Alec Baldwin has found his inner comic genius. After years of playing the leading man, think Hunt for Red October, he soon segued into character actor roles playing the hard-edged mans man. But now, hes combining both elements as Jack Donaghy, the bombastic, preening network exec with a heart of gold on 30 Rock. He plays it with just the right wry comedic touch to help the show become a sleeper hit and add a couple Emmy nominations to his credits. July 18, 2008.