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Even Rude

Biography

The ska/funk/metallic music group Evenrude was formed in LA in 1996 by ex-University of Michigan college student Chris Ruler (vocals, lyrics), also featuring guitarist Cake, bassist Dave Wadsworth, and drummer Greg Priest. The music group authorized to Pinch Strike Information and released its debut recording, Superabsorbent, in 1998.

Quick Facts


Full Name Even Rude
Date Of Birth April 19, 1877
Music Songs Vilified, The Compliment Song, Queen and the Cowboy, Precious One, Year of the Rat, Under Tongue, Super Duper..., Smooth, Juicy, Green Lantern, Litany, Still
Albums Superabsorbant


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1 During his acting school years he lived with Michael Douglas. They remain great friends to this day.
2 As of 2014, has appeared in three films that were nominated for the Best Picture Oscar: One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983) and L.A. Confidential (1997). Only the latter isn't a winner in the category. As a producer, he produced two films that Best Picture Oscar nominees: Pulp Fiction (1994) and Erin Brockovich (2000).
3 He has worked with 5 directors who have won a Best Director Oscar: Milos Forman, James L. Brooks, Robert Zemeckis, Barry Levinson, and Francis Ford Coppola.
4 Of all actors from the Tim Burton / Joel Schumacher Batman films, DeVito (as actor, producer or director) has had the most affiliation with other actors from the films. He has worked with Michael Keaton, Jack Nicholson, Tracey Walter, Kim Basinger, Christopher Walken, Vincent Schiavelli, George Clooney, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and more.
5 He was awarded a Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame at 6906 Hollywood Blvd. on August 18, 2011.
6 Directed one Oscar-nominated performance: Anne Ramsey in Throw Momma from the Train (1987).
7 He and wife Rhea Perlman met when she went to see him appearing in the off-Broadway play "The Shrinking Bride" in 1971.
8 Co-starred with Michael Douglas in Romancing the Stone (1984), The Jewel of the Nile (1985), The War of the Roses (1989) and Solitary Man (2009). DeVito also starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), which Douglas produced.
9 In the late 1960s he shared a New York apartment with fellow actor Michael Douglas at 338 West 89th Street in Manhattan where the rent was $75 each per month.
10 The launch of his and wife Rhea Perlman's production company, "Jersey Films", kicked off with the release of Hoffa (1992).
11 Drives a Nissan Leaf 100% electric car.
12 In Romancing the Stone (1984), he makes a Batman-related joke, when he corners Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in the cave ("Move it, before Batman comes home!"). Eight years later, he played "the Penguin" in Batman Returns (1992).
13 Lives in Los Angeles and Malibu, CA.
14 Has a vacation home in Interlaken, NJ.
15 Has part of his family living in New Canaan, CT.
16 Co-owner of a restaurant, called DeVito South Beach, in Miami, FL.
17 Close friends with Lucy Liu.
18 He was inducted into the 2010 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his services and contributions to Arts and Entertainment.
19 First connection with Michael Douglas happened when he starred in a New York stage production of "Down the Morning Line" in 1969, directed by Douglas and written by Martin Sheen.
20 Has been nominated for the Razzie Award for Worst Supporting Actor three different times in three different decade--in the 1980s for Going Ape! (1981), in the 1990s for Batman Returns (1992) and in the 2000s for Deck the Halls (2006). He has never won.
21 A staunch supporter of the Democratic Party.
22 Lives in Beverly Hills, CA, and attended the Beverly Hills Film Festival in 2008.
23 Frequently appears in films with Jack Nicholson, including Goin' South (1978), One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975), Terms of Endearment (1983), Hoffa (1992), and Mars Attacks! (1996). They have also both played Batman villains: The Joker in Batman (1989) and The Penguin in Batman Returns (1992).
24 Cousin of filmmaker Jonathan M. Parisen.
25 Provides the voice of Herbert Powell, Homer Simpson's half-brother.
26 Was considered for the role of George Costanza in Seinfeld (1989), which went to Jason Alexander.
27 Is a huge fan of musician Mike Patton and his bands Fantomas and Peeping Tom, and asked to be in the video clip for the Peeping Tom single "Mojo". He was given a cameo.
28 Was originally set to play Mario in Super Mario Bros. (1993) but backed out and was replaced by Bob Hoskins.
29 Was considered for the role of Detective John Kimble in Kindergarten Cop (1990), but could not secure it due to his small stature. The role went to Arnold Schwarzenegger instead.
30 Has appeared alongside Arnold Schwarzenegger in three films, two of which were directed and produced by Ivan Reitman--Twins (1988) and Junior (1994); the third was Last Action Hero (1993), playing a minor role, as the voice of Detective Whiskers. Both have played Batman villains, DeVito as The Penguin in Batman Returns (1992), Schwarzenegger as Mr. Freeze in Batman & Robin (1997).
31 Attended the final Phish concert with his son and 75,000 others in Coventry, VT, on August 16, 2004.
32 Graduated from the American Academy of Dramatic Arts (AADA) in Hollywood, CA, in 1966.
33 Often portrays sinister people in the movies he is in. He played the Penguin, a mutant crime boss, in Batman Returns (1992), a cynical gambler in Space Jam (1996) and Mars Attacks! (1996), a sleazy talent agent in Death to Smoochy (2002) and ruthless and greedy businessmen in Ruthless People (1986), What's the Worst That Could Happen? (2001), Matilda (1996) and Other People's Money (1991).
34 In 1975, under a grant from the American Film Institute, he and Rhea Perlman wrote and produced Minestrome (1975), which was screened at the Cannes Film Festival and has been translated into five languages.
35 Often appears in Tim Burton movies.
36 Daughters: Lucy DeVito (born 1983), Gracie DeVito (born March 1985), son: Daniel J. DeVito (Jake Daniel DeVito) (born October 1987).
