Known for movies

Short Info

Net Worth$500 Thousand, $500 Thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1963, February 21, 1963
SpouseChynna Phillips, Chynna Phillips
FactBrother of Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Jane Sasso, and Elizabeth Keuchler.
PaymentsEarned $150,000 from Curdled (1996)

William Baldwin is an American actor, producer, and writer. A member of the Baldwin family, he is the eldest of the four Baldwin brothers, all of whom are actors. He has appeared in films such as Sliver (1993), Backdraft (1991), Flatliners (1990), Internal Affairs (1990), and The Squid and the Whale (2005). His television credits include guest starring roles on Dirty Sexy Money (2007), Gossip Girl (2008), Hawaii Five-0 (2010), and Parenthood (2010). He also starred in the short-lived series The Following (2013). In 2014, he starred in the Lifetime original movie Northern Rescue.

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, on February 21, 1963, the eldest son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin Jr. His father was a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. His mother was a housewife. He has three younger brothers, Daniel, Stephen, and Alec. Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family. He attended Alfred G. Berner High School in Massapequa and graduated in 1981. He then attended George Washington University in Washington, D.C., where he majored in political science. He did not graduate.

Baldwin began his acting career in 1987 with a small role in the television film The Equalizer. He made his film debut in the 1988 comedy She’s Having a Baby. His first leading role was in the 1990 film Internal Affairs, opposite Richard Gere. He has since appeared in such films as Backdraft (1991), Flatliners (1990), Sliver (1993), The Squid and the Whale (2005), and Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation (2015).

Baldwin has also had a successful career as a producer and writer. He produced the films The Devil Wears Prada (2006) and The Great Gatsby (2013). He also wrote and directed the film Brooklyn Rules (2007).

Baldwin has been married twice. His first wife was actress Kennya Deodato, with whom he has two daughters, Alaia and Hailey Baldwin. His second wife is Chynna Phillips, with whom he has a son, Atticus. Baldwin has also dated actresses Kristin Davis and Naomi Campbell.

Baldwin has a net worth of $20 million. He earns a salary of $300,000 per episode of Northern Rescue.

General Info

Full NameWilliam Baldwin
Net Worth$500 Thousand, $500 Thousand
Date Of BirthFebruary 21, 1963, February 21, 1963
Height1.87 m, 1.87 m
ProfessionFilm producer, Voice Actor, Writer, Model, Film producer, Voice Actor, Writer, Model
EducationBerner High School, Binghamton University, Berner High School, Binghamton University
NationalityAmerican, American


SpouseChynna Phillips, Chynna Phillips
ChildrenBrooke Baldwin, Vance Baldwin, Jamison Baldwin, Brooke Baldwin, Vance Baldwin, Jamison Baldwin
ParentsAlexander Baldwin, Carol M. Baldwin, Alexander Baldwin, Carol M. Baldwin
SiblingsAlec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Elizabeth Keuchler, Jane Sasso, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Elizabeth Keuchler, Jane Sasso


AwardsMTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance, MTV Movie Award for Most Desirable Male, Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
MoviesSliver, Backdraft, Flatliners, Fair Game, Three of Hearts, The Squid and the Whale, The Stranger Within, Curdled, Internal Affairs, Forgetting Sarah Marshall, Shattered Image, Born on the Fourth of July, A Pyromaniac's Love Story, Relative Values, Be My Valentine, Adrift in Manhattan, Art Heist, A P...
TV ShowsDirty Sexy Money, Waterfront, Dirty Sexy Money, Waterfront

