Danny DeVito filmography

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DeVito at the San Diego Comic-Con in July 2013

The following is the filmography for American actor, producer, and director Danny DeVito. He has appeared in the films One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Car Wash (1976), Terms of Endearment (1983), Romancing the Stone (1984) and its sequel The Jewel of the Nile (1985), Ruthless People (1986), Throw Momma from the Train (1987), Twins (1988), The War of the Roses (1989), Batman Returns (1992), Renaissance Man (1994),Get Shorty (1995), Matilda (1996), Man on the Moon (1999), Drowning Mona (2000), Be Cool (2005), and added his voice to the 2012 film The Lorax. He has been in the television series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia as Frank Reynolds since 2006.

He and wife Rhea Perlman founded the production company Jersey Films in 1992, which produced over a dozen films, including Pulp Fiction (1994), Erin Brockovich (2000), and Garden State (2004).[1]

As actor[edit]

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Year Title Role Notes
1970 Dreams of Glass Thug
1971 Lady Liberty Fred Mancuso
1972 Hot Dogs for Gauguin Adrian
1973 Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 Petey
Scalawag Fly Speck
1975 One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest[2] Martini
Deadly Hero Unknown character
1976 Car Wash Joe Deleted scenes
The Money Bartender
1977 The Van Andy
The World's Greatest Lover Assistant Director
1978 Goin' South Hog
1979 Swap Meet Max
1981 Going Ape! Lazlo
1983 Terms of Endearment Vernon Dahlart
1984 Romancing the Stone[2] Ralph
Johnny Dangerously Burr
1985 The Jewel of the Nile Ralph
Head Office Frank Steadman
1986 Wise Guys Harry Valentini
Ruthless People Sam Stone
My Little Pony: The Movie Grundle King (voice)
1987 Tin Men Ernest Tilley
Throw Momma from the Train Owen Lift Also director
1988 Twins[2] Vincent Benedict
1989 The War of the Roses Gavin D'Amato Also director
1991 Other People's Money Larry Garfield
1992 Batman Returns[2] Oswald Copplepot / The Penguin
Hoffa Bobby Ciaro Also producer and director
1993 Jack the Bear John Leary
Last Action Hero Whiskers (voice) Uncredited
Look Who's Talking Now Rocks (voice)
1994 Renaissance Man Bill Rago
Junior Dr. Larry Arbogast
1995 Get Shorty Martin Weir Also producer
1996 Matilda Harry Wormwood / Narrator Also producer and director
Space Jam Swackhammer (voice)
Mars Attacks! Rude Gambler
1997 The Rainmaker Deck Shifflet
Hercules Philoctetes (voice)
L.A. Confidential Sid Hudgens
Men in Black Himself Uncredited cameo
1998 Living Out Loud Pat Francato Also producer
1999 The Big Kahuna Phil Cooper
Man on the Moon[2] George Shapiro Also producer
The Virgin Suicides Dr. Hornicker
2000 Drowning Mona Wyatt Rash Also executive producer
Screwed Grover Cleaver
2001 Heist Bergman
What's the Worst That Could Happen? Max Fairbanks
2002 Death to Smoochy Burke Bennet Also director
Austin Powers in Goldmember Himself as Mini-Me Cameo
2003 Anything Else Harvey Wexler
Duplex Narrator (voice) Uncredited; also director
Big Fish Amos Calloway
2004 Christmas in Love Brad LaGuardia
2005 Be Cool[3] Martin Weir Also producer
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School Booth
2006 Relative Strangers Frank Menure Also producer
Even Money Walter
10 Items or Less Big D
The Oh in Ohio Wayne
Deck the Halls Buddy Hall
2007 The Good Night Mel
Reno 911!: Miami District Attorney Also producer
Nobel Son Gastner
2008 Just Add Water Merl
2009 House Broken Tom "Smoky" Cathkart
Solitary Man Jimmy
2010 When in Rome Al
I'm Still Here Himself
2011 Girl Walks into a Bar Aldo
Revenge of the Electric Car Himself
2012 The Lorax The Lorax (voice)
Hotel Noir Eugene Portland
2014 All the Wilderness Dr. Pembry
2016 Curmudgeons Jackie Short film; also director and producer
Wiener-Dog Dave Schmerz
The Comedian Jimmy Berkowitz
2017 Animal Crackers Chesterfield (voice)
2018 Smallfoot Dorgle (voice) Filming
2019 Dumbo Max Medici Post-production


