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Adam Ferrara

Born: 02 February 1966 (54 years old)
Gender: Male

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Adam Ferrara is an American actor and comedian best known for his television roles as Detective Tommy Manetti on The Job (2001-2002) and as Chief "Needles" Nelson on Rescue Me, from 2006-2011.

He is also a co-host on the American version of the motoring television series Top Gear and had a starring role on the Showtime dark comedy series Nurse Jackie.

Ferrara first piqued fellow comedian Denis Leary's interest on ABC's The Job, when Leary hired him to play detective Tommy Minetti on the TV series. The two once again joined forces for FX's drama Rescue Me and its accompanying comedy tour.

After the success of 2010's Rescue Me Comedy Tour, Leary, Ferrara, and Lenny Clarke headed out across the country once again promoting the new season.

Ferrara's screen credits have included Universal Pictures' Definitely Maybe with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher and Sony's Paul Blart: Mall Cop with Kevin James.

Starting his career on NBC's Caroline In The City, Ferrara has also appeared as a series regular in ABC's The Job, guest starred on NBC's Law & Order and reprised roles in CBS's The King Of Queens and ABC's Ugly Betty.

Ferrara also is a regular on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, The View and Rachel Ray. The two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards always brings the stage to life with his honest, clever and fearless perspective on family, relationships and himself.

In the fall of 2010, Ferrara additionally began hosting The History Channel's highly anticipated BBC import Top Gear.

Apart from opening for his comedy idol, George Carlin, and performing at both Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Ferrara also had the opportunity to perform at a benefit for the President and all of the Senators.


Television Roles

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Character

Bob Hammond

Monty Bender

Frank Verelli

Frank Verelli

Chief 'Needles' Nelson

Chief 'Needles' Nelson

Chief 'Needles' Nelson

Chief 'Needles' Nelson

Chief 'Needles' Nelson

Nick

Jack

Waiter

Vice Detective #2

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Presenter - Himself

Sammy

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