Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr., commonly known as Danny DeVito was born on November 17, 1994, in New Jersey, U.S. He is an American actor. producer and director, best known for acting in the television comedy series, Taxi, from 1978-1983. At the age of 78 years old, this actor has a net worth of $80 million.
Danny is an entertainer and a filmmaker whose talent has no limits as can be seen with his roles in popular films and TV series such as Pulp fiction, Erin Brockovich, and Reno 911! His role as a pub owner Frank Reynolds in the series called, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, also couldn't go unnoticed, even today.
Danny was the youngest child of Italian-American parents, Daniel DeVito, Sr. and Julia. His parents owned several small businesses including a pool hall and a candy store. As a child, he was often bullied due to his height, but he always claimed that his height was never a disadvantage for him but rather a feature that helped him stand out. He studied cosmetology and graduated in 1966. Along with it, he also studied acting at the American Academy of dramatic arts from New York. After graduation, he got a chance to work at the Eugene O'Neill theater Center in Connecticut. While working he got a chance to meet with another American actor and producer Michael Douglas who later became a collaborator and lifelong friend.
Danny’s Personal Life
Danny met his wife, an American actress, Rhea Perlman, in 1971 while he was performing in a Broadway show. Danny and Rhea got married in 1982. Together the couple have three children. After 30 years of marriage, they separated in 2012 before reconciling in 2013. But they finally split in 2017, without showing any intent of filing divorce. In 2023, Danny donated $500,000 to a visit to the Hackensack Meridian Jersey Shore University Medical Center. Danny gained fame in 1978 when he was playing his role on a TV show called, Taxi. After this, his career gained momentum as he appeared in several Films and TV shows. Many may recognize him for his famous roles such as the awful father in Matilda, a middle-aged man male stripper in an episode of Friends, or his ever-entertaining role of Frank Reynolds from It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. No matter what, Danny Devito is a household name who has appeared in many titles on the silver screen and made countless appearances in TV shows.
Impact of Danny’s Roles in His Life
More than three decades ago, Danny played the pigeon along with Michael Keaton’s Batman in the sequel of Batman return (1992). Recently Michael appeared as Batman in the movie, The Flash. This made some fans wonder if other characters from Batman movies would also show up in the future DC project. Although nothing is official as of yet, Danny says he will be returning as the pigeon with the multiverse cameo. Danny told SFX magazine, "I would definitely consider doing it, yeah. "Batman Returns was a great part, it was operatic. You could just pull out all the stops. There were so many motivating things, so many things churning up inside of him.
" He continued saying, "Being the odd man out – the odd bird out – brought the character out of me. It was an emotional experience for me because I felt it was the opportunity of a lifetime to play Oswald Cobblepot with Tim’s vision and design. Tim is a genius to me." Danny even told the magazine how he is still close to the props from the Batman return movie even after all these years.
In his Penguin voice, he said, "That is the original Penguin’s umbrella. "Yeah, it’s here. It’s here! It’s mine! What? You got a problem with that?"
Whether the other characters from the Batman movies will return or not, Danny is all set to go. However, if you think more about it, it seemed a little bit unsure as the movie, The Flash didn't perform as well as the Warner Bros were hoping for despite the anticipated return of Michael Keaton’s Batman.