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William Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, known for his starring roles in such films as Backdraft (1991) and Flatliners (1990).
Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York, the son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr., a high school history/social studies teacher and football coach. He is the brother of notable actors Daniel, Stephen and Alec, sometimes collectively known as the Baldwin brothers. Baldwin was raised in a Catholic family of Irish and French descent. A graduate of Binghamton University, he has a degree in political science and is known for his support and contributions to Binghamton's wrestling team.
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Before starting his acting career, he was a fashion model. Baldwin starred alongside Cindy Crawford in the 1995 film, Fair Game, and has continued to act in films and on television, but he has not taken many leading roles. He was well-received in a supporting role in the 2005 film The Squid and the Whale. He will also co-star as Donald Sutherland's oldest son, Patrick Darling VI, on Dirty Sexy Money, for ABC.
Since 1995, Baldwin has been married to singer Chynna Phillips (formerly of the group Wilson Phillips), who is the daughter of John and Michelle Phillips of the 60s group, The Mamas and the Papas. They have three children: daughter Jamison (born 2000), son Vance Alexander (born 2001) and daughter Brooke (born 2004). Like his brother Alec Baldwin, William is a vegetarian and has been nominated for PETA's 'Sexiest Vegetarian'.