Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)
Biography template: Danny DeVito Biography (Created by Visual Paradigm Online's Biography maker)

Danny DeVito Biography

Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.

Born: November 17, 1944 [Neptune Township, New Jersey, U.S.]

Occupation: Actor | Comedian | Filmmaker

Years active: 1969–present

Height: 4 ft 10 in (147 cm)

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Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, comedian, and filmmaker. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi (1978–1983), which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award. He plays Frank Reynolds on the FX and FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006–present).

He is known for his film roles in various films. He is also known for his voice roles in such films as Hercules (1997), The Lorax (2012) and Smallfoot (2018).

Honor & Award

In 2017, he earned a Tony Award nomination for Best Featured Actor in a Play for his performance in the Broadway revival of Arthur Miller's The Price. DeVito and Michael Shamberg founded Jersey Films. Soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner. The production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers.

DeVito also owned Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. DeVito was also one of the producers nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Erin Brockovich (2000).

Film work

DeVito played Martini in the 1975 film One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, reprising his role from the 1971 off-Broadway play of the same title.

After his time on the Taxi series ended, DeVito devoted more effort to a growing successful film career.

Although generally a comic actor, DeVito expanded into dramatic roles with The Rainmaker (1997); Hoffa (1992), which he directed and in which he co-starred with Jack Nicholson; Jack the Bear (1993); neo-noir film L.A. Confidential (1997); The Big Kahuna (1999); and Heist (2001), as a gangster nemesis of Joe Moore (Gene Hackman).

DeVito has an interest in documentaries. In 2006 he began a partnership with Morgan Freeman's company ClickStar, for whom he hosts the documentary channel Jersey Docs. He was also interviewed in the documentary Revenge of the Electric Car, discussing his interest in and ownership of electric vehicles.

Theatre

In April 2012, DeVito made his West End acting debut in a revival of the Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark, alongside Richard Griffiths.DeVito made his Broadway debut in a Roundabout Theatre Company revival of the Arthur Miller play The Price as Gregory Solomon, for which he was nominated for a Tony Award.

Producing

DeVito has become a major film and television producer. DeVito founded Jersey Films in 1991 and started producing films like Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich (for which he received an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture), etc.

Directing

DeVito made his directorial debut in 1984 with The Ratings Game. He then directed and starred in different films. DeVito has directed eight short films between 1973 and 2016, five of which were released across 2010 and 2011.

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