Denis Leary

Highest Rated: 100% Burn (2012)
Lowest Rated: 10% Strictly Business (1991)
Birthday: Aug 18, 1957
Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Boston-born Denis Leary is the sneering, tousle-haired comedian who popularized the cautionary phrase "two words." (His routine went something like this: "Regarding Bill Clinton's foreign policy, two words: Jimmy...Carter.") Best known for his many MTV appearances, Leary excels in playing characters who wavered between quiet sarcasm and howling insanity. His one-man show No Cure for Cancer premiered in New York in 1991, scoring a hit with its "intellectual guerilla" comedy. Among Leary's numerous films were National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon (1993), Judgment Night (1993), and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). His best screen showing was as the beleaguered burglar and reluctant kidnapper in The Ref (1994). He later starred in Wag the Dog (1997), Jesus' Son (1999), and Joe Mantegna's directorial debut, Lakeboat (2000). Leary also served as a producer of the 2001 film Blow. In 2001, he starred as a New York detective in a night time drama called The Job. The series was cancelled before the end of the second season, but Leary was soon back in the movies, lending his voice to the character of Diego in the animated feature Ice Age. Then in 2004, Leary took on the character that would come to define the second leg of his career, accepting the lead role of firefighter Tommy Gavin on the FX series Rescue Me. Critically acclaimed and renowned for pushing the borders of cable television, the show proved to be a huge hit, and Leary won an Emmy for his performance. After the show wrapped in 2011, Leary would spend the followng years appearing in projects like The Amazing Spider Man.

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Filmography

MOVIES

CREDIT
17% Ice Age: Collision Course Diego 2016
No Score Yet Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Diego 2016
No Score Yet Freaks Of Nature Rick Wilson 2015
No Score Yet Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe Diego 2015
60% Draft Day Coach Penn 2014
No Score Yet Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Actor 2013
100% Burn Executive Producer 2012
38% Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man Captain Stacy 2012
91% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor 2010
46% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) Diego 2009
77% Recount Michael Whouley 2008
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Diego 2006
No Score Yet When Stand Up Stood Out Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Complete Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater 2003
36% Double Whammy Ray Pluto 2002
77% Ice Age Diego 2002
No Score Yet Dawg Doug Menford 2002
No Score Yet Sand Teddy 2002
42% Final Bill 2001
55% Blow Producer 2001
14% Company Man Off. Fry 2001
83% Lakeboat Fireman 2000
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb (Silent Witness) Actor 1999
70% The Thomas Crown Affair Det. Michael McCann 1999
81% Jesus' Son Wayne 1999
54% True Crime Bob 1999
92% A Bug's Life Francis 1998
90% Monument Ave. Bobby O'Grady 1998
48% Small Soldiers Gil Mars 1998
40% Wide Awake Mr. Beal 1998
34% The Real Blonde Doug 1998
No Score Yet Love Walked In Jack Hanaway 1998
85% Wag the Dog Fad King 1997
No Score Yet Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load Actor 1997
50% The Matchmaker Nick 1997
No Score Yet SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Actor 1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories Wheelchair Man 1997
34% Suicide Kings Lono Vecchio 1997
No Score Yet The Second Civil War Vinnie Franco 1997
No Score Yet Underworld Johnny Crown 1996
50% The Neon Bible Frank 1996
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Director Jake 1995
31% Operation Dumbo Drop David Poole 1995
11% Two if by Sea Frank O'Brien Screenwriter 1995
47% Natural Born Killers Actor 1994
72% The Ref Gus 1994
35% Judgment Night Fallon 1993
61% Demolition Man Edgar Friendly 1993
15% Gunmen Armor 1993
50% Who's the Man? Sgt. Moore 1993
57% The Sandlot Bill 1993
15% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Mike McCracken 1993
No Score Yet Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer Actor 1992
10% Strictly Business Jake 1991

TV

CREDIT
78% Animal Kingdom
2016-2018
Billy
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2018
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2010
38% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2016
61% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015-2016
Director Screenwriter Creator Producer Johnny Rock
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% Maron
2013-2016
Executive Producer Producer Himself
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
38% Benders
2015
Executive Producer Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
70% Sirens
2014-2015
Creator
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
89% Rescue Me
2004-2011
Screenwriter Creator Executive Producer Voice Producer Tommy Gavin
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2006

QUOTES FROM Denis Leary CHARACTERS