Versatile actor, singer and comedian Jack Black will make a special appearance at the 87th Oscars, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. The Oscars, hosted by Neil Patrick Harris, will air Sunday, Feb. 22, live on ABC.
"Jack Black is a complete original comic voice, and we're beyond thrilled that he has agreed to join the Oscars show in a very special sequence" Zadan and Meron said.
Black has starred in such films as "High Fidelity," "Shallow Hal," "School of Rock," "King Kong" and "Tropic Thunder," and is voicing the title character in "Kung Fu Panda 3," his third turn in the animated feature series. He also is the lead singer and guitarist of the comedy rock duo Tenacious D, which he formed in 1994 with Kyle Gass. Black has made three previous appearances on the Oscars, most recently as a presenter at the 81st Academy Awards.
The 87th Oscars will be held at the Dolby Theatre at Hollywood & Highland Center in Hollywood, and will be televised live on the ABC Television Network at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT. The Oscars will be televised live in more than 225 countries and territories worldwide.