Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily as bumbling and cocky but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films, though he has played some serious roles. He is best known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films. Black is considered a member of the so-called Frat Pack, a loose grouping of comic actors who have appeared together in various Hollywood films, and has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. He is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass.
(on co- starring with Gwyneth Paltrow for the first time in Shallow Hal (2001)) You know, I WAS a little afraid that she would fall head-over-heels in love with me, like she did (when co-starring) with Brad Pitt in Se7en (1995).
(about Shallow Hal (2001)) I wasn't proud of it, and I got paid a lot of money, so in retrospect it feels like a sell-out.
(on his part and his tights in Nacho Libre (2006)) At first I would have rather been naked to tell you the truth, because I just look so goddang ridiculous. But then I thought, "Wait, that's my job. The stretchy pants are my friends. I love the stretchy pants!" It just took a little mental adjustment, because I know that when I'm embarrassed and scared about acting, that means I'm going to get some good life-nugget knowledge out of it. And I love the knowledge nuggets."
|Song Title||Year Released *||Song Rank|
|School Of Rock||422,560|
|Kiss from a Rose cover Live at American Idol JUST SONG + DOWNLOAD||568,234|
|Fuck Her Gently||747,930|
|Help Me (Song)||2012||810,502|
|"I Pledge Allegiance To The Band..."||747,929|
|"Those Who Can't Do..."||789,687|
|It's A Long Way To The Top||931,619|
|"Your Head & Your Mind & Your Brain..."||777,054|
|Full Name at Birth||Thomas Jack Black|
|Date of Birth||August 28, 1969|
|Birthplace||Hermosa Beach, CA|
|Height||5' 7½" (171 cm)|
|Eye Color||Brown - Dark|
|Hair Color||Brown - Dark|
|High School||Crossroads High School, Santa Monica, CAPoseidon School, Los Angeles, CA|
|University||University of California at Los Angeles (dropped out 1989)|
|Occupation||Actor, Musician, Comedian, Record Producer|
|Claim to Fame||Tenacious D, School of Rock|
|Friends||David Grohl (musician), Tim Robbins (actor), Drake Bell (actor), Miranda Cosgrove (actress), Neil Hamburger (comic)|