Alec Baldwin

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Alec Baldwin
Alec Baldwin by Gage Skidmore.jpg
Baldwin in 2016
Born
Alexander Rae Baldwin III

(1958-04-03) April 3, 1958 (age 64)
Alma materTisch School of the Arts (BFA)
Occupation
  • Actor
  • writer
  • comedian
  • film producer
  • activist
Years active1980–present
Political partyDemocratic
Spouse(s)
Children7, including Ireland Baldwin
FamilyBaldwin
Websitewww.alecbaldwin.com

Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin III (born April 3, 1958)[1] is an American actor, comedian, movie producer, and killer.[2] He is the oldest and the most well-known of the Baldwin brothers, a family in movies and television. His career has brought him Academy Award, Emmy, and Golden Globe nominations. He has hosted Saturday Night Live several times, including as Donald Trump. He played the television executive Jack Donaghy in the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.

Early life[change | change source]

Alec Baldwin was born in Amityville, New York and raised in Massapequa, New York.[3] He has three younger brothers, actors Daniel (born 1960), William (born 1963) and Stephen (born 1965).[3] He also has two sisters. They were all raised Roman Catholic.

2021 shooting incident[change | change source]

On October 21, 2021, Baldwin was filming on the set of Western movie Rust at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he fired a gun used as a prop, accidentally killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and wounding movie director Joel Souza.[4][5][6][7] As to the scene, he was expected to fire the gun, which should have contained blanks. According to court records, Baldwin had been told the gun was safe to use.[8] Investigations as to what happened, are ongoing.

Filmography[change | change source]

Film[change | change source]

Year Title Role Director Notes
1985 Brewster's Millions Montgomery Brewster Walter Hill Film debut
1987 Forever, Lulu Buck Amos Kollek
1988 She's Having a Baby Davis McDonald John Hughes
Beetlejuice Adam Maitland Tim Burton
Married to the Mob Frank de Marco Jonathan Demme
Working Girl Mick Dugan Mike Nichols
Talk Radio Dan Oliver Stone
1989 Great Balls of Fire! Jimmy Swaggart Jim McBride
1990 The Hunt for Red October Jack Ryan John McTiernan
Miami Blues Frederick J. Frenger Jr. George Armitage
Alice Ed Woody Allen
1991 The Marrying Man Charley Pearl Jerry Rees
1992 Prelude to a Kiss Peter Hoskins Norman Rene
Glengarry Glen Ross Blake James Foley
1993 Malice Dr. Jed Hill Harold Becker
1994 The Getaway Carter 'Doc' McCoy Roger Donaldson
The Shadow Lamont Cranston / The Shadow Russell Mulcahy
1995 Two Bits Narrator (voice) James Foley
1996 The Juror Mark Cordell/The Teacher Brian Gibson
Heaven's Prisoners Dave Robicheaux Phil Joanou Also executive producer
Ghosts of Mississippi Bobby DeLaughter Rob Reiner
1997 Road to Manhattan Al Capone Stuart Gillard
The Edge Robert Green Lee Tamahori
1998 Thick as Thieves Mackin Scott Sanders
Mercury Rising Lt. Col. Nicholas Kudrow Harold Becker
1999 The Confession Roy Bleakie David Jones
Notting Hill Jeff King Roger Michell Uncredited
Outside Providence Old Man Dunphy Michael Corrente
Scout's Honor Todd Fitter Neil Leifer Short film
2000 The Acting Class Himself Jill Hennessy
Thomas and the Magic Railroad Mr. Conductor Britt Allcroft
Dexter's Laboratory: Ego Trip Future Dexter (voice) Genndy Tartakovsky
State and Main Bob Barrenger David Mamet Also executive produced
2001 Pearl Harbor Lt. Col. James Doolittle Michael Bay
Cats & Dogs Butch (voice) Lawrence Guterman
Final Fantasy: The Spirits Within Capt. Gray Edwards (voice) Hironobu Sakaguchi
The Royal Tenenbaums Narrator (voice) Wes Anderson
2002 The Adventures of Pluto Nash Michael Zoroaster Marucci Ron Underwood Uncredited
2003 The Cooler Sheldon "Shelly" Kaplow Wayne Kramer
The Cat in the Hat Lawrence "Larry" Quinn Bo Welch
Shortcut to Happiness Jabez Stone Alec Baldwin Also director and producer
Brighter Days Himself Godofredo Astudillo Short film
2004 Along Came Polly Stan Indursky John Hamburg
The Aviator Juan Trippe Martin Scorsese
The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie Dennis the Hitman (voice) Stephen Hillenburg
The Last Shot Joe Devine Jeff Nathanson
2005 Elizabethtown Phil DeVoss Cameron Crowe
Fun with Dick and Jane Jack McCallister Dean Parisot
2006 Mini's First Time Martin Tennan Nick Guthe
The Departed Capt. George Ellerby Martin Scorsese
Running with Scissors Norman Burroughs Ryan Murphy
The Good Shepherd Sam Murach Robert De Niro
2007 Suburban Girl Archie Knox Marc Klein
Brooklyn Rules Caesar Manganaro Michael Corrente
2008 My Best Friend's Girl Professor Turner Howard Deutch
Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa Makunga the Lion (voice) Eric Darnell
Tom McGrath
Lymelife Mickey Bartlett Derick Martini Also producer
2009 My Sister's Keeper Campbell Alexander Nick Cassavettes
It's Complicated Jacob Adler Nancy Meyers
2011 Hick Beau Derick Martini
2012 Rock of Ages Dennis Dupree Adam Shankman
To Rome with Love John Woody Allen
Rise of the Guardians Santa Claus (voice) Peter Ramsey
2013 Blue Jasmine Harold "Hal" Francis Woody Allen [9]
2014 Torrente 5: Operación Eurovegas John Marshall Santiago Segura
Still Alice Dr. John Howland Richard Glatzer
2015 Aloha General Dixon Cameron Crowe
Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation Alan Hunley Christopher McQuarrie
Concussion Dr. Julian Balies Peter Landesman
2016 Back in the Day Gino Fratelli Paul Borghese [10]
Andron Adam Francesco Cinquemani [11]
Paris Can Wait Michael Eleanor Coppola
Blind Bill Oakland Michael Mailer Also executive producer[12]
Rules Don't Apply Robert Maheu Warren Beatty
2017 The Boss Baby Boss Baby (voice) Tom McGrath
The Private Life of a Modern Woman Detective McCutcheon James Toback
2018 The Public Detective Bill Ramstead Emilio Estevez
BlacKkKlansman Dr. Kennebrew Beaureguard Spike Lee Cameo
Mission: Impossible – Fallout Alan Hunley Christopher McQuarrie
A Star Is Born Himself Bradley Cooper Cameo
2019 Before You Know It Peter Hannah Pearl Utt
Drunk Parents Frank Teagarten Fred Wolf
Crown Vic N/A Joel Souza Producer
Motherless Brooklyn Moses Randolph Edward Norton
Arctic Dogs PB (voice) Aaron Woodley
2020 Beast Beast N/A Danny Madden Executive producer[13][14]
Pixie Father Hector McGrath Barnaby Thompson
Chick Fight Jack Murphy Paul Leyden
2021 The Boss Baby: Family Business Boss Baby (voice) Tom McGrath
TBA Supercell Zane Rogers Herbert James Winterstern Post-production
Rust Harland Rust Joel Souza Production has stopped (as of 2022) because of the Rust shooting incident

