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Danny DeVito Bio, Age, Height, Wife, Children, Net Worth, Movies & Wiki

Danny DeVito, is an American actor, director, producer, and comedian. Tortured for his small status at school and by neighboring kids, DeVito took a lot of bumps while growing up, but proved his mettle with his talent and passion for acting. He initiated out by doing off-Broadway musicals and later settled his first dominant portrayal in ‘NBC’ series ‘Taxi.’ The role of a repressive yet Charmy taxi dispatcher for the imaginary ‘Sunshine Cab Company’ made him a beloved character on American television and secured him for roles in Hollywood movies.

He has always been extolled for his comic timing and pleasant humor. However, he did not inhibit himself from only humor and examined with other roles as well. DeVito not only adorned Hollywood with his acting and comedy but also supervised movies starring great actors like Michael Douglas, Jack Nicholson, Robin Williams, etc. The genre near to his heart is a black comedy and almost all of his directorial undertakings belong to this genre. DeVito is also a producer and has produced remarkable projects like ‘Pulp Fiction,’ ‘Erin Brockovich,’ ‘Reno 911!’ etc.

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Wiki/Biodata

Birth NameDaniel Michael DeVito, Jr.
Nick NameDanny DeVito
Age(as in 2020) 76 years
ReligionRoman Catholic
Sun Sign/Zodiac SignScorpio
Birth PlaceNeptune Township, New Jersey, United States
Date of Birth17 November 1944
NationalityAmerican
ResidenceBeverly Hills, California
Home TownNeptune Township, New Jersey
HobbiesActing and reading books

Family

Mother's NameJulia DeVito
Father's NameDaniel DeVito, Sr. (Small Business Owner)
BrotherNone
SisterAngela Lucia (Older Sister)
Theresa Scialla (Older Sister)
Others• Michael DeVito (Paternal Grandfather)
• Mary DeVito (Paternal Grandmother)
• Ludovico Moccello (Maternal Grandfather)
• Angelina Moccello (Maternal Grandmother)

Girlfriends/Affairs

Affairs/GirlfriendsRhea Perlman (1971-Present)

Marital Status, Wife and Children

Wife/SpouseRhea Perlman
Danny DeVito With His Wife

Danny DeVito With His Wife

Marriage Date28 January 1982
ChildrenDaughters- Lucy DeVito
Grace Fan DeVito
Son- Jake DeVito
Danny DeVito With His Wife, Son And Daughters

Danny DeVito With His Wife, Son And Daughters

Education

SchoolOratory Preparatory School, New Jersey
College/UniversityAmerican Academy of Dramatic Arts
Educational QualificationGraduate
ProfessionActor, comedian, director, producer
Brands Endorsed• Nespresso coffee machines (Alongside George Clooney)
• Lipton’s Brisk iced tea
• DIRECTV
• He has lent his voice in the ad for Nest Thermostat devices
Career ManagerStan Rosenfield & Associates, Inc

Height, Weight, and Figure Measurements

Height (Approx.)in centimeters- 147cm
in meters- 1.47 m
in feet inches- 4’10”
Danny DeVito Height

Danny DeVito Height

Weight (Approx.)in kilograms- 70 kg
in pounds- 154 lbs

Figure Measurements

Chest Size40 Inches
Hips Size31 Inches
Waist Size30 Inches

Extra Ordinary Features

Race / EthnicityWhite
Hair ColorWhite
Eye ColorDark Brown
S*xual OrientationStraight
Dress SizeNot Known
Shoe SizeAmerican size- 9
European size- 42
British size- 8.5

Favourite Things

Favourite Treasured PossessionHis wife
Favourite Super PowerGet people do things the way he wanted
Favourite Fancy Dress CostumeAn apple
Favourite Guiltiest Pleasure
Popcorn
His Greatest AchievementStaying alive
ControversiesNone

Danny DeVito was born Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey. DeVito was raised by his mother, Julia, and his father was a small business owner whose various experiments included a dry cleaner, luncheonette, dairy outlet, and pool hall.

