Aug. 28th, 1969
Hermosa Beach, California, USA
Guest TV Roles
Himself - Host
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.
- Had his gall bladder removed.
- Attended Poseidon School in Santa Monica, California.
- 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.
- His parents, who were both rocket scientists, divorced when Black was 10. His mother worked on the Hubble space telescope.
- His wife is a triplet. Her sisters, 'Petra Haden' (qv) and 'Rachel Haden' (qv), also musicians, used to be members of the band "That Dog". Petra was also a former member of the band 'The Decemberists' (qv). Their brother is 'Josh Haden' (qv).
- Was considered for the role of Freddy Lounds in _Red Dragon (2002)_ (qv).
- Often competes for the same parts with 'Philip Seymour Hoffman' (qv). On the _The School of Rock (2003)_ (qv) DVD audio commentary, he jokingly calls Hoffman "my nemesis."
- Auditioned for the role of "Cubby Barnes" in _Ransom (1996)_ (qv).