August 28, 1969
51 years old
5 ft 6 in | 168 cm
111 kg | 245 pounds
10 US | 43.5 EU
Jack Black was born in Santa Monica, California, United States, on August 28, 1969, is an American actor, comedian and musician.
Young Jack Black started his career in commercial for the Activision video game Pitfall! (1982), at the age of 13.
He began acting during his years at the UCLA, as a member of Tim Robbins's acting troupe "Actors' Gang".
He made his big screen debut in satirical mockumentary film Bob Roberts (1992) in role as Roger Davis.
He got his television debut in family drama movie Our Shining Moment (1991) in role as Teenage boy.
Jack's breakthrough performance came as Barry Judd in romantic comedy drama movie High Fidelity (2000) opposite John Cusack.
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) fantasy adventure comedy in role as Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon, opposite Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart and Karen Gillan
He was nominated for the Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
School of Rock (2003) music comedy in role as Dewey Finn
Bernie (2011) black comedy in role as Bernie Tiede
He was nominated for the Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain for his role as Carl Denham in epic monster adventure film King Kong (2005), directed by Peter Jackson
The Cable Guy (1996) black comedy with Jim Carrey and Leslie Mann
Shallow Hal (2001) romantic comedy opposite Gwyneth Paltrow
Nacho Libre (2006) sports comedy with Ana de la Reguera
Margot at the Wedding (2007) comedy drama with Nicole Kidman and Jennifer Jason Leigh
Tropic Thunder (2008) action comedy with Ben Stiller, Robert Downey, Jr. and Tom Cruise
Gulliver's Travels (2010) fantasy adventure comedy opposite Emily Blunt
The Holiday (2006) romantic comedy with Kate Winslet, Jude Law and Cameron Diaz
Year One (2009) adventure comedy with Olivia Wilde, Juno Temple and Michael Cera
The D Train (2015) black comedy with James Marsden
The Big Year (2011) comedy with Steve Martin, Rosamund Pike and Owen Wilson
Goosebumps (2015) and sequel Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween (2018) comedy adventure in role as R.L. Stine
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017) fantasy adventure comedy opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018) comedy drama opposite Joaquin Phoenix, Rooney Mara and Jonah Hill
The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018) thriller fantasy opposite Cate Blanchett
He played various characters in HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show with Bob and David (1995-1996).
He had a recurring role as Curtis Williams in television drama series Picket Fences (1995-1996).
Tenacious D (1997-2000) HBO TV series in role as JB
He hosted 2002 MTV Movie Awards.
Computerman (2003-2004) web series in role as Computerman
Time Belt (2003-2004) science fiction comedy series in role as Computerman
He hosted 2006 MTV Video Music Awards.
He played various characters in comedy series Drunk History (2013-2018).
The Brink (2015) HBO comedy series in role as Alex Talbot
Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto (2018) YouTube animatic series in role as JB (voice)
Attended Poseidon School in Santa Monica, California and Crossroads High School for the Arts and Sciences.
Attended the University of California at Los Angeles.
Black is a lead singer and guitarist for the rock-comedy band Tenacious D, they have released albums:
Tenacious D (2001)
The Pick of Destiny (2006)
Rize of the Fenix (2012)
Good friends with Tim Robbins and Will Smith.
He voiced Po in the Kung Fu Panda franchise (2008–2016).
Kung Fu Panda is his favorite role.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6144 Hollywood Boulevard in 2018.
He dated actress and comedian Laura Kightlinger (1997-2005).
He married American artist Tanya Haden in 2006, they have two sons.