Danny DeVito the multi-awarded actor, notable screenwriter, and film producer started his career in 1978 on the ABC sitcom called Taxi. He is best known for movies like Matilda which was released in 1996 and his recurring role in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Being in the industry for decades, DeVito has his own set of quirks on and off the screen. But did you know that he had a trampoline in his dressing room?
Danny DeVito would often ask that a trampoline be placed in his dressing room. He uses it as part of his warm-up routine. He goes to the set early and starts jumping until it’s time to get his make-up done.
Who is Danny DeVito?
Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. is an American actor, comedian, director, producer, and screenwriter, born November 17, 1944. He attained supremacy for his characterization of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series Taxi which ran from 1978 to 1983. This show gave him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award, which eventually launched his career.
DeVito’s short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasias. He suffers from Fairbank’s Disease, a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.
On January 17, 1971, DeVito met Rhea Perlman when she went to see a friend in the single performance of the play The Shrinking Bride, which featured DeVito.
Two weeks later, they moved in together and married on January 28, 1982. They have three children: Lucy Chet DeVito, Grace Fan DeVito, and Jacob Daniel DeVito. (Source: Yahoo!)
Danny DeVito and His Trampoline Routine
In an interview, he revealed that as part of his warm-up routine, he would use a trampoline. This is why he specifically requests for one to be placed in his dressing room.
I start jumping a little bit, then I get some makeup put on, jump, put some clothes on, jump.DeVito explained in Late Night with Seth Myers
He loves trampolining and also has one at home. He would often use this for his balance training. In the interview, he gave tips that are not only effective but also fun. (Source: Celebrity Daily Routine)
Tips from the Great Danny DeVito
Being in the industry for quite some time, DeVito has inspired several actors in the industry. Aside from acting tips and pieces of advice for life, he does have some quirky recommendations.
Always Stand on One Foot While Brushing Your Teeth
You should be standing in front of a mirror brushing your teeth for 2 minutes, 2-3 times per day already. Make use of this time you are already spending. You’ll be surprised how challenging it can be, especially if you are a violent brusher. Bonus points if you can do it while flossing.DeVito
Always Keep a Trampoline in Your Dressing Room
Trampolines are low-impact, high-intensity cardio that challenges your balance and stability. You loved it when you were a kid, try it as an adult. Feel the burn.DeVito
(Source: Celebrity Daily)
What were DeVito’s Other Media Projects?
Aside from directing, producing, theater, voice-over, and appearances in some famously known movies like Matilda, Batman Returns, and Penguins. He is also involved in other media projects.
DeVito played a fictional version of himself in the music video of One Direction’s song Steal My Girl. He also appeared in the short film Curmudgeons, which he also produced and directed.
In 2021, DeVito wrote a 12-page story centered on the Penguin and Catwoman for the anthology comic Gotham City Villains.
(Source: Entertainment Weekly)