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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 & 17 nominations. See more awards »

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

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  Erase (TV Movie) (creator) (pre-production)
  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 by - 1 episode, 2009) (story by - 1 episode, 2009) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2004)
- 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)
 2002 Contest Searchlight (TV Series) (writer - 1 episode)
- Episode #1.1 (2002) ... (writer)
  The Job (TV Series) (creator - 16 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (written by - 10 episodes, 2001 - 2002) (story - 1 episode, 2002) (teleplay - 1 episode, 2002)
- Dad (2002) ... (creator)
- Vacation (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Gay (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
- Neighbor (2002) ... (creator)
- Quitter (2002) ... (creator) / (written by)
 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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Other Works:

TV Commercial for MTV (1992) 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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Personal Quote:

The things that make me angry still make me angry. George Carlin is 67, and he's still as funny as he's ever been, and he's still angry. And that makes me feel good, because I feel like if I stick around long enough, I'll still be able to work. See more »

Trivia:

Joe Rogan has claimed that Leary's "angry comedian" act, first used in his stage show "No Cure for Cancer" (later a Showtime special, Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993)) was based on the comedy act of Bill Hicks. Leary skewered the charge (http://us.imdb.com/news/ni0070130). See more »

Trademark:

Frequent interjection of phrases to clarify he is being understood (Okay?, Ya know?) See more »

Star Sign:

Leo

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