How much is Danny Devito Net Worth and how he made all of it? All your queries are solved in this article!
- Danny DeVito Net Worth: $80 Million
- Born: November 17, 1944
- Gender: Male
- Country of Origin: United States of America
- Source of Wealth: Professional Actor
- Profession: Film Producer, Director, Filmmaker, Actor, Businessman, Screenwriter, Voice actor, Singer and Comedian
Danny DeVito has been in Hollywood for decades and his career doesn’t seem to be slowing down any time soon.
He is an American actor, producer, director, and filmmaker from New Jersey. A prominent part of his fame came from his role as a taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the hit television series ‘Taxi’. This show won him an Emmy Award and a Golden Globe as well. As of 2021, Danny DeVito Net Worth is estimated to be roughly $80 million.
His Early Life:
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. was born in Neptune, New Jersey on the 17th of November, 1944. He is the son of Daniel DeVito and Julia.
The millionaire had epiphyseal dysplasia (Fairbank’s disease) that is rare. But genetic disorder affects bone growth and resulted in him having a short stature (he is 4 feet and 10 inches tall). Danny was raised in Asbury’s park and has two older sisters. He has an Italian accent and was raised as a Catholic boy.
DeVito went to a boarding school on his own request to his father. And later attended the ‘Oratory Preparatory School’ in New Jersey, Summit. There, he first began acting like appearing in a couple of school productions of ‘the Billion Dollar Saint’ and the ‘St. Francis of Assisi’. He then started working at his sister’s salon. And after working for 18 months there, DeVito decided to pursue a career in the cosmetics industry. Danny applied for the ‘American Academy of Dramatic Arts’ and for that, he was required to submit a monologue. He got quite the positive feedback on it and quickly switched to acting. He graduated in 1966 from that academy.
Danny Devito Career:
Daniel DeVito Jr. has been flaunting his charismatic persona on our television screens since the ’70s. And we can’t seem to get enough of this millionaire’s talent. The younger generation knows this icon from the 90’s film ‘Matilda’ but the older generation recalls Danny from his time on ‘Taxi’. But Danny DeVito Net Worth didn’t just come from his acting career.
Righter after his graduation in 1966, started working in Waterford at the ‘Eugene O’Neill Theater Center’. After he saw an advertisement, he auditioned for a part in the film version of ‘Cold Blood’. DeVito then auditioned for a role in the new NBC series titled ‘Taxi’ where he played the role of an oppressive cab driver. This role got him an Emmy for ‘Best Supporting Actor’ and the show ran for almost 5 years.
He played a role in his first directorial venture ‘Throw Momma from the Train’, a dark comedy. This film also starred actors like Rob Reiner and Billy Crystal and was a massive hit. DeVito debuted in a play called ‘The Sunshine Boys’ at the ‘West End’ in 2012 where he acted alongside Richard Griffiths. This play previewed for a 12- week season at the ‘Savoy Theatre’.
Generally, DeVito considered being a comedic actor due to the witty roles he has played in the past years. However, this doesn’t mean that he hasn’t appeared in multiple dramatic roles as well. These include ‘The Rainmaker (1997)’, ‘L. A Confidential (1997)’, and ‘The Big Kahuna (1999)’, ‘Heist (2001)’.
Not only on-screen, but Danny also has an impressive list of voiceover projects under his belt too for animated films like ‘My Little Pony: The Movie (1986)’, ‘Hercules (1997), ‘Space Jam (1996), and ‘The Lorax (2012). He even did a voice over for multiple episodes of the TV series ‘The Simpsons’ for the character Herb Powell.
The star appeared in a couple of ads too for M&Ms and QuickBooks. In 2011, Danny DeVito received an honorable star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame’. From the timeframe of 2012 to 2019, this icon played many characters with different shades in multiple films like ‘Dumbo’, ‘Weiner- Dog’, ‘Hotel Noir’, ‘All the Wilderness’ etc. The multi- talented millionaire also made an appearance in British Boy Band ‘One Direction’ music video for ‘Steal My Girl’ where he served as the band’s visionary director.
Now, as of 2020, Danny DeVito Net Worth is estimated to be a whopping figure of $80 million.
Main Highlights of his career:
- Matilda (Movie, 1996)
- Taxi (NBC’s television series, 1978)
- Dumbo (Movie, 2019)
DeVito’s Personal Life:
On January 17th, 1971, DeVito met actress Rhea Perlman when she came to see the play ‘The Shirking Bride’ in which DeVito was also. Two weeks later, the couple had already moved in together and got married in 1982. They have three children together and after 30 years of marriage, they both split up in October 2012. They went on and off after that but they have stated that they both do not intent on filing a divorce.
The star couple has played alongside each other in many roles during their careers such as the movie ‘Matilda’ and the show ‘Taxi’.
Danny DeVito and Rhea Perlman lived in a 14,579 square foot house in Beverly Hills for many years. The couple purchased the property back in 1994 and sold it in 2015 for $24 million. After it was listed a few years earlier for more than $30 million off-market.