Who is Jack Black? His Biography, Wife and Net Worth


Jack Black is a well-known American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter. He hails from Santa Monica in California, the United States.

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Jack Black Biography

Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black was born on August 28, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, the United States of America. He is 52 years old as of 2022. His parents Judith Love Cohen and Thomas William Black are both satellite engineers. He was brought up by his parents in Hermosa Beach, California.


Jack Black’s mother is of Jewish origin, while his father was a practising Judaist. His mother Judith Love Cohen was also a writer. As a satellite engineer, she has worked on the Minuteman nuclear missile guidance system, the Apollo lunar module guidance system and the science ground station for the Hubble Space Telescope.

Jack Black has three older half-siblings including musician and scientist Neil Siegel, Howard Siegel, and Rachel Siegel. He lost his brother Howard to AIDS in 1991. Sadly, his parents divorced when he was ten years old. He schooled at a Hebrew school and had his bar mitzvah.

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Regarding his educational background, Jack Black attended a private secondary school, the Poseidon School. He also went to the Crossroads School and subsequently attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). However, he dropped out of UCLA during his sophomore year in pursuit of his career as an entertainer.

In 1982, Jack Black made an appearance in the television commercial for the Activision video game Pitfall! as a 13-year-old child. He earned a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy after starring in the School of Rock, as well as, a Golden Globe Award nomination in the Best Actor in a Comedy, category after he starred in the comedy, Bernie in 2011.

Jack Black made recurring appearances in 1995 and 1996 in the HBO sketch comedy series Mr Show. He has also appeared in the films High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), Orange County (2002), School of Rock (2003), Envy (2004), The Holiday (2006), Gulliver’s Travels (2010), Bernie (2011), and The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), and the Jumanji franchise. He was given a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2018.

Jack Black owns and runs a YouTube channel, JablinskiGames which has been active since 2018. So far, the channel has garnered around 4.86 million subscribers and total views of 188.6 million. He is also the lead vocalist of the Grammy Award–winning comedy rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 alongside his close friend, Kyle Gass.

Jack Black Wife

Jack Black is a married man. He got engaged to singer Tanya Haden in January 2006. The duo tied the knot on March 14, 2006, in Big Sur, California. Their sons Thomas David Black and Samuel Jason Black were born in 2006 and 2008.

Jack Black Net Worth

Jack Black has accumulated an estimated net worth of approximately $50 million which he has earned from his successful career as an actor, vocalist, comedian and YouTube personality.

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