Jack Black

Highest Rated: 100% Melvin Goes to Dinner (2003)
Lowest Rated: 4% Bio-Dome (1996)
Birthday: Aug 28, 1969
Birthplace: Redondo Beach, Califonia
Actor, musician, and cult idol ascendant, Jack Black is known for both the characters he portrays on the screen and as one of the forces behind Tenacious D, a rock band/standup routine that Black has described as "a Smothers Brothers for the Dungeons and Dragons misfits set."A native of Santa Monica, CA, Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. He got his professional start on the stage, appearing in Tim Robbins' production of Carnage at the 1989 Edinburgh Fringe Festival. He would go on to collaborate with Robbins throughout his career, making his screen debut in the director's 1992 political satire Bob Roberts and appearing in Robbins' Dead Man Walking (1995) and Cradle Will Rock (1999). Black spent the '90s playing supporting and lead roles in a variety of films, including Demolition Man (1993), The Cable Guy (1996), which cast him as the best friend of Matthew Broderick's character, and Jesus' Son (1999), in which Black had a small but extremely memorable role as a pill-popping hospital orderly.In 2000, Black had one of his most recognizable and enthusiastically received screen roles to date in High Fidelity. Stephen Frears' popular adaptation of Nick Hornby's novel of the same name, it featured Black as Barry, a thoroughly obnoxious record-store employee. The part allowed the actor to do some of his own singing, a talent that he had previously inflicted on numerous audience members during his years with the aforementioned Tenacious D. The band, comprised of Black and fellow holy terror Kyle Gass, had existed since 1994, and it had been featured on the TV comedy series Mr. Show and as the subject of their own HBO series entitled (tongue firmly in cheek) Tenacious D: The Greatest Band on Earth. It was only a matter of time before Black stepped up from supporting character to leading man, and with the Farrelly brother's Shallow Hal Black may just have found the ideal vehicle for the successful transition. As a superficial man who falls in love with a 300-pound woman after being hypnotized to see only the "inner beauty" of the opposite sex, Black co-starred alongside Gwyneth Paltrow and Jason Alexander in what promised to be a charmingly offensive addition to the Farrelly canon.Though MTV Films' heavily marketed Orange County (2002) was not a huge commercial success, Black's supporting role as the lead character's slacker brother was well received by critics and long-time fans alike, and the once obscure figure began appearing on media outlets including Saturday Night Live, Primetime Glick, commercials for The Osbournes, and various MTV music and film awards. In 2003, Black starred in his first big hit -- director Richard Linklater's musical comedy School of Rock, which featured Black as a disgruntled heavy metal-guitarist doing a substitute teaching gig for extra cash. Critics were so taken by his performance that he was honored with a Golden Globe nomination.2004 saw Black turn in a cameo in the Will Ferrell vehicle Anchorman, after starring opposite Ben Stiller in director Barry Levinson's black comedy Envy. While the film was a box-office bomb after having its release pushed back several times, Black still had much to celebrate when it was announced he would be taking the lead in Peter Jackson's highly anticipated 2005 remake of King Kong. The epic film helped transition Black from a cult hero to a traditional movie star, though he was still careful to keep his original fans happy. In 2006, he starred in Napoleon Dynamite director Jared Hess' comedy Nacho Libre. The part of a disgruntled monk turned Lucha Libre idol was a perfect fit for the bombastic star, and he followed the performance up with another comic offering for his serious fans as he and Kyle Gass, his partner in Tenacious D, starred in Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny. This big screen telling of the band's mythical history promised to be full of the over-the-top laughs that rocked fans of the group's HBO series, and also included appearan

