FILE - Actors Danny Devito, left, and Rhea Perlman attending the opening night of the 23rd Annual Israel Film Festival at the Ziegfeld Theatre in New York. A spokesman for DeVito says the couple is separating after 30 years of marriage. Publicist Stan Rosenfield offered no other details. DeVito and Perlman married in 1982 and have three adult children. Together, the couple established the production company Jersey Films, which counts Pulp Fiction, Erin Brockovich and Out of Sight among its credits. DeVito stars in TV's It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia. Perlman is best known for her long-running role as Carla the waitress on Cheers. (AP Photo/Peter Kramer, file)

US comic actor Danny DeVito has separated from his wife of 30 years Rhea Perlman, his spokesman said Monday, ending one of the longest marriages in Hollywood.

The diminutive actor, 67, and actress Perlman, 64, married in 1982, 12 years after meeting when she went to see a Broadway show he was acting in, “The Shrinking Bride.”

Both of them acted in the hit TV show “Taxi” in the late 1970s and early 1980s. Perlman went on to perform in “Cheers” and stayed in television, while DeVito moved more on to the big screen.

His credits include 1975's “One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest,” “Batman Returns” in 1992 and “LA Confidential” in 1997. He voiced the Lorax in this year's animated blockbuster “Lorax.”

DeVito's publicist Stan Rosenfield confirmed their separation in an email to AFP, but gave no more details. The couple have three grown-up children. - AFP