Donnie Wahlberg
Donald Edmond "Donnie" Wahlberg, Jr.
[1] (born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, actor and film producer. He is a member of the popular 1980s and 1990s boy band New Kids on the Block.

Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, is the eighth of nine children, with older siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie (died 2003) and younger brother Mark. He also has three half-siblings from his father's first marriage- Donna, Scott and Buddy. His mother, Alma Elaine (née Donnelly), was a bank clerk and nurse's aide, and his father, Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Sr. (died February 14, 2008) was a teamster who worked as a delivery driver; the couple divorced in 1982.[3][4] He is of Swedish, Irish, English, and French Canadian ancestry.

Donnie's work background includes music, feature films, and television. Wahlberg has had featured roles in the Saw films, The Sixth Sense, Dreamcatcher, and Righteous Kill, also appearing in the award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers. From 2002-2003 he starred in the critically acclaimed but short lived crime drama Boomtown. Currently, he is starring in the critically acclaimed drama series Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan and is an executive producer of the TNT reality television show "Boston's Finest".[2] Wahlberg was nominated for Choice Scream at the 2008 Teen Choice Awards for his work on the Saw films.

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  6. ^ Saw V Full Cast list
  7. ^ Posted by jrkm (March 22, 2010). " Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg play cops in Toronto". Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  8. ^ "DDUB'S R&B Back Rub on Cherrytree Radio". Cherrytree Records. October 8, 2009. Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  9. ^ Lee, Ken (August 18, 2008). "Donnie Wahlberg and His Wife File for Divorce – Breakups, Donnie Wahlberg". Retrieved February 19, 2011.
  10. ^ "Donnie Wahlberg Biography". Retrieved July 19, 2007.
  11. ^ "Donnie Wahlberg to narrate TV series on Boston Celtics – ESPN Boston". December 1, 2010. Retrieved February 19, 2011.

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