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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 & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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 2015 Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (TV Series) (created by - 10 episodes) (post-production)
- Hard Out Here for a Pimp (2015) ... (creator)
- Tattoo You (2015) ... (creator)
- Doctor Doctor (2015) ... (creator)
- Lust for Life (2015) ... (creator)
  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)
 2013 Behind the B (TV Series documentary) (written by)
  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)
 2005 Merry F#%$in' Christmas (TV Movie)
 2002 Contest Searchlight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 ... (writer)
  The Job (TV Series) (3 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)
 1998 Monument Ave. (uncredited)
 1997 Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load (TV Movie)
 1996 Two If by Sea (screenplay) / (story)
 1992 No Cure for Cancer (TV Movie 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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Other Works:

CD and tape: "Lock 'N' Load" (1997) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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


Height:

6' 2" (1.88 m)
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Personal Quote:

Jon Stewart is exactly the same guy he's always been, only with money. He knows that the moment he really believes he's important, the funny goes away and he becomes Bill O'Reilly, except shorter and Jewish. See more »

Trivia:

Is the second of four children. See more »

Trademark:

Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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