Wahlberg, Mark 1971–

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Wahlberg, Mark 1971–

(Marky Mark)


Full name, Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg; born June 5, 1971, in Dorchester, MA; son of Donald E. (a delivery person) and Alma (a bank clerk and nurse's aide) Wahlberg; brother of Donnie Wahlberg (a singer and recording artist with New Kids on the Block) and Robert Wahlberg (an actor); children: (with model Rhea Durham) Ella Rae, Michael. Avocational Interests: Golf.

Addresses: Agent—Endeavor Agency, 9701 Wilshire Blvd., Beverly Hills, CA 90212-2020. Manager—Leverage Management, 3030 Pennsylvania Ave., Santa Monica, CA 90404.

Career: Actor, producer, model, and singer. Performed for a short time with New Kids on the Block; as Marky Mark, recorded albums and toured with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, beginning 1990. Model for Calvin Klein underwear, beginning 1992. Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, founder, 2001.

Awards, Honors: MTV Movie Award nomination, best villain, 1997, for Fear; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best actor in a motion picture drama, International Press Academy, Screen Actors Guild Award nomination (with others), outstanding cast performance, and MTV Movie Award nomination (with others), best dance sequence, all 1997, for Boogie Nights; Florida Film Critics Circle Award (with others), best ensemble cast, 1998, for Boogie Nights; Blockbuster Entertainment Award (with George Clooney and Ice Cube), favorite action team, 1999, for Three Kings; Blockbuster Award nomination, favorite supporting actor in a drama, 2001, for The Perfect Storm; Golden Satellite Award nomination, best supporting actor in a comedy or musical, and Chlotrudis Award nomination, best supporting actor, Chlotrudis Society for Independent Film, both 2005, for I Heart Huckabees.


Film Appearances:

Private Tommy Lee Haywood, Renaissance Man (also known as Army Intelligence and By the Book), Buena Vista, 1994.

Mickey, The Basketball Diaries, New Line Cinema, 1995.

David McCall, Fear (also known as No Fear and Obsession Mortelle), Universal, 1996.

Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler, Boogie Nights, New Line Cinema, 1997.

Pat O'Hara, Traveller, October Films, 1997.

Melvin Smiley, The Big Hit, TriStar, 1998.

Danny Wallace, The Corruptor, New Line Cinema, 1999.

Sergeant Troy Barlow, Three Kings, Warner Bros., 1999.

Leo Handler, The Yards, Miramax, 2000.

Bobby Shatford, The Perfect Storm (also known as Der sturm), Warner Bros., 2000.

Captain Leo Davidson, Planet of the Apes, Twentieth Century-Fox, 2001.

Chris "Izzy" Cole, Rock Star, Warner Bros., 2001.

Joshua Peters, The Truth About Charlie (also known as Die wahrheit ueber Charlie), Universal, 2002.

Himself, Starbuck Holger Meins, Neue Visionen Filmverleih, 2002.

Charlie Croker, The Italian Job (also known as Braquage a l'italienne), Paramount, 2003.

Himself, Overnight (documentary), ThinkFilm, 2004.

Tommy Corn, I Heart Huckabees (also known as I Love Huckabees), Fox Searchlight, 2004.

Narrator, Juvies (documentary), Chance Films, 2004.

Bobby Mercer, Four Brothers, Paramount, 2005.

Vince Papale, Invincible, Buena Vista/Walt Disney, 2006.

Dignam, The Departed, Warner Bros., 2006.

Film Work:

Song performer, "You Know How We Do It," Surf Ninjas, New Line Cinema, 1993.

Executive producer, Juvies (documentary), Chance Films, 2004.

Television Appearances; Pilots:

Himself, Entourage, HBO, 2004.

Television Appearances; Specials:

(As Marky Mark) Idols, Fox, 1991.

(As Marky Mark) Host, Fox/MTV Guide to Summer '92, Fox, 1992.

(As Marky Mark) Star-athon '92: A Weekend with the Stars, syndicated, 1992.

Movie News Hot Summer Sneak Preview, CBS, 1994.

America: A Tribute to Heroes, multiple networks, 2001.

Planet of the Apes: Rule the Planet, Fox, 2001.

Bubblegum Babylon, VH1, 2002.

Making the Movie: The Italian Job, MTV, 2003.

Television Appearances; Movies:

(As Marky Mark) Ryan Westerberg, The Substitute, USA Network, 1993.

Television Appearances; Episodic:

Host, Gonzo Games, USA Network, 1991.

(As Marky Mark) The Word, Channel 4, 1992.

Host, The Big Date, USA Network, 1996.

"The Perfect Storm," HBO First Look, HBO, 2000.

