Danny DeVito has been given his own day in his native New Jersey.
The Asbury Park Press has reported that Asbury Park City Council has honoured the actor by declaring his birthday, November 17, as Danny DeVito Day in his hometown.
The honour was announced as DeVito appeared at the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival.
DeVito starred in the classic TV series Taxi and films including Twins and Batman Returns. He also starred in the hit comedy It’s Always Sunny In Philadelphia.
Danny DeVito remembers being a young “Italian kid” riding his bike down the boardwalk in Asbury Park — and now he’s heading back for the Asbury Park Music and Film Festival, April 26 to 29, where he’ll be honored for his contributions to the film world. https://t.co/6jqm727P4k
— Asbury Park Press (@AsburyParkPress) April 26, 2018
The 73-year-old was born in Neptune Township and raised in Asbury Park.
New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy also spoke at the festival, saying: “Danny has never forgotten where he came from.”