Robert WahlbergRobert Wahlberg was born December 18th, 1967 in a working-class district in Dorchester.He
is the seventh of nine children.
regular job, Robert
two younger brothers into acting.Robert Wahlberg
played the older brother to Donnie's character.SOUTHIE received the Best Independent Film Award in 1998 from the Seattle International Film Festival.
Richard Finn wrote HERO especially for Robert
back in 1997.
Brian Wallace, from South Online Boston
said, that HERO really showcases the outstanding acting ability of Robert
, who plays a young Boston
was then approached to play a hit man in Boston-based director Richard Moos' ORPHAN.
was such a revelation that the screenwriter pumped up his part as Timmy, a sympathetic psycho gunning for Jake.
character would be a killer even "If he
wasn't getting paid for it."Cast and crew deferred salaries; locations were donated by friends and family.ORPHAN has been screened in a few film festivals but was also never released.Robert WahlbergRobert
told to the Boston
Globe back in 2003, " ... and, yes, the family name does open doors, but I have to do the job.It's a double-edged sword."Robert
also had the opportunity to work with Clint Eastwood, the "Best Director of 2003" according to The National Society of Film Critics
In MYSTIC RIVER, Wahlberg
was one of the Savage brothers, a buddy of Sean Penn's character.
once more joined Dave McLaughlin (SOUTHIE) in a theater play called BACK TO BEFORE presented at the Boston
Center for Arts in November 2003.
said that "Jack Flaherty" called to him as a role that only a Boston
guy could own.Robert Wahlberg
Since then, Robert
has worked with an 'A' list of directors and actors like Brad Silberling, Dustin Hoffman, Susan Sarandon, Ellen Pompeo, Jeff Bridges, Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laura Linney, and the list goes on.
2006 was certainly one of the busiest years for Robert
filmed THE GATES, ON BROADWAY, a voice over for THE WAR and was part of a regional Dunkin' Donuts commercial.Robert
talked about his latest role as FBI
agent Joyce in THE DEPARTED to the Boston
Globe, "It's not a big role, but it's so important as an actor, and so great to be in the same room with Martin Scorsese, Jack Nicholson, Alec Baldwin, and Mark Wahlberg
is happily married to Bostonian Gina Santangelo.They have two beautiful children together, a son Oscar (1998), and a daughter named Charlie (2002).Robert
also invests a lot of his
personal time to children's charities.He is involved with "The Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation", "The Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club" and the "Parents For Residential Reform".