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Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member of Tim Robbins's acting troupe and it was ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 9 wins & 42 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

School of Rock
School of Rock Dewey Finn
(2003)
Nacho Libre
Nacho Libre Nacho
(2006)
King Kong
King Kong Carl Denham
(2005)
High Fidelity
High Fidelity Barry Judd
(2000)

Filmography

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 2018 Goosebumps: Horrorland (announced)
Stine (rumored)
 2018 The House with a Clock in its Walls (filming)
Jonathan Barnavelt
 2017 Unexpected Race (post-production)
Sheriff
 2017 The Last Man on Earth (TV Series)
Rear Admiral Roy Billups
- M.U.B.A.R. (2017) ... Rear Admiral Roy Billups
 2017 Tommy Can't Sleep (Short)
Big Tommy
 2017 The Polka King
Jan Lewan
 2016 Great Minds with Dan Harmon (TV Series)
Ludwig van Beethoven
- Ludwig van Beethoven (2016) ... Ludwig van Beethoven
 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3
Po (voice)
 2016 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll (Short)
Po (voice)
 2013-2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
William Mulholland / Orson Welles / Elvis Presley
- Los Angeles (2015) ... William Mulholland
- Hollywood (2014) ... Orson Welles
- Washington D.C. (2013) ... Elvis Presley
 2015 Five Nights at Freddy's with Jack Black (Short)
Jack Black
 2015 Goosebumps
Stine
 2015 Documentary Now! (TV Series)
Jamison Friend
- DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon (2015) ... Jamison Friend
 2015 The Brink (TV Series)
Alex Talbot
- There Will Be Consequences (2015) ... Alex Talbot
- Just a Little Crazy Talk (2015) ... Alex Talbot
- Who's Grover Cleveland? (2015) ... Alex Talbot
- Sticky Wicket (2015) ... Alex Talbot
- Tweet Tweet Tweet (2015) ... Alex Talbot
 2015 Another Period (TV Series)
Dan Ringley
- Pageant (2015) ... Dan Ringley
 2015 Welcome to Sweden (TV Series)
Jack Black
- Swedish Bachelor Party/Svensexa (2015) ... Jack Black
 2015 Workaholics (TV Series)
Pritchard
- Gramps DeMamp Is Dead (2015) ... Pritchard
 2015 The D Train
Dan Landsman
 2014 Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (Video short)
Mafioso-Type With an Eye Scar (uncredited)
 2014 'Weird Al' Yankovic: Tacky (Video short)
Dancer (uncredited)
 2014 Sex Tape
Owner of YouPorn (uncredited)
 2014 Broken Age (Video Game)
Harm'ny Lightbeard (voice)
 2013 Ambiance Man (TV Series)
Unidentifiable Odor
- Unidentifiable Odor and Buzz Kill (2013) ... Unidentifiable Odor
 2013 Tenacious D: Where Have We Been (Video short)
 2013 Metalocalypse (TV Series)
Dethklok's Original Manager / Riktok72
- Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera (2013) ... Dethklok's Original Manager / Riktok72 (singing voice)
 2013 Metalocalypse: The Doomstar Requiem - A Klok Opera (TV Movie)
Dethklok's Original Manager / Fat Fan (voice)
 2013 Ghost Ghirls (TV Series)
Montgomery
- Spirits of '76: Part 2 (2013) ... Montgomery
- Spirits of '76: Part 1 (2013) ... Montgomery
 2012 OFF! - Wrong with Jack Black (Short)
Gang Leader
 2012 First Look: Ultimate Teaser Trailer (Video short)
Trailer Actor
 2012 Tenacious D: Rock Is Dead (Video short)
 2012 Tenacious D: Low Hangin' Fruit (Video short)
 2012 The Roadie (Short)
JB
 2012 Tenacious D: Rize of the Fenix (Video short)
 2012 Tenacious D: To Be the Best (Video short)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video short)
Po (voice)
 2011 The Muppets
Jack Black (uncredited)
 2011 The Big Year
Brad Harris
 2011 Bernie
Bernie Tiede
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Po (voice)
 2011 Shalom Sesame (TV Series)
 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited (Short)
