Their similar surnames and successful acting careers may lead people to believe that Torrey Devitto and Danny Devito are related. However, there’s no evidence to suggest that this is the case.
Read below to find out more about the two actors, the reasons people may think they’re related and whether there’s any truth behind the claim.
Who is Torrey Devitto?
Torrey Devitto has appeared in some of America’s biggest shows. Her roles in ‘One Tree Hill’, ‘Pretty Little Liars’ and ‘The Vampire Diaries’ have propelled her into stardom.
When you learn more about Devitto’s childhood, it is perhaps no surprise that she found the limelight.
In an interview with Glamour magazine, she discusses her father’s career as a drummer for Billy Joel, as well as her mother’s close friendship with Stevie Nicks.
Speaking about her relationship with Nicks, Devitto says “She is like an aunt to me or my ‘fairy godmother,’ as she likes to put it.”
One of her first TV roles was in the Nickelodeon kids show ‘Drake & Josh’. Since then, she’s had prominent roles in several TV shows.
In 2015 she joined the cast of Chicago Med, playing Dr. Lily Manning. “She is one of my favourite characters I’ve ever had the opportunity to play,” Devitto says.
She discusses the complexities of the character in an interview, saying “There’s so many different levels to her.”
The actress has made no secret of her political views, speaking publicly about her passion for animal rights. She has collaborated with animal charity PETA in a campaign to “help spread awareness against using animal skins and fur for fashion.”
Who is Danny Devito?
Danny Devito has starred in several blockbuster movies, including classics such as ‘Matilda’ and ‘Heist’.
He’s also built a successful career as a producer, with movie site IMDB claiming that he’s produced a staggering 42 movies.
In 2011 he was awarded a star on the Hollywood walk of fame, cementing his place in history.
He is arguably one of America’s most famous faces, with his short stature making him instantly recognisable. BestLife ranked him 32nd in their list of the most popular actors of all time.
In a 2012 interview with the Guardian, Devito spoke about his approach to fame, explaining how he enjoys interacting with fans. “I love to go out to talk to people and be with folks. I don’t shy away from it.”
Despite his success, he remains keen to allow others to input their views. “I surround myself with smart folks – usually young smart folks,” he says.
“It’s good to be thought of in a good light, to have a little bit of clout, but you can’t carry the ball all by yourself. You need a team.”
Like Torrey, Danny Devito holds strong political views and has chosen to publicise these in interviews.
When speaking about equal rights, he said “I just don’t think equality is there at all. And it’s not only women. It’s inequality for young people, old people, women, minorities – there’s no balance.”
Are the Two Related?
Despite their very similar last names, there’s no evidence to suggest the two are related.
The two actually spell their surnames slightly differently, with Torrey Devitto using an extra letter in her variation of the name.
The surname is relatively common in the USA, particularly in New York and New Jersey. Of individuals in the US with the surname Devito, 45% come from those two states.
Though they may not be related, the two certainly have their glittering acting careers in common.