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Denis Leary

Mostly Credited As: Denis Leary
Birth Name: Denis Colin Leary
Date Of Birth: August 18, 1957 (Age 57)
Country Of Birth: USA
Birth Place: Worcester, Massachusetts
Height: 6' 2" (1.87 m)

Denis Leary


Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. After a childhood in the sixties, Mr. Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing. He was a charter member of Emerson's Comedy Workshop, and taught at the College for five years after graduating. At that point, he had written several pieces in magazines and had worked at stand-up comedy for a time. In 1990, he and his wife Ann flew to London to perform in the BBC's Paramount City. That weekend, Ann's water broke. Their planned weekend trip became a stay of months, and Denis, faced with, well, not much to do, started to write a one-man comedy act. He brought friends in from the States, and they wrote songs to perform on stage. Denis Leary, with Chris Phillips and Adam Roth on guitar, performed No Cure For Cancer at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in Scotland. Despite some protests about the title, the show won the Critic's Award and the BBC Festival Recommendation. The next year, the show was moved to America. In 1992, No Cure For Cancer was broadcast on Showtime. This spawned a book, CD and cassette, and a videotape. It also started Denis Leary's movie career. Since then, he has starred in several movies.

TV Appearances

Main cast 
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)As: Johnny Rock
Rescue Me (2004)As: Tommy Gavin
Contest Searchlight (2002)As: Himself
The Job (2001)As: Mike McNeil
London Underground (1992)As: Host
Episode Cast Credits 

Rachael Ray (2006) 
  We've Got Two Stars in the House! Denis Leary Is Hanging With Rach; Brooklyn Decker Is Dishing on Her New Show! 08x135: (Apr/11/2014) As Himself 

The View (1997) 
  Denis Leary, LaTanya Richardson Jackson, Patrick & Gina Neely, guest co-host Greg Anthony 17x138: (Apr/10/2014) As Himself 
  Mike Greenberg, Denis Leary 11x74: (Dec/18/2007) As Himself 
  Anthony Michael Hall, Denis Leary, guest co-host Jacque Reid 10x191: (Jun/13/2007) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Los Lonely Boys 09x138: (Jul/20/2006) As Himself 

Late Night with Seth Meyers (2014) 
  Denis Leary, Thomas Middleditch, Fitz and the Tantrums 01x31: (Apr/09/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Daily Show With Jon Stewart (1996) 
  Denis Leary 19x88: (Apr/08/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary 17x152: (Dec/03/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary 17x80: (Jun/19/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary 16x87: (Jul/11/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon (2014) 
  Denis Leary, Cat Deeley, Nickel Creek 01x33: (Apr/02/2014) As Himself, [Interviewees]

World Series (1947) 
  2013 World Series Game 2 66x02: (Oct/24/2013) As Himself (Red Sox Fan), [Featuring]

Maron (2013) 
  Dead Possum 01x02: (May/10/2013) As Himself 

Bethenny (2013) 
  Denis Leary 01x30: (Jul/20/2012) As Himself 

Conan (2010) 
  Dracula Meets the Mummy, and the Two Hit It Off Swimmingly 02x113: (Jul/16/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream When Our Elevator Plunges 40 Floors 01x130: (Aug/11/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Voodoo or Voo Don't 01x31: (Jan/12/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992) 
  Denis Leary, Olivia Munn, Kenny Chesney 20x117: (Jul/12/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Judd Apatow, Alanis Morissette 18x68: (Jun/10/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Robert Klein, Spoon 15x220: (Sep/11/2007) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Bob Uecker, Dem Franchize Boyz 14x149: (May/05/2006) As Himself 

The Late Show with David Letterman (1993) 
  Denis Leary, Olivia Wilde, a Top Ten List presented by San Francisco Giants pitcher Matt Cain, the Pierces 19x153: (Jun/18/2012) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Elizabeth Cook, Drum Solo Week II kicks off with Tony Royster Jr. 18x177: (Aug/22/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Grace Potter & the Nocturnals 18x62: (Dec/22/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Albert Pujols, Jimmy Webb 17x179: (Jul/26/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

Chelsea Lately (2007) 
  Denis Leary 05x10: (Jan/17/2011) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Joy Behar Show (2009) 
  Denis Leary 02x01: (Sep/07/2010) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009) 
  Denis Leary, bat expert Rob Mies, the Swell Season 01x92: (Oct/29/2009) As Himself, [Interviewees]

The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (2005) 
  Denis Leary, Diane Birch 05x93: (Jun/02/2009) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Bonnie Somerville, Deana Carter 04x19: (Jan/28/2008) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Lewis Dix, Matt Goss 02x141: (Aug/24/2006) As Himself 
  Dennis Leary, Bo Bice 02x76: (May/08/2006) As Himself 

