Donnie Wahlberg: 25 Things You Don’t Know About Me

25 Things You Don't Know About Donnie Wahlberg
Donnie Wahlberg reveals 25 things about himself to Us Weekly.  Cindy Ord/Getty Images

Donnie Wahlberg knows how to multitask: when he's not crooning with the other members of New Kids on the Block, he's playing a cop in the CBS drama Blue Bloods (Fridays, 10 P.M.). Here, the 44-year-old star spills 25 facts about himself to Us Weekly

1. I sleep less than three hours a night. 

2. I lost 40 pounds for The Sixth Sense

3. I gained 20 pounds sampling and approving foods for the Wahlburgers menu. 

4. I have a pierced nose and nipple. 

5. I am my mother's favorite son. 


6. I'm afraid of flying on large airplanes, but I love small ones. 

7. I can only wear T-shirts once, then I give them away. 

8. Mickey Rourke gave me my first acting role, in the movie Bullet

9. Willona, the neighbor on Good Times, was my childhood crush. 

10. My sons [Xavier, 21, and Elijah, 12] and I watch Steve Harvey's Family Feud religiously. 

11. I actually pierced my oldest son's ears myself on his 16th birthday. 

12. My very first job was in the foreign-exchange office of a bank. 

13. I love bass fishing. 

14. I'm an excellent chess player. 

15. I think of Run-DMC as my high school teachers and Public Enemy as my college professors. 

16. My second toe is longer than my big toe. 

17. My favorite movie is Scarface

18. I hug at least 500 fans a day when I'm on tour with New Kids on the Block

19. I listen to Joni Mitchell and Carole King in my car. 

20. I am the world's greatest player of the classic arcade game Asteroids. 

21. I get dressed in the exact same sequence every day: socks first. 

22. I still say no to drugs. 

23. I read the newspaper every morning—not the internet, but the actual paper. 

24. I cry when I am really happy. 

25. I never saw [fiance] Jenny McCarthy nude until we started dating. 

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