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Mark Salling

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. 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. After graduating from high school, he attended the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music in Pasadena, California and began studying guitar, giving guitar lessons to make a living. 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

'Glee' Star Mark Salling Settles with Former GF in Fight Over Sexual Encounter

'Glee' Star Mark Salling
Settles with Former GF In Fight Over Sexual Encounter

Former "Glee" star Mark Salling has just agreed to pay a woman more than $2.7 million for knocking her to the ground in a furious fight over an alleged sexual encounter ... and the settlement is… READ MORE >

Mark Salling -- State Farm Is 'Despicable'

Mark Salling
State Farm is 'Despicable'

Mark Salling doesn't buy that State Farm is like a good neighbor .... he's suing the insurance company, claiming its refusal to cover him against sexual battery allegations is "despicable" and… READ MORE >

- 862 days ago
'Glee' Star Mark Salling Sues -- Playboy Model Beat Me And Vandalized My Car

'Glee' Star Sues
Playboy Chick Beat Me And Vandalized My Car

"Glee" star Mark Salling is firing back at the woman who accused him of raw-dogging her without consent -- filing new legal docs against the former Playboy model claiming she broke onto his… READ MORE >

- 940 days ago
Mark Salling Sued -- Woman Claims 'Glee' Star Forced Sex Without Condom

Mark Salling Sued
Woman Says 'Glee' Star Forced Sex Without Condom

7:10 PM PT -- Salling's publicist, Janice Lee, tells TMZ ... "There is no truth to this. It's the textbook case of a disgruntled girl looking to cash in on a TV star's success."She adds, "We turn… READ MORE >

- 1043 days ago
'Glee' Star Mark Salling -- PROOF I Was a Bird-Loving Hippie Before I Got Famous

'Glee' Star Mark Salling
PROOF I Was a Bird-Loving Hippie ... Before I Got Famous

Months before skyrocketing to fame on the cast of "Glee," Mark Salling was a tree-hugging bird-loving acoustic-guitar-playing hippie-dippie park squatter -- and we got the footage to prove it!You… READ MORE >

- 1387 days ago
'Glee' Star Gets HAMMERED ... Responsibly!

'Glee' Star
Gets HAMMERED ... Responsibly!

Mark Salling from "Glee" drank his face off at Skybar in Hollywood last night -- but even though he was loopy ... he KNEW not to get behind the wheel.Salling was letting loose after a pretty… READ MORE >

- 1767 days ago
'Glee' Dudes: Who'd You Rather?

'Glee' Dudes
Who'd You Rather?

"Glee" studs Mark Salling, 28, Darren Criss, 23, and Chord Overstreet, 21, all stayed in tune at the same event in L.A. this week.Question is ...  READ MORE >

- 1806 days ago
Harry vs. Mark vs. Ryan: Who'd You Rather?

Harry vs. Mark vs. Ryan
Who'd You Rather?

"Glee" boys Harry Shum Jr. and Mark Salling hung out with Audrina Patridge's ex-boyfriend Ryan Cabrera at the Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock launch party in Hollywood on Monday.Question is ... READ MORE >

- 1887 days ago
'Glee' Guy vs. 'Glee' Guy: Who'd You Rather?!

'Glee' Guy vs. 'Glee' Guy
Who'd You Rather?

Hollywood newbies and "Glee" co-stars Mark Salling (left) and Cory Monteith (right) pimped themselves at the same promotional event in L.A. this weekend.Question is ... See Also Jerry vs. Julian:… READ MORE >

- 2209 days ago

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