Danny Devito: How Much Does He Earn?

Oscar-nominated, Emmy-winning actor and filmmaker Danny DeVito once said, “Hollywood is a jungle.

Danny is an American actor, producer, and director. Over more than four decades, Danny has seen the good, bad and the ugly phase in Hollywood. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi that ran from 1978 to 1983.

Nevertheless, DeVito says he thrives on the cutthroat nature of the movie business. DeVito said, “Fighting a battle and winning is fun,” and this business is fun and he loved it.

Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito

Quick Facts

Full Name Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.
Net Worth $ 80 Million
Date Of Birth November 17, 1944
Place Of Birth Neptune Township, New Jersey, U.S.
Age 74
Profession Actor, Director, Producer
Height 4  ft 10 in (147 cm)
Girlfriend Rhea Perlman
Children Three

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Danny DeVito is an American actor, comedian, film director and producer who has starred and acted in numerous movies and television shows.

Danny DeVito has a net worth of $80 million.

Outside form the entertainment industry, the Twins actor earned a hefty amount of money from the endorsement d.eals. Back in March 2016, Danny endorsed democratic socialist Bernie Sanders for President.

The same year, he appeared in Jeremy Corbyn’s campaign in the Labour Party leadership election. Once again, DeVito endorses 2020 Democratic presidential hopeful Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont.

Besides, Devito has co-owned a restaurant called DeVito South Beach in Miami Beach, Florida but unfortunately, it was closed in 2011. Also, the twin actor and his wife are the members of the steering committee of Friends of Apollo.

House

DeVito sold the Beverly Hills, California back in 2015 for $24 million. The pair bought a 14,579 square foot mansion in 1994. Furthermore, they owned a bungalow near Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills and multi-residence compound on Broad Beach in Malibu.

 Danny's former Beverly Hills Mansion
Danny’s former Beverly Hills Mansion

Career: Movies and TV Shows

After graduation, Danny worked at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center in Waterford, Connecticut. After seeing the advertisement for Hollywood auditions for a movie In Cold Blood. 

In 1971, Danny landed the role of Martini in an off-Broadway Production of One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest. Four years later, Michael Douglas produced its films and asked him to revive his role. He rose to prominence after appearing as taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the TV series Taxi from 1978 to 1983 for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy award.

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DeVito went on to star in scores of films during the 1980s, ’90s, and 2000s. He starred with Jack Nicholson in the 1983 film Terms of Endearment and also co-starred with Arnold Schwarzenegger in the 1988 comedy Twins.

His other notable film credits include Romancing the StoneRuthless PeopleThrow Momma from the Train, The War of the RosesL.A. Confidential, and Big Fish.

In 2005, he appeared in the cult hit FX series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Thereafter, the Batman Return actor appeared in numerous drama including  Solitary Man. In 2010, he starred with Kristen Bell and Josh Duhamel in the romantic comedy movie When in Rome.

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Additionally, he voiced the lead character in the hit animated film The Lorax in 2012 and eventually lent his voice in 2017 animated movie Animal Crackers.

Moreover, he appeared in several horror movies such as  The Blood Factory.

Director and Producer

In addition to acting, Danny Director earned considerable success as a director and producer. Throughout his career, he has directed several TV series and movies. He has directed a few episodes of Taxi and made his feature film  Throw Momma for the Train.

Aside from that, DeVito owned a production company, Jersey Filmsand earned good money by producing well-regarded movies like Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich and Be Cool. In addition, his directed movies are Train, Hoffa, Matilda, Death of Smoochy, Duplex, and Queen B.

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His 1989 movie The War of Roses was a commercial and critical success. The movie grossed $83.7 million domestically in the USA box office and $160,188,546 worldwide.

Wife and Children

The Taxi director and actor, Danny DeVito has been married to actress Rhea Perlman since 1982. He met Rhea in a 1970 off-Broadway production of The Shrinking Bride in which DeVito also featured.

Rhea Perlman and Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman

Two later DeVito and Perlman moved in together and go hitched on January 28, 1982. A year later, the couple welcomed their first child,  a daughter named Lucy Chet DeVito and then second and third children; Grace Fan DeVito and Jacob Daniel DeVito were born in 1985 and 1985 respectively.

Danny and Rhea separated in 2012 after being married for 30 years and over 40 years together. However, the duo reconciled in March 2013. Again, four years later, in March 2017, DeVito and Perlman split up for a second time. His wife stated that they had no intention to filed for divorce and reunited.

Early Life,

Danny DeVito was born as Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. on November 17, 1944, to Julia, and Danny Sr.in Neptune, New Jersey. He attended d Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grammar School.

Then he went on to Oratory Prep High School in Summit, New Jersey, where he tried his hand at acting for the first time. Later Danny joined the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he graduated in 1966.

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