Thomas Jacob Black, known by his stage name, Jack Black is an American actor, comedian voiceover artist, singer, and producer. He is famous for his roles in the Kung Fu Panda Franchise as well as being the lead singer of the band Tenacious D. Keep reading to know more about Jack Black’s net worth in 2018.
Thomas was born on August 28, 1969, in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love and Thomas William Black. When he was 10 years old, his parents divorced. Thereafter, he moved with his father to Culver City.
He had a brother, Howard, who died of AIDS in 1981.
Black attended Poseidon School, the Crossroads School and then got accepted into UCLA. However, he dropped out of college in order to be a part of Hollywood.
In 2006, he met Tanya Haden. The two got married in 2006. They have two sons, Samuel Jason, and Thomas David Black.
Black’s first appearance on screen was an ad for Pitfall!. In later years, he made appearances on several television shows like The Golden Palace, Life Goes On, Picket Fences, Mr. Show, Airborne, Waterworld, The Cable Guy, Demolition Man, Mars Attacks!, Enemy of the State, The Jackal, Dead Man Walking, and The X Files.
He got his breakout role in the American rom-com, High Fidelity. Thereafter, he started receiving lead roles in movies like Nacho Libre, Year One, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, Shallow Hal, School of Rock, and Gulliver’s Travels.
He also played a dramatic role in Peter Jackson’s remake of King Kong. His favorite role till date is the voicing of the titular character in the Kung Fu Panda franchise. In 2011, he co-starred in The Big Year, with Steve Martin, Owen Wilson, and JoBeth Williams.
Jack also starred in the dark comedy, Bernie which garnered him a golden globe nomination.
He has guest starred in iCarly and The Office.
Black has had many voice-over acts. These include a character from an episode of The Simpsons, the voice of Eddie Riggs in Brütal Legend, the voice of Darth Vader in parodies of the Star Wars Trilogy by Bad Lip Reading and the voice over of two of R.L. Stine’s creations, Slappy the Dummy and The Invisible Boy.
In his career as a musician, Black and his band have released three albums, a self- titled debut album, The Pick of Destiny, and Rize of the Fenix.
Awards and Achievements
He won a Blockbuster Entertainment Award in 2001 for his role in High Fidelity.
In 2003, he won the Copper Wing Award at the Phoenix Film Festival for his role in Melvin Goes to Dinner.
Jack on the DVDX Award in 2003 for Best Original Song in a DVD Premiere Movie, Run Ronnie Run.
In 2004, Black won the Comedy Star of the Year Award at the ShoWest Convention, USA.
In the same year, he won an MTV Movie Award for his role in The School of Rock.
In 2009, he won a Spike Video Game Award for voicing Eddie Riggs in Brütal Legend.
He also won the Blimp Award in the Kid’s Choice Awards for his voiceover in Kung Fu Panda.
Black also won a NAVGTR Award in 2010, for Brütal Legend.
He also won a BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award for Kung Fu Panda in 2012.
Net Worth of Jack Black
Jack has a net worth of $30 million which is a result of his career in Hollywood.
Black enjoys enormous success in the entertainment industry primarily due to his unique voice. His audiences await more roles like the one he had in Kung Fu Panda which brought him widespread recognition.