Dane Cross was born in San Francisco, California. He's half Greek and half German. A former film student, Cross once worked as a news cameraman. Dane and his girlfriend at the time answered an on-line ad at an adult website. Cook started out performing in the alt-porn niche at age 24 in 2007 and soon began working for such major hardcore companies as Vivid, Wicked, Adam & Eve, Penthouse, and New Sensations. His X-rated movie pseudonym is a cross between Dane Cook and David Cross. Dane is perhaps best known as Bud in the popular porno parody series "Not Married With Children XXX." Cross won several notable adult cinema awards in 2010: The AVN Award for Best New Male Newcomer, the XRCO Award for Best New Stud, and the XBIZ Award for New Male Performer of the Year. He was engaged to porn starlet and frequent co-star Faye Reagan from 2007 until late 2010.