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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
1Cousin to Jamie McBride.
2McBride's wife, Gia Ruiz, gave birth to their first child, a son named Declan George McBride (Sept. 26, 2011).
3Attended film school with longtime friend David Gordon Green.
4Danny'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.
5When 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.
6Once worked as a substitute teacher.
7Usually receives writing credit as "Danny R. McBride".
8Was in a relationship with Gia Ruiz for nine years before getting married. They got engaged in their sixth year together.
9Announced that he and wife Gia Ruiz are expecting a son. [April 2011]
10Honeymooned in Bora Bora.
11Attended 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 Hunter2017post-production
Zeroville2017completedFinancier
Alien: Covenant2017post-production
Vice Principals2016-2017TV SeriesNeal Gamby
Angry Birds2016Bomb (voice)
Animals.2016TV SeriesGregory
Sausage Party2016Honey Mustard (voice)
Rock the Kasbah2015Nick
Hell and Back2015Orpheus (voice)
Aloha2015/IColonel 'Fingers' Lacy
Don Verdean2015Tony Lazarus
The Sound and the Fury2014Police Sheriff
Chozen2014TV SeriesJimmy
Eastbound & Down2009-2013TV SeriesKenny Powers
Grand Theft Auto V2013Video GameDuane Earl (voice)
Clear History2013TV MovieFrank
The Real World: This Is the End Edition2013TV ShortDanny McBride
This Is the End2013Danny McBride
As I Lay Dying2013Vernon Tull
The Roadie2012ShortSebastian
Good Vibes2011TV SeriesMs. Teets
30 Minutes or Less2011Dwayne
Kenny Powers: The K-Swiss MFCEO2011ShortKenny Powers
Inconvenient Interviews with Risa2011Video shortInterviewee
Kung Fu Panda 22011Wolf Boss (voice)
Your Highness2011Thadeous
Fight for Your Right Revisited2011ShortMCA (B-Boys 1)
Due Date2010Lonnie
Despicable Me2010Fred McDade (voice)
Up in the Air2009/IJim Miller
Land of the Lost2009Will Stanton
Observe and Report2009Caucasian Crackhead
Fanboys2009Head of Security (uncredited)
Tropic Thunder2008Cody - Vietnam Crew
Pineapple Express2008Red
Drillbit Taylor2008Don
The Heartbreak Kid2007Martin
Superbad2007Buddy at Party (uncredited)
Hot Rod2007Rico (as Danny McBride)
Drunk History2007TV SeriesGeorge Washington
The Foot Fist Way2006Fred Simmons
All the Real Girls2003Bust-Ass

Writer

Writer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween2018screenplay announced
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter2017post-production
Mr. Machinewritten by delayed
Vice PrincipalsTV Series created by - 18 episodes, 2016 - 2017 written by - 9 episodes, 2016
Eastbound & DownTV Series creator - 29 episodes, 2009 - 2013 written by - 29 episodes, 2009 - 2013
The Roadie2012Short writer
Your Highness2011written by - as Danny R. McBride
The Foot Fist Way2006written by

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Halloween2018executive producer announced
Dick Move2018producer pre-production
The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter2017executive producer post-production
Flower2017executive producer post-production
Dayveon2017executive producer
Masterminds2016/Iexecutive producer - as Danny R. McBride
Vice Principals2016TV Series executive producer - 7 episodes
Donald Cried2016executive producer
Hot Sugar's Cold World2015Documentary executive producer
Manglehorn2014executive producer
Chozen2014TV Series executive producer
Eastbound & Down2009-2013TV Series executive producer - 24 episodes
Joe2013/Iexecutive producer
Prince Avalanche2013executive producer
The Comedy2012executive producer
Black Jack2011TV Movie executive producer
Your Highness2011executive producer
The Catechism Cataclysm2011producer

Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Hell and Back2015performer: "Meant To Be", "Mourning Wood" / writer: "Mourning Wood"
Eastbound & Down2013TV Series performer - 1 episode
Due Date2010performer: "Closing Time"
Land of the Lost2009performer: "Believe"

Director

Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Vice Principals2016TV Series 1 episode

Assistant Director

Assistant Director

TitleYearStatusCharacter
George Washington2000additional second unit director

Thanks

Thanks

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Tropic Thunder: Rain of Madness2008Video short special thanks

