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Danny DeVito Biography

 
Date Of Birth:
November 17, 1944 (76)
Birth Place:
Neptune, NJ, USA
Bio:
DANNY DEVITO is one of the entertainment industry's most versatile players, excelling as actor, producer and director. The award-winning performance as Louie De Palma on the television show "Taxi" was what propelled DeVito to national prominence. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In a 1999 ... (read complete bio)
 
Date of Birth: November 17, 1944 (76)

Birth Place: Neptune, NJ, USA

Bio:
DANNY DEVITO is one of the entertainment industry's most versatile players, excelling as actor, producer and director. The award-winning performance as Louie De Palma on the television show "Taxi" was what propelled DeVito to national prominence. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In a 1999 ... (read complete bio)

DANNY DEVITO is one of the entertainment industry's most versatile players, excelling as actor, producer and director. The award-winning performance as Louie De Palma on the television show "Taxi" was what propelled DeVito to national prominence. He won both an Emmy and a Golden Globe. In a 1999 readers' poll conducted by TV Guide, DeVito's Louie De Palma was voted number one among "TV's Fifty Greatest Character's Ever."
In 2012, DeVito and Richard Griffiths received rave reviews in the London stage revival of Neil Simon's comedy The Sunshine Boys. The following year, DeVito reprised his critically acclaimed role together with former "Taxi" co-star Judd Hirsch in Los Angeles. DeVito also directed, starred in and co-produced short film Curmudgeons, which premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival and was later seen at the 2016 Seattle Film festival.
Most recently, DeVito co-starred in the Todd Solondz' dark comedy Wiener-Dog. In 2015, DeVito was executive producer on the biographical documentary Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story. In 2014 he co-produced Universal Pictures' crime drama A Walk Among the Tombstones and starred in All The Wilderness. In 2012 DeVito starred in Sebastian Gutierrez's black and white crime drama, Hotel Noir. DeVito will next be heard voicing Chesterfield in the animated film Animal Crackers. In 2012, DeVito voiced the Lorax in Universal Pictures’ animated feature The Lorax, based on the book by Dr. Seuss. His voice was also heard in the German, Russian, Spanish and Italian versions of the film.
DeVito runs TheBloodFactory.com, an online collaboration with screenwriter John Albo of horror shorts he affectionately refers to "splatter cuts." He is also the principal of Jersey Film's 2nd Avenue, a successor company of Jersey Films. Jersey Films has produced over 20 motion pictures, including Freedom Writers, Be Cool, Garden State, Along Came Polly, Man on the Moon, Pulp Fiction, Out of Sight, Get Shorty, Hoffa, Matilda, Living Out Loud and Erin Brockovich (which was nominated for an Academy Award.) DeVito has starred in such films as Junior, Batman Returns, Twins, Romancing the Stone, Jewel of the Nile, Ruthless People, Tin Men, Anything Else, Big Fish, Renaissance Man, The Big Kahuna and Heist. He starred more recently in The Good Night, Deck The Halls, Relative Strangers, The OH in Ohio, Be Cool, Nobel Son and Even Money.
DeVito returns as Frank Reynolds in the 12th season of FXX's acclaimed cult comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in January. He will next be seen in The Comedian, starring Robert De Niro and Leslie Mann, directed by Taylor Hackford.

Danny DeVito Awards and Nominations

(winners are in red)

 
BroadwayWorld Awards - 2017 - Best Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Danny DeVito, The Price
 
Drama Desk Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Danny DeVito, The Price
 
Drama League Awards - 2017 - Distinguished Performance Award
Danny DeVito, The Price
 
Outer Critics Circle Awards - 2017 - Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play Gold Star
Danny DeVito, The Price
 
Tony Awards - 2017 - Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Play
Danny DeVito, Arthur Miller's The Price