Social profile links


Curdled (1996)$150,000
Sliver (1993)$1,700,000


1I'm fascinated by each individual story. I'll walk down the street and see a homeless person, and I'll want to stop them and say, How did this happen? Where's your mother? Are you physically ill? Mentally ill? And this is what I wanted to know about Tom. How could this have happened? (on real Tom Martinez, the character in which he portrays in the Showtime original movie, Brotherhood of Murder (1999)).
2I've been involved with the Creative Coalition since shortly after the founding by (actor) Ron Oliver and (actress) Susan Sarandon and (actor) Christopher Reeve. I love to really roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty on any level when it comes to these sorts of issues, (i.e. gun control, freedom of speech) on a grass roots level or a clerical level. I love to educate myself and others and help raise awareness on important issues. I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible and constructive and substantive manner. I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op".
3I look for an interesting and often times, fresh character. Something different that what is done all the time or than I've done recently. I look at who is directing. Those two variables as well as a third, which is the content and the quality of the screenplay. I look at the arcs of the scenes and characters and relationships.
4I see myself much more so as an actor. Acting is my career and activism is my passionate hobby. But acting is my livelihood. I was an activist long before I even entertained the possibility of being an actor.
5I could count my modeling jobs on my hands and toes. When I graduated from college, I moved to New York specifically to study acting, and I needed to pay the bills, and it's better to make a couple thousand dollars in one day than to wait tables six days a week.


1He is of Irish, English, Scottish, French-Canadian, and German descent.
2Both he and his brother, Alec Baldwin, won $250,000 for charity on separate celebrity episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).
3Like his brother Alec Baldwin, William is a vegetarian and was once nominated for PETA's "Sexiest Vegetarian".
4William and his older brother, Alec Baldwin, were both very close friends of the late John Kennedy Jr..
5William worked as an aide on Capitol Hill for U.S. Representive Thomas J. Downey ( New York/ Democrat).
6William, who trained for three weeks at the Chicago Fire Academy, rode along with the Chicago Fire Department's Squad 5 while preparing for his role as Brian McCaffrey in Backdraft (1991).
7William likes jazz, the Count Basie Band (swing), and Van Morrison, but has no favorite genre of music.
8William and his brothers were all wrestlers in high school, and he even wrestled in college. Aside from being a wrestler in high school, William also played on the high school football team.
9The Creative Coalition ( TCC ) elected William its their new president.
10Both William and younger brother, Stephen Baldwin, are former Calvin Klein models.
11Acccording to most biographies on the Baldwin Brothers, William and his brothers, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin, attended Massapequa High School, but they actually went to Alfred G. Berner High School, two miles from Massapequa High School. But their father, Alexander Jr., was a highly respected history teacher and football coach at Massapequa High. In 1998/1999 he was honored by the school, and the auditorium was renamed for him. (One of Al Baldwin's former students is Brian Kilmeade).
12Four years after they got together, William and Chynna were married on September 9th, 1995 at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church in South Hampton, New York.
13Son of Carol M. Baldwin
14No relation to actor Adam Baldwin.
15Wanted to name one of his sons Gehrig after New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.
16Has a dog named Thurman, named after New York Yankees great Thurman Munson.
17Daughter Brooke Michelle born to his wife Chynna Phillips in New York on December 6 2004 weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
18His son Vance was born on the same day and month (October 23rd) as his niece, Ireland.
19Son-in-law of John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips. Half-brother-in-law of Bijou Phillips, and Mackenzie Phillips.
20A former wrestler, he was inducted in the Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame after receiving the 2003 Outstanding American Award. Past recipients included Sen. Paul Wellstone, Dan Dierdorf, astronaut Michael Collins, actor Kirk Douglas, writer John Irving, Donald Rumsfeld, Gen Norman Schwarzkopf and many former Presidents.
21Son, Vance Alexander, born October 23, 2001 in New York City.
22Ex-brother-in-law of Kim Basinger.
23Baldwin and pop singer Chynna Phillips gave birth to 7 lb., 2 oz. daughter, Jamison Leon. [February 2000]
24Rode along with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 in preparation for his role in Backdraft (1991).
25Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.
26Before becoming an actor, he worked as a male model.
27Studied political science at university.
28Attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for 2 years before leaving to go to Hollywood
29Brother of Alec Baldwin, Daniel Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin, Jane Sasso, and Elizabeth Keuchler.




