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Danny DeVito

Knowledge Identifier: +Danny_DeVito


Danny DeVito

American actor, comedian, director, and producer add

Category: Movies & TV

Born in 1944.

Countries: United States (75%), United Kingdom (6%), (6%)

Main connections: Kathleen Turner, Michael Douglas, Bette Midler

Linked to: American Broadcasting Company, FXX, NBC, CBS




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Danny DeVito was born in 1944 add something


He boarded at Oratory Preparatory School, in Summit, New Jersey, and graduated in 1962 add something


After leaving the boarding school he subsequently trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1966 add something


DeVito met actress Rhea Perlman on January 17, 1971, when she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play "The Shrinking Bride", which featured DeVito add something


DeVito played Martini in the 1975 film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest", reprising his role from the 1971 off-Broadway play of the same name add something


In 1977, DeVito played the role of John 'John John the Apple' DeAppoliso in the "Starsky and Hutch" episode titled "The Collector" add something


He gained fame in 1978 playing Louie De Palma, the short but domineering dispatcher for the fictional Sunshine Cab Company, on the hit TV show "Taxi" add something


Joe Napolitano - In the 1980s, Napolitano's work included acting as assistant director on feature film projects, working on films with directors Brian Hutton, Danny DeVito, Stuart Rosenberg, Donald Bellisario, Ron Howard, Howard Zieff, Terry Gilliam, Antoine Fuqua, and on multiple projects directed by Brian De Palma


After "Taxi" ended, DeVito began a successful film career, starting with roles in 1983's "Terms of Endearment", as the comic rogue in the romantic adventure "Romancing the Stone", starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and its 1985 sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile" add something


Terms of Endearment - "'Terms of Endearment"' is a 1983 comedy-drama film adapted from the novel of the same name by Larry McMurtry, directed, written, and produced by James L. Brooks and starring Shirley MacLaine, Debra Winger, Jack Nicholson, Danny DeVito, Jeff_Daniels, and John Lithgow


DeVito made his directoral debut in 1984 with "The Ratings Game" add something


Paul Hoffman (science writer) - He designed the treasure map in the 1984 film, "Romancing the Stone", starring Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito


The Jewel of the Nile - "'The Jewel of the Nile"' is a 1985 action-adventure romantic comedy and a sequel to the 1984 film "Romancing the Stone", with Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner, and Danny DeVito reprising their roles


In 1986, DeVito directed and starred in an episode of Steven Spielberg's "Amazing Stories" add something


In 1986, DeVito starred in "Ruthless People" with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold, and in 1987, he made his feature-directing debut with the dark comedy "Throw Momma from the Train", in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey add something


Walter Yetnikoff - In 1986, he was executive producer of the Hollywood comedy movie "Ruthless People", starring Bette Midler and Danny DeVito


Wise Guys (1986 film) - "'Wise Guys"' is a 1986 feature film directed by Brian De Palma and starring Danny DeVito and Joe Piscopo


Billy Ocean - In February 1986, Ocean's video of "When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going" was banned by the BBC, owing to such non-union members as the American actors Michael Douglas, Kathleen Turner and Danny DeVito, all three of whom were cast members of "Romancing The Stone" and "The Jewel Of The Nile", miming to the backing vocals


David Newman (composer) - In 1987 he scored Danny DeVito's "Throw Momma from the Train"


In 1990, DeVito and Perlman played a couple commenting on the state of the environment in "The Earth Day Special". he voiced the character of Herb Powell on the animated television series "The Simpsons" add something


In 1991 and 1992, DeVito voiced Herb Powell, Homer Simpson's half-brother, on two episodes of "The Simpsons", in the episodes "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes-" and "Oh Brother, Where Art Thou-" add something


Penguin (comics) - Danny DeVito played a darker, more grotesque version in the 1992 film "Batman Returns


Stan Winston - In 1992, he was nominated with yet another Tim Burton film, this time for Burton's superhero sequel, "Batman Returns", where his effects on Danny DeVito as The Penguin, Michelle Pfeiffer as Catwoman, and in delivering Burton's general vision for what was an increasingly Gothic Gotham City earned him more recognition for his work ethic and loyalty to what was an intrinsic ability to bring different directors' ideas to life


Lillo Brancato, Jr. - He starred alongside Gregory Hines, Danny DeVito, and Mark Wahlberg in the 1994 movie "Renaissance Man"


Renaissance Man (film) - "'Renaissance Man"' is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Penny Marshall, and stars Danny DeVito, Gregory Hines, James Remar and Cliff Robertson


Out of Sight - Producer Danny DeVito bought the rights to the book after his success with the 1995 film adaptation of Leonard's novel "Get Shorty"


DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film "Matilda", based on Roald Dahl's children's novel add something


