Daniel Richard McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, director, producer and writer. He starred in the HBO television series Eastbound & Down, Vice Principals, and The Righteous Gemstones, also co-creating the former two with frequent collaborator Jody Hill while creating the latter himself. He has starred in films such as The Foot Fist Way (2006), Hot Rod (2007), Pineapple Express (2008), Tropic Thunder (2008), Up in the Air (2009), Your Highness (2011), This Is the End (2013), and Alien: Covenant (2017). He has done voice acting for Despicable Me (2010), Kung Fu Panda 2 (2011), The Angry Birds Movie, Sausage Party (both 2016), The Angry Birds Movie 2 (2019), and The Mitchells vs. the Machines (2021).
Daniel Richard McBride
December 29, 1976
Statesboro, Georgia, U.S.
|Education||University of North Carolina School of the Arts (BFA)|
McBride was born on December 29, 1976 in Statesboro, Georgia. His mother, Kathy Rudy, and his stepfather both work at Marine Corps Base Quantico, as civilian support. McBride has mainly Irish heritage, with little Scottish, English and Jewish descent. McBride's ancestors were Catholics from Northern Ireland who emigrated to Virginia in the 1870s. He was raised Baptist. His mother performed sermons in Church using puppets, and McBride stated that his "interest in telling stories comes from her". He was raised in Spotsylvania County, Virginia, where he graduated from Courtland High School and attended University of North Carolina School of the Arts in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, and became one of the "Three Flavas" along with director Jody Hill and Kris Baucom.
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 series was produced by Gary Sanchez Productions, and the pilot episode premiered on February 15, 2009, featuring Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson.
On April 8, 2009, HBO announced it had renewed the series for a second season. On July 2, 2012, HBO renewed the series for a fourth season. The series ended on November 17, 2013. 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.
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. McBride starred in the HBO comedy series Vice Principals from 2016 to 2017.
In 2017 McBride appeared in Alien: Covenent directed by Ridley Scott starring alongside Kathrine Waterston, Michael Fassbender and Billy Crudup. Mcbride told Vanity Fair in an interview that he was both surprised and glad for the opportunity to be involved with the Alien movie since he had been a longtime fan of the franchise.
In January 2018, two trailers were released online for what was supposedly a Crocodile Dundee sequel, titled Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home. The film was said to star McBride as Brian Dundee, the son of the original Crocodile Dundee. The trailers feature cameo appearances by Australian actors Chris Hemsworth, Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Margot Robbie, and Ruby Rose. From the beginning, various aspects of the campaign made some publications believe that film was an elaborate hoax. It was later reported that these ads were actually part of a lead up to a Super Bowl commercial for Tourism Australia.
McBride and David Gordon Green co-wrote the script for Halloween, the 2018 sequel to Halloween (1978). The film was directed by Green, executive produced by series creator John Carpenter, and produced by Jason Blum.
Since 2018 McBride has been the face of bookmaker Coral's television commercials in the United Kingdom, playing a character called "Sports Rodstein", described as "the world's biggest sports fan (although not the savviest)".
In late 2018, HBO ordered The Righteous Gemstones, a new show from McBride and his Rough House Pictures label, straight to series. The show, a comedy, is centered on a world-famous televangelist family with a long tradition of deviance, greed and charitable work.
|2003||All the Real Girls||Yes||Bust-Ass|
|2006||The Foot Fist Way||Yes||Yes||Fred Simmons|
|2007||Hot Rod||Yes||Rico Brown|
|Superbad||Yes||Buddy at Party||Uncredited extra|
|The Heartbreak Kid||Yes||Martin|
|2008||Drillbit Taylor||Yes||Don Armstrong|
|Tropic Thunder||Yes||Cody Underwood|
|2009||Fanboys||Yes||Head of Security||Uncredited|
|Observe and Report||Yes||Caucasian Crackhead|
|Land of the Lost||Yes||Will Stanton|
|Up in the Air||Yes||Jim Miller|
|2010||Despicable Me||Yes||Fred McDade (voice)|
|Kung Fu Panda 2||Yes||Wolf Boss (voice)|
|30 Minutes or Less||Yes||Dwayne King|
|The Catechism Cataclysm||Yes||N/A|
|2013||As I Lay Dying||Yes||Vernon Tull|
|This Is the End||Yes||Himself|
|2014||The Sound and the Fury||Yes||Police Sheriff|
|2015||The D Train||Executive||N/A|
|Don Verdean||Yes||Tony Lazarus|
|Hell and Back||Yes||Orpheus (voice)|
|Rock the Kasbah||Yes||Nick|
|Sausage Party||Yes||Honey Mustard (voice)|
|The Angry Birds Movie||Yes||Bomb (voice)|
|In Dubious Battle||Yes||Tramp|
|Alien: Covenant - Prologue: Last Supper||Yes||Tennessee Faris||Short film|
|Alien: Covenant||Yes||Tennessee Faris|
|The Disaster Artist||Yes||Himself|
|The Legacy of a Whitetail Deer Hunter||Yes||Executive||Yes||Don|
|2019||The Angry Birds Movie 2||Yes||Bomb (voice)|
|2021||The Mitchells vs. the Machines||Yes||Rick Mitchell (voice)|
|Halloween Kills||Executive||Yes||N/A||Completed (yet to be released)|
|2023 | Minecraft Movie
|2009–13||Eastbound & Down||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Kenny Powers||29 episodes|
|2011||Good Vibes||Yes||Voneeta Teets (voice)||12 episodes|
|2013||Clear History||Yes||Frank||Television film|
|2014||Chozen||Yes||Yes||Jimmy (voice)||8 episodes|
|2016||Animals.||Yes||Gregory (voice)||Episode: "Turkeys"|
|2016–2017||Vice Principals||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Neal Gamby||18 episodes; directed 2 episodes|
|2019–present||The Righteous Gemstones||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Yes||Jesse Gemstone|
|2011||"Fight for Your Right Revisited"||MCA||Music video|
|2013||"YOLO"||Drug dealer||Cameo; music video|
The Lonely Island song
|Grand Theft Auto V||Duane Earl||Video game|
Host of radio station
|2018||Coral Bookmakers Advertising Campaign||Sports Rodstein||Commercial|
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