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