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Jack Black is a Actor, Director, Scriptwriter, Producer and Sound American born on 28 august 1969 at Hermosa Beach (USA)

Jack Black

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Birth name Thomas Jacob Black, Jr.
Nationality USA
Birth 28 august 1969 (50 years) at Hermosa Beach (USA)

Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, comedian, musician, and producer.
His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. He is known for his roles in High Fidelity, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, King Kong, Nacho Libre, Tropic Thunder, The Holiday, Goosebumps, Bernie and the Kung Fu Panda films. Black is considered a member of the so-called Frat Pack, a loose grouping of comic actors who have appeared together from an early age in various Hollywood films. He has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass.

Biography

In January 2006, Black became engaged to Tanya Haden. She is one of the triplet daughters of jazz double bassist Charlie Haden, with her sisters being violinist and singer Petra Haden and bass player Rachel Haden. Haden herself is an accomplished cellist. Both attended Crossroads School and met again 15 years after graduating, at a friend's birthday party. Black proposed around Christmas 2005, and they got married on March 14, 2006, in Big Sur, California.

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.

Black endorsed Barack Obama's re-election campaign in 2012.

In 2015, Black visited Kampala in Uganda, Africa as part of Comic Relief USA's Red Nose Day. He notably met a twelve-year-old boy there and was moved by his story.

Best films

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
(Actor)
King Kong (2005)
(Actor)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
(Actor)
Ice Age (2002)
(Actor)

Usually with

Kyle Gass
Kyle Gass
(12 films)
Ben Stiller
Ben Stiller
(9 films)
Tim Robbins
Tim Robbins
(6 films)
Mike White
Mike White
(6 films)
Jake Kasdan
Jake Kasdan
(5 films)
Source : Wikidata

Filmography of Jack Black (69 films)

