Who is Danny Devito

Danny DeVito

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944 in Neptune, New Jersey. Danny DeVito grew up in a family of five with two older sisters and attended the "Oratory Preparatory School" in Summit, which he graduated in 1962. He then went to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York to become a make-up artist, but decided to become an actor during his studies. During his studies he shared his room with fellow student Michael Douglas.

Danny DeVito worked at the beginning of his acting career in various stage productions, such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest". Seven years after his portrayal of the insane Martini on stage, he was also allowed to embody the role in the film produced by Michael Douglas: The breakthrough on the actor's profile. Between 1978 and 1982 Danny DeVito played in the sitcom "Taxi", followed by appearances in "On the Hunt for the Jewel of the Nile", "Tin Men", "Twins" alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger and "Batman's Return" in 1992. In the same year he founded the production company "Jersey Films" with his then wife Rhea Perlman and Michael Shamberg, which participated in the making of the films "Pulp Fiction", "Snap Shorty" and "Garden State". Danny DeVito has also directed various films such as "Jimmy Hoffa" and "Matilda".

In 2011 the actor, director and producer received a star in the television category on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Privately, he was married to Rhea Perlman from 1982 to 2012, the ex-couple have three children together.