William Baldwin Biography, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Movies, TV Shows, Interview

William Baldwin born William Joseph Baldwin is an American actor, producer and a writer who showcases his multitude of talents in the world of films and television.

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William Baldwin Biography

William Baldwin born William Joseph Baldwin is an American actor, producer and a writer who showcases his multitude of talents in the world of films and television.

William Baldwin Age | How Old Is William Baldwin?

William  was born on February 21, 1963 in Massapequa, New York, US. He is 55 years old as of 2018.

William Baldwin Family

Baldwin was born in Massapequa, New York and is a son of Carol Newcomb (née Martineau) and Alexander Rae Baldwin, Jr. He is a member of the Baldwin family and the second-youngest of the Baldwin brothers who are all actors. He has five siblings that include three brothers and two sisters who are not performers.

William’s sisters are Elizabeth “Beth” Baldwin Keuchler, who was born in 1955, and is the oldest of the Baldwin siblings and Jane Ann Baldwin Sasso, who was born ten years later in 1965 and is the fifth-born. By birth and marriage, there is a total of six actors in the family.

William Baldwin Brothers

William has three brothers namely, Alec Baldwin, Stephen Baldwin and Daniel Baldwin. Alec is the oldest among the four brothers, born in 1958. He is a writer, producer, comedian and game show host. Daniel is the second Baldwin brother, born in 1960. He is also an actor, director, and producer. Stephen is the youngest, born in 1966, also an actor, producer and author.

William Baldwin Brothers (L-R: William, Stephen, Alec and Daniel)

William Baldwin and Alec

Alec Baldwin is an older brother of William and the eldest among his brothers. William and Alec, were both very close friends of the late John Kennedy Jr.. Alec is the most popular one in the family also with a higher net worth than the others.

They both won $250,000 for charity on episodes of (Who wants to be a Millionaire) in separate celebrity contests. Alec won the prize on November 12, 2000 for the Performing Animals Welfare Society (PAWS) while William won his prize on November 26, 2001 for his charity.

William Baldwin Wife

He is married to Chynna Phillips, an American singer and actress who is a member of the vocal group, Wilson Phillips. They have three children namely, daughter, Jamison Baldwin, born in 27 February 2000, a son by the name Vance Baldwin, born in 2002, in New York City, New York, United States and the last-born daughter Brooke, born in 2004.

 William Baldwin and his wife Chynna Phillips

William Baldwin Children

William Baldwin together with Chynna Phillips have three children: two daughters and a son namely: Jameson Baldwin, Brooke Baldwin and Vance Baldwin respectively.

William Baldwin Career

In the 1980s, he was a fashion model for Calvin Klein before starting his acting career. He had his first starring role in a TV movie, The Preppie Murder (1989), as Robert Chambers alongside Danny Aiello and Lara Flynn Boyle.

Baldwin also acted in the film Born on the Fourth of July with a minor role as a U.S Marine during the Vietnam War, with Tom Cruise being in the starring role in 1989. In the 1990 s, Baldwin’s first feature was in the film “Internal Affairs” alongside Richard Gere and Andy Garcia.

He also starred in big budget films such as Flat liners featuring stars like Julia Roberts, Kiefer Sutherland and Kevin Bacon.

In Backdraft, he portrayed Chicago firefighter Brian McCafferey together with Kurt Russell, with the ensemble cast including Donald Sutherland, Scott Glenn, Rebecca De Mornay and Robert De Niro.

In the film Sliver in 1993, his role along side Sharon Stone earned him the MTV Movie Award for most desirable Male.

In 1995, among other characters he has played in his career, he was on Joel Schumacher’s shortlist for Batman Forever to play the caped crusader. Schumacher’s four diverse choices were Daniel Day-Lewis, Ralph Fiennes, Val Kilmer and Baldwin. The role went to Val Kilmer. Baldwin starred alongside Cindy Crawford in Fair Game.

Then in 1996, he starred in a low-budget film by Miramax Films titled Curdled, and was paid US$150,000 for his performance compared to the $1.7 million he received for his role in Sliver, but his performance in the film was slightly acclaimed by critics.

In 1998, he appeared in Warren Beatty’s film Bulworth, as Constance Bulworth’s lover. In 1999, Baldwin teamed up with Jamie Lee Curtis and Donald Sutherland for the science fiction thriller Virus, and alongside Peter Gallagher in the Showtime original movie, Brotherhood of Murder.

In early 2001, Baldwin played a leading role in the television film Double Bang aired on HBO. He has also featured in other plays such as Red Rover in 2003, Park, Feel and Lenexa, 1 Mile in 2006, and Adrift in Manhattan, A Plumm Summer, Noise, and Humble Pie in 2007.

