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David Cook

Biography

Pop singer who won Fox TV’s American Idol competition in 2008. He provides released albums like Analog Center as well as the Loud Morning hours. He was a football player in senior high school, but ultimately had to avoid playing because of a personal injury. He performed against Albert Pujols in the American Legion Football league. He earned the Tune of the entire year on the Nashville Music Honours for “Period of MY ENTIRE LIFE.” He provides two brothers called Andrew Make and Adam Make. His sibling Adam died in ’09 2009 because of brain cancers. In 2015 he wedded Rachael Stump. Like Kelly Clarkson, Make has won initial put on American Idol.

Quick Facts


Full Name David Cook
Date Of Birth December 20, 1982
Place Of Birth Houston, TX
Height 1.8 m
Profession Pop Singer
Education Phi Sigma Kappa
Nationality American
Parents Beth Foraker Frye, Stanley Cook
Siblings Adam Cook, Andrew Cook
Awards Teen Choice Award for Choice TV Male Reality Star
Music Groups Midwest Kings
Nominations Teen Choice Award for Choice Music: Breakout Artist
TV Shows American Idol
Star Sign Sagittarius

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#Fact
1Holds the record for most downloaded song from American Idol (2002). His song, "Time of My Life", has been downloaded more than 300,000 times.
2Had eleven songs entered in the Billboard Hot 100 and fourteen songs on the Hot Digital Songs lists. His eleven songs on the Hot 100 chart are the most songs in a week by any artist in the Nielsen Music era.
3On May 21, 2009, David performed the song "Permanent" from his self titled, major label debut CD on the Season 8 American Idol finale. The audio of that performance was sold as a download on Itunes, with 100% of the proceeds being donated to Accelerate Brain Cancer Cure (ABC2).
4David formed a band in his junior year of high school called Axium. They recorded 3 albums - "Matter of Time" (2002), "Blindsided" (2003), "The Story Thus Far" (2004), and 4 live CDs, "Cain's Ballroom Recordings" (2003), "Live @ Fishbonz" (2004), "Alive in Tulsa @ The Venue" (2004) and "Welcome to the Funeral" (live, 2006).
5One of Axium's songs, "Hold", from their "Blindsided" CD was picked up by AMC Theatres Movie Tunes and was played nationwide on over 20,000 screens prior to the movie previews.
6Axium was named one of the top 15 independent bands in the country in the "Got Milk?" independent band contest. Axium also was chosen as the best band in Kansas City in 2004.
7Is the first Midwestern and first rocker to win American Idol.
8Asked out American Idol (2002), Season 2 alum, Kimberly Caldwell, while on the red carpet, before the show's seventh season finale, after hearing she liked him. They dated until they broke up before the holidays. Rumors emerged saying she cheated on him, however, Kimberly has denied it, and her rep has confirmed that they are still friends.
9Has a dog named Dublin.
10Best friend on American Idol (2002) was Michael Johns. They did different types of dances on the American Idols LIVE! Tour during the final number, which resulted in a lot of attention from the fans, who dubbed them "Mavid".
11Video for "Light On" placed number #28 on VH1's Top 40 Videos of 2008.
12Music video for first song "Light On" debuted on VH1's Top 20 Countdown at #1 in its first week of voting.
13He began singing in second grade, when his elementary school music teacher gave him a solo in a school choir performance.
14While in college, he was a member of the Phi Sigma Kappa fraternity.
15Had a specially made white Luna Apollo Electric Guitar.
16David's brother passed away at 11:52pm Eastern, May 2, 2009. David was scheduled to fly to Washington D.C., to be a part of the Race For Hope-D.C., a fund raiser for research and development of a cure for brain cancer on May 3, 2009. David participated in the race as a tribute to Adam.
17Was a bartender in Tulsa, Oklahoma when he tried out for American Idol (2002).
18Won American Idol (2002) by 12 million votes.
19Had no intention of trying out for American Idol but at his brother Andrew's insistence he tried out and made it to the final two with David Archuleta.
20The initials "AC" stand for his brother's names Andrew Cook and Adam Cook. David uses them for good luck.
21Refers to himself as a "word nerd" owing to his love of word puzzles.
22Is not related to Kristy Lee Cook.
23Favorite quote is "Pain don't hurt", from the Patrick Swayze movie, Road House (1989).


