Denis Leary
The son of Irish immigrants Denis Leary was born in Worcester Mass on Aug 18 1957 and began performing his trademark frenetic standup routines while attending Emerson College His wildly popular oneman show No Cure for Cancer which featured rants on everything from the joys of smoking to aging pop stars had successful runs in Londons West End and on Broadway before becoming a Showtime special in 1992Soon after MTV hired Leary to do a series of promos in which he paced smoked furiously and ranted on popular culture This led to small film roles and in 1994 Leary landed his first starring role in The Ref Other notable films include Wag the Dog The Thomas Crown Affair and The Secret Lives of DentistsIn the early 2000s Leary wrote and starred in two critically acclaimed TV series Rescue Me which earned him Golden Globe and Emmy nominations and The Job