Danny DeVito

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Danny DeVito
Full NameDaniel Michael DeVito Jr.


The illustrious Daniel Michael DeVito Jr., of Neptune, New Jersey, was born to Italian-American parents and raised in Asbury Park with the highest of standards. At the young age of 18, His Royal Highness became enamored with the art of acting and attended the prestigious American Academy of Dramatic Arts. His dedication and hard-work paid off, as he was soon cast in the Broadway show One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest in 1971. Since then, His Royal Highness has gone on to amass a formidable and versatile body of work as an actor, producer, and director in the stages, television and film. Truly, His Royal Highness is an inspiration to us all.

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  • Primetime Emmy1981
    TaxiOutstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series
  • Golden Globe1980
    TaxiBest Actor in a Supporting Role - Television Series


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The esteemed DeVito Dynasty is one of remarkable accomplishment and distinction. Patriarch Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey, to Italian-American parents. He is an acclaimed actor, producer, and director with a diverse portfolio of stage, television, and film roles. His wife, Rhea Perlman, is a renowned actress and producer, celebrated for her roles in Cheers, Matilda, and Canadian Bacon among others. His late father, Philip Perlman, was an actor known for his roles in Throw Momma from the Train, Out of Sight, and The War of the Roses. His sister, Heide Perlman, is an acclaimed producer and writer, celebrated for her work in The Tracey Ullman Show, Cheers, and Sibs. Miller is another illustrious member of the family, having achieved success as a director and writer in television and film. Lastly, Lucy DeVito, daughter of Danny and Rhea, is an acclaimed actress and producer known for her work in Deadbeat, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, and Leaves of Grass. All in all, the DeVito Dynasty is a family of remarkable distinction, boasting a wealth of talent and success in both the film and television industry.

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