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Bill Baldwin

Highest Rated:   96% Rosemary's Baby (1968)
Lowest Rated:   36% The Champ (1979)
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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

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
85% Born on the Fourth of July
  • Platoon - Vietnam
1989
63% Rocky III
  • Title Rematch Commentator #2
1982
71% Rocky II
  • Commentator
1979
36% The Champ
  • Race Track Announcer
1979
No Score Yet Voices
  • Announcer
1979
60% The One and Only
  • Announcer in Des Moines
1978
62% New York, New York
  • Moonlit Terrace Announcer
1977
93% Rocky
  • Fight Announcer
1976
67% The Day of the Locust
  • Announcer at Premiere
1975
No Score Yet The Seven Minutes
  • Commentator
1971
86% Brewster McCloud
  • Weeks's Aide
1971
96% 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
67% 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

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet The Rockford Files
1974-1980
  • Jury Foreman
  • 1977
No Score Yet The Streets of San Francisco
1972-1977
  • Judge George Gilbert Jake Chrisman TV Newscaster Judge
  • 1976
  • 1974
  • 1973
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
  • 1958

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