51 Facts About Jack Black


Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black was born on August 28,1969 and is an American actor, comedian, and musician.


Jack Black has done voice acting for DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda franchise, The Super Mario Bros.


Jack Black is the lead vocalist of the band Tenacious D, and formed the duo in 1994 with long-time friend Kyle Gass.


Thomas Jacob Jack Black was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 28,1969, the son of satellite engineers Thomas William Jack Black and Judith Love Cohen.


Jack Black's mother worked on the Minuteman nuclear missile guidance system, the Apollo lunar module guidance system, the science ground station for the Hubble Space Telescope, and was a writer.


Jack Black has three older half-siblings through his mother: scientist Neil Siegel, Howard Siegel, and Rachel Siegel.


Jack Black's mother was born Jewish, while his father converted to Judaism.


Jack Black was raised Jewish, attending Hebrew school and having a bar mitzvah.


Jack Black's parents divorced when he was 10, and his father then stopped practicing Judaism.


Jack Black moved to Culver City with his father and frequently visited his mother's home.


For high school, Jack Black's parents enrolled him at the Poseidon School, a private secondary school designed for students struggling in the traditional school system.


Jack Black attended the Crossroads School, where he excelled in drama.


Jack Black later attended University of California, Los Angeles, but dropped out during his second year to pursue a career in entertainment.


In 1987, Jack Black joined the Actors' Gang, a theater troupe founded by UCLA students including Tim Robbins, and appeared in a variety of stage productions.


Jack Black was accompanied by his friend who had merged with a motorcycle, voiced by Owen Wilson.


Jack Black had a small role in True Romance as a security guard, but the scene was deleted.


In 2000, Jack Black co-starred in the film High Fidelity as a wild employee in a record store run by John Cusack.


Jack Black considers his role in High Fidelity as his breakout into the Hollywood scene.


Jack Black quickly gained leading roles in films such as Shallow Hal, Nacho Libre, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Year One, and Gulliver's Travels.


Jack Black starred in one of his few dramatic roles as the obsessed filmmaker Carl Denham in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong, a performance he based on Orson Welles.


Jack Black voiced the title role in Kung Fu Panda, which grossed million on its opening day, June 6,2008, as well as Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3; this is his favorite role, and he praises the tutoring of co-star and two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman.


Jack Black garnered a second Golden Globe Award nomination, this time in the category Best Actor in a Comedy, for his 2011 starring role in Richard Linklater's black comedy Bernie.


Jack Black played as real-life murderer Bernie Tiede, a funeral director in a small East Texas town, who befriends and eventually murders a rich widow, played by Shirley MacLaine.


In 2004, Jack Black guest-starred in the first episode of Cartoon Network's Adult Swim show Tom Goes to the Mayor.


Jack Black appeared in the post-Super Bowl episode of The Office along with Cloris Leachman and Jessica Alba in a fake movie within the show.


In 2010, Jack Black made a guest appearance on Community and guest-starred on Nickelodeon's iCarly in an episode titled, "iStart a Fan War".


Jack Black has appeared numerous times on the "untelevised TV network" short film festival Channel 101, created by Dan Harmon and Rob Schrab, starring in the shows Computerman, Timebelt, and Laserfart.


Jack Black provided an introduction for the unaired sketch comedy Awesometown, donning a Colonial-era military uniform.


Jack Black has hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Acceptable.


Jack Black presented the tribute to Led Zeppelin when the band was named as 2012 recipients of Kennedy Center Honors.


In 2016, Jack Black joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of its celebrity correspondents.


In 2018, Jack Black appeared in the music video for Gorillaz song "Humility".


Jack Black has had starring voice-overs in animated features, including Zeke in Ice Age and Lenny in Shark Tale.


Jack Black voiced Darth Vader in Bad Lip Reading's parodies of the Star Wars original trilogy on YouTube.


In 2015, Black played a fictional version of real-life author R L Stine for Goosebumps, and provided the voices of two of Stine's creations, Slappy the Dummy and The Invisible Boy.


Jack Black reprised the Stine role in the film's 2018 sequel, Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween.


Jack Black voiced himself and many other additional characters on the animated YouTube series "Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto", which he co-directed and co-wrote, along with his Tenacious D partner Kyle Gass.


Jack Black was a guest star on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show entitled "Ellen the Musical", alongside Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth and teenage singer-actress Olivia Olson.


In 2000, Jack Black provided backing vocals to punk rock band The Vandals' song "Fourteen", which appears on their album Look What I Almost Stepped In.


Jack Black performed a cover of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get It On" in the last sequence of High Fidelity.


Jack Black lent his musical abilities to the Queens of the Stone Age song "Burn the Witch" with rhythmic stomps and claps.


Jack Black recorded a duet on Meat Loaf's album, Hang Cool Teddy Bear, on the song "Like a Rose".


In 2012, Jack Black joined up with other celebrities to record "Book People Unite", a song sponsored by the Library of Congress and RIF.


Jack Black did guest vocals and appeared on the Dethklok soundtrack album The Doomstar Requiem.


On December 21,2018, Jack Black created a YouTube channel called Jablinski Games.


Jack Black created the channel largely to bond with his son, who serves as videographer and editor of the channel.


On July 21,2019, Jack Black took part in a Minecraft stream with popular YouTuber PewDiePie to raise money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness, in the wake of the suicide of Etika in June 2019.


On September 18,2018, Jack Black was inducted into Hollywood's Walk of Fame.


Jack Black would be a producer credit on The D Train and The Polka King, both of which featured Black in the starring role.


Jack Black's oldest brother, Neil, is an engineer, scientist, and musician.


In January 2006, Jack Black became engaged to singer Tanya Haden, a daughter of jazz bassist Charlie Haden.