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Short Info

Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthAugust 17, 1969
SpouseJenny McCarthy, Kimberly Fey
FactOriginally called "Nynuk", the boy group eventually settled on the name New Kids On The Block after a rap song that Donnie had written for their debut album, which flopped upon initial release. However, the album would eventually sell over four million in response to the group's later popularity.


Kimberly Fey Short Bio

Unfortunately, Kimberly Fey was born in 1969, and is American by nationality. She is best known as the ex-wife of singer and actor Donnie Wahlberg, and the mother of their two sons. She is a sound engineer, and met her ex-husband through work. Fey isn’t on any social media – she enjoys keeping a low-profile, and has withdrawn from the media since her split from Wahlberg.

Relationship Status

Reportedly, Fey began dating Donnie at the age of 22, but they didn’t marry until August 1999. The couple went on to have two sons, but divorced in 2008, citing “irreconcilable differences”. Fey’s current love life is kept a secret, whereas we know that Wahlberg went on to date Jenny McCarthy, a comedian, announced their engagement in 2014, and married at the Hotel Baker in St. Charles in the same year.

Ex-Husband Donnie Wahlberg Wiki

Born on 17 August 1969, Donald Edmond Wahlberg is widely known as an American actor, singer, and a record as well as a film producer. Some of his biggest achievements include founding the group New Kids on the Block, and appearing in the “Saw” horror franchise.

Donnie’s family is of Swedish, Irish, English and French-Canadian lineage.

Donnie Wahlberg

He spent his formative years in a family of 12, having nine siblings.  His brother Mark, also known as Marky Mark, is in the entertainment field as well, having been the leader of the ‘90s rap formation Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. Donnie also has three half-siblings from his father’s previous relationship.

Career

Donnie caught the attention of the media being a member of New Kids on the Block. The group, active from 1985 to 1994, released seven studio albums in addition to an EP and touring together.

Their debut self-entitled album consisted of 10 tracks, such as “I Wanna Be Loved by You”, “Don’t Give Up on Me” and “Stop It Girl”, and it received generally positive response in the UK, US and Japan. They followed by making “Hangin’ Tough” and “Merry, Merry Christmas” in 1988 and 1989 respectively, the latter album featuring 10 songs such as “This One’s for the Children”, “The Christmas Song” and “The Little Drummer Boy”. It lived up to the expectations set up by their previous album, and was certified platinum in Canada, and gold in Finland and the UK.

New Kids on the Block then released “Step by Step” and “Face the Music”, and although initially parting ways in 1994, the band reunited in 2007, subsequently releasing more albums and an EP entitled “Thankful” in 2017. Their music attracted attention once again, and was covered by several media outlets.

Acting Career

Wahlberg has had 66 acting gigs, but the most prominent ones in his career include his 2006 portrayal of Paul Rader in “Runaway”, and in the next year, the audience was able to see him in “The Kill Point”, in the role of Captain Horst Cali.

The singer-turned-actor has also appeared in two “Saw” movies – in the second and third part. As of 2008, Donnie appeared in New Kids on the Block’s music videos “New Kids on the Block: Summertime”, and “New Kids on the Block: Single”. Subsequently, he was cast to play Danny Reagan in “Blue Bloods”, a TV series that began airing in 2010, and follows the lives of a New York-based family of cops. In 2013, Wahlberg was a narrator in “Boston’s Finest”, and in 2017 could be seen in “Return of the Mac”.

Controversies

Donnie was a subject of controversy in 1991, when he was charged with arson. Reportedly, he accidently set fire to Seelbach Hotel, located in Louisville; the event occurred when the New Kids on the Block singer poured vodka on a carpet, setting it on fire. Luckily for Donnie, he dodged a bullet with the sentence – instead of possibly spending 20 years behind the bars, the singer agreed to make public service videos on dangerous substances. Wahlberg is active on social media and uses Twitter to promote his work – he has 1.5 million followers on that platform. He occasionally shares posts regarding his private life, but judging by his activity, prefers to keep it professional.

Donnie’s Wife Jenny McCarthy

Speaking about his relationship with McCarthy, Waklberg stated that they get each other mentally and spiritually, adding “I think we have so much in common and it’s a really wonderful fit. I think we complement each other.” He also offered advice for young couples – he believes that the couple should always be number one in any relationship, regardless of having children or not. He told his interviewer Rachel Ray, that he and his wife renew their vows each year. “To take that time and just commit again is really nice”, he said.

