Danny DeVito turns 72

Danny DeVito attends FX Networks upfront premiere of "The People v. O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story" at the AMC Empire 25 on Wednesday, March 30, 2016, in New York. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP)

Danny DeVito

Happy Birthday, Danny DeVito! The actor, director and comedian turns 72 today (November 17, 2016). Devito has been enjoying a successful career in Hollywood that spans over four decades. Considered one of the greatest comic actors of all time, some of his most notable films include, Batman Returns and, Matilda. Devito has won both Emmy and Golden Globe awards. In honour of his 72 birthday, we’ve compiled a list of 10 facts that you might find interesting about him. Check them out below and share your thoughts with us.

Danny DeVito attending the Seriousfun Childrens Network Gala 2015 held at the Roundhouse in London.


10 Fun Facts about Danny Devito

  1. DeVito co-founded Jersey Films with Michael Shamberg. The production company is known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers.
  2. He is of Italian descent.
  3. He made his debut as a director in 1984 with The Ratings Game.
  4. Danny voiced Herb Powell on The Simpsons.
  5. In 2011, he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

     6. Before he became an actor he was a hairdresser.

7. He is a huge fan of musician Mike Patton.

8. He is the cousin of filmmaker, Jonathan M. Parisen.

9. DeVito and wifeRhea Perlman starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl’s children’s novel.

10. He also directs and produces graphic short horror films for his Internet venture The Blood Factory.