Danny DeVito biography

Danny DeVito

Actor, Film actor

1944 –

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Who is Danny DeVito?

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC television series Taxi, for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He went on to become a major film star, known for his roles in films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Twins, Batman Returns, Get Shorty, and L.A. Confidential, and for his voiceover work in films such as Space Jam, Hercules, and The Lorax.

DeVito co-founded Jersey Films with Michael Shamberg. Soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner. The production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers. DeVito also owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. He currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also directs and produces graphic short horror films for his Internet venture The Blood Factory.

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Born
Nov 17, 1944
Neptune City
Also known as
  • Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
  • Danny De Vito
  • Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.
  • Daniel Michaeli
  • Danny Michael DeVito Jr.
  • Danny
  • Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr.
  • Danny Devito
  • Daniel "Danny" Michael DeVito
Parents
Siblings
Spouses
Children
Religion
  • Catholicism
  • Judaism
Ethnicity
  • Italian American
Nationality
  • United States of America
Profession
Education
  • Our Lady of Mount Carmel
  • New York's American Academy of Dramatic Arts
  • Oratory Preparatory School
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Lived in
  • Beverly Hills
  • Los Angeles
  • Malibu

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on July 23, 2013

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