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Overview (2)

Date of Birth 21 February 1963Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA
Height 6' 1½" (1.87 m)

Mini Bio (1)

William Baldwin was born on February 21, 1963 in Massapequa, Long Island, New York, USA. He is an actor and producer, known for Backdraft (1991), The Squid and the Whale (2005) and Flatliners (1990). He has been married to Chynna Phillips since September 9, 1995. They have three children.

Spouse (1)

Chynna Phillips (9 September 1995 - present) (3 children)

Trivia (28)

Attended the State University of New York at Binghamton for 2 years before leaving to go to Hollywood
Studied political science at university.
Before becoming an actor, he worked as a male model.
Cousin of actor Joseph Baldwin.
Rode along with the Chicago Fire Dept.'s Squad 5 in preparation for his role in Backdraft (1991).
Baldwin and pop singer Chynna Phillips gave birth to 7 lb., 2 oz. daughter, Jamison Leon. [February 2000]
Ex-brother-in-law of Kim Basinger.
Son, Vance Alexander, born October 23, 2001 in New York City.
A former wrestler, he was inducted in the Amateur Wrestling Hall of Fame after receiving the 2003 Outstanding American Award. Past recipients included Sen. Paul Wellstone, Dan Dierdorf, astronaut Michael Collins, actor Kirk Douglas, writer John Irving, Donald Rumsfeld, Gen Norman Schwarzkopf and many former Presidents.
Son-in-law of John Phillips, and Michelle Phillips. Half-brother-in-law of Bijou Phillips, and Mackenzie Phillips.
His son Vance was born on the same day and month (October 23rd) as his niece, Ireland.
Daughter Brooke Michelle born to his wife Chynna Phillips in New York on December 6 2004 weighing 7 pounds, 6 ounces.
Has a dog named Thurman, named after New York Yankees great Thurman Munson.
Wanted to name one of his sons Gehrig after New York Yankees legend Lou Gehrig.
No relation to actor Adam Baldwin.
Four years after they got together, William and Chynna were married on September 9th, 1995 at the Sacred Hearts of Jesus and Mary Roman Catholic Church in South Hampton, New York.
Acccording to most biographies on the Baldwin Brothers, William and his brothers, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin, attended Massapequa High School, but they actually went to Alfred G. Berner High School, two miles from Massapequa High School. But their father, Alexander Jr., was a highly respected history teacher and football coach at Massapequa High. In 1998/1999 he was honored by the school, and the auditorium was renamed for him. (One of Al Baldwin's former students is Brian Kilmeade).
Both William and younger brother, Stephen Baldwin, are former Calvin Klein models.
The Creative Coalition ( TCC ) elected William its their new president.
William and his brothers were all wrestlers in high school, and he even wrestled in college. Aside from being a wrestler in high school, William also played on the high school football team.
William likes jazz, the Count Basie Band (swing), and Van Morrison, but has no favorite genre of music.
William, who trained for three weeks at the Chicago Fire Academy, rode along with the Chicago Fire Department's Squad 5 while preparing for his role as Brian McCaffrey in Backdraft (1991).
William worked as an aide on Capitol Hill for U.S. Representive Thomas J. Downey ( New York/ Democrat).
William and his older brother, Alec Baldwin, were both very close friends of the late John Kennedy Jr..
Like his brother Alec Baldwin, William is a vegetarian and was once nominated for PETA's "Sexiest Vegetarian".
Both he and his brother, Alec Baldwin, won $250,000 for charity on separate celebrity episodes of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire (1999).

Personal Quotes (5)

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.
I see myself much more so as an actor. Acting is my career and activism is my passionate hobby. But acting is my livelihood. I was an activist long before I even entertained the possibility of being an actor.
I look for an interesting and often times, fresh character. Something different that what is done all the time or than I've done recently. I look at who is directing. Those two variables as well as a third, which is the content and the quality of the screenplay. I look at the arcs of the scenes and characters and relationships.
I've been involved with the Creative Coalition since shortly after the founding by (actor) Ron Oliver and (actress) Susan Sarandon and (actor) Christopher Reeve. I love to really roll up my sleeves and get my hands dirty on any level when it comes to these sorts of issues, (i.e. gun control, freedom of speech) on a grass roots level or a clerical level. I love to educate myself and others and help raise awareness on important issues. I love to utilize my celebrity status in a responsible and constructive and substantive manner. I like to get my hands dirty rather than a photo op".
I'm fascinated by each individual story. I'll walk down the street and see a homeless person, and I'll want to stop them and say, How did this happen? Where's your mother? Are you physically ill? Mentally ill? And this is what I wanted to know about Tom. How could this have happened? (on real Tom Martinez, the character in which he portrays in the Showtime original movie, Brotherhood of Murder (1999)).

Salary (2)

Sliver (1993) $1,700,000
Curdled (1996) $150,000

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