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Billy Baldwin: They Wanted Wrestling To Modernize

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Billy Baldwin loves wrestling. He's been a supporter of the sport and led the charge to get it back into the Olympics after the IOC pulled it. This weekend, he is the honorary chairman at the 2014 Freestyle World Cup in Wrestling at the Forum. Baldwin explained why he thinks the sport is so important and why a couple key matchups could be making headlines Monday morning (Russia vs. Ukraine anyone?). 

He also broke out a wrestling move on Lisa Breck that took her by surprise...by taking her off the ground.

Fun Facts About Billy Baldwin: (Source: Wikipedia)

1) He 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. Baldwin appeared as lead detective Brian Albert in the Lifetime Original Movie The Craigslist Killer.

2) In 2011, Baldwin was cast in a recurring role on Hawaii Five-0 as a dirty cop, former homicide detective Frank Delano, appearing over the show's second season as well as the season premiere episode of the third season. In 2013, Baldwin joined the cast of BBC America's Copper for two episodes of season 2, prior to the series being cancelled.

3) Before starting his acting career, Baldwin was a fashion model for Calvin Klein. His first starring role was in a TV movie as Robert Chambers, alongside Lara Flynn Boyle in The Preppie Murder, which aired on ABC in 1989. Baldwin was also cast in the 1989 film Born on the Fourth of July starring Tom Cruise, and brothers Stephen and Daniel where he played in a minor role as a U.S Marine during the Vietnam War.

The 2014 Freestyle World Cup in Wrestling is this Saturday and Sunday at The Forum.

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