Alec Baldwin is a graduate of New York University (BFA-Tisch, 94) and was presented with an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from NYU in 2010.
He last appeared on stage in the 2010 Guild Hall (East Hampton) production of Peter Shaffer’s EQUUS, directed by Tony Walton. Other stage includes the Roundabout Theatre Company’s 2006 production of Joe Orton’s Entertaining Mr. Sloane, directed by Scott Ellis. Loot (Broadway-1986; Theatre World Award), Caryl Churchill's Serious Money (Broadway-1988), Prelude to a Kiss (Circle Rep.- 1990; Obie Award), A Street Car Named Desire (Broadway-1992; Tony nomination), Macbeth (NYSF-1998), The Twentieth Century (Roundabout-2004). (Also The Hartman in Stamford, Williamstown, Bay Street)
Baldwin has appeared in over forty films, including Beetle Juice, Working Girl, Miami Blues, The Hunt for Red October, Glengarry Glen Ross, Malice, The Juror, The Edge, Ghosts of Mississippi, State and Main, The Cat in the Hat, The Cooler (National Board of Review Award for Best Supporting Actor, Oscar nomination), The Aviator, The Departed, and It’s Complicated, among many others.
On television Baldwin starred with Tina Fey on NBC’s “30 Rock”, winner of the 2007, 2008 and 2009 Emmy for Outstanding Comedy Series. Baldwin has received five SAG Awards, three Golden Globes, the Television Critics Award and two Emmy awards as Best Actor in a Comedy Series for his performance on the show.
In 2011, Alec received his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. His company, El Dorado Pictures, has produced several projects including NUREMBERG: INFAMY ON TRIAL for TNT television (Emmy nomination), The Confession for Showtime (WGA award for best adapted screenplay) and David Mamet’s film, State and Main.
Alec Baldwin is also a dedicated supporter of numerous causes related to public policy and the arts. He serves on the boards of People For The American Way, The Hamptons International Film Festival and Guild Hall of East Hampton. He is an active supporter of The Radiation and Public Health Project, East Hampton Day Care Center, The Actors Fund, The Public Theatre/New York Shakespeare Festival, The Roundabout Theatre, People for the Ethical treatment of Animals and The Water Keeper Alliance, among many others.
Baldwin’s book, A PROMISE TO OURSELVES (St. Martin’s Press) was published in paperback in the Fall of 2009.
This reading by Alec Baldwin of James Thurber’s tale of a small town losing its mind, “The Day the Dam Broke,” is part of the SELECTED SHORTS program “Pushing the Limits,” hosted by John Lithgow.
Coming of age with Wyatt Cenac, running for your life with Alec Baldwin, and other funnies served up by guest host John Lithgow.
Stephen Colbert begins a five-show stint as our guest host with a ride on the wild side with gonzo journalist Hunter S. Thompson's Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas.
Drastic solutions, last chances, and it’s too late, in three stories hosted by Wyatt Cenac.
This week Alec sits down with writer and director James Toback who makes movies on his own terms. His films include The Gambler, The Pick-up Artist, Love & Money, Black and White.
This week Alec sits down with film director Chris Columbus – who has brought to the screen some of the biggest American family films in the last 20 years: Adventures in Babysitting, Home Alone, and Mrs. Doubtfire.
This week, Alec sits down with Danny Bennett, to talk about the thirty years he’s spent managing the career of his dad, Tony Bennett. As Danny says, “I don’t just handle a career, I manage a legacy.”
"That's what PETA is all about," says the organization's VP. "We are here to show you things you really don't want to see."
Guest host John Lithgow raises the curtain on five comic tales, classic and cutting-edge.
This week Alec sits down with pitcher Dwight Gooden whose blistering fastball and notoriously deceptive curve ball earned him the Rookie of the Year Award in 1984. He was 19 years old. Gooden’s outstanding first three years in Major League Baseball were replaced by very public battles with alcohol and cocaine which he struggled with for much of his professional career.
This week Alec sits down with Oscar-nominated documentary filmmaker Josh Fox to talk about his new film Gasland Part II, which premieres this week on HBO. Both Gasland Part II, and its predecessor, Gasland, explore the impact of hydraulic fracking on everyday Americans.
"To think that in my lifetime, in my career, that you can be an out performer/actor playing against type – Neil Patrick Harris playing a womanizer on that show, being out and married with twin boys – and it doesn't hurt your career. It doesn't do anything. So in a way it's the most beautifully astounding, inspirational thing that I can think about in my 51 years of living."
"I can't help it," says the Wire and Treme showrunner, "I'm from a different planet, which is journalism."
"We would play backgammon between scenes on the set. A dollar a point," the actor on his relationship with director John Huston.
"I was the funny kind of offbeat girl. I was never the romantic lead," the actor says.
"It was a fascinating career. I am absolutely glad I’m done," says the former New York City Commissioner of Correction and Probation.
“I slept in my dressing room.” The legendary actor on her first big film, Singin' in the Rain.
"I stand on my head for a bit." Radiohead and Atoms for Peace frontman, on his pre-show rituals.
"You try sitting in a lecture after you've been drafted by a team." - NFL QB on his start.