Danny DeVito is a famous actor and filmmaker in America. He gained the popularity for playing the role of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the Taxi television series. DeVito and Michael Shamberg are the co-founders of Jersey Films. He produced the comedy central series named Reno 911 in his own Jersey television. Devito became a prominent film star for playing various roles in several films like Ruthless People, Tin Man, Terms of Endearment, Man on the Moon, and many more. Here is the quick summary of net worth of Danny DeVito in 2020.
Early Life & Biography:
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey to his parents Daniel DeVito and Julia DeVito. He was raised in Asbury Park, New Jersey, although his family is originally from San Fele, Basilicata.
Devito completed his schooling in 1962, from Oratory Preparatory School, which is a boarding school in Summit, New Jersey. After completing the studies from boarding school, he was trained in the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, where he completed his graduation in 1966.
He performed with the Colonnades Theater Lab in his early theater days at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center which is located in Waterford, Connecticut. He also appeared in the plays produced by the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective along with his wife, Rhea Perlman.
On January 28, 1982, Devito got married to Rhea Perlman who is a famous actress. They both starred together in a film named Matilda which was released in 1996 which is based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel. The couple was blessed with three children. He formerly owned a restaurant named DeVito South Beach which is located in Miami Beach, Florida. He was a vegetarian and also an animal lover.
Career, Awards & Nominations:
In 1975, Devito starred film One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by playing the role of Martini. Later he got a chance to play the role of Louie De Palma in the show named Taxi which earned him a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. After the completion of Taxi show, Devito started his successful film career starting with the roles in 1983’s Terms of Endearment as a comic rogue.
After working for two years, Devito got reunited with Douglas and Turner to make The War of the Roses, which he directed and co-starred in the film. Although he is a comic actor, he expanded into dramatic roles in the movies Hoffa and The Rainmaker which he directed and co-starred in both the films.
Devito started his partnership with Morgan Freeman’s company ClickStar, because of his interest in documentaries. His first theatre play was previewed at the Savoy Theatre on April 27, 2012, in London.
He also made his Broadway debut in a Roundabout Theatre Company for the revival of the Arthur Miller play The Price for which he was nominated for a Tony Award. He also appeared in the short film named Curmudgeons which he directed and produced.
DeVito was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Picture for Erin Brockovich for his work on producing the film. In 2004, he earned the Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series named Friends in an episode.
Net Worth and Earnings:
And now we finally got into the actual calculations of Danny DeVito’s net worth. The estimated net worth of Devito is more than $100 million. He earned all this fortune by working as an actor, filmmaker, producer, and a comedian. He also owns Jersey films and Jersey television where is one is for producing films, and the other is for producing a comedy central series.
Besides producing, directing and starring in the films, Devito was also worked as the voice-over in the movies such as Hercules, Space Jam, The Simpsons, and The Lorax. He had also made appearances in other media by playing the fictional version of himself in a music video song named Steal My Girl.