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Baldwin, Alec 1958–

Baldwin, Alec 1958–


Full name, Alexander Rae Baldwin III; born April 3, 1958, in Massapequa (some sources say Amityville), NY; son of Alexander Rae, Jr. (a high school social studies teacher and football coach) and Carol Newcomb (maiden name, Martineau) Baldwin; brother of William, Stephen, and Daniel Baldwin (all actors); cousin of Joseph Baldwin (an actor); married Kim Basinger (an actress), August 19, 1993 (divorced, February, 2002); children: Ireland Eliesse (known as Addie). Education: New York University, B.A., 1993; attended George Washington University, 1976–79, and New York University, 1979–80; trained for the stage at Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute with Marcia Haufrecht and Geoffrey Horne; also studied with Mira Rostova. Politics: Democrat. Religion: Roman Catholic. Avocational Interests: Cuban cigars.

Addresses: Agent—Creative Artists Agency, 9830 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. OfficeEl Dorado Pictures, 725 Arizona Ave., Suite 100, Santa Monica, CA 90401.

Career: Actor, director, producer, and writer. El Dorado Pictures, Santa Monica, CA, principal; provided voices for television and radio commercials, including Chevrolet cars and trucks, 1995, Northwest Airlines, 1997, Disney World, 2003, Subaru, 2004, MTV, 2004, Iridium, General Electric, Sony, and AIG Auto Insurance; previously worked as a waiter and doorman at Studio 54, New York City, and as a lifeguard, gas station attendant, shirt salesman, driver, and landscaper. Creative Coalition, president; political fund-raiser.

Member: Actors' Equity Association, Screen Actors Guild, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists.

Awards, Honors: Acting scholarship for Tisch School of the Arts, New York University, 1980; Soap Opera Digest Award, outstanding new actor in a prime time serial, 1985, Soap Opera Digest Award nominations, best actor in a leading role on a prime time serial and outstanding villain on a prime time serial, 1986, all for Knots Landing; Theatre World Award, best performance, 1986, for Loot; Obie Award, best performance, Village Voice, and Drama Desk Award nomination, best actor in a play, 1990, both for Prelude to a Kiss; Antoinette Perry Award nomination, best performance by a leading actor in a play, 1992, for A Streetcar Named Desire; Valladolid International Film Festival Award, best actor, 1992, for Glengarry Glenn Ross; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding lead actor in a miniseries or a special, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries, all 1996, for "A Streetcar Named Desire," CBS Playhouse 90s; American Comedy Award nomination, funniest male guest appearance in a television series, 1999, for Saturday Night Live; Sierra Award nomination, best supporting actor, Las Vegas Film Critics Society, 2000, for Outside Providence; Maverick Tribute Award, Cinequest San Jose Film Festival, 2000; Emmy Award nomination (with others), outstanding miniseries, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a television movie or miniseries, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a miniseries or motion picture made for television, Gemini Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a leading role in a dramatic program or miniseries, Academy of Canadian Cinema and Television, Gemini Award (with others), best dramatic miniseries, 2001, all for Nuremberg; National Board of Review Award (with others), best acting by an ensemble, 2000, Online Film Critics Society Award (with others), best ensemble cast performance, Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 2001, all for State and Main; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding supporting actor in a miniseries or a movie, 2002, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a series, miniseries, or motion picture made for television, 2003, both for Path to War; National Board of Review Award, best supporting actor, 2003, Academy Award nomination, best actor in a supporting role, Vancouver Film Critics Circle Award, best supporting actor, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination, outstanding performance by a male actor in a supporting role, Golden Satellite Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role—drama, International Press Academy, Online Film Critics Society Award nomination, best supporting actor, Golden Globe Award nomination, best performance by an actor in a supporting role in a motion picture, Dallas-Fort Worth Film Critics Association Award, best supporting actor, Broadcast Film Critics Association Award nomination, best supporting actor, 2004, all for The Cooler; Montclair State University, honorary doctorate of letters, 2004; Emmy Award nomination, outstanding guest actor in a comedy series, 2005, for Will & Grace; Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding performance by a cast in a motion picture, 2005, for The Aviator; Golden Starfish Award, Hamptons International Film Festival, 2005, for career achievement.


