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Denis Leary Biography
Denis Leary is an American actor, comedian, writer and producer. He became popular after appearing on Rescue Me where he was the star and co-creator, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011.
Denis has starred in many films including playing Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb’s film, The Amazing Spider-Man, Cleveland Browns Head Coach Vince Penn in Ivan Reitman’s film, Draft Day, and as the voice of Francis in A Bug’s Life and Diego in the Ice Age franchise.
He wrote and starred in the comedy series, Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX from 2015 to 2016.
Denis Leary Age | How Old Is Denis Leary
Denis was born on August 18, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is 62 years old as of 2019.
Denis Leary Height | How Tall Is Denis Leary
Denis stands at a height of 1.86 m.
Denis Leary Family
Denis was born in Worcester, Massachusetts. He is the son of Nora (née Sullivan) (b. 1929) who was a maid, and John Leary (1924–1985)who was an auto mechanic. His both parents are Roman Catholic immigrant from County Kerry, Ireland. Since he is the son of Irish parents, Denis is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland. Through marriage, Leary is a third cousin of talk show host Conan O’Brien.
Denis Leary Education | Denis Leary Young
Denis went to Saint Peter’s High School (now Saint Peter-Marian High School), in Worcester and graduated from Emerson College, in Boston. While he was in Emerson, he met fellow comic Mario Cantone, whom to this day Leary considers his closest friend. When he was in school, he founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues on-campus today.
Denis after he graduate with the Emerson Class of 1981, he took a job at the school teaching comedy writing classes and maintained the job for five years. Denis received an honorary doctorate and spoke briefly at his alma mater’s undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16, 2005;he is thus credited as Dr. Denis Leary on the cover of his 2009 book, Why We Suck.
Denis Leary Wife
Denis since 1989 he has been married to author Ann Lembeck Leary. The two met when he was her instructor in an English class at Emerson College. The couple has two children, son John Joseph “Jack” (born 1990) and daughter Devin (born 1992). His wife published a memoir, An Innocent, a Broad. The memoir was about the premature birth of their son on an overseas visit to London. She also wrote a novel, Outtakes From a Marriage, which was published in 2008. In 2013 her second novel, The Good House, was published.
Denis Leary Daughter
Denis has one daughter known as Devin born in 1992.
Denis Leary Movies
Movies From Year 2001 to 2016
2015-Freaks of Nature as Rick Wilson
2014 – Draft Day as Coach Penn
2014 – The Amazing Spider-Man 2 as George Stacy
2012 – The Amazing Spider-Man as George Stacy
2012 – Ice Age: Continental Drift as Diego
2009 – Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs as Diego
2008 – Recount as Michael Whouley
2006 – Ice Age: The Meltdown as Diego
2003 – When Stand Up Stood Out – Himself
2003 – The Curse of the Bambino – Himself
2003 – Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino – Himself
2002 – Dawg as Douglas “Dawg” Munford
2002 – Ice Age as Diego
2002 – The Secret Lives of Dentists as Slater
2001 – Double Whammy as Det. Raymond Pluto
2001 – Final as Bill
2001 – Blow
Movies From Year 1996 to 2000
2000 – Lakeboat as The Fireman
2000 – Company Man as Officer Fry
1999 – True Crime as Bob Findley
1999 – Jesus’ Son as Wayne
1999 – Do Not Disturb as Simon
1999 – The Thomas Crown Affair as Det. Michael McCann
1998 – Monument Ave. as Bobby O’Grady
1998 – Wide Awake as Mr. Beal
1998 – Small Soldiers as Gil Mars
1998 – A Bug’s Life as Francis
1997 – The Second Civil War as Vinnie Franko
1997 – Love Walked In as Jack Hanaway
1997 – Subway Stories as Guy in wheel chair
1997 – Wag the Dog as Fad King
1997 – Suicide Kings as Lono Veccio
1997 – The Real Blonde as Doug
1997 – The Matchmaker as Nick
1996 – Underworld as Johnny Crown/Johnny Alt
1996 – Two If by Sea as Francis “Frank” O’Brien
Movies From Year 1987 to 1995
1995 – Operation Dumbo Drop as CW3 David Poole
1995 – The Neon Bible as Frank
1994 – The Ref as Gus
1994 – Gunmen as Armor O’Malley
1994 – Natural Born Killers as Prison Inmate
1993 – The Sandlot as Bill
1993 – Who’s the Man? as Sergeant Cooper
1993 – Demolition Man as Edgar Friendly
1993 – Loaded Weapon 1 as Mike McCracken
1993 – Judgment Night as Fallon
1991 – Strictly Business as Jake
1987 – Long Walk to Forever as Newt
Denis Leary Tv Shows | Denis Leary Shows
2016 – The Late Late Night Show With James Corden as Bill Clinton
2016 – Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade as Diego
2015–16 – Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll as Johnny Rock
2013 – Maron – Himself
2011 – Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas as Diego
2008 – The Simpsons – Himself
2006-14 – The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson – Himself
2004–11 – Rescue Me as Tommy Gavin
2002 – Contest Searchlight as Fictionalized version of himself
2002 – Crank Yankers as Joe Smith
2001–02 – The Rosie O’Donnell Show – Himself
2001–02 – The Job as Mike McNeil
1998 – The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder – Himself
1998 – Fantasy World Cup – Himself
1998 – Space Ghost Coast to Coast – Himself
1994–95 – Mike & Spike as Charles S. Baby
1990 – Afterdrive – Himself
1990 – Rascals Comedy Hour – Himself
1987 – Remote Control as Various roles
Denis Leary No Cure For Cancer | Denis Leary Stand Up
Denis released two records of his stand-up comedy: No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock ‘n Load (1997). No Cure for Cancer is one of his standup routines from the early 1990s. The record was made into a television special, a book, and a compact disc, all with the same title. His routine focuses on vegetarians, cigarette smoking, drug use, and political correctness.
