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).
- Wife, 'Tanya Haden' (qv), is a cellist. She is the daughter of jazz great 'Charlie Haden' (qv).
- He and his wife, 'Tanya Haden' (qv), became the parents of a boy, Samuel Jason Black, on June 10th, 2006.
- Starred in a management training film "Manager of the Year - Effective Listening (1987)" as a teenager who tells his father that the family car has been stolen.
- Said he considers 'The Who' (qv) to be the greatest band in the world, explaining that "they were the first ones to ever rock HARD... the recklessness, the deliciousness!".
- Filmed a television pilot called _Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV)_ (qv) co-starring 'Ron Silver (I)' (qv), and 'Christine Taylor (I)' (qv), and directed by 'Ben Stiller' (qv). The show was a parody of _"Knight Rider" (1982)_ (qv), as well as other action/ adventure shows, and featured a talking motorcycle voiced by 'Owen Wilson (I)' (qv).
- Appears in a parody of the Council of Elrond scene shown during the MTV movie awards. Lord of the Rings director 'Peter Jackson (I)' (qv) later cast him in _King Kong (2005)_ (qv).
- Good friends with 'Will Smith (I)' (qv).