Baldwin ran the New York City Marathon in 1992, finishing with a time of 3:24:29.
William Baldwin actively supported Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential election. At one fundraising party, hosted by William and his wife, Chynna Phyllips, in their Santa Barbara home, $58,000 was raised for the candidate.
In 2008 William made a short video drawing attention to the plight of the Burmese people.
William relocated his family from New York to Los Angeles when he started filming Dirty Sexy Money.
William is on the boards of many charitable organizations, including Rock the Vote, HELP USA, Project ALS, the New York City Cultural Advisory Committee, Enterprise Works Worldwide, and The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund, Inc.
William and Chynna Phillips were married at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church in South Hampton, New York on September 9, 1995.
William won an MTV Award for "Most Desirable Male" in 1994, for his role as Zeke Hawkins in the movie Sliver.
While studying to be an actor, William tended bar and worked as a model for Calvin Klein.
William's father, a history teacher and football coach, died of lung cancer in 1983 while William was in college.
While a student at State University of New York at Binghampton William worked as an aide to Democratic U.S. Representative Thomas J. Downey (NY).
William was elected president of The Creative Coalition in 1991.
William has joined the fight to save the wrestling program at the State University of New York at Binghamton.
William co-owns a restaurant with his brother Stephen in Greenwich, New York, called Alaia's.
William was the last of the Baldwin brothers to get married and start a family.
William attended Alfred G. Berner High School from 1977 to 1981.
William did his own stunts in the 1991 film entitled Backdraft.
William has appeared in 27 films.
William wanted to name one of his sons Gehrig after New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.
William's dog, Thurman, is named after New York Yankees baseball player Thruman Munson.
William is the brother-in-law of Bijou and Mackenzie Phillips.
William is the son-in-law of John and Michelle Phillips.
In 2003, William received the Outstanding American Award.
William was a former wrestler and was inducted into the Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame in 2003.
William prepared for his role in the 1991 film, Backdraft, by riding with the Squad 5 of Chicago Fire Department.
While at New York State University, William majored in Political Science.
William attended New York State University at Binghamton for 2 years before pursuing an acting career.
William is 6' 1" tall.
William worked as a male model before becoming an actor.
William is a member of the Democratic political party.
William married Chynna Phillips on September 9, 1995. Their children are:
-Jamison Leon, born February 27, 2000
-Vance Alexander, born October 23, 2001
-Brooke Michelle, born December 6, 2004
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.