Danny DeVito attending the "Beverly Hills Film Festival" 9 April 2008
|Born||Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) 2008 ( MMVIII) is the current year in accordance with the Gregorian calendar, a Leap year that started on Tuesday of the Common |
November 17, 1944
Neptune, New Jersey, U.S.
|Spouse(s)||Rhea Perlman (January 28, 1982 - present) 3 children|
Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Neptune New Jersey can refer to Neptune Township New Jersey Neptune City New Jersey The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Rhea Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American four-time Emmy Award -winning actress, known for her role as Carla Tortelli (born November 17, 1944) is an Academy Award-nominated, Emmy Award-winning American actor, director, and producer, who first gained prominence for his portrayal of "Louie De Palma" on the popular ABC and NBC TV series Taxi (1978–1983). Events 284 - Diocletian is proclaimed emperor by his soldiers Year 1944 ( MCMXLIV) was a Leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. "The Oscar" redirects here for the film see The Oscar (film. The United States of America —commonly referred to as the An actor, actress, player or thespian (see terminology) is a person who Acts in a Dramatic production and who works A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. A film producer is a person who creates the conditions for making movies. The American Broadcasting Company ( ABC) is an American Television network. The National Broadcasting Company ( NBC) is an American Television network headquartered in the GE Building in New York City's Television ( TV) is a widely used Telecommunication medium for sending ( Broadcasting) and receiving moving Images, either monochromatic A television program (US television programme (UK or television show (U Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. The year 1978 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1978. The year 1983 in television involved some significant eventsBelow is a list of Television -related events in 1983. In 2006 he began co-starring as Frank Reynolds on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney and developed by McElhenney and Glenn Howerton
DeVito, an Italian American, was born in Neptune, New Jersey, the son of Julia, a homemaker, and Daniel Michael DeVito, Sr. An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship Neptune New Jersey can refer to Neptune Township New Jersey Neptune City New Jersey New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. , who owned several small businesses, including a dry cleaning store, a dairy outlet, a luncheonette, and a pool hall.  He was raised Catholic and grew up in Asbury Park. Catholic is an Adjective derived from the Greek adjective '' / 'katholikos' meaning "whole" or "complete".  He boarded at Oratory Preparatory School, in Summit, New Jersey, graduating in 1961. Oratory Preparatory School, commonly known as Oratory Prep, is a Roman Catholic college preparatory Day school for boys located in Summit is a city in northwestern Union County, New Jersey, United States. He married actress Rhea Perlman on January 28, 1982. Rhea Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American four-time Emmy Award -winning actress, known for her role as Carla Tortelli Events 1077 - Walk to Canossa: The Excommunication of Henry IV Holy Roman Emperor is lifted Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar)
DeVito played "Martini" in the movie One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (reprising his role from the 1971 off-Broadway play). Filmography See also Danny DeVito DeVito has been appearing in films from 1973 through 2007 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a 1975 Comedy-drama film directed by Miloš Forman. One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest is a play that premiered in 1963, one year after Ken Kesey 's bestselling novel of the same name was published After Taxi, DeVito continued what became a successful movie career, beginning with a role in 1983's Terms of Endearment (in an almost walk-on role) and the comic rogue in the romantic adventure Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner. Taxi is an American sitcom that originally aired from 1978 to 1982 on ABC, and from 1982 to 1983 on NBC. Romancing the Stone is an 1984 American action - Adventure film, and has many elements that might categorize it as a romantic Michael Kirk Douglas (born September 25, 1944) is an American Actor and producer, primarily in Movies and Television Mary Kathleen Turner (born June 19, 1954) is a Tony Award - and Academy Award -nominated American actress. All three reprised their roles in the 1985 sequel, The Jewel of the Nile. The Jewel of the Nile is a Sequel to the 1984 romantic adventure Romancing the Stone featuring Michael Douglas, Kathleen In 1986, he was in Ruthless People with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold. The 1986 movie Ruthless People is a Black comedy starring Danny DeVito, Bette Midler, Judge Reinhold and Helen Slater Bette Midler (born December 1, 1945) is anAmerican Singer, Actress and Comedian, also known (as her informal stage name as Judge Reinhold (born May 21 1957) is an American Actor, perhaps best known for co-starring in movies such as Beverly Hills Cop In 1987, DeVito made his feature directing debut on dark comedy Throw Momma from the Train, in which he additionally starred, opposite Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey. Black comedy, also known as black humor or dark comedy, is a sub-genre of Comedy and Satire where topics and events that are usually regarded Throw Momma from the Train is a comedy film released in 1987. William Edward "Billy" Crystal (born March 14, 1948) is an American Golden Globe Award -nominated and Emmy Award -winning Anne Ramsey ( September 1, 1929 - August 11, 1988) was an American actress who is probably most famous for her roles as Two years later DeVito reunited with Douglas and Turner to direct and star with them in The War of the Roses. The War of the Roses is a 1989 American Motion picture based upon the 1981 novel ''The War of the Roses'' by Warren Adler
