William Joseph Baldwin
|Birthplace:||Massapequa, NY, USA|
Son of Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. and <private> Baldwin (Martineau)
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About William "Billy" Baldwin
This strikingly handsome lead of the 1990s is notable for his bedroom eyes and lean physique. The third of the acting Baldwin brothers (including the older Alec and Daniel and younger Stephen), William Baldwin left law school and began modeling. He first gained attention as an actor for his performance as convicted killer Robert Chambers in the TV-movie "The Preppie Murder" (ABC, 1989). That same year, Baldwin made his feature film debut (virtually as an extra) as a member of Tom Cruise's Marine platoon in Oliver Stone's "Born on the Fourth of July."
Baldwin subsequently appeared as Richard Gere's hapless partner and accomplice in "Internal Affairs" and as a death-defying, womanizing medical student in "Flatliners" (both 1990) before landing a leading role as a rookie fireman in Ron Howard's "Backdraft" (1991). He worked with some of contemporary Hollywood's most intriguing leading ladies in two very different 1993 features: as a male escort involved in a triangle with two estranged lesbian lovers (Kelly Lynch and Sherilyn Fenn) in the romantic comedy "Three of Hearts" and as a wealthy bachelor involved with Sharon Stone in the thriller "Sliver."
A small-scale critical hit and a big-scale bomb marked 1995 for Baldwin. He starred in Joshua Brand's well-received dark comedy "A Pyromaniac's Love Story", as one third of an unhealthy triangle with Sadie Frost and John Leguizamo. Later that year, he supported supermodel Cindy Crawford in her film debut, the ill-advised actioner "Fair Game". Baldwin's penchant for odd little projects was also displayed in "Curdled" (1996), where he played a sexy serial killer obsessed over by the heroine.
In 1995, Baldwin married singer-actress Chynna Phillips.
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (23-Feb-2010)
Gossip Girl (2010)
Forgetting Sarah Marshall (10-Mar-2008)
Dirty Sexy Money Patrick Darling (2007-09)
A Plumm Summer (14-Oct-2007)
Adrift in Manhattan (10-Jan-2007)
Humble Pie (Jan-2007)
The Squid and the Whale (2005)
Art Heist (13-Jul-2004)
You Stupid Man (18-Oct-2002)
Last Party 2000 (2-Nov-2001) Himself
Say Nothing (29-Oct-2001)
One Eyed King (7-Sep-2001)
Double Bang (17-Aug-2001)
Relative Values (23-Jun-2000)
Primary Suspect (27-Feb-2000)
Brotherhood of Murder (12-Dec-1999)
Shattered Image (28-Aug-1998)
Fair Game (3-Nov-1995)
A Pyromaniac's Love Story (28-Apr-1995)
Three of Hearts (30-Apr-1993)
Internal Affairs (12-Jan-1990)
Born on the Fourth of July (20-Dec-1989)
The Preppie Murder (24-Sep-1989)
William Joseph "Billy" Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and writer, known for his starring roles in such films as Flatliners (1990), Backdraft (1991), Sliver (1993), Fair Game (1995), Virus (1999), Double Bang (2001), as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom (2004–2007), Art Heist (2004), Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), and as Senator Patrick Darling in the drama Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009) on ABC. Baldwin is currently a regular guest on Gossip Girl as William van der Woodsen and Parenthood as Gordon Flint.