General Info

Full NameDonnie Wahlberg
Net Worth$20 million
Date Of BirthAugust 17, 1969
ProfessionRecord producer, Television producer, Singer-songwriter, Film producer, Actor, Music Arranger, Songwriter, Radio personality
NationalityAmerican

Family

SpouseJenny McCarthy, Kimberly Fey
ChildrenXavier Alexander Wahlberg, Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg
ParentsAlma Wahlberg, Donald Wahlberg
SiblingsMark Wahlberg, Robert Wahlberg, Paul Wahlberg, Arthur Wahlberg, Jim Wahlberg, Scott Wahlberg, Tracey Wahlberg, Michelle Wahlberg, Debbie Wahlberg, Buddy Wahlberg, Donna Wahlberg

Accomplishments

Music GroupsNew Kids On The Block, NKOTBSB, Step by Step, Please Don't Go Girl, I'll Be Loving You
NominationsPrimetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Unstructured Reality Program, People's Choice Award for Favorite Crime Drama TV Actor, Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie: Scream Scene
MoviesThe Sixth Sense, Saw II, Dead Silence, Saw IV, Zookeeper, Saw III, Ransom, Righteous Kill, Dreamcatcher, Diamond Men, What Doesn't Kill You, Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School, Black Circle Boys, Southie, Kings of South Beach, Triggermen, Annapolis, Magnificent Desolation: Walking ...
TV ShowsBlue Bloods, Band of Brothers, Donnie Loves Jenny, Boomtown, The Kill Point, Rizzoli & Isles, Boston's Finest, New Kids on the Block, Runaway, Big Apple, Wahlburgers

Social profile links

Quotes

#Quote
1[following the Boston Marathon bombings] In the past few months I've discovered something different about Boston. Everyone can celebrate in times of glory, but when something horrific happens, when something unspeakable happens, that's not when cities come together, that's when families come together. And I think we've shown the world that we are just not one of the greatest cities on earth, we are one of the greatest families on the face of this Earth.

Facts

#Fact
1Stepfather of Evan Asher.
2Cousin-in-law of Melissa McCarthy.
3Son-in-law of Daniel McCarthy.
4Second husband of Jenny McCarthy.
5Engaged to Jenny McCarthy [April 16, 2014].
6Sister Debbie died in 2003 at the age of 44.
7Son of Alma McPeck (Alma Conroy) and Donald E. Wahlberg Sr..
8Brother-in-law of Rhea Durham, Lynette McCarthy, Joanne McCarthy, Amy McCarthy.
9Is a big fan of the Boston Celtics and a very good friend of Celtics forward Paul Pierce.
10New Kids on the Block reunited in 2008.
11His father was of half Swedish and half Irish ancestry. On his mother's side, he has Irish, French-Canadian, and English ancestry. His paternal grandfather, Axel Simon Wahlberg, was the son of Swedish immigrants. Through his French-Canadian ancestry, he is a distant relative of singers Madonna and Céline Dion.
12His first movie Bullet (1996) with Mickey Rourke and late rap artist Tupac Shakur was deemed too bad to release, but was eventually given life after the surging rise of interest following Tupac's shooting death in September of 1996.
13Wahlberg is current developing a TV project that would tell the teen band's story from his own point of view.
14In 1999, during the teen pop revival, MTV tried to reunite the group and get them to perform on that years VMA's. All members were on board, except Jonathan - and so the performance didn't happen. In 2003, another attempt to coerce each of the boys to reunite was made for a one-night performance for the show "VH1's Bands Reunited." Jonathan this time agreed, as did Jordan - but Donnie, Joe and Danny all declined.
15Donnie produced, arranged, mixed and co-wrote "Music for the People" and "You Gotta Believe" the 1991 and 1992 hit albums from brother Mark's group Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch - which included a #1 hit with "Good Vibrations" and a multi-platinum album for the former. He also worked on the successful 1999 solo releases for NKOTB's Joey McIntyre and Jordan Knight.
16Originally called "Nynuk", the boy group eventually settled on the name New Kids On The Block after a rap song that Donnie had written for their debut album, which flopped upon initial release. However, the album would eventually sell over four million in response to the group's later popularity.
17Was always seen as the free-spirited, more earthy urban member of New Kids on the Block.
18Grew up with former New Kids on the Block members, Jonathan Knight, Jordan Knight, Joey Mcintyre and Danny Wood.
19He sang the song, "The Right Combination", with Seiko Matsuda.
20Lost 43 pounds for the role of Vincent Grey in The Sixth Sense (1999).
21Was arrested on charges of first-degree arson for setting fire in a hallway with a bottle of alcohol at The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky (Which is also featured in the movie The Insider (1999) with Al Pacino). On April 10, 1991 he agreed to a reduced charge of second-degree criminal mischief and made public service ads about fire safety, drugs and drunk driving in return for an eventual dismissal of the charge. [March 1991]
22His siblings are: Arthur Wahlberg, James M. Wahlberg, Debbie, Paul Wahlberg, Michelle, Tracey, Robert Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. Donnie is also named after his father, Donald E. Wahlberg Sr., making him a Jr.
23Has two children with his ex-wife, Kim Fey, Xavier Wahlberg (Xavier Alexander Wahlberg) (born on March 4, 1993) and Elijah Wahlberg (Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg) (born on August 20, 2001).

