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Photos Of Alec Baldwin In The '80s Are Almost Too Good To Be True

Before he was "30 Rock's" Jack Donaghy or "SNL's" Trump imitator, Alec Baldwin was a TV doctor with serious flow.

You may know him today as the slick, meme-able Jack Donaghy on “30 Rock” or a satirical Donald Trump, but Alec Baldwin was a TV doctor with some serious flow decades ago.

The actor’s career kicked off in 1980, when he was cast as Billy Aldrich in “The Doctors,” a daytime soap that rivaled “General Hospital.” Then came a role in a primetime medical drama, “Cutter To Houston,” in which he played Dr. Hal Wexler. Since then, he’s appeared in a slew of roles spanning TV, Broadway and film ― “Knots Landing,” Beetlejuice” and “Serious Money,” just to name a few ― cementing his place as one of Hollywood’s top stars (and the most famous of the Baldwin brothers).

One constant, especially in those early days, was Baldwin’s impressive head of hair. Whether it was slicked back or blowing in the wind, it always looked worthy of a shampoo commercial. It should also be noted that back in the ’80s, Baldwin rocked the hell out of short-shorts and even made a neckerchief work.

In honor of the star’s 61st birthday on April 3, we’re taking a moment to appreciate some of his best ’80s and early ’90s hair and style moments. Behold:

1980
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Baldwin in character as Billy Allison Aldrich from "The Doctors," circa 1980.
1980
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Again, as Billy Allison Aldrich.
1983
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Baldwin in a promo shot for the short-lived TV series, "Cutter to Houston."
1983
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Baldwin as Dr. Hal Wexler in "Cutter to Houston."
1983
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Another "Cutter to Houston" promo shot.
1984
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Baldwin poses for a portrait in Miami.
1984
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The actor during the filming of an episode for the primetime TV series "Knots Landing."
1984
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Baldwin in character as Joshua Rush in "Knots Landing."
1985
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Baldwin photographed during a break from shooting "Knots Landing."
1985
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Baldwin attends the pro-celebrity tennis match benefiting the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation at Forest Hills Stadium in New York.
1985
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Baldwin and Holly Reinor attend a benefit for the reelection campaign Sen. Chris Dodd (D-Conn.) in Santa Monica, California.
1986
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Baldwin leaving the Music Box Theater after performing in the Broadway play "Loot" in New York.
1986
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Baldwin attends a performance of the Broadway play "I'm Not Rappaport" at the Booth Theatre in New York.
1986
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The actor attends a reading of "A Christmas Carol" at the Marriott Marquis Theater in New York.
1987
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Baldwin in 1987.
1988
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Baldwin poses for a portrait in New York.
1989
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Baldwin participates in a tennis benefit for the Franciscan Sisters in New York.
1989
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Baldwin attending a performance of "Valmont" at the Lincoln Center in New York.
1989
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The star attends the premiere of "Blaze" at the Ziegfeld Theater in New York.
1989
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Baldwin and a date attend the Casting Society of America's Fifth Annual Artios Awards at the Century Cafe in New York.
1990
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From left, actors and brothers Alec, Stephen, William and Daniel Baldwin, circa 1990.
1990
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Baldwin poses for a studio portrait, circa 1990.
1990
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Baldwin attends the People for the American Way's annual Spirit of Liberty Award Salute to Norman Lear at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York.
1990
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Kim Basinger and Baldwin at the Warner Bros. Studio rededication party in Burbank, California. The couple wed in 1993 and divorced in 2002.
1991
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Baldwin and Basinger.
1991
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Baldwin at the Los Angeles premiere of the film "For The Boys."
1991
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Baldwin and Basinger at the Academy Awards at Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.
1992
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Meg Ryan and Baldwin in the film "Prelude to a Kiss."
1992
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Baldwin at a baseball game, circa 1992.
1992
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Baldwin at the Public Theatre in New York.
1993
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Penelope Ann Miller and Baldwin publicizing their film "The Shadow" in Universal City, California.
1993
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Baldwin, circa 1993.