Denis Leary

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Denis Leary
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Birth name Denis Colin Leary
Born August 18, 1957 in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Notable Roles Rescue Me: Tommy Gavin
Notable Episodes
Awards None for TV
Other Awards: 1 Blockbuster Entertainment Award

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Biography

Denis Leary is an American actor and comedian who heralded the arrival of the new breed of 1990s stand-up comics with his 1991 comedy album and Showtime special, both entitled No Cure for Cancer. Throughout the decade, he made multiple film and television appearances, often playing characters similar to his bitter, short-tempered, chain-smoking stage persona. In more recent years, he has taken his stand-up persona in a new direction and found new depth and acclaim as an actor in two television shows he helped create—first in the short-lived ABC sitcom The Job as an NYPD cop, then, after 9/11, in the critical and audience FX hit drama Rescue Me as an FDNY firefighter.

Roles

Starring Roles

Series Role Year(s) Season(s)
The Job Mike McNeil 2001–2002 1 2
Contest Searchlight Denis Leary 2002 1
Rescue Me (2004) Tommy Gavin 2004–2011 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll Johnny Rock 2015–  1

Guest Starring Roles

Series Role Episode Airdate
London Underground Host 2x07 - Episode Seven (Season Two) July 13, 1991
Space Ghost Coast to Coast 5x12 - Waiting for Edward December 25, 1998
Crank Yankers Joe Smith 1x02 - Episode 102 June 9, 2002
Shorties Watchin' Shorties Comic 1x01 - Episode One April 28, 2004
Shorties Watchin' Shorties Comic 1x07 - Episode Seven September 8, 2004
MADtv Guest 11x02 - Episode 1102 September 24, 2005

Talk Show Appearances

Series Episode Airdate
Late Show with David Letterman Show 124 March 4, 1994
Late Show with David Letterman Show 517 January 5, 1996
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 671 October 23, 1996
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno November 13, 1997
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 852 November 19, 1997
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 909 March 13, 1998
The Late Late Show with Tom Snyder April 24, 1998
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 992 September 24, 1998
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1571 March 13, 2001
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1399 March 20, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show March 21, 2001
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1672 September 18, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show November 9, 2001
The Rosie O'Donnell Show January 21, 2002
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1534 January 22, 2002
Late Show with David Letterman Show 1755 February 12, 2002
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno March 5, 2002
The Daily Show Denis Leary (August 19, 2002) August 19, 2002
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1629 September 3, 2002
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2017 July 25, 2003
The Daily Show Denis Leary (August 4, 2003) August 4, 2003
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 1785 August 8, 2003
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno July 16, 2004
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2222 August 24, 2004
Last Call with Carson Daly August 31, 2004
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno January 14, 2005
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2381 June 15, 2005
The View June 21, 2005
The Charlie Rose Show June 22, 2005
Last Call with Carson Daly June 24, 2005
The Tony Danza Show July 13, 2005
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2097 August 3, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno September 16, 2005
Live with Regis & Kelly October 10, 2005
The Big Idea with Donny Deutsch December 13, 2005
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno May 5, 2006
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson Show 279 May 8, 2006
The Daily Show Denis Leary (May 16, 2006) May 16, 2006
Late Night with Conan O'Brien Show 2239 June 9, 2006
Late Show with David Letterman Show 2587 July 12, 2006

Notable Film Roles

Producer

Series Produced

Series Year(s) Producer Credit Season(s)
The Job 2001–2002 Executive Producer 1 2
Contest Searchlight 2002 Executive Producer 1
Shorties Watchin' Shorties 2004 Executive Producer 1
Rescue Me (2004) 2004–2011 Executive Producer 1 2 3 4 5 6 7
Canterbury's Law 2008 Executive Producer 1
Maron 2013–  Executive Producer 1 2
Sirens (2014) 2014–  Executive Producer 1 2
Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll 2015–  Executive Producer 1

Notable Films Produced


Writer

Staff Writer

Series Year(s) Season(s)
Remote Control 1987-1990 1 2 3 4
The Job 2001-2002 1 2

Episode Writer

Series Episode Airdate
Rescue Me 1x01 - Guts July 21, 2004
Rescue Me 1x02 - Guts July 28, 2004
Rescue Me 1x03 - Kansas August 4, 2004
Rescue Me 1x04 - DNA August 11, 2004
Rescue Me 1x10 - Immortal September 22, 2004
Rescue Me 1x11 - Mom September 29, 2004
Rescue Me 1x12 - Leaving October 6, 2004
Rescue Me 1x13 - Sanctuary October 13, 2004
Rescue Me 2x01 - Voicemail June 21, 2005
Rescue Me 2x02 - Harmony June 28, 2005
Rescue Me 2x03 - Balls July 5, 2005
Rescue Me 2x04 - Twat July 12, 2005
Rescue Me 2x05 - Sensitivity July 19, 2005
Rescue Me 2x06 - Reunion July 26, 2005
Rescue Me 2x09 - Rebirth August 16, 2005
Rescue Me 2x12 - Happy September 6, 2005
Rescue Me 2x13 - Justice September 13, 2005
Rescue Me 3x01 - Devil May 30, 2006
Rescue Me 3x02 - Discover June 6, 2006
Rescue Me 3x04 - Sparks June 20, 2006
Rescue Me 3x06 - Zombies July 11, 2006


Notable Films Written


Awards and Accolades

IVy Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Best Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2005-06)
Rescue Me

Primetime Emmy Awards

(4 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Writing for a Drama Series (2005)
Rescue Me - 1x01 - Guts
  • Nominated: Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series (2006, 2007)
Rescue Me
  • Nominated: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie (2008)
Recount

Golden Globe Awards

(2 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Best Peformance by an Actor in a Television Series - Drama (2005)
Rescue Me
  • Nominated: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television (2009)
Recount

Television Critics Association Awards

(1 Nomination)

  • Nominated: Individual Achievement in Comedy (2001-02)
The Job

Satellite Awards

(3 Nominations)

  • Nominated: Outstanding Actor in a Series, Drama (2005, 2006, 2007)
Rescue Me

Other Awards

  • Blockbuster Entertainment Awards
    • Won: Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama/Romance (1999) - The Thomas Crown Affair
  • DVD Exclusive Awards
    • Nominated: Best Actor (2002) - Double Whammy
  • Kids' Choice Awards
    • Nominated: Favorite Voice from an Animated Movie (2002) - Ice Age