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10+ Facts About Alec Baldwin Fans Didn't Know

Jordan Claes 16 Oct 2020

Alec Baldwin has been one of the biggest components of our collective pop-cultural experience for more than four decades. He's an actor, producer, host, and a father.

But as public a figure as Alec is, there's quite a lot that we still don't know about him. But that's all about to end once you take a look at these 10+ facts about Alec Baldwin fans didn't know!

1. Alec comes from a famous family.

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Alec is the oldest of his four brothers: William (Billy), Stephen, and Daniel. All of whom are actors/producers/directors in their own right.

Alec is undoubtedly the most well-known, but each of the Baldwin brothers has been a Hollywood mainstay for decades.

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2. He's a gameshow host.

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The Match Game first premiered way back in 1962. Over the years, it's gone through several different iterations.

Alec is the host and executive producer on the revived version, which has been in syndication since 2016.

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2. Alec enjoys classical music.

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Gustav Mahler is credited with helping to bridge the gap between 19th-century Austro-German tradition and 20th-century Modernism.

Alec sent away for a copy of Mahler's 9th Symphony, conducted and signed by Donald Runnicles. I myself am partial to the works of Antonín Dvořák but to each their own.

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3. Alec is the host of his very own podcast!

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Here's The Thing with Alec Baldwin is all about pursuing great conversations in the most unlikely of places.

Alec takes his listeners inside the homes, dressing rooms, and offices of some of the most influential people in pop culture and politics today.

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4. He's a dad — six times over!

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Alec doesn't have children, he has a proverbial litter! A little more than a month and a half ago, he and his wife, Hilaria Baldwin, welcomed their fifth child into the world.

He also has another daughter, Ireland Baldwin, from a previous marriage.

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5. Alec is a best-selling author!

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Alec's first novel was titled "A Promise to Ourselves." It's an in-depth look at Alec's experiences trying to be a father while navigating the minefields of divorce.

He's also published a memoir, and a Donald Trump parody book called "You Can't Spell America Without ME."

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6. He was a superhero before it became cool.

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Back in the early '90s, Alec was tapped to play Lamont Cranston aka — The Shadow. While relatively unknown today, The Shadow was one of the first mainstream superheroes/vigilantes of the 1930s.

"Who knows what evil lurks in the hearts of men? The Shadow knows..."

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7. Alec is a Golden Globes legend.

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Alec is most well-known for playing Jack Donaghy on 30 Rock.

For the series' entire seven-year-long run, Alec was nominated for Best Performance by an Actor in a TV series every single year. He took home the gold 3/7 years!

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8. He isn't afraid to get his hands dirty.

We hear a lot of stories about how Hollywood actors live the pampered life, and can't be bothered to do normal, everyday activities like cutting the lawn.

But not Alec, not even close. Although I do think that he could have sprung for a riding mower.

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9. Alec recently celebrated John Lennon's birthday with Paul McCartney.

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As hard as it is to imagine, October 9th would have been John's 80th birthday.

Alec was invited to appear on The Beatles Channel, alongside Sir Paul, and picked his brain about the legacy and impact of his former bandmate and friend.

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10. He's been getting quarantine haircuts at home — just like the rest of us!

I myself have been getting my fiancée to cut my hair for the last eight months.

This just makes me respect Alec so much more — and Hilaria looks like she actually knows what she's doing!

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11. Alec is Justin Bieber's uncle — sort of.

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Stay with me, here: Justin Bieber is married to Hailey Bieber, formerly known as Hailey Baldwin. She is the daughter of Stephen Baldwin, Alec's younger brother.

Therefore, through marriage, Alec is technically Justin's uncle.

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12. He's known for his impressions.

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Alec Baldwin doesn't just do impressions — he becomes another person before your very eyes.

He's become recognized all around the world for his Robert De Niro, and he's been lampooning the POTUS on SNL for years!

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13. Donald Trump is most definitely not a fan.

Ironically, when Trump was asked which actor he would want to play him in a biopic, his response was Alec Baldwin.

But after seeing Alec's impression on SNL, President Trump has changed his tune.

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He has said that Alec portrays a mean and nasty man on TV and that he himself is not like that in real life.

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What do you think?

Let us know your favorite fact about Alec Baldwin down below in the comments! We'd love to hear from you!

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