Danny DeVito Bio, Age, Family, Wife, Children, Films, Net Worth

Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito Biography

Danny DeVito is an American actress, comedian, producer, and filmmaker. In the television series Taxi (1978–1983), which earned him the Golden Globe Award and the Emmy Award, he gained notoriety for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma. On the FX and FXX sitcoms It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006–present), he plays Frank Reynolds.

When he was 14 years old, he convinced his father to send him to boarding school to “keep him out of trouble” and graduated from the Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey, in 1962. He was educated at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated in 1966. In his early days at the theatre, he performed with the Colonnades Theater Lab at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut.

Danny DeVito Age

How old is Danny DeVito? DeVito is 77 years old as of 2021. He was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, as Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. In addition, he celebrates his birthday on the 17th of November every year.

Danny DeVito Parents

DeVito is the son of Daniel DeVito Sr., a small business owner, and Julia DeVito. He grew up in a family of five, with his parents and two older sisters. He is of Italian descent; his family is originally from San Fele, Basilicata, as well as Calabria. He was raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey. DeVito was raised as a Catholic.

Danny DeVito Wife

He is married Rhea Perlman. They first met on January 17, 1971, when Rhea went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which featured DeVito. The duo then moved in together two weeks later and married on January 28 in the year 1982. 

They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito who was born on March 11, 1983), Grace Fan DeVito, born on March 1985, and Jacob Daniel DeVito who was born on October 1987.

Danny DeVito Divorce

They were divorced in October 2012, after 30 years of marriage and more than 40 years of marriage, and then reconciled in March 2013. They split for the second time in March 2017 but stayed on good terms, and Perlman claimed that they had no intention of filing for divorce. In 2019, Perlman told interviewer Andy Cohen that she and DeVito had become better friends after their breakup than they had been in their final years as a couple.

Danny DeVito’s Height

Devito stands at a height of 4 feet and 11 inches. DeVito’s short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasias (Fairbank’s disease), a genetic disorder that affects the growth of bones.

Danny DeVito Filmography

  • One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)
  • Taxi (1978–1983)
  • Terms of Endearment (1983)
  • Romancing the Stone (1984)
  • The Jewel of the Nile (1985)
  • Tin Men (1987)
  • Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
  • Twins (1988)
  • The War of the Roses (1989)
  • Batman Returns (1992)
  • Hoffa (1992)
  • Jack the Bear (1993)
  • Reality Bites (1994)
  • Junior (1994)
  • Renaissance Man (1994)
  • Get Shorty (1995)
  • Sunset Park (1996)
  • Matilda (1996)
  • Space Jam (1996)
  • Mars Attacks! (1996)
  • The Rainmaker (1997)
  • L.A. Confidential (1997)
  • Hercules (1997)
  • Gattaca (1997)
  • Out of Sight (1998)
  • Living Out Loud (1998)
  • Man on the Moon (1999)
  • The Virgin Suicides (1999)
  • Drowning Mona (2000)
  • Erin Brockovich (2000)
  • How High (2001)
  • Death to Smoochy (2002)
  • Anything Else (2003)
  • Big Fish (2003)
  • Be Cool (2005)
  • Deck the Halls (2006)
  • It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006–present)
  • Solitary Man (2009)
  • The Lorax (2012)
  • Wiener-Dog (2016)
  • Dumbo (2019)
  • Jumanji: The Next Level (2019)

Danny DeVito Net Worth

DeVito has an estimated net worth of $80 million. His income is mainly attributed to his successful career as an actor.