DANNY DeVito is one of the most recognisable faces in Hollywood thanks to his long career as an actor.
Let’s take a look at his life and career – plus find out what his best moments are in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia and the release date of Dumbo, which DeVito stars in.
Danny DeVito is an American actor[/caption]
How tall is Danny DeVito? What is his background?
Danny stands at 4ft 8″ tall – his short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (Fairbank’s disease), a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.
The actor, 74, was born November 17, 1944.
He shot to fame at the end of the 70s when he played taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in TV show Taxi from 1978–1983.
The role won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.
After that, Danny then made a name for himself in the movies, before heading back to TV to play Frank Reynolds in It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
He is set to make a return to the big screen in 2019 live action Disney movie Dumbo.
What are Danny’s biggest films?
Danny has starred in numerous hit movies, these include (in order of popularity):
Matilda (1996) Story of a wonderful little girl, who happens to be a genius, and her wonderful teacher vs. the worst parents ever and the worst school principal imaginable.
Twins (1988) A physically perfect but innocent man goes in search of his long-lost twin brother, who is short, a womanizer, and small-time crook.
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975) A criminal pleads insanity after getting into trouble again and once in the mental institution rebels against the oppressive nurse and rallies up the scared patients.
Hercules (1997) Having endured his legendary twelve labors, Hercules, the Greek demigod, has his life as a sword-for-hire tested when the King of Thrace and his daughter seek his aid in defeating a tyrannical warlord.
Batman Returns (1992) When a corrupt businessman and the grotesque Penguin plot to take control of Gotham City, only Batman can stop them, while the Catwoman has her own agenda.
What are Frank Reynolds’ best It’s Always Sunny moments?
Danny DeVito joined the cast of It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia in 2006 playing Sweet Dee and Dennis’ father.
During his time on the show his character has turned into a complete degenerate who enjoys going through trash and sleeping in a bed with Charlie Kelly (Charlie Day).
Here are some of Frank’s best (and worst) moments:
- Frank gets high and stuck in a bin at a football game.
- Frank steals a tour boat full of tourists on his way to watch Thunder Gun Express.
- The gang gives Frank an Intervention after he goes completely off the rails and crashes a funeral drinking wine out of can.
- Frank jumps out of sofa at an office Christmas party completely naked.
- Frank falls out of a window and thinks he is back in 2006.
- Frank poops the bed that him and Charlie sleep in together but won’t admit it was him.
More on TV & showbiz
When is Great British Sewing Bee 2019 on BBC2, who's the host and what's it about?
What happened with Danny at the NTAs 2019?
On January 22, 2019, Danny was booed when he introduced the Best Drama Performance award at the 2019 National Television Awards.
The Hollywood actor hit out at the “not nice” audience for booing him when he began to talk about football while on stage.
Before making the award, he told the audience: “This is a big week for me this week. It’s really nice for me to be here.
“I’ve got tryouts. I’m going to get Petr Cech’s job. Go Arsenal.”
He added to the audience “you’re not nice” as they booed his seeming support for Arsenal.
When is Dumbo released in the UK?
Danny DeVito is starring in the new Dumbo film, which will soar into cinemas on March 29, 2019.
It will be the first in a slew of Disney live-action releases after the successes of The Jungle Book and Beauty and the Beast.
The movie is directed by celebrated Alice in Wonderland director Tim Burton.
The original Dumbo was released back in 1941 and was awarded the Oscar for best scoring of a musical picture.