Blue Bloods is a fictional crime drama series that debuted on CBS in 2010. And two months ago, the network renewed it for a ninth season. The series mainly centers on the Reagans most of whom are cops in the NYPD.
The patriarch, Frank Reagan, succeeded his father as the NYC Police Commissioner. He has four children, Danny, a detective; Erin, an assistant district attorney; Joe, an NYPD Warrants Squad detective killed by his partner; and Jamie, a patrol officer.
Actor Donnie Wahlberg plays Danny, Frank’s firstborn and eldest son. Below is an in-depth look at the actor’s real life.
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Donnie Wahlberg from Blue Bloods (what’s he up to?)
Wahlberg stars in Blue Bloods as detective first grade Daniel ‘Danny’ Reagan. He first appeared on the series in its pilot episode which aired on September 24, 2010. On-set, he was married to Linda (Amy Carlson) until her death between seasons 7 and 8. They have two sons, Jack and Sean.
Since season 3 he has been partnered with detective Maria Baez (Marisa Ramirez). The final episode of season 8 aired this year on May 11. And if CBS maintains its routine, season 9 should start airing this September.
Meanwhile, Wahlberg is spending quality time with his family. They can be seen attending live sports of his favorite teams like the Boston Celtics. He has also been quite busy with the family business, Wahlburgers, which he co-owns with two of his brothers.
Donnie Wahlberg wife and children.
On August 20, 1999, Donnie Wahlberg married Kimberly Fey. They have two children, Xavier Alexander Wahlberg (born March 4, 1993) and Elijah Hendrix Wahlberg (born August 20, 2001). They divorced in 2008 citing irreconcilable differences.
In 2013, shortly after featuring in The Jenny McCarthy Show, Wahlberg was said to be dating Jenny McCarthy. McCarthy is an American actress, comedian, TV host, autism activist et cetera. In 2014, she announced on The View that she and Wahlberg were engaged. They got married on August 31, 2014.
45-year-old McCarthy was previously married to actor John Mallory Asher. They have a son together, Evan Joseph Asher born on May 18, 2002. The couple divorced three years later after which she began dating Jim Carrey till 2010.
Donnie Wahlberg net worth and salary.
Besides acting, Wahlberg is also a singer, rapper, songwriter, and record producer. He is a member of the American boy band New Kids on the Block (NKOTB). Since the 1980s, the band has released several albums including NKOTBSB (2011) which they did with Backstreet Boys.
Last year they released an EP titled Thankful. NKOTB has sold over 80 million records globally with some of their albums going platinum multiple times. They also perform in concerts and go on tour. Now, Wahlberg’s acting career began in the crime film Bullet (1996) which also starred Tupac.
He has since starred in several TV shows and films including The Sixth Sense (1999), Saw (II, III, IV), Band of Brothers (2001), Dreamcatcher (2003), Return of the Mac (2017) et cetera. He was the narrator for Boston’s Finest (2013) and is the voice of Shepherd in the 2008 video game, Turok. He currently stars in Blue Bloods and Wahlburgers.
Speaking of Wahlburgers, he and his brothers Paul and Mark own a chain of restaurants of the same name. The latest Wahlburgers opened on May 22, 2018, in the Mall of America. In April, the brothers agreed to start marketing their different hamburger patties in over 1300 markets.
Donnie Wahlberg reportedly has a net worth of $20 million. His impressive net worth is as a result of album sales, ticket sales, acting salaries, and his shares in Wahlburgers.
Donnie Wahlberg siblings, age, height.
Wahlberg is 48 years old. He was born Donald Edmond Wahlberg Jr. on August 17, 1969, to Donald Edmond Wahlberg Sr. (died 2008) and Alma Elaine in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the eighth of nine children. His youngest brother is Mark Wahlberg, a successful and well-known actor.
His other siblings include actor Robert Wahlberg, chef Paul Wahlberg, Arthur, Tracee, Jim, Michelle, and the late Debbie. He also has three step-siblings from his father’s first marriage. He has a height of 5’8.