Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Honors Jack Black with Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
Watch the complete ceremony as the Hollywood Chamber helps Jack Black unveil the star below
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce proudly honored actor Jack Black with the 2,645th star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame today, Tuesday, September 18, 2018 at 11:30 a.m. PDT. The star was dedicated in the category of Motion Pictures at 6441 Hollywood Boulevard. The star was placed next to the historic Stromberg Clock as an homage to his new film, “The House with a Clock in its Walls.”
“Jack Black fans will have a great time when they see one of Hollywood’s funniest actors receive his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame,” stated Ana Martinez, Producer of the Walk of Fame ceremonies. “We are proud to add this popular comedic actor on our historic Walk of Fame.”
Helping Emcee Leron Gubler, President & CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce unveil the star were Mike White and Richard Linklater.
The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce which administers the popular star ceremonies encourages people who are unable to attend and fans around the world to watch the event exclusively on www.walkoffame.com.
Jack Black was born Thomas Jacob Black in Santa Monica, California. He attended the University of California at Los Angeles. While at UCLA, he was a member of Tim Robbins’s acting troupe and it was through this collaboration that led to his 1992 film debut in Bob Roberts (1992), his breakthrough performance in High Fidelity (2000), and his rock-comedy band, Tenacious D, have created an ever-growing cult following.
Black has cemented himself as one of the most versatile and sought-after talents in entertainment with multiple high-profile projects in the works. He will next be seen starring opposite Cate Blanchett in Amblin’s The House with a Clock in its Walls, set for release on September 21st. This fall, he will be touring with his band, Tenacious D, for their new album, Post-Apocalypto. The album is the soundtrack to their new six-episode animated series which will premiere on their YouTube channel on September 28th. In 2017, Black starred opposite Dwayne Johnson and Kevin Hart in the International hit Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, which made over 400 million dollars in the United States.
Additionally, he was a producer and star of The Polka King, which premiered at the 2017 Sundance Film Festival and was released on Netflix last September and starred as “R.L. Stein” in Sony Pictures’ hit movie Goosebumps, the film adaption based on the popular children’s books.
Black starred in the critically-acclaimed independent film Bernie, a role for which he earned a 2013 Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical” School of Rock, which earned Black his first Golden Globe nomination for “Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture – Comedy or Musical”; and the Academy Award-winning blockbuster film King Kong. Black’s additional film credits include: Nacho Libre, Kung Fu Panda, Shallow Hal, Orange County andThe Holiday.
A true multi-hyphenate, Black continues to tour both domestically and internationally as the lead singer of the rock-folk comedy group, Tenacious D, which he created with longtime friend and collaborator Kyle Gass. The duo released their self-titled album with Epic Records in Fall 2001 and was quickly certified at gold-selling status. Their first feature film, Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, was released in November 2006 and went down like an exploding Led Zeppelin - the sickening thud of failure reverberated throughout the entertainment industry. But they climbed and clawed their way back in 2012 with the most powerful comeback album in the history of recorded music with “Rize of the Fenix”.
In 2013, Black and Gass founded Festival Supreme, an annual music and comedy festival that returned for its fourth year in October 2016.
Black is involved with the following charities: Milk and Bookies, Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles, Red Nose Day, Coalitions to Salute America’s Heroes, Stand Up to Cancer, 24th Street Theater, The United Mitochondrial Disease Foundation, My Friend’s Place, Happy Hippie Foundation and many more.
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The Hollywood Walk of Fame is an internationally-recognized Hollywood icon. With approximately 24 star ceremonies annually broadcast around the world, the constant reinforcement provided to the public has made the Walk of Fame a top visitor attraction. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce continues to add stars on the Walk of Fame as the representative of the City of Los Angeles. The Walk of Fame is a tribute to all of those who worked diligently to develop the concept and to maintain this world-class tourist attraction. The Walk of Fame is open to the public. No paid admission or assigned seating at star ceremonies.It is understood that the cost of installing a star on the Walk of Fame upon approval is $40,000 and the sponsor of the nominee accepts the responsibility for arranging for payment to the Hollywood Historic Trust, a 501(c)3 charitable foundation. The funds are used to pay for the creation/installation of the star and ceremony, as well as maintenance of the Walk of Fame. Download the official app for iPhones and Android devices at http://officialhollywoodwalkoffameapp.com
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For more than 97 years, the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce has provided leadership, business development resources, networking, and government affairs programs and services to keep the Hollywood business and residential communities safe, relevant and economically vital. Donelle Dadigan, is the Chair of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors 2018-19, and Leron Gubler is the President/CEO of the Hollywood Chamber of Commerce. For more information please visit www.hollywoodchamber.net.
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