Jack Black

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Jack Black
Jack Black 2006.jpg
Born
Thomas Jacob Black

(1969-08-28) August 28, 1969 (age 50)
OccupationActor, voice actor, singer, comedian, writer, producer, musician
Years active1982–Present
Spouse(s)Tanya Haden (2006–2019)
Children2

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969,) is an American actor, voice actor, singer comedian, writer, producer and musician. He is an important member of the Frat Pack, a name used by members of the media for a group of comedians active in today's Hollywood movies. Black is also in demand for some of Hollywood largest movies and smallest indie films. He and Kyle Gass make up the comedy/rock duo Tenacious D. Black starred in the movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, which is based on a true story.[1] Black is also known by his nicknames, Jables or JB. He also played in the 2008 movie Tropic Thunder.

Personal life[change | change source]

Black was born in Santa Monica, California to Thomas Black and Judith Cohen. His father is of English, French, German, Irish, Scottish and Welsh descent and His mother is Jewish (of Russian descent). Since 14 March 2006, he is married with Tanya Haden. They have two sons (*2006 and *2009) he is also a relation of Ibiza Resident DJ DAN BLACK UK

Filmography[change | change source]

Year Title Role Notes
1992 Bob Roberts Roger Davis
1993 Airborne Augie
Demolition Man Wasteland Scrap
1994 The NeverEnding Story III: Escape from Fantasia Slip
1995 Bye Bye Love DJ at party
Waterworld Pilot
Dead Man Walking Craig Poncelet
1996 Bio-Dome Himself with his band Tenacious D
The Cable Guy Rick Legatos
The Fan Broadcast technician
Mars Attacks! Billy Glenn Norris
Crossworlds Steve
1997 The Jackal Ian Lamont
1998 Johnny Skidmarks Jerry
Bongwater Devlin
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer Titus Telesco Uncredited
Enemy of the State Fiedler
1999 Cradle Will Rock Sid
The Love Letter Fisherman Uncredited
Jesus' Son Georgie
2000 High Fidelity Barry Blockbuster Entertainment Award for Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy/Romance
Nominated – American Comedy Award for Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture
Nominated – Chicago Film Critics Association Award for Best Supporting Actor
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Music Moment
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Breakthrough Male Performance
Nominated – Online Film Critics Society Award for Best Supporting Actor
2001 Frank's Book Performance hipster Short film
Saving Silverman JD McNugent
Shallow Hal Hal Larson Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy
2002 Orange County Lance Brumder
Run Ronnie Run! Lead chimney sweep DVD Exclusive Award for Best Original Song
Ice Age Zeke Voice
2003 Melvin Goes to Dinner Mental patient Phoenix Film Festival Award for Best Ensemble Acting
Nominated – DVD Exclusive Award for Best Supporting Actor
School of Rock Dewey Finn MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (3rd place)
Nominated – Satellite Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor – Comedy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Liar
2004 Envy Nick Vanderpark Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Funny Male Star
Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy Motorcyclist Cameo
Shark Tale Lenny Voice
2005 King Kong Carl Denham Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Villain
2006 Nacho Libre Ignacio / Nacho Also producer
Nominated – Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Male Movie Star
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Fight
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Actor: Comedy
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Chemistry
Nominated – Teen Choice Award for Choice Movie Rumble
Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny JB Also producer and writer
The Holiday Miles
2007 Margot at the Wedding Malcolm Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Cast
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Paul McCartney Uncredited cameo
2008 Be Kind Rewind Jerry Gerber
Kung Fu Panda Po Voice
Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Kung Fu Panda: The Secrets of the Furious Five Voice
Short film
Prop 8: The Musical Jesus Christ Short film
Tropic Thunder Jeff "Fats" Portnoy Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast
2009 Year One Zed
2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday Po Voice
Short film
Gulliver's Travels Lemuel Gulliver Also executive producer
Nominated – Razzie Award for Worst Actor
Nominated – Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards for Favorite Male Movie Star
2011 Kung Fu Panda 2 Po Voice
Nominated – Teen Choice Awards for Choice Movie Voice
Nominated – Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Animation Movie Voice
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters Voice
Short film
Bernie Bernie Tiede Nominated – Golden Globe Award for Best Actor – Motion Picture Musical or Comedy
Nominated – Gotham Independent Film Award for Best Ensemble Performance
Nominated – Independent Spirit Award for Best Male Lead
Nominated – New York Film Critics Circle Award for Best Actor (runner-up)
Nominated – Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Actor in a Comedy
The Big Year Brad Harris
The Muppets Himself Uncredited
2014 Sex Tape Owner of YouPorn Uncredited
2015 The D Train Dan Landsman Also producer
Goosebumps R. L. Stine
Slappy (voice)
Invisible Boy (voice)
Nominated – People's Choice Award for Favorite Comedic Movie Actor
2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 Po Voice
Nominated – Kids' Choice Award for Favorite Pet
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll Voice
Short film
2017 The Polka King Jan Lewan Also producer
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance
Nominated – MTV Movie Award for Best On-Screen Team (with Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan and Nick Jonas)
2018 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Dexter
Unexpected Race Sheriff
The House with a Clock in Its Walls Jonathan Barnavelt
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween R.L. Stine Uncredited
2019 Jumanji: The Next Level Professor Sheldon "Shelly" Oberon Post-production

References[change | change source]