- Wanted to be a professional fisherman before becoming an actor.
- Was a member of the Decatur Daily All-Area golf team in high school.
- Made his acting debut in 1994's The War with no prior acting experience.
- Is a frequent contributor to the Columbia Gold Foundation.
- Met his wife while filming Killer Diller in Missouri.
- 1996, Screen Actors Guild Awards — Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: Nominee
- Sophie Jo Black — Daughter
- Jan Black — Mother
- Larry Black — Father
- Lucas Asa Black — Son
- Maggie O’Brien — Wife