In 1996, he provided the voice of Mister Swackhammer in the "Looney Tunes" film "Space Jam" add something


In 1997, he was the voice of the satyr Philoctetes in the film "Hercules" add something


Casey Affleck - Affleck's next few films, the underground movie "Desert Blue" with Kate Hudson, the black comedy "Drowning Mona" with Bette Midler, Jamie Lee Curtis, Neve Campbell, and Danny DeVito, and the 2001 horror movie "Soul Survivors" were all critical as well as commercial failures


In 1999, DeVito hosted the last "Saturday Night Live" episode before the year 2000 add something


In 1999, DeVito produced and co-starred in "Man on the Moon", a film about the unusual life of his former "Taxi" co-star, Andy Kaufman, who was played in the film by Jim Carrey add something


Amber Valletta - In 2003, she played as Celine in Danny DeVito's "Duplex", starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, she played as Meline in "Raising Helen" , opposite Kate Hudson, Hayden Panettiere, Abigail Breslin, and Helen Mirren


L.A. Confidential (film) - In addition to the features from the original DVD, included are four new featurettes, the 2003 pilot of the proposed TV series starring Kiefer Sutherland, and film commentary by critic/historian Andrew Sarris, James Ellroy, Russell Crowe, Kevin Spacey, Guy Pearce, James Cromwell, Ruth Myers, David Strathairn, Kim Basinger, Brian Helgeland, Jeannine Oppewall, Dante Spinotti, and Danny DeVito


Ben Stiller - The film was produced by Danny DeVito, who later directed Stiller's 2003 film "Duplex" and produced the 2004 film "Along Came Polly"


Duplex (film) - "'Duplex"' is a 2003 American comedy film directed by Danny DeVito, and starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore


He earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for an episode of "Friends", following four Emmy nominations for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for "Taxi" add something


He directed the film "Queen B" in 2005 add something


DeVito has an interest in documentaries: In 2006, he began a partnership with Morgan Freeman's company ClickStar, on which he hosts a documentary channel called Jersey Docs add something


In 2006, DeVito joined the cast of the FX Networks television series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" as Frank Reynolds add something


Mark Rydell - In 2006, Rydell directed the movie "Even Money" which starred Kim Basinger, Forest Whitaker, and Danny DeVito


Jeff Conaway - "Taxi" writer Sam Simon recalled in 2008 that during production of Simon's first script for that show, a missing Conaway was found in his dressing room too high on drugs to perform, and that his dialogue for that episode was divided between his co-stars Danny DeVito and Christopher Lloyd who delivered the jokes well enough so that Conaway's absence had little negative impact on the actual episode


One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (film) - Hal Ashby was originally going to direct, but eventually dropped out and was replaced by Milo? Forman, according to Danny DeVito's 2009 appearance on "Inside The Actor's Studio"


Rush Hour (film series) - Ratner stated in an interview in 2009 that he "has been in contact with a long list of stars including Danny DeVito and Jet Li for possible roles in a potential "Rush Hour 4"," but stressed "nothing's been okayed yet"


DeVito co-owned a restaurant called DeVito South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida, which closed in 2011 add something


In 2011, DeVito received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television add something


In 2012, DeVito was in the animated film The Lorax, as the Lorax, the tree-loving guardian of the forest add something


In April 2012, DeVito made his West End acting debut in a revival of the Neil Simon play "The Sunshine Boys" as Willie Clark - alongside Richard Griffiths add something


The play previewed at the Savoy Theatre from 27 April 2012, opened on 17 May and played a limited 12-week season until 28 July add something


DeVito and Perlman separated in October 2012 after 30 years of marriage and over 40 years together add something


Richard Griffiths - In April 2012, Griffiths starred, alongside Hollywood actor Danny DeVito, in a revival of the Neil Simon play "The Sunshine Boys"


However, in March 2013, it was reported that they had reconciled and called off the separation add something


He starred in One Direction's music video "Steal My Girl" in 2014 add something


He appeared in the "Angry Birds Friends" Champions for Earth tournament ad on September 2015 add something


He endorsed Bernie Sanders for President in 2016 and has spoken favorably of the Labour Party leader Jeremy Corbyn add something


Helena Mattsson - She appeared in a beaver costume in a Nespresso television commercial titled "Training Day" that featured Danny DeVito and George Clooney in 2016


The production began preview performances at the American Airlines Theatre on February 16, 2017 and is set to open on March 16 for a limited run through May 7 add something


In May 2017, before the 2017 UK general election DeVito said of Corbyn, "I like the idea of people telling the truth add something


In late March 2018, Radar Online reported that their cold war came to and end, and that the two officially called off their divorce plans and were planning on renewing their wedding vows add something