"Rock Star," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

"Planet of the Apes," HBO First Look, HBO, 2001.

Inside the Actors Studio, Bravo, 2004.

(In archive footage) Cinema mil, 2005.

(In archive footage) Corazon de …, 2006.

Television Guest Appearances; Episodic:

(As Marky Mark) The Ben Stiller Show, Fox, 1993.

Late Show with David Letterman (also known as The Late Show and Late Show Backstage), CBS, 1998, 2004, 2005.

Late Night with Conan O'Brien, NBC, 1998, 1999, 2005.

The Rosie O'Donnell Show, syndicated, 1999.

Total Request Live (also known as Total Request with Carson Daly and TRL), MTV, 2000.

Mundo VIP, 2000.

Mad TV, Fox, 2001.

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2001.

Howard Stern, E! Entertainment Television, 2001.

"Alyssa Milano," Revealed with Jules Asner, E! Entertainment Television, 2002.

Live with Regis and Kelly, syndicated, 2004.

The Early Show (also known as The Saturday Early Show), CBS, 2004.

The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn (also known as The Late Late Show), CBS, 2004.

Appeared with Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch on The Arsenio Hall Show.

Television Appearances; Awards Presentations:

Presenter, The American Music Awards, ABC, 1992.

(As Marky Mark) Presenter, 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992.

Presenter, The 35th Annual Grammy Awards, CBS, 1993.

VH1 97 Fashion Awards (also known as 1997 VH1 Fashion Awards), VH1, 1997.

Presenter, The MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1998, 2000, 2001.

Presenter, 2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, Fox, 2000.

VH1/Vogue Fashion Awards, VH1, 2000.

Presenter, The MTV Movie Awards, MTV, 2000, 2003.

The 28th Annual American Music Awards, ABC, 2001.

IFP Gotham Awards 2004, Independent Film Channel, 2004.

Presenter, The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, NBC, 2005.

ESPY Awards, ESPN, 2005.

Television Work; Series:

Executive producer, Entourage, HBO, 2004.



Teen Vid II, 1991.

Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch Home Video, 1992.

Form … Focus … Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout (also known as The Marky Mark Workout), 1993.

An Intimate Look Inside the Acting Process with Ice Cube, 1999.

From the (Under)Ground Up: The Making of "The Corruptor," New Line Home Video, 1999.

On the Set of "Three Kings," Warner Home Video, 2000.

The Making of "Planet of the Apes," Twentieth Century-Fox Home Entertainment, 2001.

"I Heart Huckabees": Production Surveillance, 2005.

Appeared in the music video "I Wanna Be Bad" by Willa Ford.


(As Marky Mark, with the Funky Bunch) Music for the People, Interscope, 1991.

(As Marky Mark, with the Funky Bunch) You Gotta Believe, Interscope, 1992.

(Contributor) MTV Party to Go, Volume 2, Tommy Boy, 1992.

Released the singles "You Gotta Believe," 1992, and "No Mercy," 1995. Worked with Prince Ital Joe, 1993–95, releasing singles and recording the albums Life in the Streets and The Remix Album.


Songs Featured in Films:

"Good Vibrations," The Mighty Ducks, Buena Vista, 1992.

"Hamlet Rap (To Be or Not to Be)," "In Love," "Life in the Streets," and "United," Renaissance Man, Buena Vista, 1994.

The Big Hit, TriStar, 1998.


(With Lynn Goldsmith) Marky Mark, HarperCollins, 1992.



Reisfeld, Randi, Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch, Avon, 1992.

Wahlberg, Mark, and Lynn Goldsmith, Marky Mark, HarperCollins, 1992.


Cosmopolitan, August, 1997, p. 168.

Details, April, 1996, p. 116.

Empire, February, 1998, pp. 68-73.

Entertainment Weekly December 31, 1993, p. 71; June 10, 1994, p. 47; April 21, 1995, p. 39; April 25, 1997, pp. 26-27; October 24, 1997, p. 72; October 31, 1997, p. 12; November 14, 1997, p. 62.

Esquire, October, 1997, pp. 108-112.

Harper's Bazaar, September, 2000, p. 535.

FilmForce, May 29, 2003.

Parade, September 26, 2004, pp. 4-5.

People Weekly, May 15, 1995, p. 146; November 10, 1997; May 11, 1998; August 6, 2001, p. 73; August 23, 2004, p. 26; September 5, 2005, p. 30.

Premiere, May, 1998, pp. 54-59, 102.

Times Magazine, July 15, 2000, pp. 22-25, 27.

Total Film, February, 1998, pp. 60-66.

USA Today, July 16, 2004.