Danny DeVito

Danny DeVito

Actor
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Life Story

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 whose ventures included a dry cleaning shop, a dairy outlet, a diner, and a pool hall.

Family

Rhea Perlman (28 January 1982 - present) (3 children)

Trivia

Went to Oratory Prepatory School in Summit, NJ.
Italian-American
Before he became an actor he was a qualified hairdresser (stylist)
Son-in-law of Philip Perlman.
Brother-in-law of Heide Perlman.
In his New Jersey hometown, one of his relatives ran a hair salon with the relatives of another actor from his neighborhood, Jack Nicholson.
Was considered for the role of Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) but could not do it due to his TV commitments. The role went to John Rhys-Davies instead.

Personal Quotes 

It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.
Jersey is always with me. I was one of the lucky ones. Asbury Park is just the greatest place in the world to spend your childhood.
I used to love Benny Hill because he's nuts. And Monty Python [Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)].
I'll watch Ricky Gervais in anything he does. The guy's hilarious.

Filmography

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