Display filmography as list

Actor

Spies in Disguise
Directed by Troy Quane
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Films about birds, Children's films
Actors Will Smith, Tom Holland, Jennifer Hale, Taron Egerton, Jane Lynch, Peter Dinklage
Roles Elmo Sterling (voice)
Rating68% 3.4227753.4227753.4227753.4227753.422775
Alors qu’une mission tourne mal, Walter et Lance vont devoir unir leurs forces. Si ce duo excentrique ne parvient pas à s’entraider, le monde est en danger ! Le super espion Lance Sterling (Will Smith) et le scientifique Walter Beckett (Tom Holland) ont des personnalités radicalement opposées. Lance est relax, cool et il a du style. Walter est... tout l’inverse. Certes, il n’est pas très à l’aise en société, mais son intelligence et son génie créatif lui permettent d’imaginer les gadgets impressionnants que Lance utilise sur le terrain.
Jumanji: The Next Level, 2h3
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Awkwafina, Danny DeVito, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Danny Glover
Roles Professor Sheldon 'Shelly' Oberon
Rating67% 3.352613.352613.352613.352613.35261
Sans que ses amis et compagnons d'aventures de l'épisode 2, Bethany, Fridge et Martha, ne soient au courant, Spencer a conservé les morceaux du jeu vidéo Jumanji dans le sous-sol de la maison de sa mère. De retour pour les vacances, alors qu'il mène une vie d'étudiant difficile à New-York et qu'il est contraint de partager sa chambre avec son grand-père convalescent, il répare le système et est happé par le jeu. Le lendemain, ses amis, avec qui il avait rendez-vous pour un brunch, passent chez lui prendre de ses nouvelles, ne l'y trouvent pas, mais constatent que le jeu en est en cours dans la cave de Spencer : tous décident de rentrer dans Jumanji pour le sauver. Le grand-père de Spencer, Eddie, et son ami Milo Walker entendent le chahut et se laissent entraîner par inadvertance dans le jeu et deviennent deux des avatars de Jumanji. Les amis adolescents doivent aider Eddie et Milo à s’habituer à leurs avatars du jeu, les aider à retrouver Spencer et à s'échapper à nouveau de Jumanji (ce qui n'est pas une tâche facile étant donné qu'il s'agit du niveau supérieur).
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot, 1h53
Directed by Gus Van Sant
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy
Themes La bande dessinée, Medical-themed films, Films about disabilities
Actors Joaquin Phoenix, Jonah Hill, Rooney Mara, Jack Black, Mark Webber, Udo Kier
Roles Dexter
Rating68% 3.4479453.4479453.4479453.4479453.447945
John Callahan , devenu tétraplégique à l'âge de vingt-et-un ans à cause de son alcoolisme, trouve dans le dessin une forme de thérapie avant de devenir un célèbre dessinateur de bandes dessinées.
Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween, 1h30
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Ghost films, Werewolves in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Chris Parnell, Ken Jeong, Jack Black, Shari Headley
Roles R. L. Stine (uncredited)
Rating56% 2.8025052.8025052.8025052.8025052.802505
Quelques jours avant Halloween, Sonny et Sam acceptent d'aller nettoyer une maison abandonnée dans leurs petite ville, Wardenclyffe, dans l'état de New York. Mais les deux garçons ignorent que cette demeure était celle du célèbre R. L. Stine, connu pour sa série de livres d'horreur Chair de poule, avant que ce dernier parte s'installer anonymement dans un autre état avec sa fille.
Tenacious D: Post-Apocalypto, 1h34
Directed by Jack Black, Kyle Gass
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Musical theatre, Musical
Themes Films about music and musicians, Musical films
Actors Jack Black, Kyle Gass
Roles Jack Black / Jables / JB (voice), various (voices)
Rating77% 3.8907753.8907753.8907753.8907753.890775
The House with a Clock in Its Walls, 1h45
Directed by Eli Roth
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Thriller, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Horror
Actors Jack Black, Cate Blanchett, Kyle MacLachlan, Colleen Camp, Renée Elise Goldsberry, Lorenza Izzo
Roles Jonathan Barnavelt
Rating60% 3.0032053.0032053.0032053.0032053.003205
Cette aventure magique raconte l'histoire de Lewis Barnavelt, un jeune orphelin de 10 ans, qui part vivre chez son oncle Jonathan Barnavelt, après la mort de ses parents. Lewis découvre un monde fait de magie et de merveilles grâce à la fantaisie de son oncle qui vit dans une vieille demeure hantée par une pendule et dont les murs résonnent d’un mystérieux tic-tac. La voisine, une certaine Florence Zimmerman, est également magicienne. La pendule en question aurait le don de provoquer la fin du monde. Son propriétaire Isaac Izard, un sorcier maléfique, cherche à s'emparer de cet objet pour provoquer l'Apocalypse. Mais lorsque Lewis réveille les morts accidentellement dans la ville, c’est tout un monde secret de mages, de sorcières... qui vient détruire le monde.
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, 1h59
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Science fiction, Fantastic, Comedy, Fantasy, Action, Adventure
Themes Films about computing, Jeu, Films about magic and magicians, Films about video games
Actors Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Rhys Darby
Roles Professor Sheldon 'Shelly' Oberon
Rating68% 3.4484653.4484653.4484653.4484653.448465
En 1996, un père trouve une boîte d'un jeu de société : Jumanji sur une plage (voir le film de 1995) et la ramène à son fils. Comme l'adolescent délaisse le jeu au profit de sa console, Jumanji se transforme en une console de jeu vidéo. Le jeune homme lance une partie et disparaît.
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Scroll, 23minutes
Origin USA
Genres Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation
Actors Jack Black, Dustin Hoffman, Seth Rogen, James Hong, Kari Wahlgren, Randall Duk Kim
Roles Po (voice)
Rating70% 3.53433.53433.53433.53433.5343