Film Appearances:

Buck, Forever, Lulu (also known as Crazy Streets), TriStar, 1987.

Adam Maitland, Beetlejuice, Warner Bros., 1988.

Mick Dugan, Working Girl, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1988.

Davis McDonald, She's Having a Baby, Paramount, 1988.

Frank "The Cucumber" DeMarco, Married to the Mob, Orion, 1988.

Dan, Talk Radio, Universal, 1988.

Jimmy Lee Swaggart, Great Balls of Fire, Orion, 1989.

(English version) Narrator, Tong Tana—En resa till Borneos inre (documentary; also known as Tong Tana and Tong Tana—Das verlorene paradies), First Run Features, 1989.

Frederick J. "Junior" Frenger, Miami Blues, Orion, 1990.

Jack Ryan, The Hunt for Red October, Paramount, 1990.

Ed, Alice, Orion, 1990.

Charley Pearl, The Marrying Man (also known as Too Hot to Handle), Buena Vista, 1991.

Blake, Glengarry Glen Ross, New Line, 1992.

Peter Hoskins, Prelude to a Kiss, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1992.

Dr. Jed Hill, Malice, Columbia, 1993.

Lamont Cranston, The Shadow, Universal, 1994.

Carter "Doc" McCoy, The Getaway, Universal, 1994.

Narrator, Wild Bill: A Hollywood Maverick; The Life and Times of William A. Wellman (also known as Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick), Turner Pictures, 1995.

(Uncredited) Narrator, Two Bits (also known as A Day to Remember), Miramax, 1995.

Teacher, The Juror, Columbia, 1996.

Dave Robicheaux, Heaven's Prisoners, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Himself/Duke of Clarence, Looking for Richard, Twentieth Century-Fox, 1996.

Bobby de Laughter, Ghosts of Mississippi (also known as Ghosts from the Past), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1996.

Himself, Sean Connery Close Up (documentary), Blue Dolphin Film Distribution, 1996.

Robert Green, The Edge (also known as Bookworm and The Wild), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1997.

Robert Green, The Edge, 1997.

Mackin, "The Thief," Thick as Thieves, 1998.

Lieutenant Colonel Nicholas Kudrow, Mercury Rising, Universal, 1998.

Jeff King, Notting Hill, Universal, 1999.

Roy Bleakie, The Confession, 1999.

Todd Fitter, Scout's Honor, 1999.

Old Man Dunphy, Outside Providence, Miramax, 1999.

Himself, Watch the Mercury Rising (documentary short), Universal Studios Home Video, 1999.

Mr. Conductor, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Destination Films, 2000.

Bob Barrenger, State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences), Fine Line Features, 2000.

Himself, The Acting Class, 2000.

Voice of Captain Gray Edwards, Deep Eyes Sequences, Aki's Dream (animated short), Columbia TriStar Home Video, 2001.

Jabez Stone, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Family Room Entertainment, 2001.

Lieutenant Colonel James Doolittle, Pearl Harbor (also known as Pearl Harbour), Buena Vista, 2001.

Voice of Butch, Cats & Dogs, Warner Bros., 2001.

Voice of Captain Gray Edwards, Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within (animated; also known as Fainaru fantaji), Columbia, 2001.

Narrator, The Royal Tennenbaums, Buena Vista, 2001.

Himself, Breaking the Silence: The Making of "Hannibal" (documentary), Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment, 2001.

(Uncredited) M.Z.M., The Adventures of Pluto Nash (also known as Pluto Nash), Warner Bros., 2002.

Shelly Kaplow, The Cooler, Lions Gate Films, 2003.

Himself, Broadway: The Golden Age, by the Legends Who Were There (documentary; also known as Broadway, Broadway: The Golden Age, and Broadway: The Movie), Dada Films, 2003.

Himself, Brighter Days (short), 2003.

Quinn, The Cat in the Hat (also known as Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat"), Universal, 2003.

(Uncredited) Himself, Double Dare (documentary), Balcony Releasing, 2004.

Narrator, Thomas & Friends: Best of Gordon, Anchor Bay Entertainment, 2004.

Joe Devine, The Last Shot, Buena Vista, 2004.

Stan Indursky, Along Came Polly, Universal, 2004.

