February 2, 1966 |
Long Island, New York, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
|Influences||Jackie Gleason, Richard Pryor, Chris Rush|
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.
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. She also plays the "she-devil" in the special's introductory sketch. One of Ferrara's 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.
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.
In 2009, 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.
|1993||Flying Blind||Gerald||1 episode|
|1996–1998||Caroline in the City||Pete Spadaro||3 episodes|
|1997||Social Studies||Dan Rossini||2 episodes|
|1997||Dads||Carl, Sr.||TV short|
|1999||The Love Boat: The Next Wave||Stan||1 episode|
|2001–2002||The Job||Tommy Manetti||19 episodes|
|2003||Law & Order||Monty Bender||1 episode|
|2004–2007||The King Of Queens||Various characters||3 episodes|
|2006||The Last Request||Cousin Frank|
|2006||A Merry Little Christmas||Donnie Manning||TV Movie|
|2006–2011||Rescue Me||Chief 'Needles' Nelson||50 episodes|
|2009||Paul Blart: Mall Cop||Sergeant Howard|
|2009||Winter of Frozen Dreams||Burr|
|2009||The Unusuals||Vice Detective #2||Pilot episode|
|2009||Around The Block||Sean|
|2009||Ugly Betty||Sammy||1 episode|
|2010||Dennis Leary & Friends Presents: Douchebags & Donuts||Himself|
|2011||National Lampoon's Dirty Movie||Dr. Feelgood|
|2013||Nurse Jackie||Officer Frank Verelli||8 episodes|
- "UPN: Social Studies Cast Bio - Adam Ferrara". Vidiot.com. 1997-01-15. Archived from the original on 7 November 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-28.
- "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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