Danny DeVito

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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 14 wins & 43 nominations. See more awards »


Known For

Matilda Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
The War of the Roses Gavin D'Amato
Batman Returns Penguin


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  Triplets (pre-production)
Vincent Benedict
 2023 Haunted Mansion (post-production)
College History Professor
 2022 Sniff
William Keys
 2022 Little Demon (TV Series)
- Satan's Lot (2022) ... Satan (voice)
- The Antichrist's Monster (2022) ... Satan (voice)
- Night of the Leeches (2022) ... Satan (voice)
- Popularity: Origin of Evil (2022) ... Satan (voice)
- Everybody's Dying for the Weekend (2022) ... Satan (voice)
 2006-2021 It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (TV Series)
Frank Reynolds
- The Gang Carries a Corpse Up a Mountain (2021) ... Frank Reynolds
- Dee Sinks in a Bog (2021) ... Frank Reynolds
- The Gang Goes to Ireland (2021) ... Frank Reynolds
- The Gang's Still in Ireland (2021) ... Frank Reynolds
- The Gang Replaces Dee With a Monkey (2021) ... Frank Reynolds
 2021 Last Week Tonight with John Oliver (TV Series)
- PFAS (2021) ... Chemist
 2021 The Survivor
Charley Goldman
 2021 Discord: The Movie (Short)
Danny DeVito
 2020 The One and Only Ivan
Bob (voice)
 2019 Dumbo
Max Medici
 2018 The Kominsky Method (TV Series)
Dr. Wexler
- Chapter 5: An Agent Crowns (2018) ... Dr. Wexler
- Chapter 3: A Prostate Enlarges (2018) ... Dr. Wexler
 2018 Smallfoot
Dorgle (voice)
 2017 Animal Crackers
Chesterfield (voice)
 2016/III The Comedian
James Berkowitz
 2016 Curmudgeons (Short)
 2016 Wiener-Dog
Dave Schmerz
 2015 Deadbeat (TV Series)
Giuseppe Monamocce
- The Occult Leader (2015) ... Giuseppe Monamocce
 2014 One Direction: Steal My Girl (Music Video short)
Clip director
 2014 All the Wilderness
Dr. Pembry
 2013 Seven Minutes to Save the World (Short)
Righteous Whale
 1991-2013 The Simpsons (TV Series)
Herb Powell
- Changing of the Guardian (2013) ... Herb Powell (voice)
- Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? (1992) ... Herb Powell (voice)
- Oh Brother, Where Art Thou? (1991) ... Herb Powell (voice)
 2012 Today's the Day (Short)
Mr. Bees
 2012 Hotel Noir
Eugene Portland
 2012 Forces of Nature (Video short)
The Lorax (voice)
 2012 The Lorax
The Lorax (voice)
 2011 Girl Walks Into a Bar
 2010 Inside the Actor's Workshop (Video short)
 2010/I I'm Still Here
Danny DeVito
 2010 House Broken
Tom Cathkart
 2010 When in Rome
 2009 Solitary Man
Jimmy Marino
 2008 Little Spirit: Christmas in New York (TV Movie)
Cab Driver / Narrator (voice)
 2008/I Just Add Water
Merl Striker
 2007 Danny DeVito & the Contract (Video short)
Danny DeVito (uncredited)
 2007 Nobel Son
George Gastner
 2007 Reno 911! Miami
District Attorney
 2007 The Good Night
 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/I Even Money
 2006 The Oh in Ohio
Wayne the Pool Guy
 2005 Be Cool
Martin Weir
 2004 Christmas in Love
 2004 Catching Kringle (Short)
General Needham (voice)
 2004 Father of the Pride (TV Series short)
- And the Revolution Continues (2004) ... Emerson (voice)
 2004 Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits (Video) (segment "Victory") (uncredited)
 2004 Friends (TV Series)
Roy - The Stripper
- The One Where the Stripper Cries (2004) ... Roy - The Stripper
 2003 Big Fish
Amos Calloway
 2003 Karen Sisco (TV Series)
Charlie Lucre
- The One That Got Away (2003) ... Charlie Lucre (voice, uncredited)
- Dumb Bunnies (2003) ... Charlie Lucre
 2003 Duplex
Narrator (voice, uncredited)
 2003 Anything Else
Harvey Wexler
 2002 Ed (TV Series)
Dr. Jack Carmichael
- Human Nature (2002) ... Dr. Jack Carmichael
 2002 Austin Powers in Goldmember
Danny DeVito / Famous Mini Me ('Austinpussy')
 2002 Death to Smoochy
Burke Bennett
 2001 Heist
Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
 1999-2000 Biography (TV Series documentary)
- Andy Kaufman (2000) ... Narrator
- Andy Kaufman's Really Big Show (1999) ... Narrator (voice)
 2000 Bette (TV Series)
Danny DeVito
- Pilot (2000) ... 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 Hercules (Video Game)
Philoctetes (voice)
 1997 The Rainmaker
Deck Shifflet
 1997 The Night Is Young (TV Series)
- Pilot release (1997)
 1997 Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules (Video Game)
Philoctetes (voice)
 1997 Men in Black
Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
 1997 Hercules
Phil (voice)
 1997 L.A. Confidential
Sid Hudgens
 1997 Pearl (TV Series)
Dean Martin
- Dean Cuisine (1997) ... Dean Martin
