Alec Baldwin to Quit Acting, Possibly to Open Family Counseling Practice

Bad news, Alec Baldwin fans (whoever you are); the 30 Rock star tells Men’s Journal that he’s giving up acting when his contract with the hit sitcom ends in 2012. And, unlike his pledge to leave the country after the 2000 election of George W. Bush, he seems to be serious about this one.

The 51-year-old actorvist tells the magazine,

“I don’t have any interest in acting anymore. Movies are part of my past. It’s been 30 years. I’m not young, but I have time to do something else.”

Baldwin doesn’t elaborate on what that “something else” might be, but might we dissuade him from considering a run for public office in favor of another career option?

We’d like to suggest that Baldwin hang out his shingle as a family therapist.

With his somewhat controversial 2007 leaked voice-mail to his then-11 year old daughter Ireland, Baldwin proved himself to be a an effective family manager with a proven tough-love technique. Not only could he help America’s parents reconnect with their rude, thoughtless little pigs, but we suspect he might be able to provide crucial outreach to their ungrateful little brats, smart-mouthed little wise-asses, and lazy little do-nothings as well.

And when he’s finished using his motivational tactics to straighten out the nation’s errant kids, maybe he can get to work on their parents too.

America’s families need you, Mr. Baldwin. Will you accept the call—and hit them with a barrage of constructive insults?