Red Carpet Interview
2004 Unanimous Choice Award Recipient – Outstanding Performance by a Male Actor in a Feature Film about Music – 14th annual LA Music Awards
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love (Cohen) and Thomas William Black, both satellite engineers. His mother is of Russian Jewish descent and his father is of German, English, Scottish, and Irish 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 through this collaboration that led to his 1992 film debut in Bob Roberts (1992). Although he was just a background voice in his first film, Jack’s appearances in such television shows as The X-Files (1993), his breakthrough performance in High Fidelity (2000), and his rock-comedy band, Tenacious D, have created an ever-growing cult following.