Born shortly after his brother Paul, Jim is the fifth oldest Wahlberg. Like his brothers, Jim recovered from his tough upbringing in the streets of Dorchester to become the executive director of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation, created to improve the quality of life for inner city youth through a working partnership with other youth organizations.
Jim works hand-in-hand with Mark setting up events and functions across the U.S. to help support charities like the local Boys and Girls Club of Dorchester where they spent time at as kids.
Jim and his wife reside outside South Florida and have a 21-year-old son and 17-year-old twins; a boy and a girl.
After the Boston Marathon bombing last year, Jim was inspired to participate in this year's race. Not a runner, Jim dedicated himself to training for the race and completed the marathon this past April.