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Dane Cook



A stand-up comic whose rock & roll sensibility and unwavering loyalty to his fan base have propelled him to become one of the most popular comedians of his generation, Dane Cook hit it big on the comedy circuit before breaking into feature films with bit parts in such movies as Buddy and Mystery Men in the late '90s. Born in Cambridge, MA, and raised in Arlington, Cook was an introverted child whose shy exterior betrayed a hyperactive and intensely creative imagination. By the time Cook was able to find his voice as a comic he was also able to recognize that his unique approach was an ideal blend of his mother's manic energy and his father's sarcastic swagger, and in 1990 it was time to take the stage for his debut stand-up performance. Having found enough success on stage to say goodbye to his day job just three short years later, Cook was finally prepared to make his bid for the big time. If his early screen roles weren't necessarily substantial enough to gain him notice on the big screen, it was his early short film Spiral that showed the promise needed for his career in front of the camera to continue gaining momentum. Back in the realm of stand-up comedy, Cook's debut release Harmful if Swallowed went certified gold after selling more than 450,000 copies in less than two years.

It was around this time that the rising star first realized the career-boosting potential of the Internet, an epiphany that soon resulted in the creation of his popular personal website, danecook.com. Though the site did indeed provide the comic with a notable means to staying in touch with his rapidly growing fan base, it was Cook's subsequent MySpace page that would truly serve to show the humble comic's progressive mind for innovation. Appearances on such popular television comedy programs as The Man Show, Crank Yankers, and Jimmy Kimmel Live found success coming at a clip, and he was soon garnering roles in such features as Torque, Waiting, Employee of the Month, Dan in Real Life, My Best Friend's Girl, and Answers to Nothing. Cook would also continute to perform stand-up, releasing comedy albums and on his own stand up specials.

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Filmography

MOVIES

RATING TITLE CREDIT YEAR
13% 400 Days
  • Executive Producer
2016
44% Planes: Fire And Rescue
  • Dusty
2014
No Score Yet Planes: Vitaminamulch Air Spectacular
  • Dusty
2014
No Score Yet Dane Cook: Troublemaker
  • Actor
  • Director
2014
25% Planes
  • Dusty Crophopper
2013
No Score Yet Guns, Girls and Gambling
  • Sheriff Hutchins
2012
38% Detention
  • Principal Verge
2012
9% Answers to Nothing
  • Ryan
2011
No Score Yet Starz Inside: Comics On Screen
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Dane Cook: Isolated Incident
  • Actor
2009
No Score Yet Dane Cook: ISolated INcident
  • Actor
2009
14% My Best Friend's Girl
  • Tank
2008
No Score Yet Comic Relief: The Greatest...and The Latest
  • Actor
2008
No Score Yet Dane Cook: Rough Around The Edges
  • Actor
2007
64% Dan in Real Life
  • Mitch
2007
5% Good Luck Chuck
  • Charlie
2007
55% Mr. Brooks
  • Mr. Smith
2007
No Score Yet Farce of the Penguins
  • Online Penguin
2007
No Score Yet Dane Cook - The Lost Pilots
  • Actor
2007
20% Employee of the Month
  • Zack Bradley
2006
No Score Yet Dane Cook: Vicious Circle
  • Actor
2006
No Score Yet Windy City Heat
  • Actor
2006
14% London
  • George
2006
No Score Yet Dane Cook's Tourgasm
  • Actor
2006
31% Waiting
  • Floyd
2005
No Score Yet Dave Attells's Insomniac Tour Uncensored!
  • Actor
2005
No Score Yet Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour Uncensored!
  • Actor
2005
23% Torque
  • Neil Luff
2004
61% Stuck on You
  • Officer Fraioli
2003
No Score Yet The Touch
  • Bob
2003
0% Simon Sez
  • Nick
1999
60% Mystery Men
  • Waffler
1999
25% Buddy
  • Fair Cop
1997
No Score Yet Flypaper
  • Tim
1997

TV

RATING TITLE CREDIT
No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents
1998-2011
  • Performer
No Score Yet American Idol
2002-2016
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Next Caller
2012
  • Cam Dunne
No Score Yet Inside Comedy
2012-2015
  • Guest
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The View
1997
  • Guest
No Score Yet Hawaii Five-0
2010
  • Matt Williams
No Score Yet Last Comic Standing
2003-2015
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Comedy Bang! Bang!
2012
  • Guest
93% Louie
2010-2015
  • Himself Dane Cook
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
  • Guest
No Score Yet Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
2004-2012
  • Appearing
No Score Yet Saturday Night Live
1975
  • Actor
  • Performer

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