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Danny And Lucy DeVito Are Family First And Actors Second | The Show
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Danny And Lucy DeVito Are Family First And Actors Second | The Show

Working with family can be a blend of laughter, love, and at times, a test of patience. It's a unique dance between the personal and professional, where shared histories create a tapestry rich with memories and understanding.

In our conversation, Danny and Lucy DeVito highlighted the grounded, playful nature of their father-daughter duo amidst the Hollywood whirlwind and how they’ve successfully navigated personal and professional evolution together.

Danny, with a storied career marked by iconic roles in One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Taxi, and It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, reflected on the blend of everyday parenting and stardom, while Lucy, an accomplished actress in her own right, shared the unique experience of growing up as a DeVito. Danny and Lucy are currently starring as father and daughter in the play I Need That on Broadway, which runs from 10/13 until 12/23.


This interview was recorded prior to the 2023 SAG-AFTRA strike.

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Outline:

[0:00] Intro

[1:10] When you have a kid, you die

[7:31] Why Danny became an actor (but first a hairdresser)

[13:46] Breaking through in acting and directing

[18:39] The value of dark stories

[24:54] How Danny met his wife

[26:44] Keep your family close

[29:40] Don’t put the brakes on your kids’ dreams

[31:39] Italians yell affectionately

[34:40] Why Lucy joined the family business

[38:34] It’s Always Sunny, Batman Returns, and more

[44:47] Working together for “I Need That” on Broadway

[49:56] Rapid fire questions

[1:00:37] Surprising Danny and Lucy with their genealogy

[1:04:56] Danny and Lucy’s roles in the American story

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Dad Saves America is a channel dedicated to celebrating heroic fatherhood while teaching the next generation of fathers strategies they can utilize in parenting their children. We believe strong children come from a strong family. We’ve had many experts in the studio, including Jonathan Haidt, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Troy Kotsur, John Mackey, Ben Askren, and Adam Carolla.

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Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America
Dad Saves America is all about celebrating dads and fatherhood. Fatherhood is the greatest opportunity to make a positive impact you will have in your lifetime. We’re figuring out how to raise a generation of resilient, independent-minded kids who are ready to embrace freedom in their future. Top experts and engaging personalities, including Adam Carolla, Dr. Drew Pinsky, Adam Curry, Daymond John, and Jay Glazer, trade stories of childhood, parenthood, and all the issues impacting how we raise our kids with host John Papola.