Donnie Wahlberg, who turns 40 this week, may not be such a new kid on the block anymore—but he’s still giving fans plenty to sing about. In 1999, Wahlberg, older brother of Mark, continued his transition into film with a pivotal role in M. Night Shymalan’s
The Sixth Sense. And in 2001, he starred in the award-winning HBO miniseries
Band of Brothers. But after appearing in the popular
Saw horror movies, 2008’s
Righteous Kill, and a host of TV projects, Donnie and the other New Kids reunited, touring the country—and inspiring housewives nationwide to scream like it was 1991. Next up, he’ll star in the TV drama
Bunker Hill, alongside Bridget Moynahan, and the live-action comedy
The Zookeeper with Adam Sandler, Kevin James and Rosario Dawson.