Jeff Wahlberg

Wahlberg in 2019, photo by kathclick/

Place of Birth: Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. (likely)

Date of Birth: March 29, 1996

*father – Irish, Swedish, some French-Canadian, English, and Scottish
*mother – Dominican Republic

Jeff Wahlberg, also credited as Jeffrey Wahlberg, is an American actor. He played a Hispanic character, Diego, Dora’s cousin, in the film Dora and the Lost City of Gold. His roles also include the films Don’t Come Back from the Moon, Future World, and Cherry.

His father Jim is the brother of actors and musicians Donnie Wahlberg and Mark Wahlberg. His cousin is actor Oscar Wahlberg.

Jeff’s mother Benerada is of Dominican Republic descent.

Jeff’s paternal grandfather was Donald Edward Wahlberg (the son of Axel Simon Wahlberg and Mary Madeline Bradley). Donald was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Axel was born in Boston, to Swedish parents, Axel Gustave/Gustaf Wahlberg, from St. Mary’s Parish, Ystad, and Ida Albertina Nordstrom/Peterson. Mary was the daughter of Dennis J. Bradley, whose parents were Irish, and of Sarah A. Doherty, who was Irish, born in Donegal.

Jeff’s paternal grandmother was Alma Elaine Donnelly (the daughter of Arthur Ambrose Donnelly and Leone Floyd Brisbois). Alma was born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. Arthur was born in Boston, to Canadian parents, Walter John Donnelly and Sarah Agnes Duffy, who were born in St. John, New Brunswick. He had Irish, and one eighth Scottish, ancestry. Jeff’s great-grandmother Leone was the daughter of Edward Brisbois, who was born in Winchester, Ontario, Canada, of French-Canadian and Irish ancestry, and of Ellen Floyd “Nellie” McKittrick, who was born in Wilmington, Middlesex, Massachusetts, of Irish and Colonial American (English) descent.

Sources: Genealogies of Jeff’s father –

Discussion of the ancestry of Jeff’s paternal great-great-great-grandmother, Jane Delameter –

3 Responses

  1. Dar says:

    Are you sure you don’t mean Dominican Republic because the article implies that his mother is is Hispanic.

  2. madman says:

    He was born in Boston, Massachusetts, U.S. in March 29, 1996. His father is Jim Wahlberg.

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