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Jack Black

Jack Black


Famous as :


Birth Name :

Thomas Jack Black

Birth Date :

August 28, 1969

Birth Place :

Hermosa Beach, California, USA

Spouse :

Tanya Haden (musician, since 14-Mar-06)

Claim to fame :

As Barry in "High Fidelity" (2000)


Marked for his expressive performance he consistently displays along with his high-energy outrageous antics also heavyset frame, Jack Black certainly has created such a unique characteristic of his own that makes him easily noticeable from other substantial comedic actors in Hollywood film industry. Enjoys performing since his early age, Jack, whose real name is Thomas Jack Black, was born on August 28, 1969 in Hermosa Beach, California as the only son of satellite engineers Thomas Jack Black, Sr. and Judith Cohen who both sadly concluded to have a divorce by the time he turned ten years old. Leaving under his mother's care, the kid then was taken to settle in the country's western part of Culver City where he grew up in a middle-class Jewish household and briefly attended Culver City High School before transferred his study to Crossroads High School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica.

Upon convinced that he really could act, Jack thus decided to take theater major at UCLA following his high-school graduation while also enthusiastically honed his craft in Tim Robbins' experimental theater group, the Actors' Gang, which brought him to encounter his initial professional acting experience in its stage production of "Carnage" (1989) directed by Robbins himself. This collaboration with the older man delightfully extended into film feature when the veteran thespian included him in his "Bob Roberts" (1992) and so gave the dark-haired guy enough optimism to build his path in the entertainment industry. Nevertheless, it later appeared to him that the road ahead was indeed rough to undergo as he only managed to earn bit parts in numerous major big screen projects of 1990s, like "Demolition Man" (1993), "Waterworld" (1995), plus "Enemy of the State" (1998) though he was actually able to land bigger ones in small-scale features, such as "Crossworlds" (1996) and "Johnny Skidmarks" (1998).

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Jack Black's Imaginative Monsters Come to Life in New 'Goosebumps' Trailer

August 29, 2015 02:13:39 GMT

Sony Pictures has released a new international trailer for its comedy movie "". While the previous trailer focuses on Dylan Minnette as a boy whose life takes a weird turn after moving into a small city, the new trailer highlights 's role as famous author R.L. Stine.

Jack Black's Literary Monster Unleashed in 'Goosebumps' First Trailer

July 09, 2015 06:12:39 GMT

The first trailer for adventure comedy "" has arrived. Based on a book of the same name by R.L. Stine, the movie centers on a group of youngsters who are dealing with creepy creatures which come to life after they are magically unleashed from the titular books.

Jack Black and Director Jared Hess Reteam for New Comedy 'Micronations'

May 19, 2015 12:22:18 GMT

Following their successful collaboration on Paramount Pictures' "" (2006), and film director Jared Hess are reteaming for an upcoming comedy film "". The project becomes the first title from Hess, Brandt Andersen and Dave Hunter's new production and financing banner, Buffalo Film Company, and has been announced at the Cannes Film Festival on Monday, May 18.

Jimmy Fallon and Jack Black Remake Extreme's 'More Than Words' Music Video

May 06, 2015 04:49:32 GMT

has created a music video for his version of "More Than Words". In the Monday night, May 4 episode of his "", he joined forces with his guest to cover the 1990s hit by and do a shot-for-shot remake of the original visuals.

HBO Debuts Teasers for The Rock's 'Ballers' and Jack Black's 'The Brink'

April 11, 2015 02:01:10 GMT

HBO previews its two new comedies "" and "" by debuting the first teasers. The former stars Dwayne "" Johnson as former football superstar Spencer Strasmore, who gets his life on track in retirement, while mentoring other current and former players on the business of football.

Jack Black Announced to Perform at the Oscars

February 06, 2015 08:57:53 GMT

has been added as a performer at the upcoming Academy Awards. On Thursday, February 5, it was revealed that the star of "" would deliver a "special" performance at the ceremony honoring this year's outstanding works and figures in movies.

Sundance Film Festival 2015 Competition, NEXT Films Announced

December 04, 2014 00:28:37 GMT

Sundance Film Festival organizers revealed on Wednesday, December 3 the films that will take part in the competitive categories as well as those in the festival's noncompetitive Next section next year. The fest director John Cooper promised that viewers are "going to have a very wild ride of emotional extremes."

The Monsters of 'Goosebumps' Revealed in Official Images

November 24, 2014 11:10:28 GMT

"" the movie won't hit theaters until April 16, 2015 but Columbia Pictures has released a number of pics to reveal the monsters. Zombies, mummies, a Gypsy woman, a scary clown, a ventriloquist doll and a pirate are among those ready to haunt the audience.

HBO Orders Comedy Series 'The Brink' Starring Jack Black and Tim Robbins

February 12, 2014 06:41:29 GMT

HBO is adding another comedy to its line-up. The premium cable channel has just given a series order to "" hailed from Jerry Weintraub, Jay Roach and Roberto Benabib, and starring and .