DeVito joined Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grammar School and Oratory Prep High School in Summit, New Jersey, where he initially tried his hand at acting, acting in school productions of St. Francis of Assisi and the Billion Dollar Saint.

DeVito is 4 feet, 10 inches tall. His small status is due to his having Fairbank’s disease, also called multiple epiphyseal dysplasias (MED), which is a genetic bone rise disorder.

A miniature 4 feet, 10 inches tall, DeVito revealed he yearned to be taller as a youth. He said, “I was bedeviled; I could not slow-dance with the girls I wished to because my face would be in a scene where I might be thought of as moving too fast.” His height also made him a target for neighborhood bullies. “I took a lot of lumps,” DeVito remembers. “But I had a lot of friends who helped me and looked out for me.”

Although he acted in high school, when DeVito graduated in 1962 he did not consider acting a possible career path. DeVito revealed, “I wasn’t sure what I wished to do when I got out of high school. College did not seem a likely or beneficial option, and I didn’t want to go too far away.” DeVito was sprawling around the house one day when his older sister asked him to work as a hairdresser at the salon she owned. He remembers seeing, “Well, I’m not doing anything else, and I could meet a lot of girls there.”

After 18 months and no romances at his sister’s salon, DeVito decided to switch to the more lucrative cosmetics profession. He applied to take makeup classes at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York. Applicants must perform a monologue to get into any of the school’s programs, and after his monologue received positive feedback, DeVito decided to take acting classes as well. He quickly realized that acting was his true calling.

DeVito graduated from the American Academy in 1966 and worked briefly at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, where he met and befriended with fellow actor Michael Douglas. While in Connecticut, DeVito read Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood; after seeing an advertisement for Hollywood auditions for a movie version of the book, DeVito moved to Los Angeles.

DeVito did not land a part in the film In Cold Blood, or in anything else at the start of his career. Instead, he was worked as a car parker and hung around the Sunset Strip with all the flower children. He had long hair and he wore a raincoat and sneakers, and he fit right in. But he wished to act.” DeVito soon moved back to New York, where he initiated parts in several off-Broadway plays.

Danny DeVito Net Worth

Danny DeVito has a net worth of $80 million.

Estimated Net Worth in 2019 (Approx)$80 Million
Previous Year's Net Worth 2018 (Approx)Under Review
Annual SalaryUnder Review
Income SourceActor, comedian, director, producer

For many years Danny and Rhea resided in a 14,579 square foot house in Beverly Hills, California. They shopped the property in 1994 and sold it in April 2015 for $24 million after registering it a few years earlier off-market for more than $30 million.

They continue to co-own a home in Malibu’s Point Dume neighborhood.

