Mark Salling – Bio, Wife, Net worth, Cause of Death, Who Are His Victims?

Mark Salling was an actor and musician best known for his role in Glee (2009-2015). He began his career in 1996 when he appeared in the horror film, Children of Corn IV: The Gathering. His stock continued to rise as an actor and musician from that time until 2015, when his career took a downturn following allegations of sexual assault and child pornography. The allegations led to indictments that saw him plead guilty before committing suicide in 2018.

Mark Salling Bio

It was in Dallas, Texas that the actor and singer was born Mark Wayne Salling on August 17, 1982. He was raised by his parents in a very religious home; Condy Sue and John Robert Salling Jr. along with an older brother.

With a school secretary and an accountant, Father Salling received his earliest home education when he was homeschooled before attending Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran for his elementary education. He later attended Culver Military Academy, although he failed to graduate there, and was required to attend Lake Highlands High School, where he was a member of the school’s wrestling team before graduating in 2001. He also played rugby and basketball.

After high school Mark Salling attended the Los Angeles Music Academy College of Music where he studied guitar and taught guitar for a living. After calling himself a musician, he began playing cover gigs at his hometown bar and also performed at events at school.

The first role he landed as an actor was in Children of May IV: The Gathering (1996) as James Rhodes. This was followed by an appearance on an episode of Walker, Texas Ranger that same year, landing a role in the film The Graveyard before landing his critically acclaimed role in Joy in 2009. In 2014 he appeared in the TV movie, Rocky Road as Harrison burke

As a musician, Salling released his debut album Rauch Signale in 2008 under the Jericho moniker. This was followed by Pipe Dreams in 2010 and then a single, High Energy in the same year.


Although Mark Salling never had a woman like himself, he was never married and had a number of relationships before his death. His first notable relationship was in 2007 with Naya Rivera, which lasted until 2010 when the two parted ways. He then began dating Playboy model and DJ Roxanne Dawn. The two only stayed together until 2011 before breaking up.

In 2013, a few years after they broke up, Roxanne Dawn sued her ex-boyfriend for sexual battery. After Salling denied the allegations, he sued the model for defamation. The case was later settled out of court. The following year, Salling had a brief romance with Denyse Tontz, which ended due to her hectic work schedule.

Wealth (income and earnings)

While he’s reaped a generous amount from his acting career thanks to his role in Glee , among other things, Mark Salling is said to have built a multi-million dollar business that has helped him amass an estimated net worth of around $1.9 million.

Child Pornography Case: Who Are Its Victims?

In December 2015, Mark Salling was arrested on suspicion of possessing pictures of children who had been sexually abused following a tip-off from one of his ex-girlfriends. After a search warrant, over 50,000 child pornography images were found on his computer and USB stick. The images were downloaded between April and December of the same year.

In May 2016, the actor was charged with receiving and possessing images of child sexual abuse, charges that could see him sentenced to a maximum of 20 years if convicted. By October 2017, Salling admitted to owning pictures of children between the ages of 3 and 5. Soon after, he agreed to a plea deal that would have his sentence reduced to between four and seven years. He also agreed to pay at least $50,000 to any of his victims who request a refund.

According to court documents, his victims included a girl between the ages of 3 and 5 and two girls before puberty. It is also reported that at least two of the victims are from the UK.

cause of death

With Mark Salling’s sentencing date set for March 2018, he was found dead near his Los Angeles home on January 30, 2018 after being reported missing. The cause of death is apparent suicide by hanging.

Back in 2017, the actor reportedly attempted suicide by cutting off both his wrists, which his attorney denied. After his death, there was no way for his victims to collect the agreed-upon restitution because the actor was not actually convicted.

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