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Birth information

18 August 1957 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Given Name

Denis Colin Leary

How tall is Denis Leary?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ann Lembeck

Life Story of Denis Leary

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 member of Emerson's Comedy Workshop, and taught at the college for five years after graduating. By that point, he had written several pieces for magazines and had worked at stand-up comedy for a time. In 1990, he and his wife, Ann Lembeck, 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, with not a whole lot to do in London, wrote a one-man comedy act. He brought friends in from the States, and they wrote songs to perform on stage. 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, and it was...

Significant features of Denis Leary

Foul-mouthed, stream-of-conciousness comedy about smoking, drinking, macho men and/or beautiful women.
Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines
His distinctive voice
Gapped front teeth
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How much money has Denis Leary earned?

Two If by Sea (1996) $1,000,000
Rescue Me (2004) $250,000 /episode (2009-10)
Rescue Me (2004) $350,000 /episode (2010-11)

What movies did Denis Leary play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Erase (2018) , Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2016) , Maron (2016) , Gary Gulman: It's About Time (2016) , Sirens (2015) , Behind the B (2013) , Bronx Warrants (2012) , Sober Coach (2012) , Burn (2012) , Rescue Me , Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts (2011) , In Search of Ted Demme (2010) , Inside Out (2010) , The Unusuals (2009) , Rescue Me Minisodes (2008) , Canterbury's Law (2008) , Fort Pit (2007) , Red State Diaries (2005) , Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in'...

Birth information

18 August 1957 Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Given Name

Denis Colin Leary

How tall is Denis Leary?

1.88 m

Who is(are) his/her spouse(s)?

Ann Lembeck

Life Story of Denis Leary

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 member of Emerson's Comedy Workshop, and taught at the college for five years after graduating. By that point, he had written several pieces for magazines and had worked at stand-up comedy for a time. In 1990, he and his wife, Ann Lembeck, 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, with not a whole lot to do in London, wrote a one-man comedy act. He brought friends in from the States, and they wrote songs to perform on stage. 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, and it was...

Significant features of Denis Leary

Foul-mouthed, stream-of-conciousness comedy about smoking, drinking, macho men and/or beautiful women.
Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines
His distinctive voice
Gapped front teeth
...

How much money has Denis Leary earned?

Two If by Sea (1996) $1,000,000
Rescue Me (2004) $250,000 /episode (2009-10)
Rescue Me (2004) $350,000 /episode (2010-11)

What movies did Denis Leary play or participate?

Producers Filmography
Erase (2018) , Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll (2016) , Maron (2016) , Gary Gulman: It's About Time (2016) , Sirens (2015) , Behind the B (2013) , Bronx Warrants (2012) , Sober Coach (2012) , Burn (2012) , Rescue Me , Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts (2011) , In Search of Ted Demme (2010) , Inside Out (2010) , The Unusuals (2009) , Rescue Me Minisodes (2008) , Canterbury's Law (2008) , Fort Pit (2007) , Red State Diaries (2005) , Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in'...

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Denis Leary and Joe Mantegna in Underworld (1996)

Is the second of four children.

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Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, and Annabella Sciorra in Underworld (1996)

Loves sports and originally wanted to be an NHL star. That all changed when he got kicked off his high school hockey team because of poor grades.

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Denis Leary and Finn Cole in Animal Kingdom (2016)

He starred in three films directed by Ted Demme: Who's the Man? (1993), The Ref (1994), and Monument Ave. (1998). Demme also directed both his concert specials. Leary and Demme co-produced Blow (2001), and both men were involved in SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground (1997).

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Denis Leary and Hope Davis in Final (2001)

His song "Asshole" portrays a stereotype of American humor and lifestyles.

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Denis Leary in Final (2001)

He is one of the six godparents (all males) of Damian Charles Bing, son of Elizabeth Hurley, and attended the child's baptism at Immaculate Conception church in Mayfair, London.

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Denis Leary in Conan (2010)

Irish-American.

