Dane Cook Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio

Dane Cook Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio: Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released six comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around the Edges: Live from Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident.

Dane Cook Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio
Dane Cook Net Worth, Wife, Wiki, Bio


Table of Contents

Early Life

Dane Jeffrey Cook was born on March 18th of 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Raised alongside six siblings in a Catholic household, Cook has admitted he was shy and introverted as a child. However, this all changed when he first tried stand-up comedy during his first year of high school. He also embarked on an acting career during his high school years. After graduation, Cook studied graphic design as a “back-up plan” in case his career in entertainment didn’t work out. Although he never had to fall back on this skill, he continues to create his own designs for his t-shirt prints, album covers, and more.


Dane Cook has been accused of plagiarism or “stealing jokes” on more than one occasion. One of the most notable examples came when Joe Rogen claimed Cook had taken a “bit” from one of his routines. Although the situation grew tense, they eventually buried the hatchet when both comedians talked on Joe Rogen’s podcast. Observers have also noted that many of Cook’s routines seem quite similar to those performed earlier by Louis C.K. This controversy was mirrored in an episode of Louis, where the pair appeared as fictional characters having a discussion about plagiarized material that seemed very similar to the real-life situation that was playing out. Louis C.K. himself later stated that Cook probably never intentionally “stole” the routines and that he probably just absorbed ideas subconsciously, later copying them without fully realizing it.


In 1994, Cook began performing his stand-up comedies in New York City. Two years later, he moved to Los Angeles, where he still lives today. His most significant break was in 1998 when he appeared in Comedy Central’s Premium Blend. Dean released his debut album, Harmful If Swallowed, in 2003, after which he had to sign a contract with Comedy Central Records. It is worth mentioning that Dean’s first two albums were a special hit film and were certified as Platinum and Double Platinum respectively.

Dean also hosted a popular TV show, “Saturday Night Live,” in 2005. Doc was the second comedian to sell Madison Square Garden altogether. In fact, he did two house shows in one night. The night’s shows were recorded and later sold as a third comic album as well as a DVD. His fourth album, Isolated Event, was once again a hit and hit TV in 2009, just two days after its release on Comedy Central. He began the tour on April 25, 2009, at Inkas Valley, Connecticut, on the occasion of Mohegan Sun.

Leave a Comment