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Danny DeVito Biography

Birth Name:
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
Birth Place:
Neptune, New Jersey, United States
Profession
Actor, producer, director

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

Awards

  • 2004Emmy-Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series: nominated
  • 2001BAFTA Film Awards-Best Film: nominated
  • 2000Oscar-Best Motion Picture of the Year: nominated
  • 1997Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1995Screen Actors Guild Awards-Outstanding Performance by a Cast in a Motion Picture: nominated
  • 1988Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1987Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Musical or Comedy: nominated
  • 1983Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: nominated
  • 1982Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1981Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series: winner
  • 1981Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: nominated
  • 1980Golden Globe-Best Performance by an Actor in a Supporting Role in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television: winner
  • 1979Emmy-Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series: nominated

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