Birth Name: Dane Cook
Birth Place: Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Born on March 18, 1972 in Cambridge MA, Cook grew up in the Boston suburb of Arlington, attending Arlington High School. One of seven children, the youngster discovered his comedic skill when his father, George, gave him a tape recorder and microphone. As with most comics, he left his family in hysterics, imitating idols Bill Cosby, George Carlin and Johnny Carson. In seventh grade, after watching Martin Short spaz through his famous "Ed Grimley" skits on "S.N.L.," Cook realized his ultimate goal - to earn a spot on the legendary comic launch pad. Instead of the Second City route so often taken by "S.N.L." cast members, Cook began doing stand-up in local Boston clubs in 1990. His manic energ...
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