37 Brought a bag of carrots to munch on during the 73rd Annual Academy Awards. Host Steve Martin presented him with an impromptu bowl of ranch dip in the middle of the ceremony.
38 Biography in: "Who's Who in Comedy" by Ronald L. Smith. Pg. 136-137. New York: Facts on File, 1992. ISBN 0816023387
39 Was considered for the role of Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark (1981) but could not do it due to his TV commitments. The role went to John Rhys-Davies instead.
40 In his New Jersey hometown, one of his relatives ran a hair salon with the relatives of another actor from his neighborhood, Jack Nicholson.
41 Brother-in-law of Heide Perlman.
42 Son-in-law of Philip Perlman.
43 Before he became an actor he was a qualified hairdresser (stylist)
44 Italian-American
45 Went to Oratory Prepatory School in Summit, NJ.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Deck the Halls 2006 Buddy Hall
10 Items or Less 2006 Big D
Relative Strangers 2006 Frank Menure
My Girlfriend's Abroad 2006 Uncle Rick (uncredited)
The Oh in Ohio 2006 Wayne the Pool Guy
Even Money 2006/I Walter
Be Cool 2005 Martin Weir
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing & Charm School 2005 Booth (as Danny Devito)
Christmas in Love 2004 Brad
Catching Kringle 2004 Short General Needham (voice)
Father of the Pride 2004 TV Series Emerson
Bad Boy's 10th Anniversary... The Hits 2004 Video segment "Victory" uncredited
Friends 2004 TV Series Roy, the Stripper
Family of the Year 2004
Big Fish 2003 Amos Calloway
Karen Sisco 2003 TV Series Charlie Lucre
Duplex 2003 Narrator (voice, uncredited)
Anything Else 2003 Harvey Wexler
Ed 2002 TV Series Dr. Jack Carmichael
Austin Powers in Goldmember 2002 Danny DeVito / Famous Mini Me ('Austinpussy')
Death to Smoochy 2002 Burke Bennett
Heist 2001 Mickey Bergman (as Danny Devito)
What's the Worst That Could Happen? 2001 Max Fairbanks
Screwed 2000 Grover Cleaver
Drowning Mona 2000 Chief Rash
Biography 1999-2000 TV Series documentary Narrator
Man on the Moon 1999 George Shapiro
The Big Kahuna 1999 Phil Cooper (as Danny Devito)
The Virgin Suicides 1999 Dr. Horniker
Living Out Loud 1998 Pat Francato
Hercules 1997 Video Game Philoctetes (voice)
The Rainmaker 1997 Deck Shifflet
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Zero to Hero 1997 Video Philoctetes (voice)
Men in Black 1997 Alien on TV Monitor (uncredited)
Hercules 1997 Phil (voice)
L.A. Confidential 1997 Sid Hudgens
Pearl 1997 TV Series Dean Martin
Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules 1997 Video Game Philoctetes (voice)
Mars Attacks! 1996 Rude Gambler
Space Jam 1996 Swackhammer (voice)
Matilda 1996 Mr. Wormwood / Narrator
Get Shorty 1995 Martin Weir
Little Red Riding Hood 1995 TV Movie Wolfie (1995) (voice)
Junior 1994 Dr. Larry Arbogast
Felony 1994 Featured Extra
The Larry Sanders Show 1994 TV Series Danny DeVito
Renaissance Man 1994 Bill Rago
Look Who's Talking Now 1993 Rocks (voice)
Last Action Hero 1993 Whiskers (voice, uncredited)
Jack the Bear 1993 John Leary
Hoffa 1992 Bobby Ciaro
Batman Returns 1992 Penguin Oswald Cobblepot
Other People's Money 1991 Lawrence Garfield
Money 1991
The War of the Roses 1989 Gavin D'Amato
Two Daddies? 1989 TV Movie George Johnson (voice)
Sesame Street 1988 TV Series Vincent van Grouch
Twins 1988 Vincent Benedict
2 Live Crew: Yakety Yak 1988 Short Vincent Benedict
Throw Momma from the Train 1987 Owen
Tin Men 1987 Ernest Tilley
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series Herbert
Ruthless People 1986 Sam Stone
My Little Pony: The Movie 1986 Grundle King (voice)
Wise Guys 1986 Harry Valentini
Head Office 1985 Frank Stedman
The Jewel of the Nile 1985 Ralph
Happily Ever After 1985 TV Movie George Johnson (voice)
Johnny Dangerously 1984 Burr
The Ratings Game 1984 TV Movie Vic De Salvo
CBS Schoolbreak Special 1984 TV Series Ackroyd
Romancing the Stone 1984 Ralph
Ray Parker Jr.: Ghostbusters 1984 Video short Cameo appearance (uncredited)
Terms of Endearment 1983 Vernon Dahlart
Taxi 1978-1983 TV Series Louie De Palma
Likely Stories, Vol. 2 1983 TV Movie Vince D'Angelo
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo 1983 TV Movie Vince D'Angelo
Going Ape! 1981 Lazlo
The Associates 1980 TV Series Alan Swathmore
Valentine 1979 TV Movie Dewey
Angie 1979 TV Series Uncle Cheech
Swap Meet 1979 Max
Goin' South 1978 Hog, Moon's Old Gang
Police Woman 1977 TV Series Napoleon
The World's Greatest Lover 1977 Assistant Director
Starsky and Hutch 1977 TV Series John 'John John the Apple' DeAppoliso
The Van 1977 Andy
Delvecchio 1977 TV Series Anthony 'Beanzie' Marott
Car Wash 1976 Joe (scenes deleted)
The Money 1976 Bartender
Deadly Hero 1975
One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest 1975 Martini
Minestrome 1975 Short
Hurry Up, or I'll Be 30 1973 Petey
Scalawag 1973 Fly Speck
Hot Dogs for Gauguin 1972 Short Adrian
Lady Liberty 1971 Fred Mancuso
Dreams of Glass 1970 Thug
Dumbo pre-production Medici
Triplets announced Vincent Benedict
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2006-2019 TV Series Frank Reynolds
Animal Crackers 2017 Chesterfield (voice)
The Comedian 2016 James Berkowitz
Curmudgeons 2016 Short Jackie
Wiener-Dog 2016 Dave Schmerz
Deadbeat 2015 TV Series Giuseppe Monamocce
One Direction: Steal My Girl 2014 Video short Clip director
All the Wilderness 2014 Dr. Pembry
Seven Minutes to Save the World 2013 Short Righteous Whale
The Simpsons 1991-2013 TV Series Herb Powell
Hotel Noir 2012 Eugene Portland
Forces of Nature 2012 Video short The Lorax (voice)
The Lorax 2012 The Lorax (voice)
Girl Walks Into a Bar 2011 Aldo
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Cast & Creators Live at the Paley Center 2010
Inside the Actor's Workshop 2010 Video short
I'm Still Here 2010/I Danny DeVito
When in Rome 2010 Al
House Broken 2009 Tom Cathkart
Solitary Man 2009 Jimmy Merino
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York 2008 TV Movie Cab Driver / Narrator (voice)
Just Add Water 2008/I Merl Striker
Danny DeVito & the Contract 2007 Video short Danny DeVito (uncredited)
Nobel Son 2007 George Gastner
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 District Attorney
The Good Night 2007 Mel

