Dane Cook is an American stand-up comedian and actor. He grew up in Arlington, Massachusetts and studied graphic design in college - just in case he wasn't successful in comedy. In 1994, Cook moved to New York City to pursue his career in comedy. He moved to Los Angeles two years later and still resides there today. Cook got his big break in 1998 when he appeared on Comedy Central's stand-up comedy series Premium Blend. Cook became the first comic in 29 years to have an album at number 4 on the Billboard Charts. The album was Retaliation and it also went double platinum. Cook also became the second comic to sell out Madison Square Garden. He's appeared in a couple of films since the late 90s including Employee of the Month, Good Luck Chuck, and Dan In Real Life.