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Denis Colin Leary net worth:
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Denis Leary Net Worth, Wiki & Biography in 2017

Denis Colin Leary was born on the 18th August 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA and is a writer, actor, producer, singer and comedian. He is widely known for his involvement as a creator, producer, writer and actor in the comedy-drama TV series “Rescue Me” for which he was a Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, as well as the role of Captain George Stacy in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spiderman” and the voice of Diego, saber-tooth tiger from the “Ice Age” franchise.

You must be wondering, how much wealth this multi-talented artist has acquired? How rich Denis Leary is? According to sources, the estimated value of Denis Leary’s net worth, as of early 2016, is $25 million. It has been accumulated through his lucrative career in the entertainment industry.

Denis Leary Net Worth $25 Million

Denis was raised in his hometown, in the Catholic family of Irish immigrants, where his mother Nora was a maid and his father John an auto mechanic. Due to his ancestry, he has dual citizenship, of USA and Ireland. Denis attended Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester and later enrolled to Boston’s Emerson College. While in college, his interest in comedy was shown, and after graduation in 1981, he founded Emerson Comedy Workshop where he tutored for a couple of years.

Although he performed in various clubs in Boston for several years, his comedian career didn’t officially begin until 1990 when he appeared in the “Rascals Comedy Hour” TV show. Afterwards, he filmed a couple of MTV commercials, and his career developed quickly, as well as his net worth starting to rise.

The audience got the chance to discover Denis’ musical talent in 1993 with his “No Cure for Cancer” album which was later rewarded with Critic’s Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. In the same year, he debuted on the big screen, in his first “real acting” role in the movie “The Sandlot”. As his fame began to rise, more ventures came in, enriching his portfolio and increasing his net worth.

During his career, now spanning almost 30 years, Denis Leary has starred in over 40 movies and TV shows, among which the most famous are “Demolition Man” (1993), “Natural Born Killers” (1994), “Underworld” (1996), “Wag the Dog” (1997) “The Matchmaker” (1997), and “True Crime” (1999). For his role in “The Thomas Crown Affair” in 1999, Denis earned a Blockbuster Entertainment’s Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama/Romance Award. Denis Leary’s most recent engagements include the comedy TV series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” and 3D animated adventure “Zootopia”. He has also released seven studio albums so far as well as five books. All these accomplishments have certainly added a significant sum to his overall net worth.

When it comes to his personal life, Denis has been married to Ann Lembeck Leary since 1989. They have two children, son Jack Leary is also an actor, mostly known for his appearance in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013 and a daughter. Currently, the Leary family resides in Roxbury, Connecticut.

There have been some controversies connected to Denis Leary in the past as he was twice accused of plagiarism – allegedly he stole some comedy material from his friend and colleague Bill Hicks. In 2008, Louis CK claimed that Leary took his routine. After publishing his third book “Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid”, Leary got himself into conflict with the community and parents of autistic children.

Apart from his versatile career and supporting Cam Neely Foundation, Denis Leary founded his own charity organization in 1999, Leary Firefighters Foundation, after six firemen tragically died in his hometown. After 9/11, foundation created the Fund for New York’s Bravest, helping the families of the firemen who died in that act of terror.


