Creator / Danny DeVito
"I am self-centred. I just adore myself."
"It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway."

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. Danny is highly prolific and is easily recognisable by his short stature and strong Jersey accent. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC television show Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy. He's since become a major film star with numerous credits to his name. In addition to acting, Danny is also a director and producer who co-founded Jersey Films, a production company responsible for such films as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, Freedom Writers and its television sister company is responsible for Reno 911!.

Danny returned to television in 2006, starring as Frank Reynolds in the FX (later FXX) sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. He also directs and produces graphic short horror films for his Internet venture The Blood Factory. He has appeared in several of them, as have friends of his and members of his family.

Film Roles

Television Roles

Tropes associated with Danny DeVito!

  • Black Comedy: A constant with his work, from his performances in films like Get Shorty, Batman Returns, and Ruthless People, to directing The War of the Roses, Matildanote  and Death to Smoochy, to his decade-long-plus run on It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
  • Mean Character, Nice Actor: DeVito was known for playing characters you love to hate including Mr Wormwood, Louie DePalma and Frank Reynolds. DeVito himself however is a Nice Guy.