Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito was born on the 17th November 1944 in New Jersey. He grew up in a family of five with two older sisters.


Danny DeVito who plays the Frank in It's always sunny in Philadelphia

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Danny DeVito Personal Life

He met his future wife, Rhea Perlman, early in his career when he appeared in plays produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective. Pearlman had gone to see a play that her friend was in called “The Shrinking Bride”, the pair hit it off and they moved in together two weeks later. They met in 1971 and were married in 1982, they have three children together Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito and Jacob Daniel DeVito. DeVito and Pearlman have separated twice, once in 2012 and again in 2017. They remain good friends.

DeVito is well known for his stature, his height is a result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasias (Fairbank’s disease), which affects bone growth.


Danny DeVito has an extensive history of film work. He has appeared in 90+ films and has appeared in numerous T.V. shows. He is well known for playing Louie De Palma in “Taxi” and Frank Reynolds in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia“, alongside Rob McElhenney, Genn Howerton, Charlie Day and Kaitlin Olson.

He has made numerous other T.V. appearances in shows such as “Starsky and Hutch”, “Sesame Street”, “The Simpsons”, “Friends” and “The Kominsky Method”.

As mentioned above Danny DeVito has an extensive Film career below is a table showing his Filmography.

Danny DeVito Filmography

1970Dreams of GlassThug
1971Lady LibertyFred Mancuso
1972Hot Dogs for GauguinAdrian
1973Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30Petey
1973ScalawagFly Speck
1975One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestMartini
1975Deadly HeroUnknown character
1976Car WashJoe
1976The MoneyBartender
1977The VanAndy
1977The World's Greatest LoverAssistant Director
1978Goin' SouthHog
1979Swap MeetMax
1981Going Ape!Lazlo
1983Terms of EndearmentVernon Dahlart
1984Romancing the StoneRalph
1984Johnny DangerouslyBurr
1985The Jewel of the NileRalph
1985Head OfficeFrank Steadman
1986Wise GuysHarry Valentini
1986Ruthless PeopleSam Stone
1986My Little Pony: The MovieGrundle King (voice)
1987Tin MenErnest Tilley
1987Throw Momma from the TrainOwen Lift
1988TwinsVincent Benedict
1989The War of the RosesGavin D'Amato
1991Other People's MoneyLarry Garfield
1992Batman ReturnsOswald Cobblepot / The Penguin
1992HoffaBobby Ciaro
1993Jack the BearJohn Leary
1993Last Action HeroWhiskers (voice)
1993Look Who's Talking NowRocks (voice)
1994Renaissance ManBill Rago
1994JuniorDr. Larry Arbogast
1995Get ShortyMartin Weir
1996MatildaHarry Wormwood / Narrator
1996Space JamSwackhammer (voice)
1996Mars Attacks!Rude Gambler
1997The RainmakerDeck Shifflet
1997HerculesPhiloctetes (voice)
1997L.A. ConfidentialSid Hudgens
1997Men in BlackAlien on TV Monitor
1998Living Out LoudPat Francato
1999The Big KahunaPhil Cooper
1999Man on the MoonGeorge Shapiro
1999The Virgin SuicidesDr. Hornicker
2000Drowning MonaWyatt Rash
2000ScrewedGrover Cleaver
2001What's the Worst That Could Happen?Max Fairbanks
2002Death to SmoochyBurke Bennet
2002Austin Powers in GoldmemberHimself as Mini-Me
2003Anything ElseHarvey Wexler
2003DuplexNarrator (voice)
2003Big FishAmos Calloway
2004Christmas in LoveBrad LaGuardia
2005Be CoolMartin Weir
2005Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm SchoolBooth
2006Relative StrangersFrank Menure
2006Even MoneyWalter
200610 Items or LessBig D
2006The Oh in OhioWayne
2006Deck the HallsBuddy Hall
2007The Good NightMel
2007Reno 911!: MiamiDistrict Attorney
2007Nobel SonGastner
2008Just Add WaterMerl
2009House BrokenTom "Smoky" Cathkart
2009Solitary ManJimmy
2010When in RomeAl
2010I'm Still HereHimself
2011Girl Walks into a BarAldo
2011Revenge of the Electric CarHimself
2012The LoraxThe Lorax (voice)
2012Hotel NoirEugene Portland
2014All the WildernessDr. Pembry
2016Wiener-DogDave Schmerz
2016The ComedianJimmy Berkowitz
2017Animal CrackersChesterfield (voice)
2018SmallfootDorgle (voice)
2019DumboMax Medici
2019Jumanji: The Next LevelEddie Gilpin
2020The One and Only IvanBob (voice)
TBAHarry HaftTBA


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