Minutes to Midnight2018completedMr. Walters
Only a Dream2017pre-productionGrandy
Cut Off2017post-productionHaskell
The Broken Key2017completedFriar Hugo
Welcome to Acapulcopost-productionDrake Savage
Youth Grouppost-productionMr. Cameron
Maximum Impact2017Man in Shadows
While You Were Dating2017Nick Stendahl
Blowtorch2017Detective Frank Hogan
Hit the Floor2016TV SeriesJackson Everett
Christmas Trade2015VideoMitch Taylor
Lead with Your Heart2015TV MovieBen Walker
Reef Madness2015/ITV Series 2015
Back to the Jurassic2015Sarco (voice)
Hot in Cleveland2015TV SeriesDane
Aftermath2015/VIIShane (voice)
Forever2015TV SeriesOliver Clausten
Wilfred2014TV SeriesBruce
The Wisdom to Know the Difference2014Dennis
Copper2013TV SeriesWilliam 'Wild Bill' Eustace
Stranger Within2013VideoRobert
Sexy Evil Genius2013VideoBert Mayfaire
The Trouble with Billy2013TV SeriesJoey Mangepanni
Be My Valentine2013TV MovieDan
Gossip Girl2010-2012TV SeriesWilliam van der Woodsen
Dino Time2012Sarco (voice)
Hawaii Five-02011-2012TV SeriesFrank Delano
Men at Work2012TV SeriesShepard Peters
30 Rock2012TV SeriesLance Drake Mandrell
Jock the Hero Dog2011Boatman (voice)
The Craigslist Killer2011TV MovieDetective Bennett
Parenthood2010TV SeriesGordon Flint
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths2010VideoBatman (voice)
Dirty Sexy Money2007-2009TV SeriesPatrick Darling IV Senator Patrick Darling
Forgetting Sarah Marshall2008Detective Hunter Rush
Noise2007/IIMayor's Chief of Staff
A Plumm Summer2007Mick Plumm
Danny Phantom2004-2007TV SeriesJohnny 13
Adrift in Manhattan2007Mark Phipps
Humble Pie2007Truman Hope
Lenexa, 1 Mile2006Dan Cooney Sr.
Waterfront2006TV SeriesPaul Brennan
The Squid and the Whale2005Ivan
Art Heist2004Bruce Walker
E.D.N.Y.2003TV MovieMike 'Mad Dog' Kelly
Red Rover2003Will Logan
R.U.S./H.2002TV Movie
You Stupid Man2002Brady
Say Nothing2001Julian
One Eyed King2001Frank
Double Bang2001Billy Brennan
Relative Values2000Don Lucas
Primary Suspect2000Christian Box
Brotherhood of Murder1999TV MovieTom Martinez
Virus1999Steve Baker
Shattered Image1998Brian
Bulworth1998Constance Bulworth's Lover (uncredited)
Curdled1996Paul Guell
Fair Game1995Det. Max Kirkpatrick
A Pyromaniac's Love Story1995Garet
Sliver1993Zeke Hawkins
Three of Hearts1993Joe Casella
Backdraft1991Brian McCaffrey
Flatliners1990Dr. Joe Hurley
Internal Affairs1990Van Stretch
Born on the Fourth of July1989Platoon - Vietnam
The Preppie Murder1989TV MovieRobert Chambers


Cut Off2017executive producer post-production
Lead with Your Heart2015TV Movie executive producer




Eric Clapton: Sessions for Robert J2004Video documentary facility manager - as Billy Baldwin


Face the Fire: The Michael Walter Story2011Short special thanks - as Billy Baldwin
Peaceable Kingdom: The Journey Home2009Documentary very special thanks
ABC Wednesday Night Starter Kit2008TV Movie special thanks
Pornucopia: Going Down in the Valley2004TV Mini-Series documentary special thanks - 2 episodes
Peaceable Kingdom2004Documentary with gratitude to


