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‘Law & Order’: Why Did Denis Leary Leave the Show as Frank Donnelly?

“Law & Order: Organized Crime” just concluded its second season earlier this month. Altogether, the second installment of the show was, again, a major hit with fans. However, audiences said goodbye to one cast member, and that’s “Law & Order” actor Denis Leary. Leary’s exit from the show was shocking, to say the least. So now, as we anxiously await “Law & Order: Organized Crime’s” third season, we’re wondering exactly why the Detective Frank Donnelly actor left.
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ Fans React to Denis Leary Joining the Cast

The NBC police drama Law & Order: Organized Crime recently added actor-comedian Denis Leary to the cast and fans are offering their reactions. Leary joins the show as Officer Frank Donnelly. Fans know that Dylan McDermott will be leaving sometime this season as he’s going over to another Dick Wolf show, this time on CBS. McDermott has been playing Richard Wheatley. Now, that story arc probably will come to an end as he departs to FBI: Most Wanted.
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Law & Order: Organized Crime Adds Denis Leary To The Cast

Everyone's favorite angry comedian turned angry actor is going to join the cast of "Law & Order: Organized Crime." According to Deadline, Denis Leary — who has previously played a police officer in both the "Amazing Spider-Man" films and on the television series "The Job" — will join the cast of the NBC series in a recurring role. Leary will be joining series star Christopher Meloni, who plays Detective Stabler, along with the recently-announced Jennifer Beals, who will play a drug kingpin's wife.
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Denis Leary Joins ‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’ As Recurring

Denis Leary will recur on NBC’s Law & Order: Organized Crime. The Rescue Me co-creator and star will play Frank Donnelly, a fellow member of the NYPD who engages with Det. Stabler, played by Christopher Meloni. He is the latest star to join the series, after Deadline revealed that Jennifer Beals was set to play the wife of Mykelti Williamson’s Preston Webb, a drug kingpin in New York and the head of the Marcy Corporation. Law & Order: Organized Crime, from Wolf Entertainment and Universal Television, brought SVU‘s Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler character back to the fold in the NYPD organized crime unit. The series,...
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‘Law & Order: Organized Crime’: Here’s Where You’ve Seen New Cast Member Denis Leary Before

If the name Denis Leary looks familiar to TV viewers, then the new Law & Order: Organized Crime cast member has been around a bit. Besides being an actor, Leary also has been a stand-up comedian for some of his career. Let’s check out some of his roles thanks to IMDb. He did play a firefighter on Rescue Me for a number of seasons, but we’ll get to that part soon.
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Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2 spoilers: Denis Leary appearing

Just in case there wasn’t enough to be excited about in regards to Law & Order: Organized Crime season 2, feast your eyes on this!. According to a new report from Deadline, former Rescue Me star Denis Leary has signed on for a recurring role on the Dick Wolf drama, where he is going to play a member of the NYPD named Frank Donnelly. Beyond that there isn’t a whole lot of additional info out there, though it does look like he’s going to “engage” with Christopher Meloni’s Elliot Stabler in some shape or form. Is he an ally, an adversary, or some sort of double agent being paid off by a powerful crime boss? We can’t rule any of that out.
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Denis Leary On 9/11 20 Years Later, The Ongoing Pain Firefighters Suffer & ‘Rescue Me’ Secrets

Editor’s note: One in a series of stories tied to the 20th anniversary of 9/11. “There’s a bittersweet aspect to watching the war that was started in response to that attack come to an end 20 years later, because the war that these firefighters are still fighting against that day won’t end until their lives are over,” says Denis Leary of the legacy of 9/11 that still afflicts many first responders decades later. Having started his Leary Firefighters Foundation in 2000 following the death of his cousin Jerry Lucey and five others battling a blaze in Worcester, MA, the Rescue Me co-creator...
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Denis Leary sitcom 'Moodys' canceled after two seasons

June 18 (UPI) -- The family sitcom, The Moodys, isn't getting a third season on Fox. The show stars Denis Leary and Elizabeth Perkins as a long-time married couple, and Jay Baruchel, Chelsea Frei and Francois Arnaud as their adult children. The series finale is expected to air on Fox...
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Denis Leary stays in his lane, won't play 'Atticus Finch' roles

NEW YORK, March 31 (UPI) -- Denis Leary, an actor and comedian known for his acerbic wit, says fans shouldn't hold their breath waiting for him to play a earnest hero. "I don't think you want me playing Atticus Finch," the 63-year-old Massachusetts native told reporters in a recent Zoom call, referring to the principled protagonist in To Kill a Mockingbird.
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Denis Leary returns to his youthful roots for 'The Moodys'

Comedian Denis Leary confessed that his sense of humor often has gotten him into trouble. The first time he was only 6. "I specifically remember the first day I went to school in the first grade. And we were out in the yard. Right before school started, you were allowed to play around in the yard," he recalled.
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Roy Wood Jr. to star in a Fox National Guard comedy produced by Denis Leary

The Daily Show correspondent's untitled single-camera comedy project, which he is starring in and writing, has the following logline: "In the show, working in service to a bunch of thankless Americans, members of the oft-forgotten National Guard use their time on domestic deployments to come up with new ways to pat themselves on the back, even though they don’t deserve it. All while honoring commitments to their community, their families and their day jobs." Leary and Wood recently worked together in animated Dogs Playing Poker shorts for Fox's NFL coverage.
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Denis Leary returning with TV family in 'The Moodys'

Comedian Denis Leary confesses that his sense of humor has always gotten him into trouble. The first time he was only 6. “I specifically remember the first day I went to school in the first grade. And we were out in the yard. Right before school started, you were allowed to play around in the yard,” he recalls.
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Denis Leary series 'The Moodys' inspired by his Worcester roots

Worcester actor and comedian Denis Leary confesses that his sense of humor has always gotten him into trouble. The first time he was only 6. “I specifically remember the first day I went to school in the first grade. And we were out in the yard. Right before school started, you were allowed to play around in the yard,” he recalls.
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TV Tinsel: Denis Leary returning with TV family in 'The Moodys'

Comedian Denis Leary confesses that his sense of humor has always gotten him into trouble. The first time he was only 6. “I specifically remember the first day I went to school in the first grade. And we were out in the yard. Right before school started, you were allowed to play around in the yard,” he recalls.
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