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
St. Sebastian producer completed
Curmudgeons 2016 Short producer
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story 2015 Documentary executive producer
A Walk Among the Tombstones 2014 producer
Reno 911! 2003-2009 TV Series executive producer - 88 episodes
Little Spirit: Christmas in New York 2008 TV Movie executive producer
Danny DeVito & the Contract 2007 Video short producer - uncredited
Reno 911!: Miami 2007 producer
Freedom Writers 2007 producer
Relative Strangers 2006 producer
Even Money 2006/I producer
Bye Bye Benjamin 2006 Short executive producer
Be Cool 2005 producer
Karen Sisco 2003-2004 TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
Garden State 2004 executive producer
Along Came Polly 2004 producer
Camp 2003 producer
Other People's Business 2003 TV Movie executive producer
UC: Undercover 2001-2002 TV Series executive producer - 13 episodes
The American Embassy 2002 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
How High 2001 producer
Kate Brasher 2001 TV Series executive producer - 6 episodes
The Caveman's Valentine 2001 producer - as Danny Devito
Erin Brockovich 2000 producer
Drowning Mona 2000 executive producer
Celebrity 2000 TV Movie executive producer
Man on the Moon 1999 producer
Living Out Loud 1998 producer
Out of Sight 1998 producer
The Sport Jerks 1998 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
The Pentagon Wars 1998 TV Movie executive producer
Gattaca 1997 producer
Feeling Minnesota 1996 producer
Matilda 1996 producer
Sunset Park 1996 producer
Get Shorty 1995 producer
Pulp Fiction 1994 executive producer
8 Seconds 1994 co-producer
Reality Bites 1994 producer
Hoffa 1992 producer
The Sound Sleeper 1973 Short co-producer

