Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, producer, screenwriter and stand-up comedian. Personal life: McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia, 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. Career: 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), as 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 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. Frequent collaborations 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 2004 Anchorman Yes Yes Yes 2005 The 40-Year-Old Virgin Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2007 Knocked Up Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2007 Superbad Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2007 Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story Yes Yes Yes Yes 2008 Pineapple Express Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2008 Zack and Miri Make a Porno Yes Yes Yes 2008 Forgetting Sarah Marshall Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 2009 Funny People Yes Yes Yes Yes 2009 Fanboys Yes Yes Yes Yes 2010 How to Train Your Dragon Yes Yes 2011 Your Highness 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 The Interview Yes Yes 2014 How to Train Your Dragon 2 Yes Yes 2015 Sausage Party Yes Yes Yes Yes Filmography: Film Year Title Role Notes 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 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 Writer, Executive producer 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 Hell & Back Orpheus Voice, Post-Production 2014 Rock the Kasbah In-production Television Year Title Role Notes 2007 Drunk History George Washington Volume 3 2009-2013 Eastbound & Down Kenny Powers creator, writer, executive producer, Series regular 2011 Good Vibes Voneeta Teets Voice, Series regular 2013 Clear History Frank Movie 2014 Chozen Jimmy Voice, Series regular Other Year Title Role Notes 2011 Fight for Your Right Revisited MCA Music video 2013 YOLO Drug-dealer Cameo, The Lonely Island song 2013 Grand Theft Auto V Duane Earl Voice, My Blaine County DJ

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