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Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&RollTV Series created by - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 14 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Behind the B2015TV Series documentary written by - 1 episode
SirensTV Series developed by - 23 episodes, 2014 - 2015 written by - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015 teleplay - 1 episode, 2014
Rescue MeTV Series created by - 93 episodes, 2004 - 2011 written by - 58 episodes, 2004 - 2011 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2009 story - 1 episode, 2009
Rescue Me Minisodes2008TV Series written by
Exhibit A: Leary Verses Hicks2007Short
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas2005TV Special documentary
Contest Searchlight2002TV Series writer - 1 episode
The JobTV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2001 - 2002 written by - 10 episodes, 2001 - 2002 story - 1 episode, 2002 teleplay - 1 episode, 2002
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Monument Ave.1998uncredited
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load1997TV Movie
Two If by Sea1996screenplay / story
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer1992TV Special documentary
Remote Control1987-1989TV Series writer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll2015-2016TV SeriesJohnny Rock
Ice Age: Collision Course2016Diego (voice)
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade2016TV ShortDiego (voice)
Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe2015ShortDiego (voice)
Freaks of Nature2015Rick Wilson
Draft Day2014/ICoach Penn
The Amazing Spider-Man 22014Captain Stacy (uncredited)
Maron2013TV SeriesDenis Leary
Ice Age Village2013Video GameDiego (voice)
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games2012Video GameDiego (voice)
Kiss My A$$ with Denis Leary2012ShortDenis
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012Diego (voice)
The Amazing Spider-Man2012Captain Stacy
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas2011TV ShortDiego (voice)
Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 22011ShortDiego (voice)
Rescue Me2004-2011TV SeriesTommy Gavin
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs2009Diego (voice)
Rescue Me Minisodes2008TV SeriesTommy Gavin
Recount2008TV MovieMichael Whouley
Lost Historical Films on the Ice Age Period2006Video shortDiego (voice)
Ice Age: The Meltdown2006Diego (voice)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown2006Video GameDiego (voice)
The Secret Lives of Dentists2002Slater
Crank Yankers2002TV SeriesJoe Smith
The Job2001-2002TV SeriesMike McNeil
Ice Age2002Diego (voice)
Bad Boy2002Doug 'Dawg' Munford
Final2001Bill Tyler
Double Whammy2001Ray Pluto
Sand2000Teddy
Company Man2000Officer Fry
Lakeboat2000The Fireman
Do Not Disturb1999Simon
Jesus' Son1999Wayne
The Thomas Crown Affair1999Michael McCann
True Crime1999Bob Findley
A Bug's Life1998Francis (voice)
Small Soldiers1998Gil Mars
Wide Awake1998Mr. Beal
Monument Ave.1998Bobby O'Grady
Wag the Dog1997Fad King
The MatchMaker1997Nick
The Real Blonde1997Doug
Suicide Kings1997Lono Veccio
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground1997TV MovieWheelchair Man (segment "The Red Shoes")
The Second Civil War1997TV MovieVinnie Franko
Love Walked In1997Jack Hanaway
I Want My MTV1996VideoNicotine Fiend
Underworld1996Johnny Crown Johnny Alt
Two If by Sea1996Francis 'Frank' O'Brien
Favorite Deadly Sins1995TV MovieJake
Operation Dumbo Drop1995Lt. David Poole
The Neon Bible1995Frank
The Ref1994Gus
Judgment Night1993Fallon
Demolition Man1993Edgar Friendly
Gunmen1993Armor O'Malley
Who's the Man?1993Sgt. Cooper
The Sandlot1993Bill
Loaded Weapon 11993Mike McCracken
Strictly Business1991Jake
Long Walk to Forever1987ShortNewt

