Here's How Tall Danny DeVito Really Is

Actor Danny DeVito has been killing it in his memorable roles since the 1970s, since he rose to fame playing the childlike Martini in the iconic film "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest." His other notable roles include Louie in the sitcom "Taxi," the hot headed father in the film "Matilda," and perhaps most recently and significantly, the wealthy and low morale-having businessman Frank Reynolds in the irreverent FXX series, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" since Season 2.


One thing that makes DeVito stand out amongst the crowd and has solidified his name as a character actor in the industry, aside from his animated body language and line delivery, is his unique appearance, especially when it comes to his height. While it is known to the general public that DeVito has never exactly been a big man, how tall is he precisely? The actual number might surprise you. Keep scrolling to find out Danny DeVito's true height.

Danny DeVito is shorter than you might think

"Is it any more ridiculous than our dad having brown eyes, black hair, and being 4'10”?" Dee said to her brother in Season 2, Episode 10 of "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" in a humorous and meta moment while questioning their supposed biological father Frank Reynolds' relationship to them (via Hulu). According to Biography, Danny DeVito's small stature is a symptom of his Fairbank's disease, or Multiple Epiphyseal Dysplasia, a genetic growth disorder that impacts the development of bones (via John Hopkins Medicine).


Although the actor said in an interview that he used to be insecure about his height and wished to be taller, he has stated that it has actually given him an advantage when it came to securing roles in the long run because it made him stand out amongst the crowd (via The Guardian).

"After a while you start getting used to it, and in social circles, you start thinking you may be able to compensate with your personality," he said in an interview with CBS (via YouTube).

Clearly, the talented actor has made the best out of his situation, and it has led to great success in his career.