Musician and actor Mark Salling was raised in Dallas, Texas. He attended the Culver Military Academy, but later moved to Lake Highlands High School, where he graduated. He also attended the Los Angeles Music Academy.
While Salling has acted as early as 1996, he has focused on his music career. In 2008 he released his first album, Smoke Signals, under the stage name Jericho. He got his big break the following year, when he joined the cast of Glee as Mohawked jock Noah Puckerman. His success there lead to the release of another album, Pipe Dreams - this time under his real name - which saw some success in the charts.
Mark Salling died on January 30, 2018 at the age of 35