This American comedian, actor, and writer is best known for his roles in the series “Vice Principals” and “Eastbound & Down”, HBO Television, which he created together with Jody Hill. Danny McBride’s roles in box office hits such as The Foot Fist Way, Pineapple Express and This is the End introduced him as a name to watch in the industry. His fame continued to grow, and he began working as a voice actor on several notable animation projects.
Danny Mcbride Biography
Danny was born on December 29, 1976, in Statesboro, Georgia, as Daniel Richard McBride. He was raised by his mother and stepfather after she separated from his real father. After graduating from Courtland High School, he went to the School of Arts at the University of North Carolina, where he later became a part of the Three Flavas along with Kris Baucum and Jody Hill.
Danny’s love of acting and storytelling he inherited from his mother, a Baptist preacher who performed her church sermons with the help of puppets. After his time at the School of Arts, he played his first movie role in The Foot Fist Way, a low-budget movie he wrote with his friends – Jody Hill and Ben Best.
The acting was hard to find, so he had to take a side job as a waiter in a restaurant while pursuing his career. His big breakthrough came when he was discovered by Will Ferrell. The popular comedian saw the comedy movie he made with his friends and loved Danny’s performance in it.
His career took off and he began starring in several blockbuster movies, including Pineapple Express, All the Real Girls, and Tropic Thunder, which was eventually incredibly well received in theaters. His role as a writer and the character of Kenny Rogers (a former Major League Baseball pitcher with anger issues) in the original HBO series Eastbound & Down solidified his fame and made him a serious personality in Hollywood.
In early 2018, it was announced that Danny would play the lead role in Dundee: The Son of a Legend Returns Home, a sequel to the original series Crocodile Dundee. The movie will feature stars such as Chris Hemsworth, Russell Crowe, Hugh Jackman, Ruby Rose, and Margot Robbie. However, it turned out that the trailers for the film were part of a Super Bowl commercial to promote tourism in Australia.
Danny also has a flourishing career as a dubbing artist. His best voice-over work includes animated films such as Despicable Me, The Angry Birds Project, Kung Fu Panda 2, and Sausage Party.
With his much-loved screen presence, which ensures he has fans all over the world, and his role as the voice behind some of our favorite animated films, it is no surprise that Danny has made a lot of money through his dedicated work as a writer, comedian, and actor.
Danny earned $100,000 for each episode of Eastbound & Down, a sum that is by no means small. Its value is estimated at just over $25 million ($25,000,000).
Danny Mcbride’s Wife
The blooming star married his girlfriend Gia Ruiz, an art director, in October 2010 in a very posh hotel in Palm Springs, California. His wife became pregnant three months later and then gave birth to a son. Danny is still happily married, and he admits to being enthusiastic about his family.
Despite the despicable characters he plays on television, Danny is far from being an idiot. His private life is simple and without drama. He spends much of his time being a loyal and amazing husband to his wife and a wonderful co-parent.
Height and Other Facts to Know About Danny
The successful actor stands at 5 feet 10 inches, a respectable height that is neither on the short side nor overhanging. Here are some more interesting facts about Danny.
1. Although he attended film school, he never had any intention of becoming an actor. His interest was in screenwriting until his best friend Gordon Green called him and asked him to follow in the footsteps of an actor who had dropped out at the last minute for the movie “All The Real Girls”.
2. He first met Samuel L. Jackson when he was drunk and had to stumble over words to tell the legendary actor how much he admired him
3. Danny McBride could have been a professional baseball player for the Peniscola Pelicans, but he turned down their offer to join the club in 2009.
4. He is a shy person away from the cameras.
5. McBride once worked as a substitute teacher. However, instead of teaching his class, he let them watch a movie while he read a book in the back of the class.