A seasoned performer who took home two awards for his portrayal of Louie de Palma in the TV series Taxi: an Emmy and a Golden Globe.
He has acted in movies like getting Shorty, Matilda, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, LA Confidential, Batman Returns, and Mars Attacks! American actor Danny DeVito was born in Neptune on November 17, 1944. Danny DeVito will be 77 years old in 2022.
On November 17, 1944, Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey. His small stature is caused by multiple epiphyseal dysplasias (Fairbank’s illness), an uncommon genetic ailment that inhibits bone formation (he is 4 feet, 10 inches tall).
He was reared in Asbury Park, New Jersey, and has two older sisters. DeVito was brought up as a Catholic and is of Italian origin.
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On January 17, 1971, DeVito and Rhea Perlman first crossed paths when Perlman went to see a friend perform in the play “The Shrinking Bride,” in which DeVito also appeared.
The couple had moved in together two weeks later. Their wedding day was January 28, 1982. They have three kids together.
They divorced in October 2012 after 30 years of marriage, however, they later got back together in March 2013. In March 2017, they divorced for the second time amicably, however, they have indicated they don’t want to.
Together, DeVito and Perlman have collaborated on numerous projects, including the television series “Taxi” and the motion picture “Matilda.”
He attended boarding school and earned his diploma in 1962 from Summit, New Jersey’s Oratory Preparatory School.
After high school, he started working at his sister’s salon, which he felt was a good way to meet females. It was there that he first started acting, performing in school plays of “St. Francis of Assisi” and “the Billion Dollar Saint.”
After 18 months of employment there, he made the decision to leave and pursue a more lucrative career in cosmetics. As a result, he submitted an application to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, which included a monologue performance requirement.
The academy awarded him a diploma in 1966 after he immediately changed his course of study to acting after receiving favorable feedback for his monologue.
DeVito performed with the Colonnades Theater Lab at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, throughout his early acting career.
A member of the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective, he also appeared in their productions.
Career in Acting
With the 1975 movie “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest,” DeVito made the switch from theatre to film; he had previously starred in an off-Broadway version of the book in 1971, which helped him land the film part.
The 1975 movie adaptation was extremely popular and won five major Academy Awards in 1976. (Best Picture, Actor, Actress, Director, and Screenplay). By playing the role of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on the television series “Taxi” (1978–1983), which ran from 1978–1983, DeVito rose to fame and maintained his notoriety.
He won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy for Best Supporting Actor in 1981 for his performance in “Taxi.”
Following the conclusion of “Taxi,” DeVito had a comeback in the movies, making appearances in “Terms of Endearment,” “Romancing the Stone,” “Ruthless People,” “Twins” (1988), “Other People’s Money” (1991), and Tim Burton’s “Batman Returns” (1992).
Films he has worked on in the latter part of his career include “Solitary Man” (2009) with Susan Sarandon and longtime friend Michael Douglas, “When in Rome” (2010) with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel, and Tim Burton’s 2019 live-action adaptation of “Dumbo.”
He returned to television in 2006 when he joined the cast of the hugely successful FX sitcom “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.”
DeVito is regarded as mostly a humorous actor, generally speaking. The Rainmaker (1997), Jack the Bear (1993), L.A. Confidential (1997), The Big Kahuna (1999), and Heist (2001) are just a few of the dramatic parts he has played throughout the years (2001).
Additionally, he has a long resume of voiceover jobs under his belt. He has provided voices for a variety of characters, including Hercules (1997), Space Jam (1996), The Lorax (2012), My Little Pony: The Movie (1986), and Herb Powell in several episodes of The Simpsons. In addition, he has starred in television commercials for QuickBooks and M&Ms.
He has also portrayed a fictionalized version of himself in the music video for One Direction’s song “Steal My Girl.” DeVito received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 in honor of his television achievements.
Danny Devito Salary
The official figures from 2022 estimate Danny Devito’s net worth at $80 million. His only source of income is from the film industry, which accounts for his net worth.
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