Danny DeVito is an actor who is best known for his role in the TV series ‘Taxi’. He is also the founder of ‘Jersey Films’ along with Michael Shamberg. The company has produced movies like ‘Freedom Writers’, ‘Pulp Fiction’, and ‘Garden State’. He has also received an Academy Award nomination as the producer of ‘Erin Brockovich’. Some of the movies in which DeVito has featured include ‘L.A. Confidential’, ‘Batman Returns’, ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’, ‘Other People’s Money’, and ‘Terms of Endearment’. He was also the owner of ‘Jersey Television’ and produced the series ‘Reno 911!’ on Comedy Central. The estimated net worth of Danny DeVito is $90 Million US dollars.
Danny DeVito Biography
Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr. was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey on November 17, 1944. He was born to parents Julia DeVito and Daniel DeVito, Sr. He had two elder sisters and his father was a small business owner. He grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey. DeVito went to the Oratory Preparatory School which was a boarding school in Summit, New Jersey and graduated from the same in 1962.
After completing his school, he attended the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and completed his graduation in 1966. He used to perform theatre act in the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center. During those days his plays were produced by ‘Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective’.
In January 1982, Danny DeVito married Rhea Perlman. The couple has three children namely Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito. He separated with his in October 2012 and then again reconciled with her in 2013. In March 2017, they again got separated for the second time.
In 1975, he portrayed the role of ‘Martini’ in the film ‘One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest’. He gained prominence by portraying the role of Louie De Palma in the series ‘Taxi’ in 1978. He then appeared in the highly successful movie ‘Terms of Endearment’ in 1983. This was followed by ‘Romancing the Stone’, The Jewel of the Nile’, and Ruthless People’. He led his voice in the 1986 film ‘My Little Pony: The Movie’.
In 1987, he made his directorial debut with the movie ‘Throw Momma from the Train’. In 1989, he again directed and appeared in the movie ‘The War of the Roses’. He was then seen in ‘Other People’s Money’, ‘Tin Men’, and ‘Batman Returns’. He has also appeared in the dramatic role in the films ‘The Rainmaker’, ‘Jack the Bear ‘and ‘Hoffa’. I the 2000s, he appeared in films like ‘L.A. Confidential’, Heist’, and ‘The Big Kahuna’.
In 2006, he became a partner of the company ClickStar. In 2012, DeVito made his Broadway debut in ‘The Price’. He has also successfully produced various films like ‘Get Shorty’, ‘Man on the Moon’, ‘Gattaca’, ‘Garden State’, ‘Pulp Fiction’ and the Oscar nominated ‘Erin Brockovich’. As a director, he made films like ‘Matilda’, ‘The War of the Roses’, Duplex’, ‘Hoffa’, and Death to Smoochy’. He gave the lead voice of Lorax in the movie ‘Lorax’. He has also lent his voice for ‘The Simpsons’.
In 1980, Danny DeVito won his first Golden Globe Award. In 1981, he won an Emmy for ‘Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series’. He was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture in 2000. He won the Drama Desk Award in 2017 for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play.
What is net worth of Danny DeVito?
Danny DeVito has appeared in several movies in his career. He has also successfully produced many critically acclaimed movies. He has lent his voice in several TV shows and movies and has also directed many commercially successful movies. By doing so, the multitalented star has made a good fortune for him.
Danny DeVito’s net worth is an estimated $90 million US dollars as of 2017. How owes this fortune to all the success he had been acting, directing and producing those movies. He has also appeared in the music video ‘Steal My Girl’ by One Direction. He has also appeared in the advertisement Champions for Earth tournament of the ‘Angry Birds Friends’.
In 2011, Danny DeVito received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. He is one of the few people who had performed well in acting and directing as well as producing films. He has received several Emmy nominations in his career. He has done hosting the show ‘Saturday Night Live’ in 1999.