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Danny McBride
Danny McBride
Danny McBride WonderCon 2013.jpg
McBride speaking at the 2013 WonderCon at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California.
Birth name Daniel Richard McBride[1]
Born
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
Medium Film, television
Nationality American
Years active 2003-present
Spouse Gia Ruiz (m. 2010)
Children 1
Notable works and roles Eastbound & Down
Vice Principals
The Foot Fist Way
Pineapple Express
Your Highness
This Is the End
Up in the Air

Daniel Richard McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, writer and comedian. He is best known for starring 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), Land of the Lost (2009), Up in the Air (2009), Your Highness (2011) and This Is the End (2013).

Early life

McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia.[2] His mother, Kathy Rudy, and his stepfather both work at Marine Corps Base Quantico as civilian support.[3] McBride has English, Jewish, Scottish and Irish heritage.[4][5] He was raised Baptist.[6] His mother performed sermons in church using puppets, and McBride stated that his "interest in telling stories comes from her".[3] 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.[7][8][9][10][11]

Career

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.[12] On July 2, 2012, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season.[13][14] 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.[15][16]

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 currently stars with Walton Goggins in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals.

He is currently co-writing a script with David Gordon Green for a sequel to Halloween, to be directed by Green and produced by series creator John Carpenter and Jason Blum.[17][18][19]

Personal life

McBride married Gia Ruiz in October 2010. They have a son.[20]

Frequent collaborations

Filmography

Film
Year Title Role Notes
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
2007 The Heartbreak Kid Martin
2008 Drillbit Taylor Don Armstrong
2008 Pineapple Express Red
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)
2010 Due Date Lonnie
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
2013 Joe Executive producer
2014 The Sound and the Fury Police Sheriff Cameo
2014 Manglehorn Executive producer
2015 Don Verdean Tony Lazarus
2015 Aloha Colonel Lacy
2015 Hell and Back Orpheus (voice)
2015 Rock the Kasbah Nick
2016 Sausage Party Honey Mustard (voice)
2016 The Angry Birds Movie[21] Bomb (voice)
2016 Masterminds Executive producer
2016 In Dubious Battle Tramp
2017 The Disaster Artist Himself Cameo
2017 Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper Tennessee Faris Short film[22]
2017 Alien: Covenant
2017 Zeroville Financier Completed
2017 The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter TBA Post-production; also writer and executive producer
2018 Arizona Sonny Post-production
Television
Year Title Role Notes
2009-2013 Eastbound & Down Kenny Powers Lead role
Also creator, writer and executive producer
2011 Good Vibes Voneeta Teets (voice) Recurring role
2013 Clear History Frank Television film
2014 Chozen Jimmy (voice) Recurring role
Also executive producer
2016 Animals. Gregory (voice) Episode: "Turkeys"
2016-2017 Vice Principals Neal Gamby Lead role
Also creator, writer and executive producer
Directed episode: "Venetian Nights"
2017 Spider-Man Armadillo (voice) Episode: TBA
Other
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited MCA Music video
2012 Roadie Sebastian
"The Roadie"
Music video
2013 YOLO Drug-dealer Cameo
The Lonely Island song
2013 Grand Theft Auto V Duane Earl Video game
Host of Beyond Insemination [23]

References

  1. ^ Byrne, Paul (2008-09-14). "Danny McBride talks Eastbound & Down & his upcoming Movies". Movies Ireland. Retrieved . 
  2. ^ Fine, Marshall (2008-05-23). "'Foot' in the door for cult comedy star Danny R. McBride". NY Daily News. Retrieved . 
  3. ^ a b Gavin Edwards (2012-02-19). "Kenny Powers and the Unlikely Rise of Danny McBride". Rolling Stone. Retrieved . 
  4. ^ "The prince McBride". The Irish Times. April 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ Rapkin, Mickey (November 17, 2008). "Funnyman of the Year: Danny McBride". 
  6. ^ http://www.like2do.com/video?id=cPFO7n8W9Eg, stated at 25:30
  7. ^ The Free Lance-Star; accessed August 18, 2014.
  8. ^ The Free Lance-Star; accessed August 18, 2014.
  9. ^ "Movie, TV projects fall in line for local native". Fredericksburg.com. 2008-01-24. Archived from the original on 2013-01-24. Retrieved . 
  10. ^ Rottenberg, Josh (2008-08-08). "Breakout Actor: Danny McBride". EW.com. Retrieved . 
  11. ^ Freydkin, Donna (August 14, 2008). "Danny McBride is in the 'Express' lane to fame". USA Today. 
  12. ^ "TV Show News and Ratings - Live Feed". 
  13. ^ Levine, Stuart (2012-07-02). "HBO asks for more 'Eastbound & Down'". Variety. Retrieved . 
  14. ^ Levine, Stuart (2010-10-27). "HBO re-ups two half-hour comedies". Variety. Retrieved . 
  15. ^ "Pensacola Pelicans kick off season May 14 with great talent". Splash! Northwest Florida's Entertainment Magazine. Retrieved 2013. 
  16. ^ "Professional Baseball Team Offers HBO's Kenny Power 2009 Contract". OurSportsCentral. Retrieved 2013. 
  17. ^ "David Gordon Green and Danny McBride Rebooting 'Halloween' for October 2018 - Bloody Disgusting!". bloody-disgusting.com. 
  18. ^ Galluzzo, Rob. "David Gordon Green, Danny McBride Will Direct/Write The New HALLOWEEN Movie For Blumhouse!". Blumhouse. Retrieved 2017. 
  19. ^ Daw, Robbie (2017-10-09). "Q&A: John Carpenter Talks New Album Anthology & The Upcoming Halloween Sequel". Stereogum. Retrieved . 
  20. ^ "Danny McBride, Wife Expecting Baby Boy". 
  21. ^ "Angry Birds Movie Voice Cast Announced, Includes Game of Thrones and SNL Vets". 
  22. ^ 20th Century Fox (February 22, 2017). "Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper - 20th Century FOX" - via YouTube. 
  23. ^ Grand Theft Auto V. gameinformer; retrieved September 28, 2013

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