LOS ANGELES—With Daniel arrested for drugs and Alec named in a lawsuit, the oldest two Baldwin brothers aren't setting a very good example for Billy and Stephen.
Daniel Baldwin was arrested on Saturday, April 22 in the Ocean Park Motel in Santa Monica, Calif., after he was discovered with cocaine, reports TMZ.com.
Police officers were responding to a call from a woman who claimed she was threatened at the motel. When they arrived, they discovered Baldwin and a man named Buddy Winston there, where cocaine was also found. Baldwin's bail was set at $10,000.
It's not certain if the actor will be prosecuted for misdemeanor drug possession since the case has been referred to the Santa Monica City Attorney.
Baldwin, 45, is probably the least-known brother in the acting brood (not to be confused with "Serenity" star Adam Baldwin, who is not related). His credits include "Homicide: Life On The Street," "NYPD Blue" and on the big screen, he appeared in such eclectic classics as "Born on the Fourth of July," "Car 54, Where Are You?," John Carpenter's "Vampires," "King of the Ants" and the yet to be released "The Beach Party at the Threshold of Hell."
In other Baldwin news, older sibling Alec has been sued by theater actress Jan Maxwell, who alleges that his physical expressions of anger on the New York production of Joe Orton's "Entertaining Mr. Sloane" created an "unhealthy and oppressive situation onstage and off."
Maxwell, who was Baldwin's co-star, quit the play on Sunday, April 23, filed the lawsuit and was quickly replaced by understudy Barbara Sims. Her reasons for leaving the production were detailed in a personal email, which was somehow leaked to the New York Post on Wednesday.
She describes how the Oscar-nominated actor once punched his fist through a wall during an argument and was "throwing things around with all of us cowering.
"The bottom line was my physical safety, mental health and artistic integrity," she confides in the email, "none of which Roundabout [Theatre Company] was supporting."
Both Baldwin and the Roundabout say that Maxwell is the only one who had a problem. "Mr. Baldwin has been totally professional in all dealings with the company and management throughout the engagement of 'Entertaining Mr. Sloane' and we are delighted to have him in the show," says the theater company in a statement. "After Ms. Maxwell made it clear that she did not want to stay, Roundabout decided for the benefit of the entire 'Sloane' company to let her know that she need not return to the production (of course receiving payment for the notice period of her contract) which she gladly accepted."
Baldwin, 48, is much less diplomatic, claiming, "[The actress] has been unhappy in the play from the beginning for reasons that only Jan's doctor knows."
Baldwin received an Oscar nomination for his supporting role in "The Cooler." His other film credits include "Beetle Juice," "The Hunt for Red October," "Glengarry Glen Ross," "Ghosts of Mississippi," "State and Main" and "The Aviator." This year, he'll also appear in Robert De Niro's "The Good Shepherd," Martin Scorsese's "The Departed" and the dramedy "Running with Scissors."