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Denis Leary in Conan (2010)

Father of Jack Leary.

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Denis Leary in Conan (2010)

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.

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Noah Emmerich, Ian Hart, Denis Leary, Jason Barry, and John Diehl in Snitch (1998)

Established the Leary Firefighters Foundation. When 9/11 happened, his foundation went into action and was hailed as "the second-quickest charity" to get money into the hands of grieving families. One auction alone raised $600,000.

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Colm Meaney and Denis Leary in Snitch (1998)

Denis got behind the wheel of a fire engine during September 11, 2001, when the New York Fire Department was short-handed responding to the collapse of the World Trade center.

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Billy Crudup and Denis Leary in Snitch (1998)

Is a big Boston Red Sox fan.

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Famke Janssen and Denis Leary in Snitch (1998)

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).

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Denis Leary, Julia Stiles, and Joseph Cross in Wide Awake (1998)

Leary's Rescue Me (2004) character, Tommy Gavin, was probably named for his childhood friend Tommy Spencer, a firefighter who was killed in the December 1999 warehouse fire that inspired Leary to establish the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000.

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Denis Leary, Donald Faison, and Keith Nobbs in Double Whammy (2001)

Has dual U.S and Irish Citizenship.

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Steve Buscemi and Denis Leary in Double Whammy (2001)

Lives in New York City.

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Denis Leary in Double Whammy (2001)

One of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurley's son Damien.

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Denis Leary in Double Whammy (2001)

Good friend of Joe Mantegna.

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Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, and Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

When Leary guested on The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien (2009), he confessed that he was terrified of bats. Coincidentally, the show concluded with an animal expert who presented Conan with a variety of bats that were conveniently suspended behind Leary on studio "tree branches".

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Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

Received an honorary Doctorate from Emerson College and wrote his book "Why We Suck" as 'Dr. Denis Leary'. He was quoted as saying "Sure it's just a celebrity type of thing--they only gave it to me because I'm famous." Leary explained. "But it's legal and it means I get to say I'm a doctor--just like Dr. Phil.".

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Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, and Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

He claims that people often mistake him for Willem Dafoe, and vice versa. The remark he got most was "you were awesome in Spider-Man (2002)!" Years later, Leary played the part of George Stacey in The Amazing Spider-Man (2012).

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Denis Leary and Robert J. Steinmiller Jr. in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

His parents are from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.

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Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

Has a farm house which he shares with his wife in Roxbury, Connecticut. They have several horses there as well. [May 2005]

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Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, and Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

Release of his book, "No Cure for Cancer". [1992]

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Kevin Spacey, Judy Davis, and Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

Had a roast held in his honor at the New York Friar's Club [August 2003]

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Denis Leary in No Panic - Gute Geiseln sind selten (1994)

Release of his book, "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid". [2008]

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

Counts The Rolling Stones, The Who and David Bowie among his favorite rock acts.

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Sandra Bullock, Yaphet Kotto, and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

Attended Emerson College (Boston) with comedian Steven Wright.

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

Comedian Louis C.K. claimed in a 2008 appearance on The Opie and Anthony Show that Denis Leary had stolen the "Asshole" bit from him. Leary later denied the accusations on a later episode of the same radio show.

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

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Sandra Bullock, Yaphet Kotto, and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

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Sandra Bullock and Denis Leary in Gestohlene Herzen (1996)

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Denis Leary in Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993)

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Denis Leary in Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (1993)

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Denis Leary in Conan (2010)

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Denis Leary and Conan O'Brien in Conan (2010)

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Denis Leary in Conan (2010)

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Denis Leary and Joe Mantegna in Underworld (1996)

Originally had a role in Beautiful Girls (1996), directed by good friend Ted Demme, but had to pull out due to schedule conflicts.

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Traci Lords, Denis Leary, and Joe Mantegna in Underworld (1996)

Graduated from Emerson College

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Denis Leary, Joe Mantegna, and Annabella Sciorra in Underworld (1996)

A distant cousin of Conan O'Brien and his sister Jane O'Brien.

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