Dane Cook is a film actor and comedian. Cook is known for his observational skills and occasional dark comedy. In this article, we will discuss some details from his life and career and Dane Cook Net Worth in 2020.
Cook’s comedic style consists of ‘long-form storytelling’ and ‘multipurpose phrases’. Being a fan favorite, Cook has five comedy albums out of which Retaliation was the highest charting comedy album in 28 years. The album also earned platinum status in 2006.
He was the second comedian to sell out Madison Square Garden’s large arena space and was one of the most popular comedians and was often referred to as “alarmingly popular. And the first comedian ever to build a huge fan base through the American Social Networking Service, MySpace.
Along with a humorous comedian he was also an exceptional actor. He has been a part of some great films including Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, Mystery Men, Waiting…, My Best Friend’s Girl. He has also given his voice to the animated movie Planes and its sequel Planes: Fire & Rescue.
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Dane Cook Net Worth and Overview
|Net Worth||$50 Million|
|Occupation||Comedian and Actor|
|Date of Birth||March 18, 1972|
|Height||6’ ft. or 1.83 m|
|Country of Origin||The United States of America|
|Source of Wealth||Stand-up Comedy, Movies and Television|
|Instagram Followers||724 Thousands|
|Twitter Followers||2.9 million|
|YouTube Subscribers||8.87 thousands|
|Last Updated||August 2020|
Dane Cook’s full name is Dane Jeffrey Cook. He was born on March 18, 1972, in Cambridge, Massachusetts. Born to George F. Cook and Donna Jean, Dane was their second child. He had an older half-brother and five sisters. Cook belonged to an Irish descent and grew up in a Catholic family.
Cook went to Arlington High School in Arlington, Massachusetts. Growing up he was a quiet and introverted child in unknown environments but was pretty wild at home. He was passionate about comedy and acting from a young age and started doing acting and stand-ups in his junior year. Dane has studied Graphic Design in a college. He has designed the cover of his albums and merchandise himself.
Career Highlights and Achievements
Dane Cook started his career with his appearance on Comedy Central’s ‘Premium Blend’. In 2003, he was signed by Comedy Central and released his first comedy album ‘Harmful if Swallowed’. Retaliation, released in 2005, was his second album and the most successful one. This album was ranked No. 4 on the Billboard Charts and earned double-platinum status.
In 2005 itself, he released his live comedy special ‘Vicious Circe’ was a huge success and was loved by the audience. This special aired on HBO and was later released as a DVD. In 2009, Cook released his fourth comedy album ‘Isolated incident’ which aired on Comedy Central and peaked at No. 4 on the Billboard 200. He also tried to create his own sitcom ‘Cooked’ and even shot two pilot episodes but the project didn’t work out well and was shut down.
Cook has five comedy albums altogether Harmful If Swallowed. Retaliation, Vicious Circle, Rough Around the Edges, and Isolated Incident. He starred in the movie ‘Good Luck Chuck’ along with Jessica Alba in 2007 and the movie did well on the box office.
Cook has a large teenage fan following and was nominated for Teen Choice Award for four successive years. In 2007, he won the award under the category ‘Choice Comedian’.
Dane is dating Kelsi Taylor who is 19 years younger than him. Kelsi and Cook are together for two years. Cook believes in leading a healthy life and does not drink or smoke. Cook was close to his Half-brother Darryl.
Darryl was his business manager for a long time until in 2008 Cook discovered that Darryl and his wife had extracted millions of dollars from his account. Darryl and his wife were sentenced to prison for the crime.
Dane has several controversies and is constantly bashed by the critics. They say that his humor is superficial and lacks substance. They also say that he is boring and overrated. Comedian Joe Rogan accused him of plagiarism saying that he stole a bit on an episode of Premium Blend which he originally wrote for his special ‘I’m Gonna be Dead Someday’.
In 2005, there was another rumor that certain bits of Cook’s album Retaliation were copied from Loui C.K’s 2001 album ‘Live in Houston’. Although the rumor was shut down by Loui himself saying that Cook is a good guy and is not capable of maleficence. He recently was embroiled in a controversy when he pulled out of a fundraiser for the victims of the Boston Marathon attack.
What is Dane Cook Net Worth in 2020?
Dane Cook is a famous stand-up comedian and actor. He started his career as a comedian in the 1990’s and since then he has featured in several shows and movies. Dane Cook Net Worth in 2020 is $35 million.
A Few Interesting Facts About Dane Cook
- His album Retaliation sold 1,264,748 copies only in the US
- In 2000, Cook won the Pixie Award for the Best Actor in an ‘i-feature film’ for his movie ‘Spiral’.
- He lost his mother, Donna to cancer in 2006. A year later his father also lost the battle to cancer and passed away.
- He credits his parents for his humor and says that he inherited the eloquence and ability to talk convincingly on anything from them.
- Cook has co-written and performed the song ‘Ruthie Pigface Draper’ for the film ‘Dan in Real Life’ with Norbert Leo Butz.
- In 2011, He also provided guest vocals for the song ‘In the Future’ by Steel Panther from their third studio album Balls Out.
Dane Cook is a fine comedian and he has his own type of humor. His dark and occasionally vulgar comedy has attracted a large fan base that mainly includes the young generation. He has also appeared in a few movies and did pretty well as an actor. In past decade or two, he has gained a lot of popularity and has achieved feats that only a few comedians ever did. His art and style has earned him a generous amount of wealth. Dane Cook Net Worth in 2020 is $35 million.