Me and my brother Kyle, we were walking down this long and lonesome road, when all of a sudden there shined a shiny teacher, in the middle of the road, and she said, write the best speech in the world, or I’ll eat your soul. If you haven’t figured it out already I chose to do my speech on the great Thomas Black or better known as Jack Black. Actor, comedian, singer songwriter, and lead vocalist for tenacious D.How many people really know anything bout Jack Black, other than he has been in some movies, played some so-so parts, and seems to make an ass of himself? Well then let me fill you in.
A. Thomas Black, born august 28th, 1969 in Hermosa Beach, Californiaa. mother and father satellite engineers and jack Only child together,b. always battling for their attention. At this point young Jack went to Hebrew school, were even then he was hailed as the class clown.
B. His parents divorced when he was 10 anda. moved 8 bedroom house mom near MGM studios.b. rented out rooms Jack came to know a music loving journalist
C. At this time jack became a troubled student only interested in music, arts, and theatrea. age 8, played the wizard in a summer camp production of wizard of oz,
b. muscled his way into every show he could.D. age of thirteen first TV ad for the activision game Pitfall,a. not a sign that that jacks acting career moving upwards.
b. 15 jack got into cocaine,c. stolen money from his mom sent school for difficult teens,d. on campus therapists helped him greatly.
E. It was at a specialist arts and science school that he rediscovered At UCLA member of Tim Robbins acting troupe and it was now that Black Kyle Gass.
a. comic possibilities of stadium Rock.F. two chunky guys bashing on acoustic guitars, tribute to the greatest one
a. biggest cult bands of the late 90’s and 2000’s.
G. The D’s act showcased blacks theatrical abilities, amazing vocals, and gass’s support on the guitar
a. smoking pot, their musical and sexual powers, and subjects right out of dungeons and dragons.
H. The duo began playing together in 1994, Al’s Bar, playing just one numbera. the afore mentioned homage to the greatest song, “Tribute.”
I. film debut in 1996’s Bio-Dome. hit it big,
a. Beck, Pearl Jam, and the Foo Fighters.
J. 2001 critical mass second nation wide tour selling out shows
K. successfully maintaining band comedic star
a. High Fidelity, with Jon Cusack Tim Robbins