Jack Black Will Be in 'Sex Tape' With Cameron Diaz

August 02, 2013 03:09:05 GMT

Another actor is tapped to star in Sony Pictures' upcoming comedy "". The Wrap learns that , who played a rocker turned substitute teacher in 2003's "", is set to make a cameo appearance in the Jack Kasdan-directed movie alongside leading stars and .

Grumpy Cat Gets Her Own Movie With Will Ferrell and Jack Black to Co-Star

May 31, 2013 02:54:58 GMT

Garfield days are over as Grumpy Cat comes and steals the spotlight from him now. The web sensation kitty from Arizona is confirmed to have inked a deal with Broken Road Productions for an . Tardar Sauce, the cat's real name, not only lands an exclusive contract, but also gets partners to act opposite. Deadline learns that and are on board to co-star.

Jack Black Drops His pants as He Gets Roasted at Friar's Club

April 06, 2013 03:45:00 GMT

got roasted by fellow celebrities like , and at the Friar's Club in New York Hilton and Towers on April 5. The comedian dropped his pants as he accepted his trophy from Saget on the red carpet.

Steve Martin, Jack Black and Owen Wilson are Rivals in 'Big Year' Teaser Trailer

September 07, 2011 02:46:25 GMT

"" has got its first official teaser trailer. The video opens with introducing his co-stars and before proceeding to give a look at the trio as they try to beat each other. They could only "go big or go home."

Report: Lady GaGa, U2, Beyonce and More on 'Idol' Finale

May 25, 2011 15:06:41 GMT

"" is not getting enough of . The controversial singer who had mentored the Top 4 this season reportedly has been invited to perform at the May 25 live finale, and so has 's and , , , , as well the surviving members of .

Angelina Jolie Gives Jack Black's Wife Her Maternity Dress

May 12, 2011 03:20:49 GMT

proved she wasn't angry with for letting slip about her last pregnancy by sending a special gift to the actor's wife, who was also expecting. The actress kept quiet about her baby bump while she was pregnant with twins in 2008, but Black told the world by accidentally revealing her happy news during an interview at the Cannes Film Festival in France.

'The Hangover 2' Release Threatened Over Tattoo Accusation

April 30, 2011 04:33:42 GMT

"" faces a problem less than a month before it hits theaters. S. Victor Whitmill, a tattoo artist who gave his distinctive facial art, is suing Warner Bros. Pictures over the similar-looking facial ink on ' face, and asking for an injunction to stop the movie's release.

Full Winner List of MTV's O Music Awards: Lady GaGa Wins Two

April 30, 2011 04:28:22 GMT

got the most nods at MTV's inaugural O Music Awards. Losing Favorite Animated GIF, to , the "Judas" singer managed to nab two trophies for Must Follow Artist on Twitter and Innovative Artist at the prize-giving event.

'Smallville' 10.20 Preview: Lois Gets Clark's Super Powers

April 30, 2011 03:42:40 GMT

Lois will turn into a super-powered girl in the upcoming episode of "". When she and Clark visit the Fortress to get Jor-El's blessing for their marriage, Jor-El bestows a unique wedding gift on the couple. He gives Lois Clark's super powers so she can see what it's like to be him for a day.

'Bridesmaids' L.A. Premiere Attracted Comedians

April 30, 2011 03:40:30 GMT

and her "" co-stars , , , , and came to Mann Village Theatre on Thursday, April 28 night to give the comedy its first premiere. And since the lead star is a regular of "", the celebrities in attendance are mostly from comedy genre.

Nickelodeon's 2011 Kids' Choice Awards Nominations in Movie

February 11, 2011 02:36:34 GMT

Nickelodeon has released the nominations list of 2011 Kids' Choice Awards on February 10, starting the battle among some of last year's blockbusters for Favorite Movie category. "", "", "" as well as "" are up for the prize.

Jack Black's New Year Resolution: Shedding 50 Pounds

December 21, 2010 04:32:56 GMT

Comedian has set himself a hefty goal for 2011 - he wants to shed 50 pounds (22.68 kilograms) of his body weight. "" actor wants to embark on the New Year leaner and fitter than ever before and he's ready to begin a vigorous exercise and diet regime to slim down.

Jack Black Appears in Hilarious 'iCarly' Clip

November 13, 2010 07:38:30 GMT

There is a hilarious clip of on "" released ahead of his guest-starring episode. Black, who co-starred with on "", is playing Aspartamay aka Spencer's online gaming nemesis who challenges him into a war of words.

Jack Black Producing Mean Girls-Style Cartoon Series

November 01, 2010 07:59:47 GMT

is going deeper and deeper into the TV world. As part of his deal with production company Reveille earlier this year, the "" actor would be producing a half-hour animation called "Tiny Monsters" which is now developing under FOX.

Jack Black Reunites With Miranda Cosgrove on 'iCarly'

August 12, 2010 04:00:13 GMT

is jumping from one TV series to another. In the past two years alone, he has shown up on "" and "". This time he's moving away from the NBC label to guest star on Nickelodeon's "".

Jack Black Is Tied Up in 'Gulliver's Travel' Poster

June 02, 2010 09:01:57 GMT

20th Century Fox has unleashed the first poster for "". Highlighting the main character who is portrayed by , the one-sheet captures him being tied up with a lot of ropes by tiny people around him.

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