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
St. Sebastian completed
Curmudgeons 2016 Short
Poison Tongue 2011 Short
Nest of Vipers 2011 Short
Skin Deep 2011/II Short
Oh Those Lips 2010 Short
Evil Eye 2010 Short
Queen B 2005 TV Movie
Duplex 2003
Death to Smoochy 2002
Matilda 1996
Hoffa 1992
The War of the Roses 1989
Throw Momma from the Train 1987
Amazing Stories 1986 TV Series 1 episode
Mary 1985 TV Series 2 episodes
The Ratings Game 1984 TV Movie
Taxi 1982-1983 TV Series 3 episodes
Likely Stories, Vol. 2 1983 TV Movie
Likely Stories, Vol. 4 1983 TV Movie
The Selling of Vince D'Angelo 1983 TV Movie
Minestrome 1975 Short
The Sound Sleeper 1973 Short

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia 2008-2015 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Relative Strangers 2006 performer: "Can't Tell the Difference"
Screwed 2000 lyrics: "The Mymie Mymie Song" / music: "The Mymie Mymie Song"
Drowning Mona 2000 performer: "Lazy River"
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Dana Carvey 1999 TV Special performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane" - uncredited
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video performer: "Here Comes Santa Claus Right Down Santa Claus Lane" - uncredited
Living Out Loud 1998 performer: "They Can't Take That Away From Me"
Hercules 1997 performer: "One Last Hope"
Disney's Animated Storybook: Hercules 1997 Video Game performer: "One Last Hope"
Saturday Night Live 1987-1993 TV Series performer - 2 episodes
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short performer: "Put Down the Duckie" 1986 - uncredited
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie performer: "Put Down the Duckie"
Taxi 1978-1980 TV Series performer - 2 episodes

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Sport Jerks 1998 TV Series co-creator - 7 episodes
Likely Stories, Vol. 4 1983 TV Movie
Minestrome 1975 Short co-writer
The Sound Sleeper 1973 Short co-writer

Editor

Editor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Nest of Vipers 2011 Short

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Desperation 2013 Short special thanks
Batman Returns: Rob Burman on Mold Making and Costumes 2012 Documentary short special thanks
No Day But Today: The Story of 'Rent' 2006 Video documentary special thanks
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short special thanks
... A Father... A Son... Once Upon a Time in Hollywood 2005 TV Movie documentary special thanks
The Good Girl 2002 special thanks - as Danny Devito
Hedwig and the Angry Inch 2001 special thanks
The Filth and the Fury 2000 Documentary special thanks
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short special thanks
Barney's Great Adventure 1998 special thanks
Completely Cuckoo 1997 Video documentary special thanks
Magic Within 1996 TV Movie special thanks
Marilyn Hotchkiss' Ballroom Dancing and Charm School 1990 Short angel

