|Birth name||Daniel Richard McBride|
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
|Spouse||Gia Ruiz (m. 2010)|
Daniel Richard McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, and writer. He starred in the HBO television series, Eastbound & Down and Vice Principals, both of which he co-created with frequent collaborator Jody Hill. He has also starred in films, such as The Foot Fist Way (2006), Pineapple Express (2008), Up in the Air (2009), Your Highness (2011), and This Is the End (2013).
McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia. His mother, Kathy Rudy, and his stepfather both work at Marine Corps Base Quantico as civilian support. McBride has English, Jewish, Scottish and Irish heritage. He was raised Baptist. His mother performed sermons in church using puppets, and McBride 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 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. The series ended on November 17, 2013. 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. McBride starred with Walton Goggins in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals from 2016 to 2017.
In January 2018, two trailers were released online for what was supposedly a Crocodile Dundee sequel, titled Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. The film was said to star McBride as Brian Dundee, the son of the original Crocodile Dundee. The trailers also feature cameo appearances by Australian actors Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, and Ruby Rose. From the beginning, various aspects of the campaign made some publications believe that film was an elaborate hoax. It was later reported that these ads were actually part of a lead up to a Super Bowl commercial for Tourism Australia.
McBride married Gia Ruiz in October 2010. They have a son.
|2003||All the Real Girls||Bust-Ass|
|2006||The Foot Fist Way||Fred Simmons||Also writer|
|2007||Hot Rod||Rico Brown|
|2007||Superbad||Buddy at Party||Uncredited extra|
|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||Your Highness||Thadeous||Also writer and executive producer|
|2011||Kung Fu Panda 2||Wolf Boss (voice)|
|2011||30 Minutes or Less||Dwayne King|
|2011||The Catechism Cataclysm||Producer|
|2012||The Comedy||Executive producer|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Vernon Tull|
|2013||This Is the End||Himself|
|2013||Prince Avalanche||Executive producer|
|2014||The Sound and the Fury||Police Sheriff||Cameo|
|2015||Don Verdean||Tony Lazarus|
|2015||Hell and Back||Orpheus (voice)|
|2015||Rock the Kasbah||Nick|
|2016||Sausage Party||Honey Mustard (voice)|
|2016||The Angry Birds Movie||Bomb (voice)|
|2016||In Dubious Battle||Tramp|
|2017||The Disaster Artist||Himself||Cameo|
|2017||Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper||Tennessee Faris||Short film|
|2018||The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter||Don||Post-production; also writer and executive producer|
|2009-2013||Eastbound & Down||Kenny Powers||29 episodes; also creator, writer and executive producer|
|2011||Good Vibes||Voneeta Teets (voice)||12 episodes|
|2013||Clear History||Frank||Television film|
|2014||Chozen||Jimmy (voice)||8 episodes; also executive producer|
|2016||Animals.||Gregory (voice)||Episode: "Turkeys"|
|2016-2017||Vice Principals||Neal Gamby||18 episodes; also creator, writer, executive producer and directed 2 episodes|
|2011||"Fight for Your Right Revisited"||MCA||Music video|
|2013||"YOLO"||Drug dealer||Cameo; music video
The Lonely Island song
|2013||Grand Theft Auto V||Duane Earl||Video game
Host of Beyond Insemination