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Kyle Gass



Best known as one half of the surprisingly musically competent comedy rock band Tenacious D, Kyle Gass has actually been appearing in front of the camera since long before the inception of his face-melting collaboration with Jack Black. Despite speculation that he sold his immortal soul to the devil himself in exchange for his musical abilities, Gass began playing the flute at the age of eight, eventually moving on to the saxophone and then guitar. He got his first acting break as a kid, appearing in a 7-Up commercial.

After graduating high school in 1979, Gass enrolled at UCLA, where he met future celebrity Tim Robbins. Robbins recruited him into the Actor's Gang, where he soon met his future bandmate, a 16-year-old kid named Jack Black. Gass didn't take too kindly to the blustering upstart at first, but soon the two joined forces in the name of rock (and comedy). He taught Black to play guitar, and before long the two were creating the mythos of Tenacious D.

Gass made numerous small appearances in movies throughout the '90s, playing characters like the anesthetist in Brain Dead and a smoker in an episode of Seinfeld. Then, in 2000, Tenacious D were given their own show on HBO. Combining sketch comedy with their bombastic songs and hardcore talent, the show earned the band a huge cult following. More small roles in movies took Gass through the inception of the new millennium, but the success of Tenacious D's show, appearances, album, and concerts were what made him the most visible. In 2006, Gass and Black filmed Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny, a big-screen telling of the band's mythical story including appearances by Ronnie James Dio, Meat Loaf, and of course, Satan.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
15% Year One
  • Zaftig The Eunuch
2009
No Score Yet Lower Learning
  • Actor
2008
87% Kung Fu Panda
  • KG Shaw
2008
No Score Yet Wieners
  • Walrus Boy
2008
No Score Yet Dead and Gone
  • Rev. Grass
2008
No Score Yet Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks 2
  • Actor
2008
14% Wild Hogs
  • Kyle--Lead Singer
2007
54% Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny
  • KG
  • Screenwriter
  • Producer
2006
No Score Yet Cake Boy
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet The Zeros
  • Reed/David
2005
84% Elf
  • Eugene
2003
10% Dumb and Dumberer: When Harry Met Lloyd
  • Actor
2003
No Score Yet Tenacious D - The Complete Masterworks
  • Actor
2003
7% The New Guy
  • Mr. Luberoff
2002
No Score Yet Fear Of A Punk Planet
  • Actor
2002
51% Shallow Hal
  • Artie
2001
42% Evolution
  • Officer Drake
2001
No Score Yet The Zeros
  • Actor
2001
18% Saving Silverman
  • Bar Dude
2001
No Score Yet Fear of a Punk Planet
  • Actor
2001
65% Cradle Will Rock
  • Larry
1999
16% Idle Hands
  • Burger Jungle Guy
1999
54% The Cable Guy
  • Couch Potato
1996
5% Bio-Dome
  • Tenacious D
1996
69% Jacob's Ladder
  • Tony
1990
17% Brain Dead
  • Anaesthetist
1989

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet @midnight With Chris Hardwick
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Drunk History
2013
  • Actor
No Score Yet Funniest Wins
2014
  • Appearing
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet 2 Broke Girls
2011
  • Buzz
100% The Birthday Boys
2013-2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Seinfeld
1989-1998
  • Smoker

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