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Mark Salling Height, Weight, Age, Body Statistics

Mark Salling Quick Info
Height 6 ft
Weight 73 kg
Date of Birth August 17, 1982
Zodiac Sign Leo
Date of Death January 30, 2018

Mark Salling was an American actor and musician who was best known for portraying roles such as Noah “Puck” Puckerman in Glee, James Rhodes in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, and Harrison Burke in Rocky Road. As a musician, he had released albums such as Smoke Signals and Pipe Dreams.

Born Name

Mark Wayne Salling

Nick Name


Mark Salling at the Glee Premiere Party in May 2009
Mark Salling at the Glee Premiere Party in May 2009 (Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0)


Mark Salling was born on August 17, 1982.


Mark Salling died at the age of 35 on January 30, 2018, after he was reported missing. He was found dead from an apparent suicide by hanging at a short distance away from his residence.

Sun Sign


Born Place

Dallas, Texas, United States


Shadow Hills, Los Angeles, California, United States




Mark was home-schooled when he was young. He completed his elementary school education at Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran School. He later attended Culver Military Academy for his high school education and finally earned his graduate degree from Lake Highlands High School.

Mark finally enrolled himself at the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, California where he learned how to play the guitar.


Actor, Composer, Musician


  • Father – John Robert Salling Jr (Accountant)
  • Mother – Condy Sue Salling (School Secretary)
  • Siblings – Older Brother
  • Others – John Robert Salling (Paternal Grandfather), Mildred Aline Archer (Paternal Grandmother), Wayne Stanton Wherry (Maternal Grandfather), Cleo Bess Donelson (Maternal Grandmother)


Jason M. Solomon from Full Circle Management managed Mark Salling.


Jazz, Country, Rock, Pop, Hip-hop


Vocals, Piano, Guitar, Bass Guitar, Drums


Mark was signed under the following labels –

  • Jericho Records
  • Fontana Records
  • Pipe Dreams Records




6 ft or 183 cm


73 kg or 161 lbs

Mark Salling at a charity event in Bryant Park in December 2009
Mark Salling at a charity event in Bryant Park in December 2009 (marcore! / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Girlfriend / Spouse

Mark Salling has dated –

  1. Naya Rivera (2007-2010) – Actress Naya Rivera began dating Salling in 2007. Naya revealed that Mark decided to call off their relationship in 2010 on the advice of his publicist as it was harmful to his public image.
  2. Audrina Patridge (2009-2010) – Mark was rumored to dating actress Audrina Patridge in 2009.
  3. Roxanne Dawn (2010-2011) – DJ and Playboy model Roxanne began dating Mark in 2010. She later went on to sue Mark claiming that he forced her to have s** with him without protection. The issues eventually settled with a settlement.
  4. Vienna Girardi (2010) (Rumor) – The Bachelorette star Vienna was spotted with Mark on a few occasions in 2010. The two were rumored to be dating. However, Mark denied the rumors and stated that the two were just good friends.
  5. Samantha Marq (2010) (Rumor) – SC Johnson heiress Samantha was reportedly getting close and personal with Mark in 2010. The two met each other at a party in Hollywood Hills.
  6. Solenn Heussaff (2011) – It was rumored that he went out with Filipina-French VJ, actress, model, and fashion designer, Solenn Heussaff, in 2011.

Race / Ethnicity


Mark had English, German, Welsh, Scottish, Irish, and Dutch ancestry.

Hair Color

Dark Brown

Eye Color


Sexual Orientation


Distinctive Features

His charming looks and smile

Brand Endorsements

Mark had appeared in the commercial for Fandango.



Mark Salling as seen in September 2010
Mark Salling as seen in September 2010 (Greg Hernandez / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Best Known For

  • Portraying the role of Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the musical sitcom Glee.
  • His infamous legal battle where he was accused of watching and holding child p*#nography for which he was found guilty of the same.

First Album

Mark Salling released his debut solo album called Smoke Signals under the pseudonym Jericho on February 8, 2008.

First Film

Mark made his theatrical film debut in 2011 in Glee: The 3D Concert Movie.

First TV Show

Mark made his television show debut on Walker, Texas Ranger as Billy in 1999.

Mark Salling Favorite Things

  • Movie – Amadeus (1984)
  • Ice Cream Flavor – Blue Bell Cookies and Cream
  • Memory Of “Glee” – The worldwide tour
  • Songs From The Album “Pipe Dreams” – Pipe Dreams, Fugitive, The Descent (Confessions of a Ghost)

Source –,, Jake’, Wet Paint

Mark Salling as seen in December 2009
Mark Salling as seen in December 2009 (marcore! / Flickr / CC BY-2.0)

Mark Salling Facts

  1. He was nearly broke before he landed the role on Glee. In fact, he was all packed and set to move back to his hometown. While auditioning for his role, he lied about his age and stated that he was only 19.
  2. He was fond of animals, especially dogs. He owned a Blue Heeler named Hank.
  3. Mark had studied ornithology and could hence, identify almost any native bird in North America.
  4. When Mark was studying in high school, he became a part of the wrestling team.
  5. In December 2015, Mark was arrested in Los Angeles at his home on suspicion of possessing several videos and photos showing child p*rnography. He was later released on $20,000 bail. In May 2016, he was charged with “receiving and possessing child pornography” after more than 50,000 images of child p*rnography were found on his computer and USB flash drives. In September 2017, he pled guilty to possession of child p*rnography and his sentencing date was set for March 7, 2018. However, on January 30, 2018, Mark passed away by suicide by hanging in Los Angeles.

Featured Image by Kristin Dos Santos / Flickr / CC BY-SA 2.0

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