Adam Ferrara

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Adam Ferrara
Born(1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 47)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1988–present
InfluencesJackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Chris Rush[1]
WebsiteAdamFerrara.com
 
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Adam Ferrara
Born(1966-02-02) February 2, 1966 (age 47)
Long Island, New York, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active1988–present
InfluencesJackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Chris Rush[1]
WebsiteAdamFerrara.com

Adam Ferrara (born February 2, 1966) is an American actor and comedian who played the role of Chief "Needles" Nelson on the critically acclaimed FX series Rescue Me and is also a co-host on the U.S. version of Top Gear. He also played Detective Tommy Manetti on the television series The Job.

Ferrara told the KQRS Morning Show on Jan. 24, 2013 that he would like to be in a movie with fellow comic Bobcat Goldthwait.

Biography[edit]

Ferrara grew up in Huntington Station, New York in an Italian-American family. He is married to indie actress Alex Tyler, who is on the cover of his comedy DVD Funny as Hell. One of his best friends growing up was Anthony Cumia, of the SiriusXM "Opie & Anthony Show". He appears on the show every so often. Adam and Anthony also were members of the "RED DEVILS" paintball team.

Career[edit]

Ferrara has performed on Comedy Central Presents and has twice been nominated for the American Comedy Award for Best Male Stand-Up. Ferrara frequently performs stand-up at Caroline's and the Comedy Cellar, both of which are in Manhattan. Ferrara also tours often, performing stand-up at the top clubs around the country.

He has performed stand-up several times on The Tonight Show, the Late Show with David Letterman, and Comedy Central. His stand up was featured in Comedy Central's animated series Shorties Watchin' Shorties in 2004.

Ferrara performed in an hour stand-up special which aired on Comedy Central entitled Funny As Hell, and was released on DVD the same day. Ferrara appeared on The Tony Kornheiser Show on January 24, 2013.

Ferrara co-hosts the American version of Top Gear.[2]

Filmography[edit]

YearTitleRoleNotes
1993Flying BlindGerald1 episode
1996–1998Caroline in the CityPete Spadaro3 episodes
1997Social StudiesDan Rossini2 episodes
1997DadsCarl Sr.
1999The Love Boat: The Next WaveStan1 episode
2001–2002The JobTommy Manetti19 episodes
2003Ash TuesdayGreg
2003Law & OrderMonty Bender1 episode
2004NoiseYoung Detective
2004–2007The King Of QueensVarious characters
2006The Last RequestCousin Frank
2006A Merry Little ChristmasDonnie Manning
2006–2011Rescue MeChief 'Needles' NelsonRecurring role
2008Definitely, MaybeGareth
2009Paul Blart: Mall CopSergeant Howard
2009Winter of Frozen DreamsBurr
2009The UnusualsVice Detective #2Pilot episode
2009Around The BlockSean
2009Ugly BettySammy1 episode: Blue on Blue (Ugly Betty)
2009The PackCassidy
2009Dirty MovieDr. Feelgood
2010Dennis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchebags & DonutsHimself
2010–PresentTop GearHost
2013Nurse JackieFrank Verelli

References[edit]

Notes
  1. ^ "UPN: Social Studies Cast Bio - Adam Ferrara". Vidiot.com. 1997-01-15. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-28. 
  2. ^ "Adam Ferrara in US 'Top Gear 'for History and BBC series - Monsters and Critics". Archived from the original on 24 April 2010. Retrieved 2010-04-27. 
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