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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&Roll TV Series created by - 20 episodes, 2015 - 2016 written by - 14 episodes, 2015 - 2016
Behind the B 2015 TV Series documentary written by - 1 episode
Sirens TV Series developed by - 23 episodes, 2014 - 2015 written by - 4 episodes, 2014 - 2015 teleplay - 1 episode, 2014
Rescue Me TV Series created by - 93 episodes, 2004 - 2011 written by - 58 episodes, 2004 - 2011 teleplay - 2 episodes, 2004 - 2009 story - 1 episode, 2009
Rescue Me Minisodes 2008 TV Series written by
Exhibit A: Leary Verses Hicks 2007 Short
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas 2005 TV Special documentary
Contest Searchlight 2002 TV Series writer - 1 episode
The Job TV Series creator - 15 episodes, 2001 - 2002 written by - 10 episodes, 2001 - 2002 story - 1 episode, 2002 teleplay - 1 episode, 2002
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series additional material - 1 episode
Monument Ave. 1998 uncredited
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load 1997 TV Movie
Two If by Sea 1996 screenplay / story
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer 1992 TV Special documentary
Remote Control 1987-1989 TV Series writer - 5 episodes

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015-2016 TV Series Johnny Rock
Ice Age: Collision Course 2016 Diego (voice)
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade 2016 TV Short Diego (voice)
Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe 2015 Short Diego (voice)
Freaks of Nature 2015 Rick Wilson
Draft Day 2014/I Coach Penn
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 2014 Captain Stacy (uncredited)
Maron 2013 TV Series Denis Leary
Ice Age Village 2013 Video Game Diego (voice)
Ice Age: Continental Drift - Arctic Games 2012 Video Game Diego (voice)
Kiss My A$$ with Denis Leary 2012 Short Denis
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 Diego (voice)
The Amazing Spider-Man 2012 Captain Stacy
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas 2011 TV Short Diego (voice)
Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2 2011 Short Diego (voice)
Rescue Me 2004-2011 TV Series Tommy Gavin
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs 2009 Diego (voice)
Rescue Me Minisodes 2008 TV Series Tommy Gavin
Recount 2008 TV Movie Michael Whouley
Lost Historical Films on the Ice Age Period 2006 Video short Diego (voice)
Ice Age: The Meltdown 2006 Diego (voice)
Ice Age 2: The Meltdown 2006 Video Game Diego (voice)
The Secret Lives of Dentists 2002 Slater
Crank Yankers 2002 TV Series Joe Smith
The Job 2001-2002 TV Series Mike McNeil
Ice Age 2002 Diego (voice)
Bad Boy 2002 Doug 'Dawg' Munford
Final 2001 Bill Tyler
Double Whammy 2001 Ray Pluto
Sand 2000 Teddy
Company Man 2000 Officer Fry
Lakeboat 2000 The Fireman
Do Not Disturb 1999 Simon
Jesus' Son 1999 Wayne
The Thomas Crown Affair 1999 Michael McCann
True Crime 1999 Bob Findley
A Bug's Life 1998 Francis (voice)
Small Soldiers 1998 Gil Mars
Wide Awake 1998 Mr. Beal
Monument Ave. 1998 Bobby O'Grady
Wag the Dog 1997 Fad King
The MatchMaker 1997 Nick
The Real Blonde 1997 Doug
Suicide Kings 1997 Lono Veccio
SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground 1997 TV Movie Wheelchair Man (segment "The Red Shoes")
The Second Civil War 1997 TV Movie Vinnie Franko
Love Walked In 1997 Jack Hanaway
I Want My MTV 1996 Video Nicotine Fiend
Underworld 1996 Johnny Crown Johnny Alt
Two If by Sea 1996 Francis 'Frank' O'Brien
Favorite Deadly Sins 1995 TV Movie Jake
Operation Dumbo Drop 1995 Lt. David Poole
The Neon Bible 1995 Frank
The Ref 1994 Gus
Judgment Night 1993 Fallon
Demolition Man 1993 Edgar Friendly
Gunmen 1993 Armor O'Malley
Who's the Man? 1993 Sgt. Cooper
The Sandlot 1993 Bill
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 Mike McCracken
Strictly Business 1991 Jake
Long Walk to Forever 1987 Short Newt