MCA (B-Boys 2)
 2010 Gulliver's Travels
Lemuel Gulliver
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Po (voice)
 2010 iCarly (TV Series)
Aspartamay
- iStart a Fan War (2010) ... Aspartamay
 2008-2010 Drunk History (TV Series short)
Ben Franklin
- Drunk History Vol. 2: Featuring Jack Black (2010) ... Ben Franklin
 2010 Community (TV Series)
Buddy
- Investigative Journalism (2010) ... Buddy
 2009 Brütal Legend (Video Game)
Eddie Riggs (voice)
 2009 Year One
Zed
 2009 In the Attic with Pete Townshend & Friends (Video)
Tenacious D
 2009 The Office (TV Series)
Sam
- Stress Relief (2009) ... Sam (uncredited)
 2009 Water and Power (TV Series short)
The Mayor
- Ryan Leaves for Israel (2009) ... The Mayor
 2008 Prop 8: The Musical (Short)
Jesus Christ
 2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video short)
Po (voice)
 2008 ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin (TV Series)
Pirate Commercial Parody
- America the Spoiled (2008) ... Pirate Commercial Parody
 2008 Tropic Thunder
Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Jeff Portnoy (uncredited)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Po (voice)
 2008 Be Kind Rewind
Jerry
 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
Paul McCartney (uncredited)
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Milo
- Husbands and Knives (2007) ... Milo (voice)
 2007 Margot at the Wedding
Malcolm
 2007 Exposure (TV Series short)
Dan Harmon
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Dan Harmon
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Dan Harmon
 2007 The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (TV Series)
Jables
- Break Up (2007) ... Jables
 2006 The Holiday
Miles
 2006 Tenacious D: Time Fixers (Video short)
JB
 2006 Tenacious D: POD (Video short)
 2006 Nacho Libre
Nacho
 2005 King Kong
Carl Denham
 2005 King Kong: The Official Game of the Movie (Video Game)
Carl Denham (voice)
 2004-2005 Laser Fart (TV Series)
The Elegant Hunter
- Episode #1.8 (2005) ... The Elegant Hunter
- Episode #1.2 (2004) ... The Elegant Hunter
 2005 Awesometown (TV Short)
George Washington
 2004 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Trapper JB
- Bear Traps (2004) ... Trapper JB (voice)
 2004 Shark Tale
Lenny (voice)
 2004 Envy
Nick Vanderpark
 2004 Cracking Up (TV Series)
Bruce Philapousis
- Scared Straight (2004) ... Bruce Philapousis
 2003-2004 Computerman (TV Series short)
Computerman
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Computerman
 2003-2004 Time Belt (TV Series short)
Computerman
- Computerman... Kill Dr. Bloom! (2004) ... Computerman
- Oh. Shit. Zombies. (2003) ... Computerman
 2003 Player$ (TV Series)
Tenacious D
- Tenacious D a la Mode (2003) ... Tenacious D
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Dr. Isaac Hershberg
- Nice in White Satin (2003) ... Dr. Isaac Hershberg (uncredited)
 2003 School of Rock
Dewey Finn
 2003 Melvin Goes to Dinner
Mental Patient (uncredited)
 2002 Clone High (TV Series)
Pusher / Larry Hardcore
- Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts (2002) ... Pusher / Larry Hardcore (voice)
 2002 Jack Black: Spider-Man (TV Short)
Spider-Man
 2002 Lord of the Piercing (TV Short)
Jack the Elf
 2002 Tenacious D: Tribute (Video short)
 2002 Ice Age
Zeke (voice)
 2002 Orange County
Lance Brumder
 2002 Run Ronnie Run
Lead Chimney Sweep
 2002 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series)
J.D
- Flipped (2002) ... J.D
 2002 The Lewis Lectures (TV Movie)
Lewis (voice)
 2001 Shallow Hal
Hal
 2001 Tenacious D: Wonderboy (Video short)
Wonderboy
 2001 Frank's Book (Short)
Performance Hipster
 2001 Saving Silverman
J.D.
 2000 High Fidelity
Barry Judd
