Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stand-up comedian.
1 Personal life,
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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.
McBride married Gia Ruiz in October 2010, at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, California and had a son, Declan in 2011.
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.
Additional film appearances include: 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.
All the Real Girls
The Foot Fist Way
The Heartbreak Kid
Up in the Air
Land of the Lost
Observe and Report
Song: Closing Time
Fred McDade (voice)
30 Minutes or Less
writer, executive producer
Kung Fu Panda 2
Wolf Boss (voice)
As I Lay Dying
This Is the End
Hell & Back
Late Night with Conan O'Brien
Eastbound & Down
creator, writer, executive producer
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