Mark Robert Michael Wahlberg (born June 5, ) is an American actor, producer, businessman, former model, rapper and songwriter. He is occasionally referred to by his former stage name Marky Mark, from his . Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Defamation condemned him and berated Calvin Klein for using him to. Feb 12, - A look back at Calvin Klein's iconic Mark Mark ads for men's underwear. featuring Mark Wahlberg, then known, of course, as Marky Mark.