Denis Leary New Show
Denis joined the season 3 cast of TNT’s hit drama series Animal Kingdom, which was set to return in 2018.
Denis Leary Firefighter
Six firefighters from Leary’s hometown of Worcester were killed in the Worcester Cold Storage Warehouse fire on December 3, 1999. Leary’s cousin Jerry Lucey and his close childhood friend Lt. Tommy Spencer were among the dead.
Denis founded the Leary Firefighters Foundation in response. It was created in 2000 and since its creation, the foundation has distributed over $2.5 million (USD) to fire departments in the Worcester, Boston, and New York City areas for equipment, training materials, new vehicles, and new facilities.
Denis earned himself $125,000 for the foundation on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire. He has close ties with 107.3/WAAF, which in 2000 released the station album Survive This! Part of the proceeds from this album were donated to the Leary Firefighters Foundation.
The Fund for New York’s Bravest which is the separate fund run by Leary’s foundation, has distributed over $2 million to the families of the 343 firemen killed in the September 11 attacks in 2001. In addition it has provided fund for necessities such as a new mobile command center, first responder training, and a high-rise simulator for the New York City Fire Department’s training campus.
Denis being the foundation president, has been active in all of the fundraising. Denis donated over a dozen boats to the New Orleans Fire Department to aid in rescue efforts in future disasters during the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in New Orleans. This foundation also rebuilt entire NOLA firehouses
Denis Leary Book
- Why We Don’t Suck: And How All of Us Need to Stop Being Such Partisan Little Bitches Oct 24, 2017
- Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid Nov 15, 2008
- Suck On This Year: LYFAO @ 140 Characters or Less Dec 2, 2010
- Denis Leary’s Merry F#%$in’ Christmas Oct 30, 2012
No Cure for Cancer Jun 17, 2015
Denis Leary Tour
There are currently no upcoming events.
Denis Leary Net Worth
Denis has an estimated net worth of $25 million dollars.
Denis Leary Songs
- Life’s Gonna Suck
- Deaf Mute Cocktail Party
- Fat Fucks
- Fat F**ks
- Asshole of the Dance
- A**hole of the Dance
- The Theme from Jesus & The Gang
- Merry F#%$in’ Christmas
- Fat Guy on the Plane
- Insane Cowboy (In Africa)
- Greg Dulli / Jeff Garlin / Chris Phillips
- At the Rehab
- Voices in My Head
- Traditional Irish Folk Song
- More Drugs
- The Downtrodden Song
- Save Thisy
- A Reading from the Book of Apple
Denis Leary Coffee
Denis Leary Spiderman
Denis played Captain George Stacy in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man, released in July 2012. He also wrote the American adaptation of Sirens.
Denis Leary Sandlot
Denis also appeared in the Sandlot. a A coming-of-age sports comedy film co-written, directed and narrated by David Mickey Evans. It tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. Its’ other stars includes Tom Guiry, Mike Vitar, Karen Allen and James Earl Jones. The filming locations were in Midvale, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah. The film earned $33 million worldwide and has become a cult film.
Denis Leary Quotes
- Racism isn’t born, folks, it’s taught. I have a two-year-old son. You know what he hates? Naps! End of list.
- Not eating meat is a decision, eating meat is an instinct.
- Stand-up comedy and comedy in general is the ultimate form of free speech, because you get to poke holes in all the pretentious bubbles politicians and pundits and popes and pretenders try to float over our heads.
- I love French stuff. Mmmm, french fries.
- I like Jesus, I mean, I think he was a good guy.
- I’m still pretty self-centered, greedy and angry.
- Vacuuming is great. I do the laundry. I love washing machines. I’m the maid in my house.
- Sometimes ‘great acting’ is just showing off – chewing up scenery and dialogue and other actors – the equivalent of a theatrical sugar rush.
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Denis Leary Rescue Me
Rescue Me is a comedy-drama television series. It premiered on the FX on July 21, 2004, and ended on September 7, 2011. It is based on the professional and personal lives of a group of New York City firefighters.
Denis Leary The Ref
Denis starred in The Ref (Hostile Hostages in some countries) a black comedy film directed by Ted Demme. Other stars includes; Denis Leary, Judy Davis and Kevin Spacey.