About Denis Leary
As for the day, Denis Leary net worth amounts to $25 million dollars and this makes him one of the most commercially successful comedians in the United States. For the sake of truth we should also mention that Denis is much more than just a comedian: he is also an actor, producer and director. In this article we are going to briefly discus the main factors that boosted Denis Leary net worth to millions of dollars.
Denis started his Professional career as a comedian in the 1980s, performing at the underground club Play It Again Sam’s. Although things were going pretty well for him straight from the beginning, Denis did not manage to avoid controversy. I think the first big scandal surrounding this entertainer broke out in 1993, when his comedy routine album No Cure for Cancer was released. And what was the scandal all about? Well some comedians (frankly, quite a few of them) thought that much of the material in the album was actually stolen from Leary‘s friend and fellow comedian Bill Hicks. The accusations did not just circulate in Leary‘s Professional circles. For example, in 1993 Austin Comedy News remarked: “Watching Leary is like seeing Hicks from two years ago. He smokes with the same mannerisms. (Hicks recently quit) He sports the same attitude, the same clothes. He touches on almost all of the same themes. Leary even invokes Jim Fixx”.
Over the ears the comedian has also received criticism for insensitive remarks about people with autism (in his book, which was released in 2008 Denis wrote that autism is just an excuse parents use for their kids being dumb-ass morons, who cannot compete academically) and other races („Why hate someone for the color of their skin when there are much better reasons to hate them?“). But I guess controversy and scandal are things that come naturally along with fame. Even if he did steal some jokes and was being insensitive at times, the comedian has managed to build a considerable fanbase: the current Denis Leary net worth is the greatest proof for this claim.
Now as about his acting career, Denis debuted in 1987, with short film Long Walk to Forever and TV show Remote Control, in which he did numerous roles. Following this the actor went on to appear in variety of movies, such as The Sandlot, Gunmen, Who’s the Man?, The Second Civil War, Suicide Kings, The Real Blonde, The Thomas Crown Affair, The Secret Lives of Dentists and more recently – The Amazing Spider-Man 2. During his lengthy career Denis has also featured on a few shows, but the show that made the biggest contribution to Denis Leary net worth was without doubt Rescue Me. Not only the comedian has starred on this show, he is also credited as its creator, producer and writer.