Jack Black

Biography: While this scruffy, manic actor may not look like a typical star, he has managed to forge his own unique showbiz path. Black started out in Tim Robbins' theater troupe, the Actors Gang, and subsequently made his film debut in Robbins' Bob Roberts in 1992. Throughout the rest of the decade, Black worked steadily on both the small and big screens, delivering intense supporting turns. Concurrently he formed the mock rock duo Tenacious D with guitarist Kyle Gass in 1994. Even though there was humor in their music (their lyrics touched on everything from kielbasa to karate), Black clearly revered old-school rock and roll. In 2000, he broke through to the mainstream as a high-spirited record-store clerk in High Fidelity. A succession of high-profile supporting parts followed (Saving Silverman, Shallow Hal). He graduated to leading man in 2003's School of Rock, which managed to capitalize on his crazed energy, musical ability, offbeat looks and infinite charm. As a veritableWhile this scruffy, manic actor may not look like a typical star, he has managed to forge his own unique showbiz path. Black started out in Tim Robbins' theater troupe, the Actors Gang, and subsequently made his film debut in Robbins' Bob Roberts in 1992. Throughout the rest of the decade, Black worked steadily on both the small and big screens, delivering intense supporting turns. Concurrently he formed the mock rock duo Tenacious D with guitarist Kyle Gass in 1994. Even though there was humor in their music (their lyrics touched on everything from kielbasa to karate), Black clearly revered old-school rock and roll. In 2000, he broke through to the mainstream as a high-spirited record-store clerk in High Fidelity. A succession of high-profile supporting parts followed (Saving Silverman, Shallow Hal). He graduated to leading man in 2003's School of Rock, which managed to capitalize on his crazed energy, musical ability, offbeat looks and infinite charm. As a veritable pop-culture icon, Black started turning up everywhere: events with his then-girlfriend, comedian Laura Kightlinger (he ended up eloping with musician Tanya Haden in 2006); hip movie cameos (Anchorman); and funny guest spots (Will & Grace). In 2005, he solidified his spot on the A-list by landing a rare dramatic (if still wildly amusing) role as an obsessive director in the remake of King Kong. Still, his outsize personality makes him a kids' favorite, resulting in voice roles for animated films (Ice Age, Kung Fu Panda) and being named host of the Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards in 2006 and 2008. Expand

Jack Black's Scores

Average career score: 57
Highest Metascore: 82 School of Rock
Lowest Metascore: 22 Saving Silverman
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 38
  2. Negative: 6 out of 38
38 movie reviews
Title: Year: Credit: User score:
58 Jumanji: The Next Level Dec 13, 2019 Principal Cast / Bethany/Fridge / Oberon / Professor Sheldon 'Shelly' Oberon 6.4
tbd The Insufferable Groo Dec 14, 2018 Himself tbd
53 Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween Oct 12, 2018 R.L Stine / Slappy / Stine 4.5
57 The House with a Clock in Its Walls Sep 21, 2018 Jonathan Barnavelt 5.8
67 Don't Worry, He Won't Get Far on Foot Jul 13, 2018 Dexter 7.0
65 The Polka King Jan 12, 2018 Producer / Producer / Cast / Cast / Jan Lewan / Jan Lewan 3.6
58 Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Dec 20, 2017 Cast / Professor Shelly Oberon / Bethany / Professor Shelly Oberon 6.7
66 Kung Fu Panda 3 Jan 29, 2016 Po / Po / Po/Lotus 7.4
65 Entertainment Nov 13, 2015 Executive Producer / Executive Producer tbd
60 Goosebumps Oct 16, 2015 R.L. Stine / Shivers / R. L. Stine/Slappy/Invisible Boy / R.L. Stine / Stine/Slappy/Invisible Boy 6.7
55 The D Train May 8, 2015 Producer / Producer / Dan Landsman / Dan Landsman 8.8
51 21 Years: Richard Linklater Nov 7, 2014 Cast 5.3
61 Harmontown Oct 3, 2014 Himself / Himself 7.8
36 Sex Tape Jul 18, 2014 Cast 3.1
75 Bernie Apr 27, 2012 Cast / Bernie Tiede 7.2
75 The Muppets Nov 23, 2011 Cast / Cast 4.6
53 The Big Year Oct 14, 2011 Cast 6.3
67 Kung Fu Panda 2 May 26, 2011 Po 7.7
33 Gulliver's Travels Dec 25, 2010 Producer / Lemuel Gulliver 4.5
tbd Rush: Beyond the Lighted Stage Jun 10, 2010 Himself 9.4
34 Year One Jun 19, 2009 Zed / Zed tbd
71 Tropic Thunder Aug 13, 2008 Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ / Jeff Portnoy - Hot LZ 5.9
74 Kung Fu Panda Jun 6, 2008 Po / Po 3.4
52 Be Kind Rewind Feb 22, 2008 Jerry Gerber 6.7
66 Margot at the Wedding Nov 16, 2007 Malcolm 6.0
70 Year of the Dog Apr 13, 2007 Producer / Producer 5.5
52 The Holiday Dec 8, 2006 Miles 8.6
55 Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny Nov 22, 2006 Producer / Producer / Written By / Written By / JB / JB 5.7
52 Nacho Libre Jun 16, 2006 Producer / Producer / Nacho / Nacho 2.8
81 King Kong Dec 14, 2005 Carl Denham 7.4