Danny DeVito Heads Home and Plans Talk at Asbury Park Music and Film Festival


Photo via Asbury Park Music and Film Festival


Before the Oscar and Tony nominations.
Before the Emmy awards.
Before his roles in “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” and “Taxi.”

Danny DeVito was a kid from New Jersey.

Born in Neptune and raised in Asbury Park, DeVito created some of the most memorable characters on stage and screen. And now he’s heading home.

“An Evening with Danny DeVito” will take place as part of the Asbury Park Music & Film Festival on Saturday, April 28 at 6:00 p.m. The special event will be hosted by the Paramount Theatre on the Asbury Park boardwalk.

“I’m honored to be part of this year’s Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, and look forward to coming home,” DeVito said in a statement. “Asbury Park has been an important part of my life, and this will be a great night at the Paramount Theatre!”

Actors Andy Kaufman and Danny DeVito in a scene from “Taxi.” (Screenshot via YouTube)

The evening will include stories from DeVito’s youth in Asbury Park, his career, video vignettes along with a question and answer session.

While DeVito currently stars in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” his credits are far-reaching. On “Taxi,” he played Louis DePalma, the growling dispatcher for the Sunshine Cab Company. He took on the role of Martini in the film adaptation of the Ken Kesey novel, “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.” As a producer, he has worked on “Pulp Fiction,” “Erin Brockovich” and “Garden State.”

“An Evening with Danny DeVito” will take place at the Paramount Theater, 1300 Ocean Avenue in Asbury Park. Tickets and all other festival information are available here.