Denis Leary

Comedian / Composer / Screenwriter / Film Producer / Showrunner / Television Producer / Actor | * 08/18/1957 (65) | Worcester, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA))
Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor and comedian. A native of Massachusetts, Leary first came to prominence as a stand-up comedian, especially through appearances on MTV (including the comedic song "Asshole") and through the stand-up specials No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock 'n Load (1997). Leary began taking roles in film and television starting in the 1990s, including substantial roles in the films Judgment Night (1993), Gunmen (1994), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995) and Wag the Dog (1996). In the 2000s, he developed and starred in the television show The Job (2001–2002) and was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me (2004–2011), for which he received two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for writing and one for acting. He has continued to take starring roles in films, including Captain George... ()
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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

Known for these Movies & Shows

Awards & Nominations for Denis Leary

Ellis Island Medal of Honor
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Movies with Denis Leary as Actor(70)

as Self (archive footage)2022 Spider-Man: All Roads Lead to No Way Home
as Diego (voice)2016 Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
as Diego (voice)2016 Ice Age: Collision Course
as Self - Host2016 9/11: Fifteen Years Later
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 himself2006 Kings of Comedy USA
as himself2004 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 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(29)

as Frank Donnelly2021 Law & Order: Organized Crime
as Sean Moody Sr.2019 The Moodys
as Billy2016 Animal Kingdom
as Johnny Rock2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
as himself2010 Conan
as Tommy Gavin2004 Rescue Me
as Mike McNeil2001 The Job
as himself1999 The Early Show
as Car Mechanic (voice)1999 Family Guy
as himself1997 The View
as Self - Guest1993 Late Night with Conan O'Brien
as Self - Guest1988 LIVE with Kelly and Ryan

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(18)

Production/Executive Producer2019 The Moodys
Directing/Director2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Writing/Writer2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Production/Executive Producer2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Creator/Creator2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
Writing/Teleplay2014 Sirens
Writing/Writer2014 Sirens
Production/Executive Producer2014 Sirens
Creator/Creator2014 Sirens
Production/Executive Producer2008 Canterbury's Law
Production/Producer2004 Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Production/Producer2004 Rescue Me
Writing/Teleplay2004 Rescue Me
Writing/Writer2004 Rescue Me
Creator/Creator2004 Rescue Me
Writing/Writer2001 The Job
Production/Executive Producer2001 The Job
Creator/Creator2001 The Job

Additional Information

Full Name: Denis Leary
Born: Sunday, 08/18 1957 (August) in Worcester, Massachusetts (United States of America (USA)) (current age: 65 years + 225 days)
Zodiac sign: Leo (Chinese zodiac sign: Rooster)
Languages: English (EN, native language)
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:
Rachael MacFarlane (63x, Actress)
John Viener (38x, Actor)
Tress MacNeille (36x, Actress)
Ralph Garman (32x, Actor)
Phil LaMarr (31x, Actor)
Alec Sulkin (31x, Actor)
Steve Callaghan (29x, Actor)
Danny Smith (29x, Actor)
Alexandra Breckenridge (27x, Actress)
Pamela Hayden (23x, Actress)
Chris Wedge (16x, Crew)
WatchPlayStream ID: PEOPLE:1212, Added: 03/23/2018, Last updated: 03/25/2023