Updated: Oct 25, 2022
Birthday: 28th August
Jack Black is an American actor, comedian, musician, and songwriter. Black is known for his roles in the films Shallow Hal (2001), Orange County (2002), School of Rock (2003), Envy (2004), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Bernie (2011) and The House with a Clock in Its Walls (2018), in addition to his role in the Jumanji franchise. He also voices the giant panda named Po from DreamWorks Animation's Kung Fu Panda films. He gained Golden Globe nominations for his work in School of Rock and Bernie, and he was given a star on Hollywood's Walk of Fame in 2018.
GOLDEN GLOBE AWARD NOMINATIONS: 2
2013 - Best Leading Actor - BERNIE
2004 - Best Leading Actor - SCHOOL OF ROCK
How do you rate Jack Black's films?
WATCH JACK BLACK THIS WEEK
FILM: Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle (2017)
Saturday 5th March, Channel 4, 6:45pm
Sunday 6th March, 4Seven, 5:45pm
Black is hilarious in this fantasy adventure also starring Dwayne Johnson and Karen Gillan. Four high-school students discover a dusty 1990s video game and are sucked into its world as the characters they chose. They soon discover that if they lose their three "lives" in the game, they will be killed in real life. In order to survive, they must complete the game and break its curse.
FILM: Kung Fu Panda (2008)
Sunday 6th March, Channel 4, 2:55pm
Black provides the voice of Po the Panda alongside Dustin Hoffman and Angelina Jolie. Ancient China: Po the Panda lives in the Valley of Peace and dreams of becoming a kung fu master despite the fact he is clumsy, overweight and a complete beginner at martial arts. So when he's accidentally chosen to be the legendary Dragon Warrior, he is overjoyed. However, his joy is short-lived as the evil snow leopard Tai Lung has escaped from captivity and is on his way to the Valley to take his revenge on Po's mentor.
FILM: Goosebumps (2015)
Sunday 6th March, Sky Cinema Book Day, 3:15pm
ALSO ON NETFLIX
Black has fun in this spooky family comedy adapted from the book series.
FILM: The Cable Guy (1996)
Monday 7th March, Great Movies!, 7:05pm
A young Black stars alongside Jim Carrey in this dark comedy.
Will & Grace
Tuesday 8th March, Sky Comedy, 7:30pm
Black is hilarious of course in a guest spot in the comedy series.
FILM: School of Rock (2003)
Black in one of his most iconic roles as the fake substitue teacher who takes his students to the School of Rock. Have to say we also love the musical - check out our reviews HERE
FILM: Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)
Black returns for this action adventure comedy sequel.
FILM: Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011)
Black returns for this other action adventure comedy sequel!
ON AMAZON PRIME...
FILM: School of Rock (2003) (Age 12)
ALSO ON DISNEY+
Maybe this body shaming comedy hasn't dated very well!
FILM: Gulliver's Travels (2010)
Black stars in another not entirely successful family comedy here.
What's your favourite Jack Black performance?
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