Denis Leary Biography (1957-)

Born August 18, 1957, in Worcester, MA; son of John (a mechanic) and Nora (amaid) Leary; cousin of Conan O'Brien (a talk show host); married Ann Lembeck(a writer), 1989; children: Jack, Devin (daughter). Addresses: Agent:Writers & Artists Agency, 8383 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 550, Los Angeles, CA90211; William Morris Agency, 151 El Camino Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Publicist: Baker/Winokur/Ryder, 9100 Wilshire 6th Floor, West Tower, Beverly Hills, CA 90212.; Manager: Monterey Peninsula Artists, 200 West Superior, Suite 202, Chicago, IL 60610; Monterey Peninsula Artists, 24 East 21st St., Suite802, New York, NY 10010.; Contact: The Leary Firefighters Foundation, 594 Broadway, Suite 409, New York, NY 10012.

Nationality
American
Gender
Male
Occupation
Actor, comedian, producer, director, writer
Birth Details
August 18, 1957
Worcester, Massachusetts, United States

Famous Works

  • CREDITS
  • Film Appearances
  • Jake, Strictly Business (also known as Go Natalie, Go Beverly), Warner Bros., 1991
  • Edgar Friendly, Demolition Man, Warner Bros., 1993
  • Fallon, Judgment Night, Universal, 1993
  • Mike McCracken, Loaded Weapon I (also known as National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon I), New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Bill, The Sandlot (also known as The Sandlot Kids), Twentieth Century-Fox, 1993
  • Sergeant Cooper, Who's the Man?, New Line Cinema, 1993
  • Armor O'Malley, Gunmen, Miramax, 1994
  • Gus, The Ref (also known as Hostile Hostages), Buena Vista,1994
  • (Uncredited) Prison inmate, Natural Born Killers (director's cut),Warner Bros., 1994
  • Frank, The Neon Bible, Miramax, 1995
  • David Poole, Operation Dumbo Drop (also known as Dumbo Drop), Buena Vista, 1995
  • Francis Michael "Frank/Frankie" O'Brien, Two If by Sea (also knownas Stolen Hearts), Warner Bros., 1996
  • Nicotine fiend, I Want My MTV, 1996
  • Lono Vecchio, Suicide Kings, LIVE Entertainment, 1997
  • Doug, The Real Blonde, Paramount, 1997
  • Johnny Crown and Johnny Alt, Underworld, Trimark Pictures, 1997
  • Nick, The Matchmaker, Gramercy Pictures, 1997
  • Fad King, Wag the Dog, New Line Cinema, 1997
  • Jack Morrisey, Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • Gil Mars, Small Soldiers, DreamWorks, 1998
  • Bobby O'Grady, Snitch (also known as Monument Ave. and Noose), Lions Gate Films, 1998
  • Voice of Francis the Ladybug, A Bug's Life (animated), Buena Vista, 1998
  • Mr. Beal, Wide Awake, Miramax, 1998
  • Teddy, Sand, Showcase Entertainment, 1999
  • Wayne, Jesus' Son, Evenstar Productions, 1999
  • Bob Findley, True Crime (also known as True Crime: The Scene ofthe Crime), Warner Bros., 1999
  • Michael McCann, The Thomas Crown Affair, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer/United Artists, 1999
  • Simon, Do Not Disturb (also known as Do Not Disturb--Zwei Augenzu viel and Silent Witness), Buena Vista, 1999
  • Host, Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize, 2000
  • Officer Fry, Company Man, Paramount, 2000
  • Teddy, Sand (also known as Sandstorm), Showcase Entertainment, 2000
  • Ray Pluto, Double Whammy, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • The fireman, Lakeboat, Cowboy Booking International, 2001
  • Bill Tyler, Final, Cowboy Pictures, 2001
  • Doug "Dawg" Munford, Bad Boy (also known as Dawg), Dawg LLC, 2002
  • Voice of Diego, Ice Age (animated), Twentieth Century-Fox, 2002
  • Slater, The Secret Lives of Dentists, Manhattan Pictures International, 2002
  • Himself, In Search of Ted Demme (documentary), IFC Films, 2004
  • Film Work
  • Producer, Love Walked In (also known as Ni el tiro del final), Sony Pictures Entertainment, 1998
  • (Uncredited) Producer, Double Whammy, Lions Gate Films, 2001
  • Producer, Blow, New Line Cinema, 2001
  • Executive producer, In Search of Ted Demme, IFC Films, 2004
  • Television Appearances
  • Series
  • Various roles, Remote Control, 1987
  • Host, London Underground (also known as Paramount City), Comedy Central, 1991-1992
  • Mike McNeil, The Job, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Himself, Contest Searchlight, Comedy Central, 2002
  • Voice of Joe Smith, Special Ed, and Bobby Fletcher, Crank Yankers,Comedy Central, 2002
  • Tommy Kelly, Rescue Me, F/X, 2004
  • Movies
  • Jake, "Lust," National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (also knownas Favorite Deadly Sins), Showtime, 1995
  • Vinnie Franco, The Second Civil War, HBO, 1997
  • Guy in wheelchair, "The Red Shoes," Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, 1997
  • Simon, Do Not Disturb, Starz!, 2000
  • Pilots
  • Tommy Kelly, Rescue Me, F/X, 2004
  • Specials
  • No Cure for Cancer, MTV, 1990
  • Rock the Vote, Fox, 1992
  • Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (also known as No Cure for Cancer), Showtime, 1992
  • MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1993
  • Best of the Showtime Comedy Club Network, Showtime, 1994
