Denis Colin Leary was born on the 18th August 1957, in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA and is a writer, actor, producer, singer and comedian. He is widely known for his involvement as a creator, producer, writer and actor in the comedy-drama TV series “Rescue Me” for which he was a Golden Globe and Emmy nominee, as well as the role of Captain George Stacy in the 2012 movie “The Amazing Spiderman” and the voice of Diego, saber-tooth tiger from the “Ice Age” franchise.
You must be wondering, how much wealth this multi-talented artist has acquired? How rich Denis Leary is? According to sources, the estimated value of Denis Leary’s net worth, as of early 2016, is $25 million. It has been accumulated through his lucrative career in the entertainment industry.
Denis Leary Net Worth $25 Million
Denis was raised in his hometown, in the Catholic family of Irish immigrants, where his mother Nora was a maid and his father John an auto mechanic. Due to his ancestry, he has dual citizenship, of USA and Ireland. Denis attended Saint Peter-Marian High School in Worcester and later enrolled to Boston’s Emerson College. While in college, his interest in comedy was shown, and after graduation in 1981, he founded Emerson Comedy Workshop where he tutored for a couple of years.
Although he performed in various clubs in Boston for several years, his comedian career didn’t officially begin until 1990 when he appeared in the “Rascals Comedy Hour” TV show. Afterwards, he filmed a couple of MTV commercials, and his career developed quickly, as well as his net worth starting to rise.
The audience got the chance to discover Denis’ musical talent in 1993 with his “No Cure for Cancer” album which was later rewarded with Critic’s Award at the Edinburgh International Arts Festival. In the same year, he debuted on the big screen, in his first “real acting” role in the movie “The Sandlot”. As his fame began to rise, more ventures came in, enriching his portfolio and increasing his net worth.
During his career, now spanning almost 30 years, Denis Leary has starred in over 40 movies and TV shows, among which the most famous are “Demolition Man” (1993), “Natural Born Killers” (1994), “Underworld” (1996), “Wag the Dog” (1997) “The Matchmaker” (1997), and “True Crime” (1999). For his role in “The Thomas Crown Affair” in 1999, Denis earned a Blockbuster Entertainment’s Favorite Supporting Actor – Drama/Romance Award. Denis Leary’s most recent engagements include the comedy TV series “Sex&Drugs&Rock&Roll” and 3D animated adventure “Zootopia”. He has also released seven studio albums so far as well as five books. All these accomplishments have certainly added a significant sum to his overall net worth.
When it comes to his personal life, Denis has been married to Ann Lembeck Leary since 1989. They have two children, son Jack Leary is also an actor, mostly known for his appearance in “The Wolf of Wall Street” in 2013 and a daughter. Currently, the Leary family resides in Roxbury, Connecticut.
There have been some controversies connected to Denis Leary in the past as he was twice accused of plagiarism – allegedly he stole some comedy material from his friend and colleague Bill Hicks. In 2008, Louis CK claimed that Leary took his routine. After publishing his third book “Why We Suck: A Feel Good Guide to Staying Fat, Loud, Lazy and Stupid”, Leary got himself into conflict with the community and parents of autistic children.
Apart from his versatile career and supporting Cam Neely Foundation, Denis Leary founded his own charity organization in 1999, Leary Firefighters Foundation, after six firemen tragically died in his hometown. After 9/11, foundation created the Fund for New York’s Bravest, helping the families of the firemen who died in that act of terror.
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