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Jack Black Bio, Net Worth, Movies, Music Career & More

Jack Black is a popular film actor who has millions of fans worldwide. He is one man dynamo and is full of energy who is a part of entertainment industry since long. Jack started his acting career in the mid-90s and since then there is no looking back. Fans are unhappy that he takes up smaller roles. However, all these characters turn out to be larger than life.

He joined the comedy rock duo called Tenacious D. They played in all the small and popular clubs in California. Due to which he gathered a cult following of fans. These dedicated people watched him and wished for him to become a star. In 2003 this wish was granted and Jack got his first big role as rocker-turned-teacher Dewey Finn in the Blockbuster School of Rock.

Early Life & Bio

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Jack Black was born on August 28th, 1996 in Santa Monica, California. He has done a lot of successful movies in his career. However, his breakthrough role came with 2000’s High Fidelity. In the next movie he starred opposite Gwyneth Paltrow that was named Shallow Hall. Next up was School Rock in 2003 and another animated film project Kung Fu Panda.

Kung Fun Panda scored quite big at the box office and got good reviews from the critics. During the same year this popular actor appeared in the comedy Tropic Thunder. Similarly he got the chance to appear in R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps (2015) and Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). He also happens to serve as one-half of the Grammy winning comedy duo Tenacious D.

He is one of the most popular actors of recent years who has wit and high energy antics. Jack attended UCLA and soon became a member of Tim Robbins’ Actors’ Gang. They were a Los Angeles-based performance troupe that involves John Cusack. Jack had his debut with Robbins but later played it opposite Cusack in a highly memorable role.


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Jack made his debut with Robbins political comedy Bob Roberts (1992). He had a relatively small role here but it was critically appreciated to a great extent.  After this movie a new role landed for him and he featured in a bunch of new movies. The list includes the following movies

  • Water world (1995)
  • Dead Man Walking (1995)
  • The Cable Guy (1996).
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • The Jackal (1997)
  • Enemy of the State (1998)
  • Cradle Will Rock (1999)
  • Jumanji Welcome to Jungle
  • Gulliver’s Travel
  • Goosebumps
  • Nacho Libre
  • School Of Rock
  • Big Year

These movies didn’t have a lot to offer in terms of performance. It was the independently oriented projects that helped him gain more fame. However, next up was another brief role in HBO’s Mr. Show that got some critical acclaim.  Jesus’s Son in 1999 helped him polish his comic skills to a great extent.

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Music Career With Tenacious D

In 1994 Jack got the chance to team up with his friend and fellow actor Kyle Gass to form Tenacious D. They dubbed the tongue-in-cheek musical named the “Greatest Band on Earth.” It seems everyone was impressed as the duo got a role in HBO series in the 90’s. They soon released a self-titled debut album that features Dave Grohl on drums in 2001.

Due to the popularity of the first album they released another album named The Pick of Destiny (2006). It became the soundtrack of a popular film that couldn’t do well at the box office. It came with another hit album Rize of the Fenix (2012).

Surprisingly it helped them earn a nomination at the Grammy Awards for Best Comedy Album. In 2015 Tenacious D won a prestigious Best Metal Performance Grammy. It was for their cover of Dio’s “The Last in Line.” Jack and Kyle went on to create another animated series Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto. All the songs from this series eventually became a big hit. These songs surfaced on their group album Post-Apocalypto in 2018.

Wife, Kids, Relationships & Net Worth

Jack got married to Tanya Haden. The couple welcomed a son named Samuel in 2006. They had their second son in 2008 named Thomas David. The best thing about Jack is that he has kept himself away from all the controversies. He believes in doing good work and getting inspiration from it.

Jack is a popular actor, producer, comedian, voice actor, writer and a musician. His major source of income is coming from the entertainment industry. He happens to be a rich celebrity with a total net worth of $50 million.

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