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Dane Cook

Dane Cook is an engaging actor and electric performer who has developed a worldwide following. This year, he is poised to firmly establish himself as a leading man with notable roles not only in MR. BROOKS but in several other highly anticipated, upcoming films. These include the romantic comedy Good Luck Chuck, opposite Jessica Alba for director Mark Helfrich and Touchstone's dramatic comedy Dan in Real Life with Steve Carell and Juliette Binoche. Cook also has several film projects in the works through his production company, SUperFInger Entertainment, including: a father-and-son road comedy set up with Disney and producer David Hoberman (Bringing Down the House); The Ex-Family, set up at the Weinstein Company; and a ground-breaking concert film, based on his April 2006 Boston comedy shows, to be released theatrically this year.

Most recently, Cook was seen on the big screen in Employee of the Month, directed by Greg Coolidge, starring alongside Jessica Simpson. Among his past feature film credits are Waiting, written and directed by Rob McKittrick and co-starring Ryan Reynolds and Anna Farris; Hunter Richards' London, starring Jessica Biel and Chris Evans; Torque, which was directed by Joseph Kahn and starred Ice Cube, Christina Milian, and Jay Hernandez; Peter Pau's The Touch with Michelle Yeoh and Ben Chaplin; and Kinka Usher's Mystery Men with Ben Stiller.

In 2006, Cook partnered with HBO to produce a 90-minute stand-up event, Vicious Circle, which premiered on the network on September 4th. Over 18 cameras taped his back-to-back performances to sold-out audiences in his hometown of Boston. Additionally, Tourgasm, Cook's behind-the-scenes look at comedians on tour aired on HBO in a nine-episode arc throughout the summer.

Cook recently enjoyed the successful release of his sophomore CDx2/DVD, Retaliation, which is certified Platinum and debuted at Number Four on the Billboard 200, making him the highest charting comedian in twenty-five years. This followed the success of Cook's debut release, Harmful If Swallowed, which has sold more than 450,000 copies in less than two years, been certified Gold and garnered appearances on over ten different Billboard charts since its release.

As a stand-up comedian, Cook has built a following through his commitment to touring and via his website www.danecook.com. Throughout his 16-year career, he has consistently sold out at venues such as Carnegie Hall, The Theatre at Madison Square Garden, Continental Airlines Arena and the 50,000 seat football stadium at the University of Florida's Gator Growl.

Cook has also proven himself as a writer, director, and producer with his work on the comedy short film 8 Guys and the dramatic short Spiral, for which he won the internet-based Pixie Award for Best Actor.

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Dane Cook Facts

Birth Name Dane Jeffrey Cook
OccupationActor, Screenwriter, Comedian
BirthdayMarch 18, 1972 (51)
BirthplaceBoston, Massachusetts, USA
Height6' (1m83)  How tall is Dane Cook compared to you?

Selected Filmography

Mr. Brooks
Planes: Fire & Rescue
Dan in Real Life
My Best Friend's Girl
Good Luck Chuck
Operation Christmas List
Employee of the Month
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