 1997-2000 Tenacious D: The Complete Master Works (TV Series)
Jack 'JB' Black
- The Fan (2000) ... Jack 'JB' Black
- Road Gig (2000) ... Jack 'JB' Black
- Death of a Dream (1999) ... Jack 'JB' Black
- The Greatest Song in the World (1999) ... Jack 'JB' Black
- Angel in Disguise (1997) ... Jack 'JB' Black
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short)
Jack
 1999 Foo Fighters: Learn to Fly (Video short)
Airline Mechanics
 1999 Jesus' Son
Georgie
 1999 The Love Letter
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
Sid
 1998 Enemy of the State
Fiedler
 1998 I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
Titus Telesco (uncredited)
 1998 Bongwater
Devlin
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
Jerry
 1997 The Jackal
Ian Lamont
 1995-1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series)
Gay Guy / Moviegoer / Jeepers Creepers / ...
- The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop (1996) ... Gay Guy / Moviegoer
- The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996) ... Jeepers Creepers
- Who Let You In? (1995) ... Expert
- What to Think (1995) ... Farmer / Satan / God (voice)
 1996 Mars Attacks!
Billy Glenn Norris
 1996 Crossworlds (Video)
Steve
 1996 The Fan
Broadcast Technician
 1996 The Cable Guy
Rick
 1995-1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Curtis Williams
- Snow Exit (1996) ... Curtis Williams
- Dog Eat Dog (1995) ... Curtis Williams
 1996 Bio-Dome
Tenacious D
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Craig Poncelet
 1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
Randy
- Sister (1995) ... Randy
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
Monte
- Angels on the Air (1995) ... Monte
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Bart 'Zero' Liquori
- D.P.O. (1995) ... Bart 'Zero' Liquori
 1995 Waterworld
Pilot
 1995 Pride & Joy (TV Series)
Man
- Brenda's Secret (1995) ... Man
 1995 Bye Bye Love
DJ at Party
 1995 All-American Girl (TV Series)
Tommy
- A Night at the Oprah (1995) ... Tommy
 1994 The Innocent (TV Movie)
Marty Prago
 1994 Blind Justice (TV Movie)
Private
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
Doug
- Eggheads (1994) ... Doug
 1993 Northern Exposure (TV Series)
Kevin Wilkins
- A River Doesn't Run Through It (1993) ... Kevin Wilkins
 1993 Demolition Man
Wasteland Scrap
 1993 Airborne
Augie
 1993 Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
Car Thief
 1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
Skinhead
- Incident on Main (1993) ... Skinhead
 1992 Great Scott! (TV Series)
Ray
- Pyrrhic Lyric (1992) ... Ray
 1992 The Golden Palace (TV Series)
Taxi Driver
- Seems Like Old Times: Part 2 (1992) ... Taxi Driver
 1992 Bob Roberts
Roger Davis
 1991 Our Shining Moment (TV Movie)
Teenage Boy
 1984 The Fall Guy (TV Series)
Young Colt's Friend
- Old Heroes Never Die (1984) ... Young Colt's Friend
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Show Show Soundtrack (42 credits)
Show Show Writer (8 credits)
Show Show Composer (14 credits)
Show Show Music department (4 credits)
Show Show Stunts (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (219 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (27 credits)

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Alternate Names:

Tenacious D

Height:

5' 6" (1.68 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

I said I named the baby after me. I didn't say that my actual name is Thomas. See more »

Trivia:

Mentioned in the song "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup,, as "the clown". See more »

Trademark:

Often plays slackers or sloppy infantiles See more »

Nickname:

JB See more »

Star Sign:

Virgo

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