Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Movie Actor

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi, which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. He plays Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

Full Name
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
Nov 17, 1944
4′ 10″
Net Worth


Danny DeVito was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey. He is of Italian descent and was raised in a working-class family. DeVito attended Oratory Preparatory School and then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts.

     DeVito began his career as an actor in 1965 when he appeared in the off-Broadway production of The Shrinking Bride. He made his feature film debut in 1973 with the comedy film Sleeper. In 1975, he starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest and the sitcom Taxi, which earned him two Golden Globe awards for Best Actor – Television Series Musical or Comedy.

     During his career, DeVito has starred in numerous films including Terms of Endearment (1983), Twins (1988), Batman Returns (1992), Get Shorty (1995), L.A. Confidential (1997), Man on the Moon (1999), Duplex (2003) and The Lorax (2012). He also starred in the television shows It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005–present) and Grace Under Fire (1993–1998). 

     DeVito has received several awards including an Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor – Comedy Series for his role on Friends in 1996 and a Saturn Award for Best Supporting Actor for his performance in Matilda in 1997. He won a Screen Actors Guild Award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Cast for his work on The Simpsons Movie (2007).

Life Timeline

<div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1944</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Danny DeVito is Born</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">On November 17, 1944, Danny DeVito was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1974</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Makes TV Debut</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeVito makes his television debut as Louie De Palma on the hit sitcom Taxi.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1980</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Directs 1st Feature Film</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeVito directs his first feature film, "The Sentinel."</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1982</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Forms Jersey Films Production Company</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeVito forms Jersey Films, a production company with Michael Shamberg and Stacey Sher.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">1996</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">Receives a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his contributions to the entertainment industry.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2005</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Marries Rhea Perlman</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeVito marries actress Rhea Perlman after dating for over 30 years.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="timeline-item"><p id="" class="timeline-year">2019</p><h3 id="" class="timeline-title">Starring Role on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia</h3><p id="" class="timeline-text">DeVito stars as Frank Reynolds on the hit comedy series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."</p></div>

Why We Love Them

<div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">A.</span> His Amazing Acting Ability</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny DeVito has an amazing acting ability and can bring out the best in any role he's in. Whether it’s a comedic or dramatic performance, he always brings something special to the table.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">B.</span> His Humor</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny DeVito has a great sense of humor and can make us laugh with his witty banter and hilarious one-liners. He often brings a lightheartedness to any role that he plays.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="whywelove-item"><h3 id="" class="whywelove-title"><span class="whywelove-leter">C.</span> His Charitable Work</h3><p id="" class="whywelove-text">Danny DeVito is well known for his charitable work and has been involved in many charities over the years. He is constantly donating time and money to help those in need, and is an all around great role model for others to follow.</p></div>

Interesting Facts

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">1.</span> Danny DeVito Was an Extra in Taxi Driver</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny DeVito was an extra in the 1976 classic Taxi Driver. He can be seen in the background of the movie's famous "You talkin' to me?" scene.</p></div>

    <div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">2.</span> DeVito Directed Matilda</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">DeVito directed and produced the 1996 family film Matilda, based on the Roald Dahl children's novel of the same name.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">3.</span> He is a Vegetarian</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny DeVito is a vegetarian and has been since he was 13 years old.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">4.</span> Best Friends with Michael Douglas</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny DeVito is best friends with actor Michael Douglas. The two have been close friends since they worked together on Romancing the Stone in 1984.</p></div>

<div id="" class="facts-item"><h3 id="" class="facts-title"><span class="facts-number">5.</span> Has Twin Daughters</h3><p id="" class="facts-text">Danny DeVito and his wife Rhea Perlman have twin daughters Lucy Chet DeVito and Grace Fan DeVito who were born in 1983.</p></div>


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