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Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1975
SpouseEmily Deschanel
FactDavid and Emily Deschanel are expecting their first child [March 31, 2011].

David Hornsby is an American actor, comedian, writer, producer, and director. He is best known for his role as Matthew Perry’s brother on the NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004), as well as his roles on the FX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006–present) and the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014).

Born in Newport News, Virginia, Hornsby was raised in Chesapeake, Virginia. His father was a career Navy man and his mother was a homemaker. He has two older sisters. Hornsby graduated from Great Bridge High School in Chesapeake in 1988. He then attended the College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia, where he studied English and was a member of the Kappa Alpha Order fraternity. He graduated from William & Mary in 1992 with a Bachelor of Arts degree.

Hornsby began his career as a writer on the NBC sitcom Friends (1994–2004). He also wrote for the CBS comedy How I Met Your Mother (2005–2014) and the FX comedy series It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia (2006–present). In addition to his writing credits, Hornsby has also appeared on-screen in a number of television shows and films. He made his acting debut in an episode of the NBC medical drama ER (1994). He has also had guest-starring roles on the CBS sitcoms The Big Bang Theory (2007) and Two and a Half Men (2003), as well as the ABC comedy Modern Family (2009).

Hornsby married his wife, Emily, in 2001. The couple has two children together.

As of 2021, David Hornsby’s net worth is $20 million. He earns a salary of $100 thousand per episode of It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.

General Info

Full NameDavid Hornsby
Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1975
ProfessionScreenwriter, Television producer, Voice Actor
EducationCarnegie Mellon University


SpouseEmily Deschanel
ChildrenHenry Lamar Hornsby


MoviesThe Layover, Boldly Going Nowhere, Pretty Bird, AVPR: Aliens vs Predator - Requiem, Christmas with the Kranks, Minority Report, Pearl Harbor
TV ShowsFanboy & Chum Chum, The Joe Schmo Show, Unsupervised, How to Be a Gentleman, Jake in Progress, The Mullets, It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia, Mission Control

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1[on his busy work schedule] I'm like a decathlete without the body.


1Welcomed 2nd child - a boy - with wife Emily Deschanel in June 2015.
2Los Angeles, California [November 2005]
3Son, Henry Hornsby, with Emily Deschanel, was born on September 21, 2011.
4David and Emily Deschanel are expecting their first child [March 31, 2011].
5Son-in-law of Caleb Deschanel and Mary Jo Deschanel.
6Brother-in-law of Zooey Deschanel.
7Attended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, graduating in 1998.
8Related to singer-songwriter Bruce Hornsby.




New Girl2016TV SeriesEd Warner
Baskets2016TV SeriesPastor
Sanjay and Craig2013-2015TV SeriesTyson / Radley / Edwardo / ...
Fanboy & Chum Chum2009-2014TV SeriesFanboy / Fannihilator / Goat / ...
The Goldbergs2014TV SeriesKyle
Hello Ladies2013TV SeriesAndy
Bones2013TV SeriesFather Harrow
Ben and Kate2013TV SeriesMatt Swan
Unsupervised2012TV SeriesJoel
How to Be a Gentleman2011-2012TV SeriesAndrew Carlson
Boldly Going Nowhere2009TV MovieLt. Lance Brigsby
Connect Four2009Short
Dirt2008TV SeriesHarold Beckman
Pretty Bird2008Kenny Owenby
Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem2007Drew
Random! Cartoons2007TV SeriesFanboy / Kid #2
The Other Mall2006TV MovieDerrick Wellman
Flags of Our Fathers2006Louis Lowery
The Unit2006TV SeriesRicky
The West Wing2006TV SeriesFred
The X's2006TV SeriesBrandon
Threshold2005-2006TV SeriesRoberts
Jake in Progress2005-2006TV SeriesKen / Kenny
Center of the Universe2004-2005TV SeriesVictor
Christmas with the Kranks2004Randy Becker
Straight Eye: The Movie2004ShortDaryl
The Mullets2003-2004TV SeriesDenny Mullet
Six Feet Under2003TV SeriesPatrick
Family Affair2002TV SeriesHandyman
Presidio Med2002TV SeriesDaniel Folmsbee
Minority Report2002Pre-Crime Public Service Announcer
Area 522001TV MovieSpanish Soap Star
Born Loser2001ShortWarren
Pearl Harbor2001Flyer with Murmur
ER1999TV SeriesStrauss


It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTV Series executive producer - 30 episodes, 2011 - 2016 co-executive producer - 25 episodes, 2009 - 2010 supervising producer - 13 episodes, 2008
Mission Control2014TV Movie executive producer
How to Be a Gentleman2011-2012TV Series executive producer - 9 episodes
Unsupervised2012TV Series executive producer - 10 episodes
The Other Mall2006TV Movie executive producer


The Layover2016/Ipost-production
It's Always Sunny in PhiladelphiaTV Series 1 episode, 2009 written by - 25 episodes, 2006 - 2016 teleplay - 1 episode, 2007
Mission Control2014TV Movie
UnsupervisedTV Series creator - 13 episodes, 2012 written by - 11 episodes, 2012
How to Be a GentlemanTV Series creator - 9 episodes, 2011 - 2012 written by - 3 episodes, 2011 - 2012
It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia Season 3: Meet the McPoyles2008Video short writer
The Other Mall2006TV Movie


It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia2007TV Series story editor - 15 episodes

Animation Department

Unsupervised2012TV Series character designer - 9 episodes


The Other Mall2006TV Movie


Comic-Con 2010 Live2010TV Movie documentaryHimself
WWE Raw2003TV SeriesDenny Mullet
The Jamie Kennedy Experiment2002TV SeriesJonathan / Barton Gelding / David

Archive Footage

20 to 12006TV Series documentarySteve 'The Hutch' Hutchinson

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