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Danny DeVito ACTOR

Danny DeVito was born on November 17th, 1944 in Asbury Park, New Jersey with the birth name Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.  His parents were Julia and Daniel Sr.  He was raised in Asbury Park and received his early years education at a number of private schools.
When he graduated from high school, he first found work in his sister's beauty salon.  After working for about one year, DeVito decided to enroll at New York's Academy of Dramatic Arts originally with the goal of learning more about cosmetology.  However, while studying at the school, he became very interested in acting and decided to change his career goals and pursue a career in entertainment.
In the early 60's, he relocated to Los Angeles, California and in 1966 he earned a degree from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. 
He first had a chance to see what the film industry was all about when he was cast in the film, "Dreams of Glass" (1970).  However, after this initial experience, he became unhappy with the film industry in Hollywood and chose to focus on working as a stage actor. 
His Broadway debut was in 1969 in a production of, "The Man With the Flower in His Mouth" followed by roles in, "The Shrinking Bride" and "Lady Liberty".  In 1979, DeVito was offered a role in the film, "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" starring Jack Nicholson, which turned out to be a highly successful film, however it did not do anything to jump start DeVito's career.
It took a while, but finally in 1978 he got his big break when he was cast in a television series called, "Taxi" which aired from 1978 through 1983.  For his role in this series he won an Emmy Award and was nominated for three others.
Finally, he had caught the attention of Hollywood and he began to appear on the big screen in such films as, "Romancing the Stone" (1984) starring Michael Douglas, "Ruthless People" (1986), "Throw Momma from the Train" (1987), "Twins" (1988), "Batman Returns" (1992), "Space Jam" (1996) starring Michael Jordan and "Matilda' (1996).
Along with now having a name for himself in Hollywood as an actor, he was also given the opportunity to work as a director on such films as, "The War of the Roses" (1989) and "Hoffa" (1992).
In addition along with his wife, Rhea they co-founded, Jersey Films and produced a number of films as well as television shows such as, "Pulp Fiction" (1994), "Get Shorty" (1995), "Man of the Moon" (1999) and "Erin Brockovich" (2000) starring Julia Roberts.  He is also co-owner of a restaurant, called DeVito in South Beach Florida.
DeVito has married only one time to Rhea Perlman in 1982 and they have three children and remain married today.  He currently owns property in Los Angeles and Malibu, California and owns a vacation home in Interlaken, New Jersey. 
He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entertainment.  DeVito is also a supporter of the OneVoice Movement which is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to help the Israelis and Palestinians resolve the Israeli–Palestinian conflict.


2012 Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
2006-2011 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar
2010 Inside the Actor's Workshop
2010 When in Rome
2009 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: A Very Sunny Christmas
2009 Solitary Man
2009 House Broken
2008 Little Spirit: Christmas in New York 
2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Meet the McPoyles 
2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Sunny Side Up
2008 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Side Up 
2008 Just Add Water
2007 Nobel Son 
2007 Reno 911!: Miami
2007 The Good Night
2006 Deck the Halls 
2006 10 Items or Less 
2006 Relative Strangers
2006 My Girlfriend's Abroad 
2006 Even Money
2006 The Oh in Ohio
2005 Be Cool
2005 Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School
2004 Christmas in Love
2004 Catching Kringle 
2004 Father of the Pride
2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits 
2004 Friends 
2004 Family of the Year 
2003 Big Fish
2003 Karen Sisco
2003 Duplex 
2003 Anything Else
2002 Ed 
2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
2002 Death to Smoochy
2001 Heist
2001 What's the Worst That Could Happen?
2000 Screwed 
2000 Drowning Mona 
2000 Biography 
1999 Man on the Moon 
1999 The Big Kahuna
1999 The Virgin Suicides 
1998 Living Out Loud 
1997 The Rainmaker 
1997 Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero 
1997 Men in Black 
1997 Hercules 
1997 L.A. Confidential 
1997 Pearl 
1997 Hercules
1996 Mars Attacks!
1996 Space Jam
1996 Matilda
1995 Little Red Riding Hood
1995 Get Shorty
1995 Felony
1994 Junior 
1994 The Larry Sanders Show 
1994 Renaissance Man
1994 All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 
1993 Look Who's Talking Now 
1993 Last Action Hero 
1993 Jack the Bear 
1992 Hoffa
1991-1992 The Simpsons
1992 Batman Returns
1991 Other People's Money
1991 Money 
1989 The War of the Roses 
1989 Two Daddies? 
1988 Twins 
1987 Throw Momma from the Train
1987 Tin Men
1980-1987 Saturday Night Live
1986 Amazing Stories
1986 Ruthless People
1986 My Little Pony: The Movie
1986 Wise Guys 
1985 Head Office 
1985 The Jewel of the Nile
1985 Happily Ever After
1984 Johnny Dangerously
1984 The Ratings Game
1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special
1984 Romancing the Stone 
1983 Terms of Endearment 
1978-1983 Taxi
1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 
1981 Going Ape! 
1980 The Gong Show Movie 
1980 The Associates
1979 Valentine 
1979 Angie 
1979 Swap Meet 
1978 Goin' South 
1977 Police Woman
1977 The World's Greatest Lover
1977 Starsky and Hutch 
1977 The Van
1977 Delvecchio
1976 Deadly Hero
1976 Car Wash
1976 The Money 
1976 Selling of Vince D'Angelo 
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
1973 Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30
1973 Scalawag
1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin
1971 Lady Liberty
1971 Bananas
1970 Dreams of Glass 

Matinee Classics - Terms of Endearment starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Lisa Hart Caroll, Danny DeVito, Jeff Daniels, Betty King, John Lithgow, Megan Morris, Huckleberry Fox, F. William Parker, David Wohl, Albert Brooks and Mary Kay Place
Matinee Classics - One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest starring Jack Nicholson, Louise Fletcher, William Redfield, Will Sampson, Brad Dourif, Sydney Lassick, Danny DeVito, Christopher Lloyd, Dean R. Brooks, William Duell, Vincent Schiavelli, Delos V. Smith, Michael Berryman, Nathan George, Lan Fendors, Mimi Sarkisian, Marya Small, Scatman Crothers and Louisa Moritz
Matinee Classics - Scalawag starring Kirk Douglas, Mark Lester, Neville Brand, George Eastman, Don Stroud, Lesley-Anne Down, Danny DeVito, Phil Brown, Mel Blanc, Davor Antolic, Stole Arandjelovic, Fabijan Sovagovic and Shaft Douglas
Matinee Classics - Taxi starring Judd Hirsch, Danny DeVito, Marilu Henner, Tony Danza, J. Alan Thomas, Christopher Llody and Andy Kaufman

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