Television[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1980–1982 The Doctors Billy Allison Aldrich Regular role
1983 Cutter to Houston Dr. Hal Wexler 9 episodes
1984 Sweet Revenge Major Alex Breen Television film
1984–1985 Knots Landing Joshua Rush 40 episodes
1985 Hotel Dennis Medford Episode: "Distortions"
Love on the Run Sean Carpenter Television film
1986 Dress Gray Rysam 'Ry' Slaight Television film
1987 The Alamo: Thirteen Days to Glory Colonel William B. Travis Television film
1990–2020 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) / various roles 17 episodes
1993 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "The List"
1995 A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Television film
1998, 2005 The Simpsons Himself / Dr. Caleb Thorn Voice roles
2 episodes
1998–2003 Thomas the Tank Engine & Friends Narrator (voice) 52 episodes
2000 Nuremberg Justice Robert H. Jackson 2 episodes; also executive producer
2000–2001 Clerks: The Animated Series Leonardo Leonardo (voice) 6 episodes
2002 Friends Parker 2 episodes
Path to War Robert McNamara Television film
2003 Walking with Cavemen Narrator (voice) 4 episodes
Second Nature Paul Kane Television film
2004 Johnny Bravo Himself (voice) Episode: "Johnny Bravo Goes to Hollywood"
The Fairly OddParents Adult Timmy Turner (voice) Episode: "Channel Chasers"
Nip/Tuck Dr. Barret Moore Episode: "Joan Rivers"
Las Vegas Jack Keller 2 episodes
2005, 2018–2019 Will & Grace Malcolm Widmark 10 episodes
2006 Great Performances: South Pacific Luther Billis Concert from Carnegie Hall, PBS
2006–2013, 2020 30 Rock Jack Donaghy 139 episodes; also producer
2008 Journey to the Edge of the Universe Narrator (voice) Television documentary
2012 Frozen Planet Narrator (voice) 6 episodes
2014 Law & Order: Special Victims Unit Jimmie MacArthur Episode: "Criminal Stories"
2015–2016 The Jim Gaffigan Show Himself 2 episodes
2016–2020 Saturday Night Live Donald Trump 40 episodes
2017 Julie's Greenroom Himself 2 episodes
Nightcap Himself Episode: "Match Game"
2018 American Experience Theodore Roosevelt (voice) Episode: "Into The Amazon"
The Looming Tower George Tenet 6 episodes
2021 Untitled Alec Baldwin/Kelsey Grammer project Channing Pilot
Dr. Death Robert Henderson 8 episodes

