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Jack Black

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer, and musician. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily as bumbling, cocky, but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy films, though he has played some dramatic roles. He is best known for his roles in School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre (2006), and Tropic Thunder (2008), and for his voice role in Kung Fu Panda (2008) and Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011). Black was a member of the Frat Pack, a group of comedians who have appeared together in several Hollywood films, and has been nominated for a Golden Globe Award. He began his career in 1991 when he formed the satirical rock group Tenacious D with friend and fellow groupmate Kyle Gass. Black is the lead vocalist of the band. Black was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of two satellite engineers, Judith (née Cohen), who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope, and Thomas William Black. His mother was born Jewish and his father converted to Judaism (Black attended Hebrew school and had a Bar Mitzvah). On The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, he said his surname may have come from the

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Jack Black -- Lakers Stock Is Way Down ... But They're Still My Team!

Jack Black
Lakers Stock Is Way Down ... But They're Still My Team!

They might suck at the moment, but Jack Black refuses to turn his back on the L.A. Lakers. Black was out in L.A. last night when he was asked if he would ever consider buying a sports team… READ MORE >

Jack Black -- Can't Hide Identity At Comic-Con ... Blames His Gut

Jack Black
Can't Hide Identity At Comic-Con ... Blames His Gut

There's no escape, Jack Black ... that Stormtrooper mask is powerless against us!Despite his best efforts, we were able to catch up with Jack at Comic-Con last night as he walked the streets of… READ MORE >

- 158 days ago
Jack Black and James Marsden -- We Bullride LIKE CHAMPS! (VIDEO)

Jack Black and James Marsden
We Bull Ride Like Champs! (VIDEO)

Jack Black and James Marsden might not be hot chicks in tight white tops -- but they can still ride the hell out of a mechanical bull ... and TMZ has the awesome footage that proves it.Black and… READ MORE >

- 197 days ago
What's The Big Frigin' Difference?

What's the Big Frigin'
DIFFERENCE?

While you wrestle with the fact that these two Jack Black pictures at Comic-Con are not the same -- put a reverse leg lock on those feeling and pin the differences for the win!**HINT -- There are… READ MORE >

- 520 days ago
Flu-Ridden Jack Black - On The Deadliest Street In America

Flu-Ridden Jack Black
On The Deadliest Street In America

Jack Black is the latest celeb victim of the flu epidemic, and for some not-so-mysterious reason we keep seeing 'em all on the same street ... the same doctor-infested street. Wonder why?Check out… READ MORE >

- 705 days ago
Tenacious D -- Concert Shut Down ... Due to STABBING

Tenacious D
Concert Shut Down Due to STABBING

"I'm gonna hump you sweetly," is not what the crowd at a Tenacious D concert got to experience last night ... because a brutal fight broke out instead and at least one person was STABBED, this… READ MORE >

- 884 days ago
Jack Black -- Awesomeness at Queen Cover Show

Jack Black
Awesomeness at Queen Cover Show

It was Jack Black ... meets Freddie Mercury ... meets Queen cover band ... meets on-stage mishap ... during an awesomely bizarre live concert in Tennessee this week. Black was hanging out at the… READ MORE >

- 914 days ago
Jack Black -- Welcome to Disneyland!

Jack Black -- Welcome to Disneyland!

Jack Black didn't just help pay for a school marching band to travel to Disneyland so they could perform in a parade -- he showed up to cheer them on!As TMZ first reported, Black donated $10,000… READ MORE >

- 1388 days ago
Jack Black Sends School Band To Disneyland!

Jack Black Sends School Band To Disneyland!

Jack Black just dropped more than $10,000 so a group of music students could travel to Disneyland to perform in a parade tomorrow ... TMZ has learned.The whole thing came to fruition thanks to… READ MORE >

- 1389 days ago
Jack Black -- the Speedo Threat

Jack Black -- the Speedo Threat

Jack Black is slimming down -- only one problem ... he plans on celebrating his future physique by sporting a Speedo on national television. Talk about a tight spot. Check out TMZ on TV -- click… READ MORE >

- 1435 days ago

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