Aug. 28th, 1969
Hermosa Beach, California, USA
Jack Black's Main TV Roles
Main Movie Roles
Guest TV Roles[none found]
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.
- One of his closest friends is 'David Grohl' (qv).
- 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).
- 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.
- Had his gall bladder removed.
- 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).
- Auditioned for the role of "Cubby Barnes" in _Ransom (1996)_ (qv).
- Member of the band 'Tenacious D' (qv).