Actor, Musician And Comedian Jack Black was born as Thomas Jacob Black in 1969 in Santa Monica California. He is a married man and has two children with his wife Tanya Haden. The couple tied the knot in 2006, indicating that Black is in a committed heterosexual relationship. Unfortunately, despite his success in the entertainment industry, Black often faces invasive scrutiny of his personal life. In particular, questions about his sexual orientation arise frequently.
While Black himself has never disclosed his sexual orientation, he has often played gay characters in his films and TV shows. He portrayed Billy “Fancy Pants” Gamble, a gay costume designer for the school band in School of Rock, and Miles Massey’s gay assistant Rex Rexroth in Intolerable Cruelty. He also kissed James Marsden on the lips in The D Train, and has appeared as Ludwig van Beethoven in Great Minds and Professor Shelly Oberon in Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle.
In addition to these film and television roles, Black has also performed on stage. He has starred in several Broadway plays, including Into the Woods and The D Train, and has done numerous stand-up comedy specials.
In his personal life, Black is a practicing Jew and has three older half-siblings through his mother. His brother Howard died of AIDS-related illness in 1991. Black has an extensive list of television credits, with appearances in series such as The Brinks, Northern Exposure, Mr. Show, and The X-Files.