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Danny McBride

Biography

Comedian and professional who played Kenny Forces on the strike HBO present Eastbound and Straight down from 2009 to 2013. He in addition has starred in the blockbuster comedies Pineapple Express which MAY BE THE End, and he voiced the type Fred McDade in Despicable Me. He went to the NEW YORK School from the Arts, where he fulfilled movie director David Gordon Green, who later immediate him in Pineapple Express. While in LA looking for function, he kept down employment being a waiter at a pirate-themed cafe. He was uncovered by Can Ferrell when the well-known comedian noticed the low-budget humor film The Feet Fist Method, which he co-wrote and starred along with close friends. He includes a son along with his wife Gia Ruiz, whom he wedded this year 2010. He is at the film Observe and Record with Anna Faris.

Quick Facts


Full Name Danny McBride
Salary $25 million
Date Of Birth December 29, 1976
Place Of Birth Statesboro, GA
Height 1.78 m
Profession Comedian
Education Courtland High School, University of North Carolina School of the Arts
Nationality American
Spouse Gia Ruiz
Children Declan George McBride, Ava McBride
Parents Kathleen Marie Chaby, James Richard McBride
Siblings Liz McBride, Emily McBride
Nominations MTV Movie Award for Best Fight, MTV Movie Award for Best Jaw Dropping Moment, Critics' Choice Movie Award for Best Acting Ensemble, Writers Guild of America Award for Television: Episodic Comedy, Teen Choice Award for Choice TV: Breakout Star Male, Satellite Award for Best Actor - Television Series Musical or Comedy
Movies Alien: Covenant, This Is the End, Pineapple Express, The Angry Birds Movie, Your Highness, The Foot Fist Way, Tropic Thunder, Land of the Lost, 30 Minutes or Less, Sausage Party, Hot Rod, Despicable Me, Observe and Report, All the Real Girls, Don Verdean, Aloha, Up in the Air, Rock the Kasbah, Drillbit Taylor, Hell and Back, Due Date, Kung Fu Panda 2, The Heartbreak Kid, As I Lay Dying, Clear History, Fight for Your Right Revisited, The Catechism Cataclysm, Zeroville, Kenny Powers - The K-Swiss MFCEO, The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter
TV Shows Eastbound & Down, Good Vibes, Vice Principals
Star Sign Capricorn

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#Fact
1 Cousin to Jamie McBride.
2 McBride's wife, Gia Ruiz, gave birth to their first child, a son named Declan George McBride (Sept. 26, 2011).
3 Attended film school with longtime friend David Gordon Green.
4 Danny's father has English, as well as Scottish and Scots-Irish (Northern Irish), ancestry. Danny's mother has Russian Jewish (from her own paternal grandfather), English, and German ancestry.
5 When joining the SAG, there already was another "Danny McBride" ('Dirty Dan' McBride), so he added the initial to his professional name. After receiving more and more movie credit he is allowed to go by "Danny McBride" since mid-2008.
6 Once worked as a substitute teacher.
7 Usually receives writing credit as "Danny R. McBride".
8 Was in a relationship with Gia Ruiz for nine years before getting married. They got engaged in their sixth year together.
9 Announced that he and wife Gia Ruiz are expecting a son. [April 2011]
10 Honeymooned in Bora Bora.
11 Attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with collaborators Ben Best and Jody Hill.


Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter 2017 post-production
Zeroville 2017 completed Financier
Alien: Covenant 2017 post-production
Vice Principals 2016-2017 TV Series Neal Gamby
Angry Birds 2016 Bomb (voice)
Animals. 2016 TV Series Gregory
Sausage Party 2016 Honey Mustard (voice)
Rock the Kasbah 2015 Nick
Hell and Back 2015 Orpheus (voice)
Aloha 2015/I Colonel 'Fingers' Lacy
Don Verdean 2015 Tony Lazarus
The Sound and the Fury 2014 Police Sheriff
Chozen 2014 TV Series Jimmy
Eastbound & Down 2009-2013 TV Series Kenny Powers
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game Duane Earl (voice)
Clear History 2013 TV Movie Frank
The Real World: This Is the End Edition 2013 TV Short Danny McBride
This Is the End 2013 Danny McBride
As I Lay Dying 2013 Vernon Tull
The Roadie 2012 Short Sebastian
Good Vibes 2011 TV Series Ms. Teets
30 Minutes or Less 2011 Dwayne
Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss MFCEO 2011 Short Kenny Powers
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa 2011 Video short Interviewee
Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 Wolf Boss (voice)
Your Highness 2011 Thadeous
Fight for Your Right Revisited 2011 Short MCA (B-Boys 1)
Due Date 2010 Lonnie
Despicable Me 2010 Fred McDade (voice)
Up in the Air 2009/I Jim Miller
Land of the Lost 2009 Will Stanton
Observe and Report 2009 Caucasian Crackhead
Fanboys 2009 Head of Security (uncredited)
Tropic Thunder 2008 Cody - Vietnam Crew
Pineapple Express 2008 Red
Drillbit Taylor 2008 Don
The Heartbreak Kid 2007 Martin
Superbad 2007 Buddy at Party (uncredited)
Hot Rod 2007 Rico (as Danny McBride)
Drunk History 2007 TV Series George Washington
The Foot Fist Way 2006 Fred Simmons
All the Real Girls 2003 Bust-Ass

