Leary: Fans angry about 'Rescue Me' death

NEW YORK, May 30 (UPI) -- "Rescue Me" co-creators Denis Leary and Peter Tolan say fans were furious with them for killing off a child character on their show last season.

Sarandon, Tomei join 'Rescue Me' cast

NEW YORK, May 27 (UPI) -- Denis Leary says he is thrilled that Oscar-winning actresses Susan Sarandon and Marisa Tomei have multiple-episode arcs on his show, "Rescue Me," this season.

Susan Saradon guest stars on 'Rescue Me'

NEW YORK, March 6 (UPI) -- Oscar-winning actress Susan Sarandon will appear in three episodes of the FX network's drama, "Rescue Me," it was announced Monday.

McGee: 'Rescue Me' chief is role of career

NEW YORK, Sept. 11 (UPI) -- Veteran character actor Jack McGee says playing Chief Jerry Reilly on TV's "Rescue Me" has been the role of his career.

FX orders 3rd season of 'Rescue Me'

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- The FX cable TV network announced Monday it has renewed its Denis Leary firefighter drama, "Rescue Me," for a third season.

Nominees for 62nd Golden Globe Awards

BEVERLY HILLS, Calif., Dec. 13 (UPI) -- Here is a list of nominees for the 62nd Annual Golden Globe Awards, announced Monday in Beverly Hills, Calif.

Producers Guild honors 'Rescue Me'

LOS ANGELES, Dec. 3 (UPI) -- The Producers Guild of America will honor the FX series "Rescue Me" at its upcoming annual awards ceremony, The Hollywood Reporter said Friday.

FX wants 'Rescue Me' for second season

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- The FX cable network has renewed "Rescue Me," a show centered around New York firefighters starring Denis Leary.

Gina Gershon rocks on reality show

NEW YORK, April 5 (UPI) -- A new documentary series follows actress Gina Gershon on a U.S. concert tour to support her new film "Prey for Rock & Roll."

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LOS ANGELES, March 13 (UPI) -- Last week I wrote about "Watching Ellie," the new Julie Louis-Dreyfus vehicle that seems like it should be on HBO, but is instead on network primetime (NBC), wh

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Denis Leary
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)

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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