Mark Wahlberg

Highest Rated: 94% Three Kings (1999)
Lowest Rated: 12% Renaissance Man (1994)
Birthday: Jun 5, 1971
Birthplace: Dorchester, Massachusetts
Before he started acting, Mark Wahlberg was best known as Marky Mark, the pants-dropping rapper who attained fame and notoriety with his group the Funky Bunch. In the tradition of Will Smith and Ice Cube, Wahlberg has made a successful transition from music to film, garnering particular early praise for his role in Boogie Nights.Born June 5, 1971, in Dorchester, MA, Wahlberg had a troubled early life. One of nine children, he dropped out of school at 16 (he would later earn his GED) and committed a number of minor felonies. After working various odd jobs, Wahlberg briefly joined brother Donnie and his group New Kids on the Block before forming his own, Marky Mark & the Funky Bunch. The group had widespread popularity for a time, most notably with its 1992 hit single "Good Vibrations." However, it was Wahlberg himself who received the lion's share of attention, whether it was for the homophobia controversy that surrounded him for a time, or for the 1992 Calvin Klein ad campaign featuring him wearing nothing more than his underwear, Kate Moss, and an attitude. In 1993, Wahlberg turned his attentions to acting with a role in The Substitute. The film, co-starring a then-unknown Natasha Gregson Wagner, was a critical and commercial failure, but Wahlberg's next project, 1994's Renaissance Man, with Danny De Vito, gave him the positive notices that would increase with the release of his next film, The Basketball Diaries (1995). Although the film received mixed reviews, many critics praised Wahlberg's performance as Mickey, Leonardo Di Caprio's friend and fellow junkie. Following Diaries, Wahlberg appeared in Fear (1996) in the role of Reese Witherspoon's psychotic boyfriend.It was with the release of Paul Thomas Anderson's Boogie Nights in 1997 that Wahlberg finally received across-the-board respect for his commanding yet unassuming performance as busboy-turned-porn-star Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler. The film was nominated for three Oscars and a slew of other awards by associations ranging from the British Academy to the New York Film Critics Circle to MTV. The positive attention landed Wahlberg on a wide range of magazine covers and gave him greater Hollywood pulling power. He had, as they say, arrived. Wahlberg's follow-up to Boogie Nights was 1998's The Big Hit, an action comedy that, particularly in the wake of Boogie Night's acclaim, proved to be a disappointment. This disappointment was hardly lessened by the relative critical and commercial shortcomings of Wahlberg's next film, The Corruptor (1999). An action flick that co-starred Chow Yun-Fat, The Corruptor showcased Wahlberg's familiar macho side and indicated that success in Hollywood is a strange and unpredictable thing. Though he gained positive notice for his role in David O. Russell' s unconventional war film Three Kings the same year, the film was only a moderate success, paving the way for an even more dramatic turn in the downbeat true story of the ill-fated Andrea Gail, The Perfect Storm, in 2000.The following year found Wahlberg filling some big shoes -- and receiving some hefty criticism as a result -- with his lead role in Tim Burton's much-anticipated remake of Planet of the Apes. Taking over the role that Charlton Heston made famous, Wahlberg found himself pursued onscreen by sinister simians, as well as offscreen by critics who decried the lack of depth that the actor brought to the role. Late that summer, Wahlberg came back down to Earth -- specifically to the everyday-Joe-rises-to-fame territory of Boogie Nights -- with Rock Star, the story of a tribute-band singer who gets a chance to sing for the band he idolizes. Though his noble attempt to fill the considerable shoes of Hollywood legend Cary Grant in the 2002 Charade remake The Truth About Charlie would be only slightly exceeded by his assumption of the role originally played by Michael Caine in the following year's remake of The Italian Job, Wahlberg would subsequently prove that there's nothing like the fr

