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DANNY McBRIDE (Jim Miller) first gained industry awareness with his starring role in David Gordon Green's All the Real Girls, winner of the 2003 Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. However, it was when he returned in 2006 with the Sundance Film Festival's smash hit comedy The Foot Fist Way that he became a known name in Hollywood and desired by its top producers and directors. McBride, who starred in and co-wrote the film with longtime friends and college classmates Jody Hill (Observe and Report) and Ben Best (Superbad), caught the attention of Will Ferrell and Adam McKay after it debuted at Sundance under their banner, Gary Sanchez Productions. Released in May 2008 by Paramount Vantage, the Los Angeles Times proclaimed the film "is the sort of nimble oddball discovery that one wishes would come along more often,” while USA Today remarked that Foot Fist is "more original and comical than such low-budget sleeper hits as Napoleon Dynamite and Hot Fuzz.”

McBride continued his success in 2008 by starring opposite Seth Rogen and James Franco in Pineapple Express. The film, which was directed by Green and co-written by Rogen and Evan Goldberg (Superbad), centers on two buddies who get mixed up with a drug gang. McBride was nominated for Best Newcomer for his role as Red by the members of the Detroit Film Critics Society. Columbia Pictures released the film in August and it opened #1 in the box office, nearly reaching $100 million worldwide.

Immediately following the success of Pineapple, McBride was back on top of the box office a week later with the Paramount release of Tropic Thunder. Directed, co-written and produced by Ben Stiller, the film was #1 for two weeks in a row and has earned over $100 million domestically. McBride was joined by a star-studded cast including Stiller, Robert Downey Jr., Jack Black, Tom Cruise and Matthew McConaughey.

McBride has also starred in such comedies as Hot Rod, The Heartbreak Kid and Drillbit Taylor. He recently starred opposite Will Ferrell in the action-comedy Land of the Lost.

McBride starred in HBO's Eastbound & Down, which he wrote and executive-produced with Hill and Best, along with executive producing partners Will Ferrell, Adam McKay, and Chris Henchy. The show featured McBride as Kenny Powers, a star pitcher whose self-destructive behavior knocks him out of major league baseball and back home to North Carolina, where he ends up teaching phys ed at the middle school he once attended. The six-episode season premiered on the network last February. "Eastbound & Down” also starred Katy Mixon (Four Christmases), John Hawkes (Me and You and Everyone We Know, HBO's Deadwood), Jennifer Irwin (Still Standing), Andrew Daly (Semi-Pro), Steve Little (The Ugly Truth), Sylvia Jefferies (The Notebook) and Best.

Born in Statesboro, Georgia, McBride grew up in Virginia. He attended the North Carolina School of the Arts, where he received a BFA in filmmaking.

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