William Joseph 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), The Squid and the Whale (2005), as himself in Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008), as Senator Patrick Darling in the drama series Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009), Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), as William van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl until December 2012, and as Gordon Flint on Parenthood.

Early Life Edit

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. His father was a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. He is the brother of actors Alec, Daniel, and Stephen, sometimes collectively known as the Baldwin brothers, and of sisters Beth and Jane, all together known as the Baldwin family. Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family, and has English, Irish, Scottish, French-Canadian, and German ancestry. A graduate of Alfred G. Berner High School and Binghamton University, where he was a varsity wrestler, he has a degree in political science.

Personal Life Edit

In 1995, Baldwin married singer Chynna Phillips of the music group Wilson Phillips and daughter of musician John Phillips by his second wife, Michelle. Together, they have three children: daughter Jameson (born 2000), son Vance (born 2002), and daughter Brooke (born 2004).

Baldwin splits his time between an estate in Santa Barbara, California and another in Bedford Corners, New York (30 minutes away from his brother Stephen's estate in Nyack, New York).

Filmography Edit

Movies Edit

Movie Role Year
The Preppie Murder Robert Chambers 1989
Born on The Fourth of July US Marine - Vietnam 1989
Internal Affairs Van Stretch 1990
Flatliners Joe Hurley 1990
Backdraft Brian McCaffrey 1991
Three of Hearts Joe 1993
Silver Zeke Hawkins 1993
A Pyromaniac's Love Story Garet 1995
Fair Game Det. Max Kirkpatrick 1995
Curdled Paul Guell 1996
Bulworth Constance Bulworth's Lover 1998
Shattered Image Brian 1998
Virus Steve Baker 1999
Brotherhood of Murder Tom Martinez 1999
Primary Suspect Christian Box 2000
Relative Values Don Lucas 2000
Double Bang Billy Brennan 2001
One Eyed King Frank 2001
Say Nothing Julian Grant 2001
R.U.S./H. 2002
You Stupid Man Brady 2002
Red Rover Will Taylor 2003
E.D.N.Y. Mike 'Mad Dog' Kelly 2003
Art Heist Bruce Walker 2004
The Squid and the Whale Ivan 2005
Lenexa, 1 Mile Dan Cooney Sr. 2006
Park Dennis 2006
Feel Nathan 2006
Humble Pie Truman Hope 2007
Adrift in Manhattan Mark Phipps 2007
A Plumm Summer Mick Plumm 2007
Noise Mayor's Chief of Staff 2007
Forgetting Sarah Marshall Detective Hunter Rush 2008
Lymelife Co-producer 2008
Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths Batman 2010
1 a Minute Himself 2010
The Craigslist Killer Detective Brian Albert 2011
Garbage Billy 2011
Remnants Roy 2011
Jock of the Bushveld Boatman 2011
High Midnight Sheriff Holt Mosely 2012
Sexy Evil Genius Bert Mayfaire 2012
Aftermath Shane (voice) 2012
Dino Time Sarco (voice) 2012
Be My Valentine Daniel Farrell 2013
The Stranger Within Robert 2013
The Wisdom to Know the Difference Dennis 2014
A Wing and a Prayer Narrator 2015

Television Edit

Title Role Episodes Year
Danny Phantom Johnny 13 3 2004-07
Waterfront Paul Brennan 5 2006
Dirty Sexy Money Patrick Darling 23 2007-09
Gossip Girl Dr. William van der Woodsen 11 2010-12
Parenthood Gordon Flint 8 2010
Hawaii Five-0 Frank Delano 5 2011-12
30 Rock Lance Drake Mandrell 1 2012
Men at Work Shepard Peters 1 2012
Copper William 'Wild Bill' Eustace 2 2013
Wilfred Bruce 1 2014
Forever Oliver Clausten 1 2015
Hot in Cleveland Dan Stevens 2015

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