Alec Baldwin

Biography: One of the more impressive young actors to hit Broadway in the 1980s, this dark-haired, blue-eyed heartthrob attained screen stardom late in the decade, alternating leading-man assignments with spicy character roles. After apprenticing on soap operas and in such TV movies as Sweet Revenge and Dress Gray, Baldwin made his feature debut in the barely released mystery Forever, Lulu (1987). His breakthrough year, 1988, saw him appearing in an amazing five films, showing a formidable range: as Kevin Bacon's not-to-be-trusted friend in She's Having a Baby, the benign and bewildered ghost husband in Beetlejuice, a swaggering mafioso in Married to the Mob, a slick producer in Talk Radio and a lower-class clod in Working Girl.

Baldwin played Jimmy Swaggart in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), followed by a psychotic killer in Miami Blues, the heroic Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October and a ghostly lover in Alice (all 1990). Then came the Neil Simon "comedy" The Marrying Man (1991); his
One of the more impressive young actors to hit Broadway in the 1980s, this dark-haired, blue-eyed heartthrob attained screen stardom late in the decade, alternating leading-man assignments with spicy character roles. After apprenticing on soap operas and in such TV movies as Sweet Revenge and Dress Gray, Baldwin made his feature debut in the barely released mystery Forever, Lulu (1987). His breakthrough year, 1988, saw him appearing in an amazing five films, showing a formidable range: as Kevin Bacon's not-to-be-trusted friend in She's Having a Baby, the benign and bewildered ghost husband in Beetlejuice, a swaggering mafioso in Married to the Mob, a slick producer in Talk Radio and a lower-class clod in Working Girl.

Baldwin played Jimmy Swaggart in Great Balls of Fire! (1989), followed by a psychotic killer in Miami Blues, the heroic Jack Ryan in The Hunt for Red October and a ghostly lover in Alice (all 1990). Then came the Neil Simon "comedy" The Marrying Man (1991); his romance with costar Kim Basinger (whom he subsequently married) and their alleged behavior during production seriously tarnished his clean-cut image (it didn't help that the picture itself was a dog). He was replaced by Harrison Ford on the Red October sequel, Patriot Games, after a well publicized disagreement with Paramount. Since then he has recreated his off Broadway performance in the film version of Prelude to a Kiss (1992) and galvanized the screen in a brief but unforgettable appearance as a profane, bullying sales executive in Glengarry Glen Ross (1992), in a role especially written by David Mamet for the film adaptation of his play. He returned to Broadway in a much-publicized revival of A Streetcar Named Desire, then returned to Hollywood to play a cocky but gifted surgeon in Malice (1993), a career criminal opposite Basinger in The Getaway (1994), and the mysterious Lamont Cranston in a film version of The Shadow (also 1994).

More recently, Baldwin has focused on his TV roles, having taken minor parts in sitcoms Friends and Will & Grace among others. Today, he can be seen in the lead role of the NBC sitcom 30 Rock.
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Alec Baldwin's Scores

Average career score: 73
Highest Metascore: 84 30 Rock: Season 3
Lowest Metascore: 63 Match Game: Season 1
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
5 tv reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
tbd Match Game: Season 2 Jan 4, 2017 Host tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 42 Oct 1, 2016 Donald Trump / Himself 5.3
63 Match Game: Season 1 Jun 26, 2016 Host 6.8
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 41 Oct 3, 2015 Himself 8.2
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 39 Sep 28, 2013 Himself 7.3
tbd 30 Rock: Season 7 Oct 4, 2012 Jack Donaghy / Producer 8.4
tbd 30 Rock: Season 6 Jan 12, 2012 Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 7.8
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 37 Sep 24, 2011 Himself 5.9
78 Great Migrations: Season 1 Nov 7, 2010 Narrator tbd
tbd 30 Rock: Season 5 Sep 23, 2010 Jack Donaghy; Delivery Guy / Producer 8.0
73 30 Rock: Season 4 Oct 15, 2009 Jack Donaghy / Producer 7.6
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 35 Sep 26, 2009 Himself 5.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 17 Aug 31, 2009 Guest tbd
84 30 Rock: Season 3 Oct 30, 2008 Jack Donaghy; Hector Moreda / Producer 8.6
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 34 Sep 13, 2008 Himself 5.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 16 Sep 2, 2008 Guest tbd
tbd 30 Rock: Season 2 Oct 4, 2007 Jack Donaghy 8.8
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 15 Sep 4, 2007 Guest tbd
67 30 Rock: Season 1 Oct 11, 2006 Jack Donaghy / Jack Donaghy; Joey Montero; Chet Huntley / Producer 8.2
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 32 Sep 30, 2006 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 14 Aug 28, 2006 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 31 Oct 1, 2005 Himself 5.7
tbd Will & Grace: Season 8 Sep 29, 2005 Malcolm 8.5
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 13 Aug 29, 2005 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 30 Oct 2, 2004 Himself / Various tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 7 Sep 16, 2004 Malcolm 8.7
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 12 Aug 23, 2004 Guest 10
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 8 Aug 1, 2004 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 7 Nov 3, 2003 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 29 Oct 4, 2003 Himself tbd
tbd Will & Grace: Season 6 Sep 25, 2003 Malcolm 8.5
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 11 Sep 1, 2003 Guest tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 6 Jan 6, 2003 U.S. Narrator tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 28 Oct 5, 2002 Himself 6.3
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 10 Sep 3, 2002 Guest 8.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 27 Sep 29, 2001 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 9 Aug 20, 2001 Guest 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 26 Oct 7, 2000 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 8 Aug 21, 2000 Guest tbd
tbd Clerks: Season 1 May 31, 2000 Leonardo Leonardo 7.0
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 25 Sep 26, 1999 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 7 Sep 7, 1999 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 24 Sep 26, 1998 Scout Master tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 6 Aug 31, 1998 Guest tbd
tbd Thomas The Tank Engine & Friends: Season 5 Aug 21, 1998 U.S. Narrator (Seasons 5-6) tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 23 Sep 27, 1997 Himself / Quiz Kings Contestant tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 5 Sep 1, 1997 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 22 Sep 28, 1996 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 4 Sep 2, 1996 Guest / Guest (Cameo) tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 21 Sep 30, 1995 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 3 Sep 4, 1995 Guest tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 20 Sep 24, 1994 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 2 Aug 29, 1994 Guest 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 19 Sep 25, 1993 Himself tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 1 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 6.3
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 18 Sep 26, 1992 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 17 Sep 28, 1991 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 16 Sep 29, 1990 Himself tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 15 Sep 24, 1989 Himself 10
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 14 Oct 8, 1988 Himself tbd
tbd Knots Landing: Season 7 Sep 26, 1985 Joshua Rush tbd
tbd Knots Landing: Season 6 Oct 4, 1984 Joshua Rush [ Season 6; Eps. 131-140 ] tbd
tbd Saturday Night Live: Season 1 Oct 11, 1975 Barney Frank 7.8
tbd The Tony Awards Apr 1, 1956 Himself (Presenter) tbd
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 18 Aug 30, 1993 Guest 8.0
tbd Late Show with David Letterman: Season 22 Aug 30, 1993 Guest (Cameo) 5.0