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Born: November 17, 1944 Cause of Death:
Birth Place: Neptune, New Jersey, USA Profession: Cast ...
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1963:
Worked as hairdresser for one year at his sister's shop in New Jersey
1966:
Met Michael Douglas while studying at the AADA and working at the Eugene O'Neill Foundation
1968:
Made feature film debut in "Dreams of Glass"
1969:
Off-Broadway debut in the leading role of one of three one-act plays jointly titled "The Man With the Flower in His Mouth"
1971:
Appeared in the off-Broadway production of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"
1972:
Had a supporting role in the Italian-French co-production "La mortadella," starring Sophia Loren
1973:
Co-wrote and produced (with Rhea Perlman) first short film, "The Sound Sleeper"
1975:
DeVito and Perlman received grant from American Film Institute to write and produce a second short film "Minestrone"; shown at the Cannes Film Festival
1975:
Reprised the role of Martini for the Milos Forman's feature adaptation of "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest"; Michael Douglas produced
1978:
Made TV debut as Louie De Palma, the dispatcher for the fictional Sunshine Cab Company on the hit show "Taxi" (ABC, 1978-82; NBC, 1982-83)
1982:
Made directing debut with episodes of "Taxi"
1983:
Had a small but memorable role opposite Shirley MacLaine in James L. Brooks' "Terms of Endearment"
1984:
Teamed with Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner in "Romancing the Stone"
1985:
Re-teamed with Douglas and Turner for the sequel "The Jewel of the Nile"
1986:
Starred opposite wife Rhea Perlman on the second season premiere of the NBC anthology series "Amazing Stories"; also directed the episode
1987:
Made feature directing debut with "Throw Momma from the Train"; also co-starred
1991:
Voiced the part of Herb Powell, Homer Simpson's long-lost half-brother on several episodes of "The Simpsons" (Fox)
1992:
Co-founded production company Jersey Films with wife Rhea Perlman
1992:
First feature producing credit, "Hoffa"; also directed and co-starred
1992:
Had a memorable role as the Penguin in Tim Burton's "Batman Returns"
1993:
Supplied the voice of Rocks for the feature "Look Who's Talking Now"
1994:
Produced the Ben Stiller directed film, "Reality Bites"
1994:
First executive producing credit on a feature, "8 Seconds"
1994:
Served as executive producer for Quentin Tarantino's smash hit "Pulp Fiction
1996:
Produced, directed and acted in the film adaptation of Roald Dahl's "Matilda"; also co-starred with Perlman
1997:
Portrayed a smarmy tabloid columnist in Curtis Hanson's "L.A. Confidential"
1997:
Re-teamed with Michael Douglas for "John Grisham's The Rainmaker"
1998:
Had rare romantic role opposite Holly Hunter in the comedy-drama "Living Out Loud"
1999:
Cast alongside Kevin Spacey and Peter Facinelli in the drama "The Big Kahuna"
2000:
Teamed with Bette Midler for "Drowning Mona"; also served as one of the executive producers
2000:
Produced the box-office hit "Erin Brockovich," starring Julia Roberts; earned an Academy Award nomination for Best Picture
2001:
Played a leading role in the screen comedy "What's the Worst That Could Happen?"
2001:
Served as an executive producer on the CBS drama series, "Kate Brasher," co-starring his wife Perlman
2002:
Directed and starred in "Death to Smoochy"
2003:
Helmed the romantic comedy "The Duplex," co-starring Ben Stiller and Drew Barrymore
2003:
Co-starred in the Woody Allen comedy "Anything Else"
2003:
Played ringmaster Amos Calloway in Tim Burton's "Big Fish"
2004:
Guest starred as a stripper on an episode of "Friends" (NBC); received an Emmy nomination for Outstanding Guest Actor in a Comedy series
2004:
Served as executive producer of Comedy Central's "Reno 911"
2006:
Returned to series TV after joining cast on the second season of the FX comedy "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia"
2007:
Co-starred in Mark Rydell's "Even Money," a series of intertwining stories on how gambling and drugs destroy people's lives
2007:
Cast in Jake Paltrow's directorial debut "The Good Night"
2010:
Played one of Kristen Bell's suitors in the comedy "When in Rome"
2011:
Received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame
2012:
Voiced the title character in animated feature "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax"

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