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Danny DeVito


Danny DeVito has amassed a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer and director that spans the stage, television and film. Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. His mother, Julia (Moccello), was a homemaker. His father, Daniel, Sr., was a small business owner... See full bio »

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 12 wins & 38 nominations. See more awards »

Known For

Matilda
Matilda Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
(1996)
Batman Returns
Batman Returns Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot
(1992)
The War of the Roses
The War of the Roses Gavin D'Amato
(1989)

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 2019 Dumbo (filming)
Medici
 2018 Smallfoot (filming) (voice)
  Triplets (pre-production)
Vincent Benedict
 2017 Animal Crackers
Chesterfield (voice)
 2016 The Comedian
James Berkowitz
 2016 Wiener-Dog
Dave Schmerz
 2014 All the Wilderness
Dr. Pembry
 2012 Hotel Noir
Eugene Portland
 2012 The Lorax
The Lorax (voice)
 2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar
Aldo
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Danny DeVito
 2010 When in Rome
Al
 2009 House Broken
Tom Cathkart
 2009 Solitary Man
Jimmy Merino
 2008/I Just Add Water
Merl Striker
 2007 Nobel Son
George Gastner
 2007 Reno 911!: Miami
District Attorney
 2007 The Good Night
Mel
 2006 Deck the Halls
Buddy Hall
 2006 10 Items or Less
Big D
 2006 Relative Strangers
Frank Menure
 2006 My Girlfriend's Abroad
Uncle Rick (uncredited)
 2006 The Oh in Ohio
Wayne the Pool Guy
 2006/I Even Money
Walter
 2005 Be Cool
Martin Weir
 2004 Christmas in Love
Brad
 2003 Big Fish
Amos Calloway
 2003 Duplex
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Anything Else
Harvey Wexler
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Danny DeVito / Famous Mini Me ('Austinpussy')
 2002 Death to Smoochy
Burke Bennett
 2001 Heist
Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
 2000 Screwed
Grover Cleaver
 2000 Drowning Mona
Chief Rash
 1999 Man on the Moon
George Shapiro
 1999 The Big Kahuna
Phil Cooper (as Danny Devito)
 1999 The Virgin Suicides
Dr. Horniker
 1998 Living Out Loud
Pat Francato
 1997 The Rainmaker
Deck Shifflet
 1997 Men in Black
Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
 1997 Hercules
Phil (voice)
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Sid Hudgens
 1996 Mars Attacks!
Rude Gambler
 1996 Space Jam
Swackhammer (voice)
 1996 Matilda
Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
 1995 Get Shorty
Martin Weir
 1994 Junior
Dr. Larry Arbogast
 1994 Felony
Featured Extra
 1994 Renaissance Man
Bill Rago
 1993 Look Who's Talking Now
Rocks (voice)
 1993 Last Action Hero
Whiskers (voice, uncredited)
 1993 Jack the Bear
John Leary
 1992 Hoffa
Bobby Ciaro
 1992 Batman Returns
Penguin / Oswald Cobblepot
 1991 Other People's Money
Lawrence Garfield
 1991 Money
 1989 The War of the Roses
Gavin D'Amato
 1988 Twins
Vincent Benedict
 1987 Tin Men
Ernest Tilley
 1986 Ruthless People
Sam Stone
 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie
Grundle King (voice)
 1986 Wise Guys
Harry Valentini
 1985 Head Office
Frank Stedman
 1985 The Jewel of the Nile
Ralph
 1984 Johnny Dangerously
Burr
 1984 Romancing the Stone
Ralph
 1983 Terms of Endearment
Vernon Dahlart
 1981 Going Ape!
Lazlo
 1979 Swap Meet
Max
 1978 Goin' South
Hog, Moon's Old Gang
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Assistant Director
 1977 The Van
Andy
 1976 Car Wash
Joe (scenes deleted)
 1976 The Money
Bartender
 1975 Deadly Hero
 1973 Scalawag
Fly Speck
 1971 Lady Liberty
Fred Mancuso
 1970 Dreams of Glass
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Other Works:

Archive footage of movie Twins (1988) used for video clip "Twins". Performed by: Little Richard and Philip Bailey (as Phillip Bailey). See more »

Publicity Listings:

5 Portrayals | 12 Interviews | 8 Articles | 4 Pictorials | 5 Magazine Cover Photos | See more »

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Alternate Names:

Danny De Vito | Danny Devito

Height:

4' 10" (1.47 m)
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Personal Quote:

I never missed Homeland (2011) when it was on. Or Deadwood (2004). I watch Jon Stewart a lot, too - I'm a big leftie. And a lot of news. See more »

Trivia:

Was considered for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld (1989), which went to Jason Alexander. See more »

Trademark:

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Star Sign:

Scorpio

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