The acting legend, entertaining film and T.V. viewers for many years has finally received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Star is a little overdue
He has starred in the much loved T.V. show Taxi and the film the Batman Returns just to name a few while producing and directing many other very successful projects, and many feel that this star is a little overdue.
The actor who turned 66 last November was accompanied at the presentation ceremony by wife Rhea Perlman and their three children Lucy, 28, Grace, 26, and Jacob, 23.
Mr DeVito was very excited and happy to have received the honour and in typical Danny DeVito style pulled a variety of comedy poses with his star before taking off his shoes and walking over it barefoot, conscious not to get it dirty. He was seen happily signing autographs and talking to his fans.
His star was the 2,445th added to the Walk of Fame, and during the ceremony he was presented with a smaller version that he could take home.
He was given his first break as Louie De Palma on the hit T.V. series Taxi as the dispatcher of the Sunshine Cab Company which ran from 1978 to 1982.
Mr DeVito then went on to star in films including a couple with Arnold Schwarzenegger, Junior and Twins, with others including the Batman Returns, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest and Wise Guys.
“Do I get to take this home or do we leave it here?”
For those fans of the Roald Dahl, Danny DeVito also played Harry Wormwood in a film which he also directed, the film received many awards and was a success within the younger generation.
On receiving the star Danny Devito said: “The question is, do I get to take this home or do we leave it here? Or do I move into the store over here, and every day I come and polish it?”
The ceremony was a memorable occasion for the DeVito family and one that marked 40 years in the industry for Danny DeVito.