JACK BLACK (Miles) first came to widespread recognition as the sarcastic music
store worker in the Stephen Frears comedy High Fidelity. In 2003, Black received a
Golden Globe nomination in the Best Actor category for his performance in School of
Rock. Black played a failed rock musician who masquerades as a substitute teacher
at a private school in the hit comedy directed by Richard Linklater and written by
The following year, Black produced and starred in the hit comedy Nacho Libre
directed by Jared Hess (Napoleon Dynamite) and written by Mike White, Jared Hess
and Jerusha Hess.
Black portrayed filmmaker and showman Carl Denham in Peter Jackson's 2005 epic
King Kong, which also starred Naomi Watts, Adrien Brody, Andy Serkis and Colin
Hanks. He provided the voice of Lenny in the 2004 animated feature Shark Tale,
which also featured vocal performances from Will Smith, Angelina Jolie, RenĂ©e
Zellweger and Robert De Niro.
The multi-faceted Black is lead singer of the rock-folk comedy group Tenacious D,
which he created with friend Kyle Gass. The band had a variety series on HBO in
1999. Their 2001 self-titled debut album was quickly certified gold. Tenacious D
recently starred in their first feature film, Tenacious D: The Pick of Destiny.
Black's previous screen credits include the Barry Levinson comedy Envy with Ben
Stiller, the Farrelly brothers' Shallow Hal, which also starred Gwyneth Paltrow,
Orange County from director Jake Kasdan and writer Mike White, Saving Silverman
with Jason Biggs and Steve Zahn and the independent drama Jesus' Son with Billy
Crudup. He made his feature film debut in 1992 for director Tim Robbins in Bob
Black recently wrapped production in Michel Gondry's Be Kind Rewind and the
untitled Noah Baumbach Project. Both films, in which Black has lead roles, will be
released in 2007.
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