"I think 'Taxi' is one of the seminal, great shows that was ever made on television. I mean the story and those characters, that's what makes a great show -- it's the characters. And I always fell in love with the characters."
About This Interview
In his nearly three-hour Archive interview, Actor/Producer/Director Danny DeVito talks about his early love of television and film, and reminisces about growing up in New Jersey. He speaks of early roles in films such as "One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest" and early TV roles on Starsky and Hutch. He discusses landing the role of "Louie De Palma" on Taxi, for which he won an Emmy, and describes his costars - including the comedian Andy Kaufman. DeVito also recalls his wife Rhea Perlman's guest appearance on that show, and recounts his own guest appearances on TV comedies such as Friends and The Simpsons. He touches on his production company, Jersey Films, and some of its projects. He then details his latest role as "Frank Reynolds" on F/X's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, created by Rob McElhenney. Amy Harrington conducted the interview on July 27, 2011 in North Hollywood, CA.