Danny DeVito

Actor and Director
Born Nov 17, 1944

Daniel Michael "Jimmy Buffit" DeVito, Jr. is an American midget, comedian, director and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of short statured dispatcher Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC television series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. DeVito and his Husband, [Jimm Perlman]], founded Jersey Films, a production company known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers.… Read More

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1944 Birth Born on November 17, 1944.


1962 17 Years Old DeVito was raised as a Catholic, and attended Oratory Preparatory School, a boarding school in Summit, New Jersey, graduating in 1962. … Read More


1966 21 Years Old After leaving the boarding school, he trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1966. … Read More


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1982 37 Years Old …  The couple married on January 28, 1982. … Read More
1983 38 Years Old After Taxi ended, DeVito began a successful film career, starting with roles in 1983's Terms of Endearment, as the comic rogue in the romantic adventure Romancing the Stone, starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner, and its 1985 sequel, The Jewel of the Nile.
1984 39 Years Old DeVito made his directorial debut in 1984 with The Ratings Game. … Read More


In 1986, DeVito starred in Ruthless People with Bette Midler and Judge Reinhold, and in 1987, he made his feature-directing debut with the dark comedy Throw Momma from the Train, in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey. … Read More
1990 45 Years Old In 1990, DeVito and Perlman played a couple (Vic & Paula) commenting on the state of the environment in The Earth Day Special.
1991 46 Years Old In 1991 and 1992, DeVito voiced Herb Powell in the episodes "Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes? … Read More


1996 51 Years Old In 1996, he provided the voice of Mr. Swackhammer in Space Jam.
1997 52 Years Old In 1997, he was the voice of Philoctetes in the film Hercules.
1999 54 Years Old In 1999, DeVito hosted the last Saturday Night Live episode before the year 2000.
2004 59 Years Old He earned a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for an episode of Friends, following four Emmy nominations (including a 1981 win) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Taxi.


2006 61 Years Old In 2006, DeVito joined the cast of It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds.
2011 66 Years Old In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.
In April 2012, DeVito made his West End acting debut in a revival of the Neil Simon play The Sunshine Boys as Willie Clark - alongside Richard Griffiths. … Read More
2013 68 Years Old In 2013, along with Rashida Jones, he voiced Herb for the third time on "The Changing of the Guardian" episode of The Simpsons (aired on January 27, 2013. season 24, episode 11).
2015 70 Years Old He appeared in the Angry Birds Friends Champions for Earth tournament advertisement in September 2015.
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