Daniel Michael DeVito
(born November 17
) is an American actor
, film director
, and producer
, New Jersey
DeVito is best known in America for his portrayal of "Louie De Palma" on the popular American television series, Taxi. This series did not have major international appeal, and he is known for his film work in, for example, Britain.
Although he came to be thought of as a predictable light-comedy actor, he fought against this, bringing highly respected performances in such films as LA Confidential, Heist and The Big Kahuna.
In 1999, Devito produced and costarred in Man On The Moon, a film about the unusual life of his former Taxi costar, Andy Kaufman.
DeVito is married to actress Rhea Perlman. The couple met and were married while they were both working on the Taxi series.
- One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest, (1975) "Martini"
- Throw Momma from the Train, (1987) "Owen Lift"
- Tin Men, (1987) "Ernest Tilley"
- Twins, (1988) "Vincent Benedict"
- Batman Returns, (1992) "The Penguin"
- Hoffa, (1992) producer
- Reality Bites, (1994) producer
- Pulp Fiction, (1994) executive producer
- Get Shorty, (1995) "Martin Weir"
- Mars Attacks, (1996) "Rude Gambler"
- Matilda, (1996) director
- L.A. Confidential, (1997) "Sid Hudgens"
- Man On The Moon, (1999) producer, costar
- The Virgin Suicides (1999) "Dr Hornicker"
- Erin Brockovich, (2000) producer
- Screwed, (2000) "Grover Cleaver"
- Austin Powers in Goldmember, (2002) "Famous Mini-Me"