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Leary penning paramedic comedy series

Leary penning paramedic comedy series

NEW YORK, June 20 (UPI) -- USA Network says it is working with "Rescue Me" creators Denis Leary and Jim Serpico on an Americanized version of the British series "Sirens."
Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

Goldberg, Leary named Tribeca jurors

NEW YORK, April 18 (UPI) -- Whoopi Goldberg, David O. Russell, Rainn Wilson, Anna Kendrick, Michael Cera and Denis Leary are to serve on the jury of New York's Tribeca Film Festival.
Spider-Man movie gets title, release date

Spider-Man movie gets title, release date

CULVER CITY, Calif., Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Columbia Pictures said Monday the title of Hollywood's next Spider-Man flick will be "The Amazing Spider-Man."
Leary may join 'Spider-Man' cast

Leary may join 'Spider-Man' cast

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18 (UPI) -- Actor, comedian, writer and producer Denis Leary is in talks to play police Capt. George Stacy in the new "Spider-Man" movie, The Hollywood Reporter said.
Rock, Leary star in Kinison special

Rock, Leary star in Kinison special

NEW YORK, Oct. 25 (UPI) -- Comedy Central says it plans to air a tribute to late U.S. stand-up comic Sam Kinison, featuring Chris Rock, Denis Leary, George Lopez and Lewis Black.

Denis Leary: No fear of the empty nest

LONDON, Aug. 14 (UPI) -- FX Network's "Rescue Me" star Denis Leary and his wife say they have no fear of empty-nest syndrome and a British study indicates they are not alone.
Leary's latest song set for iTunes release

Leary's latest song set for iTunes release

NEW YORK, May 11 (UPI) -- U.S. actor, comedian and occasional singer Denis Leary has recorded a new single to be released by Comedy Central Records, the label said Tuesday.
Leary to tour again with Ferrera, Clarke

Leary to tour again with Ferrera, Clarke

NEW YORK, April 13 (UPI) -- Denis Leary has announced he and his "Rescue Me" co-stars Adam Ferrera and Lenny Clarke are planning a second U.S. summer comedy show tour.

Leary foundation got poor financial rating

NEW YORK, Sept. 6 (UPI) -- A watchdog group says a charitable group started by U.S. actor Denis Leary received one of the worst 2007 financial ratings among 92 celebrity non-profits.
'Rescue Me' to wrap in 2011

'Rescue Me' to wrap in 2011

NEW YORK, Aug. 28 (UPI) -- The U.S. firefighter drama "Rescue Me" will end in 2011 after seven seasons, its writer-producer, Peter Tolan, said.
Leary extinguishes 'Rescue Me' film talk

Leary extinguishes 'Rescue Me' film talk

NEW YORK, July 25 (UPI) -- Actor and comedian Denis Leary says he doesn't plan to adapt his New York-set firefighter TV series "Rescue Me" for the big screen.
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Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

Late Carlin honored with Twain prize

WASHINGTON, Nov. 11 (UPI) -- U.S. comedian George Carlin was posthumously honored with the 11th annual Mark Twain Prize for American Humor at the Kennedy Center in Washington.
Leary to detractors: Read the book!

Leary to detractors: Read the book!

NEW YORK, Oct. 16 (UPI) -- U.S. actor and comedian Denis Leary is asking people to read his new book "Why We Suck" before criticizing what he said in it about autism.
Leary: I would've been a better Emmys host

Leary: I would've been a better Emmys host

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 23 (UPI) -- U.S. actor Denis Leary says the co-hosts of the "60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards" show were so bad they offended him as a comedian.
Emmys telecast to feature famous TV lines

Emmys telecast to feature famous TV lines

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- The 60th annual Primetime Emmy Awards show in Los Angeles will feature many of today's biggest stars speaking some of TV's most memorable lines, ABC said.
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Denis Leary arrives for the premiere of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York on July 9, 2009. (UPI Photo/Laura Cavanaugh)
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Denis Colin Leary (born August 18, 1957) is an American actor, comedian, singer, writer and director. Leary is known for his biting comedic style and his chain smoking. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me, which began its seventh and final season in July 2011.

Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts, the son of Irish Catholic immigrants. His mother, Nora (née Sullivan), was a maid, and his father, John Leary, was an auto mechanic. As both of his parents are from Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland, Leary holds both Irish and American citizenship. Through marriage, Leary is a third cousin of talk show host Conan O'Brien. He attended Saint Peter-Marian High School, in Worcester.

Leary is a graduate of Emerson College, in Boston. While at Emerson, he met fellow comic Mario Cantone, who to this day Leary considers his closest friend. Comedian Steven Wright and actress Gina Gershon also attended Emerson at the same time as Leary. At the school, he founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop, a troupe that continues on-campus as of 2011. After graduating with the Emerson Class of 1979, he took a job at the school teaching comedy writing classes and maintained the job for five years. 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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