Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black is an American actor and musician. Jacob Black was born in Santa Monica, California, the son of two satellite engineers, Judith Love (née Cohen), who worked on the Hubble Space Telescope and is also a writer, and Thomas William Black. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. He is known for his roles in High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal(2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), The Holiday (2006), Nacho Libre (2006), Kung Fu Panda(2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Gulliver’s Travels (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Bernie (2011), Goosebumps(2015) and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). He has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny, and Rize of the Fenix.
In addition to Kung Fu Panda, Black has voice acted on other occasions, including “Husbands and Knives” from The Simpsons, which aired November 18, 2007, portraying Milo, the friendly owner of the rival comic book store. Black did guest vocals and appears on the Dethklok soundtrack album The Doomstar Requiem. He sings the parts for Dethklok’s original band manager as well as a fat blogger.
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