- NAME: Danny DeVito
- OCCUPATION: Actor, Filmmaker
- BIRTH DATE: November 17, 1944 (Age: 69)
- EDUCATION: Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grammar School, Oratory Prep High School, American Academy of Dramatic Arts
- PLACE OF BIRTH: Neptune, New Jersey
- Full Name: Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
- AKA: Danny DeVito
- AKA: Daniel DeVito
- AKA: Daniel Michael DeVito
- ZODIAC SIGN: Scorpio
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American actor Danny DeVito began his rise to fame on the TV show Taxi. Since then, he's starred in feature films such as Twins and Ruthless People, and on the popular show It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
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DeVito owns his own production company, Jersey Films, earning producer credits on such well-regarded films as Pulp Fiction (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000) and Be Cool (2005).
Over more than three decades in Hollywood as an actor, director and producer, DeVito has seen the good, the bad and the ugly of the film industry. "Hollywood is a jungle," he once said. "It's full of quicksand,
vermin and flesh-eating beasts. Making a movie is not a walk in the park. Every movie is like navigating treacherous terrain." Nevertheless, DeVito says he thrives on the cutthroat nature of the movie business. "Fighting a battle and winning is fun," he once said, adding, "and this business is fun. I love it. It's the greatest business in the world."
While acting in a 1970 off-Broadway production of The Shrinking Bride, DeVito met actress Rhea Perlman, best known for her long-running role on the TV sitcom Cheers. DeVito and Perlman moved in together two weeks after meeting, and married in 1982. They had three children, Lucy (b. 1983), Gracie (b. 1985) and Jake (b. 1987), before announcing that they were splitting in October 2012, after more than three decades together.
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