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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 Is a Brickhouse!

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