Denis Leary is a famous and well-known American actor and comedian who has acted in many television series and films. He starred in the comedy-drama series Rescue Me which ran for seven seasons. He is also a writer who co-created Rescue Me and has written scripts for many if his stand-up performances. Leary wrote and starred in Sex & Drugs & Rock & Roll on FX from 2015 to 2016, and his notable films include Draft Day, The Amazing Spider-Man, and The Thomas Crown Affair. Scroll down to gain more knowledge about the life and net worth of Denis Leary in 2019.
Early Life & Biography
Denis Colin Leary was born on August 18, 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, the United States to John Leary, an auto mechanic and Nora, a maid. Leary’s parents were Ireland citizens who moved to the United States. Denis attended the Saint Peter’s High School and later graduated from the Emerson College. After completing college, he worked as a teacher at a school where he taught writing comedy for five years.
Denis Leary is married to Ann Lembeck Leary, who is the author of the novels Outtakes From a Marriage and The Good House. Leary met Ann at the Emerson College where he was the English instructor to her. The two fell for each other as days passed and got married in 1989. The couple is blessed with a son and a daughter named John Joseph and Devin respectively.
Career, Awards & Nominations
Leary joined the Boston Comedy Scene and later performed in the Rascals Comedy Club. He started to appear in The Late, Late Show which was hosted by his good friend Lenny Clarke during the early 1990s.
His rant about R.E.M earned him the fame he needed after which he appeared on several commercials ranting at high speed. In 1993 and 1997 he released the stand-up comedy records No Cure for Cancer and Lock ‘n Load respectively. His starring role in Rescue Me earned him two Emmy nominations in 2006 and 2007 in Outstanding lead actor category and was offered the role of Dignam in the 2006 movie Departed which he did not play due to date issues.
Denis Leary won the Blockbuster Entertainment Awards in 2000 for his role in The Thomas Crown Affair and the CableACE Awards in 1996. He has also won the Edinburgh International Arts Festival award and the BBC Festival award.
Net Worth & Earnings
The talented comedian has acted in numerous films and television series earning a name for himself as one of the reliable actors in the United States. He received $350,000 as salary for a single episode of Rescue Me and his salary for films is said to be around $1 million. His current net worth is $28 million.
Apart from acting, Denis Leary is a philanthropist who founded the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000. The foundation has donated more than $2.5 million to fire departments of New York City, Boston, and Worcester.