William Baldwin is an American actor best known for a spate of movie roles in the early 1990s, including Internal Affairs (1990), Flatliners (1990), Backdraft (1991), and Sliver (1993).
Since 2007 he has starred as Patrick Darling in the television drama series Dirty Sexy Money.
He is the third-born in the quartet of Baldwin brothers, all of whom are notable actors. The others are Alec, Daniel and Stephen.
Baldwin has distinguished himself as an actor/producer/writer who continues to showcase his multitude of talents in the world of film and television.
He can be seen in the following recent independent films: he co-stars with Tim Robbins, William Hurt and Bridget Moynahan 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.
Baldwin is also partnered with Chazz Palminteri to write and produce a drama for Fox Television Studios.
In 2005 Baldwin starred memorably with Laura Linney and Jeff Daniels in the award-winning hit film, The Squid & The Whale, directed by Noah Baumbach and produced by Wes Anderson, and which was recognized on over 200 Top 10 Lists that year.
Baldwin has starred in over 25 films of varied genres. He appeared 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.
He serves on the boards of Project ALS (which raises funds to find a cure for Lou Gehrig's disease), The Massapequa Community Fund (an endowment providing grants to local non-profits and scholarships for graduating seniors in his hometown), Mercy Corps (an international relief organization) 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.