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Overview (3)

Date of Birth 29 December 1976Statesboro, Georgia, USA
Birth NameDaniel Richard McBride
Height 5' 10" (1.78 m)

Mini Bio (1)

Danny McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia, USA as Daniel Richard McBride. He is an actor and writer, known for Your Highness (2011), Pineapple Express (2008) and This Is the End (2013). He has been married to Gia Ruiz since October 9, 2010. They have one child.

Spouse (1)

Gia Ruiz (9 October 2010 - present) (1 child)

Trade Mark (2)

Often plays lazy, marijuana-smoking characters
His mullet

Trivia (11)

Attended the University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina with collaborators Ben Best and Jody Hill.
Honeymooned in Bora Bora.
Announced that he and wife Gia Ruiz are expecting a son. [April 2011]
Was in a relationship with Gia Ruiz for nine years before getting married. They got engaged in their sixth year together.
Usually receives writing credit as "Danny R. McBride".
Once worked as a substitute teacher.
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.
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.
Attended film school with longtime friend David Gordon Green.
McBride's wife, Gia Ruiz, gave birth to their first child, a son named Declan George McBride (Sept. 26, 2011).
Cousin to Jamie McBride.

Personal Quotes (33)

The dynamics are pretty much the same among me and my friends as they were when I was 18 years old.
On a human level, people want to see someone succeed who wants to change.
Jody Hill, who I created 'Eastbound And Down' and 'Fist Foot Way' with, was my best man at my wedding.
It's a big battle to bring quality stuff into theaters across America, for sure.
It hasn't been anything that's been overwhelming or anything, but I do get recognized here and there. Read more at
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.
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.
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.
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.
I made movies all the time when I was a kid.
I had a classic gym teacher in junior high who wore a weightlifter's belt all the time.
I don't tend to watch too many American comedies. I love British comedy.
I don't really care about awards.
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.
I can't even remember not wanting to go to film school.
Confidence and a good sense of humor can usually win a chick over.
But for me, personally, I didn't have any ambitions to become an actor. I'm interested in getting behind the camera.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
There is no future for me as a closing pitcher.
The whole experience of 'Eastbound' has been completely unexpected and super-surprising every step of the way.
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.
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.
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.

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