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Danny McBride (born December 29, 1976) is the voice actor of Fred McDade, Gru's next door neighbor.


In 2006, McBride played Fred Simmons in the low-budget comedy film The Foot Fist Way, which he co-wrote with friends and frequent collaborators Jody Hill and Ben Best. He wrote and starred in the HBO original comedy series Eastbound & Down (also a collaboration with Hill and Best), the misadventures of Kenny Powers, a washed up former major league baseball pitcher with anger management issues. 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. Danny has also appeared in:

  • All the Real Girls
  • Hot Rod
  • Land of the Lost
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Pineapple Express
  • Tropic Thunder
  • Observe and Report
  • Due Date
  • Your Highness
  • This Is the End


  • His mom was his inspiration for acting because of watching her put on puppet shows for their church.