Voice of Dennis, The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie (animated), Paramount, 2004.

Juan Trippe, The Aviator, Miramax, 2004.

Martin, Mini's First Time, 2005.

Brooklyn Rules, Hannover House, 2005.

Phil DeVoss, Elizabethtown, Paramount, 2005.

Jack McCallister, Fun with Dick and Jane, Sony, 2005.

Norman Burroughs, Running with Scissors, 2006.

The Good Shepherd, Universal, 2006.

Ellerby, The Departed, Warner Bros., 2006.

Also appeared in The Chase.

Film Work:

Executive producer, Heaven's Prisoners, New Line Cinema, 1996.

Producer, The Confession, 1999.

Executive producer, State and Main (also known as Sequences et consequences), Fine Line Features, 2000.

Producer and (uncredited) director, The Devil and Daniel Webster, Family Room Entertainment, 2001.

Television Appearances; Series:

Billy Allison Aldrich, The Doctors, NBC, 1980–82.

Dr. Hal Wexler, Cutter to Houston, CBS, 1983.

Joshua Rush, Knots Landing, CBS, 1984–85.

Host, Raw Footage, Independent Film Channel, 1996.

(U.S. version) Narrator and other voices, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends (also known as Thomas & Friends, Thomas the Tank Engine, and Tomas a'I Ffrindiau), PBS and ITV, 1998–2003.

Malcolm, Will & Grace, NBC, 2005.

Television Appearances; Miniseries:

Rysam "Ry" Slaight, Dress Gray, NBC, 1986.

Justice Robert H. Jackson, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000.

Himself, The Hamptons, ABC, 2002.

Himself, I Love the '70s, VH1, 2003.

Himself, TV Land Moguls, TV Land, 2004.

Television Appearances; Movies:

Major Alex Breen, Sweet Revenge (also known as Bittersweet Revenge, Code of Honor, and Her Revenge), CBS, 1984.

Sean Carpenter, Love on the Run, NBC, 1985.

Colonel William Barrett Travis, The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory, NBC, 1987.

Stanley Kowalski, "A Streetcar Named Desire" (also known as "Tennessee Williams's 'A Streetcar Named Desire'"), CBS Playhouse 90s, CBS, 1995.

Roy Bleakie, The Confession, Cinemax, 1999.

Free Money, Starz!, 1999.

Macklin, Thick as Thieves, HBO, 2000.

Secretary of Defense Robert McNamara, Path to War, HBO, 2002.

Paul Kane, Second Nature, TNT, 2003.

Voice of Adult Timmy Turner, Nickelodeon Presents the Fairly OddParents in: Channel Chasers (animated), Nickelodeon, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Sheriff Ed Cassaday, The Sheriff and the Astronaut (movie), CBS, 1984.

Himself, Naked, Bravo, 2005.

Television Appearances; Specials:

Earth '90: Children and the Environment, syndicated, 1990.

Living in America, VH1, 1991.

The 2nd Annual Saturday Night Live Mother's Day Special, NBC, 1993.

Voice, Earth and the American Dream, HBO, 1993.

Narrator, A Time of AIDS, The Discovery Channel, 1993.

Masters of Illusion: The Wizards of Special Effects, NBC, 1994.

The Universal Story, Encore Starz, 1995.

Narrator, Blacklist: Hollywood on Trial, AMC, 1996.

Host and narrator, "Black Market Birds: On Location with Alec Baldwin and Kim Basinger" (also known as "Vanishing Birds of the Amazon"), Wild! Life Adventures (also known as TOPX), TBS, 1996.

Indecision '96: The Republican National Convention, 1996.

Happy Birthday Elizabeth—A Celebration of Life, ABC, 1997.

Intimate Portrait: Jessica Lange, Lifetime, 1998.

The Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 1998.

(Uncredited) Mr. Cherrywood, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman, NBC, 1998.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Chris Farley, NBC, 1998.

The AFI's 100 Years … 100 Stars, CBS, 1999.

Little Jimmy Scott, Bravo, 1999.

(Uncredited) Various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Adam Sandler, NBC, 1999.

Host, Paul McCartney & Friends Live: PETA's Millennium Concert, VH1, 1999.

Saturday Night Live: 25th Anniversary Primetime Special, NBC, 1999.