Danny DeVito Movies And TV Shows

  • After his graduation, DeVito initiated working at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’ in Waterford, Connecticut.
  • After noticing an advertisement, he auditioned for a character in the film version of ‘In Cold Blood.’ DeVito did not get the part in the movie and issued working as a car parker to earn his living.
  • He soon migrated back to New York, where he got parts to play in several off-Broadway plays.
  • In 1971, DeVito settled the character of Martini in the stage production of One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.’ Four years later, Michael Douglas formed its film version and demanded him to reprise his stage role.
  • DeVito auditioned for a new ‘NBC’ series titledTaxi’ in 1978 and settled the part of the endearingly oppressive cab dispatcher, Louie De Palma. The show flew for five years and he won an ‘Emmy Award for ‘Best Supporting Actor.
  • After ‘Taxi’ was taken off the air, DeVito’s Hollywood career initiated with ‘Terms of Endearment’ in 1983. The movie, which starred actors like Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, and Jack Nicholson, won five Academy’ awards.
  • Now that his Hollywood career had started, DeVito rapidly earned popularity among filmmakers. He became part of another successful project titled Romancing the Stone’ in 1984. The film was an action-adventure romantic comedy, starring his friend Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner.
  • The following year, a sequel to Romancing the Stone’ titled The Jewel of the Nile released where all the actors reprised their respective roles. The movie turned out to be a commercial hit but failed to impress the critics.
  • In 1987, DeVito came up with his first directorial venture Throw Momma from the Train,’ a dark comedy in which he also played a role. Inspired by Hitchcock’s ‘Strangers on a Train,’ the movie also starred actors like Billy Crystal and Rob Reiner.
  • DeVito once again joined hands with Michael Douglas for his next directorial venture The War of the Roses’ in 1989, which was another black comedy. The movie was based on Warren Adler’s novel of the same name.
  • In an attempt to avoid being stereotyped as a comedy actor, he starred in movies like ‘The Rainmaker’ (1997), Hoffa’ (1992) – a biographical film which he also directed,Heist’ (2001), etc.
  • During 2002-2003, DeVito directed two movies, ‘Death to Smoochy’ (2002), starring Robin Williams and Edward Norton, and ‘Duplex’ (2003), starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore. Both the movies were black comedies, a genre close to DeVito’s heart.
  • As DeVito was always interested in documentaries, he got into a partnership with Morgan Freeman’s company ‘ClickStar’ in 2006, which gave him an opportunity to host a documentary channel called ‘Jersey Docs.’
  • In 2012, he debuted at the ‘West End in a play titled ‘The Sunshine Boys’ by Neil Simon. He acted in the play along with Richard Griffiths. The play previewed at the ‘Savoy Theatre’ for a 12-week season. From 2012 to 2019, DeVito played many characters with different shades in several movies like ‘Hotel Noir’ (2012), ‘All the Wilderness’ (2014), ‘Weiner-Dog’ (2016), and Dumbo’ (2019).
  • He returned to direction with the 2016 short comedy film ‘Curmudgeons’ in which he starred alongside David Margulies.
  • As a voice actor, DeVito has voiced several characters in movies, such as ‘Look Who’s Talking Now’ (1993), Space Jam’ (1996), Hercules’ (1997), The Lorax’ (2012), Animal Crackers’ (2017), and Smallfoot’ (2018).
  • In 2019, he was cast to important roles in movies like Jumanji: The Next Level’ and Harry Haft.’ He was also elected to voice a character named Bob in a fantasy film titled The One and Only Ivan.

Movies List

1970
Dreams of Glass
1971Lady Liberty
1972
Hot Dogs for Gauguin
1973
Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30
Scalawag
1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
Deadly Hero
1976
Car Wash
The Money
1977The Van
The World's Greatest Lover
1978
Goin' South
1979
Swap Meet
1981
Going Ape!
1983
Terms of Endearment
1984Romancing the Stone
Johnny Dangerously
1985The Jewel of the Nile
Head Office
1986Wise Guys
Ruthless People
My Little Pony: The Movie
1987
Tin Men
Throw Momma from the Train
1988Twins
1989
The War of the Roses
1991
Other People's Money
1992
Batman Returns
Hoffa
1993Jack the Bear
Last Action Hero
Look Who's Talking Now
1994
Renaissance Man
Junior
1995
Get Shorty
1996Matilda
Space Jam
Mars Attacks!
1997The Rainmaker
Hercules
L.A. Confidential
Men in Black
1998
Living Out Loud
1999The Big Kahuna
Man on the Moon
The Virgin Suicides
2000Drowning Mona
Screwed
2001
Heist
What's the Worst That Could Happen?
2002
Death to Smoochy
Austin Powers in Goldmember
2003Anything Else
Duplex
Big Fish
2004
Christmas in Love
2005Be Cool
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School
2006Relative Strangers
Even Money
10 Items or Less
The Oh in Ohio
Deck the Halls
2007The Good Night
Reno 911!: Miami
Nobel Son
2008Just Add Water
2009House Broken
Solitary Man
2010When in Rome
I'm Still Here
2011Girl Walks into a Bar
Revenge of the Electric Car
2012
The Lorax
Hotel Noir
2014
All the Wilderness
2016Curmudgeons
Wiener-Dog
The Comedian
2017
Animal Crackers
2018Smallfoot
2019Dumbo
Jumanji: The Next Level
2020
The One and Only Ivan
Yet To Be ReleasedHarry Haft

