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Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member of Tim Robbins's acting troupe and it was ... See full bio »

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 2016 Kung Fu Panda 3 (completed)
Po (voice)
 2013-2015 Drunk History (TV Series)
William Mulholland / Orson Welles / Elvis Presley
- Los Angeles (2015) ... William Mulholland
- Hollywood (2014) ... Orson Welles
 2015 Documentary Now! (TV Series)
Jamison Friend
- DRONEZ: The Hunt for El Chingon (2015) ... Jamison Friend
 2015 Another Period (TV Series)
Dan Ringley
- Pageant (2015) ... Dan Ringley
 2015 Welcome to Sweden (TV Series)
Jack Black
- Swedish Bachelor Party/Svensexa (2015) ... Jack Black
 2015 Workaholics (TV Series)
- Gramps DeMamp Is Dead (2015) ... Pritchard
 2015 The D Train
Dan Landsman
 2014 Die Antwoord: Ugly Boy (Short)
Mafioso-Type With an Eye Scar
 2014 Sex Tape
Owner of YouPorn (uncredited)
 2014 Broken Age (Video Game)
Harm'ny Lightbeard (voice)
 2013 Ghost Ghirls (TV Series)
- Spirits of '76: Part 2 (2013) ... Montgomery
- Spirits of '76: Part 1 (2013) ... Montgomery
 2012 OFF! - Wrong with Jack Black (Short)
Gang Leader
 2012 The Roadie (Short)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Masters (Video short)
Po (voice)
 2011 Kung Fu Panda 2
Po (voice)
 2010 Kung Fu Panda Holiday (TV Short)
Po (voice)
 2010 iCarly (TV Series)
 2010 Community (TV Series)
 2009 Brütal Legend (Video Game)
Eddie Riggs (voice)
 2009 Year One
 2009 The Office (TV Series)
- Stress Relief (2009) ... Sam
 2009 Water and Power (TV Series short)
The Mayor
- Ryan Leaves for Israel (2009) ... The Mayor
 2008 Kung Fu Panda: Secrets of the Furious Five (Video short)
Po (voice)
 2008 ADHDtv: With Lew Marklin (TV Series)
Pirate Commercial parody
- America the Spoiled (2008) ... Pirate Commercial parody
 2008 Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness (Video short)
Jeff Portnoy (uncredited)
 2008 Kung Fu Panda
Po (voice)
 2007 The Simpsons (TV Series)
- Husbands and Knives (2007) ... Milo (voice)
 2007 Exposure (TV Series short)
Dan Harmon
- Episode #1.3 (2007) ... Dan Harmon
- Episode #1.2 (2007) ... Dan Harmon
 2007 The Naked Trucker and T-Bones Show (TV Series)
- Break Up (2007) ... Jables
 2006 Tenacious D: Time Fixers (Short)
 2005 Awesometown (TV Short)
George Washington
 2004 Tom Goes to the Mayor (TV Series)
Trapper JB
- Bear Traps (2004) ... Trapper JB (voice)
 2004 Shark Tale
Lenny (voice)
 2003-2004 Computerman (TV Series short)
- Episode #2.1 (2004) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.5 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.4 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.3 (2003) ... Computerman
- Episode #1.2 (2003) ... Computerman
 2003-2004 Time Belt (TV Series short)
 2003 Player$ (TV Series)
Tenacious D
 2003 Will & Grace (TV Series)
Dr. Isaac Hershberg
- Nice in White Satin (2003) ... Dr. Isaac Hershberg (uncredited)
 2003 Melvin Goes to Dinner
Mental Patient (uncredited)
 2002 Clone High (TV Series)
Pusher / Larry Hardcore
- Raisin the Stakes: A Rock Opera in Three Acts (2002) ... Pusher / Larry Hardcore (voice)
 2002 Lord of the Piercing (TV Short)
Jack the Elf
 2002 Ice Age
Zeke (voice)
 2002 Run Ronnie Run
Lead Chimney Sweep
 2002 The Andy Dick Show (TV Series)
- Flipped (2002) ... J.D
 2002 The Lewis Lectures (TV Movie)
Lewis (voice)
 2001 Shallow Hal
 2001 Frank's Book (Short)
Performance Hipster
 1999 Heat Vision and Jack (TV Short)
 1999 The Love Letter
Fisherman (uncredited)
 1999 Cradle Will Rock
 1998 Bongwater
 1998 Johnny Skidmarks
 1995-1996 Mr. Show with Bob and David (TV Series)
Gay Guy / Moviegoer / Jeepers Creepers / ...
- The Velveteen Touch of a Dandy Fop (1996) ... Gay Guy / Moviegoer
- The Biggest Failure in Broadway History (1996) ... Jeepers Creepers
- Who Let You In? (1995) ... Expert
- What to Think (1995) ... God / Farmer / Satan (voice)
 1996 The Fan
Broadcast Technician
 1995-1996 Picket Fences (TV Series)
Curtis Williams
- Snow Exit (1996) ... Curtis Williams
 1996 Crossworlds (Video)
 1995 Dead Man Walking
Craig Poncelet
 1995 The Single Guy (TV Series)
- Sister (1995) ... Randy
 1995 Touched by an Angel (TV Series)
- Angels on the Air (1995) ... Monte
 1995 The X-Files (TV Series)
Bart 'Zero' Liquori
 1995 Waterworld
 1995 Pride & Joy (TV Series)
- Brenda's Secret (1995) ... Man
 1995 Bye Bye Love
DJ at Party
 1995 All-American Girl (TV Series)
- A Night at the Oprah (1995) ... Tommy
 1994 The Innocent (TV Movie)
Marty Prago
 1994 Blind Justice (TV Movie)
 1994 Monty (TV Series)
- Eggheads (1994) ... Doug
 1993 Demolition Man
Wasteland Scrap
 1993 Airborne
 1993 Marked for Murder (TV Movie)
Car Thief
 1993 Life Goes On (TV Series)
- Incident on Main (1993) ... Skinhead
 1992 Great Scott! (TV Series)
- Pyrrhic Lyric (1992) ... Ray
 1992 Bob Roberts
Roger Davis
 1991 Our Shining Moment (TV Movie)
Teenage Boy
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[talking about his experiences early on in his career] It wasn't about control. It was about the co-lla-bo. There's great directors who treat actors like cattle, but I hated it, and I knew if I ever had a choice, I didn't want to work with those guys. Who said that thing about actors and cattle? Hitchcock [Alfred Hitchcock]? Yeah, I don't want to work with that dude." See more »


Jack's paternal grandfather had English, Scottish, and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish) ancestry, partly by way of Canada, and Jack's paternal grandmother was from an ethnic German family that lived in Romania and Ukraine. Jack's maternal grandparents, Morris Cohen and Sarah Roisman, were Russian Jewish immigrants. Jack's father converted to Judaism when he married Jack's mother. See more »


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