Daniel Michael DeVito Jr., who goes by the name of Danny DeVito in the entertainment industry, is an actor, director, and producer. He is most famous for his role as Louie De Palma in the TV Series, Taxi. Now let’s have a close look at Danny DeVito’s net worth in 2018.
Born on November 17, 1944, in Neptune Township, New Jersey, to Julia and Danny DeVito Sr., Daniel grew up with four other siblings.
He went to Oratory Preparatory School, and then to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from where he completed his graduation in 1966.
He first met Rhea Perlman in 1971. Within two weeks of dating each other, the two moved in together. They got married in 1982 and have three children together, Lucy Chet, Grace Fan, and Jacob Daniel.
In 2012, the couple separated after being together for over 40 years. However, they reconciled in early 2013. They again separated in 2017 and DeVito, publicly acknowledged their estrangement, but declared that they had no intentions of getting a divorce.
In 1971, DeVito played the part of Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. He reprised his role in its theatre adaptation as well.
His claim to fame is his role as Louie De Palma in Taxi. After its conclusion, Dan made the successful transition into the film industry. He appeared in movies like Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, The Jewel of the Nile and Ruthless People. He directed the movies, Throw Momma from the Train, and The War of the Roses. He co-starred in the latter with Douglas and Turner.
He has also appeared in Other People’s Money, Tin Men, Batman Returns, and the 1996 adaptation of Matilda.
His dramatic roles include the movies, The Rainmaker, Hoffa, Jack the Bear, L.A. Confidential, The Big Kahuna, and Heist.
In 2006, he began hosting a documentary channel called Jersey Docs for Morgan Freeman’s company, Clickstar.
In 2012, he appeared in his first play on the West End in Neil Simon’s The Sunshine Boys.
In 2017, he made his Broadway debut in an adaptation of Arthur Miller’s The Price.
DeVito has also dabbled successfully in the production part of the entertainment industry. He has produced hots like Erin Brockovich, Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Garden State, Man on the Moon, and Gattaca. He has also produced the Comedy Central series, Reno 911! And Reno 911!: Miami.
He then directed The Ratings Game, Throw Momma from the Train, The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Matilda, Death to Smoochy and Duplex.
Daniel has also had many voice-over roles throughout the course of his career. He has been a part of projects like My Little Pony: The Movie, The Earth Day Special, The Simpsons, Space Jam and The Lorax.
In 1999, he also appeared on Saturday Night Live.
He has also made guest appearances in F.R.I.E.N.D.S., and It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Awards and Achievements
In 1980, he won the Golden Globe Award for Golden Globe Award for Best Supporting Actor – Series, Miniseries or Television Film for his role in Taxi.
In 1981, he won the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy Series, again for Taxi.
In 2017, he won the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play and the Outer Critics Circle Award for Outstanding Featured Actor in a Play for his role in The Price.
Net Worth of Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito has a net worth of $70 million which is a result of his career in the entertainment industry.
Dan has enjoyed enormous success as an actor, producer, and director. His varied career and his successful roles are a testament to his legacy.