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Danny Devito Net worth, Age, Height, Family & More [2024]

Danny Devito Net worth, Age, Height, Family & More [2024]

Last updated on: May 27, 2024

Danny DeVito (born on November 17, 1944) is a prominent American actor, filmmaker, and producer. He is known for his distinctive stature, small height, and his versatile career in TV, film, and stage.

DeVito first gained recognition for his role as the abrasive taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi, which aired from 1978 to 1983. This earned him both a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.

His career spans several decades and includes notable roles in films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Batman Returns, Matilda, and L.A. Confidential. DeVito is also well-known for his portrayal of Frank Reynolds on the long-running television series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

In addition to his acting career, DeVito has made significant contributions as a producer and director. He co-founded Jersey Films, a production company that produced hits like Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich, and Get Shorty.

As of June 2024, Danny DeVito is 79 years and 7 months old, his estimated net worth is $80 million and he stands at a height of 4 feet and 10 inches (147 cm or 1.47 m) tall.

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Bio / Wiki

Full Name

Daniel Michael DeVito Jr.


Danny DeVito


Actor, producer, director, and screenwriter.


Early Life and Career Beginnings

After high school, Danny decided to move to New York City in 1963 to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. Initially, he wanted to study cosmetology, but he discovered his true passion for acting.

While attending the National Playwrights Conference in Waterford, Connecticut, during the 1960s, Danny met Michael Douglas, who would later become a close friend and collaborator. In the 1970s, he also met his future wife, actress Rhea Perlman.

Breakout Role in Taxi

Danny’s big break came in 1978 when he landed the role of Louie De Palma, the sharp-tongued taxi dispatcher, on the TV show Taxi. This role made him famous and won him both a Golden Globe and an Emmy Award. Louie De Palma became one of the most memorable characters on TV because of his witty and often mean personality.

Successful Film Career

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, Danny continued to shine as a character actor in movies. Some of his popular films from this time include Romancing the Stone (1984), Ruthless People (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), and Twins (1988). Danny also tried his hand at directing and made several successful movies like The War of the Roses (1989) and Hoffa (1992). One of his most famous roles was playing the villain, The Penguin, in the 1992 movie Batman Returns, which got him an MTV Movie Award nomination.

Production Company Jersey Films

In 1992, Danny and his wife, Rhea Perlman, started a production company called Jersey Films. They produced many popular and critically acclaimed movies, such as Pulp Fiction (1994), Get Shorty (1995), Erin Brockovich (2000), and Garden State. They also produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911! through Jersey Television.

Later Career

In 2006, Danny returned to TV with a major role in the hit comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia, which became very popular and ran for 15 seasons. In 2012, he voiced the main character in the animated film Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax. He continued acting in movies like Jumanji: The Next Level (2019) and the upcoming Haunted Mansion. Today, Danny DeVito is still very active in the entertainment industry as an actor, director, and producer, working with many top talents in Hollywood.



One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975)

Best Known for

Taxi (1978–1983)


Full list.

Personal Profile and Background Details

Date of Birth

17 November 1944


As of today, Danny is 79 years, 7 months, and 8 days old.

Zodiac sign



Danny Devito signature



Birth Place

Neptune Township, New Jersey, U.S.



School / College / University

Danny DeVito Young

Danny DeVito went to Our Lady of Mount Carmel Grammar School and then Oratory Prep School in Summit, New Jersey, where he graduated in 1962.

After high school, he started working at his sister’s beauty salon as a cosmetician.

In 1963, he decided to study more about beauty and makeup, so he enrolled at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York City. However, while he was there, he discovered that he loved acting even more. He ended up studying acting and graduated from the academy in 1966.



Danny went to a Catholic prep school when he was a kid. His first acting role was playing St. Francis of Assisi at school. Danny later married Rhea Perlman, who is Jewish, and they found a way to celebrate both of their faiths together. Danny explained it in a fun way: “We do the seders and the Christmas tree. We hide the matzo and have the Easter Bunny. But we don’t do things like Lent. We only do the fun stuff. We took away the burning-in-hell part.”

Even though Danny still identifies as Catholic, he doesn’t follow all the strict rules of the religion. He likes to focus on the enjoyable traditions rather than the serious ones. As one person put it, “All fun without the burning in hell? That’s barely Catholic. I don’t think we could say he’s devout.”

Race / Ethnicity

Danny is of Italian descent. All of his grandparents were from Italy. His dad’s father came from a place called San Felè in the Basilicata region, and his dad’s mother was named Mary. His mom’s father, named Louis, also came from Basilicata, and his mom’s mother, Angelina, had parents from a town called Anzi in the same region.

