2021-09-02

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  • Faith: Atheist
  • Career: Actor
  • Birthday:  August 28, 1969
  • Accomplishments: 
  • Fun Faith Fact!: He was raised Jewish and appreciated learning about the culture in Hebrew school. 

Thomas Jacob “Jack” Black is an American comedian, musician, actor, and songwriter. The California native is notorious for his roles in the films “High Fidelity,” “School of Rock,” “King Kong,” his role in the reprised “Jumanji” franchise. He also voices the main character in the popular, animated DreamWorks movie “Kung Fu Panda.” He attained many Golden Globe nominations for his role in the crowd-favorite children’s film “School of Rock.” In 2018, a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame was made for him.

Regarding faith, Jack Black identifies himself as an atheist but favors sending his kids to Hebrew school. He was raised Jewish and appreciated learning about the culture in Hebrew school. Since his mother is Jewish by origin, that theoretically makes him Jewish as well.

The actor had a bar mitzvah, but he admitted that he didn’t keep practicing the religion after the event. “It was a celebration because I no longer had to go to Hebrew school, which is an additional school,” he stated in a podcast interview. His wife, Tanya Haden-Black, also has Jewish roots, and they have two sons together. Their children briefly attended Jewish day school as Jack did when he was around their age.


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