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Mark Salling

Mark SallingBiography, An American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musician.

An American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musician.
Mark Salling
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Intro An American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musician.
A.K.A. Mark Wayne Salling
Is Actor Musician Singer Composer Record producer Pianist Television actor Guitarist Songwriter
From United States of America
Type Business Film, TV, Stage & Radio Music
Gender male
Birth 17 August 1982, Dallas
Age: 37 years
Star sign LeoLeo
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Biography

Mark Wayne Salling (born August 17, 1982) is an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer, and musician. He is known for his role as Noah "Puck" Puckerman on the comedy television series Glee.

Early life

Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was home-schooled at an early age. He was raised in a "strict Christian home" and attended Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran during elementary school. He attended but did not graduate from Culver Military Academy, and later graduated from Lake Highlands High School in 2001, where he was a classmate of art rock musician Annie Clark, better known as St. Vincent. While he attended high school, he was a member of the school wrestling team. After graduating from high school, Salling attended the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, California and began studying guitar, giving guitar lessons to make a living.

Career

Music

Salling sings, writes, and produces his own music, and plays the piano, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. His solo project's (under the stage name "Jericho") debut album Smoke Signals was released on February 8, 2008, under Jericho Records. On October 25, 2010, Salling released a rock/jazz album entitled Pipe Dreams, which was inspired by Alice in Chains, Nine Inch Nails, Miles Davis and Herbie Hancock. It was released by Pipe Dreams Records, Salling's own label, in partnership with Fontana Distribution. He is the composer, performer and producer, of each track. The first single, "Higher Power", premiered on August 10, 2010.

For the television show Glee, he soloed and dueted on cover versions of various songs including; "Sweet Caroline", "Only the Good Die Young", "The Lady Is a Tramp", "Run Joey Run", "Beth", "Good Vibrations", "Just Give Me a Reason", and "Fat Bottomed Girls". During filming, Salling paid tribute to the cast of Glee by writing a song and creating a video entitled "Chillin' on Glee'", which featured various cast and crew members.

Acting

Salling acted in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and The Graveyard (2006). In 2008, he was cast as a regular character, Noah Puckerman, on Fox Broadcasting Company series, Glee. On June 28, 2013, it was reported that Salling would not be returning as a regular on Glee's fifth season, but would instead be a recurring guest star on the series.

Personal life

He resides in Shadow Hills, Los Angeles.

Sexual assault and child pornography charges

In January 2013, a woman accused Salling of committing sexual battery by forcing her to have unprotected sex without her consent. He denied the charges and filed a counter-suit for defamation of character. In March 2015, Salling settled with the woman out of court.

On December 29, 2015, Salling was arrested at his Los Angeles home on suspicion of possessing several thousand photos and videos depicting child pornography. On May 27, 2016, he was charged with receiving and possessing child pornography. As of June 2, 2016, Salling was removed from the Adi Shankar’s Gods and Secrets cast.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role Notes
1996 Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering James Rhodes Direct-to-video
2006 Graveyard, TheThe Graveyard Eric Direct-to-video
2011 Glee: The 3D Concert Movie Noah "Puck" Puckerman/Himself

Television

Year Title Role Notes
1999 Walker, Texas Ranger Billy Episode: "Rise To The Occasion"
2009–2015 Glee Noah "Puck" Puckerman Main Role (Seasons 1–4)
Recurring Role (Seasons 5–6); 81 episodes
Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2009)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2010)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2011)
Nominated—Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Comedy Series (2012)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male (2010)
Nominated—Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Group (2010) (shared with Glee Cast)
Nominated—Choice TV: Scene Stealer Male (2011)
2010 The X Factor Himself Special guest
2011 The Glee Project Himself Episode: "Sexuality"
2014 Rocky Road Harrison Burke TV movie

Discography

Studio albums

Year Album details Peak chart positions
US
US Heat
US Indie
2008 Smoke Signals (released under stage name Jericho)
  • Released: February 8, 2008
  • Label: Jericho Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
2010 Pipe Dreams
  • Released: October 25, 2010
  • Label: Fontana, Pipe Dreams Records
  • Formats: CD, digital download
189 5 29
"—" denotes releases that did not chart.

Soundtracks

  • Glee: The Music, Volume 1 (2009)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 2 (2009)
  • Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna (2010)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 3 Showstoppers (2010)
  • Glee: The Music, Journey to Regionals (2010)
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album (2010)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 4 (2010)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 5 (2011)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 6 (2011)
  • Glee: The Music, The Christmas Album Volume 2 (2011)
  • Glee: The Music, Volume 7 (2011)
  • Glee: The Music, The Graduation Album (2012)
  • Glee: The Music, Season 4, Volume 1 (2012)

Singles

Year Single Peak Album
US
2010 "Higher Power" Pipe Dreams
"—" denotes releases that did not chart, or was not released.

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