Danny has mentioned that his family comes from San Felè, and when he was growing up, their house was always full of relatives visiting from Italy.

Food Habits

Danny DeVito is known to have some unusual and picky eating habits. When he was performing in the play “The Price” on Broadway, he had to eat a hard-boiled egg during each show. At first, he ate the whole egg, which made his stomach upset. He then decided to eat only half the egg and save the rest, which not only helped his stomach but also made the audience laugh.

Danny is famous for always having an egg in his pocket while working. This quirky habit was even featured in a funny scene from his TV show “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” where his character offers “an egg in these tryin’ times.” He really likes eggs and often includes them in his meals and snacks.

Besides eggs, Danny is considered a “weird eater.” He can be picky and doesn’t always eat regular meals. Sometimes, he waits for treats and table scraps instead. Even though he has these unique eating habits, he doesn’t have any serious food allergies or aversions. Danny just likes to eat in his own special way.


DeVito has some interesting hobbies. He likes going to the Coachella music festival, where he enjoys listening to many different types of music, including classical, opera, rock, punk, and country. Another quirky habit of his is carrying around hard-boiled eggs, which he often eats during performances.

In an interview with his Twins co-star Arnold Schwarzenegger, Danny mentioned that he enjoys painting, art, drawing, and sculpture. He also loves visiting Palm Springs, probably because of the music festivals held there.

Physical Attributes and Measurements


  • In feet: 4′ 10″
  • In Centimeters: 147 cm
  • In meters: 1.47 m


  • In kilograms: 57 kg
  • In Pounds: 125.6 lbs

Body Measurements

  • Chest Size: 40 inches
  • Biceps Size: 12 inches
  • Waist Size: 34 inches

Shoe size

8 (US)

Eye color

Dark Brown

Hair Color



Danny DeVito was born in Neptune, New Jersey to Daniel Michael DeVito Sr., who owned a small business, and Julia DeVito, who was a homemaker. Danny has two older sisters, Angela and Theresa, and they all grew up in a close-knit family.

In 1982, Danny married Rhea Perlman, who is famous for her role on the TV show Cheers. Together, they have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito.


Rhea Perlman (1982–Present)

Danny DeVito with wife Rhea Perlman


Daniel DeVito, Sr. (Small Business Owner)

Danny DeVito with father Daniel DeVito, Sr.


Julia DeVito

Danny DeVito with mother Julia DeVito


Angela Lucia (Older Sister)

Danny DeVito sister Angela Lucia

Theresa Scialla (Older Sister)

Danny DeVito older sister Theresa Scialla


Lucy DeVito (daughter) (actress)

Danny DeVito with daughter Lucy DeVito

Grace Fan DeVito (daughter) (film producer)

Danny DeVito daughter Grace Fan DeVito

Jake DeVito (son) (actor)

Danny DeVito son Jake DeVito


Michael DeVito (Paternal Grandfather)

Mary DeVito (Paternal Grandmother)

Ludovico Moccello (Maternal Grandfather)

Angelina Moccello (Maternal Grandmother)

Relationship & More

Marital Status

Married to Rhea Perlman

Marriage Date

28 January 1982

Girlfriend and Dating History

Rhea Perlman (1971—Present)

Danny DeVito with wife Rhea Perlman old image

Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman have a really interesting relationship that started way back in the 1970s. They began dating in 1971 and got married on January 28, 1982. That’s a long time ago! Throughout their marriage, they had three kids together: Lucy, Grace, and Jacob.

After being tohether for more than 3 decades, they separated in 2012, they never actually got a divorce. They decided to stay connected and be good friends, especially for their children.

Favorite Things

Favorite Fancy Dress Costume

An Apple

Net Worth 2024

$80 million

As of June 2024, it’s estimated that Danny DeVito has a net worth of about $80 million, based on information from different reliable sources.

Danny makes money in a few different ways because he’s super talented and has been in the entertainment industry for a long time.

First, he earns money from acting in movies and TV shows. You might know him from Taxi or It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. When actors like Danny star in popular shows or movies, they get paid a lot.

Danny is also involved in making movies happen. He has a company called Jersey Films, and they’ve produced some big hits like Pulp Fiction. When those movies do well, Danny makes money from them too.

Sometimes, he does stage performances too. Even though stage shows don’t pay as much as movies, they’re still a fun way for actors to showcase their talent and earn some extra cash.

Plus, Danny might also earn money from doing ads or showing up at events. When famous people like him appear in commercials or go to public events, they get paid for it.

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Car collection

1. Toyota Prius
2. Mercedes-Benz

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