Denis Colin Leary (born 18 August 1957) is an Irish-American actor, comedian, writer and producer. Leary was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, for which he received two Primetime Emmy nominations, one for writing and one for acting. He has had starring roles in many films, including those of Gus in The Ref, Captain George Stacy in Marc Webb's The Amazing Spider-Man and Cleveland Browns head coach Vince Penn in Ivan Reitman's Draft Day. Leary also voiced Francis in A Bug's Life and Diego in the Ice Age franchise. He and wife Ann Leary are the inspiration behind the episode of the Amazon series Modern Love "Rallying to Keep the Game Alive". From 2015 to 2016, Leary wrote and starred in the comedy series Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX.
Leary has been married to author Ann Lembeck Leary since 1989. They met when he was her instructor in an English class at Emerson College. They have two children, son John Joseph "Jack" (born 1990) and daughter Devin (born 1992). Ann Leary published a memoir, An Innocent, a Broad, about the premature birth of their son on a visit to London. She has also written a novel, Outtakes From a Marriage, which was published in 2008. Her second novel, The Good House, was published in 2013. Her essay in a New York Times column about her marriage to Denis inspired the Modern Love series Episode 4: "Rallying to Keep the Game Alive".Leary is an ice hockey fan and has a backyard rink at his home in Roxbury, Connecticut, with piping installed under the ice surface to help it stay frozen. He is a fan of the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox, as well as the Green Bay Packers.Leary describes himself as a "Jack Kennedy Democrat" with some conservative ideologies, including support for the military. Leary told Glenn Beck, "I was a life-long Democrat, but now at my age, I've come to realize that the Democrats suck, and the Republicans suck, and basically the entire system sucks. But you have to go within the system to find what you want."Leary has said of his religious beliefs, "I'm a lapsed Catholic in the best sense of the word. You know, I was raised with Irish parents, Irish immigrant parents. My parents, you know, prayed all the time, took us to Mass. And my father would sometimes swear in Gaelic. It doesn't get more religious than that. But, no, after a while, they taught us wrong. I didn't raise my kids with the fear of God. I raised my kids with the sense of, you know, to me, Jesus was this great guy...."
Denis Colin Leary was born on 18 August 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Catholic immigrant parents from County Kerry, Ireland. His mother, Nora (née Sullivan) (b. 1929), was a maid, and his father, John Leary (1924–1985), was an auto mechanic. Leary is a citizen of both the United States and Ireland. Leary is a third cousin of talk show host Conan O'Brien.Leary attended Saint Peter's High School (now Saint Peter-Marian High School) in Worcester and graduated from Emerson College in Boston. At Emerson, he met fellow comic Mario Cantone, whom Leary considers to be his closest friend. While a student, Leary founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues on the campus today.After graduating from Emerson in 1981, Leary taught comedy-writing classes at the school for five years. In May 2005 he received an honorary doctorate and spoke at his alma mater's undergraduate commencement ceremony; and is credited as Dr. Denis Leary on the cover of his 2009 book Why We Suck.
Movies & TV shows
Patrice O'Neal: Killing Is Easy
A documentary about your favourite comic's favorite comic. Patrice O’Neal: Killing is Easy is told through the eyes of the people who knew him best including Bill Burr, Kevin Hart and Colin Quinn who ...
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A family from Chicago is in their hometown. Each family member has their quirks kept out of the others.
9/11: Fifteen Years Later
Go inside the chaos and courage of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in New York in "9/11", updated fifteen years later by the original filmmakers. As the only documentary footage from inside the Twin Tower...
Ice Age: Collision Course
After the events of Continental Drift, Scrat's pursuit of his acorn catapults him outside of Earth, where he accidentally sets off a series of events that transform and threaten the planet. To save th...
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade
A prehistoric bird mother gives her precious, soon-to-hatch egg to Sid. Business booms when she recommends him to her neighbours. The pirate bunny, Squint, who is looking for revenge on the herd, hide...
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Freaks of Nature
Humans, zombies, and vampire were living in peace until the alien apocalypse arrived. Three teenagers-one human, one vampire, and one zombie- have to team up to figure out how to get rid of the visito...
Johnny Rock is the lead singer of NYC's legendary early-'90s band The Heathens, who is trying to get his band and his life back together. The aging and broke bad-boy rocker gets another chance at fame...
The man is holding something.
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The Amazing Spider-Man 2
Life is busy for Peter. Between taking out the bad guys as Spider-Man and spending time with Gwen, high school graduation cannot come soon enough. Peter cannot keep a promise he made to Gwen's father ...
Three Chicago EMTs are qualified to save lives because of their selfdestructive personality.
Sonny Weaver has the chance to rebuild his team when he trades for the number one pick. On a life-changing day for a few hundred young men with NFL dreams, he must decide what he's willing to sacrific...
Rite of Passage: The Amazing Spider-Man Reborn
A documentary on the making of The Amazing Spider-Man (2012), featuring interviews with the cast and crew, as well as behind-the-scenes footage.
Ice Age: Continental Drift
After their continent is set adrift, Manny, Diego, and Sid embark upon another adventure. As they explore a new world, they encounter sea creatures and battle pirates.
The Amazing Spider-Man
Peter was abandoned by his parents as a boy and left to be raised by his Uncle Ben and Aunt May. Peter is trying to figure out who he is and how he got to be the person he is today. As Peter discovers...
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas
When Sid accidentally destroys a Christmas rock and ends up on Santa's naughty list, he leads a hilarious quest to the North Pole to make things right and ends up making things worse. Now it's up to t...
Denis Leary and Friends Present: Douchebags and Donuts
The star of "Rescue Me" brings his acerbic wit to New York's Town Hall, joined by fellow stand-up talents. A special appearance by the Rehab Horns will be provided by Leary and his band, the Enablers....
Give It Up for Greg Giraldo
A tribute special featuring some of the biggest names in comedy reminiscing about the late, great stand-up. It's a great way to celebrate and remember Greg, but if you want to do more than just celebr...
Scrat's Continental Crack-Up: Part 2
The title character is trying to get acorn.
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Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs
Sid the motor mouthed sloth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and the mammoth are all changing. When our heroes meet the mighty dinosaurs, life gets hotter for them.
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon is an American late-night talk show airing weeknights at 12:35 am Eastern/11:35 pm Central on NBC in the United States. The hour-long show premiered on March 2, 2009, and ...
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The election of the U.S. took place in 2000. A recount in the state of Florida would add "hanging chad" to every American's vocabulary.
George Carlin : The Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize
The award is not intended to be given posthumously, but Carlin's death occurred between the announcement and the ceremony. Those there to honor Carlin included: Joan Rivers, Jon Stewart, Bill Maher, L...
She is a force of nature. She puts her career on the line to take on unpopular cases, even when they take a toll on her personal life. Elizabeth and her law professor husband, Matt Furey, are haunted ...
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On September 18, 2006 the United States and Canada saw the debut of The Rachael Ray Show. It is filmed in New York City. The last Harpo show in syndication to switch to HD was the 8th season of the sh...
World's Greatest Stand Up: Volume One
A superb compilation of some of the best stand-up comedians in the world, including Dave Chappelle (whose last DVD release in the US sold over 3 million units), a rare performance from David Hyde Pier...
Ice Age: The Meltdown
Diego, Manny and Sid are back in the sequel to Ice Age. This time around, the deep freeze is over, and the ice-covered earth is starting to melt, which will destroy the trio's cherished valley. They h...
Kings of Comedy USA
This DVD features the instantly recognisable names and faces of the US Kings Of Comedy: Adam Sandler, Chris Rock, Jerry Seinfeld, Tim Allen, Kelsey Grammer, Denis Leary, Jim Carey, Drew Carey, Billy C...
