Denis Leary

American actor and comedian

Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts) is an American actor, comedian, producer, singer and writer. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me. His career as a comedian has been controversial because he allegedly stole not only material but his entire act from the dead comedian Bill Hicks.[1][2]

Denis Leary
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Denis Leary, June 2010
Born
Denis Colin Leary

(1957-08-18) August 18, 1957 (age 62)
NationalityAmerican, Irish
OccupationActor, Comedian, Writer, Producer, Singer
Years active1987-present
Spouse(s)Ann Lembeck (m. 1989)
Children2

AwardsEdit

Year Result Award Category Film/Show
2009 Nominated Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television Recount (2008)
2008 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie Recount (2008)
2007 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me
2007 Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me
2007 Nominated Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Rescue Me
2006 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series Rescue Me
2006 Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me
2006 Nominated Prism Awards Performance in a Drama Series, Multi-Episode Storyline Rescue Me
2005 Nominated Emmy Awards Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series Rescue Me
2005 Nominated Golden Globe Awards Best Performance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama Rescue Me
2005 Nominated Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Drama Rescue Me
2003 Nominated Kids' Choice Awards Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie Ice Age
2003 Nominated DVD Exclusive Awards Best Actor Double Whammy (2001)
2002 Nominated Television Critics Association Awards Individual Achievement in Comedy The Job
2000 Won Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance The Thomas Crown Affair (1999)
1996 Won CableACE Awards Best Directing: Comedy National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins (1995)
1992 Won Edinburgh International Arts Festival Critic's Award No Cure for Cancer (1992)
1992 Won BBC Festival Recommendation Award No Cure for Cancer (1992)

FilmographyEdit

Year Title Role Notes
1987 Long Walk to Forever Newt Short film
1991 Strictly Business Jake Cameo
1993 The Sandlot Bill
Who's the Man? Sergeant Cooper
Demolition Man Edgar Friendly
Loaded Weapon 1 Mike McCracken Cameo; performing "You Really Got Me"
Judgment Night Fallon
1994 The Ref Gus
Gunmen Armor O'Malley
Natural Born Killers Prison Inmate Director's cut; Cameo
1995 National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Jake Television film, also directed segment "Lust"
Operation Dumbo Drop CW3 David Poole
The Neon Bible Frank
1996 Underworld Johnny Crown/Johnny Alt
Two If by Sea Francis "Frank" O'Brien Also writer
1997 The Second Civil War Vinnie Franko Television film
Love Walked In Jack Hanaway Also producer
Subway Stories Guy in wheel chair Television film, segment "The Red Shoes"
Wag the Dog Fad King
Suicide Kings Lono Veccio
The Real Blonde Doug
The Matchmaker Nick
1998 Monument Ave. Bobby O'Grady a.k.a. Snitch, Also uncredited writer
Wide Awake Mr. Beal
Small Soldiers Gil Mars
A Bug's Life Francis Voice
1999 True Crime Bob Findley
Jesus' Son Wayne
Do Not Disturb Simon
The Thomas Crown Affair Det. Michael McCann
2000 Sand Teddy
Lakeboat The Fireman
Company Man Officer Fry
2001 Double Whammy Det. Raymond Pluto Also uncredited producer
Final Bill performing "Little Sister"
Blow Producer
2002 Dawg Douglas "Dawg" Munford a.k.a. Bad Boy
Ice Age Diego Voice
Nominated – Kids' Choice Award for Favourite Voice from an Animated Movie
The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater
2003 When Stand Up Stood Out Himself Documentary
The Curse of the Bambino Himself Documentary
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino Himself Documentary (sequel)
2006 Ice Age: The Meltdown Diego Voice
2007 Death Sentence James Wan Feature Film
2008 Recount Michael Whouley Television film
2009 Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diego Voice
2012 The Amazing Spider-Man George Stacy
Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego Voice
2014 Draft Day Coach Penn
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 George Stacy
2015 Freaks of Nature Rick Wilson
2016 Ice Age: Collision Course Diego Voice

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