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Hornsby in July 2010
|Born||December 1, 1975|
Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
|Occupation||Actor, screenwriter, producer|
|Relatives||Bruce Hornsby (cousin)|
Zooey Deschanel (sister-in-law)
David Alan Hornsby (born December 1, 1975) is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer. He is best known for a recurring role as defrocked priest Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, for which he also writes and co-produces. Hornsby also has a regular role on the NBC comedy-crime series Good Girls (2018-2020).
Hornsby plays defrocked priest Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara on the FX comedy series It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, also serving as an executive producer and writer on the show. He appeared as Steve "The Hutch" Hutchinson on The Joe Schmo Show, and as Patrick on Six Feet Under. His first animated role was Fanboy in Fanboy & Chum Chum. He also starred in the independent film Pretty Bird.
Hornsby appeared in Pearl Harbor, Minority Report, and Flags of Our Fathers (in which he played USMC photographer Louis R. Lowery). He created and performed in the podcast Yoda and Me along with Loren Tarquinio. He adapted and created the CBS sitcom How to Be a Gentleman, serving as its lead actor, writer, and producer; CBS canceled the series in its first season. Hornsby co-wrote, designed characters, and lent his voice to FX's cartoon Unsupervised, which lasted for one season. Most recently, he created the NBC pilot for Mission Control, produced by Gary Sanchez Productions for NBC a workplace sitcom set at NASA's Johnson Space Center circa 1965.
Hornsby portrays executive producer David Brittlesbee in Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet, an American comedy web television series starring Rob McElhenney for Apple TV+. Hornsby also served as a writer and executive producer for the show which premiered on February 7, 2020.
On September 25, 2010, Hornsby married actress Emily Deschanel in Pacific Palisades, California. They have two sons together: Henry Lamar (born September 21, 2011) and Calvin (born June 8, 2015).
|2001||Pearl Harbor||Flyer with Murmur|
|2002||Minority Report||Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer|
|2004||Christmas With the Kranks||Randy Becker|
|2007||Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem||Drew Roberts|
|1999||ER||Strauss||Episode: "Choosing Joi"|
|2003||The Joe Schmo Show||Steve "The Hutch" Hutchison||10 episodes|
|2003||Six Feet Under||Patrick||7 episodes|
|2003-2004||The Mullets||Denny||11 episodes|
|2005-2006||Jake in Progress||Ken||17 episodes|
|2006||The West Wing||Fred||Episode: "Institutional Memory"|
|2006||The X's||Brandon (voice)||Recurring role|
|2006-present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia||Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara||Recurring role|
Writer, executive producer
|2009-2012||Fanboy & Chum Chum||Fanboy (voice)||Main role|
|2011-2012||How to Be a Gentleman||Andrew Carlson||Main role|
Creator, writer, executive producer
|2012||Unsupervised||Joel Zymanski (voice)||Main role|
Co-creator, writer, executive producer
|2013||Ben and Kate||Matt Swan||Episode: "B-Squad"|
|2013-2015||Sanjay and Craig||Tyson (voice)||4 episodes|
|2013||Hello Ladies||Andy||Episode: "The Dinner"|
|2013||Bones||Priest||Episode: "The Woman in White"|
|2016||New Girl||Ed Warner||Episode: "James Wonder"|
|2016-2018||Ben 10||Wildvine (voice)|
|2016, 2017||Baskets||Pastor||Episode: "Funeral"|
|2017||The Goldbergs||Kyle Schnitz||Episode: "The Dynamic Duo"|
|2017-2019||Welcome to the Wayne||Leif Bornewell III (voice)|
|2018-2020||Good Girls||Boomer||Recurring role|
|2018||We Bare Bears||Harry (voice)||Episode: "Christmas Movies"|
|2020-present||Mythic Quest: Raven's Banquet||David||Writer, executive producer|
|2006-present||It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia|
|2011-2012||How to Be a Gentleman||Creator, executive producer|
|2012||Unsupervised||Co-creator, executive producer|