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween 2018 screenplay announced
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter 2017 post-production
Mr. Machine written by delayed
Vice Principals TV Series created by - 18 episodes, 2016 - 2017 written by - 9 episodes, 2016
Eastbound & Down TV Series creator - 29 episodes, 2009 - 2013 written by - 29 episodes, 2009 - 2013
The Roadie 2012 Short writer
Your Highness 2011 written by - as Danny R. McBride
The Foot Fist Way 2006 written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween 2018 executive producer announced
Dick Move 2018 producer pre-production
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter 2017 executive producer post-production
Flower 2017 executive producer post-production
Dayveon 2017 executive producer
Masterminds 2016/I executive producer - as Danny R. McBride
Vice Principals 2016 TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Donald Cried 2016 executive producer
Hot Sugar's Cold World 2015 Documentary executive producer
Manglehorn 2014 executive producer
Chozen 2014 TV Series executive producer
Eastbound & Down 2009-2013 TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Joe 2013/I executive producer
Prince Avalanche 2013 executive producer
The Comedy 2012 executive producer
Black Jack 2011 TV Movie executive producer
Your Highness 2011 executive producer
The Catechism Cataclysm 2011 producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell and Back 2015 performer: "Meant To Be", "Mourning Wood" / writer: "Mourning Wood"
Eastbound & Down 2013 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Due Date 2010 performer: "Closing Time"
Land of the Lost 2009 performer: "Believe"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vice Principals 2016 TV Series 1 episode

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Washington 2000 additional second unit director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness 2008 Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan 2011-2016 TV Series Himself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden 2016 TV Series Himself
Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con 2016 TV Movie Himself
Jimmy Kimmel Live! 2008-2016 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest / Himself (segment "Mean Tweets") / ...
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini 2015 Documentary Himself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries 2014 TV Series documentary Himself
Stand Up to Cancer 2014 TV Special Himself
2014 MTV Movie Awards 2014 TV Special Himself - Cameo #10
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno 2011-2013 TV Series Himself / Himself - At the MTV Movie Awards
2013 MTV Movie Awards 2013 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live 2013 TV Series Himself
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Co-Writer, Your Highness / Himself - Guest / ...
Up Close with Carrie Keagan 2007-2011 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon 2009-2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood 2011 TV Series Himself
Guys Choice Awards 2011 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter and Award Winner
2011 MTV Movie Awards 2011 TV Special Himself - Presenter
Breakfast 2011 TV Series Himself - Actor
Lopez Tonight 2011 TV Series Himself
Late Show with David Letterman 2009-2011 TV Series Himself / Himself - Guest
The Movie Loft 2009 TV Series Himself
This Is Not a Routine Expedition: Making of 'Land of the Lost' 2009 Video Himself
Deep Inside 2009 TV Series Himself
2009 MTV Movie Awards 2009 TV Special Himself
HBO First Look 2008-2009 TV Series documentary Himself
The Cast of 'Tropic Thunder' 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Tropic Thunder: Designing the Thunder 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Tropic Thunder: Full Mags 2008 Video documentary short Himself
Xposé 2008 TV Series Himself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien 2008 TV Series Himself
Reel Comedy 2008 TV Series Himself
Comic-Con '08 Live 2008 TV Movie Himself
2008 MTV Movie Awards 2008 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Attack of the Show! 2011 TV Series Himself - Guest / Actor, Your Highness

