, Kim Basinger, in a remake of the Steve McQueen action flick, The Getaway (1994), brought to life the famous comic strip character, The Shadow (1994), and starred as an assistant district attorney in the civil rights drama, Ghosts of Mississippi (1996). Baldwin's distinctive vocal talents then saw him voice US-aired episodes of the highly popular UK children's show, Thomas & Friends (1984), plus later voice-only contributions to other animated/children's shows, including Clerks (2000), Cats & Dogs (2001), Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) and The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004).

In the early 2000s, Baldwin and Basinger endured an acrimonious break-up that quickly became tabloid fodder but, while his divorce was high-profile, Baldwin excelled in a number of lower-profile supporting roles in a variety of films, including State and Main (2000), Pearl Harbor (2001), The Cooler (2003) (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Supporting Actor), The Aviator (2004), Along Came Polly (2004) and The Departed (2006). As he was excelling as a consummate character actor, Baldwin found a second career in television comedy. Already known for his comedic turns hosting Saturday Night Live (1975), he essayed an extended guest role on Will & Grace (1998) in 2005 before taking on what would arguably become his most famous role, that of network executive "Jack Donaghy", opposite Tina Fey in the highly-acclaimed sitcom, 30 Rock (2006). The role brought Baldwin two Emmy Awards, three Golden Globes, and an unprecedented six Screen Actors Guild Awards (not including cast wins).

Continuing to appear in films as 30 Rock (2006) wrapped up its final season, Baldwin remarried in 2012 to Hilaria Baldwin (aka Hilaria Lynn Thomas), and is rumored to be considering political office.
Filmography

Actor ( 221 credits )

