Graham Yost, executive producer and writer of Boomtown, had worked with him in Band of Brothers and was so impressed by his performance that he wrote the role of Joel Stevens specifically for him.
2003 was the year that Wahlberg starred alongside Timothy Olyphant, Jason Lee, and his Band of Brothers co-star Damian Lewis as the mentally challenged Duddits in William Goldman and Lawrence Kasdan's adaptation of the Stephen King alien-invasion thriller, Dreamcatcher.
Also in 1996, he appeared as a kidnapper in Ransom with Mel Gibson.
He went back to his home town for a starring role in the South Boston-based film Southie.
He has been starring in the drama series Blue Bloods with Tom Selleck and Bridget Moynahan since 2010, and since 2014 is an executive producer of the TNT reality television show Boston's Finest.
Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston.
(born August 17, 1969) is an American singer, songwriter, actor, record producer, and film producer.
He is a founding member of the boy band New Kids on the Block.Wednesday, April 16, that she is engaged to Donnie Wahlberg. " Mc Carthy, 41, gushed to her cohosts on the talk show. ladies Wednesday, affectionately kissing his new fiancee and recalling his proposal.The actress, who showed off her "yellow sapphire" engagement ring, went on to share details from the proposal. Regarding the date of the nuptials, Mc Carthy told Barbara Walters, "We don't know yet," adding that they were considering an August 2015 wedding.Carwood Lipton in the television miniseries Band of Brothers.He also starred in the 2002–2003 NBC drama series Boomtown as Joel Stevens, a Los Angeles police detective.PHOTOS: Amazing celebrity engagement rings Us Weekly exclusively revealed in July 2013 that Mc Carthy and New Kids on the Block alum Wahlberg were officially an item. I'm not doing any more auditions," she told Bethenny Frankel of her beau last November.