Denis Leary

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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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Credit
18% Ice Age: Collision Course Diego $64.1M 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
59% Draft Day Coach Penn $21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Actor 2013
100% Burn Executive Producer $0.2M 2012
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego $161.4M 2012
73% The Amazing Spider-Man Captain Stacy $262.1M 2012
92% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor $3M 2010
77% Recount Michael Whouley 2008
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Diego $195.4M 2006
No Score Yet When Stand Up Stood Out Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Complete Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater $3.7M 2003
36% Double Whammy Ray Pluto 2002
77% Ice Age Diego $176.5M 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
55% 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
62% Demolition Man Edgar Friendly 1993
15% Gunmen Armor 1993
50% Who's the Man? Sgt. Moore 1993
61% The Sandlot Bill 1993
17% 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
62% The Moodys
2019
Sean Sr. 2019
No Score Yet Animal Kingdom
2016
Billy 2019
2018
2017
2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest 2019
2017
2016
2015
2014
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015-2019
Guest 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest 2017
2016
2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest 2017
2014
2012
2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest 2017
2014
2010
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
2016
61% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015-2016
Creator Screenwriter Director 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
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest 2011
2010
89% Rescue Me
2004-2011
Voice Executive Producer Screenwriter Creator Producer Tommy Gavin 2011
2010
2009
2008
2007
2006
2005
2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest 2010
2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest 2009
58% Canterbury's Law
2008
Executive Producer 2008
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
No Score Yet Shorties Watchin' Shorties
2004
Performer Voice 2004
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
Voice 2002
100% The Job
2001-2002
Executive Producer Screenwriter Mike McNeil 2002
2001
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
2008
Guest 1998
No Score Yet Afterdrive
1991

QUOTES FROM Denis Leary CHARACTERS

Sonny Weaver, Jr. says: Shall we give in to the trumpet's final call, to the banner that waves yet so freely?

Coach Penn says: Upon the heart of man hath this dilemma wrought such consequence, from Melia to Argencourt. We ride, but I no longer know to which drum or to what end.

Sid says: Granny? You're alive!

Diego says: ...And can we say how thrilled we are to see you...

Diego says: And can we say how thrilled we are to see you...

Sid says: You know, my mother once told me that bad news was just good news in disguise.

Diego says: Was this before she abandoned you?

Sid says: Yes it was..

Sid says: Yes it was...

Manny says: Just keep your eyes on the horizon!

Diego says: I can't FIND the horizon!

Diego says: I can't find the horizon!

Diego says: Listen! I can help you!

Manny says: It's ok Sid we'll find our way out.

Manny says: It's ok Sid, we'll find our way out.

Diego says: You can't the currents too strong, you have to trust me.

Manny says: Trust you!? Why on Earth would we trust you!?

Manny says: Trust you! Why on Earth would we trust you?

Diego says: Because I'm your only chance.

Diego says: Get down! Get down, and follow me.

Manny says: What are you saying?

Diego says: There's an ambush waiting for you.

Manny says: What do you mean ambush.....? You set us up.

Diego says: I was my job. I was supposed to bring the baby, then....

Manny says: You brought us home for dinner!!!

Sid says: That's it, you're out of the herd!

Diego says: I'm sorry.

Manny says: No, you're not! Not, yet!

Diego says: Give it up Sid. You know humans can't talk.

Sid says: Diego!!

Sid says: Diego!

Diego says: Nine lives, baby.

Fallon says: I'm chopped liver. I'm worse than Caruso. I look like an accountant playing my wish dream of a tough guy.

Francis says: Hey, turn your butt off!

Fallon says: No, you CAN'T take my money, but you can...take my money...

Anna says: There's something to be said for self-restraint, even self-denial.

Doug "Dawg" Munford says: Is that what your husband thinks? What are you both, Monks?

Doug "Dawg" Munford says: I'm not frightened of children. I love them. I just don't want to have them. First one is a phobia, the other one is a choice.

