Jack Black
American actor, comedian and musician
Jack Black
Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black 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.
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'Teen Mom 2' Star Kailyn Lowry Secretly Marries Fiancé Javi Marroquin
Ok Magazine - over 4 years
Photo credit:  Kailyn Lowry/ Twitter It looks like Kailyn Lowry was sneaky and pulled a fast one! The Teen Mom 2 star secretly married her fiancé Javi Marroquin. OK! GALLERY: LEAH MESSER, MACI BOOKOUT & THE REST OF THE CASTS OF TEEN MOM AND TEEN MOM 2 REUNITED IN NYC! The two wed back in September according to E! News and had the ceremony in Pennsylvania where she's from. Kailyn and Javi moved quickly to exchange vows — the 20-year-old's just announced their engagement on September 15 on Twitter. "Thank you all for being so supportive!" No concrete wedding plans yet, but hopefully in the near future." OK! GALLERY: ULTIMATE TEEN MOM GALLERY: MACI BOOKOUT, LEAH MESSER AND MORE! Knowing that not everyone would share in her joyful news she wrote, "I won't let haters take away our happiness on this one!." The newlywed has a 2-year-old son named Isa ...
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Jack Black - Jack Black To Play Dragon In Son's Film
Contact Music - almost 5 years
Funnyman Jack Blacks five-year-old son has caught the filmmaking bug from dad - he has presented the King Kong star with a movie project he wants to make Black was stunned when little Sammy handed him a working script for a project titled The Dragon Th...
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Behind the Music: School of Rock Scores $5 Million Infusion
Wall Street Journal - almost 5 years
Everett Collection Pop quiz: How many Stratocasters will $5 million buy? The School of Rock can find out, having scored a $5 million infusion from its private-equity backers Sterling Partners. Sterling acquired the School of Rock in 2009 for an undisclosed amount, and most recently pumped $3.5 million into the business. School of Rock, headquartered in suburban Chicago, was founded in Philadelphia in 1998, five years before Jack Black’s hit movie of the same name was released. There are more than 80 Schools of Rock in the U.S. and Mexico, a combination of company-owned and franchised locations. The company plans on adding 30 schools with the eventual goal of triple its locations by 2015. It also said it hopes to boost enrollment in its after-school jam sessions by 50% over the next two years.
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Jack Black: Tenacious D is Back!
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Tenacious D is back and ready to rock! After a six year break, <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/Jack+Black+1">Jack Black</a> and Kyle Gass have announced their third studio album, Rize of the Fenix, and debuted their video for “To Be the Best,” chronicling their return to rock. Be sure to check out cameos from Val Kilmer, Dave Grohl, and Josh Groban in the video below. The actual song begins at 4:32! FYI: This video has some adult language and may not be safe for work. ARE YOU EXCITED that Tenacious D is back? Tenacious D – ‘To Be the Best’
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Jack Black & Matthew McConaughey: 'Bernie' Trailer & Poster!
Just Jared - almost 5 years
Check out <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/Jack+Black+1">Jack Black</a>, <a class="fplink fp-190687" href="/Matthew+Mcconaughey+1">Matthew McConaughey</a>, and Shirley MacLaine in the poster and trailer for their new film Bernie! Synopsis: In the tiny, rural town of Carthage, Texas, assistant funeral director Bernie Tiede (Black) was one of the town’s most beloved residents. He taught Sunday school, sang in the church choir and was always willing to lend a helping hand. Everyone loved and appreciated Bernie, so it came as no surprise when he befriended Marjorie Nugent (MacLaine), an affluent widow who was as well known for her sour attitude as her fortune. Bernie frequently traveled with Marjorie and even managed her banking affairs. Marjorie quickly became fully dependant on Bernie and his generosity and Bernie struggled to meet her increasing demands. Bernie continued to handle her affairs, and the townspeople went months without seeing Marjorie. The people of Carthage wer ...