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Mark Twain Prize: Billy Crystal 2007 TV Special Himself
TCM Guest Programmer 2007 TV Series Himself - Special Guest
Deck the Halls: Bloopers 2007 Video short Himself / Buddy Hall (uncredited)
Na plovárne 2007 TV Series Himself
Shootout 2003-2007 TV Series Himself
A Tribute to Peter Bart: Newhouse Mirror Award 2007 Short Himself
The 5th Annual TV Land Awards 2007 TV Special Himself - Winner ("Medallion Award")
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Making of Season 1 & 2 2007 Video short Himself
Film '72 2006 TV Series Himself
George Clooney: An American Cinematheque Tribute 2006 TV Movie Himself
Weekend Sunrise 2006 TV Series Himself
Rekindling the Romance: A Look Back at 'Romancing the Stone' 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Romancing the Nile: A Winning Sequel 2006 Video documentary short Himself
Romancing the Stone: Douglas, Turner and DeVito - Favorite Scenes 2006 Video short Himself
Live with Kelly and Ryan 1994-2006 TV Series Himself
The Daily Show 1996-2006 TV Series Himself
AFI's 100 Years... 100 Cheers: America's Most Inspiring Movies 2006 TV Movie documentary Himself
Boffo! Tinseltown's Bombs and Blockbusters 2006 Documentary Himself
2006 Asian Excellence Awards 2006 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Queen B 2005 TV Movie Himself
Saturday Night Live in the '80s: Lost & Found 2005 TV Special documentary Himself
Shadows of the Bat: The Cinematic Saga of the Dark Knight - Dark Side of the Knight 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Be Cool, Very Cool 2005 Video documentary short Himself
E! True Hollywood Story 2005 TV Series documentary Himself
Get Shorty: Going Again 2005 Video short Himself
Get Shorty: Look at Me 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Get Shorty: Wiseguys and Dolls 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Tsunami Aid: A Concert of Hope 2005 TV Special Himself
Batman Returns Villains: The Penguin 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Assembling the Arctic Army 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Making Up the Penguin 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Beyond Batman: Sleek, Sexy and Sinister - The Costumes of Batman Returns 2005 Video documentary short Himself
The Divine Bette Midler 2005 Video documentary Himself
The Misbehavers 2004 Documentary Himself
Reno 911! 2004 TV Series Himself
The 2nd Annual TV Land Awards 2004 TV Special Himself
Love Hollywood Style 2004 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 61st Annual Golden Globe Awards 2004 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Cecil B. DeMille Award
Scene Stealers 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Billy Connolly: A BAFTA Tribute 2002 TV Movie documentary Himself
Death to Smoochy: Behind the Scenes Documentary 2002 Video documentary short Himself
Death to Smoochy: Bloopers & Outtakes 2002 Video short Himself
Gala Paramount Pictures Celebrates 90th Anniversary with 90 Stars for 90 Years 2002 TV Movie Himself
Comedy Central Canned Ham 2002 TV Series Himself
America: A Tribute to Heroes 2001 TV Special documentary Himself
The 73rd Annual Academy Awards 2001 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Picture
Bette 2000 TV Series Himself
Rotten TV 2000 TV Series Himself
Man on the Moon: Behind the Moonlight 2000 Video documentary short Himself
BBC Music Live 2000 2000 TV Series Himself - Narrator
Gran premio internazionale della TV 2000 TV Series Himself
The Rosie O'Donnell Show 1996-2000 TV Series Himself
The Howard Stern Radio Show 2000 TV Series Himself
The 57th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2000 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
Charlie Rose 1994-1999 TV Series Himself - Guest
Saturday Night Live 25 1999 TV Special documentary Himself (uncredited)
The 40th Annual Grammy Awards 1998 TV Special Himself
Larry King Live 1998 TV Series Himself
The Making of 'Gattaca' 1998 Video short Himself
The Magic Hour 1998 TV Series Himself
L.A. Confidential: Off the Record... 1998 Video documentary short Himself - 'Sid Hudgens'
Hollywood Salutes Arnold Schwarzenegger: An American Cinematheque Tribute 1998 TV Special Himself
Completely Cuckoo 1997 Video documentary Himself
Dennis Pennis R.I.P. 1997 Video Himself
Movie Surfers: Go Inside Disney's Hercules 1997 TV Movie documentary Himself
Caiga quien caiga 1996 TV Series Himself
Showbiz Today 1996 TV Series Himself
Inside Edition 1996 TV Series documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Steven Spielberg 1996 TV Special documentary Himself
The 22nd Annual People's Choice Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 53rd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1996 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Clive Anderson All Talk 1996 TV Series Himself
The 67th Annual Academy Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - 'Cabin Boy' Audition Reel (pre-recorded) (uncredited)
