Thomas Jacob Black was the son of two satellite engineers, but unfortunately at the age of 10, his parents divorced. Jack Black
's earlier tv appearance as a child was for the activision game Pitfall! Eventually, Jack dropped out of school and lost his father's financial support to pursue a career in entertainment. Lucky for Jack, he scored roles on Life Goes On, Northern Exposure, Mr. Show, Picket Fences, and The X-Files. After doing a bunch of small roles, Jack Black
got his first breakout role in the movie Shallow Hal.