Thomas Jacob "Jack" Black (born August 28, 1969) is an American actor, singer, and comedian. His acting career has been extensive, starring primarily in comedy films. He is known for his roles in High Fidelity (2000), Shallow Hal (2001), School of Rock (2003), King Kong (2005), The Holiday (2006), Nacho Libre (2006), Kung Fu Panda (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Gulliver's Travels (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), Bernie (2011), Goosebumps (2015), and Kung Fu Panda 3 (2016). He has been nominated for two Golden Globe Awards. Black is the lead vocalist of the comedic rock group Tenacious D which he formed in 1994 with friend Kyle Gass. They have released the albums Tenacious D, The Pick of Destiny and Rize of the Fenix.