Aug. 28th, 1969
Hermosa Beach, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
Himself - Guest
Jack Black was born in Santa Monica, California, and attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member of Tim Robbins (I)'s acting troupe and it was through this collaboration that led to his 1992 film debut in Bob Roberts (1992). Although he was just a background voice in his first film, Jack's appearances in such television shows as "The X Files" (1993), his breakthrough performance in High Fidelity (2000), and his rock-comedy band Tenacious D have created an ever-growing cult following.
- Is a member of, what the media refers to as the Frat Pack along with 'Will Ferrell' (qv), 'Ben Stiller' (qv), 'Vince Vaughn' (qv), 'Owen Wilson (I)' (qv), 'Steve Carell' (qv) and 'Luke Wilson (I)' (qv). The Frat Pack name is a reference to the film _Old School (2003)_ (qv), which features Vaughn, Ferrell, and Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Black's "Frat Pack" films include _The Cable Guy (1996)_ (qv), _Envy (2004)_ (qv), and _Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)_ (qv).
- Had his gall bladder removed.
- Attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and Sciences.
- Was considered for the role of Freddy Lounds in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv).
- Discovered he could act when he played a game of Freeze after a Passover seder.
- Mentioned in the song "High School Never Ends" by 'Bowling for Soup' (qv), as "the clown".
- Sang backup vocals for the songs in _Bob Roberts (1992)_ (qv).
- Jack and his wife, 'Tanya Haden' (qv), became the parents of their second son, Thomas David Black, on May 23rd 2008.