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NEW TRAILER: Jack Black is kindly murderer in Linklater's Bernie
Ciniplex - almost 5 years
Kind of a like a Fargo without the brutal North Dakota winter, Richard Linklater's based-on-a-true-story dark comedy finds <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/Jack+Black+1">Jack Black</a>, turned way down and thankfully resisting the urge to flair wildly and do any high kicks, as the titular mortician and all-round nice guy who befriends, and then murders, a spiteful, mean widow (Shirley MacLaine) while trying to keep up the illusion that she's still alive. That's some dark comedy. Check out the trailer after the jump! .
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Jack Black, Col. Qadhafi, and a Tube of Vaseline
The Atlantic - about 5 years
TRIPOLI - Afriqiyah Airways is better than its Web site suggests. Founded in 2001 as the airline of Africa (with a hub here, in the inconvenient-to-everywhere hermit state of Libya), it owns a fleet of Airbuses that still give off that nose-singeing, chemical-rich, new-plane smell. It is emphatically not Air Afrique, the West African carrier that went bust in 2002, that nearly shares Afriqiyah's name, and that became known for its eccentric service and proud defiance of its own timetables. Instead, the airline of Muammar al Qadhafi is sleek, attractive, and reliable. The seats -- green, the color of Libya's flag -- are clean, and have the usual movies, music, and games, all on an in-flight entertainment screen so jauntily functional that it looks almost as if they installed one of those MIT Hundred-Dollar-Laptops in the back of every seat. Afriqiyah seats, via Wikimedia. 9.9.99 -- date of the declaration that established the African Union. I would say that Afriqiyah rese ...
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Poster for Upcoming Comedy BERNIE Starring Jack Black & Matthew McConaughey
The Daily Blam - about 5 years
In this dark comedy, director Richard Linklater captures all the hilarity, friendliness, eccentricity and absolute strangeness of small-town Texas life. BERNIE will play at the SXSW Film festival on Wednesday March 14th; Millennium Entertainment will release BERNIE on April 27th, 2012. read more
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Sycamore State Theater extends showings of 'Dog Jack'
Norther Star - about 5 years
Back by demand following a successful run at the Sycamore State Street theater, 420 W. State Street in Sycamore, the independent film Dog Jack will hold additional showings this weekend in Sycamore.
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Jack Black To Attend Renal Teen Prom
Green Celebrity Network - about 5 years
<a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/jack+black">Jack Black</a>, Ann Lopez and Brad Ellis will be guests of honor at the annual Renal Teen Prom at Notre Dame High School in Sherman Oaks, California, on Sunday, January 15. The Renal Support Network (RSN) will host the 13th Annual Renal Teen Prom for hundreds of patients with kidney disease. The Renal Teen Prom is the inspiration of Lori Hartwell, RSN’s President and Founder, who missed her own prom due to kidney disease. More than 300 teens and their guests, ages ranging from 14 to 24-years-old, who are on dialysis, pre-dialysis or with a transplant, will receive an evening of glamour, fun and excitement. The prom attracts not only Southern California teens, but teens from across the United States: Washington, Arizona, Texas, Massachusetts, Hawaii, Colorado and New Jersey. For more information, click here. Related past articles Peter Jackson Helps West Memphis Three Receive Pardon <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/jack+bla ...
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Fendrihan Announces the Addition of Jack Black Grooming Products to their Online Inventory
American Banking & Market News - about 5 years
Fendrihan, the Canadian-based grooming retailer for men, announces the inclusion of several products from leading skin care provider, <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/jack+black">Jack Black</a>. Toronto, Canada (PRWEB) December 26, 2011 Men around the world look to Fendrihan, Ltd., an online grooming retailer, to supply them with high-quality shaving and skin products that provide maximum comfort. This holiday season, the company is pleased to announce the addition of a comprehensive line from <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/jack+black">Jack Black</a> to their list of available products. Fendrihan has used their extensive collection of distinguished grooming products to evolve their business into a leading, premier supplier for men by offering products that aren’t easily obtained in some parts of the world. Several items within the Fendrihan inventory are often only available in UK stores. These products include, but are not limited to, some of the highest quality classic ...
