November 17, 1944
76 years old
4 ft 10 in | 147 cm
70 kg | 154 lbs
9 US | 42.5 EU
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States, on November 17, 1944, is an American actor.
Young Danny DeVito first started his acting career with the Colonnades Theater Lab at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut, and in plays produced by Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
He landed his Off-Broadway debut in a play "The Man With the Flower in His Mouth" (1969) in role as Friend Pe.
He made his big screen debut in drama movie Dreams of Glass (1970) in role as Thug.
He got his television debut in buddy cop series Starsky & Hutch (1977) in episode "The Collector", in role as John 'John John the Apple' DeAppoliso.
Danny's breakthrough performance came as Louie De Palma in ABC sitcom Taxi (1978–1983).
He made his directorial debut with comedy film The Ratings Game (1984) he also starred in role as Vic De Salvo.
Harry Haft (2021) biographical drama, opposite Ben Foster and Billy Magnussen
The One and Only Ivan (2020) fantasy drama in voice role as Bob
Dumbo (2019) fantasy adventure in role as Max Medici, opposite Colin Farrell, Michael Keaton and Eva Green
Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) fantasy adventure comedy in role as Eddie, with Dwayne Johnson, Jack Black and Kevin Hart
He was nominated for two Golden Globe Awards for Best Actor for his roles in movies:
Ruthless People (1986) black comedy in role as Sam Stone
Throw Momma from the Train (1987) black comedy in role as Owen Lift
He played Oswald Cobblepot / Penguin in superhero movie Batman Returns (1992) directed by Tim Burton.
Terms of Endearment (1983) drama comedy opposite Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger and Jack Nicholson
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975) comedy drama opposite Jack Nicholson and directed by Miloš Forman
Romancing the Stone (1984) and sequel The Jewel of the Nile (1985) romantic comedy adventure with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner
Man on the Moon (1999) biographical comedy drama with Jim Carrey and Courtney Love
Get Shorty (1995) crime comedy opposite John Travolta, Gene Hackman and Rene Russo
The Rainmaker (1997) drama crime with Matt Damon, Claire Danes and Mickey Rourke
The War of the Roses (1989) dark comedy drama with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner
Heist (2001) crime thriller with Gene Hackman
Twins (1988) comedy with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Kelly Preston
Junior (1994) comedy with Arnold Schwarzenegger and Emma Thompson
The Comedian (2016) comedy drama opposite Robert De Niro, Leslie Mann and Harvey Keitel
He won a Golden Globe Award and Primetime Emmy Award for Best Supporting Actor for his role as Louie De Palma in ABC sitcom Taxi (1978–1983).
He hosted Saturday Night Live (1982–1999) in 6 episodes.
Karen Sisco (2003) ABC crime drama television series in role as Charlie Lucre
He was nominated for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for his role as Officer Roy Goodbody in NBC sitcom Friends (2004).
He was nominated for the Satellite Award for Best Actor for his role as Frank Reynolds in FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006- ).
The Kominsky Method (2018) Netflix comedy series in role as Dr. Wexler
Graduated from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, in 1962.
Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in 1966.
Has two older sisters.
Has Italian ancestry.
He was inducted into the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2010.
He made his West End debut in a play "The Sunshine Boys" (2012) in role as Willie Clark.
He got his Broadway debut in a play "The Price" (2017), in role as Gregory Solomon, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award for Best Featured Actor in a Play.
He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6906 Hollywood Blvd. in 2011.
Friends with Lucy Liu, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Michael Douglas.
He voiced Swackhammer in live-action/animated sports comedy film Space Jam (1996) and Philoctetes in animated musical fantasy comedy movie Hercules (1997).
He voiced The Lorax in animated musical fantasy comedy film The Lorax (2012) and Dorgle in animated musical comedy movie Smallfoot (2018).
Founded production company Jersey Films (1991), with Michael Shamberg.
He was one of the producers nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture for biographical movie Erin Brockovich (2000).
Featured in music videos for:
Billy Ocean "When the Going Gets Tough" (1986)
One Direction "Steal My Girl" (2014)
Huge fan of musician Mike Patton.
Lives in Los Angeles and Malibu California.
He married actress Rhea Perlman on January 28, 1982, they have three children.