Jack Black’s first-ever acting role is surprisingly similar to that of his character in Jumanji, and the resurfaced clip is freaking everyone out…
Now, Jack Black is a comic genius. There’s no denying it. Everyone loves him. He’s charming, self-deprecating and just seems like he is so much fun.
Black is one of the biggest legends in Hollywood. He’s an actor, musician, and all-round funny man and it feels like he’s been around forever.
It’s been a long time since we first fell in love with him when School of Rock dropped and he’s never been off our screens.
He rose to fame in the indie rom-com High Fidelity, back in 2000, in which he played hapless record-store clerk Barry.
Then Black played the lead character Dewey Finn in 2004’s School of Rock – and immediately became a household name.
The 2006 comedy Nacho Libre was basically a vehicle for Black to be his top silly self. While not exactly a critical success, it has since gained a cult following.
But he hasn’t just been in comedies. He tried some more serious roles, such as when he played Carl Denham in the 2005 remake of King Kong. Then there was The Holiday, where he played the very lovable Miles opposite Kate Winslet. But it is Jack Black’s humor that makes him a national treasure.
Hardcore fans of the comedian will know that Jack Black and Kyle Gass made a movie about their own band, Tenacious D. In the movie they are a record-breaking band in the quest to search for the pick of destiny. In real life, they are still a rock band who tour around and play in front of huge crowds. It looks like fiction became reality.
And we all know Jack Black has a pretty distinct voice, but when it’s all animated it can be harder to distinguish people. Back in 2002, Jack was the voice of Zeke, a saber-toothed tiger, in Ice Age. Then in 2004, he played the vegetarian shark, Lenny, in Shark Tale.
Then in In 2017, Jack Black starred in the remake Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle, along with Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan, and Kevin Hart. The only difference is that Jack is actually playing a popular high-school girl, Bethany.
And although his breakout role only came in 2000, Black did actually star in an advert back when he was thirteen, and it’s eerily similar to his performance in Jumanji.
The advert was for a video game called Pitfall! in which players have to make their way through the jungle defeating any obstacles in their way. The game itself ended up becoming incredibly popular, going on to sell millions of copies worldwide.
After discovering the clip, many have highlighted the similarities, with one writing: “Jack Black was in Jumanji before he was in Jumanji.”
While another said: “Jack Black as a kid: advertising the game.
“Jack Black as an adult: Gets inside the game.
“That’s a good improvement right there.”
A third commented that he was doing “Jack Black mannerisms even at a young age.”