McBride at WonderCon in 2013
|Birth name||Daniel Richard McBride|
|Born|| December 29, 1976
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
|Medium||Stand-up, film, television|
|Spouse||Gia Ruiz (m. 2010)|
|Notable works and roles||Eastbound and Down
The Foot Fist Way
This Is the End
Up in the Air
Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stand-up comedian. He co-created and starred in the sports sitcom Eastbound & Down (2009–2013). He also starred in comedy films, such as Pineapple Express (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Your Highness (2011) and This Is The End (2013).
McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia. His mother, Kathy Rudy, 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 County, 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 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), as Kenny Powers, a washed up former major league baseball pitcher with anger management issues. The series 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 and played the eponymous roadie in the Tenacious D music video for "Roadie" in 2012. Additional film appearances include All the Real Girls, Hot Rod, Land of the Lost, 30 Minutes or Less, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Observe and Report, Due Date, Your Highness and This Is the End.
In 2014, McBride and Hill created and began filming the comedy series Vice Principals for HBO.
|Year||Title||Seth Rogen||James Franco||Jonah Hill||Jay Baruchel||Danny McBride||Craig Robinson||Steve Carell||Paul Rudd||Jason Segel||Elizabeth Banks||Judd Apatow||Leslie Mann||Michael Cera||Bill Hader|
|1999||Freaks and Geeks||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2005||The 40-Year-Old Virgin||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2007||Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Zack and Miri Make a Porno||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Forgetting Sarah Marshall||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2008||Horton Hears a Who!||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2010||How to Train Your Dragon||Yes||Yes|
|2012||This Is 40||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||This Is the End||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2013||Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues||Yes||Yes||Yes|
|2014||How to Train Your Dragon 2||Yes||Yes|
|2003||All the Real Girls||Bust-Ass|
|2006||The Foot Fist Way||Fred Simmons||Writer|
|2007||Hot Rod||Rico Brown|
|2007||Superbad||Buddy at Party||Uncredited|
|2007||The Heartbreak Kid||Martin|
|2008||Drillbit Taylor||Don Armstrong|
|2008||Tropic Thunder||Cody Underwood|
|2009||Fanboys||Head of Security||Uncredited|
|2009||Observe and Report||Caucasian Crackhead|
|2009||Land of the Lost||Will Stanton|
|2009||Up in the Air||Jim Miller|
|2010||Despicable Me||Fred McDade||Voice|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Wolf Boss||Voice|
|2011||30 Minutes or Less||Dwayne King|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Vernon Tull|
|2013||This Is the End||Danny McBride|
|2014||The Sound and the Fury||Police Sheriff||Cameo|
|2015||Don Verdean||Tony Lazarus|
|2015||Hell and Back||Orpheus||Voice
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie ||Bomb||Voice|
|TBA||In Dubious Battle||Tramp||Filming|
|2007||Drunk History||George Washington||Volume 3|
|2009–2013||Eastbound & Down||Kenny Powers||creator
|2011||Good Vibes||Voneeta Teets (voice)||Series regular|
|2014||Chozen||Jimmy (voice)||Series regular
|2016||Vice Principals||Neal Gamby||Filming|
|2011||Fight for Your Right Revisited||MCA||Music video|
The Lonely Island song
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Duane Earl||Voice
My Blaine County DJ
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