|Popular Name:||Danny DeVito|
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
|Birth Date:||November 17, 1944|
Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States
Rhea Perlman (m. 1982; sep. 2017)
|Profession:||Actor, Director, Producer|
|Years active:||1988 Till Date|
|Net Worth:||$90 Million|
Danny DeVito is a popular American actor, comedian, screenwriter, director, and producer. He gained prominence for his role of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the hit television series ‘Taxi’ (1978–1983), which won him an Emmy Award and also a Golden Globe Award. He appears as Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX series ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ (2006–present). A lifetime in the film industry as an actor and filmmaker has brought Danny a decent amount of wealth as well as fame. He has been very active and also consistent since he made a debut into the cinema world, an all the projects he has worked in have combined to account for his present net worth. So here’s Danny DeVito’s biography and career highlights as a popular and talented actor and comedian who also happens to be a film director and film producer. You’ll also get to find out how much he has made from his several professions and how he has been able to make all that he is worth today. Read on for more!
Danny DeVito’s Early Life
Danny DeVito was born Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. in Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States on November 17, 1944, Daniel DeVito and his wife. While his mother worked as a homemaker, his father owned a small business and ran numerous ventures including a luncheonette and dry cleaners. He had two elder sisters named Angela Lucia and Theresa Scialla.
Danny told his parents that he would like to attend a boarding school so he was enrolled into Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey. He later attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he graduated from in 1966.
Danny DeVito’s Career
In 1971, DeVito acted as Martini in the movie ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. He reprised this same role in its theatre adaptation as well.
His claim to fame was his role as Louie De Palma in the film ‘Taxi’. After its conclusion, he made the transition into the film industry where he appeared in movies like ‘Ruthless People,‘ ‘Romancing the Stone’, ‘Terms of Endearment’, and ‘The Jewel of the Nile’. He directed the movies, ‘Hoffa’, ‘Duplex’, ‘Matilda’, ‘The Rating Game’, ‘Death to Smoochy’, ‘The War of the Roses’ and ‘Throw Momma from the Train’. He co-starred in the former with Douglas and Turner, and also appeared in ‘Tin Men’, ‘Batman Returns’, ‘Other People’s Money’, and the 1996 adaptation of ‘Matilda’. His dramatic roles include the movies, ‘Heist’, ‘The Big Kahuna’, ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘Hoffa’, ‘Jack the Bear’, and ‘The Rainmaker’.
In 2006, he began hosting the documentary ‘Jersey Docs’ for Click Star, a Morgan Freeman company. In 2012, he appeared in a play for the first time on the West End in ‘The Sunshine Boys’. He made his Broadway debut in 2017 in an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s ‘The Price’.
DeVito has also ventured successfully in the production part of the industry. He has produced hits like ‘Gattaca’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, ‘Get Shorty’, ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Erin Brockovich’, and ‘Garden State’. He has also produced two Comedy Central series, ‘Reno 911!’ and ‘Reno 911!: Miami’.
He has also worked as a voice actor in several films throughout the course of his career. He has had a role on projects such as ‘The Lorax’, ‘Space Jam’, ‘The Simpsons’, ‘The Earth Day Special’, and ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’. He has made guest appearances in a couple of television series including ‘It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia’ and ‘F.R.I.E.N.D.S’.
Danny DeVito’s Movies
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
- Pulp Fiction (1994)
- L.A. Confidential (1997)
- Big Fish (2003)
- Terms of Endearment (1983)
- Ruthless People (1986)
- Gattaca (1997)
Awards & Achievements
Danny won the Golden Globe Award for his role in ‘Taxi’ in 1980. The following year, he won a Primetime Emmy Award for his role in the same movie.
In 2017, he picked up a Drama Desk Award and an Outer Critics Circle Award for his role in ‘The Price’.
Personal Life & Family
Danny DeVito met Rhea Perlman during the show of one of his plays, ‘The Shrinking Bride.’ They started dating shortly after, and got married in 1982. They have three children together, namely Lucy, Grace, and Jacob. After thirty years of marriage, the couple parted ways in October 2012, but soon reconciled by mid-2013. However, they split again in March 2019. They have chosen to maintain a close relationship as friends and don’t intend to file for a divorce.
This comedian is also a vegetarian and lover of animals.
Danny DeVito Net Worth
Danny DeVito’s wealth today is the outcome of his remarkable career in the entertainment industry. He has enjoyed immeasurable success as an actor, comedian, producer, and director who has worked in many projects in the entertainment business. While there’s hardly anything known about his salary and what he earns per job, we know that his status as an experienced and versatile actor qualifies him to cart away with huge paychecks each time he’s called up for a job as a producer or for a role as an actor.
Danny DeVito net worth of $90 million has come from his earnings as an active part of the entertainment industry for many decades. He is a wealthy man by all standards and his profession as an entertainer makes it possible for him to continue to add to his wealth even after he retires from acting. He co-owns a home in Malibu worth about $30 million with his former wife Rhea.