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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

We all wished that Jack Black was our music teacher!

 

  1. Nacho Libre

His views on stretchy pants give us life.

 

  1. High Fidelity

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

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

 

  1. Tropic Thunder

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

 

  1. Saving Silverman

Jack Black and Neil Diamond? We are in love!

 

  1. Year One

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