Salling at a charity event in Bryant Park on December 3, 2009
|Born||Mark Wayne Salling
August 17, 1982
Dallas, Texas, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, singer, musician|
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 is the younger of two children of Condy Sue (née Wherry), a school secretary, and John Robert Salling, Jr., an accountant. He was home-schooled at an early age. Salling 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. While he attended high school, he was a member of the school wrestling team.
Music career 
Salling sings, writes, and produces his own music, and plays the piano, guitar, bass guitar, and drums. His solo project (under the stage name "Jericho"), was debut album Smoke Signals, 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", and "Good Vibrations." 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.
Film career 
In January 2013, Salling was accused by a woman who claims he committed sexual battery by forcing sex without a condom. He has denied the charges and has filed a countersuit for defamation of character.
|1996||Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering||James Rhodes||Direct-to-video|
|2011||Glee: The 3D Concert Movie||Noah "Puck" Puckerman/Himself|
|1999||Walker, Texas Ranger||Billy||Episode: "Rise To The Occasion"|
|2009–present||Glee||Noah "Puck" Puckerman||Main Role
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)
Pending—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)
|2011||The Glee Project||Himself||Episode: "Sexuality"|
Studio albums 
|Year||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|2008||Smoke Signals (released under stage name Jericho)||—||—||—|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart.|
- 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)
|2010||"Higher Power"||—||Pipe Dreams|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart, or was not released.|
- Mark Salling fan page
- Fox's official Glee page
- "Mark Salling Bio". MarkSallingMusic.com. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
- According to the State of Texas. Texas Birth Index, 1903–1997. Searchable at http://www.ancestry.com/
- "Glee Cast Channels Inner Madonna - Glee". Hollyscoop.com. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Chen, Eva. "Mark Salling: Naughty by Nature". Teen Vogue. Retrieved 2011-01-02.
- Smoke Signals at Allmusic.com
- "Pipe Dreams by Mark Salling". iTunes. Retrieved October 27, 2010.
- Stack, Time (August 10, 2010). "'Glee' star Mark Salling announces debut album and premieres new single: Listen to it here!". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 10, 2010.
- Glee: Sweet Caroline clip (02:21) on Hulu
- "Mark's Tribute to his Glee Family". YouTube. Retrieved 2011-10-18.
- Mark Salling Sexual Battery: 'Glee' Star Sued By Ex-Girlfriend
- 'Glee' Star Sued For Alleged Sexual Assault
- Mark Salling Sued by Ex-Girlfriend for Sexual Battery
- Mark Salling: There Is ‘No Truth’ to Sexual Battery Lawsuit
- "Mark Salling Album & Song Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
- "Mark Salling Album & Song Chart History: Heatseekers Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
- "Mark Salling Album & Song Chart History: Independent Albums". Billboard. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved November 4, 2010.
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