Danny Devito is known in the showbiz industry today as something of a living legend. His unparalleled talent and charming personality have allowed him to earn not only a place among other stars, but also a seat in the hearts and minds of millions of people the world over.
From Humble Beginnings
Daniel Michael DeVito was born on November 17, 1994 to parents Daniel and Julia DeVito. His father was a small business owner and was the bread winner of the family. DeVito grew up with two older sisters and attended the Oratory Preparatory School where he boarded. He graduated in 1962 with high honors. He moved on to the American Academy of Dramatic Arts where he trained and finished in 1966. His interest in acting started when he was just a young boy. He practiced his talents by performing with the Colonnades Theater Lab, the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, and the Westbeth Playwrights Feminist Collective.
His first role in a film was in 1975 when he played Martini in the production One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest. His popularity rose however in 1978 during his second film role as Louie De Palma on the cult film Taxi. Since then, DeVito’s career went on a steady climb. He was cast for a number of roles in different hit films such as The Jewel of the Nile, Ruthless People, Throw Momma from the Train, The War of Roses, Batman Returns, and numerous others. DeVito has also expanded his horizons to the realm of documentary making where he signed on with Morgan Freeman’s Clickstar to narrate documentaries. DeVito has also seen success in the theater as an actor and in the showbiz industry as a producer. DeVito has also dabbled in directing films and directed his first film in 1984.
Assets and Net Worth
Danny DeVito has his acting career, his theater appearances, his work as a producer and director, and his other business ventures to thank for his wealth. Today, it is estimated that Danny DeVito’s net worth is at $80 million USD. The Hollywood talent has numerous estates across the nation and has admitted that he is an avid collector of rare cars. Recently, DeVito has developed a penchant for electric vehicles, allowing him to make an appearance on a documentary entitled Revenge of the Electric Car which discussed electric cars and other electric vehicles.