- Jack Black
Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black
(born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, and musician. He makes up one half of the comedy and heavy metal music duo Tenacious D. The group has two albums and a full-length film. His acting career is extensive, starring primarily as bumbling, cocky, but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films. He is a member of the Frat Pack, a group of comedians who have appeared together in several Hollywood films, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe award. He has also won an MTV Movie Award, and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award.
Member of the band Tenacious D.
Brutal Lengend Game
Filmed a television pilot called Heat Vision and Jack (1999) (TV) co-starring Ron Silver, and Christine Taylor, and directed by Ben Stiller. The show was a parody of “Knight Rider” (1982), as well as other action/ adventure shows, and featured a talking motorcycle voiced by Owen Wilson.
Discovered he could act when he played a game of Freeze after a Passover seder.
Revealed on an Australian late night variety show that his favorite KISS rock song is 1982′s “I Love it Loud,” where he began singing parodied lyrics to the first verse.
Often competes for the same parts with Philip Seymour Hoffman. On the The School of Rock(2003) DVD audio commentary, he jokingly calls Hoffman “my nemesis.”
Shares a birthday with Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes and Daniel Stern.
Born on the same day as Jason Priestley.
Attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and Sciences.
Is a member of, what the media refers to as the Frat Pack along with Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Steve Carell and Luke Wilson. The Frat Pack name is a reference to the film Old School (2003), 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), Envy (2004), and Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004).
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.
Had his gall bladder removed.
Hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
Sang backup vocals for the songs in Bob Roberts (1992).
One of his closest friends is David Grohl.
Dave Grohl in 'Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny'
Is good friends with Tim Robbins.
Attended Poseidon School in Santa Monica, California.
Despite poking fun at the genre, he is actually a very knowledgeable fan of a lot hard rock/metal music from the 1970s and 1980s. He even appears as part of Tenacious D in the Ronnie James Dio video for the song “Push.”
Appears in a parody of the Council of Elrond scene shown during the MTV movie awards. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson later cast him in King Kong (2005).
King Kong 2005
His parents, who were both rocket scientists, divorced when Black was 10. His mother worked on the Hubble space telescope.
Originally met his wife in high school. They both attended Crossroads, a private school. They met again 15 years after they graduated high school at a friend’s birthday party.
Wife, Tanya Haden, is a cellist. She is the daughter of jazz great Charlie Haden.
His wife is a triplet. Her two other sisters, Petra Haden and Rachel Haden, also musicians, used to be members of the band That Dog. Petra was also a former member of the band The Decemberists. Their brother is Josh Haden.
He and his wife eloped after dating less than a year. They were married in Big Sur, California by the same minister who performed Shane Stanley and Val Barri’s ceremony in 2005.
He and his wife, Tanya Haden, became the parents of a boy, Samuel Jason Black, on June 10th, 2006.
Auditioned for the role of “Cubby Barnes” in Ransom (1996).
Mentioned in the song “High School Never Ends” by Bowling for Soup, as “the clown”.
Good friends with Will Smith.
Huge fan of Professional Wrestling.
Jack Black and Robert Downey Jr.
Was considered for the role of Freddy Lounds in Red Dragon (2002).
Jack and his wife, Tanya Haden, became the parents of their second son, Thomas David Black, on May 23rd 2008.
Said he considers The Who to be the greatest band in the world, explaining that “they were the first ones to ever rock HARD… the recklessness, the deliciousness!”.