Biography2004TV Series documentaryHimself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Robert De Niro2003TV MovieHimself
Playboy: Inside the Playboy Mansion2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
VH1 Legends2000-2002TV Series documentaryHimself - Narrator / Narrator
Who Wants to Be a Millionaire2001TV SeriesHimself - Contestant
Last Party 20002001DocumentaryHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show1997-2001TV SeriesHimself
Intimate Portrait2000-2001TV Series documentaryNarrator
The Daily Show1999-2000TV SeriesHimself
It's Only Rock 'n' Roll2000TV Movie documentaryNarrator
Virus: Ghost in the Machine1999Video documentary shortHimself
Censored!1999TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Show with David Letterman1996-1999TV SeriesHimself
Hollywood Squares1998-1999TV SeriesHimself
1996 MTV Movie Awards1996TV SpecialHimself
1995 MTV Movie Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
VH1 Fashion and Music Awards1995TV SpecialHimself
1994 MTV Movie Awards1994TV SpecialHimself - Winner
Saturday Night Live1994TV SeriesHimself
The Last Party1993DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Annual Academy Awards1988TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
American Badass: A Michael Madsen Retrospective2018Documentary post-productionHimself
Access Hollywood2017TV SeriesHimself
Home & Family2013-2017TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Access Hollywood Live2015-2017TV SeriesHimself
Talk Stoop with Cat Greenleaf2016TV SeriesHimself
Ok! TV2015TV SeriesHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself
You Can Thrive!2015TV SeriesHimself
A Wing and a Prayer2015DocumentaryNarrator
Breach2015/IDocumentaryHimself - Narrator (voice)
Fox and Friends2014TV SeriesHimself
Piers Morgan Tonight2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
The Ultimate Film Challenge2013DocumentaryHimself
Marie2013TV Series documentary
National Football League Honors2012TV MovieHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2011TV SeriesHimself
1 a Minute2010DocumentaryHimself
The 2010 Miss Universe Pageant2010TV SpecialHimself - Judge
Celebrity Ghost Stories2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Insider2010TV SeriesHimself
NWCA All-Star Classic2009TV MovieHimself
Dirty Sexy Crafty2009Video shortHimself
Entertainment Tonight2007-2008TV SeriesHimself
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
19th Annual GLAAD Media Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
The Apprentice2008TV SeriesHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2007TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2007TV SeriesHimself
Frosted Pink2007TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005-2007TV SeriesHimself
Backdraft: Bringing Together the Team2006Video documentary shortHimself
Backdraft: Creating the Villain - The Fire2006Video documentary shortHimself
Backdraft: The Explosive Stunts2006Video documentary shortHimself
All*Star Cup 20062006TV MovieHimself - Team USA
The Reichen Show2006TV SeriesHimself - Guest
2006 Independent Spirit Awards2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
The 15th Annual Gotham Awards2005TV SpecialHimself - Recipient
The Tony Danza Show2004-2005TV SeriesHimself
Celebrity Blackjack2004TV SeriesHimself
The Jane Pauley Show2004TV SeriesHimself
Race for Glory: The Story of Drill Team Racing2004Video documentaryNarrator
The 76th Annual Academy Awards2004TV SpecialHimself - Audience Member
Real Time with Bill Maher2004TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

25 Most Sensational Hollywood Meltdowns2008TV Movie documentaryHimself (as Billy Baldwin)
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Sharon Stone - Una mujer de 100 caras1998TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)


Won Awards

2005Gotham Independent Film AwardGotham AwardsBest Ensemble PerformanceThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2003Governor's AwardCape May NJ State Film Festival
1994MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsMost Desirable MaleSliver (1993)

Nominated Awards

2006Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
2005ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleThe Squid and the Whale (2005)
1996Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst Screen CoupleFair Game (1995)
1994Razzie AwardRazzie AwardsWorst ActorSliver (1993)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

Write A Comment

Pin It