Today is Mark Wahlberg’s birthday! Some of you may not be old enough to remember this talented actor who has starred in many popular films such as “Boogie Nights”, “Three Kings”, and “The Italian Job” got his start in the music business. His brother, Donnie Wahlberg, was part of the boy band New Kids on the Block that rose to fame in the late 80’s and early 90’s. Donnie, who had production skills and an affinity for hip-hop arrangements, helped Mark get started in the music industry. Mark wasn’t incredibly talented, but was easy on the eyes and found his niche as a rap star.
Soon, Mark made a name for himself as “Marky Mark” with his back up dancers “The Funky Bunch”, releasing such popular dance titles as “Good Vibrations” and “Wildside”. His music career was short-lived, and he soon turned to acting. Thank goodness because he can act. And, he’s still easy on the eyes.
Let’s celebrate Mark Wahlberg’s birthday by remembering where he came from and enjoythis blast from the past: