McBride at the WonderCon 2013
|Birth name||Daniel Richard McBride|
|Born|| December 29, 1976
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
|Spouse||Gia Ruiz (2010–present; 1 child)|
|Notable works and roles||Eastbound and Down
The Foot Fist Way
This Is the End
and 30 Minutes or Less
Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stand-up comedian.
McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia, the son of Kathleen Marie "Kathy" (née Chaby) and James Richard McBride. His mother and stepfather work at Marine Corps Base Quantico, as civilian support. On his father's side, McBride has ancestors from County Tyrone, Northern Ireland. His mother performed sermons in church using puppets, and McBride has stated that his "interest in telling stories comes from her". He was raised in Spotsylvania, Virginia, where he graduated from Courtland High School and attended North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
In 2006, McBride played Fred Simmons in the low-budget comedy film The Foot Fist Way, which he co-wrote with friends and frequent collaborators Jody Hill and Ben Best. He appeared in character as Simmons to promote the film on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 26, 2008.
He wrote and starred in the HBO original comedy series Eastbound & Down (also a collaboration with Hill and Best), the misadventures of Kenny Powers, a washed up former major league baseball pitcher with anger management issues. The show was produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, and the pilot episode premiered on February 15, 2009 featuring guest appearances from frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson. On April 8, 2009, HBO announced it had renewed the series for a second season. On July 2, 2012 HBO renewed the series for a fourth season.
In March 2009, because of his role as Powers, he received an offer to play professional baseball for the Pensacola Pelicans, a minor league team in the American Association of Independent Professional Baseball.
In 2010, he signed an endorsement deal with K-Swiss shoes.
He played the eponymous roadie in the Tenacious D music video for "Roadie" in 2012.
|2003||All the Real Girls||Bust-Ass||Film debut|
|2006||The Foot Fist Way||Fred Simmons||writer|
|2007||The Heartbreak Kid||Martin|
|2007||Hot Rod||Rico Brown|
|2008||Drillbit Taylor||Don Armstrong|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Cody Underwood|
|2009||Up in the Air||Jim Miller|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Will Stanton||Song: Believe|
|2009||Observe and Report||Caucasian Crackhead|
|2010||Due Date||Lonnie||Song: Closing Time|
|2010||Despicable Me||Fred McDade (voice)|
|2011||30 Minutes or Less||Dwayne King|
|2011||Your Highness||Thadeous||writer, executive producer|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Wolf Boss (voice)|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Vernon Tull|
|2013||This Is the End||Himself|
|2013||Hell & Back||Orpheus (voice)||Post-Production|
|2008||Late Night with Conan O'Brien||Fred Simmons||guest star|
|2009–2013||Eastbound & Down||Kenny Powers||creator, writer, executive producer|
|2013||Clear History||Frank||TV movie|
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Duane Earl (voice)||My Blaine County DJ|
- Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss MFCEO—Kenny Powers
- Fight for Your Right Revisited—MCA
- "The Roadie" (Tenacious D/Funny or Die)—Actor
- "YOLO" (The Lonely Island)—Cameo
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- Ocala Star-Banner - Google News Archive Search
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- The Free Lance-Star - Google News Archive Search
- The Free Lance-Star - Google News Archive Search
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- Lussier, Germaine (May 10, 2010). "Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride to Co-Star in Untitled Comedy". Collider.com.
- The Hollywood Reporter
- Levine, Stuart (2012-07-02). "HBO asks for more ‘Eastbound & Down’". Variety. Retrieved 2013-02-06.
- Levine, Stuart (2010-10-27). "HBO re-ups two half-hour comedies". Variety. Retrieved 2011-03-23.
- "Pensacola Pelicans kick off season May 14 with great talent". Splash! Northwest Florida's Entertainment Magazine. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- "Professional Baseball Team Offers HBO's Kenny Power 2009 Contract". OurSportsCentral. Retrieved 26 September 2013.
- Grand Theft Auto V. gameinformer. Retrieved 28 September 2013
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