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll2015-2016TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Maron2013-2015TV Series executive producer - 37 episodes
Sirens2014-2015TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes
Behind the B2013TV Series documentary producer
Sober Coach2012TV Series executive producer
Burn2012/IDocumentary executive producer
Bronx Warrants2012TV Movie executive producer
Rescue MeTV Series executive producer - 43 episodes, 2004 - 2011 producer - 1 episode, 2006
Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts2011TV Movie executive producer
In Search of Ted Demme2010Documentary executive producer
Inside Out2010/IShort producer
The Unusuals2009TV Series executive producer
Rescue Me Minisodes2008TV Series executive producer - full season
Canterbury's Law2008TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Fort Pit2007TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas2005TV Special documentary executive producer
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy2005TV Special documentary executive producer
Red State Diaries2005TV Movie executive producer
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary2003TV Movie executive producer
Contest Searchlight2002TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Job2001-2002TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Blow2001producer
Double Whammy2001producer - uncredited
Comics Come Home 51999TV Special co-executive producer
Comics Come Home 41998TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load1997TV Movie executive producer
Love Walked In1997producer
Comics Come Home 31997TV Movie executive producer
Comics Come Home 21996TV Movie executive producer
Comics Come Home1995TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer1992TV Special documentary executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll2015-2016TV Series music producer - 20 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2015TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ice Age: Continental Drift2012performer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift"
Shut Up and Sing2006writer: "Life's Gonna Suck"
Final2001performer: "Little Sister"
Loaded Weapon 11993performer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll2015TV Series 2 episodes
Favorite Deadly Sins1995TV Movie segment "Lust"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load1997TV Movie
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer1992TV Special documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load1997TV Movie executive album producer
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer1992TV Special documentary executive album producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve2011TV Special documentary special thanks: hometown comedy hero
MADtv2005TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
A Decade Under the Influence2003Documentary special thanks
Hurlyburly1998special thanks
HBO Comedy Half-Hour1997TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Natural Born Killers1994Himself (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show1994TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Saturday Zoo1993TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Unplugged1993TV Series documentary
Late Night with David Letterman1993TV SeriesHimself
Rock the Vote1993TV MovieHimself
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer1992TV Special documentaryHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19921992TV SpecialHimself
Tonight with Jonathan Ross1992TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
London Underground1990-1991TV SeriesHimself
Afterdrive1990TV SeriesHimself
Remote Control1987TV SeriesVarious Roles
Nightcap2016TV Series filmingHimself
Boys from Nowhere: The Story of Boston's Garage Punk Uprising2016DocumentaryHimself - Interviewee
Chelsea2016TV SeriesHimself
The Talk2015-2016TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with James Corden2015-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon2014-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
Today2008-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael2005-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
CBS This Morning2012-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News2016TV SeriesHimself
Mike & Mike2009-2016TV SeriesHimself - Actor / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Co-Host / ...
The Daily Show1997-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Rachael Ray2006-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2007-2015TV SeriesHimself - Guest
In Character With...2015TV SeriesHimself
Wicked Bites2014TV SeriesHimself
The View2005-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson2006-2014TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Behind the B2013TV Series documentaryNarrator
Ice Age Continental Drift: Through a Pirate's Spyglass: Voices Ahoy!2012Video shortHimself
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn2012DocumentaryHimself
Conan2011-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno1996-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman1994-2012TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
The Joy Behar Show2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Chelsea Lately2010-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Catching Hell2011DocumentaryHimself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo2011TV Movie documentaryHimself
Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts2011TV MovieHimself
Entertainment Tonight2008-2010TV SeriesHimself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison2010TV Special
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special2009TV SpecialHimself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Larry King Live2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show2008-2009TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards2009TV SpecialHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television
11th Annual the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor: George Carlin2008TV MovieHimself
Hardball with Chris Matthews2008TV SeriesHimself
The Simpsons2008TV SeriesHimself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards2008TV SpecialHimself
Fashion Rocks2008TV MovieHimself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien1996-2008TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Hockey Pads2008Documentary shortHimself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show2007TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards2007TV SpecialHimself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Best Damn Sports Show Period2007TV SeriesHimself
