Dane Cook

Actor and Comedian
Born Mar 18, 1972

Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He has released five comedy albums: Harmful If Swallowed; Retaliation; Vicious Circle; Rough Around The Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden; and Isolated Incident. In 2006, Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went platinum.… Read More

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1972 Birth Born on March 18, 1972.


1992 20 Years Old On October 30, 1992, Cook and a group of local emerging improv/sketch comedians were scheduled to appear at the Boston Garden as part of local radio station WBCN's "Rock of Boston" music concert. … Read More
1994 22 Years Old In 1994, Cook moved to New York City and began performing. … Read More
1998 26 Years Old His big break came in 1998 when he appeared on Comedy Central's Premium Blend.
2000 28 Years Old In 2000, Cook did a half-hour special on Comedy Central Presents. … Read More


2003 31 Years Old In 2003, Cook released his first CD/DVD, Harmful If Swallowed. … Read More
He released his second CD/DVD in 2005, entitled Retaliation. … Read More
2006 34 Years Old In 2006, Cook headlined for Dave Attell's Insomniac Tour and hosted the 2006 Teen Choice Awards alongside Jessica Simpson. … Read More
On April 10, 2007, Cook broke The Laugh Factory's endurance record (previously held by Richard Pryor) by performing on stage for three hours and 50 minutes. … Read More
2008 36 Years Old 1 More Event
On January 1, 2008, Cook later broke Chapelle's record, by performing on stage for seven hours.
He finished his fourth album, Isolated Incident; a performance which aired on Comedy Central on May 17, 2009, with the release of the record following two days later.
2011 39 Years Old In 2011, Cook played himself in an episode of Louie, scripted by C.K., centering on a fictional encounter between the two comics during which they discuss the controversy.


2012 40 Years Old 1 More Event
In 2012, Cook caused a minor controversy when a joke he made in a comedy club about the 2012 Aurora shooting was recorded and made the news headlines. "So I heard that the guy came into the theater about 25 minutes into the movie. … Read More
2013 41 Years Old In 2013, Cook voiced the character of Dusty Crophopper in the animated film, Planes, a spin-off of Pixar's Cars franchise.
2014 42 Years Old He reprised his role as Dusty in the 2014 sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.
2015 43 Years Old In 2015, Cook will star in the film 400 Days with Brandon Routh, Caity Lotz, and Ben Feldman. … Read More
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