Alexander Rae "Alec" Baldwin II (born April 3, 1958) is an American film and television actor. Baldwin first gained recognition through television for his work in the soap opera, Knots Landing, which aired on CBS from 1984 to 1986. He has since played both leading and supporting roles in films such as Beetlejuice (1988), The Hunt for Red October (1990), Thomas and the Magic Railroad (2000), The Aviator (2004) and The Departed (2006). His performance in the 2003 film. The Cooler garnered him an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor nomination. From 1998 to 2002, he was also the US narrator for Thomas the Tank Engine and Friends. He currently stars as Jack Donaghy on the NBC sitcom, 30 Rock.
In "Ratings Guy", Peter plays Hungry Hungry Alec Baldwin, a version of Hungry Hungry Hippos except with Alec Baldwin. The Alecs eat the balls even when not being touched, mocking Baldwin's weight.