Who is Donnie Wahlberg and what is his net worth 2018? Donnie Wahlberg is a singer and actor who is the member of the band ‘New Kids on the Block’. He is also a record producer, film producer, and a songwriter. He has successfully appeared in films like ‘The Sixth Sense’, ‘Saw’, ‘Righteous Kill’ and ‘Dreamcatcher’. He also appeared in the miniseries ‘Band of Brother’s’. Wahlberg has appeared in the TV show ‘Blue Bloods’. He is the executive producer of the reality TV show ‘Boston’s Finest’ on TNT. With his band, he has released 7 albums and has also released a single with Seiko Matsuda.
Donald Edmond “Donnie” Wahlberg Jr. was born on August 17, 1969, in Dorchester, Boston, Massachusetts. He was born to parents Alma Elaine and Donald Edmond Wahlberg, Sr. His mother was a nurse’s aide and a bank clerk and his father used to work as a delivery driver. He was the eighth out of nine other children.
His younger brother Mark was also associated with the group called ‘Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch’. In 1982, his parents got divorced. He has also got three half-siblings from his father’s previous marriage. He did his schooling from an elementary school in Boston and his family always had cash crunch with so many family members. He considers Michael Jackson as his musical idol. When he was 15 years old, he became a founding member of the group ‘NYNUK’.
In 1999, Donnie Wahlberg got married to Kimberley Fey. The couple has two sons named Xavier Alexander Wahlberg and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg. He divorced Fey in 2008. In August 2014, he married actress Jenny McCarthy.
Donnie Wahlberg changed his band name to ‘New Kids on the Block’ and released the first single ‘Be My Girl’ in 1986. The band then released their first single called ‘Please Don’t Go Girl’ in 1988. It peaked at No. 10 on the Billboard charts. He left the band in 1995 to pursue a career in acting.
In 1996, Donnie Wahlberg made his acting debut in the film ‘Bullet’. In the same year, he appeared in the film ‘Ransom’ alongside Mel Gibson. In 1999, he portrayed the role of a patient in the film ‘The Sixth Sense’. He became a Second Lieutenant in the TV miniseries ‘Band of Brothers’ in 2001. This was followed by ‘Boomtown’ on NBC. He was seen in the thriller ‘Dreamcatcher’ in 2003. He also appeared in the ‘Saw’ films. In 2006, he was seen in ‘Saw III’ followed by ‘Saw IV’ in 2007.
And in 2008, he was seen in ‘Saw VI’. Wahlberg portrayed the role of Lieutenant Commander Burton in the drama ‘Annapolis’. He then appeared on the CW’s ‘Runway’. In 2007, he appeared in TV film ‘Kings of South Beach’ and also in the series ‘The Kill Point’. Between 2008 -2011, he appeared in movies like ‘Righteous Kill’, ‘What Doesn’t Kill You’, and ‘Zookeeper’.
Donnie Wahlberg has won several nominations in his career. He has won the primetime Emmy nominations twice in his career. In 1996, he was nominated for the Awards Circuit Community Awards. In 2006, he was nominated for the Teen Choice Awards for his role in the movie ‘Saw II’. He was nominated for the 2017 People’s Choice Award for ‘Favorite TV Crime Drama Actor’.
Donnie Wahlberg Net Worth
Donnie Wahlberg began his career at a very young age. He was associated with his band for a very long time. After leaving his band, he then appeared in various TV series and movies. By appearing in various shows, films and by having a music career, he has gone on to accumulate good wealth for himself. Donnie Wahlberg’s net worth is an estimated $27 million.
Apart from that, he has also appeared in the 2008 video game called ‘Turok’. In his career, he has appeared in 20 TV shows and was seen in 21 films. He has also released a solo album called “The Right Combination” with Seiko Matsuda.
Donnie Wahlberg is a fan of Boston Celtics and has attended many of their games. He has also narrated a documentary about them on ESPN.