Pictures

Movies

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Bloods2010-2016TV SeriesDanny Reagan
Boston's Finest2013TV SeriesNarrator
Massholes2013TV SeriesDonnie Wahlberg
Zookeeper2011Shane
Rizzoli & Isles2010TV SeriesLt. Joey Grant
In Plain Sight2010TV SeriesJimmy McCabe Jimmy Porter
Bunker Hill2009TV MovieDetective Mike Moriarty
Runaway2006-2008TV SeriesPaul Rader
Righteous Kill2008Det. Ted Riley
What Doesn't Kill You2008Detective Moran
Turok2008Video GameShepard (voice)
Saw IV2007Eric Matthews
The Kill Point2007TV SeriesCaptain Horst Cali
Dead Silence2007Det. Lipton
Kings of South Beach2007TV MovieAndy Burnett
Saw III2006Eric Matthews
The Path to 9/112006TV Mini-Series'Kirk', CIA operative
Annapolis2006Lt. Burton
Saw II2005Eric Matthews
Magnificent Desolation: Walking on the Moon 3D2005Documentary shortHelium 3 Commander (voice)
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School2005Randall Ipswitch
N.Y.-702005TV MovieDet. Mike Ryan
Boomtown2002-2003TV SeriesDetective Joel Stevens
Dreamcatcher2003Duddits
Triggermen2002Terry Malloy
UC: Undercover2001TV SeriesBobby
Band of Brothers2001TV Mini-SeriesC. Carwood Lipton
Big Apple2001TV SeriesChris Scott
Bullfighter2000Chollo
Diamond Men2000Bobby Walker
The Practice2000TV SeriesPatrick Rooney
The Sixth Sense1999Vincent Grey
Purgatory1999TV MovieDeputy Glen / Billy The Kid
Butter1998Rick Damon
Southie1998Danny Quinn
Body Count1998Booker
The Taking of Pelham One Two Three1998TV MovieMr. Grey
Black Circle Boys1997Greggo
Ransom1996Cubby Barnes
Bullet1996Big Balls

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block2015TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Donnie Loves Jenny2015TV Series executive producer
Wahlburgers2014TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Boston's Finest2013TV Series executive producer - 12 episodes
Bunker Hill2009TV Movie executive producer

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Do-Over2016writer: "Good Vibrations"
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series writer - 1 episode
The To Do List2013writer: "Good Vibrations" - as Donald Edmond Wahlberg
Don Jon2013writer: "Good Vibrations" - as Donald Wahlberg
Fun Size2012writer: "GOOD VIBRATIONS" - as Donald Wahlberg
One Hit Wonderland2012TV Series documentary writer - 1 episode
Being Erica2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
Glee2010TV Series writer - 1 episode
You Don't Know Jack2010TV Movie writer: "Good Vibrations"
Spring Breakdown2009writer: "Good Vibrations"
Blades of Glory2007writer: "Good Vibrations"
Rock Star2001writer: "Good Vibrations"
The Replacements2000writer: "Good Vibrations"
Analyze This1999writer: "Good Vibrations"
Southie1998writer: "Super Cool Mack Daddy" - as D. Wahlberg
Super Mario Bros.1993writer: "I WANT YOU"
The Mighty Ducks1992writer: "GOOD VIBRATIONS"

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
New Kids on the Block: Coming Home2010
What Doesn't Kill You2008writer

