- First became interested in comedy as a child after he received a toy tape recorder and microphone from his father.
- Wildly dedicated to his fans known as the "The Dane Train," and says he makes an effort to answer every e-mail sent to his Web site.
- His album Retaliation debuted on the Billboard charts at No. 4 in August 2005; no comedy album had cracked the Top 5 since Steve Martin's Wild and Crazy Guy in 1979.
- Created, directed and starred in the 2006 HBO documentary Dane Cook's Tourgasm, which followed Cook and three other comics on a cross-country comedy tour.
- In October 2010, his half-brother, Darryl McCauley, was found guilty of embezzling millions of dollars from Cook between 2004 and 2008.
- Donna Cook — Mother
- Darryl McCauley — Half Brother
- George Cook — Father
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