Born on March 18, 1972, Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and actor. Although bursting with confidence when he is on stage, he used to be a very introverted boy during his childhood. He overcame his shyness when he went to high school and took acting lessons. It is here where he also started doing stand-up comedy.
Dane Cook Net Worth - $30 Million
Birth Name - Dane Jeffrey Cook
Date of birth - March 18, 1972
Zodiac Sign - Pisces
Birth Place - Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S
Nationality - American
Height - 6′ 0″
Profession - Screenwriter, Television producer, Comedian, Film producer, Voice Actor, Film director, Television Director
His style of comedy can be described as being observational and is oftentimes vulgar. He also sometimes uses dark comedy as well. The delivery is casual, using a long-form storytelling kind of format. His usual subjects include human behavior and sexuality, the politics of the USA and gender differences.
The Dane Cook net worth is estimated to be around $30 million. So far, he boasts five original comedy albums:, Retaliation (released in 2005), Harmful if Swallowed (released in 2003), Vicious (released in 2006), Isolated Incident (released in 2009) and Rough Around The Edges (released in 2006). Additionally, he has launched a compilation album in 2010 called I Did My Best, containing some of the artist's Greatest Hits.
In 2006, Retaliation was deemed the highest scoring comedy album on the charts in 28 years. As a result, it was deemed Platinum by the RIAA. Another noteworthy achievement is that he is one of the first comedians to use a personal webpage (namely MySpace) in order to attract and build his fan base. He thus has a large following on the internet. In terms of his acting career, he has appeared in movies since 1997, mostly comedies.
Credits include films like Employee of the Month (released in 2006), Mystery Men (released in 1999), Waiting… (released in 2005), Good Luck Chuck (released in 2007), Mr. Brooks (released in 2007), Dan in Real Life (released in 2007), and My Best Friend’s Girl (released in 2008).
As an actor, he has starred alongside a number of well known Hollywood names such as Ben Stiller, Ryan Reynolds, Jessica Alba, Steve Carell, Kevin Costner, Jason Biggs, Jessica Simpson and Kate Hudson. He has also done voice work for Disney’s Planes (2013) and its sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue (2014).
He has been a host on Saturday Night Live two times. The first was in 2005 and the second was a year later, when he hosted the first episode of SNL’s thirty-second season. In 2007, he had become the second comedian in history to sell out tickets at the Madison Square Garden. His tours have included Tourgasm (2006), Rough Around the Edges Tour (2007) and Globo Thermo Tour (2009).