Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, 1971) is an American actor, producer, model, and former rapper. He was known as Marky Mark in his earlier years, and became famous for his 1991 debut as frontman with the band Marky Mark and the Funky Bunch. He later transitioned to acting, and is now known for his roles in films including Boogie Nights (1997), Three Kings (1999), Planet of the Apes (2001), The Italian Job (2003), I Heart Huckabees (2004), The Departed (2006), Shooter (2007), Max Payne (2008), The Other Guys (2010), The Fighter (2010), Ted (2012), and Pain & Gain (2013). He has also served as the executive producer of the TV series Entourage, Boardwalk Empire, and How to Make It in America.