Dallas-born Mark Salling has always known that music is his destiny. A classically trained pianist who has also mastered the guitar, bass and drums, Salling grew up playing in various cover bands with friends. The Lonestar State native also caught the acting bug early on, starring in national commercials and films, including Children of the Corn IV: The Gathering, and Walker, Texas Ranger.
After graduating from high school, he made the move to Hollywood. Teaching guitar lessons on the side, Salling enrolled in the Los Angeles Music Academy in Pasadena. He refines his craft by writing new songs and performing original music. Salling launched his record label, "Pipe Dream Records," with the release of his debut solo album, PIPE DREAMS.
When not on the set, the singer/songwriter spends much of his time with the Wildlife Care of Ventura County as well as the American Red Cross. Additionally, he spends his free time working on new music, playing frisbee golf, traveling, and advancing his unusual passion for ornithology.