36 Facts About Alec Baldwin

1. Alec Baldwin gained attention for his performances as Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October and in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992).

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2. Alec Baldwin co-starred in Mission: Impossible – Rogue Nation and Mission: Impossible – Fallout (2018), the fifth and sixth installments of the Mission: Impossible series.

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

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

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5. 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.

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6. 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.

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7. 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 (Anne Heche) into a leading lady.

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

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

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10. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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22. 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.

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23. Alec Baldwin performed opposite Sarah Michelle Gellar in Suburban Girl.

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

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25. 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.

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26. 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.

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

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

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29. 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.

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30. 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".

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31. 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.

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

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

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34. 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.

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35. 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.

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36. 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".

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