Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito Jr.
is an American actor and filmmaker, who is best known for his television roles as Louie De Palma on the ABC
and as Frank Reynolds
on the FX
sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
. He is also best known for his film roles as Vernon Dahlart in the 1983
comedy-drama film, Terms of Endearment
, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
in Tim Burton
superhero film, Batman Returns
, Harry Wormwood/the Narrator in the 1996
fantasy comedy-film, Matilda
(which he also directed and produced), and as Sid Hudgens in the 1997
neo-noir film, L.A. Confidential
. He also voiced the title character in the 2012 animated adaptation of The Lorax
For Disney, he voiced Phil in the 1997 Disney animated feature film, Hercules and played Sam Stone in the 1986 Touchstone Pictures film, Ruthless People, Bill Rago in the 1994 Touchstone Pictures film, Renaissance Man, Al Russo in When in Rome, and played Max Medici the Ringmaster (alongside with his daughter, Lucy as a coat check receptionist) in the 2019 version of Dumbo. He also produced some of the Miramax films, such as Pulp Fiction and Garden State. He will play an undisclosed role in The One and Only Ivan.
Danny DeVito behind the scenes of Hercules.
Danny DeVito with his wife, Rhea Perlman and their kids, (l-r) Lucy, Grace, and Jake attending his Hollywood Walk of Fame ceremony in August 2011.
Danny DeVito speaks at the 2013 San Diego Comic Con.
Danny DeVito visiting The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon in March 2014.
Danny DeVito and Michael Douglas
speak onstage during the 5th Annual Reel Stories, Real Lives event in April 2016.
Danny DeVito visiting The Late Show with Stephen Colbert in November 2016.
Danny DeVito and David Hyde Pierce
attending the 71st annual Tony Awards in June 2017.
Danny DeVito speaks onstage during the It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia panel during the 2018 TCA Summer Press Tour.
Danny DeVito at premiere of Dumbo in March 2019.