DeVito with It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia cast mates Kaitlin Olson and Rob McElhenney at the ceremony for DeVito to receive a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on August 18, 2011
Year Title Role Notes
1977 Delvecchio Uncle Cheech Episode: "Uncle Cheech"
Starsky and Hutch John "John John the Apple" DeAppoliso Episode: "The Collector"
Police Woman Napoleon Episode: "Death Game"
1978–1983 Taxi[2] Louie De Palma 114 episodes
1979 Angie Uncle Cheech Episode: "Uncle Cheech"
1980 The Associates Alan Swathmore Episode: "The Out of Town Trip"
1982–1999 Saturday Night Live Himself (host) 6 episodes
1984 The Ratings Game Vic De Salvo Television film; also director
CBS Schoolbreak Special Ackroyd Episode: "All the Kids Do It"
1985 Amazing Stories Herbert Episode: "The Wedding Ring"
1988 Sesame Street Vincent van Trash Episode: "2504"
1990 The Earth Day Special Vic Television special
The Simpsons Herb Powell (voice)[4][5] 3 episodes
1994 The Larry Sanders Show Himself Episode: "The Gift Episode"
1997 Pearl Dean Martin Episode: "Dean Cuisine"
2002 Ed Dr. Jack Carmichael Episode: "Human Nature"
2003 Karen Sisco Charlie Lucre 2 episodes
2004 Friends Officer Roy Goodbody Episode: "The One Where the Stripper Cries"
Father of the Pride Emerson (voice) Episode: "And the Revolution Continues"
2006–present It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Frank Reynolds 124 episodes
2015 Deadbeat Giuseppe Monamocce Episode: "The Occult Leader"

Music video[edit]

Year Title
1986 "When the Going Gets Tough"[6]
2014 "Steal My Girl"

As producer[edit]

List of producer credits
Year Title Notes
1992 Hoffa Also director
1994 Reality Bites
8 Seconds Co-producer
Pulp Fiction Executive producer
1995 Get Shorty
1996 Feeling Minnesota
Matilda Also director
1997 Gattaca
1998 Out of Sight
Living Out Loud
1999 Man on the Moon
2000 Drowning Mona
Erin Brockovich
2001 How High
2003 Camp
2004 Garden State Executive producer
Along Came Polly
2005 Be Cool
2006 Even Money
Relative Strangers
2007 Freedom Writers
Reno 911!: Miami
2014 A Walk Among the Tombstones

As director[edit]

DeVito at the San Diego Comic-Con in 2010
List of director credits
Year Title
1976 Selling of Vince D'Angelo
1984 The Ratings Game
1987 Throw Momma from the Train
1989 The War of the Roses
1992 Hoffa
1996 Matilda
2002 Death to Smoochy
2003 Duplex
2005 Queen B (television pilot)[3]


  1. ^ Carlson, Erin (6 December 2012). "Danny DeVito 'Working On' Marriage to Rhea Perlman". The Hollywood Reporter. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f Freeman, Hadley (27 February 2013). "Danny DeVito: 'No one is going to forget the 5ft guy'". The Guardian. 
  3. ^ a b Schneider, Michael (9 March 2005). "DeVito king of 'Queen B'". Variety. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "Danny DeVito lends his voice to 'The Simpsons'". Observer-Reporter. 11 February 1991. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  5. ^ ""The Simpsons" guests stars over the years". CBS. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 
  6. ^ Jonathan Cooper; Lisa Russell (13 January 1986). "Jewel of the Nile's Three Stars Sing Backup and Prove That You Can Help Sell a Movie with a Song". People. Retrieved 25 April 2014. 

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