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Denis Leary Talks About Acting, Marriage, Kids, and Health

The star of the hit drama Rescue Me, Leary tells us about his family, his comedy, and the Leary Firefighters Foundation.

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That can come in handy.

Yes, if you're in Vegas.

With all the physicals, your health must be pretty good.

I've always played a lot of hockey. I'm very prone to hyper activities. So it's never really been a problem of mine.

Do you still smoke?

Yes, but nowhere near as much I used to. I also play a firefighter, and we use real smoke and flames on Rescue Me. So we eat a lot of smoke during the course of a shooting day.

Is there anything you do for relaxation, like knitting?

The day you see me knitting is the day that you have my permission to take those knitting needles and stab me in the neck with them. I haven't had a lot of down time. Usually I go home, I learn my lines for the next day, and maybe I do a little bit of writing, and then I go to bed.

Where you see yourself in 10 years?

Hopefully playing hockey against guys who are half my age and beating the $#!* out of them. That's my goal. I have very simple goals.

Will the last episode of Rescue Me run on Sept. 11, 2011?

It will probably be a week or two in advance. It's nice because the show started with the idea about what was going on with these fictional firefighters as a result of 9-11. So for the show to end right before the 10th anniversary is kind of apt. 

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Reviewed on May 26, 2010

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