Jack Black was born in Santa Monica, California, to a couple who were both satellite engineers. Born Thomas Jacob Black, Jack Black grew up in Hermosa Beach, California. Jack Black was introduced to the stage when he was only 13 years old when he acted in a video game commercial. Having difficulties in the traditional school education system, Jack Black began studying at a private secondary school and then attended an arts high school. Joining a theater troupe while he was studying at UCLA, Jack Black met Tim Robbins, who would appear in the same movie in the future.
Stepping into the entertainment world without completing his university education, Jack Black progressed step by step by appearing in minor roles in TV series and films in the early years of his career. Jack Black's career gained momentum in 1992 with his role in the mockumentary production written, directed and starring Tim Robbins. Jack Black, who has been in supporting roles for about ten years, started to act in films in which he took the leading roles as of the first years of the 2000s. Jack Black was nominated for a Golden Globe for his performance in “School of Rock” in 2003.
After this success, Jack Black started to act in big-budget and box-office productions. In addition to acting, Jack Black, who is a voice actor and musician, both gives personality to the characters in many animations and continues his music career simultaneously with his acting career. Having managed to impress the audience with his mischievous stance, Jack Black uses his comedic talent in almost every production he takes part in. Jack Black is one of the actors whose career includes movies, music and TV projects.
Notes from Jack Black's career
In 1982, Jack Black starred in a commercial for Pitfall!, a video game developed by Activision.
Jack Black started his career with a one-episode role in the TV series “The Fall Guy” in 1984.
The 1992 movie “Bob Roberts” was Jack Black's feature film debut. He took an important step in his career by taking part in this film written and directed by Tim Robbins, whom he met during his university years.
Jack Black appeared in a minor role in 1993's “Demolition Man” starring Sylvester Stallone, Wesley Snipes and Sandra Bullock.