As the saying goes, “Siblings are the one and only enemy, you can’t live without,” we all have someone with rivalry and relationship but, cannot live without them. Talking about the same kind of relationship, such rivalry exists between Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg.


We have all heard that the apple does not fall far from the tree. Likewise, a similar bond exists between the famous brothers, Donnie and Mark Wahlberg. Everyone has different personalities and attitudes, but siblings tend to have most of the genetic traits identical. Today, we are going to have a similarity check of Donnie and Mark Wahlberg.

Top Ten Similarities of Donnie and Mark Wahlberg no one told you about

Being similar to the one you grew up with or having a rivalry with them, is something every sibling have faced in their lifetime. Some similarities peek and some diminish with time. As you grow up together with your brothers or sisters, you become somewhat like them.
Donnie and Mark Wahlberg

Donnie and Mark Wahlberg Source: People

Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg have stayed together in their childhood as brothers. Both of them have some similar things and some totally different. Whatever be the similarities or differences, both of them have not wandered far from the tree, their father Donald E. Wahlberg.

Let’s start with the top 10 similarities of actors Donnie and Mark Wahlberg right away.

  1.     Facial Structures

The facial structure of both of the actors looks the same. Mark and Donnie are seen to have identical zygomatic bones. Both of them have the same broad forehead in terms of size. However, in terms of the shape, Mark has a straight forehead whereas Donnie has an M-shaped forehead.

 Left: Mark Wahlberg – Right: Donnie Wahlberg

Left: Mark Wahlberg – Right: Donnie Wahlberg

Talking about the other facial features, both of them have a triangle shaped the narrow type of nose. Mark and Donnie love to keep their beards at bay most of the time. But, they also love to keep the same extended goatee style as their beard.

  1.     Colors and Facial Complexion

Colors of the eye and the hair are what is compared in this section. Do you think that the natural colors of their body parts are the same? We will also look into the facial complexion of the actors.
Wahlberg brothers in a game

Wahlberg brothers in a game Source: Daily Star

It is seen that Mark has a Hazel colored eye whereas Donnie has a Dark Brown eye. Whatever be the color of their hair at present, Donnie had a light brown color naturally. As for Mark, he had a dark brown hair color. Both of them have the same white skin complexion.

  1.     Height Measurement

Mark and Donnie look the same, don’t they? When they stand together, both of the actors look equally at the same height. What? Don’t you believe me? Their real height measurement?

Donnie and Mark Wahlberg 

Donnie and Mark Wahlberg Source: Nydailynews

Both of the actors have a height of a normal American male. Their height measurement is recorded to be 5 feet and 8 inches. Mark Wahlberg is a fitness freak as his gym instructors may say and have kept his body totally fit. However, the same thing cannot be said about Donnie.

  1.     Parents

It is a common thing in the modern world to have siblings from different parents. Sometimes, we see a different father and sometimes, a different mother. This trend has really reached its height. What about Mark and Donnie’s parents then?


Wahlbergs Source: Boston Magazine

Both of the actors’ parents are the same. They were born as the son of Alma Elaine and Donald E. Wahlberg. However, in 1982, their parents got divorced and had to spend a divided time with both of their parents.

  1.     Boy Band ‘New Kids on the Block’

As both of the brothers were so fond of singing, Donnie started a boy band named New Kids on the block at age 13. Both of the brothers were the singers of that band with several other members.
New Kids on the Block

New Kids on the Block Source: Today

The actor cum singers, Mark Wahlberg and Donnie Wahlberg both are seen as the original band member of the band. Their popularity first came into existence because of the boy band, New Kids on the Block, that they had opened. The band was again set for a return for a special reunion tour.

  1.     Wahlburgers

Both of the brothers, Mark and Donnie, like to put a smile on everyone’s face. So, why not put a smile on our face with food? As food is what everyone love, they opened up the Wahlburgers.


Wahlburgers Source: Instagram

The Wahlburgers is a food chain restaurant with their special food being Burgers. Both of the brothers co-founded the restaurant with their motto, “our family, our story, our burgers.” The restaurant is already running in 14 regions of America. They also have its own reality TV show.

  1.     Served time in Jail

Before getting into the filming and acting career, both of the actors have served their times in jail. Mark had gone to the prison in which he attacked and yelled at the ethnic slurs at the two Vietnamese men.
Served time in jail

Donnie Wahlberg was also arrested in a first-degree arson for setting a fire in the hallway with a bottle of alcohol. The fire took place at The Seelbach Hotel in Louisville, Kentucky. The scene is shown in the movie, The Insider.

  1.     Hobbies

It is seen most of the time that the brothers who stay together develop the same kind of hobbies. Likewise, in the life of Donnie and Mark, it is observed that both of the brothers have that similar hobby. They both have the tendency to write songs in their free time.
Writing songs

Mark Wahlberg is more of a fitness freak than Donnie Wahlberg. The latter actor is seen to change his body measurement only if the role deserves. Either way, both of them love to sing and compose songs.

  1.     Acting style

Now, talking about the techniques of acting, both of the actors’ blend into their own character pretty well. Both of them change the structure of their bodies as demanded by the movie and roles.
Acting Style

As for the roles, Mark is seen to work more in a serious role whereas Donnie feels comfortable in any kind of role he gets. For the technique, both of them use Practical Aesthetics in their filming career.

10. Accent

Finally, the 10th and the last similarity between the Wahlberg brothers. Both of them have the same regional accent. Both of them were raised in Boston which is why they display the region’s accent.

 Boston Accent

If you are a fan of both, you may have noticed the similarity in their voices. If you listen closely, you will find the difference, but in an immediate response, you will be shocked at their voice.

Given these points, it really seems true that the apple does not fall far from the tree. With both being in their own personal and professional life, they seem to understand each other and exhibit the same kind of personality and some other qualities.