Mark Salling

Mark Salling was born in the year 1982 and it was in Dallas in the state of Texas. He is of American nationality. His father was John Robert Salling Jr and his mother was Condy Sue Salling born as Wherry. His father was working like accountant while the mother was working as the school secretary. Salling was born with an elder brother named Matt. His family was a religious Christian family.


As a young child, he took his lessons at home but afterwards, he went to Providence Christian School and then to Our Redeemer Lutheran Elementary School. He started to play piano at the age of 5 years and started to write his own song when he was 6-7 years old.

Mark Salling went to Culvert Military Academy, however, he was not able to graduate and then went to Lake Highlands Junior High, which is a high school in Dallas and finished the studies in 2001. While in high school, he was involved into the contact games like basketball, rugby and wrestling while at the same time practicing piano and guitar.

While in school, he was in the school shows and also played in local joints and local bars. He attended the acting workshop of Dallas Theatre and it led to an acting assignment.


From his bio, he started the career like a child artist for the horror movie named Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering. After three years, he was a guest star in the Walker: Texas Ranger, in one episode. He was also in the horror-suspense movie named Graveyard. In the year 2008, he had to audition and he also was chosen to appear on Glee as Noah Puck Puckerman. This series got a high number of award nomination and one of the episodes got 13.6 million viewers which was highest rated prime series. This role put him to recognition and fame. He took part in the Glee: 3D Concert Movie of 2011.

He produced the first album under the name of Smoke Signals. He produced, wrote and sang the tracks on the album. He said that he was inspired by Trent Reznor and Thom Yorke’s music.

Married, girlfriend, divorce

Mark Salling dated different women including Naya Rivera, Denyse Tontz and Roxanne Gorzela. He had been in legal problems. First from his girlfriend Roxanne Gorzella who accused him of sexual battery but the case was settled out of court. One of the ex-girlfriend accused him to have child videos and photos. When a search warrant was performed in his home, over 50,000 images of the child pornography was found. Before he could appear in court for sentencing, he was found dead in his home. He hanged himself in a Sunland home in Los Angeles in 2018.

He has no record of being a husband since he had never married or divorced before.

Net worth

He had a net worth of 100 thousand dollars when he died.

Last Modified: Mar 5, 2020

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