Jack Black Net Worth 2023: Early Life, Career As An Actor And Musician, Tenacious D, & more

Jack Black is an actor and comedian known for his roles in popular movies such as High Fidelity, School of Rock, Kung Fu Panda, etc. He also has a YouTube channel known as Jablinski Games managed by his two teenage sons. With his friend Kyle Gass, Jack is also the co-founder and member of the comedy rock band Tenacious D. Jack has been nominated for Golden Globes awards twice and was also inducted into Hollywood’s Walk of Fame in 2018. Find details related to Jack Black net worth 2023, his acting and musical career, best movies, and more from this article.

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Jack Black Net Worth 2023

NameJack Black
ProfessionActor, comedian
Net worth (2023)$50 million (est.)

Jack Black’s Personal Biography

Jack Black was born on 28 August 1969, in Santa Monica, California, to Judith Love Cohen and Thomas William Black. His mother was a renowned scientist known for her work on the Minuteman nuclear missile guidance system, the Apollo lunar module guidance system, and the science ground station for the Hubble Space Telescope. His father is also a satellite engineer. His parents divorced when Black was 10 years old.

From 1996 to 2005, Black dated actress Laura Kightlinger. At the start of 2006, Black became engaged to singer Tanya Haden and they got married in March of the same year. The couple has two sons together.  Tanya is the daughter of renowned jazz bassist Charlie Haden.

Full nameThomas Jacob Black
ProfessionActor, comedian, musician
Years active1982 – present
Other namesJ.B., Jables, Jablinski
AgeBorn on August 28, 1969
Place of birthSanta Monica, California, US
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Marital statusMarried
SpouseTanya Haden (2006 – present)
ParentsJudith Love Cohen (mother) Thomas William Black (father)

Professional Career

Acting Career

Black got his first acting job in 1982 in a television commercial for the video game “Pitfall!”. He was only 13 years old at the time. As an adult, he started getting smaller roles on prime-time television including “Northern Exposure”, “Life Goes On”, “The X-Files”, “The Golden Palace”, etc. With time, Black began appearing in small roles in films like “Dead Man Walking”, “Airborne Waterworld”, “Enemy of the State”, “The Cable Guy”, and others. However, his breakthrough role came in the movie “High Fidelity” after which Jack started getting leading roles in films. His movie “School of Rock” became a major hit and earned Jack a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor – Musical or Comedy. Black garnered a second Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Actor in a Comedy for his role in the black comedy “Bernie”.

Black has voice acted in some of the popular movies and TV shows such as Kung Fu Panda, The Simpsons, Ice Age, Shark Tale, and others. He has also voiced himself and other additional characters on the animated YouTube series “Tenacious D in Post-Apocalypto. Recently, Black voiced a character in The Super Mario Bros. Movie, released in April 2023.

Musical Career

Black has formed a rock band named Tenacious D along with his friend Kyle Gass. He is also the lead singer and guitarist for the band that has released four albums namely “Tenacious D”, “Rize of the Fenix”, “The Pick of Destiny”, and “Post-Apocalypto”. Their songs have even been featured in some video games and movies. The band has also provided backing vocals in albums of other bands. Black has made appearances in different music videos like “Sexx Laws”, “Learn to Fly”, “Low”, and others.

Jack Black’s YouTube Channel

Black created a YouTube channel called Jablinski Games in 2018 that garnered over 1 million subscribers within a week of its launch. His sons serve as videographers and editors of the channel and Black generally posts candid vlogs with his sons on the channel. Sometimes, he also uploads gaming content. In 2019, the channel raised money for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), after the well-known YouTuber Etika committed suicide after struggling with mental health issues.

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Jack Black’s Must-Watch Movies

Check out some of the best movies of actor/ comedian Jack Black.

MoviesYear of release
School of Rock2003
Shallow Hal2001
The Cable Guy1996
High Fidelity2000
Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle2017
Jumanji: The Next Level2019
Enemy Of The State1998
Tropic Thunder2008
Jesus’ Son1999
Don’t Worry, He Won’t Get Far On Foot2018
Enemy Of The State1998
The House With A Clock In Its Walls2018
Be Kind Rewind2008


  • Black struggled with cocaine use when he 14.
  • In 1991, his brother Howard Black died of AIDS at age 36.
  • Black is an outspoken critic of Donald Trump and has even written a protest song called “The Government Totally Sucks”.
  • His oldest brother Neil is also an engineer and scientist.
  • His channel Jablinski Games has around 4.85 million subscribers and over 202 million views (as of April 2023).

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Frequently Asked Questions

What is the net worth of Jack Black in 2023?

50 million US dollar (approx.)

Which is Jack Black’s highest-grossing movie?

Jumanji: Welcome To The Jungle ($962 million)

What is Jack Black suffering from?

Jack has a combined form of OCD (obsessive-compulsive disorder) and ADHD (Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder).

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