Danny Wood was created on May 14, 1969, in Boston, Massachusetts. His best friend from youth, Donnie Wahlberg, recruited him into New Kids on the Block, a boy band that reached superstardom in the 1980s. When the group broke up in the 1990s, Wood began his own label, released solo albums and attempted acting.
Their infant boy’s youth consisted of earning good grades, excelling at sports, singing in the church choir and spending time with buddy Donnie Wahlberg.
In 1984, Wood was encouraged by Wahlberg to join New Kids on the Block, a boy band being assembled by Maurice Starr, the music producer behind New Edition. Joey McIntyre finished NKOTB.)
After fighting to do both for a term, he elected to pursue music full time. The group went to sell 80 million records. Wood stood out for choreographing NKOTB’s crafty dance moves, along with for his short love affair with Halle Berry.
When the members of NKOTB parted ways in 1994, Wood started the record label Damage Records and made several of his own records, including one under his DJ name, Dfuse. Wood attempted acting also, appearing in such movies as 2002’s Tequila Express with Christopher Atkins. He also was employed as a vice president at Halcyon Jets, a charter-airplane business.
When his group reunited in 2008, Wood was raring to join them, especially when they consented to help him raise capital for Susan G. Komen for the Cure in honor of Wood’s mother, who passed away from breast cancer. This divorced father of four additionally happily signed up to be part of NKOTB’s the Package Tour in 2013 to support the group’s new record, 10. The tour also contained Boyz II Men and 98 Degrees.