83 Facts About Alec Baldwin


Alexander Rae Baldwin III was born on April 3,1958 and is an American actor, comedian, and producer.


Alec Baldwin has done voice work for The SpongeBob SquarePants Movie, Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa, Rise of the Guardians, and The Boss Baby film franchise.


From 2006 to 2013, Alec Baldwin received critical acclaim starring alongside Tina Fey as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom 30 Rock, winning two Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his work on the series, making him the male performer with the most SAG Awards in history.


Alec Baldwin was the host of Match Game from 2016 until 2021.


Alec Baldwin has received critical acclaim for his portrayal of Donald Trump on the long-running sketch series Saturday Night Live, both during the latter part of the 2016 presidential election campaign and following the inauguration, a role that won him his third Primetime Emmy in 2017.


In 2021, while on the Rust film set, Alec Baldwin discharged a revolver used as a prop, which killed cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injured director Joel Souza.


On January 31,2023, Alec Baldwin was criminally charged by the Santa Fe County, New Mexico, district attorney's office with two counts of involuntary manslaughter.


Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin III was born on April 3,1958, in Amityville, New York, and raised in the Nassau Shores neighborhood of nearby Massapequa, the eldest son of Carol Newcomb from Syracuse and Alexander Rae Alec Baldwin Jr.


In New York City, Alec Baldwin worked as a busboy at the famed discotheque, Studio 54.


Alec Baldwin made his Broadway debut in 1986 in a revival of Joe Orton's Loot alongside Zoe Wanamaker, Zeljko Ivanek, Joseph Maher, and Charles Keating.


Alec Baldwin received an Emmy nomination for the 1995 television version of the production, in which both he and Jessica Lange reprised their roles, alongside John Goodman and Diane Lane.


In 1998, Baldwin played the title role in Macbeth at The Public Theater alongside Angela Bassett and Liev Schreiber in a production directed by George C Wolfe.


In 2004, Alec Baldwin starred in a revival of Broadway's Twentieth Century about a successful and egomaniacal Broadway director, who has transformed a chorus girl into a leading lady.


Alec Baldwin starred as Luther Billis, alongside Reba McEntire as Nellie and Brian Stokes Mitchell as Emile.


In 2006, Alec Baldwin made theater news in Roundabout Theatre Company's Off-Broadway revival of Joe Orton's Entertaining Mr Sloane.


In 2010, Alec Baldwin starred opposite Sam Underwood in a critically acclaimed revival of Peter Shaffer's Equus, directed by Tony Walton at Guild Hall in East Hampton, New York.


Alec Baldwin's first acting role was as Billy Aldrich in the NBC daytime soap opera The Doctors from 1980 to 1982.


Alec Baldwin went on to appear as the brother of Valene Ewing and son of Lilimae Clements in Knots Landing from 1984 to 1985.


In 1986 Alec Baldwin starred in Dress Gray, a four-hour made-for-television miniseries, as an honest cadet sergeant who tries to solve the mystery of a murdered gay classmate.


Alec Baldwin left the show in 2002 after winning the role of Lawrence Quinn in The Cat in the Hat and was replaced by Michael Brandon.


In 2002, Alec Baldwin appeared in two episodes of Friends as Phoebe's overly enthusiastic love interest, Parker.


Alec Baldwin guest-starred in the first live episode of the series.


Alec Baldwin starred as Jack Donaghy on NBC's 30 Rock, which first aired in October 2006.


Alec Baldwin met his future co-stars Tina Fey and Tracy Morgan while appearing on Saturday Night Live.


Since season 3, Alec Baldwin was credited as one of 30 Rocks producers.


Alec Baldwin has won three Emmy Awards, two Golden Globe awards and seven Screen Actors Guild Awards for his role.


Alec Baldwin received his second Emmy nomination for Best Actor in a Television Comedy or Musical as Jack Donaghy in 2008, marking his seventh Primetime Emmy nomination and first win.


Alec Baldwin joined TCM's The Essentials Robert Osborne as co-host beginning in March 2009.


Alec Baldwin co-hosted the 82nd Academy Awards with Steve Martin in 2010.


Alec Baldwin impersonated Republican nominee Donald Trump during SNL coverage of the 2016 Presidential election, to critical acclaim.


Alec Baldwin continued in the role until Trump's defeat in the 2020 election.


Alec Baldwin later hosted the second show on February 2,2013.


Alec Baldwin, who denied that he used the word "fag", later cited this incident as a major turning point in his public life.


In 2016 Alec Baldwin began hosting a reboot of the game show Match Game on ABC.


On March 3,2018, following the broadcast of the 90th Academy Awards, ABC broadcast a preview episode of the talk show The Alec Baldwin Show, at the time called Sundays With Alec Baldwin, scheduled to formally debut with a nine-episode order that fall.


Alec Baldwin was the subject of the 2019 edition of the Comedy Central Roast, which included among the roastees a surprise appearance by his daughter Ireland.


In 2021, Alec Baldwin starred opposite Jamie Dornan and Christian Slater in the miniseries Dr Death on Peacock.


Alec Baldwin made his film debut with a minor role in the 1987 film Forever, Lulu.


Alec Baldwin met his future wife Kim Basinger when they played lovers in the 1991 film The Marrying Man.


Alec Baldwin appeared with Basinger again in The Getaway, a 1994 remake of the 1972 Steve McQueen film of the same name.


Also, in 1994, Alec Baldwin made a foray into pulp fiction-based movies with the role of the title character in The Shadow.


Alec Baldwin shifted towards character acting, beginning with Pearl Harbor in 2001.


