Danny McBride

Actor, Screenwriter, Producer
After making his film debut in "All the Real Girls" (2003), actor-writer Danny R. McBride kept an exceptionally low profile in Hollywood until 2006, when his starring turn in the indie comedy "The Foot Fist Way" (2008) ... Read more »
Born: 12/29/1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA


Actor (45)

Alien: Covenant 2017 (Movie)


Conan 2013 - 2014, 2016 (Tv Show)


Jimmy Kimmel Live 2012, 2016 (Tv Show)


Sausage Party 2016 (Movie)

Honey Mustard (Voice)

The Angry Birds Movie 2016 (Movie)

Bomb (Voice)

The Sound and the Fury 2016 (Movie)


Vice Principals 2015 - 2016 (TV Show)


Aloha 2015 (Movie)

Colonel "Fingers" Lacy (Actor)

Don Verdean 2015 (Movie)

Tony Lazarus (Actor)

Hell and Back 2015 (Movie)

Orpheus (Voice)

Rock the Kasbah 2015 (Movie)

Nick (Actor)

Zeroville 2015 (Movie)


Chozen 2013 - 2014 (TV Show)


Eastbound and Down 2008 - 2014 (TV Show)


As I Lay Dying 2013 (Movie)

Vernon Tull (Actor)

The Tonight Show With Jay Leno 2013 (Tv Show)


This Is The End 2013 (Movie)

Himself (Actor)

2011 MTV Movie Awards 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


30 Minutes or Less 2011 (Movie)

Dwayne (Actor)

Guys Choice 2011 2010 - 2011 (TV Show)


Kung Fu Panda 2 2011 (Movie)

Wolf Boss (Voice)

The Late Show With David Letterman 2009, 2011 (Tv Show)


Your Highness 2011 (Movie)

Thadeous (Actor)

Despicable Me 2010 (Movie)

Voice of Fred McDade (Actor)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

Lonnie (Actor)

Fight for Your Right Revisited 2010 (Movie)


2009 MTV Movie Awards 2008 - 2009 (TV Show)


Fanboys 2009 (Movie)


Land of the Lost 2009 (Movie)

Will Stanton (Actor)

Observe and Report 2009 (Movie)

Caucasian Crackhead (Actor)

Up in the Air 2009 (Movie)

Jim Miller (Actor)

Drillbit Taylor 2008 (Movie)

Don (Actor)

Pineapple Express 2008 (Movie)

Red (Actor)

Reel Comedy: Pineapple Express 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


Reel Comedy: Tropic Thunder 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


The 2008 MTV Movie Awards 2007 - 2008 (TV Show)


The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

Fred Simmons (Actor)

Tropic Thunder 2008 (Movie)

Cody (Actor)

Hot Rod 2007 (Movie)

Rico (Actor)

Rain of Madness 2007 (Movie)

Cody (Actor)

The Heartbreak Kid 2007 (Movie)

Martin (Actor)

All the Real Girls 2003 (Movie)

Bust-Ass (Actor)

Clear History (TV Show)

Producer (10)

Tarantula 2017 - 2018 (TV Show)

Executive Producer

Hunter Gatherer 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Masterminds 2016 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Hot Sugar's Cold World 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Manglehorn 2015 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Joe 2014 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

Prince Avalanche 2013 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Comedy 2012 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)

The Catechism Cataclysm 2011 (Movie)


Your Highness 2011 (Movie)

(Executive Producer)
Writer (2)

Your Highness 2011 (Movie)


The Foot Fist Way 2008 (Movie)

Director (1)

George Washington 2000 (Movie)

2nd unit director (Director)
Music (1)

Due Date 2010 (Movie)

("Closing Time") (Song Performer)


After making his film debut in "All the Real Girls" (2003), actor-writer Danny R. McBride kept an exceptionally low profile in Hollywood until 2006, when his starring turn in the indie comedy "The Foot Fist Way" (2008) generated considerable buzz at the Sundance Film Festival. Critics and actors alike queued up to praise the quirky comedy and singled out McBride's starring turn as a deluded martial arts instructor. The film's reputation among comic actors like Will Ferrell, Ben Stiller, and Seth Rogen helped land McBride in small but showy parts in big-budget comedies like "Hot Rod" (2006), "The Heartbreak Kid" (2007), and "Superbad" (2007). McBride's profile increased even more after "The Foot Fist Way" was picked up for theatrical release by Ferrell's company, and he enjoyed considerable screen time in the summer of 2008 with roles in the comedy hits, "Tropic Thunder" and "Pineapple Express," while enjoying the fruits of his own successful sitcom, "Eastbound & Down" (HBO, 2009-2012). But his popularity took a hit after the critical and financial disappointments of "Land of the Lost" (2009) and "Your Highness" (2011), though he did branch out into more dramatic fare with "Up in the Air" (2010). Still, McBride continued to please his growing legion of fans while steadily building an impressive résumé.



Born on Sept. 26, 2011 in Los Angeles, CA; mother, Gia Ruiz

Gia Ruiz Art Assistant

Met in 2009 when she started working in the art department of his HBO show "Eastbound & Down" Married on Oct. 9, 2010


University of North Carolina

Winston-Salem , North Carolina 1998

Courtland High School

Spotsylvania , Virginia 1995



Joined the cast of the HBO series "Vice Principals"


Appeared alongside Bill Murray in the Barry Levinson directed comedy "Rock the Kasbah."


Appeared in James Cameron's comedy-drama "Aloha."


Appeared in the apocalyptic comedy "This is the End."


Appeared in the James Franco directed adaptation of "As I Lay Dying."


Co-starred in the comedy "30 Minutes or Less"


Co-wrote and starred in the fantasy comedy "Your Highness"; also co-wrote with Ben Best


Voiced the character of Wolf Boss in the animated feature "Kung Fu Panda 2"


Voiced the character of Fred McDade in the animated film "Despicable Me"


Featured in Jason Reitman's "Up in the Air," starring George Clooney


Played a washed-up ex-baseball player on the HBO sitcom "Eastbound & Down"; also executive produced with Will Ferrell and Jody Hill


Re-teamed with Rogen and director Hill for "Observe and Report"


Co-starred with Will Ferrell in the big-budget feature adaptation of the 1970s series "Land of the Lost"


Breakthrough role as an explosives expert in the film "Tropic Thunder"; directed by and co-starring Ben Stiller


Acted opposite Seth Rogen in the Judd Apatow produced "Pineapple Express"


Cast opposite Andy Samberg in the comedy film "Hot Rod"


Appeared in the Farrelly Brothers' raunchy remake of "The Heartbreak Kid"


First lead role in Jody Hill's cult hit "The Foot Fist Way"; also co-scripted with Hill and Ben Best


Directed by David Gordon Green in his debut film "All The Real Girls"

Bonus Trivia


Was inspired to tell stories by his mother, who performed sermons in church.


Met frequent collaborators Ben Best and Jody Hill while attending the University of North Carolina School of the Arts.


Was first credited as "Danny R. McBride" because when he first joined SAG, there was an existing Danny McBride using the name. After becoming a more prominent actor in 2008, however, McBride has been able to use the name.


Worked briefly as a substitute teacher before finding success as an actor.