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William Baldwin has made an indelible mark in the entertainment industry, showcasing his multifaceted talents as an actor, producer, and writer in both film and television.
With a busy year ahead, Baldwin is set to shine in several high-profile projects. He’s been globetrotting, filming back-to-back productions, including a recurring role opposite Miles Teller in Nicolas Winding Refn’s highly-anticipated Amazon series “Too Old to Die Young.” Additionally, he’ll grace the upcoming Netflix series “Insatiable.”
Fans of the 1991 blockbuster “Backdraft” can look forward to Baldwin reprising his role as Brian McCaffrey in the Universal/Netflix sequel “Backdraft 2,” alongside Donald Sutherland. This action-packed drama is currently in production in Eastern Europe. Baldwin will then return to the United States to embark on a recurring role in the USA Network/SyFy series “The Purge,” based on the popular Blumhouse film franchise. He’ll portray David Ryker, the charismatic Managing Partner of an investment firm who leads with confidence but holds a Purge night secret.
Baldwin’s television journey began with his starring role in the ABC series “Dirty Sexy Money,” where he garnered praise for his portrayal of Patrick Darling, the state Attorney General with a trove of scandalous secrets. His television credits also include appearances in acclaimed series like BBC’s “Copper,” TV Land’s “Hot in Cleveland,” NBC’s “Parenthood” and “30 Rock,” CW’s “Gossip Girl,” and FX’s “Wilfred.” He’s made guest appearances and had recurring roles on series such as “MacGyver,” “Hawaii 5-0,” “Hit the Floor,” “Forever,” and starred in the popular Lifetime telefilm “The Craig’s List Killer.”
On the big screen, Baldwin has graced over 30 films of various genres. Notably, he starred alongside Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the critically acclaimed “The Squid & The Whale” in 2005. His filmography includes comedy hits like “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” and “Noise,” as well as appearances in films like “Born on the Fourth of July,” “Flatliners,” and “The Preppy Murder.”
Beyond his acting prowess, Baldwin has ventured into producing, co-producing the independent film “Lymelife” and producing and starring in projects for the Hallmark Network.
Rooted in Massapequa, New York, Baldwin holds a degree in Political Science from Binghamton University, reflecting his ongoing passion for politics. He also actively serves on the boards of various organizations, including KCLU radio, The Massapequa Community Fund, The Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling, The Los Angelitos Orphanage, and The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
In his personal life, Baldwin resides in California with his wife, singer/songwriter Chynna Phillips, and their three children, Jameson, Vance, and Brooke. He also took on the role of executive producer for Phillips’ band Chynna & Vaughan’s record “One Reason.”