Denis Leary Bio | Wiki
Denis Leary is a popular American actor and comedian who first came to fame as a stand-up comedian, especially through appearances on MTV (including the comedic song “Asshole”) and via the stand-up specials No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock ‘n Load (1997). He started taking roles in film and television starting in the 1990s, such as substantial roles in the films Judgment Night (1993), Gunmen (1994), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), and Wag the Dog (1996).
In the 2000s, Denis developed and starred in the television show The Job (2001–2002) and became the star and co-creator of Rescue Me (2004–2011), for which he received two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for writing and one for acting. Denis has continued to take starring roles in films, such as Captain George Stacy in The Amazing Spider-Man and Cleveland Browns head coach Vince Penn in Draft Day. He has also done voice work, like Francis the ladybug in A Bug’s Life and Diego the saber tooth tiger in the Ice Age franchise.
Denis and his wife Ann Leary are the inspiration behind the episode of the Amazon series Modern Love “Rallying to Keep the Game Alive”. From 2015 until 2016, Denis wrote and starred in the comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX.
Denis Leary Age
Denis was born on August 18, 1957, in Worcester, Massachusett, in the United States. He is 66 years old. Denis celebrates his birthday on August 18, every year.
Denis Leary Height
He is a man of above-average stature. Denis stands at a height of 6 ft 1 in (Approx 1.85 m).
Denis Leary Family
He was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Catholic immigrant parents from County Kerry, Ireland. Denis’ mother, Nora (née Sullivan) (b. 1929), was a maid, and his father, John Leary (1924–1985), was an auto mechanic. He is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland. Denis is a third cousin of talk show host Conan O’Brien. He holds an American nationality.
Denis Leary Wife
Denis is married to his wife Ann Lembeck an author. The pair met when he was her instructor in an English class at Emerson College and married in 1999. Denis and his wife Ann have two children, a son John Joseph “Jack” (born 1990), and a daughter Devin (born 1992). His wife Ann released a memoir, An Innocent, a Broad, about the premature birth of their son on a visit to London.
Denis Leary Education
He attended Saint Peter’s High School (now Saint Paul’s) in Worcester and graduated from Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, Denis met fellow comic Mario Cantone, whom he considers to be his closest friend. While a student, Denis founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues on the campus today.
Following graduating from Emerson in 1981, Denis taught comedy-writing classes at the school for five years. In May 2005 Denis received an honorary doctorate and spoke at his alma mater’s undergraduate commencement ceremony; and is credited as Dr. Denis Leary on the cover of his 2009 book Why We Suck.
Denis Leary Movies And Tv Shows
– Long Walk to Forever (1987) as Newt
– Strictly Business (1991) as Jake
– Who’s the Man? (1993) as Sergeant Cooper
– The Secret Lives of Dentists (2002) as Slater
– Ice Age: The Meltdown (2006) as Diego
– Ice Age: Continental Drift (2012) as Diego (voice)
– The Amazing Spider-Man 2 (2014) as George Stacy
– Ice Age: Collision Course (2016) as Diego
– Remote Control (1987-1990)
– National Lampoon’s Favorite Deadly Sins (1995) as jake
– The Second Civil War (1996) as Vinnie Franko
– The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder (1998) as himself
– The Rosie O’Donnell Show (2001-2002) as himself
– The Late Late Show With James Corden (20160 as Bill Clinton
– Law & Order: Organized Crime (2022) as Frank Donnelly
Denis Leary Sandlot
He has appeared in many films, including The Sandlot as Scott’s stepfather Bill. The Sandlot tells the story of a group of young baseball players during the summer of 1962. The film is set in the San Fernando Valley in Los Angeles, CA and the filming locations were in Midvale, Salt Lake City, and Ogden, Utah. It grossed $34 million worldwide and has since become a cult film.
Denis Leary Spiderman
He played Captain George Stacy in the movie The Amazing Spider-Man, released in July 2012. The Amazing Spider-Man is the fourth theatrical Spider-Man film produced by Columbia Pictures and Marvel Entertainment, a reboot of the series following Sam Raimi’s 2002–2007 Spider-Man trilogy, as well as the first of the two The Amazing Spider-Man films.
Denis Leary No Cure For Cancer
He released two records of his comedy: No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock ‘n Load (1997). But when Denis’ comedy album No Cure for Cancer was released, he was accused of stealing Hicks’ act and material, ending their friendship abruptly. In April 1993, the Austin Comedy News said on the similarities of Denis’ performance: “Watching Leary is like seeing Hicks from two years ago. He smokes with the same mannerisms. (Hicks recently quit.) No Cure for Cancer was made into a television special, a book, and a compact disc, all with the same title. His routine focuses on vegetarians, cigarette smoking, drug use, and political correctness.
Denis Leary Stand Up
He started working as a comedian at the Boston underground club Play It Again Sam’s. However, Denis’ first real gig was at the Rascals Comedy Club as part of the TV show The Rascals Comedy Hour, on October 18, 1990. Denis wrote and appeared on a local comedy series, Lenny Clarke’s Late Show, hosted by his friend Lenny Clarke and written by Martin Olson. He and Clarke both spoke about their early affiliations and influences in the Boston comedy scene in the documentary film When Standup Stood Out (2006). During Denis’ time as a Boston-area stand-up comic, he developed his stage persona.
In 1995, Denis was asked by Boston Bruins legend Cam Neely to help orchestrate a Boston-based comedy benefit show for Neely’s cancer charity; this became Comics Come Home, which Denis has hosted annually ever since. On March 21, 2009, Denis started the Rescue Me Comedy Tour in Atlantic City, New Jersey. The 11-date tour, featuring Rescue Me co-stars Lenny Clarke and Adam Ferrara, was Denis’ first stand-up comedy tour in 12 years.
Denis Leary Songs
– Asshole (1993)
– Voices In My Head (1993)
– The Downtrodden Song (1993)
– Smoke (1993)
– Insane Cowboy (1997)
– Traditional Irish Folk Song (1993)
– Life’s Gonna Suck (1997)
– More Drugs (1993)
– Fat Guy on the Plane (2004)
– Put It On Me
– Jack Goes to School (2004)
– Fuck The Pope (1997)
– Elvis And I (1997)
– Marv Marv Marv (1997)
Denis Leary Net Worth
Denis gets his wealth from his work as an actor and comedian who first came to fame as a stand-up comedian, especially through appearances on MTV. Therefore, Denis has accumulated a decent fortune over the years. Denis’ estimated net worth is $30 million.
Is Denis Leary Married
Yes, Denis is married to his wife Ann Lembeck an author. The pair met when he was her instructor in an English class at Emerson College and married in 1999. Denis and his wife Ann have two children, a son John Joseph “Jack” (born 1990), and a daughter Devin (born 1992).
How Old Is Denis Leary
Denis is a 66-year-old who was born on August 18, 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, in the United States.
Who Is Denis Leary
Denis is an actor and comedian who first came to fame as a stand-up comedian, especially through appearances on MTV (including the comedic song “Asshole”) and via the stand-up specials No Cure for Cancer (1993) and Lock ‘n Load (1997). He started taking roles in film and television starting in the 1990s, such as substantial roles in the films Judgment Night (1993), Gunmen (1994), Operation Dumbo Drop (1995), and Wag the Dog (1996).
Denis Leary Social Media Handles
Twitter – @denisleary
Instagram – denisleary