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Six Billion Dollar Man Steve Austin Producer 2020
81% Instant Family Pete 2018
22% Mile 22 Producer James Silva 2018
No Score Yet The Cure Actor 2018
78% All the Money in the World Fletcher Chase $20.2M 2017
No Score Yet Pai em dose dupla 2 Dusty Mayron Executive Producer 2017
20% Daddy's Home 2 Dusty Mayron $103M 2017
15% Transformers: The Last Knight Cade Yeager $130.2M 2017
80% Patriots Day Sgt. Tommy Saunders Producer $31.9M 2017
83% Deepwater Horizon Mike Williams $73.1M 2016
31% Mojave Norman 2016
31% Daddy's Home Dusty 2015
46% Ted 2 John Bennett $63.9M 2015
No Score Yet Stealing Cars Executive Producer 2015
33% Entourage Producer Himself 2015
59% Champs Actor 2015
25% Manny Actor 2015
44% The Gambler Jim Bennett Producer $18.9M 2014
18% Transformers: Age of Extinction Cade Yeager $206.8M 2014
76% Lone Survivor Marcus Luttrell Producer $97.7M 2014
81% Prisoners Executive Producer $61M 2013
64% 2 Guns Marcus "Stig" Stigman $73.6M 2013
50% Pain & Gain Daniel Lugo $49.4M 2013
29% Broken City Billy Taggart Producer $19.7M 2013
No Score Yet Mojave Actor 2013
68% Ted John Bennett $218.2M 2012
51% Contraband Producer Chris Farraday $66.5M 2012
90% The Fighter Micky Ward $93.6M 2010
78% The Other Guys Det. Terry Hoitz $119.3M 2010
67% Date Night Holbrooke $98.8M 2010
32% The Lovely Bones Jack Salmon $44M 2009
16% Max Payne Max Payne $40.7M 2008
18% The Happening Elliot Moore $64.6M 2008
57% We Own the Night Producer Joseph Grusinsky $27.7M 2007
47% Shooter Bob Lee Swagger $47.1M 2007
91% The Departed Dignam $132.4M 2006
72% Invincible Vince Papale $57.8M 2006
53% Four Brothers Bobby Mercer $74.5M 2005
78% Overnight Actor 2004
63% I Heart Huckabees Tommy Corn $12.8M 2004
No Score Yet Juvies Narrator Executive Producer 2004
73% The Italian Job Charlie Croker $106M 2003
34% The Truth About Charlie Joshua Peters $5.3M 2002
52% Rock Star Chris `Izzy' Cole $16.6M 2001
45% Planet of the Apes Capt. Leo Davidson $178.1M 2001
64% The Yards Leo Handler 2000
47% The Perfect Storm Bobby Shatford 2000
94% Three Kings Troy 1999
48% The Corruptor Danny Wallace 1998
41% The Big Hit Melvin Smiley 1998
93% Boogie Nights Eddie Adams/Dirk Diggler 1997
79% Traveller Pat 1997
41% Fear David McCall 1996
46% The Basketball Diaries Mickey 1995
12% Renaissance Man Tommy Lee Haywood 1994
No Score Yet La Sustituta Westerburg 1993

TV

CREDIT
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest Appearing
  • 2018
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No Score Yet Shooter
2016-2018
Executive Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
Guest
  • 2018
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69% Ballers
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Wahlburgers
2014-2018
Executive Producer Reality cast member Producer
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2018
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  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2010
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  • 2007
  • 2006
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Inside the NFL
2014
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2013
  • 2007
No Score Yet Charlie Rose
2013-2017
Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
53% Tyrant
2014-2016
Producer
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2012
92% Boardwalk Empire
2010-2014
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2014
  • 2013
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2007
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  • 2001
  • 2000
No Score Yet The Show With Vinny
2013
Guest
  • 2013
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2013
  • 2010
66% How to Make It in America
2010-2011
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
66% Entourage
2004-2011
Guest Executive Producer Creator Producer Himself
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
84% In Treatment
2008-2010
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
No Score Yet Top Gear
2002
Guest
  • 2009
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
Appearing
  • 2008

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