Bill Baldwin

Highest Rated: 99% Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Lowest Rated: 40% The Champ (1979)
Birthday: Nov 26, 1913
Birthplace: Not Available
Not to be confused with Billy Baldwin of the Baldwin brothers' fame, Bill Baldwin is much more recognizable to the ear than he is to the eye. Despite landing a slew of small supporting roles between the early '50s and the year of his death, 1982, Baldwin's career revolved around his strong, carrying voice. In 1956, Baldwin played a fight announcer in The Leather Saint, an unremarkable prizefighting drama that nonetheless foreshadowed his most famous vocal role: that of the ringside announcer in Rocky (1976), nearly 20 years later. Baldwin's voice could also be heard in Rocky II and III, as it could in fellow boxing films The Champ (1979) and Goldie and the Boxer Go to Hollywood (1981). When he wasn't offering play-by-plays, Baldwin was likely immersed in the role of radio announcer for a variety of showbiz dramas and television programs, among them With a Song in My Heart (1952), The One and Only (1978), and a long stint on The Beverly Hillbillies. Interestingly enough, one of his non-voice-related performances was a bit part in a film as acclaimed as Rocky: Baldwin appeared briefly as a salesman in Oscar-winning director Roman Polanski's Rosemary's Baby (1968).

Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
89% Born on the Fourth of July Platoon - Vietnam 1989
66% Rocky III Title Rematch Commentator #2 1982
73% Rocky II Commentator 1979
40% The Champ Race Track Announcer 1979
No Score Yet Voices Announcer 1979
No Score Yet The One and Only Announcer in Des Moines 1978
59% New York, New York Moonlit Terrace Announcer 1977
93% Rocky Fight Announcer 1976
64% The Day of the Locust Announcer at Premiere 1975
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes Commentator 1971
84% Brewster McCloud Weeks's Aide 1971
99% Rosemary's Baby Salesman 1968
No Score Yet The Horse in the Gray Flannel Suit Announcer 1968
No Score Yet Riot on Sunset Strip Stokes 1967
No Score Yet The Joker Is Wild Radio Announcer on Loudspeaker 1957
60% With a Song in My Heart Announcer 1952
No Score Yet It's a Big Country Austin 1951
No Score Yet My Blue Heaven Bill 1950
No Score Yet One Too Many Newhope, Doctor 1950

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
Jury Foreman
  • 1977
No Score Yet Ironside
1967-1975
George Reporter
  • 1971
  • 1968
No Score Yet Mission: Impossible
1966-1973
Announcer
  • 1970
No Score Yet The Beverly Hillbillies
1962-1971
Voice Announcer Convention Speaker Radio Announcer Himself
  • 1968
  • 1965
  • 1964
  • 1963
No Score Yet Leave It to Beaver
1957-1963
Rendering Man Mr. Johnson Mr. Rogers Frank
  • 1961
  • 1960
  • 1959

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