Dane Cook Net Worth, Money and More

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Net Worth: $30 Million

Career/Profession: Actor, Comedian

Dane Jeffery Cook is popularly known as Dane Cook. He is an American stand-up comedian, actor who is acclaimed for his comedian personality. He is widely known for his observational looks and dark comedy. His style is very casual, but he always uses long-stories with repetitive phrases. He has a net worth of about $30 million. He is a one of the comedian actor who uses web pages and space pages to build and expand his fan following.

Education Profile:

Cook was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts on March 18, 1972. He was the second son of George F. Cook and Donna Jean. He has five sisters and one elder half- brother named Darryl. He belongs to Roman Catholic Family and his parents were very religious and believed in Catholic traditions. They have an Irish ancestry. Cook grew up in Arlington and completed his studies from Arlington High School. His behavior was slightly confusing in his childhood as in school, he was very shy and introvert type of boy rather at home he was an extrovert boy. He became an open character when he was in his high school. He started doing stand-up comedy and became a part of the drama club. This helped him to boost his knowledge and expose his talent to the country. After graduation, he pursued some course in graphic designing and kept it as his back-up plan if he did not reach his goal. Due to this learning he is now capable of designing cover designs for his albums and don’t need to hire any cover designer. He neither drinks nor takes any drugs.


Cheated By his Brother:

Dane’s elder brother Darryl was his partner and his business manager till 2008. After that he and his family were surprised as they came to know that his brother and his wife cheated on him. They embezzled lots of money from his account to make their future lightened. They both were sentenced to prison for this fraud despite of blood relation.

Big Break as a Comedian:

Cook started his career by performing at the clubs in 1990. In 1994, he moved to New York for achieving more fame. In 1998, ‘Comedy’s Central Premium Blend’ gave his career a bang start. In 2003, he launched his first album ‘Harmful If Swallowed’ based on comedy and signed a treaty with Comedy Central Record.  In 2005, he came up with his second album named ‘Retaliation’ which topped the Billboard chart. It was a great success for him as it was platinum certified. Later in the following year he acted in ‘Vicious Circle’. In 2012, he starred in the NBC comedy series ‘Next Caller’ but the show was criticized a lot more than appreciation and got cancelled very soon. In 2007, he released ‘Rough around the Edges’ which was filmed at Madison Square Garden in New York. During the following year, he also performed on stage for about 3 hours 50 minutes and broke the record of Richard Pryor i.e. Laugh Factory’s Endurance Record. He also broke the record of Chapelle after on stage performance of 8 hours.

In 2005, he hosted a widely famous show ‘Saturday Nightly Live’. Then he goes on to host season 32 of SNL. In 2006, he grabbed the opportunity to host Teen Choice Awards against Jessica Simpson. He was awarded as ‘Hot Comic of the Year’ by Rolling Stones.


Acting Career:

He also pursued his career as a comedy actor by performing in various movies. In 1999, he started with ‘Mystery Man’. In 2006, he got a lead role in ‘Employee of the Month’ and earned $ 30 million. In 2007, he performed in ‘Mr. Brooks’ as the devious photographer. This movie hit the box office. In the same year, ‘Good Luck Chuck’ was released and became the 2nd highest earning movie on its opening weekend. Later, he came up with ‘Dan in Real Life’ which was rated 2nd at the box office. It grossed around $11.8 million in thousands of theatres. In 2008, he performed in ‘My Best Friend’s Girl’ as a supervisor which earned $ 8.2 million in its first weekend. He also tried his hands on animated movies such as ‘Planes’ in 2013.



As cook’s comedy style is very simple and casual. It has a feature of long-form storytelling with repetitive phrases. He used to say that he had inherited this from his parents. But media found him an unfunny character and criticized him by saying that he did not suit to the role. Ron White, another comedian, actor criticized him and said that he lacked in real material and did not perform up to the mark. Nick DiPaolo also agreed with him and accepted that he was not capable of making any scene funny at all. He was rated as one of the Worst Comedians on the radio show Toucher and Rich in Boston. In Michigan Daily also, Elie Zwiebel stated that his act is really boring.

Famous Quotes:

  • I don’t have to do anything for anyone else’s benefit anymore. I just want to exceed my own expectations.
  • I like fearless characters, people just not afraid to do anything it takes to make people laugh.
  • My fame is just a regular family. But all of them have great senses of humor.

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