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Danny DeVito Net Worth

January 27, 2019
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How much is Danny DeVito worth? $80 Million

How did Danny DeVito earn his money and wealth?

Danny DeVito is an actor and filmmaker whose formal name is Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. He was born on November 17, 1944, at Neptune Township, New Jersey and grew up with two sisters as his siblings. He studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts after which he joined the theatre. He started performing in theatre at the Eugene O’Neill Theatre Centre in Waterford, Connecticut with the Colonnades Theatre Lab. He also appeared in plays along with his wife which were produced by Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.

DeVito started his film career with the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975. His breakthrough role came in 1978 when he played Louie De Palma in “Taxi” (1978). He won a Golden Globe as well as an Emmy. He has also starred in “Terms of Endearment” (1983), “Romancing the Stone” (1984), “the Jewel in the Nile” (1985) and “Ruthless People” (1986).

DeVito made his directorial debut in “Throw Momma from the Train” (1987), and later directed  “The War of the Roses” (1989) and “Other People’s Money” (1991). DeVito has also hosted documentary shows such as “Jersey Docs” (2006) and was interviewed for “Revenge in the Electric Car” (2011) due to his interest in electric vehicles. DeVito has always been interested in theatre and made his comeback in the play “The Sunshine Boys” (2012). He also made his debut on Broadway in 2017 when he acted in “the Price” for which he was nominated a Tony Award.

DeVito founded a production company, “Jersey Films” along with Michael Shamberg. They produced films like “Garden State” (2004), “Pulp Fiction” (1994) and “Freedom Writers” (2007). DeVito has appeared in the song “Steal My Girl” by the band One Direction where he played a fictional version of himself.

DeVito is married to Rhea Palmer whom he met in 1971 when she went to watch a play where DeVito performed along with her friend. They moved in together after 2 weeks of knowing each other. They have three children: two daughters, Lucy and Grace and a son, Jacob. Palmer and DeVito have acted in many films together including movies such as “Taxi” and “Matilda”. They have two homes, one in Beverley Hills, California and Broad Beach in Malibu. DeVito has tried his hand at other ventures as well. He co-owned a restaurant “DeVito South Beach” in Miami Beach, Florida until it was closed down in 2011.

What are the highest rated movies of Danny DeVito?

  1. Pulp Fiction (1994) 8.9 (Producer)
  2. One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) 8.7
  3. The Misbehavers (2004) 8.5
  4. A. Confidential (1997) 8.3
  5. Big Fish (2003) 8.0
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