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Biographic - Sunday December 1, 2019 Comic Strip Licensing and Permissions

Biographic - Sunday December 1, 2019 Comic Strip
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The son of satellite engineers, Jack Black was born in Santa Monica, California, on August 28, 1969. He was 13 when he landed his first acting job, appearing in a commercial for the video game "Pitfall" He later dropped out of UCLA where he majored in theater to appear with The Actors' Gang, the troupe led by Tim Robbins, in a production at Scotlands Edinburgh Festival. His connection to Robbins led to Jack being cast in the 1992 movie "Bob Roberts" over the next few years, he appeared in everything from movies "Waterworld" and "Dead Man Walking" to such tv shows as "Northern Exposure" "Picket Fences" and "Touched By An Angel" Jack's star was on the rise, his acclaimed work in "High Fidelity" was followed by starring roles in "Saving Silverman" "Shallow Hal" and "Orange County" 2003's "School of Rock" was a big hit, earning Jack a Golden Globe nomination. His leading role in the blockbuster "King Kong" paved the way for his starring role in "Nacho Libre" the tale of a Mexican wrestling priest. He also found time to team up with Kyle Gass to form the comedy rock dup Tenacious D. They became a cult favorite, touring extensively, releasing albums and starring on TV, culminating the 2006 movie "Tenacious D in the Pick of Destiny." 2008 brought two major movie hits, Jack voiced the lead role of Po in "Kung Fu Panda" at the box-offive and spawned a successful franchise. He also starred alongside Ben STiller and Robert Downey Jr. in "Tropic Thunder." Subsequent credits ranged from "Year One" and "Gulliver's Travels" to "Bernie" a movie that earned Jack another Golden Globe nomination. Jack married musician Tanya Haden in 2006 and they have two children together. In 2013, Tenacious D launched Festival Supreme, an annual comedy Woodstock that ran for four years in Los Angeles and featured comedy's biggest names! In 2015, he starred opposite Tim Robbins in the HBO comedy series "The Brink" that same year, he took the lead in the movie "Goosebumps" recent credits include "The House With A Clock In Its Walls." This month sees him reprise his Professor Sheldon Oberon role from the 2017 Blockbuster "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in the sequel "Jumanji: The Next Level,"