Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black is an American
comedian, actor and musician. He makes up one half of the comedy
and satirical rock duo Tenacious D. The group has two albums and
full-length films. His acting career is extensive, starring primarily
as bumbling, cocky, but internally self-conscious outsiders in comedy
films. He was a member of the Frat Pack, a group of comedians who
have appeared together in several Hollywood films, and has been
nominated for a Golden Globe award. He has also won an MTV Movie
Award, and a Nickelodeon Kids Choice Award.
Black's Acting Career began with prime time TV. He played roles
on several shows such as: The Golden Palace (Taxi Driver), Life
Goes On (skinhead), Northern Exposure (Kevin Wilkins, prom king),
HBO's Mr. Show, and Picket Fences (Curtis Williams). In a season
3 episode of The X-Files, titled "D.P.O.", Black played
Bart 'Zero' Liquori, friend to Darren, a teen who could cause lightning
strikes, played by Giovanni Ribisi. Black appeared in an un-aired
pilot episode for a show directed by Ben Stiller called Heat Vision
and Jack where 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.
Black later took on small roles in Airborne, Demolition Man, Waterworld,
The Fan, The NeverEnding Story III, The Cable Guy, Bob Roberts,
Mars Attacks!, The Jackal, Bye Bye Love, Jesus' Son, Dead Man Walking,
Enemy of the State, and I Still Know What You Did Last Summer. In
2000, Black appeared in High Fidelity as a wild employee in John
Cusack's record store, a role which Black himself considers his
breakout. His career soon led to leading roles in films such as
Shallow Hal, Orange County, Saving Silverman, School of Rock, Envy,
King Kong, Nacho Libre, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Be Kind
Rewind, Kung Fu Panda, Tropic Thunder, The Holiday, and Year One
and Gullivers Travels. He 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 .....