He is of British-German (father) and Russian Jewish (mother) ancestry. Black attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member of Tim Robbins’s acting troupe and it was through this collaboration that led to his 1992 film debut in Bob Roberts (1992).
What was Jack Black’s breakout role?
It wasn’t until the year 2000 that Black had his breakout, leading role in High Fidelity, in which he plays a record store employee with an encyclopedic knowledge of music.
What religion is Jack Black?
Despite being raised in the Jewish faith, the comedian long identified as an atheist. However, the “School of Rock” actor told the Guardian in 2013 that he has started to go back to synagogue. And, he’s doing it for his family, as he is raising his two children as Jewish.