Danny DeVito’s height is the result of Fairbank’s Disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.

Danny DeVito Biography

Who Is Danny DeVito?

Actor Danny DeVito had his big break when he starred in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest (1975). He rose to fame on the sitcom Taxi (1978-1983), for which he won a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy. He later produced and directed many films, including Matilda (1996), along with his wife of more than 30 years, actress Rhea Perlman. DeVito has also enjoyed a starring role on the TV series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia since 2006.

Early Life

Actor, director and producer Danny DeVito was born Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. on November 17, 1944, in Neptune, New Jersey. DeVito was raised by his mother, Julia, and his father, Danny Sr., a small business owner whose various ventures included a dry cleaner, luncheonette, … Continue Reading (6 minute read)

9 thoughts on “Danny DeVito’s height is the result of Fairbank’s Disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.”

  1. groxg

    I hate it when someone’s freakish height is explained by a disease…

    When we’re the same height…

    And I’m just short.

  2. MrCummins

    What about his magnum dong? Elephantiasis?

  3. mostlikelyatwork

    Without it he would have ended up 6’2″ like his twin brother.

  4. mandalore237

    We know it doesn’t cause donkey brains, he has the certificate to prove it

  5. lorddrezz

    Would’ve been an iconic boss hogg vs burt reynolds.

  6. MintySquinty

    Petition to have the popular term changed from Fairbank’s Disease to Devitoligo

  7. tinkrman

    So did they prosecute this Fairbank guy?

  8. SatansMaggotyCumFart

    He is the god of sex.

  9. dray1214

    This is kind of morbid in a way but imagine how less funny he would be if he were normal height/ dimensions. I wouldn’t want Danny Devito any other way though! He may feel otherwise, idk

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