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Jack Black wears shirt promoting his new movie to fund raising poker tournament
Daily Mail (UK) - over 5 years
He's in new movie-musical The Muppets
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WATCH: Jack Black Is A Coked-Out 'Senator'
Huffington Post - over 5 years
For those who can't wait for this year's number one birdwatching movie "The Big Year," <a class="fplink fp-124328" href="/jack+black">Jack Black</a> returns to his alt-comedy roots by starring in...
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THE NEW SEASON | MOVIES; October Release Schedule
NYTimes - over 5 years
OCTOBER Oct. 5 HELL AND BACK AGAIN Danfung Dennis’s documentary follows Nathan Harris, a 25-year-old Marine sergeant, as he returns to life in small town North Carolina after being seriously wounded in Afghanistan. Oct. 6 THE NINE MUSES The British filmmaker John Akomfrah combines Greek mythology, views of the Alaskan landscape, archival
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MOVIE REVIEW | 'A GOOD OLD FASHIONED ORGY'; A Bunch of Friends Who Want to Party Like It's 1979
NYTimes - over 5 years
A friendly, ramshackle comedy that is somewhat laugh-deficient, ''A Good Old Fashioned Orgy'' brings to mind ''Brave New World,'' Aldous Huxley's futuristic satire. The cheery maxim in Huxley's superficial paradise, which holds that ''everybody belongs to everyone else,'' is tested in ''A Good Old Fashioned Orgy'' and found to be true, sort of,
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Photos: 2011 MTV Video Music Awards Show - Denver Post
Google News - over 5 years
(AP Photo/Matt Sayles) From left, Will Ferrell, Jack Black and Seth Rogan are seen on stage at the MTV Video Music Awards on Sunday Aug. 28, 2011, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Matt Sayles) Nicki Minaj poses backstage with the award for best hip-hop video ...&nbsp;-&nbsp;-
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Timeline
Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Jack Black
    FORTIES
  • 2016
    Age 46
    In June 2016, a message on Tenacious D's Twitter page falsely stated that Black had died, which was later confirmed to be untrue and blamed by the band on a hacker.
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    In 2016, Black joined the climate change documentary show Years of Living Dangerously as one of its celebrity correspondents.
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  • 2015
    Age 45
    In 2015, Black visited Kampala in Uganda, Africa as part of Comic Relief USA's Red Nose Day.
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  • 2012
    Age 42
    Black endorsed Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.
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    In 2012, Jack Black joined up with other celebrities to record "Book People Unite", a song sponsored by the Library of Congress, and RIF.
    More Details Hide Details Black did guest vocals and appears on the Dethklok soundtrack album The Doomstar Requiem. He sings the parts for Dethklok's original band manager as well as a fat blogger. Black, as a member of Tenacious D, won the award for Best Metal Performance at the 57th Grammy Awards. The award was won for the song "The Last in Line", a cover of the song of the same name by Dio that appeared on the tribute album This Is Your Life.
  • THIRTIES
  • 2009
    Age 39
    In April 2009, Black starred in an episode of Yo Gabba Gabba!, in which he vocalized funny kid songs, such as "It's Not Fun to Get Lost", "Friends", and "The Goodbye Song".
    More Details Hide Details Black voiced Darth Vader in Bad Lip Reading's parodies of the Star Wars original trilogy on YouTube. In 2015 Black not only played a fictional version of real-life author R. L. Stine for Goosebumps, but he also provided the voices of two R.L. Stine's creations, Slappy the Dummy and The Invisible Boy. Black, also known as JB or Jables, is the lead singer for the comedy rock/hard rock band Tenacious D. Along with Kyle Gass, they have released three albums, a self-titled debut, the follow-up, The Pick of Destiny, and Rize of the Fenix. One of their songs from their album The Pick of Destiny, titled "The Metal", was used in the music video games Guitar Hero III: Legends of Rock and Brütal Legend. "Rock Your Socks" from the album Tenacious D was played in the music video game Rock Band Unplugged as well, and "Master Exploder" from The Pick Of Destiny went on to be used in music video games Guitar Hero Van Halen, Rock Band 2, and Brütal Legend along with their song "Tribute" from Tenacious D. "Master Exploder" and "The Metal" featured in the comedic film Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny.