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015-2016 TV Series executive producer - 20 episodes
Maron 2013-2015 TV Series executive producer - 37 episodes
Sirens 2014-2015 TV Series executive producer - 23 episodes
Behind the B 2013 TV Series documentary producer
Sober Coach 2012 TV Series executive producer
Burn 2012/I Documentary executive producer
Bronx Warrants 2012 TV Movie executive producer
Rescue Me TV Series executive producer - 43 episodes, 2004 - 2011 producer - 1 episode, 2006
Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts 2011 TV Movie executive producer
In Search of Ted Demme 2010 Documentary executive producer
Inside Out 2010/I Short producer
The Unusuals 2009 TV Series executive producer
Rescue Me Minisodes 2008 TV Series executive producer - full season
Canterbury's Law 2008 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
Fort Pit 2007 TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas 2005 TV Special documentary executive producer
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary executive producer
Red State Diaries 2005 TV Movie executive producer
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series executive producer - 1 episode
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2003 TV Movie executive producer
Contest Searchlight 2002 TV Series co-executive producer - 1 episode
The Job 2001-2002 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Blow 2001 producer
Double Whammy 2001 producer - uncredited
Comics Come Home 5 1999 TV Special co-executive producer
Comics Come Home 4 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Love Walked In 1997 producer
Comics Come Home 3 1997 TV Movie executive producer
Comics Come Home 2 1996 TV Movie executive producer
Comics Come Home 1995 TV Movie executive producer
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer 1992 TV Special documentary executive producer

Music Department

Music Department

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015-2016 TV Series music producer - 20 episodes

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Ice Age: Continental Drift 2012 performer: "We Are Theme from Ice Age Continental Drift"
Shut Up and Sing 2006 writer: "Life's Gonna Suck"
Final 2001 performer: "Little Sister"
Loaded Weapon 1 1993 performer: "YOU REALLY GOT ME"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015 TV Series 2 episodes
Favorite Deadly Sins 1995 TV Movie segment "Lust"

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load 1997 TV Movie
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer 1992 TV Special documentary

Miscellaneous

Miscellaneous

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load 1997 TV Movie executive album producer
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer 1992 TV Special documentary executive album producer

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nick DiPaolo: Raw Nerve 2011 TV Special documentary special thanks: hometown comedy hero
MADtv 2005 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode
A Decade Under the Influence 2003 Documentary special thanks
Hurlyburly 1998 special thanks
HBO Comedy Half-Hour 1997 TV Series special thanks - 1 episode

