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Donnie Wahlberg Biography

Birth Name:
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr.
Birth Place:
Dorchester, Massachusetts, United States
Profession
Actor, singer, songwriter

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

Awards

  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2015Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated
  • 2014Emmy-Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program: nominated

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