Jack Black Facts

Just in the extremely rare case you haven't heard before of Jack Black, 43, Black is an American actor, producer, comedian, voice artist, writer and musician. Feel free to check out below some Jack Black facts...

1. He had his gall bladder removed.
2. He is good friends with Tim Robbins.
3. He starred in a management training film "Manager of the Year - Effective Listening (1987)" as a teenager who tells his father that the family car has been stolen.

4. Jack and his wife, Tanya Haden, became the parents of a boy, Samuel Wyatt, on June 10, 2006.
5. He auditioned for the role of "Cubby Barnes" in Ransom (1996).
6. He often competes for the same parts with Philip Seymour Hoffman. On the "The School of Rock" (2003) DVD audio commentary, he jokingly calls Hoffman "my nemesis."

7. He appears in a parody of the "Council of Elrond" scene shown during the MTV movie awards. Lord of the Rings director Peter Jackson later cast him in "King Kong" (2005).
8. His parents, who were both rocket scientists, went their separate ways when Black was 10. His mother worked on the Hubble spacecraft.

9. Despite poking fun at the genre, he is actually a very knowledgeable fan of a lot hard rock/metal music from the 1970s and 1980s. He even appears as part of Tenacious D in the Ronnie James Dio video for the song "Push."
10. His wife, Tanya Haden, is a cellist. She is the daughter of jazz great Charlie Haden.

11. One of his closest friends is David Grohl.
12. He is a member of, what the media refers to as the "Frat Pack" along with Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Steve Carell and Luke Wilson. The "Frat Pack" name is a reference to the film "Old School" (2003), which features Vaughn, Ferrell, and Wilson, due to the wide number of films featuring the seven actors. Black's "Frat Pack" films include "The Cable Guy" (1996), "Envy" (2004), and "Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy" (2004). 

13. He hosted the MTV Movie Awards in 2002 along with Sarah Michelle Gellar.
14. He discovered he could act when he played a game of Freeze after a Passover seder.
15. He sang backup vocals for the songs in Bob Roberts (1992).
16. He originally met his wife in high school. They both attended Crossroads, a private school. They met again 15 years after they graduated high school at a friend's birthday party.

17. He revealed on an Australian late night variety show that his favorite KISS rock song is 1982's "I Love it Loud," where he began singing parodied lyrics to the first verse.
18. He and his wife eloped after dating less than a year. They were married in Big Sur, California by the same minister who performed Shane Stanley and Val Barri's ceremony in 2005.
19. He filmed a television pilot called "Heat Vision and Jack" (1999) (TV) co-starring Ron Silver, and Christine Taylor, and directed by Ben Stiller. The show was a parody of "Knight Rider" (1982), as well as other action/ adventure shows, and featured a talking motorcycle voiced by Owen Wilson.

20. He is a huge fan of Professional Wrestling.
21. He attended Poseidon School in Santa Monica, California.
22. He is a member of the band Tenacious D.
23. He was born on the same day as Jason Priestley.
24. He is good friends with Will Smith.
25. He and his wife Tanya had their second child in 2008. 

26. His wife is a triplet. Her two other sisters, Petra Haden and Rachel Haden, also musicians, used to be members of the band That Dog. Petra was also a former member of the band The Decemberists. Their brother is Josh Haden.
27. He was mentioned in the song "High School Never Ends" by Bowling for Soup, as "the clown".
28. He attended Crossroads High School for the Arts and Sciences.

29. He shares a birthday with Shania Twain, LeAnn Rimes and Daniel Stern.
30. His secret passion is snowboarding.

31. What makes him nervous is the big talk shows: the Lenos and Lettermans.

32. His favorite sunglasses are the Maui Jims.
33. His zodiac sign is Virgo.
34. He appeared in an Atari video-game commercial at the age of 13.
35. He was a member of the L.A. theater troupe the Actors Gang, which was founded by Tim Robbins.
36. He received the Sho West Comedy Star of the Year award in 2004. 

37. He has received two Golden Globe Awards (2004 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee and 2013 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical - Nominee)

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