Narrator, The Democratic Promise: Saul Alinsky & His Legacy (documentary), PBS, 1999.

Narrator, Intimate Portrait: Judy Collins, Lifetime, 2000.

The Man, The Kennedy Center Presents: Speak Truth to Power, PBS, 2000.

Voiceover, Mailer of Mailer (documentary), PBS, 2000.

Hollywood Salutes Bruce Willis: An American Cinematheque Tribute, TNT, 2000.

Beyond the Movie: Pearl Harbor (documentary), 2001.

The Big Show (also known as The Big Show: Toronto International Film Festival), CBC, 2001.

Journey to the Screen: The Making of "Pearl Harbor" (documentary), BET, 2001.

Narrator, Into the Shadows: The CIA in Hollywood (documentary), AMC, 2001.

Joan Rivers: The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

History vs. Hollywood: Pearl Harbor, History Channel, 2001.

Saturday Night Live: The Best of Will Ferrell, NBC, 2002.

Intimate Portrait: Joan Van Ark, Lifetime, 2002.

Host, Dreams & Giants, Showtime, 2003.

Making the Movie: Dr. Seuss' "The Cat in the Hat" (documentary), MTV, 2003.

(U.S. version) Narrator, Walking with Cavemen (documentary), BBC and The Discovery Channel, 2003.

101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments, E! Entertainment Television, 2004.

The Rise of the Celebrity Class (documentary), BBC, 2004.

A Life Without Limits: The Making of "The Aviator" (documentary), FX Channel, 2004.

Himself and various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Alec Baldwin, NBC, 2005.

Steve McQueen: The Essence of Cool (documentary), TNT and TCM, 2005.

Narrator, Knots Landing Reunion: Together Again (documentary), CBS, 2005.

Narrator, I'm King Kong!: The Exploits of Merian C. Cooper (documentary), TCM, 2005.

Presenter, The 28th Annual Kennedy Center Honors: A Celebration of the Performing Arts, CBS, 2005.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The 63rd Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1991.

The 46th Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1992.

Presenter, The 66th Annual Academy Awards Presentation, 1994.

Presenter, The 49th Annual Tony Awards, 1995.

(Uncredited) The 67th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1995.

Presenter, The 51st Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1997.

Presenter, The 70th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 1998.

Presenter, The 55th Annual Golden Globe Awards, 1998.

Presenter, The 52nd Annual Tony Awards, 1998.

Presenter, The 14th Independent Spirit Awards, IFC and Bravo, 1999.

Presenter, The 53rd Annual Tony Awards, CBS, 1999.

The 5th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 1999.

Presenter, The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2000.

The 54th Annual Tony Awards, CBS and PBS, 2000.

Host, The 2001 ABC World Stunt Awards (also known as World Stunt Awards), ABC, 2001.

The 54th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards, NBC, 2002.

Presenter, IFP Gotham Awards 2003, Bravo, 2003.

The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, TNT, 2004.

The 76th Annual Academy Awards, ABC, 2004.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Late Night with David Letterman, NBC, 1982.

Dennis Medford, "Distortions," Hotel (also known as Arthur Hailey's "Hotel"), 1985.

Guest host, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1990, 1991, 1994, 1996, 1997, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2005, 2006.

The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1992.

Himself, "The List," The Larry Sanders Show, HBO, 1993.

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 1994.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 1994, 2003.

The Charlie Rose Show, PBS, 1995.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show), CBS, 1997, 2004, 2005.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002.

Voice of himself, "When You Dish Upon a Star," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 1998.

Narrator, Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends, PBS, 1998.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998.

Himself, Saturday Night Live (also known as SNL), NBC, 1998, 2004, 2006.

Voice of Leonardo Leonardo, "Episode Two," Clerks (animated; also known as Clerks: The Animated Series, Clerks: The Cartoon, and Clerks: Uncensored), ABC, 2000.

Guest, Who Wants to Be a Millionaire, ABC, 2000.

Himself, "Andy Richter/Alec Baldwin," Primetime Glick, Comedy Central, 2002.

Himself, "Truth in the Media," Dennis Miller Live, HBO, 2002.

Voice of himself, "Gump Roast," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2002.

