Millard Fillmore was the 13th President of the United States, and Alec Baldwin is an actor and political activist. Both have had their share of ups and downs on the popularity front (e.g. Fillmore is consistently voted as one of the top 10 worst U.S. Presidents, while Baldwin wasn’t winning any father or husband of the year awards during his ugly divorce proceedings with actress Kim Basinger). In addition to this, and looking almost identical, let’s see what else they have in common:
New York, New York
Both Millard Fillmore and Alec Baldwin were born in New York. Fillmore was born in Locke Township, New York, and Alec Baldwin was born in Amityville, New York.
2nd Child, Eldest Son
Millard Fillmore was born the second of nine children and was the oldest son. Alec Baldwin was born the second of six children and is the oldest son.
Millard Fillmore served as Zachary Taylor’s Vice President (until Taylor’s death in 1850). Alec Baldwin plays 30 Rock‘s Jack Donaghy, who begins the series as the Vice President of East Coast Television and Microwave Oven Programming for General Electric.
University at Buffalo
In 1846, Fillmore founded the University at Buffalo (which is now a part of the State Univeristy of New York). Earlier this year, Alec Baldwin visited the campus for his performance in The Return of Alec Baldwin.
Do you think Millard Fillmore would have enjoyed the show?