Adam Ferrara is a stand-up comedian and actor who proudly played Chief Needles Nelson on the Emmy nominated FX drama series Rescue Me (2004) with Denis Leary and Frank Verelli on Showtime’s hit series Nurse Jackie (2009) opposite Emmy Award winner Edie Falco. Ferrara has also costarred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop (2009) and in Definitely, Maybe (2008) with Ryan Reynolds and Isla Fisher.
Presently Adam hosts the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear USA (2008), airing on History. Additionally, Adam is an internationally touring headliner, two-time nominee for best male stand-up by the American Comedy Awards, and has three Comedy Central Specials. Ferrara has also appeared on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon (2009), The Tonight Show with Jay Leno (1992), “The Late Show with David Letterman” (1989)_, _”The View” (2000)_ and Rachael Ray (2006).
Ferrara’s earlier TV credits include NBC’s Law & Order (1990), ABC’s Ugly Betty (2006), CBS’s The King of Queens (1998), as well as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC show, The Job (2001), starring opposite Denis Leary. At a Television Critics Association (TCA) press tour, Denis Leary was quoted as saying, “Adam Ferrara is a great comedian, but he’s really pissing me off now because he’s become such a great dramatic actor.”
Apart from opening for his comedy idol, George Carlin, and performing at both Carnegie Hall and Radio City Music Hall, Ferrara was asked to perform at a benefit for the President and all of the Senators.
Adam Ferrara lives between New York City & Los Angeles and is married to indie actress Alex Tyler.