The 52nd Annual Golden Globe Awards 1995 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The 20th Annual Los Angeles Film Critics Awards 1995 TV Special Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Jack Nicholson 1994 TV Special Himself
The Best of Taxi 1994 TV Movie Himself
The Making of 'True Lies' 1994 TV Movie documentary Himself
CBS This Morning 1994 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 1994 TV Series Himself
All-Star 25th Birthday: Stars and Street Forever! 1994 TV Special Worm TV Host
Hollywood Women 1993 TV Mini-Series documentary
The Full Wax 1993 TV Series Himself
Saturday Zoo 1993 TV Series Himself - Guest
Rock the Vote 1993 TV Movie Himself
The Bat, the Cat, and the Penguin 1992 TV Movie documentary Himself
AFI Life Achievement Award: A Tribute to Kirk Douglas 1991 TV Special documentary Himself
Sinatra 75: The Best Is Yet to Come 1990 TV Special documentary Himself
The 1st Annual American Teacher Awards 1990 TV Special Himself
The Earth Day Special 1990 TV Special Vic
Cinema 3 1990 TV Series Himself
Wogan 1990 TV Series Himself
The Arsenio Hall Show 1989 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street 1987-1989 TV Series Himself
The 41st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1989 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Branford Marsalis Steep 1988 Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1986-1988 TV Series Himself
Sesame Street, Special 1988 TV Movie Himself (segment "Put Down the Duckie") (as Danny De Vito)
The 40th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 14th Annual People's Choice Awards 1988 TV Special documentary Himself - Presenter: Favourite Actress in Motion Picture
The 45th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1988 TV Special Himself - Nominee
The 39th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
The 13th Annual People's Choice Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Presenter
The 44th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1987 TV Special Himself - Nominee: Best Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy / Musical
The 4th Annual American Cinema Awards 1987 TV Special Himself
The Joe Piscopo New Jersey Special 1986 TV Special Himself
Comic Relief 1986/I TV Special Himself - Audience Member (uncredited)
Evening Magazine 1986 TV Series Himself
The National Association of Theater Owners Awards 1985 TV Special Himself - Winner
The War to Settle the Score 1985 TV Movie Himself
World Wrestling Federation 1985 TV Series Himself
The 36th Primetime Emmy Awards 1984 TV Special Himself - Audience Member
Late Night with David Letterman 1984 TV Series Himself
The 35th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1983 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Tom Cottle: Up Close 1983 TV Series Himself
The 34th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1982 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Night of 100 Stars 1982 TV Special Himself
The 39th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1982 TV Special documentary Himself
The 33rd Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1981 TV Special Himself - Winner & Presenter
The Midnight Special 1981 TV Series Himself
Ann-Margret: Hollywood Movie Girls 1980 TV Movie documentary Himself
The 37th Annual Golden Globe Awards 1980 TV Special Himself
The 6th People's Choice Awards 1980 TV Special Himself - Presenter: Voting Process
The Alan Hamel Show 1979-1980 TV Series Himself
The Mike Douglas Show 1979 TV Series Himself - Co-Host / Himself - Actor
The 31st Annual Primetime Emmy Awards 1979 TV Special Himself - Nominee
Dinah! 1979 TV Series Himself
The 36th Annual Golden Globes Awards 1979 TV Special Himself
Cult Queen Mary Woronov from Warhol to Corman 2016 Documentary post-production Himself
The 71st Annual Tony Awards 2017 TV Movie Himself - Nominee
Ok! TV 2017 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Seth Meyers 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Access Hollywood Live 2017 TV Series Himself
Today 2004-2017 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
CBS News Sunday Morning 2017 TV Series Himself
The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon 2015-2017 TV Series Himself
Extra 2017 TV Series Himself
Ripple of Hope Awards 2016 Video Himself
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert 2016 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2012-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Lorraine 2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
Must See TV: A Tribute to James Burrows 2016 TV Special Himself
Harold and Lillian: A Hollywood Love Story 2015 Documentary Himself
The Insider 2015 TV Series Himself
Entertainment Tonight 2003-2015 TV Series Himself
Conan 2015 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Talk 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2007-2015 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
World Premiere 2015 TV Series Himself
Afternoon Tea, a Matilda Reunion 2013 Video documentary short Himself - 'Harry Wormwood' / Director