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Natural Born Killers 1994 Himself (scenes deleted) (uncredited)
The Arsenio Hall Show 1994 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Zoo 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Unplugged 1993 TV Series documentary
Late Night with David Letterman 1993 TV Series Himself
Rock the Vote 1993 TV Movie Himself
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer 1992 TV Special documentary Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1992 1992 TV Special Himself
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1992 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
London Underground 1990-1991 TV Series Himself
Afterdrive 1990 TV Series Himself
Remote Control 1987 TV Series Various Roles
Nightcap 2016 TV Series filming Himself
Boys from Nowhere: The Story of Boston's Garage Punk Uprising 2016 Documentary Himself - Interviewee
Chelsea 2016 TV Series Himself
The Talk 2015-2016 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2015-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2014-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Today 2008-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Live with Kelly and Michael 2005-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
CBS This Morning 2012-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
WGN Morning News 2016 TV Series Himself
Mike & Mike 2009-2016 TV Series Himself - Actor / Himself - Telephone Interviewee / Himself - Co-Host / ...
The Daily Show 1997-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rachael Ray 2006-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
In Character With... 2015 TV Series Himself
Wicked Bites 2014 TV Series Himself
The View 2005-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006-2014 TV Series Himself - Guest
Behind the B 2013 TV Series documentary Narrator
Ice Age Continental Drift: Through a Pirate's Spyglass: Voices Ahoy! 2012 Video short Himself
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn 2012 Documentary Himself
Conan 2011-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1996-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Big Morning Buzz Live 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2012 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
The Joy Behar Show 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Chelsea Lately 2010-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest
Catching Hell 2011 Documentary Himself
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo 2011 TV Movie documentary Himself
Denis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchbags & Donuts 2011 TV Movie Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2008-2010 TV Series Himself
Back from Hell: A Tribute to Sam Kinison 2010 TV Special
2009 Golden Globe Awards Red Carpet Special 2009 TV Special Himself
The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Larry King Live 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2008-2009 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 66th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2009 TV Special Himself - 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 Carlin 2008 TV Movie Himself
Hardball with Chris Matthews 2008 TV Series Himself
The Simpsons 2008 TV Series Himself
The 60th Primetime Emmy Awards 2008 TV Special Himself
Fashion Rocks 2008 TV Movie Himself - Host
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 1996-2008 TV Series Himself - Guest
Hockey Pads 2008 Documentary short Himself
Ellen: The Ellen DeGeneres Show 2007 TV Series Himself - Guest
The 59th Primetime Emmy Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series
The Best Damn Sports Show Period 2007 TV Series Himself
Fashion Rocks 2007 TV Movie Himself
Biography 2007 TV Series documentary
Fashion Rocks 2006 TV Movie Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2006 TV Series documentary Himself
The Apprentice 2006 TV Series Himself
The Top 5 Reasons You Can't Blame... 2006 TV Series Himself
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch 2005 TV Series Himself
Denis Leary's Merry F#%$in' Christmas 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
MADtv 2005 TV Series Himself
The Tony Danza Show 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Last Call with Carson Daly 2002-2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
Charlie Rose 2005 TV Series Himself - Guest
ESPN 25: Who's #1? 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
The 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 2005 TV Special documentary Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Television Series [Drama]
Bar Mitzvah Bash! 2004 TV Movie Himself
Last Laugh '04 2004 TV Movie Himself
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Fashion Rocks 2004 TV Movie Himself / Host
Whose Curse Is Worse?: Red Sox and Cubs on Trial 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Joe Mantegna 2004 TV Short documentary Himself
When Stand Up Stood Out 2003 Documentary Himself
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!! 2003 TV Special documentary Himself
The Curse of the Bambino 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Greatest 2003 TV Series documentary Himself - Interviewee
V Graham Norton 2003 TV Series Himself - Guest
Heroes of Comedy: Women on Top 2003 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Elvis Lives 2003 TV Special Himself
Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary 2003 TV Movie Himself
Le Job de Denis Leary 2003 TV Movie documentary Himself
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn 2002 TV Series Himself
Dinner for Five 2002 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Just for Laughs 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
RI:SE 2002 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 2001-2002 TV Series Himself - Guest
Contest Searchlight 2002 TV Series Himself
+ de cinéma 2001 TV Series documentary short Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize 2000 Video documentary Himself - Host
ESPN SportsCentury 2000 TV Series documentary Himself
True Crime: The Scene of the Crime 1999 Video documentary short Himself
Comics Come Home 5 1999 TV Special Himself - Host
25 Lame 1999 TV Movie Himself
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 1998 TV Series Himself
Bravo Profiles: The Entertainment Business 1998 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Fantasy World Cup 1998 TV Series Himself
HBO First Look 1998 TV Series documentary Himself
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist 1998 TV Series Himself
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder 1998 TV Series Himself - Guest
Comics Come Home 4 1998 TV Movie Himself
NHL's Greatest Goals 1998 Video documentary Himself Host
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load 1997 TV Movie Himself
1996 Blockbuster Entertainment Awards 1996 TV Movie documentary Himself - Presenter
Comics Come Home 2 1996 TV Movie Himself - Host
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special 1995 TV Movie Himself
The 1995 ESPY Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Comics Come Home 1995 TV Movie Himself - Host
You're an Asshole Holsten Pils Anti-Drink Driving Campaign 1995 Short Himself
MTV Video Music Awards 1994 1994 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mike & Mike 2014 TV Series Himself - Actor
The O'Reilly Factor 2012 TV Series Himself
Vanilla Ice Archive 2012 Documentary Himself
Joan Rivers: A Piece of Work 2010 Documentary Himself (uncredited)
Exhibit A: Leary Verses Hicks 2007 Short Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups 2007 TV Movie documentary Himself
100 Greatest Stand-Ups of All Time 2004 TV Mini-Series Himself #50
Classic Stand-Up Comedy of Television 1996 TV Special documentary Himself