 1996 Mars Attacks!
Rude Gambler
 1996 Space Jam
Swackhammer (voice)
 1996 Matilda
Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
 1995 Little Red Riding Hood (TV Movie)
Wolfie (voice)
 1995 Get Shorty
Martin Weir
 1994 Junior
Dr. Larry Arbogast
 1994 Felony
Featured Extra
 1994 The Larry Sanders Show (TV Series)
Danny DeVito
- The Gift Episode (1994) ... Danny DeVito
 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
 1991 Other People's Money
Lawrence Garfield
 1991 Money (uncredited)
 1990 The Earth Day Special (TV Special)
 1989 The War of the Roses
Gavin D'Amato
 1989 Two Daddies? (TV Movie)
George Johnson (voice)
 1988 Sesame Street (TV Series)
Vincent van Grouch
- Episode #20.19 (1988) ... Vincent van Grouch
 1988 Twins
Vincent Benedict
 1987 Tin Men
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series)
- The Wedding Ring (1986) ... Herbert
 1986 Ruthless People
Sam Stone
 1986 My Little Pony: The Movie
Grundle King (voice)
 1986 Wise Guys
Harry Valentini
 1985 Billy Ocean: When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Going (Music Video short)
Danny DeVito
 1985 Head Office
Frank Stedman
 1985 The Jewel of the Nile
 1985 Happily Ever After (TV Movie)
George Johnson (voice)
 1984 Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters (Music Video)
Danny DeVito (uncredited)
 1984 Johnny Dangerously
 1984 The Ratings Game (TV Movie)
Vic DeSalvo
 1984 CBS Schoolbreak Special (TV Series short)
- All the Kids Do It (1984) ... Ackroyd
 1984 Romancing the Stone
 1983 Likely Stories, Vol. 2 (TV Movie)
Vince D'Angelo (segment "The Selling of Vince D'Angelo")
 1983 The Selling of Vince D'Angelo (TV Movie)
Vince D'Angelo
 1983 Terms of Endearment
Vernon Dahlart
 1978-1983 Taxi (TV Series)
Louie De Palma
- Simka's Monthlies (1983) ... Louie De Palma
- A Grand Gesture (1983) ... Louie De Palma
- Jim's Mario's (1983) ... Louie De Palma
- Tony's Baby (1983) ... Louie De Palma
- Arnie Meets the Kids (1983) ... Louie De Palma
 1981 Going Ape!
 1980 The Associates (TV Series)
Alan Swathmore
- The Out of Town Trip (1980) ... Alan Swathmore (uncredited)
 1980 The Gong Show Movie
Performer (uncredited)
 1979 Valentine (TV Movie)
 1979 Angie (TV Series)
Uncle Cheech
- Uncle Cheech (1979) ... Uncle Cheech
 1979 Swap Meet
 1978 Goin' South
Hog, Moon's Old Gang
 1977 Police Woman (TV Series)
- Death Game (1977) ... Napoleon
 1977 The World's Greatest Lover
Assistant Director
 1977 Starsky and Hutch (TV Series)
John 'John John the Apple' DeAppoliso
- The Collector (1977) ... John 'John John the Apple' DeAppoliso
 1977 The Van
 1977 Delvecchio (TV Series)
Anthony 'Beanzie' Marott
- Requiem for a Loser (1977) ... Anthony 'Beanzie' Marott
 1976 Car Wash
Joe (scenes deleted)
 1976 Atlantic City Jackpot
 1975 Minestrone (Short)
 1975 Deadly Hero
 1973 Peg Leg, Musket & Sabre
Fly Speck
 1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin (Short)
 1971 Lady Liberty
Fred Mancuso
 1970 Dreams of Glass
Show Show Producer (45 credits)
Show Show Director (23 credits)
Show Show Soundtrack (15 credits)
Show Show Writer (4 credits)
Show Show Editor (1 credit)
Show Show Thanks (18 credits)
Show Show Self (244 credits)
Show Show Archive footage (66 credits)

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Personal Details

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Music video for One Direction: "Steal My Girl" 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


4' 9¾" (1.47 m)


Rhea Perlman  (separated)  (3 children)


Jake DeVito | See more »


DeVito (Moccello), Julia | DeVito, Daniel Michael


DeVito, Angela (sibling) | See more »

Did You Know?

Personal Quote:

What you've got to do is think of now, this moment. If you're analyzing the past, or anticipating too far into the future, you don't really concentrate on what you're doing in this moment, and that's the most important thing. Right now! Right now is the most important moment in your entire life. It really is! And it's not because you're talking to me. See more »


Often portrays sinister people in the movies he is in. He played the Penguin, a mutant crime boss, in Batman Returns (1992), a cynical gambler in Space Jam (1996) and Mars Attacks! (1996), a sleazy talent agent in Death to Smoochy (2002) and ruthless and greedy businessmen in Ruthless People (1986), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Matilda (1996) and Other People's Money (1991). See more »


Often directs and produces mean-spirited dark comedies with elements of crime in them. See more »

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