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Creator: Mark Wahlberg

Wayne: Yeah, I thought Mark Wahlberg was super-sexy in this, especially with his shirt off.
Garth: What?

Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born 1971) is an American actor and former musician. After a troubled youth that saw numerous brushes with Johnny Law, Wahlberg's older brother Donnie (of the New Kids on the Block) arranged an entry-point into the music business (though personal agreements made him decide against permanently joining the New Kids). Now styling himself as Marky Mark (accompanied by the Funky Bunch), Wahlberg became a rap star. Their most successful single was "Good Vibrations" (not to be confused with the Beach Boys song). This period in his career is often regarded as being rather Narmy, even by fans and Wahlberg himself. By the mid-1990s, he began to make the transition into acting, and became an even bigger success than before, both commercially and, with his role in Boogie Nights, critically. He even earned an Oscar nomination for Best Supporting Actor for his role in The Departed.

He has also served as the executive producer of Entourage which is loosely based on his experiences as an up-and-coming actor. He's currently an executive producer of Boardwalk Empire, and he appears in the A&E series Wahlburgers, which focuses on his brother Paul's efforts to expand his restaurant business in Boston.

The films of Mark Wahlberg include:

Tropes in Mark Wahlberg's acting work:

  • Actor Allusion: There is some self-lampooning in regard to Wahlberg's musical past in Rock Star: During the credits, his character says he'll leave rock and attempt to do rap. While "Good Vibrations" by Marky Mark is playing in the background.
  • Motormouth: One of his favorite acting moves. Watch his movies, you'll see it.
  • Mr. Fanservice: He made great use of his terrific physique to get his career off the ground, most famously in ads for Calvin Klein.
  • Not Even Bothering with the Accent: Possibly wisely, Wahlberg makes no attempt to alter his native accent, and just talks like the Southie he is, even when his characters are supposed to be from Chicago or Wyoming, for instance.
  • Shirtless Scene: Frequently. Lampooned a bit in Date Night, where he is shirtless in every scene he's in.
  • Triple Nipple: He's got one, but it doesn't detract from being Mr. Fanservice; he's even called it his "prized possession".

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alternative title(s): Mark Wahlberg
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