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Jack Black Biography

Birth Name:
Thomas Jacob Black
Birth Place:
Santa Monica, California, United States
Actor, musician, writer, comedian

Fast Facts

  • Appeared in an Atari video-game commercial at the age of 13
  • Was a member of the L
  • A
  • theater troupe the Actors Gang, which was founded by Tim Robbins
  • Formed the band Tenacious D with guitarist Kyle Glass in 1994
  • Garnered a 2004 MTV Movie Award for Best Comedic Performance for School of Rock
  • Received the Sho West Comedy Star of the Year award in 2004
  • Is a member of the so-called Frat Pack that includes Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson and Luke Wilson


  • 2013Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: nominated
  • 2013Critics' Choice Movie Awards-Best Actor in a Comedy: nominated
  • 2013Independent Spirit Awards-Best Male Lead: nominated
  • 2004Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated