42 Facts About Denis Leary

1. Denis Leary was created and raised in Worcester, Massachusetts, the kid of Nora and John Leary, Irish immigrants who had developed together.

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2. Denis Leary lives in Connecticut with his wife and their two children, Jack and Devin.

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3. In 2009, Denis Leary made a guest appearance on the former's talk show The Tonight Show with Conan O'Brien.

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4. On May 16, 2005, Denis Leary received an Honorary Doctor of Humane Letters degree from his alma mater Emerson College.

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5. Denis Leary stands at an impressive height of 6 feet 2 inches.

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6. On March 2004, Ann Lembeck Denis Leary released the memoir An Innocent, a Broad, which chronicles the premature birth of their first child while on a vacation to England.

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7. Denis Leary is currently married to Ann Lembeck Leary, a writer and radio show host.

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8. Denis Leary featured in the 2012 blockbuster The Amazing Spider-Man in which he portrayed the character, Captain George Stacy.

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9. Denis Leary gained prominence in the early 1990s when he headlined a series of commercials on MTV.

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10. Denis Leary is credited to have instituted the Comedy Workshop at Emerson College and upon completion of his studies, he was employed by the school to teach comedy writing.

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11. Denis Leary married his former student from Emerson College, Ann Lembeck in 1989.

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12. Denis Leary has earned several awards and nominations for his comedy performances.

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13. In 2012, Denis Leary played the role of George Stacey, father of Gwen Stacey in the Spiderman flick The Amazing Spiderman.

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14. In 2003, Denis Leary became the subject of Comedy Central Roast.

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15. Denis Leary started working as soon as he graduated from college.

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16. Denis Leary went to the Emerson College and met his best friend and fellow comedian Martin Cantone there.

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17. Denis Leary was born on August 18, 1957, and his birthplace is Worcester, Massachusetts.

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18. Denis Leary is the second-born child of Nora and John Leary who produced four children.

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19. Denis Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the United States on August 18, 1957, to parents  Nora and John Leary.

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20. Denis Leary touches on almost all of the same themes.

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21. Denis Leary is a fan of the Boston Bruins and the Boston Red Sox, as well as the Green Bay Packers.

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22. Denis Leary is an Executive Producer of the documentary, Burn, that chronicles the struggles of the Detroit Fire Department.

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23. Denis Leary received Emmy Award nominations in 2006 and 2007 for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series for Rescue Me, and in 2008 for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Miniseries or a Movie for the HBO movie Recount.

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24. Denis Leary released two records of his stand-up comedy: No Cure for Cancer and Lock 'n Load (1997).

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25. Denis Leary appeared in skits on the MTV game show Remote Control, playing such characters as Keith Richards of the Rolling Stones, the brother of co-host Colin Quinn, and artist Andy Warhol.

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26. Denis Leary wrote and appeared on a local comedy series, The Late, Late Show, hosted by his friend, Lenny Clarke, and written by writer, Martin Olson.

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27. Denis Leary received an honorary doctorate and spoke briefly at his alma mater's undergraduate commencement ceremony on May 16, 2005; he is thus credited as Dr Denis Leary on the cover of his 2009 book, Why We Suck.

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28. Denis Leary hosted, with appearances from comics Jim Gaffigan, John Mulaney and Michelle Buteau, along with musician Steve Winwood.

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29. Denis Leary is known for his biting, fast paced comedic style and chain smoking.

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30. Denis Leary added viral obituary for Boston sports fan to Comics Come Home set.

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31. Denis Leary had, practically line for line, taken huge chunks of Bill's act and recorded it.

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32. Many years, Denis Leary had been friends with fellow comedian Bill Hicks.

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33. As the foundation's president, Denis Leary has been active in all of the fundraising.

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34. Denis Leary won $125,000 for the foundation on the game show Who Wants to Be a Millionaire.

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35. Denis Leary has said of his religious beliefs, "I'm a lapsed Catholic in the best sense of the word.

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36. Denis 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.

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37. Denis Leary describes himself as a "Jack Kennedy Democrat" with some conservative ideologies, including support for the military.

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38. Denis Leary has been the narrator for NESN's documentary show about the Boston Bruins Behind The B since the show began in 2013.

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39. On September 9, 2008, Denis Leary hosted the sixth annual Fashion Rocks event, which aired on CBS.

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40. Denis Leary was a producer of the Fox Broadcasting series Canterbury's Law, and wrote and directed its pilot episode.

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41. Denis Leary was offered the role of Dignam in The Departed but turned it down due to scheduling conflicts with Rescue Me.

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42. Denis Leary was the star and co-creator of Rescue Me, which ended its seventh and final season on September 7, 2011.

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