Arctic Justice: Thunder Squad (2018) (voice)
Downsizing (2017)
The Boss Baby (2017) (voice)
Caught Stealing (2017) Roman
Shock and Awe (2017) John Walcott
Broadway: Beyond the Golden Age (2017) Himself
Rules Don't Apply (2016) Bob Mayhew
Paris Can Wait (2016)
Back in the Day (2016) Gino Fratelli
Drunk Parents (2016)
Match Game (2016)  Himself - Host (unknown episodes)
Andron (2015)
Concussion (2015) Dr. Julian Bailes
Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation (2015)
Quick Reviews with Maverick (2015)  Blake (archive footage) (1 episode, 2016)
The Jim Gaffigan Show (2015)  Alec Baldwin (1 episode, 2015)
Best Time Ever with Neil Patrick Harris (2015)  Himself - Guest Announcer (1 episode, 2015)
The Greg Gutfeld Show (2015)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Still Alice (2014) Dr. John Howland
Torrente 5 (2014)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee: Single Shot (2014)  Himself (3 episodes, 2014)
Teachers Lounge (2014)  Public Address Announcer
Seduced and Abandoned (2013) Himself
Blue Jasmine (2013) Hal
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) Himself
AmeriQua (2013) Mr. Edwards
Con Amore: A Passion for Rome (The Making of To Rome with Love) (2013) Himself / 'John'
Up Late with Alec Baldwin (2013)  Himself - Host (6 episodes, 2013)
A Night of Exploration (2013)  Himself
Media Buzz (2013)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2015)
Rise of the Guardians (2012) North (voice)
To Rome with Love (2012) John
Rock of Ages (2012) Dennis Dupree
IC Places Hollywood (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Vivir de cine (2012)  Himself (1 episode, 2012)
Welcome to the Basement (2012)  Frederick J. Frenger Jr. / ... (archive footage) (3 ep
Hick (2011) Beau
The 2011 Comedy Awards (2011) Himself
Piers Morgan Tonight (2011)  Himself (3 episodes, 2012)
A Football Life (2011)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2012)
America in Primetime (2011)  Himself (2 episodes, 2011)
Plastiki and the Material of the Future (2011) Narrator (voice)
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story (2010) Jack Donaghy (archive footage)
The Last Play at Shea (2010) Narrator (voice)
Teenage Paparazzo (2010) Himself
Conan (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Hollywood's Top Ten (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Celebrity Tennis (2010)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Marriage Ref (2010)  Himself - Panelist (2 episodes, 2010)
It's Complicated (2009) Jake Adler
My Sister's Keeper (2009) Campbell Alexander
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009)  Himself / ... (9 episodes, 2009-2013)
The 7PM Project (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
The Jeffrey Henderson Show (2009)  Himself (1 episode, 2010)
Good Night Chicago Show (2009)  Himself
Lymelife (2008) Mickey Bartlett
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa (2008) Makunga (voice)
My Best Friend's Girl (2008) Professor Turner
Séries express (2008)  Himself (1 episode, 2009)
Baseball's Golden Age (2008)  Narrator
A President to Remember (2008) Himself - Narrator
Karl Rove, I Love You (2007) Himself
Brooklyn Rules (2007) Caesar
Suburban Girl (2007) Archie Knox
Chelsea Lately (2007)  John (1 episode, 2012)
The Dame Edna Treatment (2007)  Himself - Special Guest (1 episode, 2007)
Planet Carnivore (2007)  Narrator (4 episodes, 2007)
Wind (2007) Narrator
The Good Shepherd (2006) Sam Murach
Running with Scissors (2006) Norman Burroughs
The Departed (2006) Ellerby
Mini's First Time (2006) Martin
30 Rock (2006)  Jack Donaghy / ... (139 episodes, 2006-2013)
CMT Giants (2006)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
America's Game: The Superbowl Champions (2006)  Himself - Narrator (1 episode, 2006)
Running with Arnold (2006) Himself - Narrator
Fun with Dick and Jane (2005) Jack McCallister
Elizabethtown (2005) Phil Devoss
I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (2005) Narrator (voice)
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005)  Himself (2 episodes, 2006-2008)
20 to 1 (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Too Late with Adam Carolla (2005)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Howard Stern on Demand (2005)  Himself (5 episodes, 2006-2007)
The Aviator (2004) Juan Trippe
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (2004) Dennis (voice)
The Last Shot (2004) Joe Devine
Double Dare (2004) Himself (uncredited)
Along Came Polly (2004) Stan Indursky
The Apprentice (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2008)
At the Movies (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2013)
The Jane Pauley Show (2004)  Himself - Fundraiser Interview (1 episode, 2004)
Omg! Insider (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
The Tony Danza Show (2004)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Brighter Days (2003) Himself
The Cat in the Hat (2003) Quinn
The Cooler (2003) Shelly Kaplow
Shortcut to Happiness (2003) Jabez Stone
Nip/Tuck (2003)  Dr. Barrett Moore (1 episode, 2004)
Las Vegas (2003)  Jack Keller (2 episodes, 2004)
Jimmy Kimmel Live! (2003)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2005-2008)
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Real Time with Bill Maher (2003)  Himself (5 episodes, 2003-2009)
Walking with Cavemen (2003)  Narrator (USA version) (4 episodes, 2003)
The Sharon Osbourne Show (2003)  Himself (3 episodes, 2003-2004)
I Love the '70s (2003)  Himself (unknown episodes)
Famous (2003)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (2003) Himself
Thomas and Friends: Thomas's Snowy Surprise (2003) Narrator
Sean Connery, an Intimate Portrait (2002) Himself
The Adventures of Pluto Nash (2002) M.Z.M (uncredited)
Player$ (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Tinseltown TV (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Barefoot Contessa (2002)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Big Urban Myth Show (2002)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2003)
Thomas and Friends: Races Rescues and Runaways (2002) Narrator
The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) Narrator (voice)
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (2001) Captain Gray Edwards (voice)
Cats & Dogs (2001) Butch (voice)
Pearl Harbor (2001) Lt. Col. James Doolittle
