Danny McBride

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Danny McBride
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McBride at the WonderCon 2013
Birth nameDaniel Richard McBride[1]
Born(1976-12-29) December 29, 1976 (age 37)
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active2003–present
SpouseGia Ruiz (m. 2010)
Children1
Notable works and rolesEastbound and Down
Pineapple Express
The Foot Fist Way
Your Highness
This Is the End
Up in the Air
 
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Danny McBride
Danny McBride WonderCon 2013.jpg
McBride at the WonderCon 2013
Birth nameDaniel Richard McBride[1]
Born(1976-12-29) December 29, 1976 (age 37)
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
MediumStand-up, film, television
NationalityAmerican
Years active2003–present
SpouseGia Ruiz (m. 2010)
Children1
Notable works and rolesEastbound and Down
Pineapple Express
The Foot Fist Way
Your Highness
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.

Personal life[edit]

McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia.[2] His mother and stepfather work at Marine Corps Base Quantico as civilian support.[3] On his father's side, McBride has ancestors from County Tyrone, Ireland.[4] His mother performed sermons in church using puppets, and McBride has stated that his "interest in telling stories comes from her".[3] 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.[5][6][7][8][9]

McBride married Gia Ruiz in October 2010, at the Colony Palms Hotel in Palm Springs, California and had a son, Declan in 2011.[10]

Career[edit]

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 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.[11]

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] 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. 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.[11]

Filmography[edit]

Film
YearTitleRoleNotes
2003All the Real GirlsBust-Ass
2006The Foot Fist WayFred SimmonsWriter
2007Hot RodRico Brown
2007SuperbadBuddy at PartyUncredited
2007The Heartbreak KidMartin
2008Drillbit TaylorDon Armstrong
2008Pineapple ExpressRed
2008Tropic ThunderCody Underwood
2009FanboysHead of SecurityUncredited
2009Observe and ReportCaucasian Crackhead
2009Land of the LostWill Stanton
2009Up in the AirJim Miller
2010Despicable MeFred McDadeVoice
2010Due DateLonnie
2011Your HighnessThadeousWriter
Executive producer
2011Kung Fu Panda 2Wolf BossVoice
201130 Minutes or LessDwayne King
2013As I Lay DyingVernon Tull
2013This Is the EndDanny McBride
2014The Sound and the FuryPolice SheriffCameo
2014Hell & BackOrpheusVoice
Post-production
2015Untitled Cameron Crowe projectColonel LacyPost-production
2016Angry Birds [17]BombVoice
Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2007Drunk HistoryGeorge WashingtonVolume 3
2009–2013Eastbound & DownKenny Powerscreator
writer
executive producer
Series regular
2011Good VibesVoneeta TeetsVoice
Series regular
2013Clear HistoryFrankMovie
2014ChozenJimmyVoice
Series regular
Other
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Fight for Your Right RevisitedMCAMusic video
2013YOLODrug-dealerCameo
The Lonely Island song
2013Grand Theft Auto VDuane EarlVoice
My Blaine County DJ[18]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Byrne, Paul (2008-09-14). "Danny McBride talks Eastbound & Down & his upcoming Movies". Movies Ireland. Retrieved 2010-11-14. 
  2. ^ Fine, Marshall (2008-05-23). "'Foot' in the door for cult comedy star Danny R. McBride". NY Daily News. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  3. ^ a b By Gavin Edwards (2012-02-19). "Kenny Powers and the Unlikely Rise of Danny McBride". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  4. ^ "The prince McBride". The Irish Times. April 15, 2011. 
  5. ^ The Free Lance-Star; accessed August 18, 2014.
  6. ^ The Free Lance-Star; accessed August 18, 2014.
  7. ^ "Movie, TV projects fall in line for local native". Fredericksburg.com. 2008-01-24. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  8. ^ Rottenberg, Josh (2008-08-08). "Breakout Actor: Danny McBride". EW.com. Retrieved 2013-09-08. 
  9. ^ Freydkin, Donna (August 14, 2008). "Danny McBride is in the 'Express' lane to fame". USA Today. 
  10. ^ Lussier, Germaine (May 10, 2010). "Aziz Ansari and Danny McBride to Co-Star in Untitled Comedy". Collider.com. 
  11. ^ a b Danny McBride at the Internet Movie Database
  12. ^ The Hollywood Reporter
  13. ^ Levine, Stuart (2012-07-02). "HBO asks for more ‘Eastbound & Down’". Variety. Retrieved 2013-02-06. 
  14. ^ Levine, Stuart (2010-10-27). "HBO re-ups two half-hour comedies". Variety. Retrieved 2011-03-23. 
  15. ^ "Pensacola Pelicans kick off season May 14 with great talent". Splash! Northwest Florida's Entertainment Magazine. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  16. ^ "Professional Baseball Team Offers HBO's Kenny Power 2009 Contract". OurSportsCentral. Retrieved September 26, 2013. 
  17. ^ http://news.yahoo.com/angry-birds-movie-voice-cast-155400506.html
  18. ^ Grand Theft Auto V. gameinformer; retrieved September 28, 2013

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