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At first, he landed only bit parts as drug dealers or other tough-guy types in films such as , which—like the group's previous projects—reached No. The band backed the album with a world tour, and though they weren't nearly as popular as they had been two decades before, New Kids on the Block again achieved success by reconnecting with their long-lost diehard fans.
In the summer of 2013, Wahlberg performed with rest of NKOTB on the Package Tour to support their new album, 10.
We thought everyone had all these kids, everyone lived like this." Though the family was extraordinarily close, attending church together every Sunday, arguments among siblings were frequent. "We'd fight over clothes, or who had the prettier girlfriend, which of us was the best athlete, stuff like that," he later recalled.
In the 1970s, when Donnie Wahlberg began elementary school, Boston was embroiled in fierce controversy over the mandatory busing of schoolchildren to enforce the desegregation of public schools.
Wahlberg's mother, Alma Wahlberg, worked as a nurse's assistant at nearby St.
Margaret Hospital, and his father, Donald Wahlberg, was a truck driver and active member of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters labor union.
They eventually decided to call themselves New Kids on the Block, a name taken from one of Donnie Wahlberg's rap lyrics.
Wahlberg quickly recruited brother Mark and Danny Wood, as well as another friend, Jordan Knight, and Knight's older brother, Jonathan.
In 1984, he auditioned for music producer Maurice Starr, who immediately enlisted Wahlberg to form the centerpiece of New Kids on the Block. on August 17, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in a predominantly Irish-American neighborhood of the city.
He was the eighth of nine children; his younger sibling, Mark Wahlberg, is also a famous entertainer.
Soon Wahlberg and Danny Wood, a friend also being bused to Roxbury, began spending their afternoons composing rap lyrics instead of their homework.
"Being bused to school in Roxbury was the greatest thing that ever happened to us," Wahlberg later remembered.