Danny DeVito is an actor, director, comedian, and producer from the United States. Danny DeVito won an Emmy and a Golden Globe for his role as Louie de Palma in the TV series Taxi. In 2009, he appeared in several well-known music videos, including Dream’s hit Rockin’ The Thang.
Table of Biography
On November 17, 1944, Danny DeVito was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, USA. Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. is his given name, and he is 76 years old. Daniel DeVito Sr. is his father, and Julia DeVito is his mother. Danny’s father is a business owner. Theresa Scala and Angela Lucia are his sisters. He is an American citizen of Italian ancestry.
Danny graduated from high school in 1962 after attending Oratory Preparatory School. He was just 14 years old when he went to high school. Later, he became a member of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and was certified in 1986. He worked as a cosmetician after graduation.
He reprised his role as Martini in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, and he went on to play Louie De Palma in the hit TV show Taxi. He co-starred in the film ‘Romancing the Stone’ with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Danny made his feature directing debut in the dark comedy ‘Throw Momma from the Train’ in 1987, after appearing in ‘Ruthless People’ in 1986. He collaborated with Turner and Douglas to direct and co-star in ‘The War of the Roses,’ and later acted in ‘Tin Men,’ ‘Batman Returns,’ ‘Matilda,’ ‘The Rainmaker,’ ‘Hoffa,’ ‘Jack the Bear,’ ‘The Big Kahuna and Heist,’ and other films.
He collaborated with Morgan Freeman’s company ‘Clickstar’ and hosted the documentary platform Jersey Docs. Danny made his West End debut with The Sunshine Boys in April 2012 and has since produced Garden State, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, and Erin Brockovich. He also appeared in comedy shows such as ‘Reno 911!’ and ‘Reno 911! : Miami’. In 1984, he made his directorial debut with The Rating Game, which was followed by The War of the Roses, Matilda, Death to Smoochy, Duplex, and Queen B. Danny provided the voice of John DeAppoliso in the 1986 films Starsky and Hutch and My Little Pony: The Movie. Additionally, he also provided the voice of Philoctetes in ‘Hercules’.
DeVito was honored with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 for his contributions to television. In 2012, he played the title character in Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax, which was animated. He voiced Herb for the third time on The Simpsons in 2013, alongside Rashida Jones, in “The Changing of the Guardian”. In September 2015, he was in the Angry Birds Friends “Champions for Earth” tournament commercial. From 2012 to 2019, DeVito portrayed a variety of roles in films such as ‘Hotel Noir,’ ‘All the Wilderness,’ ‘Weiner-Dog,’ and ‘Dumbo’. In 2019, he was cast in important roles in films such as ‘Jumanji: The Next Level’ and ‘Harry Haft’. Moreover, he was also chosen to play the role of Bob in the fantasy film ‘The One and Only Ivan’.
Achievements and Net Worth
Danny was nominated for an Emmy in 2004 for his outstanding guest performance in an episode of ‘Friends’. Danny was honored with the TV Land Award for Bossiest Boss for ‘Taxi’ in 2004, the TV Land Medallion Award for ‘Taxi’ in 2007, the Critics Choice Television Icon Award in 2011, and many other awards.
Danny’s net worth estimated to be around $80 million. Moreover, Danny’s primary source of income is his professional career.
On January 28, 1982, Danny DeVito married Rhea Perlman. She went to see a friend in the play ‘The Shrinking Bride,’ which starred DeVito, on January 17, 1971. Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have three children. On March 11, 1983, Lucy Chet DeVito was born. Grace Fan DeVito was born in March 1985. Jacob Daniel DeVito was born in October 1987. However, the pair divorced in October 2012 after 30 years of marriage. They reunited in March 2013 then split up again in March 2017. They do not, though, want to divorce. Instead of divorcing, a source told Radar Online that they plan to renew their wedding vows.
Additionally, Brie Larson spread the news that Danny was in the upcoming Han Solo film. But after much debate, it was revealed that he was not in the film.
Body Measurements and Social Media
Danny stands 4 feet 10 inches tall and weighs 70 kilograms. Moreover, Danny’s eyes are dark brown, and his hair is dark brown. Additionally, Danny’s body measurements are 40-30-31.
Danny has approximately 163k Instagram followers and approximately 4.1M Twitter followers. But there is no information available about Danny’s Facebook followers.