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Danny DeVito
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Born Daniel Michael DeVito, Jr.
November 17 1944 (1944-11-17) (age 72)
Neptune, New Jersey, U.S.
Occupation Actor, comedian, director
Years active 1970–present

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, comedian, director and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC television series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

DeVito co-founded Jersey Films with Michael Shamberg. Soon afterwards, Stacey Sher became an equal partner. The production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers. DeVito also owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and wife Rhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. He currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FXX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

He also directs and produces graphic short horror films for his Internet venture "The Blood Factory." He has appeared in several of them, as have friends of his and members of his family.

Filmography

Film

Year Title Role

Images

External links

Danny DeVito films

Twins (1988)  · Batman Returns (1992)  · Last Action Hero (1993)  · Junior (1994)  · Man on the Moon (1999)  · Austin Powers in Goldmember (2002)  ·

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