Jack Black


Personal Info

  • Birth Name: Thomas Jacob Black
  • Date of Birth: 28 August 1969
  • Place Of Birth:  Hermosa Beach, California, USA
  • Height: 5' 6" (1.68 m)


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 through this collaboration that led to his 1992 film debut in Bob Roberts (1992). Although he was just a background voice in his first film, Jack’s appearances in such television shows as The X-Files (1993), his breakthrough performance in High Fidelity (2000), and his rock-comedy band, Tenacious D, have created an ever-growing cult following.


Trailers & Videos


Trailer: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle


Trailer: The Holiday