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Episode #276: Lenny Clarke TALKS 'Rescue Me' & 'Extended Family'

Episode #276: Lenny Clarke TALKS 'Rescue Me' & 'Extended Family'
Mar 21, 2024 · 13m 4s

It is a privilege to welcome actor and comedian Lenny Clarke to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.    Lenny starred in multiple television shows throughout the 1990s and early...

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It is a privilege to welcome actor and comedian Lenny Clarke to The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast.   

Lenny starred in multiple television shows throughout the 1990s and early 2010s. He was the series lead for the short-lived CBD series Lenny from 1990 to 1991. He also starred as Officer Adam Hampton on NBC’s The John Larroquette Show (1993 to 1996), Frank Harrigan on ABC’s The Job (2001 to 2002), and ABC’s It’s All Relative (2003 to 2004). Lenny also starred in Comedy Central Presents and produced and starred alongside his future Rescue Me co-star Denis Leary in the 2002 Comedy Central mockumentary mini-series Contest Searchlight.    From 2004 to 2011, Lenny Clarke starred as Uncle Teddy on the hit FX comedy-drama series Rescue Me, which starred Leary, James McCaffrey, Andrea Roth, and Tatum O’Neal. He also starred in NBC’s Are You There, Chelsea? (2011 through 2012), USA Network’s Sirens (2014) and Showtime’s SMILF (2019).   

Lenny Clarke also starred in several blockbuster films. Several films he appeared in include There’s Something About Mary, Me, Myself & Irene, Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events, Fever Pitch, Here Comes the Boom, Ted 2, and Halloween Kills. 

Currently, Lenny is back on television on NBC’s Extended Family, where he stars as Bobby Kearney, Jim (Jon Cryer)’s father. Extended Family also stars Donald Faison, Abigail Spencer, Sofia Capanna, and Finn Sweeney.   

In this edition of The Jake’s Take with Jacob Elyachar Podcast, Lenny Clarke discussed his career, his time on Rescue Me, and the similarities and differences between Bobby Kearney and Uncle Teddy. 
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