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Jack Black
Date of Birth: 28th August, 1969.
Born at: Santa Monica, California.
Height: 5í6Ē
Claim to Fame: High Fidelity, The School of Rock, Tropic Thunder.

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Jack Black or Jables as he is more commonly known as is one of the hardest working actors in Hollywood today. He is the perfect example of how hard work and patience can get far in life. Jack has struggled a lot to get where he is today. After years of getting stuck in supporting roles, Jack managed to break free from the mould in High Fidelity (2001). From thereon, he has gone on to star in many comedies as the lead and found great success.

One would imagine with both his parents being satellite engineers, academia is where he would have excelled, but that was not the case. Jack struggled in school and had to be put in a special private school. He found his calling in drama and even landed a commercial at a young age. He wanted to do pursue a career in acting so he dropped out of UCLA, irking his parents so much that they refused to give him any financial support. Jack soon found work in some TV shows and made his debut in Bob Roberts (1992).

Jack put his head down and worked hard biding his time. He got small roles in quite a few movies like Dead Man Walking (1995), Crossworlds (1997) and Enemy of State (1998). All of the films were hits but got Jack only supporting roles. He turned it all around in High Fidelity and hasnít looked back since then. Lead roles now came pouring in, and Jack enjoyed a fresh lease on his career. Thereon, he has been a part of blockbuster films like King Kong (2005) and the 3D animation movie Shark Tale (2004). Also came in an opportunity to start his own band called Tenacious D with Kyle Glass. Their first self-titled album did well and now Jack has also become a full-fledged musician.

Things started falling into place in his personal life too. At a friendís birthday party, Jack ran into Tanya Haden. Tanya was a former school mate of Jack at the Crossroads School and had lost touch since then. The two started dating and got married in March, 2006. They have two sons together; Samuel Jason Black and Thomas David Black. Tanya is a professional Cello player.

Jackís last movie was Tropic Thunder (2008) with Ben Stiller. Jack is said to belong to the Frat pack consisting of actor friends like Ben Stiller, Owen Wilson, Vince Vaughan, Will Ferrell, Steve Carell and Luke Wilson. Jack has made cameo appearances in many of their movies as they have for him.

Currently, Jack is awaiting the release of Gulliverís Travels (2010) where he will be playing the fabled character of Gulliver. He will also be voicing the sequel to Kung Fu Panda (2008) named Kung Fu Panda 2: The Kaboom of Doom (2011).