Merry F#%$in' Christmas
Christmas is celebrated by a cast of many others. This is a great alternative to the usual holiday fluff.
NHL: Vintage Collection: Greatest Goals
Relive some of the greatest goals in National Hockey League history with host Denis Leary in this thrilling retrospective program that gathers all the best cup-winning shots, overtime winners, spin-o-...
Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy
The people skewered Jeff Foxworthy.
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Rescue Me focuses on the lives of the men in a New York City firehouse. The series looks at the nature and relationships of firefighters, as well as the daily drama of the life-and-death situations as...
The Tony Danza Show
The Tony Danza Show was a daytime variety talk show that aired on September 13, 2004.
Last Laugh '04
Comedy Central's Last Laugh '04 was a "year-in-review" type show where comedians talked about events in 2004. The show featured stand-up sets by Norm Macdonald, Kathy Griffin, D.L. Hughley, Gerg Giral...
2004 Boston Red Sox: The Official World Series Film
There is more than 80 minutes of baseball action on the World Series DVD. The spectacular, exclusive high definition imagery captured by Major League Baseball crews, exclusive behind the scenes access...
Shorties Watchin' Shorties
Shorties Watchin' Shorties was a television show broadcast on Comedy Central that is now on DVD. The show is made up of various short animated clips with audio from comedians' stand up routines. It al...
Reverse of the Curse of the Bambino
This acclaimed documentary combines unforgettable archival footage with contemporary interviews that focus on the true Red Sox fans who have been dreaming of the day they could see the Bambino put to ...
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Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary
A celebrity roast will be hosted by Comedy Central. Christopher Walken, Jon Stewart, and Michael J have all been insulted. Fox and more.
Lord Stanley's Cup: Hockey's Ultimate Prize
Comedian (and hockey buff) Denis Leary hosts a 40-minute documentary devoted to the sports' Holy Grail: the Stanley Cup. Game footage, interviews with fans and celebrities, and interviews with some of...
When Stand Up Stood Out
Documentary covering what came to be known as "The Boston Gold Rush" of the late 1970s and early 1980s, when Boston stand-up comedians like Dennis Leary, Steven Wright and Colin Quinn burst upon the n...
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
TheEllenDeGeneres Show is an American television talk show hosted by Ellen Degeneres.
Richard Pryor: I Ain't Dead Yet, #*%$#@!!
Some of Richard Pryor's shows are shown in the documentary, with famous comedians talking about his importance and greatness. Different themes are reviewed differently. The use of the word nigger, the...
The Curse of the Bambino
Told with humor in the face of heartache, this acclaimed documentary, about the curse of Babe Ruth on the Boston Red Sox, combines archival footage with contemporary interviews and focuses not on the ...
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The Secret Lives of Dentists
An introspective dentist's suspicions about his wife's infidelity stresses his mental well being and family life to the breaking point.
Contest Searchlight was a four-episode fictional comedy television series that aired in 2002 on the Comedy Central network. It was a documentary-style parody or mockumentary of the HBO network's non-f...
With the impending ice age almost upon them, a trio of prehistoric creatures, including a woolly mammoth, Diego the saber-toothed tiger and Sid the giant sloth, find an orphan infant and decide to ret...
Tough Crowd with Colin Quinn
Tough Crowd was aired by Comedy Central. Politics, current events, and social issues were discussed by a panel of comedians.
Even if the puppet citizens don't like it, they still call real people. You would have liked to have made those calls as a child.
To inherit a million dollars, an egotistical man must find the women he's betrayed and convince them to forgive him.
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Waking up in a nearly empty room, Bill has strange recollections of his father's death and a car crash, and occasional paranoid delusions. Ann, a psychologist, tries to help him make sense of it all.
There are a lot of problems for Ray Pluto. He is portrayed as aloser cop. Two screenwriters are trying to help him. A man is stabbed by hoodlums. Ray's undoing may be a sexually aggressive Chiropracto...
