Ferrara has starred since 2010 on Top Gear, History’s stateside adaptation of the BBC’s gearhead series. Its sixth season premiered April 26. He also played Fire Chief William “Needles” Nelson for five seasons on Denis Leary’s Rescue Me, the last four as a regular.
Ferrara also has played a cop in a pair of series: Leary’s 2001 comedy The Job, in which he co-starred, and Showtime’s Nurse Jackie, where he recurred as the love interest of Edie Falco’s title character. His film credits include Paul Blart: Mall Cop and Definitely Maybe.
Ferrara also has toured for years as a stand-up comic, done multiple Comedy Central specials and appeared on the late-night talk shows. He remains with Peter Rosegarten Management and Schreck Rose.