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Comedian and actor Denis Colin Leary was born in Worcester, Massachusetts on August 18, 1957 and holds dual citizenship in the U. S. and Ireland. He graduated from Emerson College in Boston in 1979 and taught comedy writing classes there. Leary has appeared in over 40 movies and been nominated for show more several Emmy and Golden Globe awards. He is the star and co-creator of the television show Rescue Me. Leary has also produced many movies, television shows, and specials, and he guest-starred on an episode of The Simpsons. Leary wrote the bestselling book Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid in 2008. He created the Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000, which contributes funds to Massachusetts and New York City fire departments. He has also raised money for the families of the firemen killed on September 11, 2001, as well as donated boats to New Orleans following Hurricane Katrina. Leary married Ann Lembeck in 1989 and has two children. (Bowker Author Biography) show less
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Works by Denis Leary

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Ice Age [2002 film] (2002) — Actor — 815 copies
A Bug's Life [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 733 copies
Ice Age: The Meltdown [2006 film] (2006) — Actor — 548 copies
The Amazing Spider-Man [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 523 copies
The Sandlot [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 409 copies
Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs [2009 film] (2009) — Actor — 399 copies
The Thomas Crown Affair [1999 film] (1999) — Actor — 321 copies
Ice Age: Continental Drift [2012 film] (2012) — Actor — 314 copies
Demolition Man [1993 film] (1993) — Actor — 197 copies
Ice Age: Collision Course [2016 film] (2016) — Actor — 164 copies
Ice Age: A Mammoth Christmas [2011 TV movie] (2011) — Actor — 119 copies
Small Soldiers [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 89 copies
The Ref [1994 film] (1994) — Actor — 89 copies
Suicide Kings [1997 film] (1998) — Actor — 87 copies
Draft Day [2014 film] (2014) — Actor — 87 copies
True Crime [1999 film] (1999) 46 copies
The Amazing Spider-Man 1 & 2 Collection (2017) — Actor — 41 copies
Operation Dumbo Drop [1995 film] (1995) — Actor — 29 copies
Ice Age [The Triple Pack 1-3] (2013) — Actor — 20 copies
Two if By Sea [1996 film] (1996) 19 copies
Judgment Night [1993 Film] (1993) — Actor — 18 copies
Ice Age: The Great Egg-Scapade [2016 TV movie] (2016) — Actor — 10 copies
4 Film Favorites: White House Collection (2011) — Actor — 6 copies
Wide Awake [1998 film] (1998) — Actor — 6 copies
Dawg (2003) — Actor — 6 copies
Monument Avenue [1998 film] (1999) — Actor — 3 copies
Lakeboat [2000 film] (2002) 1 copy
No Time for Nuts [2006 short film] — Actor, some editions — 1 copy

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Birthdate
1957-10-18
Gender
male
Nationality
USA
Places of residence
Worcester, Massachusetts, USA
Boston, Massachusetts, USA
Education
Emerson College
Occupations
comedian
actor
Organizations
MTV
ABC
FX

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Reviews

I love Denis Leary's blunt and to the point approach.....Imagine what the world would be like if everyone was just that honest!!!! We all think it and he just had the balls to say it!!!
 
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Shelly_Ward | 27 other reviews | Jun 28, 2023 |
I really wanted to like this book. I wanted something to make me laugh and I have a warped sense of humor and am not easily offended. This BOOK sucked. I think I chuckled two times in the entire book. He not only wasn't funny but showed mysoginy at its worst.
 
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KyleneJones | 27 other reviews | Apr 25, 2022 |
Tweets from Denis Leary, all in the format of headline in bold print, punchline in smaller print below. A couple of pretty funny, a couple are seriously offensive, but most of them are just kind of tired and repetitive. On the bright side, it takes maybe ten minutes to read at most.

Oh yeah, and this is about 2010, not 2020, so it's also really dated.
 
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melydia | 4 other reviews | Mar 13, 2022 |
Basically, Denis' routine in writing, so the use of BOLD LETTERS to express his moments of shouting don't convey the energy and faux, but fun, anger of Leary's early stand-up.

I prefer to hear or see Denis in action. I think he was aiming for 'performance artist' status here by publishing his material a'la transcription, but it loses something in translation. This material requires Leary's attitude, voice, and manic energy to sell it. Skip the book, find the CD or DVD instead.
 
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TommyHousworth | 3 other reviews | Feb 5, 2022 |

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