Daniel Richard "Danny" McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, comedian, screenwriter, and producer.
McBride was born in Statesboro, Georgia and raised in Fredericksburg, Virginia, where he attended Courtland High School. In 2006, he played one of the lead roles in the low-budget comedy film The Foot Fist Way, which he wrote with friends and frequent collaborators Jody Hill and Ben Best. McBride appeared as a guest on Late Night with Conan O'Brien on February 26, 2008 as the character Fred Simmons of The Foot Fist Way.
McBride has appeared in supporting roles in the comedy films Hot Rod, The Heartbreak Kid, Pineapple Express, Tropic Thunder, Observe and Report, and Your Highness. He created and stars in the HBO sitcom Eastbound & Down, about a washed up former major league baseball player with anger management issues, also a collaboration with Hill and Best. The teachers that appear in the series are teachers that McBride actually had in high school. The series is produced by Gary Sanchez Productions and the pilot episode premiered February 15, 2009. It features guest appearances from frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson. On April 8, 2009, HBO