Anna says: Sex is just an activity to you, isn't it?

Doug "Dawg" Munford says: No, sex is a big giant party.

Anna says: Well, it's more to us women, much more.

Doug "Dawg" Munford says: Yeah, you have sex with the same woman long enough and she wants to have your baby.

Gus says: Great! I just beat up Santa Claus!

Gus says: Let's get one thing straight. From now on, the only person who yells is me. Why? Because I have a gun. People who have guns can do whatever they want. Married people without guns, for instance, you...

Caroline says: Um-hum.

Lloyd says: Um-hum.

Gus says: Do not get to yell. Why? No guns! No guns! No yelling! Simple little equation!

Lono Vecchio says: I don't want to hear about any kind of fuckin' footwear from you again. Don't even talk about fuckin' socks to me!

The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors says: Poor Peter Parker. No father. No mother. No uncle. You're all alone.

George Stacy says: He's not alone.

George Stacy says: Thirty-eight of New York's finest, versus one guy in a unitard.

Captain Stacy says: Make me a promise that you will keep Gwen out of it.

Edgar Friendly says: God, I love to hate this place!

Simon Phoenix says: Play ball!

Sergeant John Spartan says: Somebody put me back in the fridge.

Diego says: (finding out that he and Sid just kissed) Why are we kissing?

Diego says: [finding out that he and Sid just kissed] Why are we kissing?

Sid says: Because cruises are romantic?

Granny says: (to Diego) Hey lady, have you seen Precious?

Granny says: [to Diego] Hey lady, have you seen Precious?

Diego says: If you're talking about your imaginary or deceased pet, then no I haven't.

Diego says: [To Shira] Care to join our scurvy crew?

Diego says: Care to join our scurvy crew?

Shira says: Two sloths, a mammoth and a saber? You guys are like the start of a bad joke.

Shira says: Your pretty soft for a saber.

Diego says: Excuse me I happen to be a ruthless assasin.

Shira says: Don't ever call me kitty!

Diego says: Fine kitty.

Diego says: You slept through that storm?

Granny says: Honey, I slept through the asteroid that killed the unicorns!

Captain Stacy says: Something the police can't? What do you think we do all day? Sit around with our thumbs planted firmly up our asses?

Phillip Stacy says: Up your what Dad?

Captain Stacy says: I'm offering an arrest warrant for the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man

Captain Stacy says: [at a press conference] I am issuing an arrest warrant for the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man!

Gwen Stacy says: [opens the door to the hallway] No, Dad, I do not want cocoa. Honestly, I'm 17 years old.

George Stacy says: Okay, I just thought I remembered somebody saying last week that her fantasy was to live in a chocolate house.

Gwen Stacy says: Well, thatâ??s impractical! [she shuts the door, then reopens it] And fattening. [closes the door again]

Gwen Stacy says: Well, that's impractical! [she shuts the door, then reopens it] And fattening. [closes the door again]

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Chocolate house?

Captain Stacy says: Do I look like the Mayor of Tokyo to you?

Diego says: I don't fight girls. [gets tackled to the ground by Shira]

Shira says: I can see why.

Shira says: Don't call me kitty

Shira says: Don't call me Kitty.

Diego says: Okay....kitty

Diego says: Okay....Kitty

Granny says: If they kiss I'm gonna puke!

George Stacy says: Mr.Parker, why are you not in school?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Gotta free track.

George Stacy says: OK, well I do not have a free track, so make your point quickly.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Ok fine, there might not be a dinosaur in Manhattan, but there's something more dangerous and I know who it is.

George Stacy says: You know who it is?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Dr. Curt Connors, he's a biochemist-

George Stacy says: Of OSCORP?

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: That's right.

Sid says: My mother once told me that bad news was just good news in disguise.

Diego says: Is this before she abandoned you?

Sid says: Yes it was.

Diego says: Welcome to the party.

