Jack Black Biography

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle

Score: 7.83 / 10
Released: December 20, 2017
Director: Jake Kasdan
Producer: Matt Tolmach, William Teitler
Studio: Columbia Pictures
Cast: Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Nick Jonas, Bobby Cannavale
Genre: Action/Adventure
Length: 119 minutes
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Jack Black Biography

JACK BLACK

Date of Birth: August 28, 1969

Actor, comedian, singer, writer, Jack Black has done it all. Born in Santa Monica, California, he attended UCLA and appeared in Tim Robbin's play Carnage, which was mounted at the Edinburgh Theatre Festival in 1989.

He went on to star as the fanatic fan in Robbin's film Bob Roberts (1992) and returned to work for Robbins in the critically acclaimed drama, Dead Man Walking (1995) playing the younger brother of a death row prisoner, and later on, in Cradle Will Rock (1999).

While performing his stand up comedy routine, Tenacious D, (which also features his band by the same name), director Ben Stiller saw the show, and decided to give Jack the role of Rick, the best friend of Matthew Broderick's character in The Cable Guy.

Jack has also starred in Mars Attacks! (1996), The Jackal (1997) and Enemy of the State (1998). He completed a role in Jesus' Son and co-starred in the film High Fidelity with John Cusack, winning a Blockbuster Entertainment award for Favorite Supporting Actor—Comedy.

From there, he moved on to a starring role in the feature film Shallow Hal, playing a less-than-attractive man who is only attracted to thin women, so he is hypnotized into falling in love with a 300-pound-woman (played by Gwyneth Paltrow in a "fat suit"). He next slipped back into supporting actor mode, playing the irresponsible brother of Colin Hanks in Orange County (2002). He has also lent his voice to various projects, such as the animated feature films Ice Age (2002) and Shark Tale (2004).

In 2003 Jack had his biggest success yet with the hit comedy School of Rock, receiving a Golden Globe nomination for his role as a failed rocker who poses as a school teacher. In 2004, he received a ShoWest Special Award as Comedy Star of the Year. His then starred in the title role of an assistant funeral director in Richard Linklater's Bernie (2012). He also lent his voice to the animated film Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016) and starred alongside Dwayne Johnson in the Jumanji reboot, Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017). Most recently he starred in the action-adventure film The House with a Clock in its Walls(2018) with Cate Blanchett and reprised his role as R.L. Stine in Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween(2018).

On March 14, 2006, Jack married Tanya Haden, whom he knew from high school. The two reunited years later at a friend's party. Haden is an accomplished cellist who hails from a musical family. Considering that Jack is musically talented as well, the couple re-connected. Since their marriage, they have had two sons together—Samuel Jason and Thomas David.

Filmography:

Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween(2018)
The House with a Clock in its Walls (2018)
Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot (2018)
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Goosebumps (2015)
The D Train (2015)
Sex Tape (2015)
The Big Year (2011)
Bernie (2011)
Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Gulliler's Travels (2010)
Year One (2009)
Tropic Thunder (2008)
Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
Margot at the Wedding (2007)
The Holiday (2006)
Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny (2006)
Nacho Libre (2006)
King Kong (2005)
Shark Tale (2004)
Anchorman: the Legend of Ron Burgundy (2003)
Envy (2004)
School of Rock (2003)
Run Ronnie Run! (2002)
Ice Age (2002)
Orange County (2002)
Frank's Book (2001)
Shallow Hal (2001)
Saving Silverman (2001)
High Fidelity (2000)
Jesus' Son (1999)
Cradle Will Rock (1999)
Enemy of the State (1998)
I Still Know What You Did Last Summer (1998)
Bongwater (1998)
Johnny Skidmarks (1998)
The Jackal (1997)
Mars Attacks! (1996)
The Fan (1996)
The Cable Guy (1996)
Bio-Dome (1996)
Crossworlds (1996)
Dead Man Walking (1995)
Waterworld (1995)
Bye Bye, Love (1995)
The NeverEnding Story III (1994)
Blind Justice (1994)
Demolition Man
Airborne
Bob Roberts (1992)

Filmography

Actor Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016)
Actor The D Train (2015)
Actor Goosebumps (2015)
Actor Bernie (2012)
Actor The Big Year (2011)
Actor Be Kind Rewind (2008)
Actor The Holiday (2006)
Actor Nacho Libre (2006)
Producer Nacho Libre (2006)
Actor King Kong (2005)
Actor Envy (2004)
Actor Shark Tale (2004)
Actor School of Rock (2003)
Actor Ice Age (2002)
Actor Orange County (2002)
Actor Run, Ronnie, Run! (2002)
Actor Saving Silverman (2001)
Actor Shallow Hal (2001)
Actor High Fidelity (2000)
Actor Jesus' Son (1999)