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2012 Humanitas Prize Humanitas Prize 60 Minute Category Rescue Me (2004) · Peter Tolan (writer)
2000 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
1996 CableACE CableACE Awards Directing a Comedy Special Favorite Deadly Sins (1995)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2013 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Ice 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
2012 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Episode Rescue Me (2004)
2009 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Recount (2008)
2008 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Recount (2008)
2007 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2007 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Rescue Me (2004)
2007 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me (2004)
2006 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2006 Prism Award Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series Storyline Rescue Me (2004)
2006 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me (2004)
2005 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Rescue Me (2004)
2005 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004) · Peter Tolan (writer)
2005 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2005 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me (2004)
2004 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me (2004)
2003 DVD Premiere Award DVD Exclusive Awards Best Actor Double Whammy (2001)
2003 Blimp Award Kids' Choice Awards, USA Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ice Age (2002)
2002 TCA Award Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Job (2001)
2001 OFTA Television Award Online Film & Television Association Best Actor in a New Comedy Series The 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
1 Counts The Rolling Stones, The Who and David Bowie among his favorite rock acts.
2 Release of his book, "Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid". [2008]
3 Had a roast held in his honor at the New York Friar's Club [August 2003]
4 Release of his book, "No Cure for Cancer". [1992]
5 Has a farm house which he shares with his wife in Roxbury, Connecticut. They have several horses there as well. [May 2005]
6 His parents are from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland.
7 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).
8 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.".
9 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".
10 Good friend of Joe Mantegna.
11 One of seven godparents of Elizabeth Hurley's son Damien.
12 Lives in New York City.
13 Has dual U.S and Irish Citizenship.
14 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.
15 Holds an Irish passport.
16 Good friend of Mario Cantone and Gina Gershon at Emerson College.
17 Was 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.
18 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 (1992)) was based on the comedy act of Bill Hicks. Leary skewered the charge (http://us.imdb.com/news/ni0070130).
19 Is a big Boston Red Sox fan.
20 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.
21 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.
22 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.
23 Father of Jack Leary.
24 Irish-American.
25 His role on Rescue Me (2004) marks his first Golden Globe nomination.
26 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.
27 His song "Asshole" portrays a stereotype of American humor and lifestyles.
28 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).
29 Founded 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.
30 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.
31 Is the second of four children.
32 A distant cousin of Conan O'Brien and his sister Jane O'Brien.
33 Graduated from Emerson College
34 Originally had a role in Beautiful Girls (1996), directed by good friend Ted Demme, but had to pull out due to schedule conflicts.

#Quote
1 We 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.
2 Jon 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.
3 I bought my daughter a Chihuahua and I fell in love with it. So now I carry Coco around with me all the time.
4 Most 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."
5 Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them?
6 There we were in the middle of a sexual revolution wearing clothes that guaranteed we wouldn't get laid.
7 My biggest regret in life is that I didn't hit John Denver in the mouth while I had the chance.
8 Did 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."
9 The 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
1 Frequent interjection of phrases to clarify he is being understood (Okay?, Ya know?)
2 Fast paced delivery
3 Gapped front teeth
4 His distinctive voice
5 Smoking cigarettes and drinking beer during his routines
6 Foul-mouthed, stream-of-conciousness comedy about smoking, drinking, macho men and/or beautiful women.

Is Denis Leary's Net Worth Deserved?

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

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