    In 2009, at the Spike Video Game Awards, he earned the Best Voice award for the voice of Eddie Riggs in Brütal Legend.
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  • 2008
    Age 38
    On December 14, he hosted the 2008 Spike Video Game Awards.
    More Details Hide Details Black has hosted the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards and Acceptable.TV. He presented the tribute to rock legends Led Zeppelin when the band were named as 2012 recipients of Kennedy Center Honors.
    He voiced the title role in Kung Fu Panda, which grossed on its opening day, June 6, 2008, as well as Kung Fu Panda 2 and Kung Fu Panda 3; this is his favorite role and he praises the tutoring of co-star and two-time Academy Award winner Dustin Hoffman.
    More Details Hide Details His next film, The Big Year, a competitive birdwatching comedy co-starring Owen Wilson, Steve Martin, and JoBeth Williams, was released in October 2011. Jack garnered a second Golden Globe Award nomination, this time in the category Best Actor in a Comedy, for his 2011 starring role in Richard Linklater's black comedy Bernie, as real-life murderer Bernie Tiede, a funeral director in a small East Texas town, who befriends and eventually murders a rich widow, played by Shirley MacLaine. Black's subdued portrayal, authentic East Texas accent and musical talent – he sings several gospel hymns as well as "Seventy-six Trombones" – had Roger Ebert describing Black's work as "one of the performances of the year." Black guest-starred on The Office along with Cloris Leachman, and Jessica Alba in a movie within the show. He also guest-starred in iCarly, in the episode "iStart a Fan War".
  • 2006
    Age 36
    In January 2006, Black became engaged to Tanya Haden.
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  • 2005
    Age 35
    Black proposed around Christmas 2005, and they married on March 14, 2006, in Big Sur, California.
    More Details Hide Details Black's first son, Samuel Jason "Sammy" Black, was born on June 10, 2006, at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. On May 23, 2008, Black and his wife had their second son, Thomas David Black. Black described himself as an atheist; but now that he is a father, he has decided to raise his children in the Jewish faith and has also started going to a synagogue with them.
    He starred in one of his few dramatic roles as the obsessed filmmaker Carl Denham in Peter Jackson's 2005 remake of King Kong, a performance he based on Orson Welles.
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  • 2000
    Age 30
    In 2000 Black appeared in the movie High Fidelity as a wild employee in John Cusack's record store, a role he considers his breakout.
    More Details Hide Details He soon gained leading roles in films such as Shallow Hal, Nacho Libre, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Year One, and Gulliver's Travels. He received particular praise for his starring role in the well-received School of Rock, earning critical acclaim and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy.
  • TEENAGE
  • 1982
    Age 12
    As a child, Black appeared in a commercial for the Activision game Pitfall! in 1982.
    More Details Hide Details This was shown during his later appearances as an adult actor on Jimmy Kimmel Live! and again on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien. For high school, Black's parents enrolled him at the Poseidon School, a private secondary school designed specifically for students struggling in the traditional school system. Black also attended the Crossroads School, where he excelled in drama. He later attended UCLA but dropped out during his sophomore year to pursue a career in entertainment. Fellow UCLA student Tim Robbins later cast Black in Bob Roberts. Black gained recurring roles on the HBO sketch comedy series, Mr. Show. Black first acted in a television commercial at age 13 for the video game Pitfall! Black's adult career began with acting on prime time television. He played roles on shows including Life Goes On, Northern Exposure, Mr. Show, Picket Fences, The Golden Palace and The X-Files. Black appeared in the unaired TV pilot Heat Vision and Jack, directed by Ben Stiller, in which he played an ex-astronaut pursued by actor Ron Silver. He was accompanied by his friend who had merged with a motorcycle, voiced by Owen Wilson.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1969
    Born
    Born on August 28, 1969.
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