Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr. (born on November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director and producer, who first gained prominence for his portrayal of Louie De Palma on the ABC and NBC TV series Taxi.
In movies, Danny DeVito is known mainly for his comedy roles in films such as War of the Roses (which he also directed), Twins and Junior and as Burr in Johnny Dangerously. However, he has also played darker and more dramatic roles, such as The Penguin in Batman Returns and Mickey Bergman, Gene Hackman's gangster nemesis in Heist. Danny DeVito also has a number of producer and director credits. He also voiced Philoctetes in the 1997 Disney film Hercules.