Danny DeVito is a highly acclaimed American producer, director and actor, very well known for his award-winning role as Louie de Palma on Taxi, a hit TV show in the late 70’s and early 80’s… Since then, he has acted in numerous films as well as on stage. He has also produced and directed many films. His talent has been recognized with dozens of award nominations and he has won a few of them.
So what is Danny DeVito net worth in 2018? What are Danny DeVito’s salary/earnings? Read on…
Danny DeVito, also known as Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. is an American producer, director and actor. Born in Neptune Township, New Jersey on November 17, 1944, he grew up in Asbury Park New Jersey with two older sisters. His parents, small business owner Daniel DeVito, Sr. and Julia DeVito are originally from San Fele, Basilicata. After graduating from the Oratory Preparatory school in 1962, Danny went on to study at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts. He graduated from there in 1966.
Initially, Danny kicked off his acting career by playing the role of Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, both in the 1971 off-Broadway play as well as the 1975 film. But Danny DeVito shot to fame in 1978 when he played Louie de Palma on Taxi, a hit TV show about the Sunshine cCb Company of which Danny played the role of the dispatcher. Since then, Danny kicked off a glorious acting career, the highlights of which include Tin Men, Throw Momma from the Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Ruthless People, Man on the Moon, Terms of Endearment, Romancing the Stone, Twins, Batman Returns, Look Who’s Talking Now, Big Fish, Other People’s Money, Get Shorty, Be Cool, and L.A. Confidential.
In this period, he also starred as a competitive rival salesman in Tin Men directed by Barry Levinson, in Other People’s Money with Gregory Peck, the comedies Twins and Junior with Arnold Schwarzenegger, as a deformed sociopath The Penguin in director Tim Burton’s Batman Returns (1992) and also in the 1996 film adaptation Matilda. Most of his roles are comedy roles. However, Danny did play dramatic parts in certain movies including Hoffa (1992), The Rainmaker (1997), L.A. Confidential, Jack the Bear (1993), The Big Kahuna, and Heist (2001), as a gangster nemesis of Joe Moore (Gene Hackman).
DeVito has demonstrated his interest in documentaries. He hosts Jersey Docs, which is a documentary channel on Clickstar, a company in which he has a partnership with Morgan Freeman. Danny has also shared his interest in electric vehicles on an interview in documentary Revenge of the Electric Car.
Apart from acting, DeVito is a major film and television producer. Among the films he has produced through Jersey Films are Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich (which was nominated for an Academy Award Best Picture), Gattaca, and Garden State. He also produced the TV series Reno 911! On Comedy Central as well as the film spin-off Reno 911!: Miami.
As a director, he made his feature-directing debut in 1987 with the dark comedy Throw Momma from the Train, in which he starred with Billy Crystal and Anne Ramsey. Other works which he directed and co-starred in are The War of the Roses, in which he worked again with Douglas and Turner, and Hoffa (1992) with Jack Nicholson. He also directed The Ratings Game (1984), Matilda (1996), Death to Smoochy (2002) , Duplex (2003) and Queen B (2005).
Devito’s TV career is just as colourful as his film portfolio as an actor, director and producer. He played the role of John ‘John John the Apple’ DeAppoliso in the 1977Starsky and Hutch episode titled “The Collector”. In 1986, DeVito directed and starred in “The Wedding Ring”, a season 2 episode of Steven Spielberg’s Amazing Stories as well as Frank Reynolds in Its Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
Danny has also dabbled in voiceovers, including the Grundle King in the 1986 movie My Little Pony: The Movie, Herb Powell in the episodes “Brother, Can You Spare Two Dimes?” and “Oh Brother, Where Art Thou?” of The Simpsons, Mr. Swackhammer in Space Jam (1996), and the voice of Philoctetes in the film Hercules (1997).
Other achievements include hosting the last Saturday Night Live episode for the year 1999, four Emmy nominations (including a 1981 win) for Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy for Taxi, a 2004 Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series for an episode of Friends and a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2011 for his work in television.
Danny DeVito has had a long and lucrative career as a producer, director and actor. In all, we estimate Danny DeVito net worth in 2018 at between $70 million and $80 million..