10 ans auparavant, Tigresse, Vipère, Singe, Grue et Mante passent d'inconnus aux légendaires Cinq Cyclones, Guerriers du Kung Fu.
Kung Fu Panda 3, 1h35
Directed by Jennifer Yuh Nelson
Origin USA
Genres Martial arts, Comedy, Action, Adventure, Animation, Martial arts
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Films about apes, Mise en scène d'un tigre, Kung fu films, Wuxia films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère, Panda
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Dustin Hoffman, Rebel Wilson, Bryan Cranston, Mads Mikkelsen
Roles Po (voice)
Rating70% 3.545853.545853.545853.545853.54585
Po reunites with his biological father and travels with him to a secret sanctuary of pandas where, to his surprise, he does not fit in. There he meets Mei Mei, an overly eager panda, who had been promised to Po through an arranged marriage when they were children. To make matters worse, an evil ancient spirit called Kai begins terrorizing China and stealing the powers of defeated kung fu masters. Now, in the face of incredible odds, Po must learn to train a village of clumsy, fun-loving pandas to become a band of Kung Fu Pandas.
The D Train, 1h41
Directed by Jarrad Paul
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors James Marsden, Kathryn Hahn, Jack Black, Jeffrey Tambor, Mike White, Kyle Bornheimer
Roles Dan Landsman
Rating49% 2.498462.498462.498462.498462.49846
Dan Landsman is the self-proclaimed chairman of his high school's alumni committee. While planning for the 20th reunion he has the idea of convincing Oliver Lawless, the most popular guy in his graduating class, to return, thinking that this will make people want to attend.
Goosebumps
Goosebumps (2015)
, 1h43
Directed by Rob Letterman
Origin USA
Genres Fantastic, Comedy, Horror comedy, Adventure, Horror
Themes Films about animals, Wolves in film, Ghost films, Werewolves in film, Comedy horror films, Children's films, Mise en scène d'un mammifère
Actors Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush, Amy Ryan, Ryan Lee, Steven Ogg
Roles R.L. Stine
Rating62% 3.1483553.1483553.1483553.1483553.148355
Zach Cooper (Dylan Minnette) and his mother Gale (Amy Ryan) move from New York to the fictional town of Madison, Delaware. Their new neighbors are the mysterious "Mr. Shivers" (Jack Black) and his daughter Hannah (Odeya Rush), but when Zach tries to introduce himself, Mr. Shivers warns him to stay away from them. At school, Zach befriends Champ (Ryan Lee), an often bullied, socially awkward student. One night, Zach hears Mr. Shivers and Hannah arguing from his window, followed by Hannah screaming. He calls the police, but Mr. Shivers assures the officers that nothing is wrong and the scream was from a movie. Fearing Hannah is in danger, Zach tricks Mr. Shivers into going to the police station for further questioning.
Sex Tape
Sex Tape (2014)
, 1h34
Directed by Jake Kasdan
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Comedy, Romance
Actors Cameron Diaz, Jason Segel, Rob Lowe, Jack Black, Ellie Kemper, Rob Corddry
Roles YouPorn Owner
Rating51% 2.5529952.5529952.5529952.5529952.552995
Jay and Annie Hargrove are a married couple, which, after having two kids, have sex at every opportunity. After Jay struggles to get an erection, Annie suggests making a sex tape. They film themselves having sex in every position listed in The Joy of Sex. When done, Annie asks Jay to delete the recording, but he ends up instead inadvertently synchronizing the video to several iPads the couple had given away over time. After failing to get it out of the cloud, they set out to get back all of the gifted iPads, leading to a series of awkward encounters and close calls.
Bernie
Bernie (2012)
, 1h39
Directed by Richard Linklater
Origin USA
Genres Drama, Biography, Comedy, Comedy thriller, Crime
Themes Films about sexuality, LGBT-related films, Serial killer films, LGBT-related films, LGBT-related film
Actors Jack Black, Shirley MacLaine, Matthew McConaughey, Gabriel Luna, Juli Erickson, Merrilee McCommas
Roles Bernie Tiede
Rating67% 3.3988653.3988653.3988653.3988653.398865
In small-town Carthage, Texas, local assistant mortician Bernie Tiede, a beloved member of the community, becomes the only friend of the wealthy, recently widowed Marjorie Nugent, who is widely considered cold and unpleasant by the other townsfolk. Tiede, in his late 30s, and the elderly Nugent quickly become inseparable, frequently traveling and lunching together, though Tiede's social life becomes hindered by Nugent's constant and sometimes abusive need for his attention.
The Big Year, 1h40
Directed by David Frankel
Origin USA
Genres Comedy
Themes Children's films
Actors Steve Martin, Jack Black, Owen Wilson, Rosamund Pike, JoBeth Williams, Rashida Jones
Roles Brad Harris
Rating61% 3.097713.097713.097713.097713.09771
The film follows three amateur birders who each set out to achieve a Big Year. They are Brad Harris (Jack Black), a 36-year-old computer programmer based in Baltimore; Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), founder and CEO of a New York company bearing his name; and a roofing contractor named Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who holds the current Big Year record of 732 birds.
Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters, 24minutes
Directed by Tony Leondis
Origin USA
Genres Action, Animation
Themes Films about animals, Sports films, Martial arts films, Wuxia films
Actors Jack Black, Angelina Jolie, Seth Rogen, Randall Duk Kim, Dennis Haysbert, Sarah Natochenny
Roles Po (voice)
Rating68% 3.434873.434873.434873.434873.43487
Under the pretense of an emergency in the dead of night, Master Po (Jack Black) leads Master Tigress (Angelina Jolie) and Master Mantis (Seth Rogen) into breaking into the new Masters' Council exhibit in tribute of Masters Thundering Rhino, Ox, and Croc. Even though Tigress and Mantis are annoyed at the deception, Po engages their interest in the story of the trio of masters first met.