Denis Leary

Denis Leary

  • Highest Rated: 100% Burn (2012)
  • Lowest Rated: 10% Strictly Business (1991)
  • Birthday: Aug 18, 1957
  • Birthplace: Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
  • Boston-born Denis Leary is the sneering, tousle-haired comedian who popularized the cautionary phrase "two words." (His routine went something like this: "Regarding Bill Clinton's foreign policy, two words: Jimmy...Carter.") Best known for his many MTV appearances, Leary excels in playing characters who wavered between quiet sarcasm and howling insanity. His one-man show No Cure for Cancer premiered in New York in 1991, scoring a hit with its "intellectual guerilla" comedy. Among Leary's numerous films were National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon (1993), Judgment Night (1993), and Operation Dumbo Drop (1995). His best screen showing was as the beleaguered burglar and reluctant kidnapper in The Ref (1994). He later starred in Wag the Dog (1997), Jesus' Son (1999), and Joe Mantegna's directorial debut, Lakeboat (2000). Leary also served as a producer of the 2001 film Blow. In 2001, he starred as a New York detective in a night time drama called The Job. The series was cancelled before the end of the second season, but Leary was soon back in the movies, lending his voice to the character of Diego in the animated feature Ice Age. Then in 2004, Leary took on the character that would come to define the second leg of his career, accepting the lead role of firefighter Tommy Gavin on the FX series Rescue Me. Critically acclaimed and renowned for pushing the borders of cable television, the show proved to be a huge hit, and Leary won an Emmy for his performance. After the show wrapped in 2011, Leary would spend the followng years appearing in projects like The Amazing Spider Man.

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Highest Rated Movies

Filmography

Movies

Rating

Title

Credit

Box
Office

Year

18% Ice Age: Collision Course Diego $64.1M 2016
No Score Yet Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade Diego 2016
No Score Yet Freaks Of Nature Rick Wilson 2015
No Score Yet Cosmic Scrat-tastrophe Diego 2015
59% Draft Day Coach Penn $21.2M 2014
No Score Yet Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas Actor 2013
100% Burn Executive Producer $0.2M 2012
37% Ice Age: Continental Drift Diego $161.4M 2012
72% The Amazing Spider-Man Captain Stacy $262.1M 2012
92% Joan Rivers: A Piece Of Work Actor $3M 2010
46% Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs (Ice Age 3) Diego $124.7M 2009
77% Recount Michael Whouley 2008
57% Ice Age 2: The Meltdown Diego $195.4M 2006
No Score Yet When Stand Up Stood Out Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Jeff Foxworthy Actor 2005
No Score Yet Comedy Central Roast of Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Complete Denis Leary Actor 2004
No Score Yet Richard Pryor - I Ain't Dead Yet #%$#@!! Uncensored Actor 2004
85% The Secret Lives of Dentists Slater $3.7M 2003
36% Double Whammy Ray Pluto 2002
77% Ice Age Diego $176.5M 2002
No Score Yet Dawg Doug Menford 2002
No Score Yet Sand Teddy 2002
42% Final Bill 2001
55% Blow Producer 2001
14% Company Man Off. Fry 2001
83% Lakeboat Fireman 2000
No Score Yet Do Not Disturb (Silent Witness) Actor 1999
70% The Thomas Crown Affair Det. Michael McCann 1999
81% Jesus' Son Wayne 1999
54% True Crime Bob 1999
92% A Bug's Life Francis 1998
90% Monument Ave. Bobby O'Grady 1998
48% Small Soldiers Gil Mars 1998
40% Wide Awake Mr. Beal 1998
34% The Real Blonde Doug 1998
No Score Yet Love Walked In Jack Hanaway 1998
85% Wag the Dog Fad King 1997
No Score Yet Denis Leary: Lock 'N Load Actor 1997
50% The Matchmaker Nick 1997
No Score Yet SUBWAYStories: Tales from the Underground Actor 1997
No Score Yet Subway Stories Wheelchair Man 1997
34% Suicide Kings Lono Vecchio 1997
No Score Yet The Second Civil War Vinnie Franco 1997
No Score Yet Underworld Johnny Crown 1996
55% The Neon Bible Frank 1996
No Score Yet National Lampoon's Favorite Deadly Sins Director Jake 1995
31% Operation Dumbo Drop David Poole 1995
11% Two if by Sea Frank O'Brien Screenwriter 1995
47% Natural Born Killers Actor 1994
72% The Ref Gus 1994
35% Judgment Night Fallon 1993
62% Demolition Man Edgar Friendly 1993
15% Gunmen Armor 1993
50% Who's the Man? Sgt. Moore 1993
61% The Sandlot Bill 1993
18% National Lampoon's Loaded Weapon 1 Mike McCracken 1993
No Score Yet Denis Leary: No Cure for Cancer Actor 1992
10% Strictly Business Jake 1991

