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15 Things You Didn't Know About Danny McBride

Danny McBride is a man of many hats: father, husband, Anglophile, substitute teacher. Below is a list of Danny McBride facts that will help you see the actor in a whole new light. So the next time someone asks you, "who is Danny McBride?" you'll know he's more than just Kenny f***** Powers.

From his start as a child filmmaker to his seduction of Bill Murray, the Danny McBride biography below will give you a peek into the life of one of Hollywood's smartest dumb guys. 
  • He Was a Substitute Teacher

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    That's right. Before his turn as a teacher on HBO, McBride worked briefly as a substitute teacher in real life. He says he taught one German class by telling the kids that "If you don't f*** with me, I won't f*** with you," then letting them watch Cops while he read a book in the back of the room. Best sub ever?
  • He's Not Actually Like His Characters

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    McBride isn't the gun-toting, foul-mouthed misogynist character he's so often cast as. When Seth Rogen met the man in person, he was shocked to find McBride wearing glasses and acting shy. 
  • His Mullet Was Fake

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    Can you blame him? According to McBride, his wife nixed the idea of growing a real mullet. The first season he wore extensions; after that, a full hairpiece.
  • He Never Intended to Be an Actor

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    Though he went to film school, McBride never thought of himself as an actor. He was a screenwriter who got his first role doing a favor for his old schoolmate and best friend David Gordon Green, who had an actor bail last minute on All The Real Girls. Says Green: "I just called the funniest guy I knew."