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Conan2011-2016TV SeriesHimself - Guest
The Late Late Show with James Corden2016TV SeriesHimself
Anthony Anderson: Lost at Comic-Con2016TV MovieHimself
Jimmy Kimmel Live!2008-2016TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest / Himself (segment "Mean Tweets") / ...
Smoke and Mirrors: The Story of Tom Savini2015DocumentaryHimself
Buzz: AT&T Original Documentaries2014TV Series documentaryHimself
Stand Up to Cancer2014TV SpecialHimself
2014 MTV Movie Awards2014TV SpecialHimself - Cameo #10
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno2011-2013TV SeriesHimself / Himself - At the MTV Movie Awards
2013 MTV Movie Awards2013TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Saturday Night Live2013TV SeriesHimself
Attack of the Show!2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Co-Writer, Your Highness / Himself - Guest / ...
Up Close with Carrie Keagan2007-2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Jimmy Fallon2009-2011TV SeriesHimself - Guest / Himself
Made in Hollywood2011TV SeriesHimself
Guys Choice Awards 20112011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter and Award Winner
2011 MTV Movie Awards2011TV SpecialHimself - Presenter
Breakfast2011TV SeriesHimself - Actor
Lopez Tonight2011TV SeriesHimself
Late Show with David Letterman2009-2011TV SeriesHimself / Himself - Guest
The Movie Loft2009TV SeriesHimself
This Is Not a Routine Expedition: Making of 'Land of the Lost'2009VideoHimself
Deep Inside2009TV SeriesHimself
2009 MTV Movie Awards2009TV SpecialHimself
HBO First Look2008-2009TV Series documentaryHimself
The Cast of 'Tropic Thunder'2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: Designing the Thunder2008Video documentary shortHimself
Tropic Thunder: Full Mags2008Video documentary shortHimself
Xposé2008TV SeriesHimself
Late Night with Conan O'Brien2008TV SeriesHimself
Reel Comedy2008TV SeriesHimself
Comic-Con '08 Live2008TV MovieHimself
2008 MTV Movie Awards2008TV SpecialHimself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

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

Won awards

Won awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016Audience AwardSXSW Film FestivalEpisodicVice Principals (2016)· David Gordon Green
· Jody Hill
2008Breakthrough Artist AwardAustin Film Critics AssociationPineapple Express (2008)

Nominated awards

Nominated awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2016BTVA Feature Film Voice Acting AwardBehind the Voice Actors AwardsBest Vocal Ensemble in a Feature FilmHell and Back (2015)· Nick Swardson
· T.J. Miller
· Bob Odenkirk
· Mila Kunis
· Rob Riggle
· Susan Sarandon
· David Koechner
· J.B. Smoove
· Maria Bamford
2014American Comedy AwardAmerican Comedy Awards, USABest Comedy Supporting Actor - FilmThis Is the End (2013)
2014MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest WTF MomentThis Is the End (2013)· Channing Tatum
2010Gold Derby AwardGold Derby AwardsEnsemble CastUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Bateman
· George Clooney
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
2010Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalEastbound & Down (2009)
2010WGA Award (TV)Writers Guild of America, USAEpisodic ComedyEastbound & Down (2009)· Ben Best
· Jody Hill
2009DFCS AwardDenver Film Critics SocietyBest Acting EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· George Clooney
· Anna Kendrick
· Vera Farmiga
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· Zach Galifianakis
· J.K. Simmons
· Sam Elliott
2009MTV Movie AwardMTV Movie AwardsBest FightPineapple Express (2008)· James Franco
· Seth Rogen
2009Satellite AwardSatellite AwardsBest Actor in a Series, Comedy or MusicalEastbound & Down (2009)
2009Teen Choice AwardTeen Choice AwardsChoice TV Breakout Star: MaleEastbound & Down (2009)
2009WAFCA AwardWashington DC Area Film Critics Association AwardsBest EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· Jason Bateman
· George Clooney
· Sam Elliott
· Vera Farmiga
· Zach Galifianakis
· Anna Kendrick
· Melanie Lynskey
· Amy Morton
· J.K. Simmons
2008DFCS AwardDetroit Film Critic Society, USBest NewcomerPineapple Express (2008)

2nd place awards

2nd place awards

YearAwardCeremonyNominationMovieAward shared with
2010COFCA AwardCentral Ohio Film Critics AssociationBest EnsembleUp in the Air (2009)· George Clooney
· Vera Farmiga
· Anna Kendrick
· Jason Bateman
· Amy Morton
· Melanie Lynskey
· J.K. Simmons
· Zach Galifianakis
· Sam Elliott
2009ACCAAwards Circuit Community AwardsBest Cast EnsembleUp 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
1So 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.
2When 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.
3You 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.
4The whole experience of 'Eastbound' has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way.
5There is no future for me as a closing pitcher.
6And 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.
7But 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.
8I 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.
9I 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.
10If 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.
11In 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.
12It'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.
13My 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.
14The 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.
15And 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.
16As 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.
17But for me, personally, I didn't have any ambitions to become an actor. I'm interested in getting behind the camera.
18Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.
19I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school.
20I 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.
21I don't really care about awards.
22I don't tend to watch too many American comedies. I love British comedy.
23I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.
24I made movies all the time when I was a kid.
25I 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.
26I'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.
27I'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.
28In my school, people liked the gym teachers because they were the football or soccer coaches. But look, if they're cool, they get respect.
29It hasn't been anything that's been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there. Read more at
30It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.
31Jody Hill, who I created 'Eastbound And Down' and 'Fist Foot Way' with, was my best man at my wedding.
32On a human level, people want to see someone succeed who wants to change.
33The dynamics are pretty much the same among me and my friends as they were when I was 18 years old.

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

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