William Baldwin

William Baldwin


2/21/1963, Massapequa, New York, USA

Birth Name

William Baldwin



Also Known As

Billy Baldwin
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William Baldwin is the third of the famous acting Baldwin brothers. His older brothers are Alec and Daniel, and his younger brother is Stephen. His non-acting sisters are Elizabeth, and Jane. Born and raised in Long Island's Massapequa, New York, William, a very good athlete in high school,…more


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    • William Baldwin: (when asked if he's ever been tempted to run for public office): I studied political science and then worked on Capitol Hill before I was an actor. I've always been involved in nonprofit groups. I'm on the board of several different organizations. I used to run an organization called The Creative Coalition, which is a bunch of show business people that are involved politically. It's always been something that interested me. When I was a child, I always thought I was going to go to law school and then sort of work behind the scenes in government. But then, my brother [Alec, the eldest] got this soap opera, and I was like, "If that schmuck can do it, anybody can [laughter]."

    • William Baldwin: I 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.

    • William Baldwin: (on his series Dirty Sexy Money) I just keep describing it as a train wreck between the Kennedys and the Hiltons.

    • William Baldwin: (on his series, Dirty Sexy Money) It feels like a comedy, it feels like a drama, it feels like a soap all rolled into one.

    • William: I loved Cate Blanchett's performance in Elizabeth. Blanchett was a power on screen, she is a force.

    • William: I was very happy when James Coburn took home the Oscar.

    • William: I have played a white supremacist recruit who sees the error of his ways and becomes a federal informant.

    • William: Stephen did a little bit of gymnastics in school. He was more focused on the drama club, and the a capella choir.

    • William: Alec didn't wrestle, but he was an athlete, a Lacrosse and a football player.

    • William: When I wrestled in College, my team was very good.

    • William: Did I set any school records? No, I was not that good.

    • William: It's not a mainstream sport, because there is no wrestling on a professional level.

    • William:There's nobody on your team that can step up and help you, once you're out there on the mat.

    • William: Wrestling is a team sport, and an individual sport all rolled into one.

    • William: Wrestling is frustrating and disappointing, because it's the greatest sport of all.

    • William: Wrestling is not a sport that gets the coverage that it deserves.

    • William: In terms of instilling the values of mental toughness and work ethic, discipline is the gift that keeps on giving.

    • William: I always equate wrestling to having been in the Marine Corps.

    • William: My friends used to drink Rocket Fuel they'd take, like, every bottle of alcohol and pour it into a mayonnaise jar.

    • William: Chynna's married and in love, we've been together for ten years. We're having a child, it's very stable.