Other notable work during this time includes Other People's Money with legend Gregory Peck, director Barry Levinson's Tin Men as a competitive salesman to Richard Dreyfuss, two co-starring vehicles with Arnold Schwarzenegger, the comedies Twins and Junior, and the villain The Penguin in director Tim Burton's Batman Returns (1992). This article is on the film for the 1914 book see Other People's Money and How the Bankers Use It. Gregory Peck (April 5 1916 &ndash June 12 2003 was an Academy Award -winning and four-time Golden Globe Award-winning American Film Barry Levinson (born April 6, 1942) is an Academy Award -winning American Screenwriter, Film director, Actor Tin Men is a 1987 Comedy film directed by Barry Levinson and produced by Mark Johnson. Richard Stephen Dreyfuss (born October 29 1947 is an Academy Award -winning American Actor, known for a number of film television and theater roles such Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger ( German ˌaɐnɔlt aloʏs ˈʃvaɐtsənɛɡɐ born July 30 1947 is an Austrian American Bodybuilder, Actor Twins is a 1988 Comedy film produced and directed by Ivan Reitman about unlikely twins (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger and Danny DeVito Junior, released in 1994, is a Comedy film, starring Emma Thompson and Twins ' Arnold Schwarzenegger & Danny DeVito The Penguin ( Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot) a DC Comics Supervillain, was introduced by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger Batman Returns is a 1992 Superhero film directed by Tim Burton. It is said that Jack Nicholson convinced DeVito to play The Penguin since Nicholson enjoyed great success as The Joker in the original Batman from 1989. John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals The Penguin ( Oswald Chesterfield Cobblepot) a DC Comics Supervillain, was introduced by artist Bob Kane and writer Bill Finger The Joker is a fictional character appearing in Comic books published by DC Comics. Rather than portraying The Penguin as a suave and sophisticated gangster as he was in the comics, DeVito portrayed the Penguin as a deformed psychopath. For this role, DeVito was nominated for Worst Supporting Actor at the Razzies.
Although generally a comic actor, DeVito expanded into drama with such movies as Renaissance Man (1994) as Army Professor Bill Rago; The Rainmaker, (1997) as Deck Shifflet, a former insurance assessor; Hoffa (1992), which he directed and in which he co-starred with Jack Nicholson; L.A. Confidential as a sleazy reporter (1997); The Big Kahuna as compassionate salesman Phil Cooper (1999); and Heist (2001), as a gangster nemesis to Gene Hackman. Renaissance Man, is a 1994 comedy - drama Film directed by Penny Marshall, and starring Danny DeVito, For the novel this film is based on see The Rainmaker (John Grisham. Hoffa is a 1992 Biographical film based on the Life and mysterious Death of Teamsters Union leader John Joseph "Jack" Nicholson (born April 22 1937) is an American Actor, internationally renowned for his often dark-themed portrayals LA Confidential is a 1997 Feature film based on the 1990 Crime fiction novel of the same title by James Ellroy The year 1997 in film involved some significant events Events Summer - Production begins on Star Wars Episode I The Phantom Menace The Big Kahuna is a 2000 movie adapted from a play entitled Hospitality Suite, written by Roger Rueff, who also wrote The year 1999 in film involved some significant events and was arguably the most successful year for films released in the 1990s Heist is a 2001 Crime thriller written and directed by David Mamet. The year 2001 in film involved some significant events (For more about non-English films check sources in those languages For other uses see Gangsta. A gangster is a criminal who is or at some point almost invariably becomes a member of a persistent violent Eugene Allen "Gene" Hackman (born January 30, 1930) is a two-time Academy Award -winning American actor and author In 1999, Danny Devito hosted the last Saturday Night Live episode before the year 2000. Saturday Night Live ( SNL) is a weekly late-night 90-minute American Sketch comedy / Variety show based in New York City
DeVito grew up with a great passion for documentaries. And so in 2006, he began a partnership with Morgan Freeman's company ClickStar, where he hosts a documentary channel called Jersey Docs. ClickStar ( cstarcom was a broadband movie distribution company founded by Actor Morgan Freeman and Film producer Lori McCreary of
In addition to acting, DeVito has become a major film and television producer. Through his production company, Jersey Films, he has produced many movies, including Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture), Gattaca, and Garden State. A 1995 film Get Shorty, based on the novel of the same name, was directed by Barry Sonnenfeld and starred John Travolta as Chili Erin Brockovich is a 2000 Drama film which dramatizes the story of Erin Brockovich 's first fight against the American West Coast Gattaca is a 1997 science fiction Drama film written and directed by Andrew Niccol, starring Ethan Hawke, Uma Garden State is a 2004 film written directed by and starring Zach Braff, with Natalie Portman, Peter Sarsgaard and co-starring DeVito has also produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. Reno 911! is an American Comedy television series on Comedy Central that debuted in 2003.
