Dane Cook is a stand-up comedian and actor, who employed social media like MySpace to build his fan base. He was born March 18, 1972 in Cambridge, Massachusetts and grew up in a Roman Catholic family with Irish ancestry. While being raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, Cook attended Arlington High School. A wild child at home, he was fairly quiet and introverted while attending school but eventually overcame his social awkwardness in his junior year. After high school, he moved to New York City to start his career as a stand-up comedian. When he appeared on Comedy Central‰Ûªs Premium Blend in 1998, his success and popularity was launched.
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2. Income & Salary
In 2003, Cook‰Ûªs first CD/DVD called Harmful If Swallowed was released. His second entitled Retaliation came out in 2005 and went double platinum, causing the album to hit #4 on the Billboard charts. He has since finished his fourth album, Isolated Incident, in which he performed at The Laugh Factory. Also, Cook has made great strides in acting by appearing on television and in movies. He started receiving small film roles in the late 1990s. His acting career was modest at first but grew immensely when he starred in his first leading role in Employee of the Month. In 2007, he co-starred in his first dramatic role in the movie Mr. Brooks, which grossed $10,017,067 opening weekend. Furthermore, Cook played himself in an episode of Louie that aired in 2011. He voiced the character Dusty Crophopper in the 2013 animated film called Planes and will be reprising his role in the 2014 sequel.
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3. Estimated Net Worth
Cook‰Ûªs 2010 earnings totaled around $21 million through stand-up shows and the release of his fourth album. Because of the highs and lows of his comedy reception and his voicing in Disney‰Ûªs movie, his earnings for 2012 and 2013 can be estimated to be around $23-28 million. Although Cook has countless fans, it is said that he is also one of the most reviled comedians. Nevertheless, his net worth is estimated at $30 million.