Adam Ferrara, the stand-up comedian and actor who Entertainment Weekly dubbed “Hilarious,” proudly played Chief Needles Nelson on the Emmy® nominated FX drama series, Rescue Me. Ferrara has also costarred alongside Kevin James in the hit movie Paul Blart: Mall Cop and in Definitely Maybe with Ryan Reynolds.
Presently Adam hosts the critically acclaimed BBC sensation, Top Gear US, airing on HISTORY and stars on Showtime’s hit series Nurse Jackie opposite Edie Falco. 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 Jimmy Fallon, Jay Leno, David Letterman, The View and Rachael Ray.
Ferrara's earlier TV credits include NBC’s Law & Order, ABC’s Ugly Betty, CBS's The King Of Queens, as well as a series regular on the critically acclaimed ABC show, The Job, 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. Stuck in traffic on the way to the event, Ferrara quipped, “I’m still moving faster than Congress.”