Danny DeVito Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 09 Jun, 2021
Facts of Danny DeVito
Name Danny DeVito
Birth Name Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
Father Daniel Michael DeVito, Sr.
Mother Julia DeVito
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Asbury Park, New Jersey, USA
Profession Actor, Writer, Director, Producer
Net Worth $80 million
Eye Color Brown
Hair Color Grey
Face Color Fair
Weight in KG 88
Famous for Taxi
Married Yes
Married to Rhea Perlman (Sep 2017)
Children 3
Education Oratory Preparatory School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
Awards Emmy Award
Online Presence Twitter
Movies Jumanji: The Next Level, Wiener-Dog, Solitary Man
TV Show Taxi, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, The Kominsky Method
Siblings 2
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Danny DeVito is an American actor famous as Louie De Palma in Taxi and Frank Reynolds in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Besides an actor, he is also known for his contribution as a producer, director, and writer.

How Old Is Danny DeVito? What Is His Height?

Danny DeVito's full name is Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. He was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey. Currently, his age is 76 and he has a height of 4 feet 10-inch or 147 cm tall.

His parents are Daniel DeVito Sr. and Julia DeVito. He spent his childhood in Asbury, New Jersey with his older sisters, Theresa Scialla and Angela Lucia.

Talking about his education, DeVito graduated from Oratory Preparatory School and the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 

Professional Career

Immediately after his graduation, the 76-year-old began working at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center. Later, he saw an advertisement and went to audition for a role in the movie, In Cold Blood. 

Danny did not get the role in the film and worked as a car parker for his earning. He then moved to New York and got offers to play in several off-Broadway plays including The Sunshine Boys and The Price.

In 1970, he made his debut on the big screen with the film Dreams of Glass. Finally, he got his break from his performance in the television series Taxi (1978–1983). In the sitcom, he starred as Louie De Palma alongside Judd Hirsch, Jeff Conaway, and Marilu Henner. For his role, he even received Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.

CAPTION: DeVito aka Louie De Palma from the sitcom, Taxi SOURCE: Instagram @dannydevito0

Additionally, DeVito also contributed in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, Terms of Endearment, Throw Momma from the Train, Twins, The War of the Roses, Batman Returns, Get Shorty, and Matilda. 

His other notable acting credits are Mars Attacks!, Space Jam, Hercules, The Lorax, L.A. Confidential, Man on the Moon, Wiener-Dog, Dumbo, The Kominsky Method, The One and Only Ivan, and Jumanji: The Next Level.

Directing & Producing Credits

Taxi star has altogether 23 directing credits under his name. Some of his directed films and series are The Ratings Game, Death to Smoochy, Duplex, Minestrone, Evil Eye, Poison Tongue, Skin Deep, Nest of Vipers, and Curmudgeons.

Besides that, in 1991, Danny founded Jersey Films. His producing credits include Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich, Gattaca, Garden State, Man on the Moon, Quibi, Reno 911!: Miami, and Reno 911! 

How Much Is Danny DeVito Worth? His Earnings & Salary

As of Celebrity Net Worth, the multi-talented DeVito is worth $80 million. On the other hand, his net worth is $70 million according to The Richest. 

Previously, Danny earned a salary of $5 million from the film Matilda. Likewise, his total earning in 2013 was $46 million.

Who Is Danny DeVito Wife?

The multi-millionaire is married to actress Rhea Perlman. The couple first met during the showcase of the play, The Shrinking Bride. 

CAPTION: Danny's wife Rhea Perlman SOURCE: Instagram @perlmonster

Two weeks later, the duo moved in together, and finally, exchanged wedding rings on January 28, 1982. Danny shares three kids with his estranged wife. Their children are Lucy DeVito, Jake DeVito, and Grace Fan DeVito.

Properties: Where Does Danny DeVito Live Now?

As of 2021, Emmy award winner lives in Malibu, California. Back in 1994, he bought a 14,579 square foot mansion in Beverly Hills for $24 million.

The house was listed a few years earlier off-market for more than $30 million, later, the property was sold for $24 million in 2015. Talking about his other assets, he has a vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey. 

Besides that, Danny co-owns a restaurant, DeVito South Beach which is located in Miami, Flordia.