Adam Ferrara


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Adam Ferrara is a stand-up comedian and actor who proudly played Chief Needles Nelson on the Emmy nominated FX drama series Rescue Me (2004) with Denis Leary and Frank Verelli on Showtime's hit series Nurse Jackie (2009) opposite Emmy Award winner Edie Falco. Ferrara has also costarred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop (... See full bio »

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Rescue Me
Carrot (S5, Ep18)
Wed, Dec 01 10:00 PM PST on STZECL (605)
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Known For

Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sergeant Howard
(2009)
(2008)
Rescue Me Chief 'Needles' Nelson
(2006-2011)
The Last Request Cousin Frank
(2006)

Filmography

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  Wake (pre-production)
Lon
 2021 NCIS (TV Series)
Sammy Craig
- Winter Chill (2021) ... Sammy Craig
 2021 Dogs Playing Poker (TV Series short)
 2018 Little Italy
Sal Angioli
 2018 Deception (TV Series)
Officer Howie Maslin
- Getting Away Clean (2018) ... Officer Howie Maslin
 2018 The Good Fight (TV Series)
Officer Glasser
- Day 436 (2018) ... Officer Glasser
 2017 Criminal Minds (TV Series)
Bob Hammond
- Hell's Kitchen (2017) ... Bob Hammond
 2017 Lost Cat Corona
Sal
 2017 Kevin Can Wait (TV Series)
Bill
- Choke Doubt (2017) ... Bill
 2013-2014 Nurse Jackie (TV Series)
Frank Verelli
- Flight (2014) ... Frank Verelli
- Sisterhood (2014) ... Frank Verelli (credit only)
- Sidecars and Spermicide (2014) ... Frank Verelli
- Candyman (2014) ... Frank Verelli
- The Lady with the Lamp (2014) ... Frank Verelli
 2011/II Smoking Nonsmoking
Cassidy
 2006-2011 Rescue Me (TV Series)
Chief 'Needles' Nelson
- Ashes (2011) ... Chief 'Needles' Nelson
- Vows (2011) ... Chief 'Needles' Nelson
- Jeter (2011) ... Chief 'Needles' Nelson
- 344 (2011) ... Chief 'Needles' Nelson
- Head (2011) ... Chief 'Needles' Nelson
 2011 Dirty Movie
Dr. Feelgood
 2010 Night of the Punks (Short)
Booking Manager (uncredited)
 2009 Ugly Betty (TV Series)
Sammy
- Blue on Blue (2009) ... Sammy
 2009/III The Pack
Cassidy
 2009 Around the Block (Short)
Sean
 2009 The Unusuals (TV Series)
Vice Detective #2
- Pilot (2009) ... Vice Detective #2
 2009 Winter of Frozen Dreams
Assistant District Attorney
 2009 Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Sergeant Howard
 2008 Rescue Me Minisodes (TV Series)
Chief Needles Nelson
 2008 Definitely, Maybe
Gareth
 2004-2007 The King of Queens (TV Series)
Waiter / Joe / Nick
- China Syndrome, Parts 1 and 2 (2007) ... Waiter
- Fight Schlub (2006) ... Joe
- Entertainment Weakly (2004) ... Nick
 2006 A Merry Little Christmas
Donnie Manning
 2006/I The Last Request
Cousin Frank
 2004 Noise
Young Detective
 2003 Law & Order (TV Series)
Monty Bender
- Smoke (2003) ... Monty Bender
 2003 Ash Tuesday
Greg
 2001-2002 The Job (TV Series)
Tommy Manetti
- Dad (2002) ... Tommy Manetti
- Vacation (2002) ... Tommy Manetti
- Gay (2002) ... Tommy Manetti
- Neighbor (2002) ... Tommy Manetti
- Betrayal (2002) ... Tommy Manetti
 1999 Love Boat: The Next Wave (TV Series)
Stan
- Prom Queen (1999) ... Stan
 1996-1998 Caroline in the City (TV Series)
Pete Spadaro / Peter Spadaro
- Caroline and the Reluctant Father (1998) ... Pete Spadaro
- Caroline and the Dearly Departed (1997) ... Peter Spadaro
- Caroline and the Ex-Wife (1996) ... Pete Spadaro
 1997 Dads (TV Movie)
Carl Sr.
 1997 Social Studies (TV Series)
Dan Rossini
- Copy Kits (1997) ... Dan Rossini
- Rhymes with Witch (1997) ... Dan Rossini
 1993 Flying Blind (TV Series)
Gerald
- The People That Time Forgot (1993) ... Gerald
 1991 Fire: Trapped on the 37th Floor (TV Movie)
Eddie (Hotel Maintenance Staff Lightbulb Guy) (uncredited)
Show Show Writer (2 credits)
Show Show Producer (1 credit)
Show Show Self (37 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (1 credit)

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In 1997, co-starred with C. Thomas Howell, Steven Eckholdt, Jane Sibbett, Rue McClanahan and child actors Mercedes Kastner, Chelsea Parnell and Scotty Leavenworth in an unsold television pilot called "Dads", about three divorced dads, a woman fashion executive, a grunge-rock singer and an architect in the thralls of raising ... See more »

Publicity Listings:

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Official Sites:

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Height:

5' 10" (1.78 m)

Spouse:

Alex Tyler
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Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What if God's a woman? Not only am I going to hell, I'll never know why!

Trivia:

Opened for his comedy idol George Carlin. See more »

Trademark:

Mole on right cheek See more »

Star Sign:

Aquarius

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