TV

Rating

Title

Credit

Year

50% The Moodys
2019
Sean Sr.
  • 2019
No Score Yet Animal Kingdom
2016
Billy
  • 2019
  • 2018
  • 2017
  • 2016
No Score Yet The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon
2014
Guest
  • 2019
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet Rachael Ray
2015
Guest
  • 2017
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With James Corden
2015
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet The Talk
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2016
  • 2015
No Score Yet Conan
2010
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2012
  • 2011
No Score Yet The View
1997
Guest
  • 2017
  • 2014
  • 2010
41% Chelsea
2016-2017
Guest
  • 2016
No Score Yet Nightcap
2016-2017
  • 2016
61% Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll
2015-2016
Producer Screenwriter Johnny Rock Director Creator
  • 2016
  • 2015
75% Maron
2013-2016
Producer Himself Executive Producer
  • 2016
  • 2015
  • 2014
  • 2013
38% Benders
2015
Producer Executive Producer
  • 2015
No Score Yet Jimmy Kimmel Live
2003
Guest
  • 2015
70% Sirens
2014-2015
Creator
  • 2015
  • 2014
No Score Yet American Masters
2001
Appearing
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Night With Seth Meyers
2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet The Late Late Show With Craig Ferguson
2005-2014
Guest
  • 2014
No Score Yet Late Show With David Letterman
1993-2015
Guest
  • 2012
No Score Yet The Daily Show With Jon Stewart
1999-2015
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Tonight Show With Jay Leno
1992-2014
Guest
  • 2012
  • 2010
  • 2004
  • 2002
  • 2001
No Score Yet Chelsea Lately
2007-2014
Guest
  • 2011
  • 2010
89% Rescue Me
2004-2011
Producer Screenwriter Tommy Gavin Executive Producer Creator Voice
  • 2011
  • 2010
  • 2009
  • 2008
  • 2007
  • 2006
  • 2005
  • 2004
No Score Yet Late Night With Jimmy Fallon
2009-2014
Guest
  • 2010
  • 2009
No Score Yet The Bonnie Hunt Show
2008-2010
Guest
  • 2009
58% Canterbury's Law
2008
Executive Producer
  • 2008
85% The Simpsons
1989
Voice
  • 2008
No Score Yet The Ellen DeGeneres Show
2003
Guest
  • 2007
  • 2006
No Score Yet The Apprentice
2004-2017
Appearing
  • 2006
No Score Yet Shorties Watchin' Shorties
2004
Performer Voice
  • 2004
No Score Yet Crank Yankers
Voice
  • 2002
No Score Yet Space Ghost Coast to Coast
2008
Guest
  • 1998
No Score Yet Afterdrive
1991

