American actor, film director, and producer Jake DeVito is perhaps better-known for being the son of the legendary Primetime Emmy award-winning actor, Danny DeVito, but also for his work in the short films “The Better Angels” and “Curmudgeons.”
Age, Early Life and Education Background
Jacob Daliel ‘Jake’ DeVito was born in New York, USA, under the Libra zodiac sign on 10 October 1987, which makes him 34 years old as of early 2022. Hiis mother is actress Rhea Perlman, Danny DeVito’s wife, who raised him in his hometown alongside his elder sisters Lucy and Grace Fan DeVito, both of whom have followed in their parents’ footsteps. The former is well-known for her impressive theatrical works, and has appeared in several projects such as “Leaves of Grass” and “The Comedian”.
Jake was raised in an affluent family – his parents owned a 14,000 square foot high-end home in Beverly Hills. Jake went to a private local high school, and was very ‘famous’ amongst students for being a celebrity child. In 2005, he matriculated to Oberlin College, Ohio, which is a private liberal arts college, and he graduated with a degree in 2009.
Hobbies and Interests
Jake is a fitness enthusiast who practices yoga and works out regularly to maintain his athletic physique. He enjoys traveling, and as a child would accompany his parents as they traveled across the US attending celebrity events, and has toured many overseas destinations such as Germany, France, and Italy since he launched his career. The New York-born actor is an animal lover and volunteers to animal shelters regularly – his favorite birds are parrots.
He also prefers spending his spare time outdoors, hiking and just going for walks. When it comes to his favorite meal, he enjoys Italian cuisine and seafood. During his spare time, he is fond of watching Leonardo DiCaprio and Matt Damon-starred films, such as “Jason Bourne,” “Shutter Island,” and “Good Will Hunting.” Being an avid art lover, Jason enjoys visiting art galleries, and has also explored many US museums.
In the mid-2000s, Jake briefly ventured into showbiz industry with a minor role in the film “Pieces of a Dream” (2005), then took a long break to pursue other projects, and reappeared six years later in 2011 as a lighting and camera man in the films “Nest of Vipers” and “Palpitations.”
He began working as a producer in 2014 – his initial project was the award-nominated biographical film “The Better Angels,” written by A.J. Edwards. He also produced the short movie “Quick Sand” and the sports adventure film “Fair Chase” during the same year. In 2015, he landed a role in the science-fiction film “Amboy,” in which he appeared alongside its stars Leslie Allison, Lydia van Vogt and Paul Giamatti. He also featured in 2016’s talk-show “Lorraine”, before he resumed his production work on the comedy movie “Curmudgeons” (2016) and 2020’s short comedy film “Wererock.” Recently, he contributed to the films “St. Sebastian” and the animated comedy “Little Demon.”
Jake prefers leading a private life, and isn’t very active on social media, with only 2,100 Twitter followers and does not seem to have an Instagram or Facebook account.
Jake has been described as a laid-back individual, who is presently seemingly wholly focused on his career. He hasn’t introduced anyone as his girlfriend publicly, and has also remained tight-lipped when it comes to his previous dating history. As of 2022, he’s probably single, and doesn’t have children.
Height, Weight, and Physical Appearance
Jake belongs to Caucasian ethnicity, and has dark brown hair and hazel eyes. He is 5ft 5ins (1.65m) tall, weighs approximately 132 lbs (60kgs), and his chest, waist and bicep sizes are 38, 30, and12 respectively.
DeVito has earned his net worth not only from acting, but also from his producing career and paid promotions. As of early 2022, his authoritatively estimated net worth is around $1 million.
Who’s Jake’s Father, Danny DeVito?
Daniel M. ‘Danny’ DeVito was born under the Scorpio zodiac sign on 17 November 1944, in New Jersey, USA, and is 77 years old as of early 2022. His father was Daniel DeVito Sr., a small business owner, and his mother was housewife Julia. He was raised in Asbury Park, together with his two older sisters Angela Lucia and Theresa Scialla. Danny was born with a rare genetic disorder known as Fairbank’s disease or multiple epiphyseal dysplasia, which affects bone elongation and growth, and that is why he appears very short (4ft 10ins or 1.47m).
Danny attended Oratory Preparatory School and later matriculated to the American Dramatic Arts Academy, from which he graduated with a theatrical degree in 1966. He landed one of his earliest roles in the film “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” in 1975, then in the following years he made more TV show appearances rather than movies. In 1983, he appeared in the series “Terms of Endearment,” then starred in “Romancing the Stone” and its sequel, “The Jewel of the Nile”, before starring opposite Arnold Schwarzenegger in the comedy “Twins.” He was praised for his performance in 2001’s action comedy “Rat Race,” in which he appeared together with Amy Smart, Breckin Meyer and Whoopi Goldberg.
Danny received an Emmy award nomination for his appearance in the critically acclaimed sitcom “Friends”, and was nominated for four similar awards for his contribution to the sitcom “Taxi.” Apart from his acting career, he owns Jersey Film production company, which is credited with the production of several hit projects, such as “Man on the Moon,” “Pulp Fiction,” and “Garden State.” As a director, he’s worked on several films such as “The War of Roses” and “Matilda.” His net worth is estimated at close to $80 million, as credible sources reveal.
Who is Jake’s Mother, Rhea Perlman?
Rhea was born in New York, USA, under the Aries zodiac sign on 31 March 1948, which makes her 74 years old as of 2022. She was brought up in Coney Island with her sister Heide by their late mother Adele, who worked as a bookkeeper, and her husband, a company manager.
Rhea attended a local high school, where she became very keen on music and dancing. She matriculated to Hunter College, and graduated with a BA in 1968. Rhea came to the limelight for her 1979 appearance in the TV series “Taxi” as the girlfriend of Louie De Palma, played by her future husband Danny. She then appeared in 275 episodes of the series “Cheers, ” through 1993, and from 1992, she was seen in several films such as the comedy-drama “There Goes the Neighborhood,” comedy “Carpool” in 1996, 2007’s “Love Comes Lately” and several others. She is also credited with her role as Annette in comedy “The Mindy Project” (2014-2017). As an author, she boasts of writing the “Otto Undercover” children’s books series. She separated from Danny in 2017, but has revealed that she doesn’t intend to divorce him.