Fashion Rocks2007TV MovieHimself
Biography2007TV Series documentary
Fashion Rocks2006TV MovieHimself
E! True Hollywood Story2006TV Series documentaryHimself
The Apprentice2006TV SeriesHimself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame...2006TV SeriesHimself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch2005TV SeriesHimself
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas2005TV Special documentaryHimself
MADtv2005TV SeriesHimself
The Tony Danza Show2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly2002-2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Charlie Rose2005TV SeriesHimself - Guest
ESPN 25: Who's #1?2005TV Series documentaryHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy2005TV Special documentaryHimself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards2005TV Special documentaryHimself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series [Drama]
Bar Mitzvah Bash!2004TV MovieHimself
Last Laugh '042004TV MovieHimself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Fashion Rocks2004TV MovieHimself / Host
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial2004TV Movie documentaryHimself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties2004TV SeriesHimself
A Tribute to Joe Mantegna2004TV Short documentaryHimself
When Stand Up Stood Out2003DocumentaryHimself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!2003TV Special documentaryHimself
The Curse of the Bambino2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Greatest2003TV Series documentaryHimself - Interviewee
V Graham Norton2003TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top2003TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Elvis Lives2003TV SpecialHimself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary2003TV MovieHimself
Le Job de Denis Leary2003TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn2002TV SeriesHimself
Dinner for Five2002TV SeriesHimself - Special Guest
Just for Laughs2002TV Movie documentaryHimself
RI:SE2002TV SeriesHimself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show2001-2002TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Contest Searchlight2002TV SeriesHimself
+ de cinéma2001TV Series documentary shortHimself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies2001TV Special documentaryHimself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize2000Video documentaryHimself - Host
ESPN SportsCentury2000TV Series documentaryHimself
True Crime: The Scene of the Crime1999Video documentary shortHimself
Comics Come Home 51999TV SpecialHimself - Host
25 Lame1999TV MovieHimself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast1998TV SeriesHimself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business1998TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Fantasy World Cup1998TV SeriesHimself
HBO First Look1998TV Series documentaryHimself
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist1998TV SeriesHimself
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder1998TV SeriesHimself - Guest
Comics Come Home 41998TV MovieHimself
NHL's Greatest Goals1998Video documentaryHimself Host
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load1997TV MovieHimself
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards1996TV Movie documentaryHimself - Presenter
Comics Come Home 21996TV MovieHimself - Host
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special1995TV MovieHimself
The 1995 ESPY Awards1995TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Comics Come Home1995TV MovieHimself - Host
You're an Asshole Holsten Pils Anti-Drink Driving Campaign1995ShortHimself
MTV Video Music Awards 19941994TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike2014TV SeriesHimself - Actor
The O'Reilly Factor2012TV SeriesHimself
Vanilla Ice Archive2012DocumentaryHimself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work2010DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Exhibit A: Leary Verses Hicks2007ShortHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups2007TV Movie documentaryHimself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time2004TV Mini-SeriesHimself #50
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television1996TV Special documentaryHimself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012Humanitas PrizeHumanitas Prize60 Minute CategoryRescue Me (2004)· Peter Tolan (writer)
2000Blockbuster Entertainment AwardBlockbuster Entertainment AwardsFavorite Supporting Actor - Drama/RomanceThe Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
1996CableACECableACE AwardsDirecting a Comedy SpecialFavorite Deadly Sins (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmIce Age: Continental Drift (2012)· Ray Romano
· John Leguizamo
· Queen Latifah
· Keke Palmer
· Chris Wedge
· Seann William Scott
· Josh Peck
· Wanda Sykes
· Jennifer Lopez
· Alan Tudyk
· Joy Behar
· Patrick Stewart
· Simon Pegg
· Rebel Wilson
2012Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama EpisodeRescue Me (2004)
2009Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for TelevisionRecount (2008)
2008Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a MovieRecount (2008)
2007Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesRescue Me (2004)
2007Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode StorylineRescue Me (2004)
2007Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaRescue Me (2004)
2006Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Lead Actor in a Drama SeriesRescue Me (2004)
2006Prism AwardPrism AwardsPerformance in a Drama Series StorylineRescue Me (2004)
2006Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, DramaRescue Me (2004)
2005Golden GlobeGolden Globes, USABest Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - DramaRescue Me (2004)
2005Primetime EmmyPrimetime Emmy AwardsOutstanding Writing for a Drama SeriesRescue Me (2004)· Peter Tolan (writer)
2005OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesRescue Me (2004)
2005Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsOutstanding Actor in a Series, DramaRescue Me (2004)
2004OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a Drama SeriesRescue Me (2004)
2003DVD Premiere AwardDVD Exclusive AwardsBest ActorDouble Whammy (2001)
2003Blimp AwardKids' Choice Awards, USAFavorite Voice from an Animated MovieIce Age (2002)
2002TCA AwardTelevision Critics Association AwardsIndividual Achievement in ComedyThe Job (2001)
2001OFTA Television AwardOnline Film & Television AssociationBest Actor in a New Comedy SeriesThe Job (2001)

