William “Billy” Joseph Baldwin (born February 21, 1963) is an American actor, producer, and writer known for his starring roles in such films as Flatliners (1990), Backdraft (1991), Sliver (1993), Fair Game (1995), Virus (1999), Double Bang (2001), as Johnny 13 in Danny Phantom (2004–2007), Art Heist (2004), The Squid and the Whale (2005), as himself in Forgetting Sarah Marshall, as Senator Patrick Darling in the TV drama Dirty Sexy Money (2007–2009) on ABC, Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths (2010), and now Baldwin was a regular guest on Gossip Girl as William van der Woodsen until December 2012, and Parenthood as Gordon Flint.
1. WHEN I WRESTLED IN COLLEGE, MY TEAM WAS VERY GOOD.
2. I WAS AN ACTIVIST LONG BEFORE I EVEN ENTERTAINED THE POSSIBILITY OF BEING AN ACTOR.
3. I ALWAYS EQUATE WRESTLING TO HAVING BEEN IN THE MARINE CORPS.
4. ACTING IS MY CAREER AND ACTIVISM IS MY PASSIONATE HOBBY. BUT ACTING IS MY LIVELIHOOD.
5. IN TERMS OF INSTILLING THE VALUES OF MENTAL TOUGHNESS AND WORK ETHIC, DISCIPLINE IS THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING.
6. WRESTLING IS A TEAM SPORT, AND AN INDIVIDUAL SPORT ALL ROLLED INTO ONE.
7. A COMMUNITY IS A GROUP OF PEOPLE WHO HAVE COME TOGETHER, AND THEY WORK AND THEY LIVE TO TRY AND IMPROVE THE STANDARD OF LIVING AND QUALITY OF LIFE – AND I DON’T MEAN MONEY.