Alec Baldwin was nominated for an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and the Screen Actors Guild Award for his performance in the 2003 gambling drama The Cooler.


Alec Baldwin appeared in Martin Scorsese's The Aviator and The Departed.


Alec Baldwin performed opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Suburban Girl.


Alec Baldwin directed and starred in The Devil and Daniel Webster with Anthony Hopkins, Jennifer Love Hewitt and Dan Aykroyd in 2001.


Alec Baldwin, displeased with the way the film had been cut in post-production, demanded that his directorial credit be changed to the pseudonym "Harry Kirkpatrick".


Later, on August 29,2018, Alec Baldwin withdrew from the role.


On January 12,2009, Alec Baldwin became the host of The New York Philharmonic This Week, the nationally syndicated radio series of the New York Philharmonic.


Alec Baldwin has recorded two nationally distributed public service radio announcements on behalf of the Save the Manatee Club.


Between 2011 and 2020, Alec Baldwin completed more than 150 interviews, with guests who included musician Wynton Marsalis, filmmaker Edward Norton, comedian David Letterman, violinist Itzhak Perlman, and pianist Lang Lang, among many others.


Alec Baldwin co-authored the book A Promise to Ourselves: A Journey Through Fatherhood and Divorce with Mark Tabb in 2008.


Alec Baldwin has received a number of awards and nominations throughout his career for stage, television, and film roles.


Alec Baldwin has been nominated for the Academy Award, BAFTA Award, and Tony Award and has received three Primetime Emmy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, and eight Screen Actors Guild Awards.


On May 12,2010, Alec Baldwin gave a commencement address at New York University and was awarded a Doctor of Fine Arts degree, honoris causa.


Alec Baldwin was named Esteemed Faculty by Stony Brook University after teaching a master class in acting at Stony Brook Southampton.


Alec Baldwin was briefly engaged in 1983 to actress Janine Turner.


Alec Baldwin dated Lori Loughlin, Lori Singer, Holly Gagnier and Jennifer Love Hewitt.


In 1990, Alec Baldwin met actress Kim Basinger when they played lovers in the film The Marrying Man.


Alec Baldwin has called the attorneys in the case "opportunists", and has characterized Basinger's psychologists as part of the "divorce industry".


Alec Baldwin is a person, like many of us, doing the best she can with what she has.


Alec Baldwin is a litigant, and therefore, one who walks into a courtroom and is never offered anything other than what is served there.


Alec Baldwin wrote that he spent over a million dollars, has had to put time aside from his career, has had to travel extensively, and needed to find a house in California, so that he could stay in his daughter's life.


Alec Baldwin contended that after seven years of these issues, he hit a breaking point and, on April 11,2007, left an angry voicemail message in response to another unanswered arranged call, in which Alec Baldwin called his 11-year-old daughter a "rude, thoughtless little pig".


Alec Baldwin contends that the tape was sold to TMZ, which released the recording, despite laws against publishing media related to a minor without the permission of both parents.


Alec Baldwin admitted that he made a mistake but asked not to be judged as a parent based on a bad moment.


Alec Baldwin later admitted to Playboy in June 2009 that he contemplated suicide over the voicemail that leaked to the public.


In late 2008, Alec Baldwin toured in support of his book on fatherhood and divorce, speaking about his experiences related in it.


On October 26,1995, Alec Baldwin allegedly assaulted a photographer for videotaping Basinger and their three-day-old daughter.


In December 2011, Alec Baldwin was on an American Airlines flight at Los Angeles International Airport, playing Words with Friends on his phone while waiting for takeoff.


Alec Baldwin spoofed the incident during a cameo appearance on Saturday Night Live "Weekend Update" segment.


On October 21,2021, Alec Baldwin was filming on the set of the upcoming film Rust, of which he was a producer, at the Bonanza Creek Ranch in Santa Fe, New Mexico, when he discharged a gun being used as a prop, killing cinematographer Halyna Hutchins and injuring director Joel Souza.


On October 5,2022, Alec Baldwin reached an undisclosed settlement with Hutchins' family in their wrongful death lawsuit.


On January 19,2023, Santa Fe District Attorney Mary Carmack-Altwies announced that Alec Baldwin would be charged with two counts of involuntary manslaughter by the end of the month.


Critics noted that the elevated second charge, a mandatory minimum of five years, might not have been applied if Alec Baldwin were not a celebrity and if his accident had not attracted international media coverage.


Alec Baldwin is a Democrat and endorsed Barack Obama in his two presidential campaigns.


Alec Baldwin serves on the board of People for the American Way.


Alec Baldwin is an animal rights activist and a staunch supporter of PETA, for which he has done work that includes narrating the video entitled Meet Your Meat.


Alec Baldwin lent his support to the Save the Manatee Club by donating his time to record several public service announcements for the group, which had contacted him following his role in "The Bonfire of the Manatees", an episode of The Simpsons in which he was the voice of a biologist working to save the endangered mammals.


Alec Baldwin said in a 2006 interview with The New York Times that if he did become involved in electoral politics, he would prefer to run for Governor of New York.


On December 21,2011, Alec Baldwin, addressing speculation, said he was abandoning plans to run for mayor of New York City and would instead continue in his role on 30 Rock.


In February 2009, Alec Baldwin spoke out to encourage state leaders to renew New York's tax break for the film and television industry, stating that if the "tax breaks are not reinstated into the budget, film production in this town is going to collapse and television production is going to collapse and it's all going to go to California".


Alec Baldwin subsequently boycotted the Emmy Awards and requested that his entire appearance be removed from the broadcast.