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 Audience Award SXSW Film Festival Episodic Vice Principals (2016) · David Gordon Green
· Jody Hill
2008 Breakthrough Artist Award Austin Film Critics Association Pineapple Express (2008)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016 BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting Award Behind the Voice Actors Awards Best Vocal Ensemble in a Feature Film Hell and Back (2015) · Nick Swardson
· T.J. Miller
· Bob Odenkirk
· Mila Kunis
· Rob Riggle
· Susan Sarandon
· David Koechner
· J.B. Smoove
· Maria Bamford
2014 American Comedy Award American Comedy Awards, USA Best Comedy Supporting Actor - Film This Is the End (2013)
2014 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best WTF Moment This Is the End (2013) · Channing Tatum
2010 Gold Derby Award Gold Derby Awards Ensemble Cast Up in the Air (2009) · Jason Bateman
· George Clooney
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
2010 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Eastbound & Down (2009)
2010 WGA Award (TV) Writers Guild of America, USA Episodic Comedy Eastbound & Down (2009) · Ben Best
· Jody Hill
2009 DFCS Award Denver Film Critics Society Best Acting Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · George Clooney
· Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· Zach Galifianakis
· J.K. Simmons
· Sam Elliott
2009 MTV Movie Award MTV Movie Awards Best Fight Pineapple Express (2008) · James Franco
· Seth Rogen
2009 Satellite Award Satellite Awards Best Actor in a Series, Comedy or Musical Eastbound & Down (2009)
2009 Teen Choice Award Teen Choice Awards Choice TV Breakout Star: Male Eastbound & Down (2009)
2009 WAFCA Award Washington DC Area Film Critics Association Awards Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · Jason Bateman
· George Clooney
· Sam Elliott
· Vera Farmiga
· Zach Galifianakis
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Amy Morton
· J.K. Simmons
2008 DFCS Award Detroit Film Critic Society, US Best Newcomer Pineapple Express (2008)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010 COFCA Award Central Ohio Film Critics Association Best Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · George Clooney
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· J.K. Simmons
· Zach Galifianakis
· Sam Elliott
2009 ACCA Awards Circuit Community Awards Best Cast Ensemble Up in the Air (2009) · George Clooney
· Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Melanie Lynskey
· Amy Morton
· Jason Bateman
· J.K. Simmons
· Zach Galifianakis
· Sam Elliot


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#Quote
1 So I just came out here to Los Angeles with a bunch of buddies I had gone to film school with. You know, for better or worse, we just tried to slug it out here.
2 When I met David Green at film school he always used to offer free haircuts - he was kind of an artisan. In a lot of our films, he's constantly trying to give me weird looks.
3 You know, a lot of those angry sort of Southern man characters that I've been doing are based on different people I might've had as, like, a soccer coach or as a teacher.
4 The whole experience of 'Eastbound' has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way.
5 There is no future for me as a closing pitcher.
6 And I'm always surprised when people have seen 'The Foot Fist Way', so when people bring that up, I'm always surprised that's reached other people besides my immediate friends.
7 But obviously you don't want to just be the guy who comes in and sort of spices up every movie. So yeah, definitely moving into more of a leading man role would be great, but on my own terms.
8 I always get forwarded these weird pictures of people getting Kenny Powers tattoos. That's probably the craziest thing I've ever seen: Somebody will ink my face on their body for eternity.
9 I went to film school so I have a writing and directing background, and I think a lot of the material I'm interested in writing and getting out there is stories about anti-heroes and people you should just not ordinarily root for - trying to figure out a way of appealing to people they wouldn't normally appeal to.
10 If you do a character that resonates enough, people are always going to see you as that character. It will just be up to me to make choices where I can flex other muscles.
11 In my gym class, we had something called The Pit, this little alcove where we had to sit if we forgot our gym clothes. It was usually just the crippled kid, the pregnant girl, and me. It was pretty awkward, just hanging with all these freaks who didn't want to show their legs.
12 It's awesome to see something like 'Inception', which is just mind-blowing and amazing, and it actually resonates with the audiences. I feel like that's rare.
13 My first job was at an amusement park in Virginia. It was the worst. I loved the park but once I'd worked there all the magic was gone from it. It just turned into a place I hated and I've never been there since.
14 The one thing about being a parent is the ability to be selfless: To give up the things you want and need for the benefit of someone else.
15 And I'm a pretty avid photographer, I've been into photography for years now, so I try to spend some of my free time with that.
16 As an actor, you don't want to be typecast, because Hollywood is so quick to put you in things that you've succeeded in before.
17 But for me, personally, I didn't have any ambitions to become an actor. I'm interested in getting behind the camera.
18 Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.
19 I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school.
20 I definitely like taking the dark horse approach and picking people you should not be getting behind, and you figure out a way to get behind them.
21 I don't really care about awards.
22 I don't tend to watch too many American comedies. I love British comedy.
23 I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.
24 I made movies all the time when I was a kid.
25 I usually choose movies that I would want to see. I appreciate drama and if the right script came across my desk, drama you will see.
26 I'll still try to nail acting jobs, but with 'Eastbound,' creating it is what gives me the ultimate pleasure at the end of the day.
27 I've always had the hair of Lionel Ritchie since I was a boy, but the mullet sadly is a hairpiece. My wife won't let me rock that hairstyle.
28 In my school, people liked the gym teachers because they were the football or soccer coaches. But look, if they're cool, they get respect.
29 It hasn't been anything that's been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there. Read more at
30 It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.
31 Jody Hill, who I created 'Eastbound And Down' and 'Fist Foot Way' with, was my best man at my wedding.
32 On a human level, people want to see someone succeed who wants to change.
33 The dynamics are pretty much the same among me and my friends as they were when I was 18 years old.

#Trademark
1 His mullet
2 Often plays lazy, marijuana-smoking characters

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