David Hornsby


December 1, 1975 (age 41) Newport News, Virginia, U.S.
Actor, voice actor, writer, and producer
Years active
Emily Deschanel (2010-present); 1 child Henry Lamar Hornsby (2011)

David Hornsby (born December 1, 1975) is an American television and film actor and writer, and the voice of Fanboy!

Early life and education

Hornsby was born in Newport News, Virginia. He grew up in Houston, Texas. He majored in acting at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh. His most recognizable role is that of defrocked priest Matthew 'Rickety Cricket' Mara on the FX comedy, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphina. He also serves as the show's co-executive producer. He has made numerous television appearances, notably as Steve "The Hutch" Hutchinson in the TV Series The Joe Schmo Show, and as Patrick in a multi-episode arc on Six Feet Under. He voices "Fanboy" in Fanboy & Chum Chum

He co-starred with Paul Giamatti, Billy Crudup, and Kristen Wiig in the independent film Pretty Bird. He has also appeared in Pearl Harbor, Minority Report, and Flags of Our Fathers (the last as USMC photographer Louis R. Lowery, who took the picture of the first flag raising on Iwo Jima). He also 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. He served as the lead actor, writer and producer of the show. CBS canceled the series in its first season.

Hornsby currently produces, designs characters, and lends his voice to FX's Unsupervised

Personal life

Hornsby married actress Emily Deschanel on September 25, 2010, in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.

On March 31, 2011, it was announced that the couple was expecting their first child due in autumn. Their son, Henry Lamar Hornsby, was born September 21, 2011.



The voice of Fanboy in Fanboy (episode) was his first ever voice-over role.

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