Danny DeVito
Biographical Information
Born November 17th, 1944
Neptune Township, New Jersey, United States
Productions Taxi as Louie De Palma
Sesame Street, Special
Hercules as Philoctetes
Living Out Loud as Pat Francato
Saturday Night Live
Drowning Mona as Chief Wyatt Rash
Relative Strangers as Frank Menure
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds
Recordings Hercules (film soundtrack)
Living Out Loud (film soundtrack)
Vocal Type Baritone

Danny DeVito is an American actor and writer/director.


Born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, he studied at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and initially appeared on stage, appearing in both the stage and screen versions of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (as Martini) before gaining recognition for his role as Louie De Palma in Taxi. This led to a number of film successes including Romancing the Stone, Batman Returns and voice roles in Space Jam and The Lorax.

As well as his acting roles, DeVito gained success as a prominent director (often appearing in his own productions) including Throw Momma From the Train, The War of the Roses and Death to Smoochy.


As well as his numerous acting roles, DeVito has also sang in a number of his film and television appearances, most notably perhaps being the solo number "One Last Hope" in Hercules, where he provided the voice of Philoctetes. He also performed the classic "They Can't Take That Away From Me" in Living Out Loud.

DeVito performed several times in comedy series, including singing the Christmas carol "Here Comes Santa Claus" on Saturday Night Live and the musical hit "Lullaby of Broadway" in his regular role as Louie in Taxi.


Sesame Street, Special (1988)Edit

  • Put Down the Duckie

Hercules (1997)Edit

  • One Last Hope (solo)

Living Out Loud (1998)Edit

  • They Can't Take That Away From Me (solo)

Drowning Mona (2000)Edit

  • Lazy River (solo)

Relative Strangers (2006)Edit

  • Can't Tell the Difference (duet)


Taxi (1980)Edit

  • Lullaby of Broadway

The Simpsons (1992)Edit

  • Powell's Motors (solo)

Saturday Night Live (1999)Edit

  • Here Comes Santa Claus (Right Down Santa Claus Lane)(duet)

It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2008)Edit

  • Troll, Troll
  • Dayman