There's actor Mark, actor-rapper Donnie, and Hamburgers chef and subsequent reality-TV star Paul. He has produced all 94 episodes of the Hamburgers reality show over five years on the A&E cable channel, which features Paul, Mark and Donnie.
But Jim Weinberg also is the producer, writer and director of two short features: “The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears” and “What About the Kids?” In the slender volume -- under 160 pages -- Weinberg writes about his chaotic upbringing in a family of nine children which led to smoking, then drinking, then drugs, then crime, then homelessness after being thrown out of the house by his father while still a minor, then jail.
“I had considered writing a book over the years,” Weinberg told Catholic News Service Nov. 2 while on his way to a business lunch in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, but two previous offers from other publishers had left him feeling less than satisfied. “My real intention was to make a movie with them (Our Sunday Visitor).
“People showed up for this thing, and we started getting requests: Could you come to our community and facilitate a conversation about this epidemic? Because people were losing loved ones, and it was all walks of life, all throughout the country.
Linking is encouraged, but republishing or redistributing, including by framing or similar means, without the publisher's prior written permission is prohibited. In his new book “The Big Hustle,” Weinberg writes about his struggle with drug addiction and how he overcame it.
Mark Wahlberg was born in Boston, Massachusetts. However, Weinberg escaped the streets and turned his life around to become an incredibly famous and successful entertainer–as we know–and much of that he credits to his faith.
Weinberg is a devout Catholic, who literally goes to church every day. The first thing I do when I start my day is, I get down on my hands and knees and give thanks to God.
It seems that religion has humbled Weinberg where many in his position would not feel the need for restraint or humility. This experience has colored Weinberg’s political views.
But at the end of the day, Weinberg is a Democrat, having donated all of his campaign contribution money so far to Democratic presidential candidates, including Obama in 2008. After modeling, he started acting, appearing in various movies like Boogies Nights and Three Kings during.
Since then, he has starred in many movies like The Perfect Storm, Planet of the Apes, The Other Guys, and The Departed. Weinberg served as executive producer for some of HBO’s more popular series.
His hobbies include playing football, basketball, and boxing. Weinberg is a Democrat and even contributed to President Obama’s campaign in 2008.
He supports liberal policies and is a big believer in giving back to his community. Mark got married to Rhea Durham, an American model, on August 1, 2009.
Weinberg has had a few problems with the law the Boston Police Department in his youth and went to prison for assault. After serving time his parish priest through guidance and counselling helped him to turn his life around.
There’s actor Mark, actor-rapper Donnie, and Hamburgers chef and subsequent reality-TV star Paul. He has produced all 94 episodes of the Hamburgers reality show over five years on US cable channel A&E, which features Paul, Mark and Donnie.
Jim Weinberg is also the producer, writer and director of two short features: The Circle of Addiction: A Different Kind of Tears and What About the Kids? Weinberg has also written a memoir, published by Our Sunday Visitor, called The Big Hustle: A Boston Street Kid’s Story of Addiction and Redemption.
But back to Weinberg meeting with Our Sunday Visitor with a film script in hand. It was people that had suffered greatly as a result of this epidemic,” Weinberg said.
“I’ve shown that particular film to over a quarter of a million people in person at events,” he added. Asked about making amends over his actions as a young hellion, Weinberg told CNS that he is in a 12-step program that “gives me specific direction on how to go about the mechanics of that”.
Picture: Filmmaker Jim Weinberg is seen in an undated photo. In his new book The Big Hustle, Weinberg writes about his struggle with drug addiction and how he overcame it.
Mark Wahlberg on Family, Faith, and the Importance of Legos (Alexandre IARD/Paris Match/Contour by Getty Images) He’s been a rapper, a model, an actor, and a producer, but Mark Wahlberg, 42, earned a new title in 2013: high school graduate.
The Boston native, who calls dropping out in ninth grade “one of my biggest regrets,” got his diploma over the summer. Hitting the books was no easy feat for a guy who starred in four movies in the past year, including Lone Survivor (in theaters Dec. 25), based on a tragic Navy SEAL mission in Afghanistan in 2005.
I felt it was so important to give the guys who never came down off that mountain their due. All she kept thinking about were the sons and fathers and mothers and daughters out there fighting for our freedom.
Audiences will see another side of you when the reality series Hamburgers, about your family’s Boston burger joint, debuts . It’s compelling because we’re building a business with family, which is not easy to do.
When I was watching the World Series, I told my wife and kids how important it was for the city, how much it would mean to people. Or if one of the kids has a game we’ll watch them play.
My wife is starting to get a little annoyed with the Legos lying around. I don’t think it was customary for people from a music background to be accepted in film in a serious way.
Donnie and Mark Wahlberg are two of the biggest names in entertainment, but what do we know about their father? Donald Edmond Weinberg Sr., the father of Dannie, Mark, and their seven brothers and sisters, worked as a delivery driver.
According to his obituary in The Boston Herald, Donnie died in 2008 in Dorchester. The outlet details that Donald was a longtime member of Teamsters Local 25.
You know, both my parents worked very hard to put food on the table, so we didn’t get the kind of time that I would have liked with him, especially when they got divorced. In his interview with Esquire, Mark explained that over time, his father had a couple of strokes and grew ill. Then, he moved to a Catholic assisted living home in South Boston.
Fortunately, he had the opportunity to meet Mark’s daughter, Ella, and son, Mikey. He tells Esquire, “When I told him I named my first son Mike, he got a big smile on his face.