  • Best of Comedy Club Network, Showtime, 1994
  • The State's 43rd Annual Halloween Special, CBS, 1995
  • Host, Comics Come Home, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Host, Comics Come Home 2, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Denis Leary: Lock 'n' Load, HBO, 1997
  • Comics Come Home 4, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Sex with Cindy Crawford, ABC, 1998
  • The Worst Videos of All Time, MTV, 1999
  • Host, Comedy RX: Comics Come Home, Comedy Central, 1999
  • The Concert for New York, VH1, 2001
  • AFI's 100 Years, 100 Thrills: America's Most Heart-Pounding Movies, CBS, 2001
  • Himself, Just for Laughs (documentary; also known as Judith Lucy's Just for Laughs), 2002
  • Himself, Elvis Lives, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, The Curse of the Bambino (documentary), 2003
  • Himself, The Making of "Invasion of the Freedom Snatchers," 2003
  • Himself, Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!, Comedy Central, 2003
  • 100% NYC: A Concert Celebrating the Tribeca Film Festival, MTV andVH1, 2003
  • Awards Presentations
  • Presenter, 1992 MTV Video Music Awards, MTV, 1992
  • Presenter, The ESPY Awards, ESPN, 1995
  • Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards, CBS, 1995
  • Presenter, The Blockbuster Entertainment Awards (also known as theSecond Annual Blockbuster Entertainment Awards), UPN, 1996
  • Episodic
  • Alan King: Inside the Comedy Mind, Comedy Central, 1991
  • Performer, MTV Unplugged, MTV, 1993
  • Late Show with David Letterman, 1994, 1996, 1998, 2001, 2002, 2003
  • Wheelchair man, "The Red Shoes," Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground, HBO, 1997
  • Himself, "Waiting for Edward," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, The Cartoon Network, 1998
  • The Entertainment Business, Bravo, 1998
  • Voice of Denis, "Fanny Pack," Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1998
  • Himself, Fantasy Football League, ITV, 1998
  • Himself, "Waiting for Edward," Space Ghost Coast to Coast, CartoonNetwork, 1998
  • SportsCentury, EPSN, 1999, 2000
  • Last Call with Carson Daly, 2002
  • The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, NBC, 2002
  • Himself, Dinner for Five, 2002
  • Himself, RI:SE, 2002
  • The View, ABC, 2002, 2003
  • Himself, Ruby, 2002
  • Tough Crowd (also known as Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn), NBC, then Comedy Central, 2002-2004
  • Himself, This Is Dom Joly, 2003
  • Himself, Classic Big Ticket, 2003
  • The Greatest, 2003
  • Television Work
  • Series
  • Co-executive producer, Comics Come Home, 1999
  • Creator and executive producer, The Job, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Co-executive producer, Contest Searchlight, 2002
  • Movies
  • Director, "Lust," National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (also known as Favorite Deadly Sins), Showtime, 1995
  • Pilots
  • Executive producer, Nerve, NBC, 2003
  • Executive producer, House Arrest, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Creator and executive producer, Rescue Me, F/X, 2004
  • Specials
  • Executive producer and executive album producer, Denis Leary: No Curefor Cancer (also known as No Cure for Cancer), Showtime, 1993
  • Executive producer, Comics Come Home, Comedy Central, 1995
  • Executive producer, Comics Come Home 2, Comedy Central, 1996
  • Executive producer, Comics Come Home 3, Comedy Central, 1997
  • Executive album producer, Denis Leary: Lock 'n' Load, HBO, 1997
  • Executive producer, Comics Come Home 4, Comedy Central, 1998
  • Executive producer, Comedy RX: Comics Come Home 5, Comedy Central,1999
  • Executive producer, Denis Leary: Behind the Anger, Comedy Central,2003
  • Executive producer, The Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary, Comedy Central, 2003
  • Stage Appearances
  • No Cure for Cancer, Edinburgh International Arts Festival, Edinburgh, Scotland, c. 1990, off-Broadway production, 1991-1992
  • Birth, School, Work, Death, off-Broadway production, 1993
  • Lock 'n' Load, off-Broadway production, 1997
  • RECORDINGS
  • Albums
  • No Cure for Cancer (includes the single "A**hole"), A & M, 1993
  • Lock 'n' Load, A & M, 1997
  • Music Videos
  • "A**hole," 1993
  • Also appeared in "She Drives Me Crazy," by the Muppets.
  • WRITINGS
  • Screenplays
  • (With Ann Lembeck and Mike Armstrong) Two If by Sea (also known asStolen Hearts), Warner Bros., 1996
  • (Uncredited) Snitch (also known as Noose and Monument Ave.), 1998
  • In Search of Ted Demme, 2004
  • Television Pilots
  • Rescue Me, F/X, 2004
  • Television Specials
  • Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer (also known as No Cure for Cancer), Showtime, 1993
  • Denis Leary: Lock 'n' Load, HBO, 1997
  • Television Episodes
  • Dr. Katz: Professional Therapist (animated), Comedy Central, 1995
  • The Job, ABC, 2001-2002
  • Rescue Me, F/X, 2004
  • Also wrote Remote Control, MTV.
  • Humor
  • No Cure for Cancer, Anchor Books (New York City), 1992
  • Also contributor to periodicals.

