Jack Black

Jack Black

  • Birthday: 1969-08-28
  • Place of birth: Santa Monica, California, USA
  • Also know as: Thomas Jacob Black

Biography

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter. Black is known for his roles in the films High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), Orange County (2002), School of Rock (2003), Envy (2004), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Bernie (2011) and The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), in addition to his role in the Jumanji franchise. He also voices the giant panda named Po from DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda films. He gained Golden Globe nominations for his work in School of Rock and Bernie, and he was given a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2018. Black is also the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award–winning comedy rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with long time friend, Kyle Gass. They have released multiple studio albums including their self titled debut Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny, Rize of the Fenix, and Post-Apocalypto, in addition to their television series Tenacious D (1997–2000) and film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny (2006). Since 2018, Black has maintained a YouTube channel called Jablinski Games.

Filmography

Be Kind Rewind

2008

As Jerry

Nacho Libre

2006

As Nacho

Kung Fu Panda

2008

As Po (voice)

Gulliver's Travels

2010

As Lemuel Gulliver

Year One

2009

As Zed

Kung Fu Panda 2

2011

As Po (voice)

Kung Fu Panda Holiday

2010

As Po (voice)

The Big Year

2011

As Brad Harris

Bernie

2012

As Bernie Tiede

Kung Fu Panda 3

2016

As Po (voice)

The House with a Clock in Its Walls

2018

As Jonathan Barnavelt

The D Train

2015

As Dan Landsman

Goosebumps

2015

As R.L. Stine

The Polka King

2017

As Jan Lewan

21 Years: Richard Linklater

2014

As Self - Actor

School of Rock

2003

As Dewey Finn

King Kong

2005

As Carl Denham

Envy

2004

As Nick Vanderpark

Saving Silverman

2001

As J.D. McNugent

Orange County

2002

As Lance Brumder

Shallow Hal

2001

As Hal

Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness

2008

As Jeff Portnoy

Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem

2013

As Dethklok's Original Manager / Fat Fan (voice)

Micronations

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As

Tropic Thunder

2008

As Jeff Portnoy

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto

2018

As Jack Black / Jables / JB (voice), various (voices)

Celebrity Escape Room

2020

As Self - Game Master

Apollo 10½: A Space Age Childhood

2022

As Grown Up Stan (voice)

Oh Hell No

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As Sherman

The Roadie

2012

As JB

Jesus' Son

1999

As Georgie

Margot at the Wedding

2007

As Malcolm

The Words That Built America

2017

As Reader - Declaration of Independence

Jumanji: The Next Level

2019

As Professor Sheldon 'Shelly' Oberon

Being 'Shallow Hal'

2001

As Self

High Fidelity

2000

As Barry

The Holiday

2006

As Miles Dumont

Shark Tale

2004

As Lenny (voice)

The Cable Guy

1996

As Rick

The Concert for Valor

2014

As Himself

Reel Comedy: Shallow Hal

2001

As Himself

Borderlands

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As Claptrap (voice)

Super Mario Bros.

2023

As Bowser (voice)

Bongwater

1998

As Devlin

Harmontown

2014

As Himself

Johnny Skidmarks

1998

As Jerry

Awesometown

2005

As George Washington

The Unexpected Race

2018

As Sheriff

The Innocent

1994

As Marty Prago

Ice Age

2002

As Zeke (voice)

Crossworlds

1996

As Steve

Club Oscar

2005

As Lenny (voice)

The Sheik

2014

As

The Jackal

1997

As Ian Lamont

Pretty Sweet

2012

As Himself

Prop 8: The Musical

2008

As Jesus Christ

Enemy of the State

1998

As Fiedler

Dead Man Walking

1995

As Craig Poncelet

Airborne

1993

As Augie

The Love Letter

1999

As Fisherman (uncredited)

Waterworld

1995

As Pilot

Cradle Will Rock

1999

As Sid

Loving Neverland

2020

As Himself

Sex Tape

2014

As YouPorn Owner

Bye Bye Love

1995

As DJ at Party

How Did We Get Here?

2022

As Himself (archive footage)

Bob Roberts

1992

As Roger Davis

Bio-Dome

1996

As Tenacious D

Mars Attacks!

1996

As Billy Glenn Norris

Dear Class of 2020

2020

As Self

Being Elmo: A Puppeteer's Journey

2011

As Self (Archival Footage)

The Fan

1996

As Broadcast Technician

Fight for Your Right Revisited

2011

As MCA (B-Boys 2)

Melvin Goes to Dinner

2003

As Mental Patient (uncredited)

Demolition Man

1993

As Wasteland Scrap

True Romance

1993

As Movie Theater Usher

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

2018

As R. L. Stine (uncredited)

Run Ronnie Run

2002

As Lead Chimney Sweep

Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story

2007

As Paul McCartney

The Muppets

2011

As Self (uncredited)

Production

Nacho Libre

2006

As Producer

The D Train

2015

As Producer

Year of the Dog

2007

As Producer

Gulliver's Travels

2010

As Executive Producer

Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto

2018

As Executive Producer

Happily

2021

As Producer

Celebrity Escape Room

2020

As Executive Producer

60 Spins Around the Sun

2003

As Executive Producer

Oh Hell No

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As Producer

Tenacious D: JB's BJ

2001

As Writer

Tenacious D: Butt Baby

2002

As Writer

You Can't Win

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As Novel

The Roadie

2012

As Writer

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