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Denis Leary

Comedian / Composer / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Showrunner / Television Producer / Actor | * 08/18/1957 (63) | Worcester, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
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Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an Irish-American actor, stand-up comedian, writer, and producer. Leary was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, for which he received two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for writing and one for acting. He has had starring roles in many films, including those of Gus in The Ref, Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and Cleveland Browns head coach Vince Penn in Ivan Reitman's Draft Day. Leary also voiced Francis in A Bug's Life and Diego in the Ice Age franchise. He and wife Ann Leary are the inspiration behind the episode of the Amazon series Modern Love "Rallying to Keep the Game Alive". From 2015 to 2016, Leary wrote and starred in the comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX. ()
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Denis Colin Leary(born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, writer, director and film producer. Leary is known for his biting, fast paced comedic style andchain smoking. He is the star and co-creator of the television showRescue Me, which ended its seventh and Final season on September 7, 2011. Leary has starred in many motion pictures, most recently as CaptainGeorge StacyinMarc Webb's 2012 filmThe Amazing Spider-Manand the voice ofDiegoin the animatedIce Ageseries.

Most frequent genres for this person: Comedies | Drama | Animation

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Awards & Nominations for Denis Leary

Ellis Island Medal of Honor

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Movies with Denis Leary as Actor(65)

as Diego (voice)2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
as Diego (voice)2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
as Diego (voice)2015 Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe
as Rick Wilson2015 Freaks of Nature
as Vince Penn2014 Draft Day
as Captain Stacy (uncredited)2014 The Amazing Spider-Man 2
as Captain Stacy2012 The Amazing Spider-Man
as Diego (voice)2012 Ice Age: Continental Drift
as Diego (voice)2011 Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
as Diego (voice)2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
as Michael Whouley2008 Recount
as Diego (voice)2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown
as Self2004 Last Laugh '04
as Diego (voice)2002 Ice Age
as Doug 'Dawg' Munford2002 Dawg
as Bill2001 Final
as Ray Pluto2001 Double Whammy
as Officer Fry2000 Company Man
as The Fireman2000 Lakeboat
as Teddy2000 Sand
as Simon1999 Do Not Disturb
as Michael McCann1999 The Thomas Crown Affair
as Wayne1999 Jesus' Son
as Bob Findley1999 True Crime
as Francis (voice)1998 A Bug's Life
as Bobby O'Grady1998 Monument Ave.
as Gil Mars1998 Small Soldiers
as Lono Veccio1998 Suicide Kings
as Mr. Beal1998 Wide Awake
as Doug1998 The Real Blonde
as Nick1997 The Matchmaker
as Vinnie Franko1997 The Second Civil War
as Fad King1997 Wag the Dog
as Jack Hanaway1997 Love Walked In
as Wheelchair Man (segment "The Red Shoes")1997 Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
as Francis 'Frank' O'Brien1996 Two If by Sea
as Johnny Crown / Johnny Alt1996 Underworld
as Frank1995 The Neon Bible
as Lt. David Poole1995 Operation Dumbo Drop
as Gus1994 The Ref
as Fallon1993 Judgment Night
as Armor O'Malley1993 Gunmen
as Bill1993 The Sandlot
as Edgar Friendly1993 Demolition Man
as Sgt. Cooper1993 Who's the Man?
as Jake1991 Strictly Business

TV Shows/Series with Denis Leary as Actor(21)

Movies with Denis Leary as Crew(8)

Production/Executive Producer2005 Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy
Production/Executive Producer2003 Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary
Production/Producer2001 Blow
Production/Producer1997 Love Walked In
Writing/Writer1996 Two If by Sea
Writing/Story1996 Two If by Sea

TV Shows/Series with Denis Leary as Crew(13)

Directing/Director2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Production/Executive Producer2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Writing/Writer2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Production/Executive Producer2014 Sirens
Writing/Teleplay2014 Sirens
Writing/Writer2014 Sirens
Production/Executive Producer2008 Canterbury's Law
Production/Producer2004 Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Production/Producer2004 Rescue Me
Writing/Teleplay2004 Rescue Me
Writing/Writer2004 Rescue Me
Production/Executive Producer2001 The Job
Writing/Writer2001 The Job

Additional Information

Full Name: Denis Leary
Born: Sunday, 08/18 1957 (August) in Worcester, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 63 years + 309 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Educated at: Emerson College, Saint Peter-Marian High School
Employer: Emerson College
Other names for Denis Leary (nicknames, foreign languages etc.):
"Denis Colin Leary"
Denis Leary frequently works together with these people:
Chris Wedge (14x, Crew)
Victor Piñata (13x, Crew)
Ben Stiller (11x, Actor)
Neil Patrick Harris (11x, Actor)
Drew Barrymore (11x, Actress)
Martin Short (11x, Actor)
Julia Louis-Dreyfus (11x, Actress)
Lindsay Lohan (10x, Actress)
Kiefer Sutherland (10x, Actor)
Ricky Gervais (10x, Actor)
Tim Allen (10x, Actor)
Ted Demme (10x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1212, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 06/19/2021