QUOTES FROM Denis Leary CHARACTERS

Sonny Weaver, Jr.
Shall we give in to the trumpet's final call, to the banner that waves yet so freely?
Coach Penn
Upon the heart of man hath this dilemma wrought such consequence, from Melia to Argencourt. We ride, but I no longer know to which drum or to what end.
Sid
Granny? You're alive!
Diego
...And can we say how thrilled we are to see you...
Diego
And can we say how thrilled we are to see you...
Sid
You know, my mother once told me that bad news was just good news in disguise.
Diego
Was this before she abandoned you?
Sid
Yes it was..
Sid
Yes it was...
Manny
Just keep your eyes on the horizon!
Diego
I can't FIND the horizon!
Diego
I can't find the horizon!
Diego
Listen! I can help you!
Manny
It's ok Sid we'll find our way out.
Manny
It's ok Sid, we'll find our way out.
Diego
You can't the currents too strong, you have to trust me.
Manny
Trust you!? Why on Earth would we trust you!?
Manny
Trust you! Why on Earth would we trust you?
Diego
Because I'm your only chance.
Diego
Get down! Get down, and follow me.
Manny
What are you saying?
Diego
There's an ambush waiting for you.
Manny
What do you mean ambush.....? You set us up.
Diego
I was my job. I was supposed to bring the baby, then....
Manny
You brought us home for dinner!!!
Sid
That's it, you're out of the herd!
Diego
I'm sorry.
Manny
No, you're not! Not, yet!
Diego
Give it up Sid. You know humans can't talk.
Sid
Diego!!
Sid
Diego!
Diego
Nine lives, baby.
Fallon
I'm chopped liver. I'm worse than Caruso. I look like an accountant playing my wish dream of a tough guy.
Francis
Hey, turn your butt off!
Fallon
No, you CAN'T take my money, but you can...take my money...
Anna
There's something to be said for self-restraint, even self-denial.
Doug "Dawg" Munford
Is that what your husband thinks? What are you both, Monks?
Doug "Dawg" Munford
I'm not frightened of children. I love them. I just don't want to have them. First one is a phobia, the other one is a choice.
Anna
Sex is just an activity to you, isn't it?
Doug "Dawg" Munford
No, sex is a big giant party.
Anna
Well, it's more to us women, much more.
Doug "Dawg" Munford
Yeah, you have sex with the same woman long enough and she wants to have your baby.
Gus
Great! I just beat up Santa Claus!
Gus
Let's get one thing straight. From now on, the only person who yells is me. Why? Because I have a gun. People who have guns can do whatever they want. Married people without guns, for instance, you...
Caroline
Um-hum.
Lloyd
Um-hum.
Gus
Do not get to yell. Why? No guns! No guns! No yelling! Simple little equation!
Lono Vecchio
I don't want to hear about any kind of fuckin' footwear from you again. Don't even talk about fuckin' socks to me!
The Lizard/Dr. Curt Connors
Poor Peter Parker. No father. No mother. No uncle. You're all alone.
George Stacy
He's not alone.
George Stacy
Thirty-eight of New York's finest, versus one guy in a unitard.
Captain Stacy
Make me a promise that you will keep Gwen out of it.
Edgar Friendly
God, I love to hate this place!
Simon Phoenix
Play ball!
Sergeant John Spartan
Somebody put me back in the fridge.
Diego
(finding out that he and Sid just kissed) Why are we kissing?
Diego
[finding out that he and Sid just kissed] Why are we kissing?
Sid
Because cruises are romantic?
Granny
(to Diego) Hey lady, have you seen Precious?
Granny
[to Diego] Hey lady, have you seen Precious?
Diego
If you're talking about your imaginary or deceased pet, then no I haven't.
Diego
[To Shira] Care to join our scurvy crew?
Diego
Care to join our scurvy crew?
Shira
Two sloths, a mammoth and a saber? You guys are like the start of a bad joke.
Shira
Your pretty soft for a saber.
Diego
Excuse me I happen to be a ruthless assasin.
Shira
Don't ever call me kitty!
Diego
Fine kitty.
Diego
You slept through that storm?
Granny
Honey, I slept through the asteroid that killed the unicorns!
Captain Stacy
Something the police can't? What do you think we do all day? Sit around with our thumbs planted firmly up our asses?
Phillip Stacy
Up your what Dad?
Captain Stacy
I'm offering an arrest warrant for the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man
Captain Stacy
[at a press conference] I am issuing an arrest warrant for the masked vigilante known as Spider-Man!
Gwen Stacy
[opens the door to the hallway] No, Dad, I do not want cocoa. Honestly, I'm 17 years old.
George Stacy
Okay, I just thought I remembered somebody saying last week that her fantasy was to live in a chocolate house.
Gwen Stacy
Well, thatâ??s impractical! [she shuts the door, then reopens it] And fattening. [closes the door again]
Gwen Stacy
Well, that's impractical! [she shuts the door, then reopens it] And fattening. [closes the door again]
