Mark Wahlberg to host the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards

Mark your calendars: Mark Wahlberg has been chosen to host the 2014 Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards, where the actor will get "slimed" -- aka, smothered in green ooze -- as part of the evening's kid-centric festivities.

"We are thrilled to welcome a superstar like Mark Wahlberg as he takes the helm as our master of ceremonies at the biggest kid event of the year," Russell Hicks, Nickelodeon's president of content development, in a statement. "We can't wait for him to host and have lots of slime-filled fun with Hollywood's biggest stars and our audience."

The father of four, who earned his high school diploma last year, is known for taking on R-rated and otherwise grown-up projects (think: Boogie Nights, The Departed, The Fighter and Ted), but Mark is also involved in a number of child-friendly ventures.

The 42-year-old star is slated to star in the latest Transformers film called Age of Extinction, and he’s the proud founder of the Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation charity, which supports troubled kids in getting back on their feet and staying in school.

Fans can vote for their favorite actors, shows, movies and musicians online and with the “Nick” app before the show, which draws upwards of 5 million viewers each year.

Last year’s awards show, which was hosted by Josh Duhamel, was attended by big names like Kirsten Stewart, Katy Perry and Khloe Kardashian. Past hosts include Canadian Mike Meyers, Cameron Diaz and Jack Black.

The Kids Choice Awards airs on March 29.

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