In 1999, DeVito produced and co-starred in Man On The Moon, a movie about the unusual life of his former Taxi co-star, Andy Kaufman. Andrew Geoffrey Kaufman (January 17 1949 &ndash May 16 1984 was an American Entertainer, Actor and Performance artist While often referred DeVito has directed six motion pictures, Throw Momma From the Train (1987), The War of the Roses (1989), Hoffa (1992), Matilda (1996), Death to Smoochy (2002), and Duplex (2003). A film director, or filmmaker, is a person who directs the making of a Film. Throw Momma from the Train is a comedy film released in 1987. The War of the Roses is a 1989 American Motion picture based upon the 1981 novel ''The War of the Roses'' by Warren Adler Hoffa is a 1992 Biographical film based on the Life and mysterious Death of Teamsters Union leader Matilda is a 1996 Film directed by Danny DeVito. It is based on Roald Dahl 's children's novel. Death to Smoochy is a 2002 Dark comedy film starring Robin Williams, Edward Norton, and Catherine Keener. Duplex is a 2003 dark Comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore.
His films tend to have a bizarre, neo-surrealistic sensibility and gallows humor, though this was absent in the straightforward Hoffa biopic. Hoffa is a 1992 Biographical film based on the Life and mysterious Death of Teamsters Union leader This approach served him well at times, especially in The War of the Roses which was a commercial and critical success, as well as Matilda where it matched the style of Roald Dahl's witty story; however his last two films have not been anywhere as successful. The War of the Roses is a 1989 American Motion picture based upon the 1981 novel ''The War of the Roses'' by Warren Adler Matilda is a 1996 Film directed by Danny DeVito. It is based on Roald Dahl 's children's novel. Roald Dahl ( 13 September 1916 – 23 November 1990) was a British Novelist Short story Writer 
In addition to his Taxi work, DeVito has voiced Herb Powell, Homer Simpson's half-brother, on two episodes of The Simpsons. The Simpson family is a family of Fictional characters featured in the animated television series The Simpsons. He earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series, an episode of Friends, following four Emmy nominations (including a 1981 win) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, for Taxi. The following is a list of episodes of the Emmy Award -winning United States Situation comedy Friends. Friends was an In 2006, DeVito joined the cast of the FX Networks television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds. FX (for Fox eXtended is the name of a number of related subscription TV channels owned by News Corporation 's Fox Entertainment Group. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney and developed by McElhenney and Glenn Howerton It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia is an American television sitcom created by Rob McElhenney and developed by McElhenney and Glenn Howerton
DeVito is married to actress Rhea Perlman, with whom he has three children: Lucy Chet DeVito (born March 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (born March 1985) and Jacob Daniel DeVito (born October 1987). Rhea Perlman (born March 31, 1948) is an American four-time Emmy Award -winning actress, known for her role as Carla Tortelli DeVito and his family live in Beverly Hills, California. He is an outspoken Democrat and vegetarian. The Democratic Party is one of two major Political parties in the United States, the other being the Republican Party. Vegetarianism is the practice of a diet that excludes Meat (including game and slaughter by-products Fish (including Shellfish and other sea He is a supporter of the OneVoice Movement, a non-profit organization that strives to empower moderate Israelis and Palestinians to take a more assertive role in resolving their conflict. OneVoice is a Non profit organization and citizen activism movement working in Israel and the Palestinian territories to achieve a two-state solution through For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Palestine is a name which has been widely used since Roman times to refer to the region between the Mediterranean Sea and the Jordan River.
Devito has part of his family living in New Canaan, Ct. DeVito co-owns a restaurant named DeVito South Beach, in Miami Beach, Florida.