William Baldwin has distinguished himself as an actor/ producer/writer who continues to showcase his multitude of talents in the world of film and television.
Baldwin can be seen in the following upcoming independent films -- he stars in the thriller “The Stranger Inside” which he recently wrapped in Mallorca, Copenhagen, and New York, and the drama “Blind Faith” about Mike Chastain - the only blind American Football player ever, and "Blowtorch" with Armand Assante. He also recently starred in the Hallmark Channel film "Be My Valentine", “Gossip GIrl” for the CW Network and “Hawaii 5-0” for CBS. Additionally, Baldwin will produce and star in “Untitled Hallmark Movie" in 2014, “Boss Tweed” for Sony, and "A Time to Betray” - also for Sony.
Baldwin is currently on location in Toronto working on "Copper" for the BBC America with Tom Kelly and Tom Fontana.
Baldwin made his television series debut in 2008 starring in the hit ABC series, “Dirty Sexy Money,” opposite Jill Clayburgh, Donald Sutherland and Peter Krause. The tongue-in-cheek drama focuses on the wealth, power & privilege of the fictional Darling family of New York City – and the idealistic lawyer who works for them. Baldwin portrays Patrick Darling, the state Attorney General pondering a Senate run – who is also harboring a multitude of scandalous secrets – including an affair with his transgendered mistress. The show has been called a mixture of “Dynasty,” “Desperate Housewives” and “Six Feet Under”.
In 2005, Baldwin memorably starred with Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the critical award-winning hit film “The Squid & The Whale.” The drama, directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson, was recognized on over 200 Top 10 Lists that year.
Baldwin has starred in over 25 films of varied genres. He appeared with Tim Robbins and William Hurt in the Henry Bean-directed black comedy “Noise,” as well as “American Fork,” which was an official selection in the 2007 Slamdance Film Festival and the HBO Comedy Arts Festival. He also appeared in a cameo in Judd Apatow’s hit comedy “Forgetting Sarah Marshall” (Universal).
He also starred in the screen adaptation of Noel Coward’s “Relative Values” with Steven Fry, Colin Firth and Julie Andrews; the Irish Hell’s Kitchen drama “One Eyed King” with Chazz Palminteri and Armand Assante; and “The Brotherhood of Murder,” a drama about a breakaway faction of the Aryan Nation with Peter Gallagher and Kelly Lynch. Other film credits include “Backdraft,” “Curdled,” “Virus,” “Pyromaniacs: A Love Story,” “Shattered Image,” “Double Bang,” “Fair Game,” “Sliver,” “Three of Hearts,” “Flatliners,” “Internal Affairs,” and the “The Preppy Murder.” He made his feature film debut in Oliver Stone’s “Born on the Fourth of July.”
A native of Massapequa, New York, Baldwin graduated from State University of New York at Binghamton University with a degree in Political Science.
Baldwin serves on the boards of CPOW - The Committee to Preserve Olympic Wrestling, The Massapequa Community Fund (an endowment providing grants to local non-profits and scholarships for graduating seniors in his hometown), The Binghamton University Endowment Fund, The Montecito Education Foundation, and The Carol M. Baldwin Breast Cancer Research Fund.
Baldwin lives in California with his wife Chynna Phillips and his three children Jameson, Vance and Brooke.