Danny DeVito

American actor, director, and producer

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born November 17, 1944)[1] is an American actor, comedian and filmmaker. He has starred in and directed a number of movies. DeVito is of Italian descent. He was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey and grew up in Asbury Park, New Jersey.[1]

Danny DeVito
DeVito at the San Diego Comic-Con International in 2010
Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.

(1944-11-17) November 17, 1944 (age 79)
Other namesDaniel DeVito
  • Actor
  • comedian
  • filmmaker
Years active1970–present
Spouse(s)Rhea Perlman
(m. 1982–present)
Children3, including Lucy DeVito


Year Title Role Director Notes
1970 Dreams of Glass Thug Robert Clouse
1971 Lady Liberty Fred Mancuso Mario Monicelli
1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin Adrian Martin Brest
1973 Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 Petey Joseph Jacoby
Scalawag Fly Speck Kirk Douglas
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest Martini Miloš Forman
Deadly Hero Unknown character Ivan Magy
1976 Car Wash Joe Michael Schultz Deleted scenes
The Money Bartender Chuck Workman
1977 The Van Andy Sam Grossman
The World's Greatest Lover Assistant Director Gene Wilder
1978 Goin' South Hog Jack Nicholson
1979 Swap Meet Max Brice Mack
1981 Going Ape! Lazlo Jeremy Joe Kronsberg
1983 Terms of Endearment Vernon Dahlart James L. Brooks
1984 Romancing the Stone Ralph Rob Zemeckis
Johnny Dangerously Burr Amy Heckerling
The Ratings Game Vic DeSalvo Himself
1985 The Jewel of the Nile Ralph
Head Office Frank Steadman
1986 Wise Guys Harry Valentini
Ruthless People Sam Stone
My Little Pony: The Movie Grundle King (voice)
1987 Tin Men Ernest Tilley
Throw Momma from the Train Owen Lift
1988 Twins Vincent Benedict
1989 The War of the Roses Gavin D'Amato
1991 Other People's Money Larry Garfield
1992 Batman Returns Oswald Cobblepot / The Penguin
Hoffa Bobby Ciaro
1993 Jack the Bear John Leary
Last Action Hero Whiskers (voice) Uncredited
Look Who's Talking Now Rocks (voice)
1994 Renaissance Man Bill Rago
Junior Dr. Larry Arbogast
1995 Get Shorty Martin Weir
1996 Matilda Harry Wormwood / Narrator
Space Jam Swackhammer (voice)
Mars Attacks! Rude Gambler
1997 The Rainmaker Deck Shifflet
Hercules Philoctetes (voice)
L.A. Confidential Sid Hudgens
Men in Black Alien on TV Monitor Uncredited cameo
1998 Living Out Loud Pat Francato
1999 The Big Kahuna Phil Cooper
Man on the Moon George Shapiro
The Virgin Suicides Dr. Hornicker
2000 Drowning Mona Wyatt Rash
Screwed Grover Cleaver
2001 Heist Bergman
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Max Fairbanks
2002 Death to Smoochy Burke Bennet Himself
Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself as Mini-Me Cameo
2003 Anything Else Harvey Wexler
Duplex Narrator (voice) Uncredited
Big Fish Amos Calloway
2004 Christmas in Love Brad LaGuardia
2005 Be Cool Martin Weir
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Booth
2006 Relative Strangers Frank Menure
Even Money Walter
10 Items or Less Big D
The Oh in Ohio Wayne
Deck the Halls Buddy Hall
2007 The Good Night Mel
Reno 911!: Miami District Attorney
Nobel Son Gastner
2008 Just Add Water Merl
2009 House Broken Tom "Smoky" Cathkart
Solitary Man Jimmy
2010 When in Rome Al
I'm Still Here Himself
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Aldo
Revenge of the Electric Car Himself
2012 The Lorax The Lorax (voice)
Hotel Noir Eugene Portland
2014 All the Wilderness Dr. Pembry
2016 Curmudgeons Jackie Short film
Wiener-Dog Dave Schmerz
The Comedian Jimmy Berkowitz
2017 Animal Crackers Chesterfield (voice)
2018 Smallfoot Dorgle (voice)
2019 Dumbo Max Medici
Jumanji: The Next Level Eddie Gilpin
2020 The One and Only Ivan Bob (voice)
2022 The Maggie and the Ferocious Beast Movie Phil (voice)


  1. 1.0 1.1 Danny de Vito, Biography.com,. (2015). Retrieved 30 July 2015, from http://www.biography.com/people/danny-devito-9542289

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