He also portrayed the character of Dr. Willam van der Woodsen, the father of Serena and Eric van der Woodsen on the series Gossip Girl in 2010. He also featured in UniGlobe Entertainment’s breast cancer docudrama, together with his brother Daniel. The documentary was made by Namrata Singh Gujral, which featured the breast cancer survivors Olivia Newton-John, Diahann Carroll, Melissa Etheridge, Namrata Singh Gujral, Mumtaz, Jaclyn Smith, Daniel Baldwin and Priya Dutty.

In the second season of Parenthood, he was featured in the play “boss and love interest” for several episodes. Baldwin had joined Parenthood for a multi_episode, which include: arc that aired in the fall of 2010 as Gordon Flint, the “wealthy, charismatic” boss of Adam (Peter Krause), a bachelor who also has eyes for Adam’s sister Sarah (Lauren Graham).

The Craigslist killer which was aired in January 3, 2011 (the lifetime Original Movie ) that he also starred
He however played the lead detective on the case of the killer, Philip Markoff

On June 1, 2011, Baldwin starred in the indie film Sexy Evil Genius, alongside Seth Green, Harold Perrineau Jr., Katee Sackhoff and Michelle Trachtenberg. The film was directed by Shawn Piller. In July 2011, Baldwin joined the CBS drama Hawaii Five-0 for a multi-episode arc. On March 22, 2012, Baldwin guest starred on the NBC show 30 Rock. Baldwin plays Lance Drake Mandrell, an actor who plays Jack donaghy – the role played in the series by Baldwin’s real-life brother Alec – in a made-for-TV movie within the show.

Baldwin is currently a model for sacoor Brothers. Baldwin appeared in the fourth and final season of Wilfred, replacing Dwight yoakam in the role of Bruce. In 2015, he narrated for the documentary A Wing and a Prayer, a film about American fighter pilots who assisted in the 1948 Arab–Israeli War and the founding of the Israeli Air Force.

William Baldwin Gossip Girl

He played the role of William van der Woodsen on Gossip Girl.  William is Lily’s first husband and the father of Eric and Serena van der Woodsen.

William Baldwin Backdraft

Willam Baldwin played as Brian McCaffrey in the movie Backdraft  an American drama thriller film directed by Ron Howard and written by Gregory Widen. He played a role of a firefighter of Engine 17 of the Chicago Fire Department with his brother Stephen “Bull” McCaffrey.

William Baldwin Movies and TV Shows






Abigail Falls


Minutes to Midnight

Mr. Walters

Welcome to Acapulco

Drake Savage

1st Born


The Trouble

Joey Mangepanni

Born Again Dead



The Broken Key

Friar Hugo

Maximum Impact

Man in Shadows





Detective Frank Hogan


A Wing and a Prayer



The Wisdom to Know the Difference



Shane (voice)


Stranger Within

Robert Moore


Dino Time

Sarco (voice)


Jock the Hero Dog



Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths


1 a Minute



Forgetting Sarah Marshall

Detective Hunter Rush


Adrift in Manhattan

Mark Phipps

American Fork

Truman Hope

A Plumm Summer

Mick Plumm


Mayor’s Chief of Staff


Lenexa, 1 Mile

Dan Cooney Sr.






The Squid and the Whale



Art Heist

Bruce Walker


Red Rover

Will Taylor


You Stupid Man



Double Bang

Billy Brennan

One Eyed King


Say Nothing

Julian Grant


Primary Suspect

Christian Box

Relative Values

Don Lucas



Steve Baker



Constance Bulworth’s Lover

Shattered Image




Paul Guell


A Pyromaniac’s Love Story


Fair Game

Detective Max Kirkpatrick


Three of Hearts

Joe Casella


Zeke Hawkins



Brian McCaffrey


Internal Affairs

Van Stretch


Joe Hurley


Born on the Fourth of July

U.S. Marine – Vietnam

TV Shows/films






Gordy Greer

The Purge

David Ryker

Dream Corp, LLC




Elwood Davis


While You Were Dating

Nick Stendahl


Hit the Floor

Jackson Everett



Oliver Clausten

Hot in Cleveland

Dane Stevens

Lead With Your Heart

Ben Walker





Be My Valentine



William ‘Wild Bill’ Eustace


30 Rock

Lance Drake Mandrell

Men at Work

Shepard Peters


Hawaii Five-0

Frank Delano


The Craigslist Killer

Detective Bennett


Gossip Girl

William van der Woodsen



Gordon Flint


Dirty Sexy Money

Patrick Darling



Paul Brennan

2004–2005; 2007

Danny Phantom

Johnny 13 (voice)



Mike ‘Mad Dog’ Kelly


Brotherhood of Murder

Tom Martinez


The Preppie Murder

Robert Chambers

William Baldwin Young

William Baldwin


William Baldwin Sliver

William Baldwin in the film Sliver played the role of  Zeke Hawkins.

William Baldwin Twitter

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