Jack Black is an American actor, comedian, and musician who has become a household name for his signature blend of physical comedy, irreverent humor, and musical talent. Black has starred in several hit films, including High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), Nacho Libre (2006), Tropic Thunder (2008, Be Kind Rewind (2008), Bernie (2011) and Goosebumps (2015), in addition to his role in the Jumanji franchise.. In addition to his work in entertainment, Black is also a passionate advocate for animal welfare and has supported several animal rescue organizations.
Black’s comedic talent was first recognized in the 1990s, when he starred in the HBO sketch comedy series “Mr. Show with Bob and David”. He went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with his breakout role in the 2000 film “High Fidelity”, in which he played a music store employee. He quickly became known for his energetic and charismatic performances, which often included his musical talents.
Throughout his career, Black has collaborated with several notable actors and filmmakers, including Tim Burton, Ben Stiller, Dwayne Johnson, Kevin Hart, Karen Gillan, Madison Iseman, and Will Ferrell. He has also appeared in music videos for several popular bands, including Foo Fighters and Tenacious D, the latter of which he founded with fellow musician Kyle Gass.
In addition to his work in entertainment, Black is also a passionate advocate for animal welfare. He has supported several animal rescue organizations, including the Helen Woodward Animal Center and the Best Friends Animal Society. Black has also used his platform to raise awareness about animal abuse and the importance of pet adoption, and has encouraged his fans to support animal welfare organizations.
He was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2018.