Denis Colin Leary was born on August 15, 1957. Leary, who is a native of Worcester, Massachusetts, possesses both American and Irish citizenship. He founded the Emerson Comedy Workshop while he was studying in Emerson College in Boston. His big break came from his performance in No Cure for Cancer at the 1991 Edinburgh International Arts Festival in Scotland.
Tommy Gavin is played by Denis Leary on FX’s comedy-drama series Rescue Me. Tommy is a senior firefighter at the New York City Fire Department. The pressures of his job is increased by the mess in his personal life; his best friend and cousin Jimmy
died while on duty, he is separated from his wife Janet
and he is involved in a stormy relationship with Jimmy’s widow, Sheila
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