Jack Black, the son of two satellite engineers, was raised in Southern California. Black discovered a love for drama in high school and UCLA in his sophomore year to pursue a career in the entertainment industry.
His career began in primetime TV and expanded to roles in film. Soon he was accepting leading roles and became part of what Hollywood dubbed the "Frat Pack," a group of comedy actors who frequently work together, including Owen and Luke Wilson, Ben Stiller, Will Ferrell, Vince Vaughn and Steve Carell.
Jack, also known as JB or Jables, is the lead singer for the rock comedy band Tenacious D. He took piano lessons growing up but it wasn't until he picked up a guitar that he knew he'd found his match. He began playing at 23, exchanging fast food for guitar lessons from his acting buddy and future Tenacious D bandmate (and co-star) Kyle Gass.