Daniel "Danny" R. McBride (born December 29, 1976) is an American actor, writer and producer. In 2006, McBride appeared in the lead role in the low-budget comedy film The Foot Fist Way, which he wrote with friends and frequent collaborators Jody Hill and Ben Best. Will Ferrell and Adam McKay's production company, Gary Sanchez Productions, has picked up distribution rights to the film and hopes for it to endure a Napoleon Dynamite-like success. McBride has recently filmed major supporting roles in the comedies Hot Rod, The Heartbreak Kid, Drillbit Taylor, Tropic Thunder, and Pineapple Express. McBride has also created and starred in the 2008 HBO pilot, East Bound and Down, about a washed up former major league baseball player with anger management issues which he worked on again with Jody Hill and Ben Best. Gary Sanchez Productions is producing the show. The pilot episode will premier February 15, 2009 and will feature guest appearances from frequent collaborators Will Ferrell and Craig Robinson.