Dane Cook

Comedian, Actor
Crazed stand-up comedian Dane Cook needed only time, patience, and lots of late nights spent e-mailing strangers to cultivate a small but loyal fan base into mainstream success. Frustrated devotees - mostly college kids ... Read more »
Born: 03/17/1972 in Boston, Massachusetts, USA

Filmography

Actor (59)

400 Days 2014 (Movie)

Dvorak (Actor)

Comedy Bang! Bang! 2014 (Tv Show)

Himself

Planes: Fire and Rescue 2014 (Movie)

Dusty Crophopper (Voice)

Guns, Girls and Gambling 2013 (Movie)

(Actor)

Jimmy Kimmel Live 2004, 2013 (Tv Show)

Guest

Planes 2013 (Movie)

Dusty Crophopper (Voice)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)

Actor

Detention 2012 (Movie)

Principal Verge (Actor)

Answers to Nothing 2011 (Movie)

Ryan (Actor)

Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Hawaii Five-O 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

Louie 2011 (Tv Show)

Actor

American Idol 2010 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dane Cook: Isolated Incident 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Dane Cook: Rough Around the Edges 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

Teen Choice 2009 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)

Actor

The Jay Leno Show 2009 (Tv Show)

Actor

Idol Gives Back 2 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)

Actor

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

Tank (Actor)

Comic Relief 2006 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Crank Yankers 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Voice

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Mitch Burns (Actor)

Dane Cook's Tourgasm 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

Dane Cook: Vicious Circle 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Luck Chuck 2007 (Movie)

Charlie Logan (Actor)

Mr. Brooks 2007 (Movie)

Mr. Smith (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Employee of the Month 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Suddenly Susan 1997 - 1998, 2001 - 2002, 2005 - 2007 (Tv Show)

Actor

The 2007 ESPY Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2007 Teen Choice Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

The 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

VH1 Big in '06 Awards 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Actor

Employee of the Month 2006 (Movie)

Zack (Actor)

Farce of the Penguins 2006 (Movie)

Voice (Actor)

London 2006 (Movie)

George (Actor)

Saturday Night Live 2005 - 2006 (Tv Show)

Host

The 2006 Teen Choice Awards 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Host

The Late Show With David Letterman 2006 (Tv Show)

Guest

Video Game Awards 2005 2005 - 2006 (TV Show)

Actor

The 2005 MTV Video Music Awards 2004 - 2005 (TV Show)

Actor

Waiting... 2005 (Movie)

Floyd (Actor)

Comedy Central's Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2003 - 2004 (TV Show)

Actor

Good Girls Don't 2004 (Tv Show)

Actor

Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 (Tv Show)

Voice

Torque 2004 (Movie)

Neal Luff (Actor)

Stuck on You 2003 (Movie)

Officer Fraioli (Actor)

The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2002 - 2003 (TV Show)

Actor

The Touch 2002 (Movie)

Bob (Actor)

L.A.X. 2001 (Movie)

(Actor)

Comedy Central Presents... 2000 (Tv Show)

Actor

Comedy Rx: Comics Come Home 5 1999 - 2000 (TV Show)

Actor

Mystery Men 1999 (Movie)

Waffler (Actor)

Simon Sez 1999 (Movie)

Nick Miranda (Actor)

Buddy 1997 (Movie)

Fair Cop (Actor)

Comic Relief American Comedy Festival 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Maybe This Time 1995 - 1996 (TV Show)

Actor

Troublemaker (TV Show)

Himself

Windy City Heat (TV Show)

Actor
Producer (3)

400 Days 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

My Best Friend's Girl 2008 (Movie)

(Producer)

Dane Cook: Vicious Circle 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Executive Producer
Music (2)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

("Ruthie Pigface Draper") (Song)

Dan in Real Life 2007 (Movie)

Music Performer("Ruthie Pigface Draper") (Performer)
Writer (1)

Dane Cook: Vicious Circle 2006 - 2007 (TV Show)

Writer

Biography

Crazed stand-up comedian Dane Cook needed only time, patience, and lots of late nights spent e-mailing strangers to cultivate a small but loyal fan base into mainstream success. Frustrated devotees - mostly college kids and comedy clubbers - had been singing his praises for years, to no avail. But this "hottest comic no one has heard of," ended up cold-cocking the comedy world with his rock 'n' roll persona and hilarious observational bits on everyday life and pop cultural touchstones. His stand-up tours sold out within hours - even legendary venues like Carnegie Hall and Madison Square Garden. His second comedy album debuted at No. 4 on the Billboard charts. He became as much a Comedy Central fixture as Dave Chappelle and Jon Stewart. He even landed his ultimate dream gig, hosting "Saturday Night Live" (NBC, 1975- ). A lot changed overnight for this handsome, magnetic funnyman who more than put in his time, after a 15-year struggle to be heir apparent to the Carlin/Pryor/Martin comedy throne.

Relationships

George Cook

Father

Donna Cook

Mother

Raquel Houghton

Companion
Lead singer for Valli Girls lived together c. 2004 no longer together

EDUCATION

Arlington High School

Arlington , Massachusetts 1990

Milestones

2008

Played 'Tank' in the movie "My Best Friend's Girl" with Kate Hudson and Jason Biggs

2007

Played the title character in "Good Luck Chuck" opposite Jessica Alba

2007

Co-starred with Steve Carell in the comedy "Dan in Real Life"

2006

Signed a multiproject deal with HBO to include series, specials and other projects

2006

Co-starred with Jessica Simpson in the comedy "Employee of the Month"

2005

Performed in a nationwide comedy tour, which was documented on film in "Tourgasm" (aired on HBO)

2005

Had a feature role as Floyd in the comedy film "Waiting"

2005

Released sophomore comedy album Retaliation

2003

Released first comedy album, Harmful If Swallowed"; also included a DVD of his appearances on Comedy Central

2003

Made directorial debut with "8 Guys" (also wrote and starred)

2002

Financed an interactive website to help further his career and connect to his fans, DaneCook.com

2000

Appeared in his own half-hour feature segment on "Comedy Central Presents"

1999

Debuted his own short film "Spiral" (wrote, produced and starred)

1999

First appearance in a feature film, as ‘The Waffler’ a superhero in "Mystery Men"

1995

Made TV debut as Kyle in five episodes of the short-lived ABC series "Maybe This Time"

1995

Started performing stand-up comedy at The Laugh Factory in Los Angeles

Performed as part of a three-man improv troupe called Al and the Monkeys (with Robert Kelly and Al Del Bene)

Featured on Comedy Central’s stand-up comedy showcases "Premium Blend" (1998) and "Comics Come Home" (1999)

Bonus Trivia

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Website: www.danecook.com

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"I'd rather have to learn brain surgery than start stand-up again. Those first five years were f*cking brutal. No money, no benefits. I got a toothache in '92 and got it fixed in '95." - Cook, quoted in Rolling Stone magazine, Sept. 9, 2005

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In 2005, Cook started his own company to produce his albums and videos, which he named SUperFInger Entertainment.

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In December 2008, half-brother Darryl McCauley was accused of diverting money to his own personal accounts from Cook's business accounts during 2007 and 2008. Authorities alleged that McCauley forged a $3 million check to himself out of Cook's funds. In July 2009, he was indicted on additional charges that he stole more than $11 million from the comedian.

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