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

#Fact
1Counts The Rolling Stones, The Who and David Bowie among his favorite rock acts.
2Release of his book, "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid". [2008]
3Had a roast held in his honor at the New York Friar's Club [August 2003]
4Release of his book, "No Cure for Cancer". [1992]
5Has a farm house which he shares with his wife in Roxbury, Connecticut. They have several horses there as well. [May 2005]
6His parents are from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.
7He 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).
8Received 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.".
9When 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".
10Good friend of Joe Mantegna.
11One of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurley's son Damien.
12Lives in New York City.
13Has dual U.S and Irish Citizenship.
14Leary'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.
15Holds an Irish passport.
16Good friend of Mario Cantone and Gina Gershon at Emerson College.
17Was offered Mark Wahlberg's role in The Departed (2006), but turned it down to scheduling conflicts with his television series, Rescue Me (2004). Leary has since commended Wahlberg's performance in the film with admiration.
18Joe 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 (1992)) was based on the comedy act of Bill Hicks. Leary skewered the charge (http://us.imdb.com/news/ni0070130).
19Is a big Boston Red Sox fan.
20Denis 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.
21Established 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.
22His 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.
23Father of Jack Leary.
24Irish-American.
25His role on Rescue Me (2004) marks his first Golden Globe nomination.
26He 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.
27His song "Asshole" portrays a stereotype of American humor and lifestyles.
28He 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).
29Founded the Leary Firefighters Foundation (LFF) charity in response to the Dec. 3, 1999, warehouse fire that killed six firefighters in his hometown of Worcester, Massachusetts. His cousin Jeremiah Lucey was among the six heroic firefighters killed. Leary also established LFF projects for New York's Bravest in response to the FDNY's losses in the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, and in New Orleans to help restore firefighting capabilities destroyed in Hurricane Katrina, 2005.
30Loves 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.
31Is the second of four children.
32A distant cousin of Conan O'Brien and his sister Jane O'Brien.
33Graduated from Emerson College
34Originally had a role in Beautiful Girls (1996), directed by good friend Ted Demme, but had to pull out due to schedule conflicts.

#Quote
1We live in a country where Rosa Parks had the courage and conviction to sit down long enough to start a revolution that lead to Al Sharpton screaming racism every time Barry Bonds gets indicted for taking performance enhancing drugs in order to break a home run record set by a black man who didn't even have the benefit of Advil.
2Jon Stewart is exactly the same guy he's always been, only with money. He knows that the moment he really believes he's important, the funny goes away and he becomes Bill O'Reilly, except shorter and Jewish.
3I bought my daughter a Chihuahua and I fell in love with it. So now I carry Coco around with me all the time.
4Most 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."
5Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them?
6There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid.
7My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I had the chance.
8Did you ever notice they never take any fat hostages? You never see a guy coming out of Lebanon going: "I was held hostage for seven months and I lost 175 pounds, I feel good and I look good and I learned self-discipline. That's the important thing."
9The things that make me angry still make me angry. George Carlin is 67, and he's still as funny as he's ever been, and he's still angry. And that makes me feel good, because I feel like if I stick around long enough, I'll still be able to work.

#Trademark
1Frequent interjection of phrases to clarify he is being understood (Okay?, Ya know?)
2Fast paced delivery
3Gapped front teeth
4His distinctive voice
5Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines
6Foul-mouthed, stream-of-conciousness comedy about smoking, drinking, macho men and/or beautiful women.

Is Denis Leary's Net Worth Deserved?

  • Carole

    Is Denis Leary’s net worth deserved? He earned it so of course. Stupid question.

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