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Chocolate house?
Captain Stacy
Do I look like the Mayor of Tokyo to you?
Diego
I don't fight girls. [gets tackled to the ground by Shira]
Shira
I can see why.
Shira
Don't call me kitty
Shira
Don't call me Kitty.
Diego
Okay....kitty
Diego
Okay....Kitty
Granny
If they kiss I'm gonna puke!
George Stacy
Mr.Parker, why are you not in school?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Gotta free track.
George Stacy
OK, well I do not have a free track, so make your point quickly.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Ok fine, there might not be a dinosaur in Manhattan, but there's something more dangerous and I know who it is.
George Stacy
You know who it is?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Dr. Curt Connors, he's a biochemist-
George Stacy
Of OSCORP?
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
That's right.
Sid
My mother once told me that bad news was just good news in disguise.
Diego
Is this before she abandoned you?
Sid
Yes it was.
Diego
Welcome to the party.
Captain Stacy
So,tell us a little bit about yourself Mr.Parker.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Not much to tell really.
Gwen Stacy
Peter lives with his aunt and uncle.
Shira
"Your pretty soft for a saber"
Shira
Your pretty soft for a saber.
Diego
"Excuse me I happen to be a remoralse assassin"
Diego
Excuse me I happen to be a remoralse assassin.
Sid
"Oh Diego poo! I made you another coral neckless. He keeps losing them. Hehehe la-la-la-la"
Sid
Oh Diego poo! I made you another coral neckless. He keeps losing them. Hehehe la-la-la-la.
Diego
[When Shira asks him about his tiger nature] Excuse me, I happen to be a remorseless assassin.
Diego
What's the life expectancy for a female sloth?
Diego
[Asking Sid about his mom] Was this before she abandoned you?
Diego
That they got?
Diego
There's your proof.
Diego
We made it through storms, tidal waves, and a vicious assortment of seafood. What more could they hit us with?
Diego
Was this before she abandoned you?
Diego
They don't think that was you.
Captain Stacy
38 of New Yorks finest versus one guy in a unitard
Captain Stacy
38 of New York's finest against one guy in a unitard?
Gus
The army! What the f%@!, am I Oswald here
Gus
The army! What the f**k! I am Oswald here.
Diego
Whoo, YEAH! Who's up for round TWO? [pause; embarrassed] Um, t-t-tell the kid to be more careful.
Diego
I've heard of these crackpots.
Diego
The baby? Please. I was just returning it to its herd.
Sid
Oh, yeah. Nice try, Bucktooth.
Diego
You calling me a liar?
Sid
I didn't say that.
Diego
You were thinking it.
Sid
[whispering, to Manny] I don't like this cat. He reads minds.
Sid
[about the baby] I bet he's hungry.
Manny
How 'bout some milk?
Sid
Ooh, I'd love some!
Diego
Not you. The baby.
Sid
Well, I ain't exactly lactating right now, pal.
Diego
You're a little low on the food chain to be mouthing off, aren't you...
Manny
[in a shout that echoes] ENOUGH!
Captain Stacy
This guy wears a mask, like an outlaw.
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I think he`s trying to do something the police can`t
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
I think he's trying to do something the police can't
Captain Stacy
Can`t?
Captain Stacy
Can't?
Diego
Not you! The baby!
Sid
[To Diego, referring to Roshan] Here, you hold it.
Sid
[to Diego, referring to Roshan] Here, you hold it.
Diego
[Bonks Sid on the head, who sticks his tongue out; then he shakes his head and wakes up]
Diego
[bonks Sid on the head, who sticks his tongue out; then he shakes his head and wakes up]
Sid
[Upon seeing Manny and Ellie's newborn child] It's a boy!
Sid
[upon seeing Manny and Ellie's newborn child] It's a boy!
Diego
That's her tail.
Sid
It's a girl!
Diego
Where's the baby? There he is! Where's the baby? THERE HE IS!!
Diego
[playing peek-a-boo] Where's the baby?... There he is! [the baby's only reaction is blinking; it is so startled it's quieted]
Diego
[playing peek-a-boo] Where's the baby? There he is! [the baby's only reaction is blinking; it is so startled it's quieted]
Roshan
[Cries]
Diego
Where's the baby?There he is!
Manny
Stop it! You're scarin' him!
Manny
[the baby begins crying again] Stop it, you're scaring him!
Diego
Name's Diego, friend.
Diego
That pink thing is mine.
George Stacy
So, tell us a little bit about yourself Mr.Parker
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Not much to tell really....
Peter Parker/Spider-Man
Not much to tell really.
Francis
anytime pal! I'm going to pick the hairs out of your head one by one!
Francis
Anytime pal! I'm going to pick the hairs out of your head one by one!