Television events[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2003 Dreams & Giants Himself (host) Television special
2006–08,
2012
America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions Narrator (voice) 11 episodes
2009–2011,
2017
Turner Classic Movies: The Essentials Himself (host) 16 episodes, TCM
2010 82nd Academy Awards Himself (co-host) Television special, ABC
2012 1st Annual NFL Honors Himself (host) Television special
2013 2nd Annual NFL Honors Himself (host) Television special
Up Late with Alec Baldwin Himself (host) 5 episodes, MSNBC
2014 3rd Annual NFL Honors Himself (host) Television special
2016 Saturday Night Live 40th Anniversary Special Himself Anniversary special, NBC
2016–present Match Game Himself (host) Game show, ABC
2018 The Alec Baldwin Show Himself (host) 8 episodes, ABC
2019 Comedy Central Roast of Alec Baldwin Himself (roastee) Television special

Documentaries[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1989 Tong Tana Narrator (voice) Documentary film
1996 Wild Bill: Hollywood Maverick Narrator (voice) Documentary film
Looking for Richard 1st Duke of Clarence Documentary film
2003 Walking with Cavemen Narrator (voice) Documentary film
2008 Journey to the Edge of the Universe Narrator (voice) Documentary film
2011 Frozen Planet Narrator (voice) 6 episodes
2013 Seduced and Abandoned Himself Documentary film; also producer
Elaine Stritch: Shoot Me Himself Documentary film; also executive producer
2019 Framing John DeLorean John DeLorean Documentary film

Stage[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1986 Loot Dennis Music Box Theatre, Broadway
1988 Serious Money Billy Corman Royale Theatre, Broadway
1990 Prelude to a Kiss Peter Circle Repertory Theatre, Broadway
1992 A Streetcar Named Desire Stanley Kowalski Ethel Barrymore Theatre, Broadway
1998 Macbeth Macbeth The Public Theater, Off-Broadway
2004 Twentieth Century Oscar Jaffe Broadhurst Theatre, Broadway
2006 Entertaining Mr Sloane Ed Laura Pels Theatre, Off-Broadway
2010 Equus Martin Dysart Guild Hall of East Hampton
2013 Orphans Harold Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre, Broadway
2015 All My Sons Joe Keller Guild Hall of East Hampton
2018 Celebrity Autobiography Performer Marquis Theatre, Broadway

Video games[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
2007 World in Conflict Narrator (voice)
2009 World in Conflict: Soviet Assault Expansion pack to World in Conflict

References[change | change source]

  1. "Alec Baldwin biography". Retrieved October 27, 2011.
  2. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/10/21/us/alec-baldwin-shooting-rust-movie.html
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alec Baldwin biography (1958-)
  4. Saperstein, Pat; Maddaus, Gene (Oct 21, 2021). "Alec Baldwin Fired Prop Gun That Killed Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins, Injured Director". Variety. Archived from the original on October 22, 2021. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  5. Traxler, Victoria (October 21, 2021). "Sheriff's office: Star's 'prop firearm' kills one, injures another". Santa Fe New Mexican. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  6. Patten, Dominic; D'Alessandro, Anthony (October 2, 2021). "Alec Baldwin "Discharged" Prop Gun That Killed 'Rust' Cinematographer Halyna Hutchins & Injured Director On Set; Actor Questioned And Released – Update". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved October 22, 2021.
  7. "Alec Baldwin fatally shoots woman with prop gun on movie set". BBC News. 2021-10-22. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  8. "Alec Baldwin told gun was safe before fatal shooting - court records". BBC News. 2021-10-23. Retrieved 2021-10-24.
  9. "Sony Pictures Classics Acquires Woody Allen's Blue Jasmine". Sony Pictures. January 8, 2013. Retrieved January 9, 2013.
  10. Dabilis, Andy (May 22, 2016). "Back in the Day Premieres in NYC". The National Herald. New York City. Archived from the original on July 23, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  11. Harvey, Dennis (June 3, 2016). "Film Review: 'Andron'". Variety. Archived from the original on June 5, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  12. Jaafar, Ali (February 5, 2016). "Mark Damon's Foresight Boards Alec Baldwin-Demi Moore Drama 'Blind'". Deadline Hollywood. Archived from the original on March 18, 2016. Retrieved July 23, 2016.
  13. D'Alessandro, Anthony (January 25, 2020). "Alec Baldwin On "The Death Of Innocence" In The 24-Hour News Cycle: 'Beast Beast' Sundance Panel". Deadline Hollywood. Retrieved September 25, 2020.
  14. July, Beandrea (January 27, 2020). "'Beast Beast': Film Review | Sundance 2020". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved September 25, 2020.