Salinger 2013 Documentary Himself
The '80s: The Decade That Made Us 2013 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself
Hurricane Sandy: Coming Together 2012 TV Special Himself (uncredited)
El hormiguero 2012 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Big Picture 2012 TV Series Himself
This Week 2012 TV Series Himself
Ncredible Health Hustle 2012 TV Series Himself
The Jonathan Ross Show 2012 TV Series Himself
Rachael Ray 2007-2012 TV Series Himself
Movie Talk with Peter Bart 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Made in Hollywood 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2012 TV Series Himself
Piper's Picks TV 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
Piper's QUICK Picks 2012 TV Series Himself - Guest
America in Primetime 2011 TV Series documentary Himself / Louie DePalma, Taxi
Saturday Night Live 1982-2011 TV Series Himself - Host / Various / Himself / ...
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself - Excerpt Reader
SXSW Flashback 2011 2011 TV Special Himself
The 1st Annual Critics' Choice Television Awards 2011 TV Special Himself
Revenge of the Electric Car 2011 Documentary Himself - EV1 Driver
Saturday Night Live Backstage 2011 TV Special documentary Himself
Spike TV VGA Video Game Awards 2010 TV Special Himself
IMDb's 20th Anniversary Star of the Day 2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Lopez Tonight 2010 TV Series Himself
The View 2006-2010 TV Series Himself
Solitary Man: Alone in a Crowd 2010 Video short Himself
Biography 2004-2010 TV Series documentary Himself
Comic-Con 2010 Live 2010 TV Movie documentary Himself
The Bonnie Hunt Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 1994-2009 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
Inside the Actors Studio 2009 TV Series Himself
Plymouth Rock Studios: The Series 2009 TV Series Himself
A True Ensemble: The Cast of L.A. Confidential 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Whatever You Desire: Making 'L.A. Confidential' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: Sunny Side Up 2008 Video documentary short Frank Reynolds
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Meet the McPoyles 2008 Video documentary short Frank Reynolds
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Sunny Side Up 2008 Video documentary short Frank Reynolds
Guest of Cindy Sherman 2008 Documentary Himself
Welcome to Gattaca 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Made in NY PSA Campaign 2007 Short Himself
Movies Rock 2007 TV Movie Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Extra 2016-2017 TV Series Himself
Chroma 2017 TV Series Himself
The Graham Norton Show 2017 TV Series Himself
The Eighties 2016 TV Mini-Series documentary Himself - Actor
Entertainment Tonight 2014-2015 TV Series Himself
Back in Time 2015 Documentary Ralph (Romancing the Stone) (uncredited)
The Insider 2014 TV Series Himself
WWE: The Top 25 Rivalries in Wrestling History 2013 Video Himself
Welcome to the Basement 2013 TV Series Himself
The True Story of WrestleMania 2011 Video Himself
Rude Tube 2010 TV Series Himself
Under the Boardwalk: The Monopoly Story 2010 Documentary Martini
I Am 2010/III Documentary Martini (uncredited)
Comedy Lab 2010 TV Series Himself
Quelli che... il calcio 2010 TV Series Himself
Fan-Made Music Videos 2008 TV Series short Amos
Francis Ford Coppola Directs 'John Grisham's The Rainmaker' 2007 Video documentary short Himself
20 to 1 2006 TV Series documentary Ralph
Corazón de... 2006 TV Series Gavin D'Amato
Sexes 2005 TV Series Gavin D'Amato
101 Most Unforgettable SNL Moments 2004 TV Movie Al Goldstein
Biography 2004 TV Series documentary Himself
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Ultimate Video Collection 2003 Video Burr (This Is The Life) (uncredited)
De Superman à Spider-Man: L'aventure des super-héros 2001 TV Movie documentary Pinguine
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Molly Shannon 2001 Video short Monroe (uncredited)
Twentieth Century Fox: The Blockbuster Years 2000 TV Movie documentary Himself
Saturday Night Live Christmas 1999 Video Himself
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Mike Myers 1998 Video documentary Vinnie Esposito (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live: The Best of Phil Hartman 1998 TV Movie documentary Al Goldstein (uncredited)
Disney Sing-Along-Songs: Honor to Us All 1998 Video short
'Weird Al' Yankovic: The Videos 1996 Video Burr (This Is The Life)
50 Years of Funny Females 1995 TV Movie documentary Himself
Great Performances 1994 TV Series Himself
Troldspejlet 1992 TV Series Himself / Penguin
The 'Weird Al' Yankovic Video Library: His Greatest Hits 1992 Video short Burr (This Is The Life) (uncredited)
The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson 1991 TV Series Lawrence Garfield from film OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY
Sing Yourself Silly! 1990 Video short Himself
André the Giant 1985 Video documentary Himself (uncredited)
Saturday Night Live 1980 TV Series Adrian

