- Full Name: Dane Jeffery Cook
- Born: 3/18/1972
- Place of Birth: Cambridge, Massachusetts
- Occupation: Comedian, Actor
- Marital Status: Single
Dane Cook Net Worth History
Since Cook’s big break on Comedy Central’s ‘Premium Blend’ in 1998, he has been one of the best selling and most well-traveled comedians in the country. Cook has put out five comedy albums: Harmful if Swallowed, Retaliation, Vicious Circle, Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden, and Isolated Incident. Retaliation went double platinum in the U.S. and was the highest charting album in 28 years on the Billboard 200. In recent years, Dane Cook has also branched out into major motion pictures, starring in comedy vehicles like Good Luck Chuck, Employee of the Month, and Planes. Even though critics often disparage his movies, they have certainly brought Cook to a new stratosphere in terms of net wealth. As both an actor and an executive producer, Dane Cook has reaped profits from all of his movies because they have each outperformed their budgets, despite being critically panned.
About Dane Cook
Dane Cook hails from Cambridge, Massachusetts; he studied graphic design in college but has been active in the comedy world since 1990. After moving to New York in 1994 to perform and write, he quickly grew tired of the city and moved to Los Angeles, where he got his break at Comedy Central. Cook skyrocketed to fame in an extremely brief time in the mid-2000s, and is often recognized as one of the first comedians to effectively use online platforms and Myspace to cultivate a particular image to his fanbase.
Cook’s comedy has been subject to criticism, but usually focuses on vulgarity and youth issues. He has been embroiled in several scandals in which other comedians have accused him of stealing their jokes. In particular, Ron White, Louis C.K., and Joe Rogan have directly implied that Cook stole pieces of their jokes and put them into his routine without acknowledgement. Cook and Louis C.K. addressed these controversies on a poignant episode of Louie, which acknowledged the difficulties that both men experienced during the hubbub.
Concurrently with his rising comedy career, Dane Cook took on several movie roles throughout the late 1990s and early 2000s. His first forays into the movie industry were supporting roles in Mystery Man and opposite Dennis Rodman in Simon Sez, but he quickly moved into larger and more important roles. Movies like Good Luck Chuck and Dan in Real Life improved his standing within the film industry, and he has cemented that standing with starring roles in Pixar’s Cars spinoffs entitled Planes and Planes: Fire and Rescue.
Although Cook’s career has stalled in recent years, he still has several projects rumored to be in the pipeline. These include the Neil Labute Broadway production called Fat Pig, a star turn and executive producer credit in Matt Osterman’s 400 Days, and a rumored sixth comedy album. Dane has continued to play shows in and around the Los Angeles area, particularly at home base comedy club The Laugh Factor, as he hones his new material for a presumptive 2016 release.