About Danny Devito
Daniel Michael DeVito, better known as Danny DeVito, is a popular American actor, movie producer, director and comedian. He rose to the fame in the late 1970s, appearing in television series Taxi, which garnered him an Emmy and two Golden Globe awards. In 1990s DeVito and his friend Michael Shamberg founded a company Jersey Films, which is responsible for such blockbusters as Freedom Writers, Garden State and Pulp Fiction. He also owns Jersey Television. Danny is also the owner of Jersey Television, famous for Comedy Central show Reno 911!. As for 2013, DeVito has a main role in situation comedy Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Danny DeVito net worth is currently estimated at $70 million.
Danny was born in New Jersey, in a family of Daniel Michael and Julia DeVito. His mother was a homemaker, while his father was a minor businessman, who held a dairy outlet, cleaning store, pool hall and luncheonette. Danny is the third child in the family and has three older sisters. Both of his parents were of Italian decent and it was the only language spoken in his family house. He attended a boarding school and continued his studies in American Academy of Dramatic Art.
In the late 1960s DeVito started acting in Eugene O’Neill Theater Center and Colonnades Theatre Lab. Although stage acting did not make a considerable contribution to boosting Danny DeVito net worth, it helped him meet his future wife Rhea Perlman, at the time- an actress with Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
The two fell in love from the first sight and moved in together who weeks after meeting on the play The Shrinking Bride. They got married in 1982, after more than 10 year of friendship, and soon Rhea gave birth to their three kids: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito and Jacob Daniel DeVito. In 2012, after more than four decades together Danny and Rhea failed for separation. However, a few months later the media reported that the couple had reconciled and decided to give their marriage a second chance. During the years of marriage Perlman and DeVito acted side by side in a number of movies, including Matilda and Taxi. Rhea is best known for her role in a sitcom Cheers. Although this actress was fairly successful in her professional career, her fortune never came close to Danny DeVito net worth.
Danny’s career in television took off in 1978, when he landed a role in popular television show Taxi. In 1983 DeVito was cast for the major role in Terms of Endearment. Not only this movie added a solid sum to Danny DeVito net worth, it also helped him establish himself as a first rate Hollywood actor. During the rest of 80s Danny appeared in a number of successful films, including The Jewel of the Nile, Ruthless People, Throw Momma from the Train and The War of Roses. In 1992 DeVito directed a movie The Rainmaker, where he also co-starred with a friend and colleague Jack Nicholson.