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Actor, director and producer Danny DeVito was born Nov. 17, 1944, in Neptune, N.J. A graduate of the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in New York, he worked briefly as a hairdresser. After making his film debut in the obscure Dreams of Glass (1970), DeVito first gained wide attention as Martini in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), the first of several teamings with Jack Nicholson.

DeVito had a popular run as Louie De Palma on the TV sitcom "Taxi" and lent irreplaceable presence to Romancing the Stone, Ruthless People, Twins, Batman Returns (as The Penguin), L.A. Confidential, Big Fish and more.

Throw Momma from the Train (1987) marked DeVito's directing debut; he went on to helm The War of the Roses, Hoffa, Matilda and Death to Smoochy. As a producer, he was responsible for Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Out of Sight, Erin Brockovich, Be Cool and others.

Danny DeVito in The Comedian

The Comedian

2017 R

Once a TV star, now an angry stand-up comedian, Jackie can't seem to get his mojo back with audiences who refuse to see him as other than his sitcom character. Not surprisingly, he snaps -- accosting a heckler. And that lands him community service.

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  • Danny DeVito in Hercules Hercules
  • Danny DeVito in Dr. Seuss' The Lorax Dr. Seuss' The Lorax
  • Danny DeVito in Heist Heist
  • Danny DeVito in Terms of Endearment Terms of Endearment
  • Danny DeVito in Bottle Shock Bottle Shock
  • Danny DeVito in Matilda Matilda
  • Danny DeVito in Romancing the Stone Romancing the Stone
  • Danny DeVito in The Rainmaker The Rainmaker
  • Danny DeVito in Space Jam Space Jam
  • Danny DeVito in The Jewel of the Nile The Jewel of the Nile
  • Danny DeVito in Batman Returns Batman Returns
  • Danny DeVito in Be Cool Be Cool
  • Danny DeVito in Ruthless People Ruthless People
  • Danny DeVito in Man on the Moon Man on the Moon
  • Danny DeVito in The Virgin Suicides The Virgin Suicides
  • Danny DeVito in When in Rome When in Rome
  • Danny DeVito in Goin' South Goin' South
  • Danny DeVito in Johnny Dangerously Johnny Dangerously
  • Danny DeVito in Twins Twins
  • Danny DeVito in Death to Smoochy Death to Smoochy
  • Danny DeVito in Throw Momma from the Train Throw Momma from the Train
  • Danny DeVito in Tin Men Tin Men
  • Danny DeVito in Deck the Halls Deck the Halls
  • Danny DeVito in Solitary Man Solitary Man
  • Danny DeVito in Wise Guys Wise Guys
  • Danny DeVito in Junior Junior
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  • Danny DeVito in The Big Kahuna The Big Kahuna
  • Danny DeVito in Saturday Night Live: Christmas Saturday Night Live: Christmas
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  • Danny DeVito in The Good Night The Good Night
  • Danny DeVito in Nobel Son Nobel Son
  • Danny DeVito in A Girl Walks into a Bar A Girl Walks into a Bar
  • Danny DeVito in Atlantic City Jackpot Atlantic City Jackpot
  • Danny DeVito in Look Who's Talking Now Look Who's Talking Now
  • Danny DeVito in Screwed Screwed
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  • Danny DeVito in Duplex Duplex
  • Danny DeVito in It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
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  • Danny DeVito in Reno 911!: Miami Reno 911!: Miami
  • Danny DeVito in House Broken House Broken
  • Danny DeVito in Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People Merv Griffin: 40 Interesting People
  • Danny DeVito in Taxi Taxi
  • Danny DeVito in Head Office Head Office
  • Danny DeVito in Jack the Bear Jack the Bear
  • Danny DeVito in Living Out Loud Living Out Loud
  • Danny DeVito in Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1 Sunday Morning Shootout: Best of Season 1
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