Further Reference

OTHER SOURCES

    Books
    • Newsmakers 1993, Issue 4, Gale, 1993
    Periodicals
    • Billboard, February 20, 1993, pp. 16-17
    • Cosmopolitan, February, 1996, p. 110
    • Editor & Publisher, December 14, 1996, p. 32
    • Entertainment Weekly, March 25, 1994, pp. 28-31
    • Playboy, May, 1994, pp. 114-17
    • Premiere, April, 1994, p. 50
    • SHOOT, April 28, 1994, pp. 7-8
    • Sports Illustrated, September 29, 2003, p. 30
    • Time, March 1, 1993, p. 56
    • US, February, 1996, pp. 63-64

    User Contributions:

    Christopher H. Bull
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    Nov 26, 2011 @ 4:04 am
    Denis Leary, is not an American citizen, but a U.S. citizen. There is no such thing as an American citizen. Plus, it has been reported that since both his parents were born in the republic of Ireland, and came from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. Therefore, Denis Leary is also a citizen of the republic of Ireland. Could you please change the word "American citizen" to U.S. citizen and add him as a citizen of Ireland? Thank you very much.


    Kind regards,

    Christopher H. Bull, BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing, nutrition

    E-mail: christopher.bull@mail.bcu.ac.uk
    Christopher H. Bull
    Report this comment as inappropriate
    Nov 26, 2011 @ 4:04 am
    Denis Leary, is not an American citizen, but a U.S. citizen. There is no such thing as an American citizen. Plus, it has been reported that since both his parents were born in the republic of Ireland, and came from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland. Therefore, Denis Leary is also a citizen of the republic of Ireland. Could you please change the word "American citizen" to U.S. citizen and add him as a citizen of Ireland? Thank you very much.


    Kind regards,

    Christopher H. Bull, BSc (Hons) Health and Wellbeing,

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