Early life[ edit ] Wahlberg was born in the Dorchester neighborhood of Boston , Massachusetts , the youngest of nine children,  including actor Robert and actor-singer Donnie. By age 13, Wahlberg had developed an addiction to cocaine and other substances and ultimately never graduated. That same day, Wahlberg also attacked a second Vietnamese man named Hoa "Johnny" Trinh, punching him in the eye without provocation. According to court documents regarding these crimes, when Wahlberg was arrested later that night and returned to the scene of the first assault, he stated to police officers: He ultimately served 45 days of his sentence,   but carries a permanent felony record. Wahlberg believed he had left Trinh permanently blind in one eye.