Parker, "The One With the Tea Leaves," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Parker, "The One in Massapequa," Friends, NBC, 2002.

Mad TV, Fox, 2003.

Himself, "Tenacious D a la Mode," Player$, G4, 2003.

The Daily Show (also known as The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Daily Show with Jon Stewart Global Edition), Comedy Central, 2003, 2004.

The Sharon Osbourne Show (also known as Sharon), syndicated, 2003, 2004.

Real Time with Bill Maher, HBO, 2003, 2005.

Jack Keller, "Hellraisers & Heartbreakers," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Jack Keller, "Degas Away with It," Las Vegas, NBC, 2004.

Tinseltown TV (also known as Tinseltown.TV), International Channel, 2004.

"Melanie Griffith," A&E Biography, Arts and Entertainment, 2004.

Juan Trippe, "The Aviator," History vs. Hollywood (also known as History Through the Lens 0, History Channel, 2004.

Dr. Barrett Moore, "Joan Rivers," Nip/Tuck, FX Channel, 2004.

The Tony Danza Show, syndicated, 2004.

The View, ABC, 2004.

This Hour Has 22 Minutes, CBC, 2004.

Dinner for Five, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

The O'Reilly Factor, Fox News, 2004.

Hollywood Squares (also known as H2 and H2: Hollywood Squares), syndicated, 2004.

HARDtalk, BBC, 2004.

Film School, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Entertainment Tonight, syndicated, 2005.

The Oprah Winfrey Show (also known as Oprah), syndicated, 2005.

Corazon de …, 2005.

Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show, syndicated, 2005.

Too Late with Adam Carolla, Comedy Central, 2005.

Larry King Live, CNN, 2005.

Today (also known as The Today Show), NBC, 2005.

Voice of Caleb Thron, "Bonfire of the Manatees," The Simpsons (animated), Fox, 2005.

"The Baldwin Brothers," The E! True Hollywood Story, E! Entertainment Television, 2006.

Also appeared in Hotel; and "The Films of Michael Bay," The Directors, Encore.

Television Work; Series:

Creator, producer, and executive producer, Raw Footage, Independent Film Channel, 1996.

Television Work; Miniseries:

Executive producer, Nuremberg, TNT, 2000.

Television Work: Movies:

Producer, The Confession, Cinemax, 1999.

Executive producer, Second Nature, 2003.

Stage Appearances:

Lysander, A Midsummer Night's Dream, Lee Strasberg Theatre Institute, New York City, 1980.

Soldier, Summertree, Vandam Theatre, New York City, 1981.

Dennis, Loot, Music Box Theatre, New York City, 1986.

Grimes and Billy Corman, Serious Money, Royale Theatre, New York City, 1988.

Peter, Prelude to a Kiss, Circle Repertory Theatre, New York City, 1990.

Stanley Kowalski, A Streetcar Named Desire, Ethel Barrymore Theatre, New York City, 1992.

Title role, Macbeth, Joseph Papp Public Theatre, New York City, 1998.

Peter, "Extra," Short Talks on the Universe, Eugene O'Neill Theatre, New York City, 2002.

Oscar Jaffe, Twentieth Century, American Airlines Theater, New York City, 2004.

Entertaining Mr. Sloane, Laura Pels Theatre, New York City, 2006.

Also appeared in A Life in the Theatre, the Hartman Theatre, Plattsburgh, NY; Study in Scarlet, Williamstown, MA; and The Wager, New York City.



(Uncredited) Various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers, 1998.

Pete Schweaty, Saturday Night Live Christmas, Trimark Video, 1999.

(Uncredited) Various characters, Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon, 2001.


Television Episodes:

"Tabloid," Law and Order, NBC, 1998.



Newsmakers, Issue 2, Gale Group, 2002.


Entertainment Weekly, February 6, 2004, p. 62.

Esquire, February, 1994, p. 70; November, 1996, p. 104.

Good Housekeeping, May, 1996, p. 98.

Interview, October, 1989.

New Republic, December 8, 1997, p. 25.

People Weekly, January 29, 2001, p. 82; August 26, 2002, p. 20; November 14, 2005, p. 68; December 5, 2005, p. 116.

Redbook, February, 1994, p. 88.

Time, November 10, 1997, p. 4; December 1, 2003, p. 92.

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