Danny DeVito

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Biography

  • Birth Name: Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
  • Birth Place: Neptune, NJ
  • Date of Birth / Zodiac Sign: 11/17/1944, Scorpio
  • Profession: Actor; producer; director
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Danny DeVito Fast Facts:
  • Worked as a hairdresser in his sister's salon in 1962.
  • Made off-Broadway debut in 1969 in The Man with the Flower in His Mouth; his breakout performance was in 1975's One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest.
  • Made feature directorial debut with 1987's Throw Mamma From the Train.
  • In 1999, his Louie De Palma role on Taxi ranked No. 1 among TV GUIDE's 50 Greatest TV Characters Ever.
  • Co-founded Jersey Films with wife Rhea Perlman, which produced movies like Pulp Fiction (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000) and Garden State (2004).
  • After blaming an intoxicated visit to The View in 2006 on too many limoncellos, founded his own line of the drink, Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello.
  • Joined the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, playing Frank Reynolds, in their second season.
  • Danny DeVito Relationships:
  • Julia DeVito - Mother
  • Gracie DeVito - Daughter
  • Rhea Perlman - Wife (separated)
  • Daniel DeVito Sr. - Father
  • Jacob Daniel DeVito - Son
  • Lucy DeVito - Daughter
  • Danny DeVito Awards:
  • 1995 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 1997 Screen Actors Guild Awards: Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture - Nominee
  • 2004 Emmy: Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series - Nominee
  • 1987 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1979 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1981 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 2000 BAFTA Film Awards: Best Film - Nominee
  • 1988 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy - Nominee
  • 1982 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Nominee
  • 1980 Golden Globe: Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television - Winner
  • 1983 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1981 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Winner
  • 1979 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 1982 Emmy: Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series - Nominee
  • 2000 Oscar: Best Motion Picture of the Year - Nominee
  • College:
  • American Academy of Dramatic Arts, New York, NY (1966)

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