The Fairly OddParents (2001)  Future Timmy (1 episode, 2004)
Dinner for Five (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Primetime Glick (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
History vs. Hollywood (2001)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
State and Main (2000) Bob Barrenger
Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000) Mr. Conductor
The Acting Class (2000) Himself
Clerks (2000)  Leonardo Leonardo (5 episodes, 2000-2001)
Outside Providence (1999) Old Man Dunphy
Scout's Honor (1999) Todd Fitter
Notting Hill (1999) Jeff King (uncredited)
The Confession (1999) Roy Bleakie
Thick as Thieves (1999) Mackin
The Directors (1999)  Himself (1 episode)
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999)  Himself (1 episode, 2000)
Law & Order: Special Victims Unit (1999)  Jimmy MacArthur (1 episode, 2014)
Storytime with Thomas (1999)  Narrator (Thomas segments) (unknown episodes)
The Democratic Promise (1999) Narrator
Mercury Rising (1998) Nick Kudrow
Will & Grace (1998)  Malcolm (6 episodes, 2005)
Hollywood Squares (1998)  Himself - Center Square (30 episodes, 2002-2004)
The Edge (1997) Robert Green
The View (1997)  Himself (5 episodes, 2004-2013)
Johnny Bravo (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Corazón de... (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
HARDtalk (1997)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Ghosts of Mississippi (1996) Bobby DeLaughter
Heaven's Prisoners (1996) Dave Robicheaux
The Juror (1996) Teacher
The Rosie O'Donnell Show (1996)  Himself (12 episodes, 1997-2002)
The O'Reilly Factor (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2008)
Raw Footage (1996)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1997)
The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (1996)  Himself (3 episodes, 2001-2004)
AMC: Film Preservation Classics (1996)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 1996)
E! True Hollywood Story (1996)  Himself (archive footage) (1 episode, 2006)
Looking for Richard (1996) Himself / Duke of Clarence
Two Bits (1995) Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
MADtv (1995)  Himself (1 episode, 2003)
Private Screenings (1995)  Himself - Host (1 episode, 2014)
Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick (1995) Himself / Narrator
The Shadow (1994) Lamont Cranston / The Shadow
The Getaway (1994) Carter 'Doc' McCoy
Friends (1994)  Parker (2 episodes, 2002)
Inside the Actors Studio (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-2007)
Extra (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 2014)
Howard Stern (1994)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-2003)
Dennis Miller Live (1994)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
Malice (1993) Dr. Jed Hill
Late Show with David Letterman (1993)  Himself / ... (26 episodes, 1993-2013)
Intimate Portrait (1993)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2002)
Politically Incorrect (1993)  Himself (1 episode, 2002)
The Crusaders (1993)  Himself (1994)
Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993)  Himself (9 episodes, 1993-2008)
Glengarry Glen Ross (1992) Blake
Prelude to a Kiss (1992) Peter Hoskins
The Larry Sanders Show (1992)  Alec Baldwin (1 episode, 1993)
HBO First Look (1992)  Himself (4 episodes, 2001-2009)
This Hour Has 22 Minutes (1992)  Himself (1 episode, 2004)
Gomorron (1992)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2001-2010)
Earth and the American Dream (1992) Reader (voice)
The Marrying Man (1991) Charley Pearl
Charlie Rose (1991)  Himself - Guest / ... (6 episodes, 1995-2013)
DAS! (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2011)
Días de cine (1991)  Himself (1 episode, 2014)
Alice (1990) Ed
Miami Blues (1990) Frederick J. Frenger Jr.
The Hunt for Red October (1990) Jack Ryan
Tong Tana - En resa till Borneos inre (1989) Narrator (English version)
Great Balls of Fire! (1989) Jimmy Swaggart
The Simpsons (1989)  Himself / ... (3 episodes, 1998-2005)
Talk Radio (1988) Dan
Working Girl (1988) Mick Dugan
Married to the Mob (1988) 'Cucumber' Frank de Marco
Beetlejuice (1988) Adam Maitland
She's Having a Baby (1988) Davis McDonald
Live with Kelly and Michael (1988)  Himself - Guest / ... (4 episodes, 2004-2013)
Inside Edition (1988)  Himself (2 episodes, 2013-2014)
Forever, Lulu (1987) Buck
Biography (1987)  Himself (3 episodes, 2004-2007)
The Oprah Winfrey Show (1986)  Himself (1 episode, 2005)
Dress Gray (1986)  Rysam 'Ry' Slaight (2 episodes, 1986)
American Masters (1985)  Himself (1 episode, 2007)
Larry King Live (1985)  Himself (3 episodes, 2005-2008)
Gran premio internazionale della TV (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1988)
Thomas & Friends (1984)  US Narrator / ... (76 episodes, 1998-2003)
Showbiz Today (1984)  Himself (1 episode, 1996)
Hotel (1983)  Dennis Medford (1 episode, 1985)
Cutter to Houston (1983)  Dr. Hal Wexler (9 episodes, 1983)
Late Night with David Letterman (1982)  Himself (1 episode, 1982)
Entertainment Tonight (1981)  Himself (33 episodes, 2005-2014)
Knots Landing (1979)  Joshua Rush (41 episodes, 1984-1986)
Hollywood Greats (1977)  Himself (1 episode, 2006)
Live from Lincoln Center (1976)  Himself / ... (2 episodes, 2010-2011)
La nuit des Césars (1976)  Himself (1 episode, 1994)
Saturday Night Live (1975)  Himself - Host / ... (25 episodes, 1990-2013)
Great Performances (1971)  Luther Billis (1 episode, 2006)
60 Minutes (1968)  Himself - Actor (segment "Alec Baldwin") / ... (3 epis
The Doctors (1963)  Billy Allison Aldrich (1980-1982) (unknown episodes)
Today (1952)  Himself (2 episodes, 1994-2005)
Aloha (0)
Blind (0) Bill Oakland

Producer ( 12 credits )

Match Game (2016) executive producer (unknown episodes)
Compared to What: The Improbable Journey of Barney Frank (2014) executive producer
Seduced and Abandoned (2013) producer
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me (2013) executive producer
Lymelife (2008) producer
30 Rock (2006) producer (95 episodes, 2008-2013)
Shortcut to Happiness (2003) producer
State and Main (2000) executive producer
The Confession (1999) producer
Heaven's Prisoners (1996) executive producer
Raw Footage (1996) producer (4 episodes, 1996)
Blind (0) executive producer

Writer ( 1 credit )

Law & Order (1990) (1 episode, 1998)

Director ( 1 credit )

Shortcut to Happiness (2003) (as Harry Kirkpatrick)