Who doesn’t love Po, the Panda from the “Kung Fu Panda” series? We love his chubby form, his voice and practically everything that he does but do we know the man who is the voice of Po? No? Well, it’s the famous Actor, musician and comedian, Jack Black.
Jake Black or Thomas Jacob Black is probably gifted in his incredible sense of humour. For his fabulous works in various comedy films and TV series, the Hollywood Foreign Press Association nominated him twice for “Golden Globe Awards”.
Apart from his film career, he is also a Grammy Award winner for “Best Metal Performance”! Intrigued to know more about the dynamic personality of Jack Black? Want to know why Po is his favourite character to play? So, let us delve more into the exciting life of the versatile Jack Black, his family, a precious thing he was robbed of, his typical ‘if it’s meant to be’ love story, his career, many achievements and his net worth as of 2019.
Biography & Wiki
|Real Name/Full Name||Thomas Jacob Black|
|Age||49 years, Born on 28 August 1969|
|Wife||Tanya Haden (m. 2006)|
|Children||Samuel Jason Black, Thomas David Black (Son)|
|Net Worth||$40 million|
|Source of Wealth||American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter.|
Jack Black was born on 28 August, 1969 in Santa Monica city of California, United States. Both his parents were aerospace engineers. For his primary education, he was sent to Poseidon School. Later, he attended Crossroads school and graduated in drama. He also attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) but dropped out to pursue his career in entertainment. His former friend at UCLA and an American actor, Tim Robbins, later portrayed him in the film “Bob Roberts”.
Jack Black Personal Life: Affair, Girlfriend, Married, Wife, Children & Family
Jack’s mother, Judith Love was born into a Jewish family and his father. Thomas William Black also converted to Judaism, so Jack was raised in Jewish culture. When Jack was just ten years old, his parents got divorced, and so Jack moved with his father but often visited his mother. In January 2006, he got engaged to his former schoolmate and an American singer, Tanya Haden. On 14 March 2006, the couple eventually got married. About three months later, on 10 June 2006, they were blessed with a son. On 23 May 2008, the couple had their second son.
Jack started acting in TV when he was just 13 years old but his adult career began in 1991 when he played the role of a teenage boy in the Mark Tinker’s TV series “Our Shining Moment”. In 1992, he acted as Roger Davis in an American-British satirical mockumentary film “Bob Roberts”. He collected a lot of fame by portraying Barry in Stephen Frears’ romantic comedy-drama film “High Fidelity”.
In 2004, he voiced the role of Lenny in a computer-animated comedy film “Shark Tale“. In 2006, he wrote, produced and played his role in a musical comedy fantasy film “Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny”. From 2012-2015, he played his role in two episodes of TV series “Comedy Bang! Bang!” In 2016, he worked as a narrator in the documentary film “Panda Republic”. Jack is also the main vocalist of an American comedy rock duo “Tenacious D”, and many of his music has been used in various video games.
Awards & Achievements:
Jack Black’s role was so admired in “High Fidelity” that he won “Blockbuster Entertainment Award” in the category of Favorite Supporting Actor – Comedy/Romance. In 2008, he won “Boston Society of Film Critics Award for Best Cast” for working in an action comedy film “Tropic Thunder”.
Jack Black Salary, Net Worth & Earning
As of 2019, The total estimated net worth of Jack Black to date is $40 million. He has accumulated this considerable wealth mainly by his acts in various films, TV series, music videos and live shows. A major source of revenue for Jack Black has been the hit “Kung Fu Panda” franchise, which he voiced and which brought him world-wide recognition apart from wealth.
The first movie, in fact, grossed $630 million internationally. Another hit movie outing for Jack was the 2015 blockbuster “Goosebumps” which broke records in its opening weekend. He has also been a part of multiple product ads and has earned from endorsing them. With this vast wealth, he enjoys his life, but also contributes to a non-profit charity organization, Comic Relief USA, whose aim is to collect funds to help those in need— especially America’s homeless.
5 Interesting Facts You May Not Know About Jack Black:
Jack Black is a man of many hats. Although he is famous for his comic roles, he has proved himself as a dedicated and versatile actor over the years. His musical works are also worth praising. Here are some intriguing facts about the hilarious Jack Black that many of you may not know!
• At the age of 14, he was addicted to cocaine.
• In 1989, his elder brother Howard died due to AIDS.
• Although Jack was raised in a Jewish family, he identifies himself as an atheist.
• He campaigned for Barak Obama in the 2012 US presidential poll.
• He is a great critic of current US president Donald Trump and has several times criticised his governance model through his songs and comedies.
Jack Black is one of the jewels of modern comedy. He has been able to make both children and parents laugh together for decades now, and his infectious energy has inspired many throughout the years, and we hope that he continues to make us laugh with his striking and spontaneous comedy and acting skills for many more years to come!