Danny DeVito Actor, Bio, Wiki, Age, Height, Wife, Movies, Matilda, and Net Worth

Danny DeVito Bio | Wiki

Danny DeVito is a veteran American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He gained fame after his role in the tv series Taxi as the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma. For his role, he won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. He also plays Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX sitcom It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. DeVito also appeared in comedies like Junior and Twins.

In 1996, he played the villain The Penguin in director Tim Burton’s Batman Returns and the film adaptation Matilda, which he directed and co-produced. Devito is also a film producer who has produced films including Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, Gattaca, and Garden State. DeVito hosted the last Saturday Night Live in 1999. Also, he earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for an episode of Friends. In addition, she voiced the title character in the animated version of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax in 2012.

Danny DeVito Age

He was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, in the United States. DeVito is 78 years old.

Danny DeVito Height

He is a man of below-average stature. DeVito stands at a height of 4 ft 10 in (Approx 1.47 m).

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Danny DeVito Family

He was born to his father and mother in Neptune Township, New Jersey, in the United States. DeVito’s parents are Daniel DeVito Sr., a small business owner, and Julia DeVito. He was raised in a family of five with two sisters Theresa Scialla and Angela Lucia. He holds American nationality and is of Italian descent as his family is originally from San Fele, Basilicata, as well as Calabria. DeVito grew up in a Catholic family and when he was 14, his father persuaded him to send him to boarding school to “keep him out of trouble”. Further, his short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (Fairbank’s disease), a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.

Danny DeVito Wife

He was married to his beautiful wife Rhea Perlman on January 28, 1982. Rhea is an American actress, known for her role in the sitcom Cheers. He met Rea on January 17, 1971, as she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which featured DeVito. The couple is the parents of all-grown children Lucy Chet DeVito born on March 11, 1983, Grace Fan DeVito born on March 1985, and Jacob Daniel DeVito born on October 1987. Further, the couple separated in 2017.

Danny DeVito Education

He attended Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, where he graduated with his high school diploma in 1962. He worked as a beautician at his sister’s salon and his search for a professional makeup instructor led him to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and graduated with his degree in 1966.

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He was cast in the role of the villain Penguin opposite Michael Keaton’s Batman in Batman Returns in 1992. In the film, he potrays a character that is adapted from the comic book supervillain of the same name. The film is set to match the darker tone of the film, this depiction of the Penguin is as a “freak of nature”, with webbed, flipper-like fingers, a hooked, beak-like nose, and a penguin-like body.

Danny DeVito Movies and Tv Shows

He has appeared in numerous movies and tv shows, some of them including:
Movies

  • Dreams of Glass as Thug in 1970
  • Hot Dogs for Gauguin as Adrian in 1972
  • Deadly Hero as Harry in 1975
  • The World’s Greatest Lover as Assistant Director in 1977
  • Going Ape! as Lazlo 1981
  • The Jewel of the Nile as Ralph in 1985
  • Ruthless People as Sam Stone in 1986
  • Throw Momma from the Train as Owen Lift in 1987
  • Batman Returns as Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin in 1992
  • Renaissance Man as Bill Rago in 1994
  • Hercules as Philoctetes in 1997
  • Screwed as Grover Cleaver in 2000
  • Duplex as Narrator in 2003
  • Even Money as Walter in 2006
  • When in Rome as Al in 2010
  • The Lorax The Lorax in 2012
  • Smallfoot Dorgle in 2018
  • The One and Only Ivan as Bob in 2020
  • The Survivor as Charlie Goldman in 2021

Danny DeVito Tv Shows

  • Delvecchio as Anthony ‘Beanzie’ Marott in 1997
  • Taxi as Louie De Palma from 1978 to 1983
  • Saturday Night Live as Himself from 1982 to 1999
  • Amazing Stories as Herbert in 1985
  • The Simpsons as Herb Powell from 1991 to 1992 and 2013
  • Ed as Dr. Jack Carmichael in 2002
  • Father of the Pride as Emerson in 2004
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds from 2006 to the present
  • The Kominsky Method as Dr. Wexler in 2018
  • Last Week Tonight with John Oliver as Himself and Chemist in 2021
  • Little Demon as Satan in 2022

Danny DeVito Daughter

DeVito is the father of actress Lucy DeVito who is known for her role as Stephanie in Melissa and Joey. Lucy is 39 years old. She graduated in 2007 with a degree in theater from Brown University. Further, she portrayed Elanor in the play Hot Mess, a romantic comedy in 2017.

Danny DeVito Matilda

DeVito served as the producer and director in the 1996 fantasy comedy film, Matilda. Also, he had a starring role as Harry Wormwood; Zinnia’s husband, Matilda and Michael’s father, and a grumpy, hateful, and abusive crooked car salesman. Also, he narrated the film.

Danny DeVito Twins

He had a role in the 1988 buddy comedy film Twins with Arnold Schwarzenegger. The core of the film is the contrast between the streetwise Vincent (DeVito) and the intelligent but naive Julius (Schwarzenegger).

Danny DeVito Memes

He has been featured in several short films or pictures of himself that people make fans of. His amazing memes are available at cheezburger.com.

Danny DeVito Taxi

He became famous for his role in the television series Taxi as taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma from 1978 to 1983. DeVito had a starring role as Louie De Palma, the head dispatcher of the Sunshine Cab Company, who spends his time holding court inside the caged-in dispatch office at the garage, arguing with, belittling, and bullying the drivers. His role was ranked on the list of the 50 greatest TV characters of all time in 1999 by Tv Guide.

Danny DeVito Actor

His acting career began in 1969 and first played in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, reprising his role from the 1971 off-Broadway play of the same title. He then appeared in other several films like Terms of Endearment, Taxi, Throw Momma from the Train, Romancing the Stone, The War of the Roses, and Tin Men. DeVito also appeared in comedies like Junior and Twins. In 1996, he played the villain The Penguin in director Tim Burton’s Batman Returns and the film adaptation Matilda, which he directed and co-produced, along with playing the role of Matilda’s father, the villainous car dealer Harry Wormwood.

He was interviewed in the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car, discussing his interest in and ownership of electric vehicles. Further, he made his Broadway debut in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Arthur Miller play The Price as Gregory Solomon. Devito is also a film producer who has produced films including Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich, Gattaca, and Garden State. Between 1973 to 2016, he directed eight short films including The Sound Sleeper, Minestrone, Oh Those Lips, Evil Eye, Poison Tongue, Skin Deep, Nest of Vipers, and also Curmudgeons.

Further, he has also done voice-over work in My Little Pony: The Movie, episodes of “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” and “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” of The Simpsons. DeVito hosted the last Saturday Night Live in 1999. Also, he earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for an episode of Friends. In addition, she voiced the title character in the animated version of Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax in 2012.

Danny DeVito Net Worth

He has attained decent fortune working as an actor, comedian, and filmmaker since 1969. DeVito’s net worth is $80 Million.

How Tall Is Danny DeVito

DeVito is a man of below-average stature and is 4 ft 10 in.

How Old Is Danny DeVito

DeVito is 78 years old born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, in the United States.

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