Danny DeVito Birthday & Fun Facts

Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & More

Anusuya Mukherjee
Dec 05, 2023 By Anusuya Mukherjee
Originally Published on May 09, 2022
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About Danny DeVito

Did you know that Danny DeVito is a Hollywood legend?
He has been in the entertainment industry for decades and has starred in some of the most iconic movies and TV shows of all time. Let us take a look at some interesting facts about Danny DeVito that you may not have known.
Danny DeVito was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, the son of Julia DeVito (née Moccello), a homemaker, and Daniel Michael DeVito Sr., who owned several small businesses, including a dry cleaning store and a pool hall. Danny has two older sisters, Grace and Mary. He grew up in Asbury Park and attended Oratory Prep high school in Summit, New Jersey. Danny then studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. Did you know that Danny DeVito is an accomplished director? In addition to his work as an actor, Danny has also directed a number of films and TV episodes. He made his directorial debut with the 1984 film 'The Ratings Game'. He has also starred in episodes of the TV shows 'Taxi', and 'The Wedding Ring'. Danny DeVito is best known for his work on the TV show 'Taxi', which ran from 1978 to 1983. Danny played the character Louie De Palma, a taxi dispatcher with a quick wit and sharp tongue. The show was a huge success, and Danny won an Emmy Award for his performance in 1981.
After 'Taxi' ended, Danny went on to star in a number of hit movies, including 'Batman Returns' (1992), 'Junior' (1994), 'Get Shorty' (1995), and 'Twins' (1988). He has also had roles in popular TV shows such as 'It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia' and '30 Rock'. Danny DeVito is a Hollywood legend. Danny DeVito has been in the entertainment industry for over 50 years. He has starred in some of the most iconic movies and TV shows of all time, including 'Taxi' (1978-1983), 'Batman Returns' (1992), 'Junior' (1994), 'Get Shorty' (1995), and 'Twins' (1988). Danny is also an accomplished director, with a number of films and TV episodes to his credit.

Danny DeVito Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Danny DeVito’s net worth?

Danny DeVito, the actor, director, screenwriter, producer, comedian, and more is one of the most known actors in the world today and the actor has received a lot of love throughout his acting career. It is believed that Danny DeVito has a net worth of over $80 million. That makes the actor, producer, and director one of the most well-paid actors of this generation.

How much does Danny DeVito earn per year?

The annual income of Danny DeVito is not known as it differs from movies and films. However, his net worth says that the actor earns a lot with each of his projects.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Danny DeVito?

Danny DeVito is 4 ft 10 in (147 cm) tall.

How old is Danny DeVito?

Danny DeVito was born on November 17, 1944. As of 2022, the actor is 77 years old.

Childhood And Education

Danny DeVito was born to Daniel DeVito Sr. and Julia DeVito. He was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey to a small business owner. He grew up with two older sisters. DeVito's family is originally from San Fele, Basilicata, and also from Calabria. Danny DeVito is of Italian descent. Although he was born in Neptune Township, the actor was actually raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
Danny was raised as a Catholic and studied in a boarding school. In 1962, he graduated from Oratory Preparatory School in Summit, New Jersey. He then worked as a beautician at his sister's salon. He was searching for a professional makeup instructor and this led him to join the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He graduated from there in 1966.
In his early theater times, he acted with the Colonnades Theater Lab at the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center located in Waterford, Connecticut. He also performed in various plays produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective along with his future wife.
Danny DeVito suffers from multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (Fairbank's disease). This is a rare genetic disease that restricts bone growth.

Family, Romance And Relationships

Who is Danny DeVito’s partner?

