10 Famous Actors Who Are Also Famous-ish Musicians

Jack Black – Tenacious D


JB is part of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D. While some actors have steered to a more serious musical career, Jack added a rather adorable quirkiness, passion and bizarre sense of humor to his lyrics. The songs often end up being very self-parodic. Even in the band’s early phases they had nationwide concert tours, at massive venues, and a lot of these were completely sold out. Jack Black’s musical streak seems to have garnered a decent amount of followers among gaming crowds. Among the band’s more recent achievements occurred on November 27, 2015, when they launched their first live album, to vinyl and on January 15th 2016, to all digital (iTunes, Spotify, Amazon, and Google Play).

In the movies:

Jack was known for a variety of roles, but he stood out when playing the passionate filmmaker Carl Denham in Peter Jackson’s King Kong (2005) – the remake of the Hollywood classic. Jack also voiced the lead character in Kung Fu Panda, which grossed $20.3 million when it opened in the US. His other acting roles include 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), Bernie (2011), Goosebumps (2015) and the aforementioned Kung Fu Panda series.