Dane Cook
Cambridge, Massachusetts
March 18, 1972
Hawaii Five O (2010)

Dane Jeffrey Cook is an American Stand-Up Comedian and Actor who portrays Matt Williams, younger brother of Detective Danny Williams.

He is best known for his Stand Up but has also starred in Mystery Men, Waiting..., Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, Dan in Real Life, Mr. Brooks, and My Best Friend's Girl. He also provided the lead voice role in the 2013 family film Planes and it's sequel.

Personal LifeEdit

Cook was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the second son of Donna Jean (née Ford) (died 2006) and George F. Cook (died 2007). Cook has an older half-brother, Darryl, and five sisters. He grew up in a Roman Catholic family, and has Irish ancestry. Cook was raised in Arlington, Massachusetts, where he attended Arlington High School.

Cook has described himself as being "pretty quiet, pretty introverted, shy" as a child, although he was a "wild child" at home. He overcame his shyness in his junior year of high school when he began acting and doing stand-up comedy. After graduating from high school, he studied graphic design in college as a back-up plan in case he did not achieve success in comedy. He now designs all of his merchandise, including the cover of his album Harmful If Swallowed. Cook has stated that he does not drink nor do drugs.

Cook's half-brother Darryl was Cook's business manager until 2008, when it was discovered that Darryl and his wife had embezzled millions of dollars from Dane Cook. Both Darryl and his wife have been sentenced to prison for the embezzlement.

Stand-Up SpecialsEdit

Harmful If Swallowed: Released July 22, 2003

Retaliation: Released July 26, 2005

Rough Around the Edges: November 13, 2007

Isolated Incident: Released: May 19, 2009



Flypaper - 1997

Spiral - 1999

Simon Sez - 1999

Mystery Men - 1999

L.A.X. - 2002

The Touch - 2002

Stuck on You - 2003

8 Guys Dane - 2003

Mr. 3000 - 2004

Torque - 2004

Waiting... - 2005

London - 2005

Employee of the Month - 2005

Farce of the Penguins - 2007

Mr. Brooks - 2007

Good Luck Chuck - 2007

Dan in Real Life - 2007

My Best Friend's Girl - 2008

Answers to Nothing - 2011

Detention - 2011

Guns, Girls and Gambling - 2012

Planes - 2013

Planes: Fire & Rescue - 2014


Comedy Central Presents - 2000

Windy City Heart - 2003

Hawaii Five-0 - 2011