Daniel Michael "Danny" DeVito, Jr.
is an American actor, comedian, director, and producer who is best known for his television roles as Louie De Palma on the ABC
and as Frank Reynolds
on the FX
sitcom It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia
. He is also best known for his film roles as Vernon Dahlart in the 1983
comedy-drama film Terms of Endearment
, Oswald Cobblepot/The Penguin
in Tim Burton
superhero film Batman Returns
, Harry Wormwood/the narrator in the 1996
fantasy comedy-film Matilda
(which he also directed and produced), and as Sid Hudgens in the 1997
neo-noir film L.A. Confidential
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. On March 9, 2017, it's been confirmed that he will indeed portray the Ringmaster named Medici in the live action remake of Dumbo.