Adam Ferrara

Adam Ferrara

Highest Rated: 70% Definitely, Maybe (2008)

Lowest Rated: 13% Little Italy (2018)

Birthday: Feb 2, 1966

Birthplace: Queens, New York, USA

Though he entered showbiz first as a comedian in the late 1980s, Andy Ferrara would demonstrate a mercurial set of dramatic chops throughout his career as well. The Long Island-born comic received his major television break by way of "Caroline in the City" (1996-98), and a few years later on the Denis Leary sitcom "The Job" (2001-02), with Ferrara co-starring as a young detective on the straight and narrow. He joined Leary again several years later on the critically acclaimed drama "Rescue Me" (FX, 2006-2010), this time as a Battalion Chief "Needles" Nelson. A national touring headliner and veteran stand-up comic, Ferrara performed across the country and internationally; appeared regularly on VH-1, MTV and Comedy Central; and headlined in his first full-length stand-up special, "Adam Ferrara: Funny as Hell," in 2009. The following year, Ferrara joined the History Channel to co-host the American edition of the BBC's "Top Gear." Though Ferrara consistently relied on his Italian heritage for roles and stand-up material, his talent for playing both meaty dramatic and fast-talking comic characters was anything but typical.

Highest rated movies

Definitely, Maybe
Paul Blart: Mall Cop
Little Italy




13% 54% Little Italy Sal (Character) $987.8K 2018
No Score Yet 22% Lost Cat Corona Sal (Character) - 2017
No Score Yet 27% National Lampoon's Dirty Movie Dr. Feelgood (Character) - 2011
No Score Yet 10% Winter of Frozen Dreams Burr (Character) $7.3K 2009
34% 43% Paul Blart: Mall Cop Sgt. Howard (Character) $146.3M 2009
70% 72% Definitely, Maybe Gareth (Character) $32.0M 2008
No Score Yet 19% The Pack Cassidy (Character) - 2007
No Score Yet No Score Yet The Town That Banned Christmas Donnie Manning (Character) - 2006
No Score Yet No Score Yet Ash Tuesday Greg (Character) - 2003


No Score Yet 83% NCIS Sammy Craig (Guest Star) 2021
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline & Friends: The Game Guest 2019
No Score Yet 26% The Late Late Show With James Corden Guest 2019
64% 92% Deception Officer Howie Maslin (Guest Star) 2018
No Score Yet 85% Criminal Minds Bob Hammond (Guest Star) 2017
28% 40% Kevin Can Wait Bill (Guest Star) 2017
No Score Yet No Score Yet Top Gear Unknown (Character) 2010-2014 2016
No Score Yet No Score Yet Live at 9:30 Guest 2016
81% 87% Nurse Jackie Officer Frank Verelli (Character),
Frenk Verelli (Guest Star)
No Score Yet 20% Late Night With Jimmy Fallon Guest 2010-2011 2013
89% 90% Rescue Me Chief "Needles" Nelson (Character),
Chief Nelson (Guest Star)
2006-2007 2009-2011
97% 78% Ugly Betty Sammy (Guest Star) 2009
72% 100% The Unusuals Vice Detective 2 (Guest Star) 2009
No Score Yet 80% The King of Queens Unknown (Guest Star) 2004 2006-2007
No Score Yet 96% Law & Order Unknown (Guest Star) 2003
100% No Score Yet The Job Det. Tommy Manetti (Character) 2001-2002
No Score Yet No Score Yet Comedy Central Presents Unknown (Character) 2001
14% No Score Yet Love Boat: The Next Wave Unknown (Guest Star) 1999
No Score Yet No Score Yet Caroline in the City Unknown (Guest Star) 1996 1998