TV Shows & Serials List

1977
Delvecchio
Starsky and Hutch
Police Woman
1978–1983
Taxi
1979Angie
1980The Associates
1982–1999
Saturday Night Live
1984The Ratings Game
CBS Schoolbreak Special
1985
Amazing Stories
1988
Sesame Street
1990The Earth Day Special
1991–1992; 2013
The Simpsons
1994
The Larry Sanders Show
1997
Pearl
2002
Ed
2003
Karen Sisco
2004Friends
Father of the Pride
2006–present
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2015
Deadbeat
2018The Kominsky Method

Facts

  1. Before becoming a successful actor, he has held a number of confused jobs such as a cosmetician at his sister’s beauty salon and cleaning of ashtrays at a hotel.
  2. He was under consideration to play the role of Super Mario in the adventure comedy film, Super Mario Bros, which was influenced by the popular video game. The role finally went to Bob Hoskins.
  3. In 2010, he was listed into the New Jersey Hall of Fame for his enormous contributions and works to the show business and entertainment industry.
  4. In his early competing days, he shared a flat in Manhattan, New York City with actor Michael Douglas. His share in the rent of the flat was $75 per month.
  5. The producers of Kindergarten Cop considered Danny for the lead role of Detective John Kimble. However, they decided against casting him due to his short stature and instead went for his close friend, Arnold Schwarzenegger.
  6. He collaborated with Michael Shamberg to establish a production house, Jersey Films, which has produced cult hits such as Pulp Fiction (1994) and Garden State (2004).
  7. His father got him enrolled at a boarding school at the age of 14 after he had convinced his father that was the only way to keep him out of trouble.
  8. The cause of his famous short stature is multiple epiphyseal dysplasias, which is also known as Fairbank’s disease. This rare genetic problem has an adverse effect on the development of bones.
  9. He was the co-owner of a Miami-based restaurant named DeVito South Beach. However, it shut down in 2011.
  10. He has been elected in the steering committee of the Friends of the Apollo, which works to support a theater of the same name in Oberlin, Apollo.
  11. He was honored with his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6906 Hollywood Blvd in Hollywood in August 2011.
  12. He is an environment lover and uses a Nissan Leaf 100% electric car. He is also a supporter of the Solar Neighbors Program, which is a foundation that encourages the usage of solar power.
  13. He is an active proponent of the International Myeloma Foundation, which is the largest and oldest charity that supports this unique form of cancer.
  14. At the 73rd Annual Academy Awards, he took a bag of carrots along to munch during the award ceremony.

FAQ

Does Danny Devito Have Dwarfism?
He Directed, Produced And Appeared In Graphic, Short, Horror Films For His Internet Venture The Blood Factory. Devito’s Short Stature Is The Result Of Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia (Fairbank’s Disease), A Rare Genetic Disorder That Affects Bone Growth In Those Afflicted.
Why Is Danny Devito So Short?
Devito Is 4 Feet, 10 Inches Tall. His Small Stature Is Due To His Having Fairbank’s Disease, Also Called Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia (Med), Which Is A Genetic Bone Growth Disorder.
Is Danny Devito Still Married?
Perlman And Devito Have Acted Alongside Each Other Several Times, Including In The Television Show Taxi And The Feature Film Matilda (Where They Played Matilda’s Parents). They Separated In October 2012, After 30 Years Of Marriage And Over 40 Years Together, Then Reconciled In March 2013.
Is Danny Devito Italian?
Daniel Michael “Danny” Devito, Jr. Is An American Comedian, Actor, Director, And Producer. Devito Is Of Italian Descent. He Was Born In Neptune Township, New Jersey, And Grew Up In Asbury Park, New Jersey.

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