Fast Facts

  • Is the eighth of nine children; youngest brother is actor-singer Mark Wahlberg.
  • Big break came in 1985, when music producer Maurice Starr auditioned him for a group that became the boy band New Kids on the Block.
  • In 1991, the New Kids topped Forbes' list of America's highest-paid entertainers with $115 million in earnings.
  • Acting debut was in Bullet, a 1996 direct-to-video flick starring Mickey Rourke and Tupac Shakur.
  • Early big-screen roles included a kidnapper in Ransom (1996) and a former mental patient in The Sixth Sense (1999).
  • His character of Detective Eric Matthews appeared in the second, third, fourth and fifth entries in the popular Saw series of horror movies.
  • Has been a regular on several TV series, including the police dramas Boomtown and Blue Bloods, and the short-lived thriller Runaway.


  • 2014, Emmy — Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Nominee
  • 2015, Emmy — Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: Nominee


  • Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg — Son
  • Tracey Wahlberg — Sister
  • Debbie Wahlberg — Sister
  • Michelle Wahlberg — Sister
  • Kim Fey — Ex-wife
  • Robert Wahlberg — Brother
  • Xavier Alexander Wahlberg — Son
  • Donald E. Wahlberg Sr. — Father
  • Evan Asher — Stepson
  • Jenny McCarthy — Wife
  • Alma Wahlberg — Mother
  • Mark Wahlberg — Brother
  • Paul Wahlberg — Brother
  • Arthur Wahlberg — Brother
  • James Wahlberg — Brother

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  • Birth Name: Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr.
  • Birth Place: Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
  • Profession: Actor, Singer, Songwriter

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