Kenny Powers

played by Danny McBride

When Kenny left Shelby County at the age of 19 to throw heat in the Big Leagues, the world...

Character Bio

When Kenny left Shelby County at the age of 19 to throw heat in the Big Leagues, the world was his oyster. But a few years of obnoxious behavior and sluggish pitch speeds landed him back in his hometown, teaching gym class and lusting after April, the one that got … ditched when Kenny went pro. Though he almost closed the deal with both April and a new Big League contract, things fell apart again, and Kenny bolted for points south.

Bio

Danny McBride (Frank) stars in the HBO series "Eastbound & Down," which he co-created, writes and executive produces. McBride first gained industry awareness with his starring role in "All the Real Girls," winner of the 2003 Jury Prize at the Sundance Film Festival. He returned to the festival in 2006 with the comedy "The Foot Fist Way," co-writing and starring in the film. His other film credits include "30 Minutes or Less," "Your Highness," which he also co-wrote and produced, "Due Date," "Up in the Air," "Observe and Report," "Tropic Thunder," "Pineapple Express," "Drillbit Taylor," "The Heartbreak Kid," "Hot Rod" and voiced Fred McDade in "Despicable Me." He was most recently seen in "This Is the End" and lent his voice to the upcoming film "Hell & Back."