Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian, and actor. He has released three comedy albums, Harmful If Swallowed, Retaliation, and Rough Around the Edges: Live From Madison Square Garden. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in twenty-eight years and went double platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, and has made numerous television appearances. As an actor, Cook has appeared in fifteen films since 1997, including Mystery Men, the 2005 film Waiting..., and starred in the 2006 comedy Employee of the Month and the 2007 comedy Good Luck Chuck. He also appeared in the 2007 thriller Mr. Brooks, which was a departure from his standard comedic roles. Cook recently had a supporting role in the 2007 film Dan in Real Life.