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Blue Bloods2014TV Series 1 episode

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Form... Focus... Fitness, the Marky Mark Workout1993Video

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Live with Kelly and Michael2012-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Good Morning America1990-2016TV SeriesHimself
Entertainment Tonight2010-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rock This Boat: New Kids on the Block2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Rachael Ray2008-2016TV SeriesHimself
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Donnie Loves Jenny2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
Wahlburgers2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Extra2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Wendy Williams Show2013-2016TV SeriesHimself
American Music Awards 20152015TV SpecialHimself
Today2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Tooken2015Himself
The Talk2012-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
American Music Awards 20142014TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Journey to Greatness: The Elite 112014DocumentaryNarrator
E! News2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2008-2014TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest Co-Host / Himself - Guest
Howard Stern Birthday Bash2014VideoHimself
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Inside Edition2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Dick Clark's New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV MovieHimself
Dick Clark's Primetime New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest 20142013TV MovieHimself
The Arsenio Hall Show2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Broadway.com Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Watch What Happens: Live2012-2013TV SeriesHimself - Guest
NKOTBSB Live from Fenway Park2013VideoHimself
Good Day L.A.2013TV SeriesHimself
The Daily Show2013TV SeriesHimself
Big Morning Buzz Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2010-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Anderson Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Marilyn Denis Show2011TV SeriesHimself
The 53rd Annual Grammy Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Creating Characters2011Video shortHimself
Empire State of Mind2011Video shortHimself
New Kids on the Block: Coming Home2010Himself
Xposé2009TV SeriesHimself
Righteous Kill - The Investigation: An In-Depth Look at 'Righteous Kill'2009Video documentary shortHimself
1 1/2 Ritter - Auf der Suche nach der hinreißenden Herzelinde2008Himself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - New Kids on the Block (uncredited)
New Kids on the Block: A Behind the Music Special Event2008TV Movie documentaryHimself
Happy Hour2008TV SeriesHimself
Séries express2008TV SeriesHimself
Zibb2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Montel Williams Show2007TV SeriesHimself
HypaSpace2007TV Series documentaryHimself
The Morning Show with Mike & Juliet2007TV SeriesHimself
Last Call with Carson Daly2005TV SeriesHimself
Total Request Live2005TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2005TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2003TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn2003TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look2003TV Series documentaryHimself - 'Duddits'
9th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards2003TV SpecialHimself
Bubblegum Babylon2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2002TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1993-2002TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Singer
'The Sixth Sense': Reflections from the Set2002Video documentary shortHimself
The Making of 'Band of Brothers'2001TV Short documentaryHimself
VH-1 Where Are They Now?2000TV Series documentaryHimself
WrestleMania X1994TV SpecialHimself
WWE Raw1994TV SeriesHimself
Teen Vid I1991VideoHimself
Rockstop!1991TV SeriesHimself - Interviewee
Top of the Pops1991TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block at Disney-MGM Studios: Wildest Dreams1991TV SpecialHimself
The 18th Annual American Music Awards1991TV SpecialHimself
New Kids on the Block: No More Games Live!1990TV MovieHimself
1990 Billboard Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself
The Geraldo Rivera Show1990TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block1990TV SeriesHimself
New Kids on the Block: Step by Step1990VideoHimself
The 17th Annual American Music Awards1990TV SpecialHimself - Performer
Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade1989TV MovieHimself
Hangin' Tough Live1989VideoHimself
House of Style1989TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Entertainment Tonight2014-2016TV SeriesHimself
Take That: Where Did It All Go Right?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself (as New Kids on the Block)
Saw V2008Eric Matthews
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself - New Kids on the Block
WWE WrestleMania: The Complete Anthology, Vol. 22005VideoHimself
Retrosexual: The 80's2004TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2001TV Series documentaryHimself

Awards

Nominated Awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovie
2015Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramWahlburgers (2014)
2014Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Unstructured Reality ProgramWahlburgers (2014)
2006Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsMovie - Choice ScreamSaw II (2005)
1996ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleRansom (1996)

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia
Author

Benjy is currently a reporter for BiographyPedia based in Adelaide, Australia. Prior to joining BiographyPedia in July 2019, he was a Bizarre TV reporter and theatre critic at TheSun. Benjy has also written for DailyMail and TMZ. Benjy studied journalism at Goldsmiths University of London, graduating in 2009. You can contact him at [email protected]

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