Dane Cook, born and raised in Boston first started his career doing sketch comedy. Within a few years he went solo, performing stand-up comedy at the local clubs in Massachusetts. After fine-tuning his act in the New England circuit Dane decided to make the big move to New York City.
Within Dane's first year in New York, the ABC Network decided to sign Dane to his first development deal, where his television career began on the ABC sitcom "Maybe This Time" with Betty White. That same year he made his feature film debut with Rene Russo in Columbia's release "Buddy."
After one short and exciting year in New York, Dane moved to LA where he signed his second development deal with NBC and guest starred on the hit sitcom "Suddenly Susan." Cook's film credits include the movie "Mystery Men" with Ben Stiller, Greg Kinnear, and Janeane Garofalo. He also co-starred in the action-comedy film "Simon Sez" with Dennis Rodman.
Cook recently taped his half-hour special "Comedy Central Presents...Dane Cook" which premiers on Comedy Central June 28th. His other television credits include four appearances on CBS's "The Late Show with David Letterman" in the last two years, "The Late Late Show with Craig Kilborn," Comedy Central's "Premium Blend," Showtime, and ABC's "American Comedy Festival to Benefit Comic Relief."
Cook wrote, produced, and starred in "Spiral," a short film that is currently being shown at film festivals nationwide. "Spiral" has recently won BEST DIRECTOR honors at the prestigious Newport Beach Film Festival. He has also written a feature length flim, "Thieves Fortune", which is currently being circulated in Los Angeles.