Who is Jack Black?
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Jack Black is an American actor-producer known for his comic roles in movies, such as ‘School of Rock,’ ‘Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny,’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ He is also known for his voice-over roles in the ‘Kung Fu Panda’ franchise. He grew up in Culver City, attending ‘Culver City High School’ and the ‘Poseidon School.’ As a 13-year-old, he appeared in commercials. Later, he attended ‘Crossroads High School for Arts & Sciences in Santa Monica where he discovered his talent for acting. He went on to act in television movies and series, such as ‘Life Goes On,’ ‘Northern Exposure,’ ‘The Innocent,’ ‘The X-Files,’ ‘Mr. The show,’ and ‘Picket Fences.’ His first movie role was in ‘Bob Roberts’ in 1992. He landed his breakthrough role in the movie ‘High Fidelity.’ Thereafter, he played some leading roles in movies like ‘Shallow Hal,’ ‘Nacho Libre,’ ‘Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny,’ ‘Year One,’ and ‘Gulliver’s Travels.’ Apart from acting, he has also voiced characters in animated movies. He won critical acclaim for his role in the movie ‘School of Rock.’ Black won the ‘Best Voice’ award for voicing ‘Eddie Riggs’ in the popular video game ‘Brutal Legend.’ Also a musician, Jack Black Networth is the lead singer for the band ‘Tenacious D,’ which he founded along with Kyle Gass.
Childhood & Early Life
Jack Black net worth was born Thomas Jacob Black on August 28, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, USA, to Judith Cohen and Thomas William Black. His mother is Jewish, while his father is of Scotch-Irish and German ancestry.
He had a traditional upbringing and went to Hebrew school. After his parents’ divorce, young Jack moved to Culver City where he stayed with his father but visited his mother frequently.
In 1982, Black was selected to appear in a commercial for a video game titled ‘Pitfall!’ He studied at ‘Culver City High School’ and ‘Poseidon School.’ Later, he attended ‘Crossroads High School for Arts & Sciences,’ Santa Monica.
Birthday: August 28, 1969
Age: 51 Years, 51-Year-Old Males
Sun Sign: Virgo
Also Known As Thomas Jacob Black
Born Country: United States
Born In: Santa Monica, California, United States
Famous As: Actor
Spouse/Ex-: Tanya Haden (M. 2006)
Father: Thomas William Black
Mother: Judith Black
Children: Samuel Jason Black, Thomas Black, Thomas David Black
U.S. State: California
City: Santa Monica, California
Jack Black’s first major acting role came at the age of 13 when he booked a commercial for the video game Pitfall! He then joined a theatre troupe called the Actors‘ Gang. The group was mostly made up of UCLA students, including Tim Robbins. Jack Black net worth began his adult acting career with early roles in various television series such as Life Goes On, Mr Show, and The X-Files.
In 1992, Jack Black’s net worth appeared in Bob Roberts, a mockumentary-style film. This led to several other supporting roles during the 90s in movies such as Airborne, Demolition Man, Waterworld, The Fan, The Cable Guy, Mars Attacks!, Dead Man Walking, The Jackal, Crossworlds, and Enemy of the State. Jack Black’s breakthrough role came in the year 2000 with a more prominent role in High Fidelity. He played John Cusack’s friend, an employee at a record store, and the role showed off Black’s comedic skills.
His success in High Fidelity led to Black’s first leading roles. In 2001, he played the titular character in Shallow Hal, a film that performed well at the box office with earnings of over $140 million worldwide. He gained significant praise for his leading role in School of Rock, and he was nominated for a Golden Globe. Although Jack Black is best known for his comedic roles, films such as 2005’s King Kong show his ability to excel in dramatic roles as well.
Another notable leading role came with 2006’s Nacho Libre, a film that Jack Black Net worth starred in and produced. During the rest of the 2000s, Black appeared in films such as Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, Year One, and Gulliver’s Travels. In 2011, Jack Black’s net worth appeared in two notable films: The Big Year and Bernie. The latter film won Jack Black considerable praise from critics, and it has been called one of the best performances of 2011.
