Danny Devito Net Worth 2020, Biography, Education, and Career
Danny Devito Net Worth 2020 – Danny DeVito is an American actor, director, comedian, and producer. He won Emmy Award and a Golden Globe Award for his character as Louie de Palma in the TV series ‘Taxi’.
He has made his appearance in some of the famous music videos like Dream’s song ‘Rockin’ That Thang’ in 2009.
Biography of Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito was born Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. on the 17th of November, 1944 in Neptune, New Jersey but was raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey.
His parents were Italian immigrants originally from San Fele, Basilicata. DeVito’s father, Daniel Sr. was a businessman who ventured into several businesses, including owning a dry cleaning business, and a diner.
DeVito attended private schools while growing up and even acted in a play or two in high school, although at the time he didn’t really consider a career in acting.
He attended Oratory Preparatory School and finished high school in 1962.
He was only 14 years old when he attended. After his graduation from Oratory Prep School in 1962, he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, graduating in 1966.
Danny DeVito Career
The young aspiring actor went on to appear in several theatre productions, including appearing on-stage with his future wife Rhea Perlman in a play produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
He landed his first film role in the movie Dreams of Glass in 1968. The movie, however, proved to be a disappointment to him and he made the decision to focus on theatre productions.
A year later he appeared in the Off-Broadway debut of The Man With the Flower in His Mouth, followed by roles in the plays The Shrinking Bride and Lady Liberty.
In 1975, Danny DeVito appeared in the hit film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. But while the film was a great success, DeVito still remained relatively unknown.
It wasn’t until 1978 when DeVito auditioned for and got the part of a taxi driver in ABC’s sitcom Taxi, that he finally gained recognition.
His award-winning performance paved the way for bigger roles, and DeVito has enjoyed a steady incline in his career since then.
Some of his most notable movies include Twins and Junior alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger, Batman Returns, Matilda, Other People’s Money, The Rainmaker, Solitary Man with Michael Douglas and Susan Sarandon and When In Rome, with Josh Duhamel and Kristen Bell.
Danny DeVito has also tried his hand at producing and directing.
He directed the comedy film Duplex, starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore, as well as the popular fantasy movie adaptation of Roald Dahl’s novel, Matilda, in which he made an onscreen appearance with Perlman.
He further owns his own production company, Jersey Films, which has produced critically acclaimed films like Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovich.
Danny DeVito has further lent his voice to several roles in animated movies including, Space Jam, The Lorax, Smallfoot and The One and Only Ivan.
Danny DeVito Net Worth
Danny DeVito has a net worth of $80 million.