Mike McNeil is a decorated New York City detective. He's struggling to balance a challenging personal life with a job that leaves him wondering if he is the last sane person in New York. Even on the m...
A struggling family has a boy named George Jung. The man is trying to make a living for his family. The family goes bankrupt because George's father can't make a living. George doesn't want the same t...
A young man tries to escape his past by hiding from his two violent brothers, only to have them track and harass him and his friends.
A teacher is trying to get his wife off his back by pretending to be a CIA spy. He helps a Russian ballet dancer defect and is sent to Cuba to find "Agent X" for the CIA.
A coming-of-age tale is set aboard a ship. Dale is an Ivy League college student. Dale finds the experience rich in unexpected ways, despite being exposed to a seafaring lifestyle which falls short of...
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The adventures of the Griffin family are the subject of an animated series. Peter and Lois have three children. Meg is the most unpopular girl in town and the middle kid is not very bright but has a p...
The Early Show
CBS broadcasted The Early Show from New York City from 1999 to 2012 It aired from 7 to 9 a.m. Most affiliates in the Central, Mountain, and Pacific time zones aired the show on tape-delay from 7 to 9 ...
A man discovers compassion and turns his life around.
Do Not Disturb
Walter and his family take a family vacation to the Netherlands and accidentally witness a murder. The frightened girl is unable to tell anyone what she has seen. Her parents are trying to figure out ...
The father and the skirt chaser were careless. You don't have time to make a list of reporter Steve Everett's faults. A Death Row prisoner is scheduled to die at midnight, but he has been found to be ...
The Thomas Crown Affair
A rich and successful playboy may have met his match in a seductive detective after stealing artwork.
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Following the death of his grandfather, a ten-year-old boy in a catholic school is on a quest to discover the meaning of life.
Five young men are desperate to raise $2 million to save the sister of a friend and they abduct a former mobster named Charlie. As Charlie plays mind games with his abductors, they are wondering if on...
They begin to take their battle programming too seriously when missile technology is used to enhance toy action figures.
A Bug's Life
On behalf of "oppressed bugs everywhere," an inventive ant named Flik hires a troupe of warrior bugs to defend his bustling colony from a horde of free-loading grasshoppers led by the evil- minded Hop...
The Real Blonde
An aspiring actor and his girlfriend deal with life's difficulties, while his friend seeks fulfillment with a blonde.
Bobby O'Grady is a low level member of the Boston Irish gang. The person wants total loyalty from him. Bobby and others have to keep the killing of one of Bobby's friends a secret from Teddy's relativ...
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Love Walked In
Two lounge singers are in a caper.
The most exciting events of the day are being discussed on ABC daytime's morning chat fest. Hot topics in the news, the best experts in their field, celebrity interviews and general entertainment are ...
Subway Stories: Tales from the Underground
The actual experiences of New York City subway riders are dramatized in a collection of 10 intriguing and very different vignettes. The tales showcase an ensemble of familiar faces, and range from sto...
Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load
Denis Leary talks about family life, coffee, religion, and other topics in his stand-up special.
Wag the Dog
The President is accused of sexual harassment during the last weeks of the campaign. To distract the public until the election, the President's adviser hires a Hollywood producer to stage a fake war.
John McGlory's reelection campaign sent a worker to Ireland to find the senator's Irish ancestry. McGlory was going to vote for him. When she arrives in the small village of Ballinagra, she finds hers...
The Second Civil War
When a planeload of children from Pakistan are shipped to Idaho for permanent relocation, the governor closes the state's border in defiance of the president. News Net Television, a cable news program...
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E! True Hollywood Story
A documentary series on E! deals with famous Hollywood celebrities, movies, TV shows and also well-known public figures. salacious re-tellings of Hollywood secrets, show-biz scandals, celebrity murder...
