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LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 27: Jack Black at Clayton Kershaw's 5th Annual Ping Pong 4 Purpose Celebrity Tournament at Dodger Stadium on July 27, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Leon Bennett/Getty Images for Kershaw's Challenge )

It’s the funny man’s birthday (August 28)! Believe it or not, his first name isn’t Jack, that’s actually his middle name. The actor’s real first name is Thomas. He first acted at 13 for a TV commercial for the video game Pitfall. Since then, he has made us laugh and even cry…he actually has serious acting chops.

Here are 8 of our favorite (Thomas) Jack Black scenes that made us laugh.


  1. School Of Rock

School of Rock - classroom leadership

Uploaded by Brian Griffith on 2014-06-06.

We all wished that Jack Black was our music teacher!


  1. Nacho Libre

Stretchy Pants - Nacho Libre (3/10) Movie CLIP (2006) HD

Nacho Libre movie clips: BUY THE MOVIE: Don't miss the HOTTEST NEW TRAILERS: CLIP DESCRIPTION: Chancho (Darius Rose) discovers Nacho (Jack Black) putting on his wrestling costume; Esqueleto (Hector Jimenez) gets baptized.

His views on stretchy pants give us life.


  1. High Fidelity

High Fidelity - Monday Morning Tape

Barry's Monday morning mixtape.

There can’t be a list about Jack Black without having one scene of him dancing. Fair warning: there’s strong language!


  1. The Holiday

The Holiday (2006) | Video Store Scene | Jack Black & Kate Winslet

Video Store Scene (+Dustin Hoffman cameo) Jack Black & Kate Winslet From: The Holiday (2006)

Get schooled on movie soundtracks and catch a cameo of Dustin Hoffman. What more could you want from a scene?


  1. Orange County

Orange County Jack Black High

One of my favorite scenes from Orange County.

We still wish that someone would create those shirts and hats he invented.


  1. Tropic Thunder

Tropic Thunder - Best of Jeff Portnoy / Jack Black / Hot LZ

Funny scenes with Jack Black as Jeff Portnoy in Tropic Thunder.

His character, Jeff Portnoy had way to many good scenes to only pick one.


  1. Saving Silverman

Saving Silverman - Cherry, Cherry

2001 - Steve Zahn, Jack Black, and Jason Biggs perform Neil Diamond's "Cherry, Cherry" in the movie Saving Silverman.

Jack Black and Neil Diamond? We are in love!


  1. Year One

Year One Hilarious scene jack black

jack black acting retarded

The way he says, “fetch” gets us every time.


Sarah is a Hufflepuff living in NYC. When she is not traveling or talking to random animals, she is working as a script writer. Tweet her at @lumpyspacederp