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Denis Leary


Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora (Sullivan) and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. His mother was a maid and his father was an auto mechanic. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing. He was a charter ... See full bio »

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Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. Another 3 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Rescue Me
Rescue Me Writer
(2004-2011)
The Thomas Crown Affair
The Thomas Crown Affair Michael McCann
(1999)
Ice Age
Ice Age Diego
(2002)
Demolition Man
Demolition Man Edgar Friendly
(1993)

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  Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (TV Series) (created by - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016) (written by - 14 episodes, 2015 - 2016)
- Bang Bang (2016) ... (creator)
- Rolling in the Deep (2016) ... (creator)
- Ghosts of Skibbereen (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Tramps Like Us (2016) ... (creator)
- Rock This Bitch Till the Wheels Fall Off (2016) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2015 Behind the B (TV Series documentary) (written by - 1 episode)
- Amazing Race (2015) ... (written by)
  Sirens (TV Series) (developed by - 23 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (written by - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2014)
- Sub-Primal Fears (2015) ... (creator)
- No Love (2015) ... (creator)
- Six Feet Over/Under (2015) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Balls (2015) ... (creator)
- Charbroiled (2015) ... (creator)
  Rescue Me (TV Series) (created by - 93 episodes, 2004 - 2011) (written by - 58 episodes, 2004 - 2011) (teleplay - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2009) (story - 1 episode, 2009)
- Ashes (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Vows (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Jeter (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- 344 (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Head (2011) ... (creator) / (written by)
 2008 Rescue Me Minisodes (TV Series) (written by)
 2005 Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas (TV Special documentary)
  The Job (TV Series) (creator - 15 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (written by - 10 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (story - 1 episode, 2002) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- Vacation (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Gay (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Neighbor (2002) ... (creator)
- Quitter (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Boss (2002) ... (creator)
 2002 Contest Searchlight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (writer)
 1998 Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (TV Series) (additional material - 1 episode)
- Fanny Pack (1998) ... (additional material)
 1998 Monument Ave. (uncredited)
 1997 Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load (TV Special documentary)
 1996 Two If by Sea (screenplay) / (story)
 1993 Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (TV Special documentary)
 1987-1989 Remote Control (TV Series) (writer - 5 episodes)
- World Class Athlete Day (1989) ... (writer)
- Sports Stars Episode (1988) ... (writer)
- Salute to Heavy Metal (1988) ... (writer)
- MTV Celebrity Episode (1988) ... (writer)
- Episode #1.1 (1987) ... (writer)
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Show Show Self (128 credits)
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Personal Details

Other Works:

Release of his book, "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid". See more »

Publicity Listings:

12 Interviews | 12 Articles | 3 Pictorials | 1 Magazine Cover Photo | See more »

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Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

Did you ever notice they never take any fat hostages? You never see a guy coming out of Lebanon going: "I was held hostage for seven months and I lost 175 pounds, I feel good and I look good and I learned self-discipline. That's the important thing." See more »

Trivia:

Established the Leary Firefighters Foundation. When 9/11 happened, his foundation went into action and was hailed as "the second-quickest charity" to get money into the hands of grieving families. One auction alone raised $600,000. See more »

Trademark:

Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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