Denis Leary


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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)
The Amazing Spider-Man Captain Stacy
(2012)
Ice Age Diego
(2002)

Filmography

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 2018 Erase (TV Movie) (creator)
  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)
 2004 Denis Leary - The Complete Collection (Video) (creator)
 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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Show Show Soundtrack (6 credits)
Show Show Director (2 credits)
Show Show Composer (2 credits)
Show Show Miscellaneous Crew (2 credits)
Show Show Thanks (6 credits)
Show Show Self (134 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (8 credits)

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Other Works:

"MTV Unplugged", (1992) See more »

Publicity Listings:

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

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Height:

6' 1¼" (1.86 m)
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Personal Quote:

Most movies suck, even the independent ones. Hollywood is like baseball: Hit three good ones out of 10 and you're a Hall of Famer. I don't think like those guys who say, "I'm hot again, so I've got to get back into a big movie." See more »

Trivia:

His interest in the perils of firemen and his co-creation of the series Rescue Me (2004) stemmed from a tragic 1999 warehouse fire in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts, that took the lives of six firemen, including his cousin and a childhood friend. 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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