Steve DeVito

Steve DeVito

Steve DeVito serves as senior director for regional teams at IHS Inc, covering Latin America and frontier North America regions with Critical Information Development Scouting services and reports.

He has also taken an active part in exploring the use of pollutant release and transfer (PRTR) data for assessing industry sectors or individual facilities, writing several technical publications along the way.

Early Life and Education

DeVito was born in Neptune Township, New Jersey, to small business owner parents originating from San Fele Basilicata in Italy. At Cambridge Rindge and Latin School he took drama classes before enrolling at Harvard University but left 12 credits short to pursue acting full time.

Louie De Palma became widely-recognized as Louie De Palma on Taxi from 1978 to 1983, earning five Emmy Award nominations and four wins during that time.

He has appeared in films such as One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment, The Rainmaker, Romancing the Stone Twins and Get Shorty as both an actor and director. Notably he directed Matilda (1996) L.A. Confidential (1997, with Jack Nicholson), Big Fish (2003) as well.

Professional Career

Steve DeVito is an accomplished character actor renowned for his intensity. His performances have been likened to those of Marlon Brando and Robert DeNiro; his portrayals include tough, streetwise types. DeVito holds to an impeccable work ethic and believes strongly in giving back to the community; he has donated to multiple charities like Mary’s Place by the Sea in Ocean Grove.

Jersey Films, his production company, is also an impressive achievement, producing various movies such as Pulp Fiction, Get Shorty, Erin Brockovich and Garden State.

He has performed in numerous Broadway productions, such as Roundabout Theatre Company’s revival of The Sunshine Boys. Additionally, he made his West End debut playing Willie Clark. Additionally, he has written and performed several songs.

Achievement and Honors

DeVito appeared alongside Richard Griffiths in the London stage revival of Neil Simon’s comedy The Sunshine Boys by Neil Simon. Additionally, DeVito directed, starred and produced Curmudgeons; an Air Force veteran and currently studying Tumor Biology with Georgetown’s Biomedical Graduate Education Program.

DeVito first joined the Environmental Protection Agency in 1989 and has served ever since as head of its Toxics Release Inventory (TRI) Program, providing both scientific and technical support to it, while being involved directly with most major TRI rulemakings.

DeVito’s notable work as an actor includes playing Frank Reynolds on F/X’s dark comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia and Todd Solondz’s dark comedy Wiener-Dog. Additionally, he co-produced and starred in Universal Pictures’ black and white crime drama Hotel Noir.

Personal Life

DeVito has had a turbulent personal life. At 16 years old he shot his mother in self-defense before later asking a cousin to dispose of the body.

His acting career was launched with his role in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, an unconventional film which explored socially misadjusted outsiders and which resonated strongly with him; this approach carried through into Taxi where he played Louie DePalma.

DeVito soon shifted between comedies ranging from the dark and deep to soft comedy, including his directorial debut Throw Momma from the Train before taking on roles such as Tin Men and Twins as gangsters. On a more serious note, DeVito played Teamsters leader Jimmy Hoffa in Hoffa – as well as appearing alongside Liam Neeson in neo-noir The Ratings Game.

Net Worth

As of 2023, Emmy and Golden Globe-winning actor Danny DeVito is estimated to be worth an estimated net worth of $80 Million. DeVito first gained widespread notice through his role on Taxi as Louie De Palma; since then he has gone on to star in numerous popular films like Throw Momma from the Train, One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest, Terms of Endearment Romancing the Stone Twins & Batman Returns among many others.

DeVito has also proven his skill as a director, having directed films like Duplex and the 1996 adaptation of Roald Dahl’s Matilda with fellow actor Rhea Perlman as Matilda. Additionally, DeVito owns his own production company Jersey Films which produced movies like Pulp Fiction and Erin Brockovich as well as voice acting many characters such as Space Jam and Smallfoot for Disney.

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