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT BOX OFFICE YEAR
47% Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween
  • R.L Stine
$NaN 2018
67% The House with a Clock in Its Walls
  • Jonathan Barnavelt
$NaN 2018
77% Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot
  • Dexter
$NaN 2018
No Score Yet O mistério do relógio na parede
  • Jonathan Barnavelt
$NaN 2018
60% The Insufferable Groo
  • Actor
$NaN 2018
76% Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle
  • Bethany
$NaN 2017
65% The Polka King
  • Jan Lewan
  • Producer
$NaN 2017
No Score Yet The Words That Built America
  • Actor
$NaN 2017
93% Richard Linklater: Dream Is Destiny
  • Actor
$NaN 2016
86% Kung Fu Panda 3
  • Po
$NaN 2016
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets Of The Scroll
  • Po
$NaN 2016
82% Entertainment
  • Executive Producer
$NaN 2015
76% Goosebumps
  • R.L. Stine
$NaN 2015
52% The D Train
  • Dan Landsman
  • Producer
$NaN 2015
No Score Yet Frank or Francis
  • Francis
$NaN 2015
40% 21 Years: Richard Linklater
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
78% Harmontown
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
No Score Yet The Sheik
  • Actor
$NaN 2014
88% Bernie
  • Bernie Tiede
$NaN 2012
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters
  • Po
$NaN 2011
41% The Big Year
  • Brad Harris
$NaN 2011
81% Kung Fu Panda 2
  • Po
$NaN 2011
No Score Yet Fight For Your Right Revisited
  • MCA (B-Boys 2)
$NaN 2011
20% Gulliver's Travels
  • Lemuel Gulliver
  • Executive Producer
$NaN 2010
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda Holiday Special
  • Actor
$NaN 2010
89% Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage
  • Actor
$NaN 2010
15% Year One
  • Zed
$NaN 2009
No Score Yet Branson
  • Producer
$NaN 2009
No Score Yet Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five
  • Po
$NaN 2008
81% Tropic Thunder
  • Jeff 'Fats' Portnoy
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Rain of Madness
  • Jeff Portnoy
$NaN 2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • Po
$NaN 2008
65% Be Kind Rewind
  • Jerry
$NaN 2008
No Score Yet Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks 2
  • Actor
$NaN 2008
74% Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story
  • Paul McCartney -- uncredited
$NaN 2007
52% Margot at the Wedding
  • Malcolm
$NaN 2007
69% Year of the Dog
  • Producer
$NaN 2007
48% The Holiday
  • Miles
$NaN 2006
53% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
  • JB
$NaN 2006
40% Nacho Libre
  • Producer
  • Nacho
$NaN 2006
No Score Yet Danny Roane: First Time Director
  • Himself
$NaN 2006
83% King Kong
  • Carl Denham
$NaN 2005
No Score Yet King Kong: Peter Jackson's Production Diaries
  • Actor
$NaN 2005
35% Shark Tale
  • Lenny
$NaN 2004
8% Envy
  • Nick Vanderpark
$NaN 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Conan O'Brien - 10th Anniversary Special
  • Actor
$NaN 2004
100% Melvin Goes to Dinner
  • Mental Patient
$NaN 2003
91% School of Rock
  • Dewey Finn
$NaN 2003
No Score Yet Computerman
  • Actor
$NaN 2003
No Score Yet Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks
  • Actor
$NaN 2003
77% Ice Age
  • Zeke
$NaN 2002
46% Orange County
  • Lance
$NaN 2002
71% Run Ronnie Run!
  • Lead Chimney Sweep
$NaN 2002
50% Shallow Hal
  • Hal Larson
$NaN 2001
18% Saving Silverman
  • J.D. McNugent
$NaN 2001
91% High Fidelity
  • Barry
$NaN 2000
No Score Yet Marked for Murder
  • Car Thief
$NaN 2000
64% Cradle Will Rock
  • Sid
$NaN 1999
81% Jesus' Son
  • Georgie
$NaN 1999
71% Enemy of the State
  • Fielder
$NaN 1998
7% I Still Know What You Did Last Summer
  • Actor
$NaN 1998
17% Bongwater
  • Devlin
$NaN 1998
No Score Yet Johnny Skidmarks
  • Jerry
$NaN 1998
23% The Jackal
  • Lamont
$NaN 1997
54% Mars Attacks!
  • Billy Glenn Norris
$NaN 1996
53% The Cable Guy
  • Rick
$NaN 1996
34% The Fan
  • Broadcast Technician
$NaN 1996
No Score Yet The NeverEnding Story III
  • Slip
$NaN 1996
4% Bio-Dome
  • Tenacious D
$NaN 1996
20% Crossworlds
  • Steve
$NaN 1996
95% Dead Man Walking
  • Craig Poncelet
$NaN 1995
19% Bye Bye, Love
  • DJ at Party
$NaN 1994
No Score Yet Blind Justice
  • Private
$NaN 1994
61% Demolition Man
  • Wasteland Scrap
$NaN 1993
29% Airborne
  • Augie
$NaN 1993
97% Bob Roberts
  • Roger
$NaN 1992
No Score Yet The Neverending Story III
  • Slip [The Nasties]
$NaN 1991

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
No Score Yet Eli Roth's History of Horror
2018
  • Appearing
  • 2018
No Score Yet Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto
2018
  • Creator
  • 2018
83% The Joel McHale Show With Joel McHale
2018
  • Guest
  • 2018
No Score Yet The Late Show With Stephen Colbert
2015
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
  • 2018
  • 2015
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Appearing
  • 2018
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
No Score Yet The Carbonaro Effect
2014
  • Guest
  • 2017
90% The Gong Show
2017
  • Judge
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
  • Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2012
No Score Yet Conan
2010
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Graham Norton Show
2007
  • Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2010
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
  • Guest
  • 2016
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
75% Another Period
2015
  • 2015
26% Best Time Ever With Neil Patrick Harris
2015
  • Guest
  • 2015
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012-2016
  • Guest
  • 2015
94% Documentary Now!
2015-2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
  • 2015
55% The Brink
2015
  • Producer
  • Alex Talbot
  • 2015
79% Welcome to Sweden
2014-2015
  • Himself
  • 2015
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014-2017
  • Appearing
  • 2014
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
  • Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
  • Guest
  • 2013
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet Everyday Health
2011-2017
  • Appearing
  • 2012
No Score Yet Sunday Morning
2011
  • Appearing
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Performer
  • Appearing
  • 2011
  • 2008
  • 2007
89% Community
2009-2015
  • Buddy
  • 2010
No Score Yet iCarly
2007-2012
  • Aspartamay
  • 2010
89% The Office
2005-2013
  • 2009
84% The Simpsons
1989
  • Voice
  • 2007
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
  • Guest
  • 2006
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Performer
  • Guest
  • Host
  • 2005
  • 2003
  • 2002
No Score Yet Will & Grace
1998
  • Dr. Hershberg
  • 2003
100% Tenacious D
1997-2000
  • Performer
  • 2000
  • 1999
  • 1997
100% Mr. Show With Bob and David
1995-1998
  • Performer
  • 1997
  • 1996
74% The X-Files
1993
  • Zero
  • 1995
No Score Yet Northern Exposure
1990-1995
  • Kevin
  • 1993

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