Denis Leary, the Renaissance Man of 'Rescue Me' On TV's Rescue Me, the comic, actor and writer Denis Leary plays a highly strung, highly macho fireman Tommy Gavin, who deals with raging fires and his own raging male ego. Season 4 starts next week on the FX network.
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Denis Leary writes, stars in and serves as executive producer for the FX network's Rescue Me. Scott Gries/Getty Images hide caption

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Denis Leary writes, stars in and serves as executive producer for the FX network's Rescue Me.

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On TV's Rescue Me, the comic, actor and writer Denis Leary plays a highly strung, highly macho fireman Tommy Gavin, who deals with raging fires and his own raging male ego. Season 4 of Rescue Me starts next week on the FX network.

Leary, who's worked in films including The Thomas Crown Affair and The Ref, sidelines as a singer, too; his comedy CD No Cure for Cancer spawned the provocatively titled hit single "A—hole."