Dane Jeffrey Cook (born March 18, 1972) is an American stand-up comedian and film actor. He released several comedy albums. Retaliation became the highest charting comedy album in 28 years and went double platinum. Cook performed an HBO special in the Fall of 2006, Vicious Circle, a straight to DVD special entitled Rough Around The Edges (which is included in the album of the same name), and has made numerous television appearances. As an actor, Cook has appeared in films since 1997, including Mystery Men and Waiting.... He also starred in major movie roles since 2006 including Employee of the Month and Good Luck Chuck. He also had supporting roles in Mr. Brooks (a departure from his standard comedic roles) and Dan in Real Life.