The Daily Show with Trevor Noah
The biggest stories in news, politics and pop culture are tackled by The World's Fakest News Team.
Two If by Sea
Frank O'Brien and his girlfriend, who have been together for seven years, want to put an end to their crazy lifestyle and just do their last job, which is stealing a painting. Frank takes Roz to an is...
In this bloody noir-style crime drama, a crook sets out to get revenge on the people who hurt his father. Johnny Crown goes after Frank, one of the mobsters involved in a series of Father's Day killin...
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Operation Dumbo Drop
In Vietnam in 1968, five Green Berets risked their lives to secretly transport an elephant through 200 miles of jungle terrain. Capt's high jinks prevail. The villagers were promised that the elephant...
National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins
In National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins, America's three top leisure-time activities come roaring to life. There are three short stories in this film: Greed, Anger and Lust.
The State's 43rd Annual All-Star Halloween Special
The State hosts a Halloween special.
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist
Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist is an American animated series that originally ran on Comedy Central from May 28, 1995 to December 24, 1999—with a final set of three shelved episodes airing in 2002—s...
The Neon Bible
A teenage boy ponders about his life and his aunt, who was an emotional shield from his troubled family. A film about a boy's life in a rural 1940s Southern town evokes the haunting quality of memory ...
A married couple constantly at each other's throats, masters at crafting barbs at the other's expense. They never stop belittling each other. A thief on the run from the police kidnapped a couple and ...
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A $400 million drug fortune was stolen in South America. A killer is sent to find money. A Drug Enforcement Agency agent is on a revenge mission. He was sent to find his father's murderer. Cole was ab...
Denis Leary: MTV Unplugged
Denis Leary, one of the hottest comics of the 90's, unplugged his unique comedy style at a studio in Los Angeles for the first-ever music/comedy edition of the series. Music and original comic materia...
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Late Night with Conan O'Brien is an American late-night talk show hosted by Conan O'Brien that aired 2,725 episodes on NBC between 1993 and 2009. The show featured varied comedic material, celebrity i...
Who's the Man?
Doctor Dre and Ed Lover are not good barbers. They joined the police because they decided that maybe they should find another line of work. As far as their duty sergeant is concerned, a mistake, who p...
National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1
The LA detective was killed because she had a recipe for cocaine cookies. Two cops are working together to find and stop the fiends before they can distribute their wares through the 'Wilderness Girls...
Simon Phoenix, a violent criminal frozen in 1996, escaped during a parole hearing in 2032 in the utopia of San Angeles. Police can't deal with his violent ways, so they turn to his captor, who was wro...
Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer
Denis Leary talks about topics such as smoking, red meat, drugs, his family, rehab, and yes, cancer.
When they get more than they bargained for, Frank, Mike, John and Rey are racing to a boxing match. A wrong turn leads to the path of a dangerous drug lord. After accidentally witnessing the murder of...
During a summer of friendship and adventure, one boy becomes a part of the gang, nine boys become a team and their leader becomes a legend by confronting the terrifying mystery beyond the right field ...
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The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno was hosted by Jay Leno from May 25, 1992 to May 29, 2009, and resumed production on March 1, 2010. Three days after Johnny Carson's retirement as host of the Tonight Sho...
Waymon has a great job in real estate and a promising future, but he's also trapped in a loveless longterm relationship. He fell in love with Natalie after meeting her. Realizing he's not cool enough ...
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Set in Springfield, the average American town, the show focuses on the antics and everyday adventures of the Simpson family, as well as a virtual cast of thousands. Hundreds of celebrities have guest ...
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LIVE with Kelly and Ryan
A morning talk show with A-list celebrity guests, top-notch performances and one-of-a-kind segments are unparalleled on daytime television.
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CBS News Sunday Morning
The bright notes of a trumpet fanfare and the familiar logo of the sun alert viewers that it's time for CBS's Sunday morning staple. Charles Osgood spent 22 years on the job. The performing arts are t...