For Disney, he voiced Phil in the 1997 Disney animated feature film Hercules and played Sam Stone in the 1986 Touchstone Pictures film Ruthless People Bill Rago in the 1994 Touchstone Pictures film Renaissance Man and Al Russo in When in Rome. He also produced the Miramax films Pulp Fiction and Garden State. On March 9, 2017, it's been confirmed that he would play the Ringmaster in the 2019 version of Dumbo. His character is given the name Max Medici in this version.
- DeVito was Steven Spielberg's first choice to play Sallah in Raiders of the Lost Ark. He was interested to play the role, but his agent demanded more money than offered and DeVito himself was very busy filming his TV series The Associates, so John Rhys-Davies was cast instead.