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
InterventionTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2016 writer - 1 episode, 2016
American IdolTV Series performer - 5 episodes, 2008 - 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Dancing with the Stars2012TV Series 1 episode
The Lying GameTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2012 writer - 1 episode, 2012
Bullied2011/IIIShort performer: "Permanent"
The Tonight Show with Jay LenoTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
So You Think You Can DanceTV Series performer - 3 episodes, 2008 - 2011 writer - 1 episode, 2011
Extreme Makeover: Home EditionTV Series performer - 1 episode, 2010 writer - 1 episode, 2010
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special2009TV Movie performer: "Lie"
So You Think You Can Dance Canada2008TV Series performer - 1 episode
Saturday Night Live2008TV Series performer - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
WJLA ABC 7 News2017TV SeriesHimself
AOL Build2016TV SeriesHimself
Yahoo! Live2015TV SeriesHimself
American Idol2008-2012TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Performer / Himself - Musical Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood Live2011TV SeriesHimself
Vevo: Area Codes2011TV SeriesHimself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2008-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Musical Guest
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Walmart Soundcheck2011TV SeriesHimself
American Idol: Welcome Home2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition2010TV SeriesHimself
Carrie Underwood: An All-Star Holiday Special2009TV MovieHimself
Live with Kelly and Ryan2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Blank Surfaces2009TV SeriesHimself
Baseball Tonight2009TV SeriesHimself
Larry King Live2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009TV SeriesHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself
Free Radio2009TV SeriesHimself
AOL Sessions2009TV SeriesHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest / Himself - AMA Red Carpet Interviewee / Himself
Top 40 Videos of 20082008TV MovieHimself
Walt Disney World Christmas Day Parade2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Christmas in Rockefeller Center2008TV Special documentaryHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008TV SeriesHimself
2008 American Music Awards2008TV Special documentaryHimself - Presenter
2008 American Music Awards Red Carpet Live2008TV SpecialHimself / Performer
Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore 22008Video GameHimself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live2008TV SeriesHimself - Musical Guest
Stand Up to Cancer2008TV MovieHimself
The View2008TV SeriesHimself
Today2008TV SeriesHimself
Access Hollywood2008TV SeriesHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
FOX 25th Anniversary Special2012TV SpecialHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Male Reality/Variety StarAmerican Idol: The Search for a Superstar (2002)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Music Breakout Artist
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice Music Album: MaleDavid Cook (Album)
2008Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsBest Presenter (Post Show)


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#Quote
1[About the American Idols LIVE! Tour 2008]: This tour is interesting because there's something for everybody. We've got country, we've got R&B, we've got rock, we've got Michael Johns and his mustache. It's all...well, everything except the mustache is a plus.
2The difference between David Cook now and David Cook a year ago is...shorter hair. It's interesting. There's a lot of ancillary things surrounding me that are extremely different. My mom and my brother still make fun of me on a routine basis, so not much has changed.
3At the last minute I decided to do it. Andrew and I were in the same group of four for the first audition and he didn't make the cut. It was very awkward. I turned to him and said, 'Is this something you want me to do? Because if you don't, I won't.' And his response was, 'If you don't, I'll beat your ass.' So it's entirely his and my mother's fault that this happened to me, and I'm very grateful.
4I think marriage is a long way off for me. I'm 25 years old and I've got the world to learn. But I think eventually I would love to settle down and have a family and bring some kids into the world. Time will tell.
5I'd feel the exact same as I feel today: that I'm just a goof who got lucky.
6If you can't feel thousands of people screaming for you, then you're in the wrong business.


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