Dane Jeffrey Cook, born on March 18, 1972, is an American comedian and film actor with a notable repertoire of six comedy albums. His albums include Harmful If Swallowed, Retaliation, Vicious Circle, Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden, and Isolated Incident.
Notably, his 2006 album Retaliation broke records as the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years and achieved platinum status. Cook has also performed in several specials.
Also, an HBO special in late 2006 called Vicious Circle a straight-to-DVD special titled Rough Around The Edges (which is included in the album of the same name), and a Comedy Central special in 2009 titled Isolated Incident. Cook is recognized for his use of observational humor, often employing vulgar and sometimes dark comedy.
Dane Cook was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts to Donna Jean (née Ford; passed away in 2006) and George F. Cook (passed away in 2007). He was the second son, with an older half-brother named Darryl and five sisters. Cook was raised in a Catholic family of Irish heritage.
As a child, Cook was introverted, quiet, and shy, but a “wild child” at home, according to his own description. He overcame his shyness in his junior year of high school when he started acting and doing stand-up comedy.
After completing high school, he pursued graphic design in college as a backup plan in case his comedic aspirations didn’t take off. Interestingly, Cook designs all of his merchandise, including the album cover for his debut album “Harmful If Swallowed.”
Dane Cook embarked on his stand-up career in 1990, performing in various comedy clubs. In 1992, Cook and a group of emerging improv/sketch comedians were scheduled to perform at the Boston Garden as part of local radio station WBCN’s “Rock of Boston” music concert.
Despite their nerves, they were determined to perform well, but the crowd, anticipating Phish’s headline act and impatient for the comedy act to finish, began throwing shoes and lighters at the stage. Robert Kelly, also part of the comedy group, attempted to calm the audience, but to no avail.
The incident left Cook and his group with minor injuries and forced them to leave the stage. Cook discussed this experience, including his dejection and his vow to someday perform successfully at the Boston Garden, as part of a web series for The Tonight Show called “Worst I Ever Bombed.”
Dane Cook has had a successful career as a stand-up comedian and film actor. he has released six comedy albums including Harmful If Swallowed, retaliation, and Vicious Circle which became the highest-charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum.
Cook has also performed in several specials including an HBO special in late 2006 called Vicious Circle a straight-to-DVD special titled Rough Around the Edges and a Comedy Central special in 2009 titled Isolated Incident.
In addition to his comedy work cook has appeared in a number of films including Employee of the Month Good Luck Chuck and My Best Friend’s Girl. He has also had voice roles in animated films such as Planes and Planes Fire & Rescue.
Cook’s success in comedy and acting has earned him a substantial net worth and he has been recognized with various awards including the Teen Choice Award for Choice Comedian and the Big Entertainer Award at the VH1 Big in ’06 Awards. Overall Cook has established himself as a prominent figure in the world of comedy and entertainment.
Dane Cook’s Net Worth
Dane Cook, an accomplished American stand-up comedian, and actor boast a net worth of $35 million. Despite being a popular and successful comedian, Cook has faced controversy throughout his career.
While opinions may differ on the quality of his humor, it cannot be denied that he consistently performs to packed audiences. Furthermore, Cook has also made a name for himself in the world of acting, with numerous notable roles to his credit.
|Born||March 18, 1972|
|Net Worth||$35 million|