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Billy Baldwin Cast as Serena van der Woodsen's Father on Gossip Girl 2010-01-20 11:15:24

Billy Baldwin Cast as Serena's Dad on Gossip Girl — Discuss!

This is sort of a weird, wild surprise: '90s heartthrob (and Alec's little brother) Billy Baldwin has been cast as Keith van der Woodsen — Serena's dad!

Yes, the as-yet-unseen (except for in that '80s flashback) Gossip Girl character will be played by Baldwin, who was last on Dirty Sexy Money. Though he's aged a bit, he was quite the hot thing back in the day (remember that the term "Baldwin" meant hot guy in Clueless slang?).

I guess I'd just assumed that Serena's dad — the object of her pursuit this season — would be played by an unknown, so I'm pretty amused by this casting. I think Baldwin can totally pull off the smarmy but charming traits necessary for daddy van der Woodsen. But enough about me — what do you think?

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c4rolin3 c4rolin3 7 years
yeah the guy in the flashback was definitely blonde! http://www.imdb.com/name/nm1204778/ however, i think it could be potentially good casting he was perfect in DSM! and other than casting an unknown, i can't think of any blonde actors who would've been a good casting? can anyone else?
pargie pargie 7 years
OMG! This is awesome news.
MsTyque MsTyque 7 years
Very interesting- I'll have to start watching again. I was starting to get bored by the show.
ilanac13 ilanac13 7 years
huh - that's an interesting one - but i think that it could be good for BB. we've seen a lot of him lately with various reality shows - so here's to hoping that he'll be good.
fuschialeader fuschialeader 7 years
Yeah alec looks so much better then him...is he older or younger then Alec Balwin???
penguins268 penguins268 7 years
Wasn't he blond in the flashback...? I don't remember.
kismekate kismekate 7 years
Alec is even better looking than him!
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