DeVito to open restaurant in South Beach

MIAMI, June 21 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito played a rude taxi dispatcher, a divorce lawyer, a shady sidekick and a penguin -- and now he'll play restaurateur at his place in Florida.

Danny DeVito launches alcohol line

MIAMI BEACH, Fla., June 16 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito has announced the release of Danny DeVito's Premium Limoncello, a lemon flavored alcohol, at his restaurant in Florida.

DeVito gets business from drinking liqueur

NEW YORK, May 1 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito received so much press over his drinking exploits involving the liqueur limoncello last year in New York he decided to cash in.

Scarlett Johansson proves musical chops

INDIO, Calif., April 29 (UPI) -- Actress Scarlett Johansson got up on stage at the Coachella music festival in Indio, Calif., and proved her singing prowess with the band Jesus and Mary Chain.

O'Donnell is sorry for mocking Chinese

NEW YORK, Dec. 15 (UPI) -- U.S. TV host Rosie O'Donnell of "The View" says she's sorry for mocking the way spoken Chinese sounds and sparking protests from Asian Americans.

DeVito reaching out to Walters over 'View'

NEW YORK, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Actor Danny DeVito is extending an olive branch to Barbara Walters for his behavior on the New York set of "The View."

Broadway stars light up 'Deck the Halls'

NEW YORK, Nov. 25 (UPI) -- Kristin Chenoweth says she loved sharing the big screen with her fellow Broadway star, Matthew Broderick, in the new U.S. Christmas comedy, "Deck the Halls."

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FX signs 'Always Sunny' to third season

NEW YORK, Nov. 7 (UPI) -- The FX cable network has decided to bring the dark comedy, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," back for a third TV season.

DeVito's 'Philadelphia' character lives on

PHILADELPHIA, June 26 (UPI) -- Danny DeVito, who had been out of TV comedy since "Taxi" in 1983, will keep his role in FX's "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" for the entire season.

Garcia of 'Lost' joins holiday film

LOS ANGELES, June 16 (UPI) -- Jorge Garcia of the hit TV show "Lost" has signed to star in the holiday film "Deck the Halls," it was reported in Hollywood.

Producers: Harrison Ford fixed our trailer

NEW YORK, April 19 (UPI) -- The producers of the new comedy "RV" say Harrison Ford once saved their family vacation by playing handyman when their trailer broke down.

The Almanac

Today is Thursday, Nov. 17, the 321st day of 2005 with 44 to follow.
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Danny DeVito returns to series TV

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Emmy Award-winner Danny DeVito is joining the cast of the FX cable network's returning comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia."

Feature: 'Earp' actor still seeks leaders

LOS ANGELES, March 17 (UPI) -- Nearly 50 years after he established Hugh O'Brian Youth Leadership, the veteran Hollywood actor best known to TV fans as Wyatt Earp is still looking for leaders
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Danny DeVito
Danny DeVito arrives for the opening of his new South Beach restaurant "Devito's" in Miami Beach on June 13, 2007. (UPI Photo/Michael Bush)

Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer. He first gained prominence for his portrayal of Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC TV series Taxi (1978–1983), for which he won a Golden Globe and an Emmy.

DeVito and his wife, Rhea Perlman, founded Jersey Films, a production company known for films such as Pulp Fiction, Garden State, and Freedom Writers. DeVito also owns Jersey Television, which produced the Comedy Central series Reno 911!. DeVito and Perlman also starred together in his 1996 film Matilda, based on Roald Dahl's children's novel. He currently stars as Frank Reynolds on the FX sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

DeVito was born in Neptune, New Jersey, the son of Julia, a homemaker, and Daniel Michael DeVito, Sr., who owned several small businesses, including a dry cleaning store, a dairy outlet, a luncheonette, and a pool hall. DeVito is of Italian descent and was raised a Roman Catholic, growing up in Asbury Park. He boarded at Oratory Preparatory School, in Summit, New Jersey, graduating in 1962, and subsequently trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts, from which he graduated in 1966.

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