Captain Stacy says: So,tell us a little bit about yourself Mr.Parker.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Not much to tell really.

Gwen Stacy says: Peter lives with his aunt and uncle.

Shira says: "Your pretty soft for a saber"

Shira says: Your pretty soft for a saber.

Diego says: "Excuse me I happen to be a remoralse assassin"

Diego says: Excuse me I happen to be a remoralse assassin.

Sid says: "Oh Diego poo! I made you another coral neckless. He keeps losing them. Hehehe la-la-la-la"

Sid says: Oh Diego poo! I made you another coral neckless. He keeps losing them. Hehehe la-la-la-la.

Diego says: [When Shira asks him about his tiger nature] Excuse me, I happen to be a remorseless assassin.

Diego says: What's the life expectancy for a female sloth?

Diego says: [Asking Sid about his mom] Was this before she abandoned you?

Diego says: That they got?

Diego says: There's your proof.

Diego says: We made it through storms, tidal waves, and a vicious assortment of seafood. What more could they hit us with?

Diego says: Was this before she abandoned you?

Diego says: They don't think that was you.

Captain Stacy says: 38 of New Yorks finest versus one guy in a unitard

Captain Stacy says: 38 of New York's finest against one guy in a unitard?

Gus says: The army! What the f%@!, am I Oswald here

Gus says: The army! What the f**k! I am Oswald here.

Diego says: Whoo, YEAH! Who's up for round TWO? [pause; embarrassed] Um, t-t-tell the kid to be more careful.

Diego says: I've heard of these crackpots.

Diego says: The baby? Please. I was just returning it to its herd.

Sid says: Oh, yeah. Nice try, Bucktooth.

Diego says: You calling me a liar?

Sid says: I didn't say that.

Diego says: You were thinking it.

Sid says: [whispering, to Manny] I don't like this cat. He reads minds.

Sid says: [about the baby] I bet he's hungry.

Manny says: How 'bout some milk?

Sid says: Ooh, I'd love some!

Diego says: Not you. The baby.

Sid says: Well, I ain't exactly lactating right now, pal.

Diego says: You're a little low on the food chain to be mouthing off, aren't you...

Manny says: [in a shout that echoes] ENOUGH!

Captain Stacy says: This guy wears a mask, like an outlaw.

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I think he`s trying to do something the police can`t

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: I think he's trying to do something the police can't

Captain Stacy says: Can`t?

Captain Stacy says: Can't?

Diego says: Not you! The baby!

Sid says: [To Diego, referring to Roshan] Here, you hold it.

Sid says: [to Diego, referring to Roshan] Here, you hold it.

Diego says: [Bonks Sid on the head, who sticks his tongue out; then he shakes his head and wakes up]

Diego says: [bonks Sid on the head, who sticks his tongue out; then he shakes his head and wakes up]

Sid says: [Upon seeing Manny and Ellie's newborn child] It's a boy!

Sid says: [upon seeing Manny and Ellie's newborn child] It's a boy!

Diego says: That's her tail.

Sid says: It's a girl!

Diego says: Where's the baby? There he is! Where's the baby? THERE HE IS!!

Diego says: [playing peek-a-boo] Where's the baby?... There he is! [the baby's only reaction is blinking; it is so startled it's quieted]

Diego says: [playing peek-a-boo] Where's the baby? There he is! [the baby's only reaction is blinking; it is so startled it's quieted]

Roshan says: [Cries]

Diego says: Where's the baby?There he is!

Manny says: Stop it! You're scarin' him!

Manny says: [the baby begins crying again] Stop it, you're scaring him!

Diego says: Name's Diego, friend.

Diego says: That pink thing is mine.

George Stacy says: So, tell us a little bit about yourself Mr.Parker

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Not much to tell really....

Peter Parker/Spider-Man says: Not much to tell really.

Francis says: anytime pal! I'm going to pick the hairs out of your head one by one!

Francis says: Anytime pal! I'm going to pick the hairs out of your head one by one!