Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

Belushi, O'Connell team up for CBS series

NEW YORK, May 20 (UPI) -- Jim Belushi, Jerry O'Connell, Tom Selleck and Donnie Wahlberg are set to star in new shows for the 2010-11 U.S. television season, CBS said.
NKOTB scraps Australian gigs

NKOTB scraps Australian gigs

SYDNEY, June 18 (UPI) -- The U.S. pop act New Kids on the Block said on its Web site it is scrapping its planned Australian concert tour due to the economy.
Donnie Wahlberg, wife seek divorce

Donnie Wahlberg, wife seek divorce

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- New Kids on the Block star and actor Donnie Wahlberg and wife Kim Fey are divorcing after nine years of marriage, court documents show.

New Kids on the Block announce new album

NEW YORK, April 4 (UPI) -- The former U.S. boy band New Kids on the Block announced Friday in New York it is working on a new album and plans to go on tour in the fall.
New Kids on the Block to play N.Y. concert

New Kids on the Block to play N.Y. concert

NEW YORK, April 3 (UPI) -- The U.S. boy band New Kids on the Block is scheduled to make its first public appearance in 15 years on the "Today" morning program.

New Kids on the Block planning a comeback

NEW YORK, April 1 (UPI) -- The once wildly popular U.S. boy band New Kids on the Block, which broke up in 1994, is planning a reunion, a source told The Boston Globe.

Report: New Kids on the Block reuniting

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 27 (UPI) -- The five members of the once-popular U.S. band New Kids on the Block reportedly are reuniting 24 years after the "Hangin' Tough" group first formed.

Hawke, Ruffalo to star in 'Real Men Cry'

NEW YORK, Oct. 29 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars Mark Ruffalo, Ethan Hawke and Amanda Peet have signed on to headline Brian Goodman's feature-film directorial debut, "Real Men Cry."

Stars clamor to work with De Niro, Pacino

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 4 (UPI) -- Hollywood stars are lining up to work with “Godfather” icons Robert De Niro and Al Pacino on their latest project, "Righteous Kill,” Zap2it.com said Tuesday.

Donnie Wahlberg defends 'The Path'

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Actor Donnie Wahlberg plays a CIA agent in Afghanistan in ABC's "The Path to 9/11" and he says the mini series is fairer than it is being made to look.

Actor Wahlberg praises Moroccans

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 15 (UPI) -- Since returning from filming ABC's "Path to 9/11" in Morocco, U.S. actor Donnie Wahlberg has praised its Muslim population for its response to the film crew.

'New kid' comes back in 'Runaway'

LOS ANGELES, July 18 (UPI) -- Former "New Kid on the Block" Donnie Wahlberg will star in a new CW drama, "Runaway," playing an attorney wrongly accused of murder and on the lam in Iowa.

New CW network announces programming

NEW YORK, May 17 (UPI) -- The bulk of shows announced Wednesday by the new CW network are being carried over from the soon-to-be history UPN and WB Network.

Imax adds more stars to moon movie

TORONTO, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Imax Corp. Tuesday added Gary Sinise, Matt Damon, Matthew McConaughey and John Travolta to "Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D."

Former tough wows Beantown

BOSTON, Sept. 28 (UPI) -- Former street punk Mark Wahlberg wowed the crowd at the premier of his latest flick, "I Heart Huckabees," in Boston.
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Donnie Wahlberg
Actor Donnie Wahlberg and rapper 50 cents (Curtis Jackson) (r) arrive for the New York premiere of the film "Righteous Kill"in which they have parts on September 10, 2008. (UPI Photo/Ezio Petersen)

Donald Edmond "Donnie" Wahlberg, Jr. (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. His work background includes music, feature films, and television. Donnie has had featured roles in the Saw films, The Sixth Sense, Boomtown and Righteous Kill, also appearing in the award-winning World War II miniseries Band of Brothers. He is also known for currently starring in the critically successful series Blue Bloods.

Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston, Massachusetts, as the eighth of nine children, with older siblings Arthur, Jim, Paul, Robert, Tracey, Michelle, Debbie (died 2003) and younger sibling Mark Wahlberg. 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 2008) was a teamster who worked as a delivery driver; the couple divorced in 1982. He is of Irish, English, Swedish, and French Canadian ancestry.

As a recording artist, Wahlberg is known as an original member of boy band New Kids on the Block.

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