Daniel Michael DeVito Jr. (born November 17, 1944) is an American actor, director, producer, and screenwriter. He gained prominence for his portrayal of the taxi dispatcher Louie De Palma in the television series "Taxi" (1978–1983), which won him a Golden Globe Award and an Emmy Award.

DeVito is 4 feet, 10 inches tall. His short stature is the result of multiple epiphyseal dysplasia (Fairbank's disease), a rare genetic disorder that affects bone growth.

After his time on the Taxi series ended, DeVito devoted more effort to a growing successful film career, appearing as Vernon Dalhart in the 1983 hit "Terms of Endearment"; as the comic rogue Ralph in the romantic adventure "Romancing the Stone" (1984), starring Michael Douglas and Kathleen Turner; and its sequel, "The Jewel of the Nile" (1985). Although generally a comic actor, DeVito expanded into dramatic roles with "The Rainmaker" (1997); "Hoffa" (1992).

In 2011, DeVito received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame for his work in television.

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