Bad news for Danny DeVito, the beloved actor

Many people are unaware that Danny DeVito’s shorter-than-average stature results from Fairbank’s disease, also known as multiple epiphyseal dysplasias. He is best known for his roles as the “mean little guy” in his films.

The 77-year-old Hollywood actor, who stands 4 feet 10 inches tall, was born with the disease and has previously discussed how it affected his youth and career. MED is caused by a problem with bone and cartilage growth, according to Johns Hopkins Medicine.