Raised in the Boston suburb of Arlington, MA, Cook began his career at age 18, honing his craft on the college and comedy club circuits. A firm believer in connecting personally with his fans, Cook became one of the first comics to develop and maintain his own website to reach out to audiences. He still routinely spends hours every day personally answering fans’ emails and works tirelessly to remain accessible through blogs, podcasts, and free downloads of his routines.
Named a “comedian phenom and icon” by Entertainment Weekly, Dane Cook has maintained his reputation as one of today’s most prolific stand-up comedians while simultaneously distinguishing himself as a charismatic and versatile actor in a variety of film and television projects.
He has starred in numerous film and television projects include starring roles in Touchstone’s Dan in Real Life (with Steve Carell), Lionsgate’s romantic comedy, Good Luck Chuck (with Jessica Alba), and MGM’s thriller, Mr. Brooks (with Kevin Costner, Demi Moore and William Hurt).
Combining energetic physical comedy, clever wordplay and trenchant observations about human behavior, Cook’s unique brand of stand-up and accessible guy-next-door attitude have galvanized audiences of all ages.