Some of Jack Black’s highest-grossing films include the Kung Fu Panda franchise. Black voiced the lead character in all three of the animated films – a role Black has called one of his favorite of all time. After grossing $20 million on its opening day, the original Kung Fu Panda went on to gross over $630 million worldwide. The next two films performed similarly, leading to collective earnings of over $1.7 billion for the entire franchise.
Jack Black has also appeared in notable films such as Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and Jumanji: The Next Level. In addition, Jack Black starred in Tropic Thunder as Jeff Portnoy, a drug-addicted comedian who lands a role in the film-within-a-film. Along with co-stars Robert Downey Jr., Ben Stiller, and Tom Cruise, Jack Black received heaps of praise from critics for his role in Tropic Thunder.
Outside of film, Jack Black has appeared in a range of television series since becoming a major Hollywood star. Black has had guest roles on The Office, Tom Goes to the Mayor, Community, iCarly, and Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? In addition, Jack Black has hosted the Spike Video Games Awards and Nickelodeon Kids’ Choice Awards. Outside of Kung Fu Panda, Jack Black has worked as a voice actor for a range of television series and video games.
Jack Black is a successful musician who is part of the band Tenacious D. He is the lead singer and guitarist, and the group has released four albums. Their debut album was a self-titled entry that was released back in 2001. Their following albums were 2006’s The Pick of Destiny, 2012’s Rize of the Phoenix, and 2018’s Post-Apocalypto. Tenacious D frequently tours with bands such as the Foo Fighters, Pearl Jam, Tool, and Beck. Their music has been described as “mock-rock.”
Further Ventures: In 2006, Jack Black started his own production company called Electric Dynamite Productions, Inc. The production company has worked on many television series and films, some of which Jack Black starred in.
In addition, Jack Black started his own YouTube channel in 2018 called Jablonski Games. As of 2020, the channel has almost 5 million subscribers. In 2019, Black collaborated with top-rated YouTuber PewDiePie in a Minecraft stream to raise money for a mental health charity.
Jack’s role in the movie ‘School of Rock’ impressed the audience and was praised by the critics. His character ‘Dewey Finn,’ who is a dejected singer and musician, disguises himself as a music teacher and inspires students to explore their talent. He also won a ‘Golden Globe’ nomination for ‘Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.’
The talented actor is also the co-founder of the rock band ‘Tenacious D’ along with fellow musician Kyle Glass. After the duo released their debut album ‘Tenacious D,’ they came up with two more albums titled ‘The Pick of Destiny’ and ‘Rize of the Fenix.’ Tracks from the first two albums have been used in several video games.
Awards & Achievements
The talented voice artist was conferred with the ‘Best Voice’ award at the 2009 ‘Spike Video Game Awards’ for voicing ‘Eddie Riggs’ in the video game ‘Brutal Legend.’
On September 18, 2018, Black was inducted into ‘Hollywood’s Walk of Fame.’
Personal Life & Legacy
Black proposed marriage to Tanya Haden, a celebrated cellist, in January 2006. Black and Tanya were high school buddies and had met after a decade at a common friend’s party.
The couple exchanged nuptial vows in California on 14th March 2006. They have two sons, Samuel Jason Black and Thomas David Black.
This star won the US $125,000 when he appeared on the celebrity edition of ‘Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.’ The episode, which was aired in October 2001, also featured celebrated comedy artists Denis Leary and Jimmy Kimmel.
Black created a YouTube channel called ‘Jablonski Games’ on December 21, 2018.
Jack Black Net Worth and Salary:
Jack Black is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice actor, writer, and musician who has a net worth of $50 million. Jack Black is best known for his comedic roles in various films. He is also an accomplished musician and founding member of the award-winning band Tenacious D. Outside of acting and music, Jack Black has started his own YouTube channel and film production company.