Donnie Wahlberg is an American actor, singer and producer known for his multifaceted career in the entertainment industry.
Blue Bloods star Donnie Wahlberg Biography
donnie wahlberg biography
Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. was born on August 17, 1969 in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. He eighth of nine children Wahlberg family.
Donnie Wahlberg is the brother of actor Mark Wahlberg and the two have often collaborated on various projects.
Donnie Wahlberg initially gained fame as a member of the boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB), which was formed in the late 1980s. NKOTB became immensely popular and released several hit songs.
The group’s hits “Step by Step,” “Hangin’ Tough” and “You Got It (The Right Stuff).”
Wahlberg transitioned into acting and has appeared in numerous films and television shows.
Notable films include “The Sixth Sense” (1999), “Ransom” (1996), “Boogie Nights” (1997) and “Saw II” (2005).
He is also known for his role as Detective Danny Reagan on the TV series “Blue Bloods,” which he has been a part of since 2010.
Movies and TV shows: –
- The Sixth Sense (1999) – He played the role of Vincent Gray, the disturbed former patient of Dr. Malcolm Crowe, portrayed by Bruce Willis.
- Boogie Nights (1997) – Wahlberg had a supporting role in this critically acclaimed film directed by Paul Thomas Anderson.
- Ransom (1996) – He appeared in this thriller film starring Mel Gibson.
- Saw II (2005) – Wahlberg played the role of Detective Eric Matthews in the second installment of the popular “Saw” horror franchise.
- Zookeeper (2011) – He provided the voice for the character of Shane the Wolf in this family comedy.
- Annapolis (2006) – Wahlberg starred as a young boxer aspiring to become a Naval Academy midshipman.
- Blue Bloods (2010-present) – Donnie Wahlberg is best known for his role as Detective Danny Reagan in this long-running police procedural and family drama series.
- Band of Brothers (2001) – He appeared in the acclaimed miniseries produced by Steven Spielberg and Tom Hanks, based on the true stories of Easy Company during World War II.
- Boomtown (2002-2003) – Wahlberg played the role of Detective Joel Stevens in this crime drama series.
- The Kill Point (2007) – He starred as Joe, a military veteran and leader of a group of bank robbers, in this limited series.
- Rizzoli & Isles (2010-2016) – He had a recurring role as Lieutenant Joey Grant in this crime drama series.
- Wahlburgers (2014-2019) – He co-created and produced this reality TV series about his family’s restaurant business.
- Blue Bloods: The Wahlbergs (2021) – This documentary series offers a behind-the-scenes look at the Wahlberg family and their involvement in the restaurant industry.
Producer and Entrepreneur:
Donnie Wahlberg has worked as a producer on various television shows and documentaries.
He is a co-creator and executive producer of the reality TV series “Wahlburgers,” which focuses on the Wahlberg family’s restaurant business.
Wahlberg is involved in various entrepreneurial ventures including owning restaurants and bars.
Donnie Wahlberg has been married twice. His first marriage was to Kimberly Fey with whom he has two children. He is currently married to actress and television personality Jenny McCarthy.
He has a strong presence on social media and often interacts with his fans.
Donnie Wahlberg’s career has spanned music, acting and producing, making him a versatile and accomplished figure in the entertainment industry. He remains a well-recognized and respected personality in both the music and acting worlds.
Teen Choice Awards:
Nominated for Choice TV Actor: Drama for his role in “Blue Bloods” in 2012.
Nominated for Performance in a Drama Series Multi-Episode Storyline for “Blue Bloods” in 2013.