Danny DeVito has a 50-year Hollywood career that spans everything from Taxi to Terms of Endearment to It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Though he’s known as a raspy-voiced actor, Danny DeVito is also a powerhouse producer. Read on to learn all about DeVito’s height, wife, kids and career.
Who is Danny DeVito?
Danny DeVito is an American actor, director and producer. He’s well-loved in and outside the industry. His trademarks include his short stature and deep, raspy voice. He’s best known for his work on television.
His breakout role as Louie De Palm on Taxi earned him an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe. Currently, he plays Frank on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. The long-running sitcom has been airing since 2006. Season 14 is set to premiere in Fall of 2019.
It’s currently tied with Ozzy and Harriet as the longest-running, live-action sitcom in the U.S. If IASIP makes it to season 15, they would break the record.
Of course, DeVito has also starred in his fair share of Hollywood films, including Throw Momma from the Train (1987) and Get Shorty (1995). He also lent his voice for animated films like Space Jam (1996) and The Lorax (2012).
In addition to his acting and voice work, Mr. DeVito has a big career behind the camera too. He served as an executive producer on the Comedy Central Series Reno 911! (2003-2009).
He also produced the 2004 films Garden State and Along Came Polly. He was even nominated for an Academy Award for producing Erin Brokovich (2000). All of those films were released under his production company, Jersey Films.
As a director, he released films like The War of The Roses (1989) and Death to Smoochy (2002). He even does the promotion for his own liqueur, Danny DeVito’s premium Lemoncello. According to the site Drink Spirits, it’s pretty good stuff.
All in, Danny DeVito has been in front of or behind a camera for nearly fifty years. We don’t think he’ll be slowing down any time soon.
How Tall is Danny DeVito?
Though many websites spout that Mr. DeVito is five feet tall, that’s not true. Based on the photos we’ve seen of him recently, we estimate Danny DeVito’s height at 4’9″. While that doesn’t mean he’s a little person, he’s only five inches taller than Peter Dinklage.
DeVito always appears a lot shorter than Rhea Perlman in photos. This is one of the main reasons we suspect he’s closer to 4’9″. Perlman is only five feet tall herself.
DeVito’s modest height is the result of a genetic condition called multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (MED). MED affects bone growth.
As a result of this skeletal disorder, adults with the condition are typically shorter than average. They may also have difficulty with exercise due to joint pain.
How Much Does Danny DeVito Weigh?
Wondering how much DeVito weighs? It’s estimated he weighs 160 lbs or 72 kg. He’s definitely overweight, but he doesn’t mind. The actor has is not shy about his large appetite. He admits a lot of his life revolves around food.
How Old is Danny Devito?
Mr. DeVito was born on November 17, 1944, in Asbury Park, New Jersey. He is 74 years old.
Is Danny DeVito Married?
Danny DeVito is married to actress Rhea Perlman. In 1971, they met at a play DeVito starred in with one of Perlman’s friends.
DeVito and Perlman also costarred in the movie Matilda (1996) and Taxi the TV series (1979-1982). They married after being together for over a decade in 1982. The pair shocked everyone when they announced their split in 2012.
However, DeVito and Perlman reunited by March of 2013, only to split up again a few years later. Why all the breakups and makeups? DeVito may have a wandering eye. He’s pretty much said so himself.
I love women. I mean, I’m married, but I used to get in all kinds of trouble.” – Danny DeVito
In any case, the on-again-off-again couple appears to have reconciled as of March 2018. These two can’t keep apart. While they don’t live together, they love each other.
Perlman’s recent interview on Watch What Happens. Perlman and Devito aren’t officially divorced. They will continue to live separately to keep the pressure off.
Who are Danny DeVito’s Kids?
Perlman and DeVito have three children together. Their first child, Lucy Chet DeVito was born in 1983. A second daughter, Grace Fan DeVito, was born in 1985. Finally, the couple had a son in 1987. They named him Jacob Daniel DeVito.
Lucy, their oldest daughter, is a working actress. She’s known for her roles as “Sue” on Deadbeat (2007) and as “Jenny” on It’s Always Sunny in Philapdelphia (2016). More recently, she’s appeared on the TV series Shameless and the film Dumbo.
Like her big sister, Grace DeVito is in the film industry. However, she doesn’t focus on acting. She’s a producer. Her most recent project was Jeff & Some Aliens (2017), an animated series. She’s also taller than both of her parents.
Following his older siblings’ and parents’ lead, Jake DeVito is an actor and producer too. He co-produced the comedic short Curmudgeons (2016) with sister Lucy. Jake is also on the modest side, with a reported height of 5’1″. Like Grace, he is taller than both of his parents.
What is Danny DeVito’s Net Worth?
As of 2019, DeVito’s net worth is $90 million. A fitting net worth for a man who said “Everybody needs money. That’s why they call it money.”
Since that’s quite a nest egg, he must work because he loves his job.
What’s your favorite Danny DeVito movie or show? Let us know in the comments.
Tough one – DeVito is so extremely talented. I can narrow it down to three: Taxi, Twins and Get Shorty. (I love to laugh!)