Who is Dane Cook?
Dane Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. Cook has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed, Live From Madison Square Garden, Isolated Incident, Retaliation, Vicious Circle, and Rough Around The Edges.
Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years in 2006 and also went platinum. In the fall of 2006, he performed an HBO special, Vicious Circle, a straight-to-DVD special titled Rough Around The Edges. He performed a Comedy Central special in 2009 titled Isolated Incident. He is also known for his use of observational, sometimes dark comedy, and often vulgar.
Dane is also one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage and MySpace to build a large fan base. In 2006, he was described as “alarmingly popular”. Cook has appeared in films since 1997 as an actor. He has appeared including Mystery Men, Waiting…, Employee of the Month, Life, Mr. Brooks, Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life and My Best Friend’s Girl. Cook also provided the lead voice role in the 2013 family film Planes, and also its 2014 sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.
In 1994, Cook moved to New York City and began performing. He moved to Los Angeles two years later, where he still lives today. Cooks’ big break came in 1998 when he appeared on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. He did a half-hour special on Comedy Central Presents in 2000. His special has won the Comedy Central Stand-up showdown twice in a row since then.
How Old is Dane Cook?
Dane Jeffrey Cook was born on March 18, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S. He is 48 years old as of 2020.
Dane Cook Family | Brother
He was born the second son of Donna Jean who died in 2006 and George F. Cook who died in 2007. Cook has also an older half-brother, Darryl, and five sisters. Dane grew up in a Catholic family of Irish descent. He was raised in Arlington, Massachusetts.
His half-brother Darryl was Cook’s business manager until 2008. It was then discovered that Darryl and his wife had embezzled millions of dollars from him. The couple were convicted and sentenced to prison for the swindling.
Dane Cook Girlfriend | Wife
Dane is reportedly dating Kelsi Taylor. Taylor is an aspiring singer who has performed background vocals for Grammy nominees including Demi Lovato and Little Big Town. Despite their 26 years age gap, the couple seems to be getting very much cozy with each other.
Dane Cook Kids
Cook has no any child yet.
Dane Cook Net Worth
The comedian has an estimated net worth of $30 million.
Dane Cook Height
The American film actors height is 5ft 11 ¾ or 182.2 cm tall.
Dane Cook Harmful If Swallowed
He released his first CD/DVD, Harmful If Swallowed In 2003. Cook signed a contract with Comedy Central Records. This album is certified platinum.
Dane Cook Retaliation
In 2005, he released his second CD/DVD, it was entitled Retaliation. The album went double platinum and made Dane the first comic in 29 years to have an album at #4 on the Billboard charts. Cook performed at the MTV Video Music Awards, and afterwards joined Snoop Dogg in presenting the award for Best New Artist.
Dane Cook Vicious Circle
He performed his first HBO Special entitled Vicious Circle on April 15, 2005. It was filmed “in the round” at the TD Garden. The very year, he shot two pilot episodes for his own sitcom, Cooked. It never got picked up and the two pilot episodes were later released on DVD as the Lost Pilot Episodes.
Dane Cook Tourgasm
Cook embarked on a 30-day, 20-show college tour called Tourgasm with his longtime friends Robert Kelly, Gary Gulman, and Jay Davis that same year. It was filmed and later made into a 9-episode documentary on HBO.
Dane Cook Rough Around The Edges
Cook released his third CD/DVD entitled Rough Around The Edges on November 13, 2007. It was filmed live at Madison Square Garden in New York City. He embarked on his first arena tour during that time.
Dane Cook Isolated Incident
Cook finished his fourth album, Isolated Incident; a performance which aired on Comedy Central on May 17, 2009. The release of the record followed two days later. On April 25, 2009, he kicked off that tour at the Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut. The album will be the last as part of his four-record deal with Comedy Central Records.
Dane Cook Laugh Factory
On April 10, 2007, Cook broke the Laugh Factory’s endurance record which previously held by Richard Pryor by performing on stage for three hours and 50 minutes on April 10, 2007.
The isolated incident was performed at Laugh Factory in Hollywood, it is considered to be Cook’s home base, this is where he goes and works on new material. He released the DVD version of it in November 2009.
Dane Cook Troublemaker
Showtime aired his Troublemaker special in 2014. He performs a standup routine that skewers aspects of every day life and human behavior.
Dane Cook Shows
- Louie 2010 – 2015
- Tourgasm – 2006
- Maybe This Time – 1995, 1996
- American Gods – since 2017
- Next Caller
Dane Cook Movies | Film
|1999||Simon Sez||Nick Miranda|
|1999||Mystery Men||The Waffler|
|2000||Comedy Central Presents||Himself|
|1999 – 2001||The Late Show||Himself|
|2003||Stuck on You||Officer Fraioli|
|2003||Windy City Heat||Roman Polanski|
|2004||Mr. 3000||Sausage Mascot|
|2006||Employee of the Month||Zack Bradley|
|2007||Farce of the Penguins||Online Penguin|
|2007||Mr. Brooks||Mr. Smith|
|2007||Good Luck Chuck||Chuck/Charlie|
|2007||Dan in Real Life||Mitch Burns|
|2008||My Best Friend’s Girl||Tank Turner|
|2011||Answers to Nothing||Ryan|
|2011||Hawaii Five-0||Matt Williams|
|2011||Detention||Principal Karl Verge|
|2012||Guns, Girls and Gambling||Sheriff Hutchins|
|2014||Planes: Fire & Rescue||Dusty Crophopper|
|2014||Comedy Bang! Bang!||Himself|
|2015||400 Days||Cole Dvorak|
Dane Cook Albums
- Harmful If Swallowed
Released: July 22, 2003
Released: July 26, 2005
- Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden
Released: November 13, 2007
- Isolated Incident
Released: May 19, 2009
- I Did My Best: Greatest Hits Album
Released: November 22, 2010.
Dane Cook Louis Ck
In 2011, Cook played himself in an episode of Louie, scripted by C.K in 2011. He centered on a fictional encounter between the two comics during which they discuss the controversy. Louis C.K. defended Cook in an interview in 2012, saying “I don’t think he stole from me knowingly… I think he sort of got some of my jokes in his head and got sloppy. He’s a good guy and not capable of maleficence.”