Jack Black Life Story
Thomas Black (born August 28, 1969), better known as Jack Black, is an American film and television actor, and musician.
Black was born in Hermosa Beach, California to a middle-class Jewish family. His parents, Thomas W. Black and Judith C. Cohen, were satellite engineers and members of a naturist group, Family Synergy they divorced when he was ten. He has a younger sister, Megan Rene, who was born in 1988.
During his teenage years, Black started taking drugs in an attempt to fit in. He stole money from his mother to buy cocaine, but soon realized that he had a problem, and volunteered for therapy.
Black attended Crossroads School and the University of California, Los Angeles; fellow UCLA veteran Tim Robbins later cast him in Bob Roberts, his first film role. Black also had recurring roles on the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show.
Black is perhaps best-known in for his role as the greedy 1930s-era film director Carl Denham in Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong. He starred previously in two music-oriented comedies: his breakout role in the 2000 film High Fidelity, as an obnoxious music snob who torments his boss, played by John Cusack; and the 2003 hit comedy The School of Rock, in which he played an unemployed rocker who gets his big break by teaching a private school fifth grade class music theory and the history of rock and roll.
He is often referred to as one of the members of the Frat Pack, a group of comedians active in today’s Hollywood films. Music career: Black is the lead singer for the rock comedy band Tenacious D, which perhaps owes much of their popularity to Black’s unorthodox, humorous lyrics. Tenacious D’s fans often cite his skilled satire of hard rock and metal as much as they do the band’s musicianship.
Black’s singing style is often described as being an odd scat type of music. For example, in the song “Wonderboy”, one of his lines is “Rrrigga-gyu-gyu Rrrigga-gyu-gyu”, an example of his verbalized guitar solo. This type of singing appears in many Tenacious D songs in place of a melodic or ripping guitar sound. Black has also performed a two-part scat with fellow bandmate Kyle Gass in the song Tribute.
Private life: Black has dated actress and comedian Laura Kightlinger for several years. In January 2006, he became engaged to current girlfriend Tanya Haden, whom he has been dating since his split from Kightlinger in 2005.
Black has admitted to using ecstasy during the filming of King Kong, although he has clarified that it does not reflect on his overall behavior during filming.
Black’s comedic style combines many key elements from both sides of the traditional double act. Black typically begins a skit in which he presents an earnest introduction to a premise or subject that quickly reveals itself to be flawed or fundamentally ludicrous. Black then switches completely to a far-extreme caricature of human emotion.
His would-be straight-man Gass often functions to trigger these outbursts. Tenacious D’s subject matter illustrates this technique. In “Tribute”, Tenacious D tells a story in which they claim to have performed “The Greatest Song in the World” for a “Shiny Demon” who would otherwise “EAT THEIR SOULS”. In “Inward Singing”, Black does not merely discover a new vocal technique, he discovers what he refers to as “the most powerful tool in singing technology since yodeling”. Black’s skits also use the catchphrase “more cushion for the pushin’”, a self-mocking reference to his abdominal body fat.Related Information: