Arts & Entertainment | Neptune/Asbury Park (1944- )
Actor, director, and producer Danny DeVito was born in Neptune and raised in Asbury Park. Graduating from Oratory prep in Summit, DeVito then trained at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts and launched his career in off-Broadway productions. His first major film role in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” paired him with the longtime friend Jack Nicholson, but it was the TV hit “Taxi” that made him world famous. He has appeared in more than 60 films, currently starts in the acclaimed television series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” and runs two production companies: Jersey Films and Jersey Television. Universally popular, Danny has been nominated for Golden Globe Awards, Screen Actors Guild Awards, Satellite Awards, and the Berlin International Film Festival’s Golden Bear Award. But for all the international acclaim Danny DeVito receives, we can’t think of better recognition that this induction into the New Jersey Hall of Fame.