Jack Black (born April 7, 1969) is a film and television actor and musician. He was born in Santa Monica, California and attended the University of California, Los Angeles.
His movie debut was in 1992 in Bob Roberts, where he played a fanatical, guitar-playing supporter of the candidate. He is most well known by his role in the movies The School of Rock (2003), Orange County (2002), Shallow Hal (2001), and High Fidelity (2000). He also had recurring roles on the HBO sketch comedy series Mr. Show.