Mark Wayne Salling is an American actor, singer-songwriter, composer and musician. Salling was born in Dallas, Texas. He was home-schooled at an early age. He was raised in a “strict Christianhome” and attended Providence Christian School and Our Redeemer Lutheran during elementary school.
Salling acted in Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering (1996) and The Graveyard (2006). In 2008, he was cast as a regular character, Noah Puckerman, on Fox Broadcasting Company series, Glee. On June 28, 2013, it was reported that Salling would not be returning as a regular on Glee‘s fifth season, but would instead be a recurring guest star on the series. Salling sings, writes, and produces his own music, and plays the piano, guitar, bass guitar and drums. His solo project’s (under the stage name “Jericho”) debut album Smoke Signals was released on February 8, 2008, under Jericho Records.
He is known for his role as Noah “Puck” Puckerman on the comedy television series Glee.