Tavis Smiley: My Conversation With Jack Black

04/24/2015 09:25 am ET | Updated Jun 24, 2015

Tonight, I'm joined by Jack Black, one of this generation's most beloved comedic actors. The star of hit films like School of Rock and Kung Fu Panda currently has his hands in multiple projects, including the upcoming HBO series The Brink, and a feature film titled The D Train, due out on May 8th.

In addition to his film and television success, Jack has an enduring passion for live theater, which dates back to his days in school. In the clip below, he talks about one particular acting teacher who had a profound impact on his life, and how he came to produce her stage play, Walking the Tightrope.

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