Denis Leary Biography

Birthday: 1957-08-18
Place of Birth: Worcester, Massachusetts USA
Height: 6' 2" (1.88 m)
Wiki Biography: Denis Leary was born and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Nora and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had grown up together. After a childhood in the 1960s, Leary went to Emerson College in Boston, where he tried his hand at acting and writing. He was a charter member of Emerson's Comedy Workshop, and taught at the college for five years after graduating. By that point, he had written several pieces for magazines and had worked at stand-up comedy for a time. In 1990, he and his wife, Ann Lembeck, flew to London to perform in the BBC's Paramount City. That weekend, Ann's water broke. Their planned weekend trip became a stay of months, and Denis, with not a whole lot to do in London, wrote a one-man comedy act. He brought friends in from the States, and they wrote songs to perform on stage. Leary, with Chris Phillips and Adam Roth on guitar, performed "No Cure For Cancer" at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival in Scotland. Despite some protests about the title, the show won the Critic's Award and the BBC Festival Recommendation. The next year, the show was moved to America, and it was eventually taped and broadcast on Showtime (No Cure for Cancer (1992) (TV)). The show spawned a book, CD, cassette, and a videotape. It also started Leary's movie career. Since then, he has starred in several films and has had two of his own TV series.

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Filmography

TV Title Appeared As Year Genre
French & Saunders Tommy Gavin 1987 -
Tonight with Jonathan Ross 1990 Talk Show
Comics Come Home 1995
Do Not Disturb 1999 Action
The Job Mike McNeil 2001 - 2002
Shorties Watchin' Shorties Himself 2004 Comedy
Rescue Me Tommy Gavin 2004 Drama
Recount Michael Whouley 2008 Drama
Tono to Issho Diego 2010
Touch (UK) Fad King 2011 Drama
DNA (UK) Diego 2013
Movies Title Appeared As Year Genre
The Matchmaker 1958 0
The Thomas Crown Affair Michael McCann 1968 0, Biography, Comedy
The Amazing Spiderman Captain Stacy 1977
Lakeboat 1980
Demolition Man Edgar Friendly 1993 Sport, Comedy, 0
Judgment Night Fallon 1993 0, Game Show, Comedy
Gunmen Armor O'Malley 1993 0, 0, Game Show
The Sandlot 1993 Comedy, Drama, Family
The Ref Gus 1994 0, Comedy
Operation Dumbo Drop Lt. David Poole 1995 Action, Adventure, Comedy
Two If by Sea Francis 'Frank' O'Brien 1996 0
The Neon Bible 1996 Drama
Love Walked In Jack Hanaway 1997 0
The Second Civil War Vinnie Franko 1997 Comedy, Drama
Underworld Johnny Crown / Johnny Alt 1997 Comedy, Thriller
Small Soldiers Gil Mars 1998 Sport, 0, 0
Wag the Dog 1998 Comedy, Drama
The Real Blonde 1998 Comedy, Drama, Romance
Wide Awake 1998 Comedy, Family
Suicide Kings Lono Veccio 1998 Comedy, Drama, Mystery
Monument Ave. Bobby O'Grady 1998 Crime, Drama, Thriller
Jesus' Son Wayne 1999
True Crime Bob Findley 1999 0, Game Show
Do Not Disturb Simon 1999 Action, Thriller, Comedy
Double Whammy 2001 0, Comedy
Final Bill Tyler 2001 Drama, Thriller
Sand Teddy 2002 Drama
Bad Boy Doug 'Dawg' Munford 2002 Drama, Comedy, Romance
Ice Age Diego 2002 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
When Stand Up Stood Out 2003
The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater 2004 Drama
Ice Age: The Meltdown Diego 2006 Animation, Action, Adventure
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs Diego 2009 Animation, Action, Adventure
Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego 2012 Animation, Adventure, Comedy
The Amazing Spider-Man 2 Captain Stacy 2014 0
Draft Day Vince Penn 2014 0