DeVito met Rhea Perlman on January 17, 1971. In a couple of weeks, they moved in together and on January 28, 1982, the couple married each other. The two have three children together, Lucy Chet DeVito (birthdate March 11, 1983), Grace Fan DeVito (birthdate March 1985), and Jacob Daniel DeVito (birthdate October 1987).
The couple worked together numerous times. They are seen together in 'Matilda' and the series 'Taxi'. 'Matilda' is a feature film. In October 2012, they separated but got together in March 2013. In March 2017, they separated again.
They earlier stayed in a huge house in Beverly Hills, California but sold it in April 2015. Their other houses include one near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and a multi-residence compound on Malibu's Broad Beach.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

He is a screenwriter, producer, director, comedian, and well-established actor. He used to perform in theatres and in 1975, he played Martini in 'One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest'. After his work in 'Taxi' finished, he worked in films like 'Terms Of Endearment', 'Romancing The Stone', 'The Jewel Of The Nile'. 'Ruthless People', 'Throw Momma From The Train', 'The War Of the Roses', 'Other People's Money', 'Tin Men', 'Junior', 'Twins', 'Batman Returns', and 'Matilda'. He has also been seen in dramatic roles in 'The Rainmaker', 'Hoffa', 'Jack The Bear', 'L.A. Confidential', 'The Big Kahuna' (1999), and 'Heist'. He was the producer and director of a few of the above-mentioned films.
He made his West End debut in April 2012. He is best known for his character Louie de Palma in 'Taxi'. He has produced projects like 'Gattaca', 'Get Shorty', 'Pulp Fiction', 'Erin Brockovich', and 'Garden State'.
He has directed 'The War Of The Roses', 'Throw Momma From The Train', 'Matilda', 'Death To Smoochy', 'Hoffa' and 'Duplex'. DeVito directed eight short films between 1973 and 2016. They are 'The Sound Sleeper', 'Minestrone', 'Oh Those Lips', 'Evil Eye', 'Poison Tongue', 'Skin Deep', 'Nest Of Vipers', and 'Curmudgeons'.

Charity Work

Danny DeVito has been involved with a number of charitable organizations including Hole in the Wall Gang, Hollywood Arts Council, International Myeloma Foundation, and Keep Memory Alive.

What awards has Danny DeVito won?

Danny has won the Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film in 1980 for 'Taxi'. He was nominated for Golden Globe again for the same award in 1981. However, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series in 1981 for the comedy series 'Taxi'. He has won other awards like ShoWest Convention Award for Male Star of the Year, Cinekid Audience Award, Oulu International Children's Film Festival Starboy Award, TV Land Award for Bossiest Boss, TV Land Medallion Award, and others.

Danny DeVito’s Hobbies And Interests

He is an accomplished musician. He plays the drums and is an accomplished violinist. Danny is also a big fan of the band Phish and musician Mike Patton.

Other Interesting Danny DeVito Facts And Trivia

  • The comic actor is the co-founder of Jersey Films.
  • He has been nominated for numerous awards including Emmy and Golden Globe and has won several awards throughout his illustrious career.
  • He has produced 'Pulp Fiction'.
  • Lucy DeVito is his daughter.
  • Michael Douglas and Danny DeVito have been close friends for many years.
  • Danny DeVito and stand up comedian Joe DeVito are not related

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Danny DeVito Birthday & Fun Facts Facts

Birth Name

Daniel Michae DeVito Jr.

Date of Birth




Place of Birth

Neptune Township



147 cm

Eye Color


Child Star?



Actor, Producer, Director, Screenwriter


American Academy of Dramatic Arts

Net Worth



Rhea Perlman


Daniel DeVito Sr., Julia DeVito
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Written by Anusuya Mukherjee

Bachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

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Anusuya MukherjeeBachelor of Arts and Law specializing in Political Science and Intellectual Property Rights

With a wealth of international experience spanning Europe, Africa, North America, and the Middle East, Anusuya brings a unique perspective to her work as a Content Assistant and Content Updating Coordinator. She holds a law degree from India and has practiced law in India and Kuwait. Anusuya is a fan of rap music and enjoys a good cup of coffee in her free time. Currently, she is working on her novel, "Mr. Ivory Merchant".

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