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2011 Critics' Choice Television Icon Award Critics Choice Television Awards
2011 Star on the Walk of Fame Walk of Fame Television Awarded on August 18, 2011 at 6906 Hollywood Boulevard
2010 Golden Camera for Lifetime Achievement Golden Camera, Germany International
2007 Special Prize for Outstanding Contribution to World Cinema Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
2007 Medallion Award TV Land Awards Taxi (1978) · Jeff Conaway
· Tony Danza
· Judd Hirsch
· Carol Kane
· James L. Brooks
· Randall Carver
2004 TV Land Award TV Land Awards Bossiest Boss Taxi (1978)
1997 Starboy Award Oulu International Children's Film Festival Matilda (1996)
1996 Audience Award Cinekid Matilda (1996)
1989 ShoWest Award ShoWest Convention, USA Male Star of the Year
1981 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series Taxi (1978)
1980 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Television Series Taxi (1978)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Jury Award Tribeca Film Festival Best Narrative Short Curmudgeons (2016)
2008 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2005)
2007 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Deck the Halls (2006)
2006 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst On-Screen Couple Deck the Halls (2006) · Matthew Broderick
2004 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy Series Friends (1994)
2004 Gold Derby TV Award Gold Derby Awards Comedy Guest Actor Friends (1994)
2001 Oscar Academy Awards, USA Best Picture Erin Brockovich (2000) · Michael Shamberg
· Stacey Sher
2001 BAFTA Film Award BAFTA Awards Best Film Erin Brockovich (2000) · Michael Shamberg
· Stacey Sher
2001 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Picture Erin Brockovich (2000) · Michael Shamberg
· Stacey Sher
2001 PGA Award PGA Awards Outstanding Producer of Theatrical Motion Pictures Erin Brockovich (2000) · Michael Shamberg
· Stacey Sher
1999 Chlotrudis Award Chlotrudis Awards Best Actor Living Out Loud (1998)
1998 Blockbuster Entertainment Award Blockbuster Entertainment Awards Favorite Supporting Actor - Drama The Rainmaker (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Voice-Over Performance Hercules (1997)
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Comedy/Musical Picture Wag the Dog (1997) · Barry Levinson
· Jane Rosenthal
1998 OFTA Film Award Online Film & Television Association Best Sci-Fi/Fantasy/Horror Picture Gattaca (1997) · Michael Shamberg
· Stacey Sher
1998 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Drama The Rainmaker (1997)
1998 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast L.A. Confidential (1997) · Kim Basinger
· James Cromwell
· Russell Crowe
· Guy Pearce
· Kevin Spacey
· David Strathairn
1997 Golden Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Motion Picture, Comedy or Musical Matilda (1996)
1996 Actor Screen Actors Guild Awards Outstanding Performance by a Cast Get Shorty (1995) · Dennis Farina
· James Gandolfini
· Gene Hackman
· Delroy Lindo
· David Paymer
· Rene Russo
· John Travolta
1996 Best Film Sitges - Catalonian International Film Festival Matilda (1996)
1993 Saturn Award Academy of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Films, USA Best Supporting Actor Batman Returns (1992)
1993 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival Hoffa (1992)
1993 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Villain Batman Returns (1992)
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Batman Returns (1992)
1993 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Director Hoffa (1992)
1990 Golden Berlin Bear Berlin International Film Festival The War of the Roses (1989)
1988 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
1988 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Throw Momma from the Train (1987)
1987 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Ruthless People (1986)
1987 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Funniest Actor in a Motion Picture (Leading Role) Ruthless People (1986)
1985 ACE CableACE Awards Actor in a Movie or Miniseries The Ratings Game (1984)
1983 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy, Variety or Music Series Taxi (1978)
1982 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Taxi (1978)
1982 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Variety or Music Series Taxi (1978)
1982 Razzie Award Razzie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Going Ape! (1981)
1981 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Supporting Actor in a Series, Miniseries or Motion Picture Made for Television Taxi (1978)
1981 Stinker Award The Stinkers Bad Movie Awards Worst Supporting Actor Going Ape! (1981)
1979 Golden Globe Golden Globes, USA Best Actor in a Supporting Role - Television Series Taxi (1978)
1979 Primetime Emmy Primetime Emmy Awards Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Comedy or Comedy-Variety or Music Series Taxi (1978)

TitleSalary
Matilda (1996) $5,000,000

#Quote
1 I never missed Homeland (2011) when it was on. Or Deadwood (2004). I watch Jon Stewart a lot, too - I'm a big leftie. And a lot of news.
2 I enjoy watching Piers Morgan over here. He also took to task a couple of people who needed it during the gun-control debate. Piers is OK by me.
3 Rhea loves Downton Abbey (2010). The costumes are great, let's put it that way.
4 I'll watch Ricky Gervais in anything he does. The guy's hilarious.
5 I used to love Benny Hill because he's nuts. And Monty Python [Monty Python's Flying Circus (1969)].
6 Jersey is always with me. I was one of the lucky ones. Asbury Park is just the greatest place in the world to spend your childhood.
7 It's fun to be on the edge. I think you do your best work when you take chances, when you're not safe, when you're not in the middle of the road, at least for me, anyway.

#Trademark
1 Short stature
2 Deep raspy voice
3 Often portrays ruthless and sinister people in the movies he is in
4 Often directs and produces mean-spirited dark comedies with elements of crime in them.

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