Inside the Actors Studio (1994) 
  Denis Leary 15x09: (May/04/2009) As Himself 

The Bonnie Hunt Show (2008) (2008) 
  Denis Leary; Katie Cassidy 01x137: (Apr/07/2009) As Himself 
  Denis Leary; Aisha Tyler 01x63: (Dec/03/2008) As Himself 

The Simpsons (1989) 
  Lost Verizon 20x02: (Oct/05/2008) Voiced  Himself 

Fashion Rocks (2004) 
  Season 1, Episode 5 01x05: (Sep/09/2008) As Himself (Host) 
  Season 1, Episode 1 01x01: (Sep/26/2004) As Himself (Host) 

Late Night with Conan O'Brien (1993) 
  Denis Leary, Anthony Bourdain, Mates of State 15x109: (May/20/2008) As Himself, [Interviewees]
  Denis Leary, Mark Consuelos, Against Me! 14x163: (Jul/10/2007) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Rita Wilson, Brandi Carlile 13x133: (Jun/09/2006) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Kevin Nealon, David Gray 12x158: (Aug/03/2005) As Himself 

The Early Show (1999) 
  Dennis Leary, Jennifer Love Hewitt, Hannah Storm clips. 09x65: (Dec/07/2007) As Himself 

The Ellen DeGeneres Show (2003) 
  Denis Leary, Dylan and Cole Sprouse, Kenna, Chris Bryant 05x21: (Oct/02/2007) As Himself 

Live with Kelly & Michael (1983) 
  Season 19, Episode 34 25x249: (Aug/16/2007) As Himself 
  Denis Leary/George Huff 24x26: (Oct/10/2005) As Himself 

CBS News Sunday Morning (1979) 
  What’s So Funny? 29x11: (Nov/12/2006) As Himself 

MADtv (1995) 
  Episode #1102 11x02: (Sep/24/2005) As Himself, [Uncredited]

The Tony Danza Show (2004) (2004) 
  Alexa Havins, Denis Leary, Lifehouse, Tony Tammero 01x163: (Jul/13/2005) As Himself 

Last Call with Carson Daly (2002) 
  Denis Leary, Bam Margera, Krump Dancers, Youth Group 04x65: (Jun/24/2005) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Jack McGee, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy 03x89: (Aug/31/2004) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Paloalto 02x80: (Aug/05/2003) As Himself 
  Denis Leary, Robert Bradley's Blackwater Surprise 01x110: (Sep/11/2002) As Himself 

Comedy Central Roast (2003) 
  Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 01x02: (Mar/20/2005) As Himself (Roaster) 
  Roast of Denis Leary 01x01: (Aug/10/2003) As Himself (Roastee), [Starring Roles]

Good Day Live (2001) 
  Kim Coles; Denis Leary 03x228: (Jul/21/2004) As Himself 

Crank Yankers (2002) 
  Season 1, Episode 2 01x02: (Jun/09/2002) Voiced  Joe Smith 

Fantasy Football League (1994) 
  Fantasy World Cup Live: Episode 15 05x15: (Jul/08/1998) As Himself 

Fantasy World Cup (1998) 
  Episode 15 01x15: (Jul/08/1998) As Himself 

Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist (1995) 
  Fanny Pack 05x02: (Jun/22/1998) Voiced  Himself 

MTV Unplugged (1989) 
  Denis Leary 04x04: (Apr/13/1993) As Himself 
Crew Credits

Show Crew


Shorties Watchin' Shorties (2004)• Executive Producer
Rescue Me (2004)• Creator
• Executive Producer
The Job (2001)• Creator
• Executive Producer
Canterbury's Law (2008)• Executive Producer
Extended Family (2010)• Executive Producer
Sirens (2014) (2014)• Developed By
• Executive Producer
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll (2015)• Creator
• Executive Producer

Episode Crew


Sirens (2014) (2014) (Credited in 4 episodes from this show) 
 
Alcohol Related Injury 01x05 Mar/27/2014 As: Writer
Famous Last Words 01x04 Mar/20/2014 As: Writer
A Bitch Named Karma 01x02 Mar/06/2014 As: Writer
Pilot 01x01 Mar/06/2014 As: Teleplay
Rescue Me (2004) (Credited in 94 episodes from this show) 
 
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Ashes 07x09 Sep/07/2011 As: Writer
Vows 07x08 Aug/31/2011 As: Writer
Jeter 07x07 Aug/24/2011 As: Writer
344 07x06 Aug/17/2011 As: Writer
Head 07x05 Aug/10/2011 As: Writer
The Job (2001) (Credited in 13 episodes from this show) 
 
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Vacation 02x12 Apr/17/2002 As: Writer
Gay 02x11 Apr/17/2002 As: Writer
Betrayal 02x09 Mar/20/2002 As: Writer
Quitter 02x06 Feb/27/2002 As: Writer
Gina 02x04 Feb/06/2002 As: Writer
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