On the heels of last week’s announcement that television and movie star Alec Baldwin was hired as a host of MSNBC’s current events talk show “Up Late With Alec Baldwin,” the actor’s brother Stephen Baldwin revealed he also landed a hosting gig, at an Outback Steakhouse in Reno, Nevada.
According to Stephen Baldwin, while his brother Alec will start showing America his take on current events when his show launches in October, he’ll get to begin showing customers to their tables starting this Thursday after he finishes training.
“It really shows you the state of the movie business, when the star of ‘The Usual Suspects’ can’t even get hired as a host at a Bandera or Morton’s restaurant,” Stephen Baldwin told Hollywood & Swine. “I’m proud to be part of Outback Steakhouse, a solid brand which has pleased millions of Americans since it was first launched. Unfortuntely my brother Alec can’t say the same about MSNBC.”
Stephen Baldwin decided to leave show business last year after he unsuccessfully tried to get a new rule passed by the Screen Actor’s Guild in 2012 which would force all acting siblings to pool their collective earnings and share them equally.
Besides the employee discount and being tipped out by waiters at Outback Steakhouse, Stephen said one of the biggest benefits of his new job is to get to work with his brother Daniel Baldwin, who worked his way up from a host in 2010 to current assistant manager.