Denis Leary Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets


5th August 2016

Quote: "I've always had a thing for Chrissie Hynde. I had a crush on her when I was a teenager when she first came out... I just get the feeling she'd kinda punch me in the face in the middle of the whole thing. I'd be like, 'Woah! This is awesome!'" Actor/comedian Denis Leary has the hots for The Pretenders star.


23rd July 2015

Quote: "I don't like underwear; I like to feel free... I wear a cup when I'm playing hockey and when I work-out I wear underwear... but I don't really run it." Comedian Denis Leary likes to go commando.


23rd July 2015

Quote: "It's horrible, all those (good comedy) bits are gone - you can never listen to it... It's so creepy man. Ugh! It's terrible." Comedian Denis Leary shares his disgust as the Bill Cosby sex scandal continues.


10th June 2015

Quote: "The first day we shot, I was wearing a (rock n' roll) outfit and I'm thinking I look pretty cool, I'm playing a rock star in New York City. I'm on the street and I did my first shot and I'm walking away and a lady walks up like, 'Oh my God, can I take a picture with you?' and I go, 'Yeah,' and she goes 'Oh my God, I love you...! I love Glee and you're my favourite character.' Day one as a rock star I get Jane Lynch." Actor Denis Leary was mistaken for actress JANE LYNCH while filming new TV series SEX&DRUGS&ROCK&ROLL.


11th June 2012

Quote: "Denis and I were kind of the only smokers on set. We would often find each other, me in varying degrees of reptilia and him on the other side of the law - a cop and a lizard sharing a smoke. I thought it would make a great poster - but, no, they didn't go for that." Welsh actor Rhys Ifans bonded with Denis Leary on the set of The Amazing Spider-man over their smoking habit. Ifans plays villain The Lizard, while Leary plays a police officer.


12th September 2011

Quote: "I think we're going to carry the Ice Ages up to Ice Age 15, which means basically they'll be in the present decade. We'll go through World War One and World War Two and then in the last one, one of them is playing for the (New York) Yankees." Funnyman Denis Leary is hoping the Ice Age film franchise runs and runs.


16th August 2011

Quote: "I was like, 'Boy, I'm strapping myself to this monster because I could get another three movies out of this deal... but every time I open my mouth about this movie I get in trouble, so I'm not gonna tell you anything." Denis Leary on playing Emma Stone's father in the new Spider-Man movie.


15th August 2011

Quote: "Jennifer Lopez is my love interest in Ice Age 4 - how about that...? I think we're actually gonna sing a song together in the studio." Funnyman Denis Leary can't wait to start work on the Ice Age sequel.


12th July 2011

Quote: "I didn't know I was gonna get Spider-Man... I got Spider-Man, so I quit Rescue Me." Funnyman/actor Denis Leary on why the new season of his firefighting drama Rescue Me will be his last. He'll play George Stacy in the new Spider-Man movie franchise.


28th April 2011

Tweet: "Lindsay Lohan must clean Los Angeles morgue rest rooms. Maybe she'll find her career in there." Actor Denis Leary pokes fun at the Mean Girls star's legal woes after she was sentenced to 120 days in jail for violating her probation and ordered to complete part of her community service in a morgue.


24th November 2010

Fact: Funnyman/actor Denis Leary is in talks to play police Capt. George Stacy, the father of Emma Stone's character, in the upcoming Spider-Man prequel. British actor Andrew Garfield will play the web-slinger in the blockbuster and Martin Sheen, Sally Field and Rhys Ifans are also rumoured to be onboard.


8th November 2009

Quote: "I used to from her, and then it just stopped." Actor Denis Leary no longer gets free check-ups from his dentist sister.


28th April 2009

Quote: "I've always had a thing for Catwoman. Michelle Pfeiffer or Halle Berry in tight leather pants, with the boots - I'm pretty good with either one." Denis Leary revels his fascination with the actresses who've played the feline Batman villain.


23rd October 2008

Fact: Legendary British rock band The Who will play actor MICHAEL J. Fox's annual Parkinson's disease benefit next month (05Nov08) in front of an audience scheduled to include Hollywood director Martin Scorsese and actors Denis Leary and Julianne Moore.


23rd September 2008

Quote: "It's just not required that she be funny with an a** like that, that's just not part of the package. She gets a free pass." Actor/comedian Denis Leary excuses supermodel Heidi Klum from a rant about his disappointment with the four male reality-TV hosts at Sunday's (21Sep08) 60th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards.


30th July 2008

Fact: Actor Denis Leary has signed on to host the fifth annual Fashion Rocks event in New York City. Network bosses have added performers including Timbaland, Solange Knowles and THE Pussycat Dolls to the fashion and music extravaganza's line-up, taking place on 5 September (08).


22nd May 2008

Quote: "OPRAH (WINFREY) should have a secret programme. You go on her show, she kidnaps you and holds you hostage until you quit." Actor/comedian Denis Leary has his own thoughts about how celebrities should kick drug and drink habits.


17th September 2007

Quote: "They should give him an Emmy that's even bigger than him, a chocolate Emmy that he can eat. I just think he's the greatest character in the history of television." Emmy nominee Denis Leary is a big fan of James Gandolfini's The Sopranos character, Tony Soprano.


17th September 2007

Quote: "They should give him an Emmy that's even bigger than him, a chocolate Emmy that he can eat. I just think he's the greatest character in the history of television." Emmy nominee Denis Leary is a big fan of James Gandolfini's The Sopranos character Tony Soprano.


27th June 2007

Quote: "I couldn't do what Eddie Murphy does - putting on a fat suit and playing three different roles in the same movie... I'd just be bitching the whole time... How do you go to work every day?" Comedian/actor Denis Leary doesn't have the same work ethic as Eddie Murphy.


7th September 2006

Fact: Denis Leary, Rob Morrow and Patrick Dempsey were all up for the role of GREGORY HOUSE on the US hit TV series HOUSE, but British actor Hugh Laurie eventually won the role with an audition tape he filmed inside a men's room in Namibia, where he was filming action movie remake FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX.


12th July 2006

Quote: "Paris Hilton's not very good at homemade porn. And I'm not talking about the way it was filmed. I'm talking about the actual sex." RESCUE ME star Denis Leary rates 1 NIGHT IN PARIS.


9th July 2006

Quote: "I said, 'You're one of the busiest guys in showbusiness, you can't come and do my show.' He said, 'I'm doin' it!' I'm like his agent trying to tell him he can't do it." Denis Leary was amazed when Vince Vaughn insisted on joining the cast of hit US firefighter drama RESCUE ME.


26th May 2006

Quote: "We beat them in softball, like 35-2... JIMMY (GANDOLFINI) is big, but he's really out of shape." Funnyman Denis Leary on the healthy competition between the casts of his US drama RESCUE ME and The Sopranos.


19th December 2005

Quote: <p>"I'm just too old for it now, I'm trying to set an example for my kids and I stopped pulling cab drivers through their driver's side windows... I don't need the lawsuits... so I've been trying to be calm." Wired comedian Denis Leary has stopped fighting. </p>


4th December 2005

Quote: <p>"You've got bird flu and dog flu - did you ever think it's the cats? I'm not waiting for mice flu to point a finger at them." Comedian Denis Leary. </p>


23rd August 2005

Fact: <p>Comedian Denis Leary is elated after learning his acclaimed drama series RESCUE ME has been renewed for a third season. </p>


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