Last Updated: February 27, 2024
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Net Worth:
$10 Million
Dec 1, 1975 (48 years old)
Newport News
Actor, Voice Actor, Screenwriter, Television producer
United States of America
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What Is David Hornsby's Net Worth?

David Hornsby is an American actor, screenwriter, and producer who has a net worth of $10 million. David Hornsby has been married to actress Emily Deschanel since 2010. David is best known for playing Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara on the FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia." David has also served as a writer, story editor, and executive producer on the show, which has aired 16 seasons as of this writing. Hornsby has more than 40 acting credits to his name, including the films "Pearl Harbor" (2001), "Minority Report" (2002), "Christmas with the Kranks" (2004), "Flags of Our Fathers" (2006), "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem" (2007), and "Fool's Paradise" (2023) and the television series "The Joe Schmo Show" (2003), "Six Feet Under" (2003), "The Mullets" (2003–2004), "Jake in Progress" (2005–2006), "How to Be a Gentleman" (2011–2012), "Idiotsitter" (2017), "Good Girls" (2018–2020), and "Mythic Quest" (2020–present).

David has also lent his voice to the film "Merry Little Batman" (2023) and the TV shows "The X's" (2006), "Random! Cartoons" (2007), "Fanboy & Chum Chum" (2009–2014), "Unsupervised" (2012), "Sanjay and Craig" (2013–2015), "Ben 10" (2016–2018), "Welcome to the Wayne" (2017–2019), "We Bare Bears" (2018), and "DC Super Hero Girls" (2021). He created "How to Be a Gentleman" and "Unsupervised," and he was an executive producer and writer on the shows. Hornsby is a writer and executive producer on "Mythic Quest," and he directed the 2022 episode "The 12 Hours of Christmas." He also wrote the 2017 film "The Layover," and he was a consulting producer on the animated Netflix series "Big Mouth" in 2018.

Early Life

David Hornsby was born David Alan Hornsby on December 1, 1975, in Newport News, Virginia. He was raised in Houston, Texas, and Grammy-winning musician Bruce Hornsby is his cousin. In 1998, David graduated from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where he majored in acting.


Hornsby made his TV debut in a 1999 episode of "ER," and his first film was 2001's "Pearl Harbor." He starred in the 2001 short film "Born Loser," then he appeared in the 2002 Tom Cruise blockbuster "Minority Report," which grossed $358.4 million at the box office. David guest-starred on "Presidio Med" and "Family Affair" in 2002, and the following year, he played Steve "The Hutch" Hutchison on the Spike reality hoax series "The Joe Schmo Show" and Patrick on the critically-acclaimed HBO drama "Six Feet Under." From 2003 to 2004, he had a lead role, Denny Mullet, on the UPN sitcom "The Mullets." Hornsby co-starred with Tim Allen, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Dan Aykroyd in 2004's "Christmas with the Kranks," and from 2005 to 2006, he played Ken on the ABC sitcom "Jake in Progress" and guest-starred in two episodes of the CBS sci-fi drama "Threshold." In 2006, he appeared in the Clint Eastwood-directed war drama "Flags of Our Fathers" and guest-starred on "The West Wing" and "The Unit."

Since 2006, David has played Matthew "Rickety Cricket" Mara, a defrocked priest, on the FX series "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia," and he also produces and writes for the show. The series won a Satellite Award for Best Television Series, Comedy or Musical in 2011 and a People's Choice Award for Favorite Cable TV Comedy in 2016. In 2020, "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" was renewed through season 18. Hornsby appeared in the 2007 film "Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem," which grossed $130.2 million against a $40 million budget, and he co-starred with Billy Crudup, Paul Giamatti, and Kristen Wiig in 2008's "Pretty Bird." From 2009 to 2014, David voiced Fanboy on the animated Nickelodeon show "Fanboy & Chum Chum," which won a Daytime Emmy for Outstanding Special Class Animated Program in 2011. From 2011 to 2012, he starred as Andrew Carlson on the CBS series "How to Be a Gentleman," which he created, wrote for, and produced. He also co-created the animated series "Unsupervised," which aired on FX in 2012, and he voiced Joel Zymanski on the show.

Hornsby guest-starred on "Dirt" (2008), "Ben and Kate" (2013), "Hello Ladies" (2013), "Bones" (2013), "New Girl" (2016), "Baskets" (2016–2017), "Idiotsitter" (2017), and "The Goldbergs" (2017), and he voiced Tyson, Vivian, Edwardo, and Radley on "Sanjay and Craig" (2013–2015), Leif Bornewell III on "Welcome to the Wayne" (2017–2019), and several characters on "Ben 10" (2016–2018). From 2018 to 2020, David had a recurring role as Boomer on the NBC series "Good Girls." In 2020, he became a writer and producer on the Apple TV+ comedy "Mythic Quest," and he plays the role of David Brittlesbee. "Mythic Quest" was created by "It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia" creators/stars Rob McElhenney and Charlie Day and writer/executive producer Megan Ganz, and it stars Rob McElhenney in the lead role. Hornsby voiced the Riddler in two 2021 episodes of the Cartoon Network series "DC Super Hero Girls" and the Joker in the 2023 film "Merry Little Batman." In 2023, David appeared in the film "Fool's Paradise," which was written and directed by Charlie Day.

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Personal Life

David married actress Emily Deschanel on September 25, 2010, and they welcomed sons Henry and Calvin on September 21, 2011, and June 8, 2015, respectively. Emily starred as Dr. Temperance Brennan on the Fox series "Bones" from 2005 to 2017, and she is the sister of actress Zooey Deschanel and the daughter of director Caleb Deschanel and actress Mary Jo Deschanel. Hornsby guest-starred on "Bones" in 2013 and on Zooey's show "New Girl" in 2016.

Award Nominations

In 2024, Hornsby earned an Annie Award nomination for Outstanding Achievement for Voice Acting in an Animated Feature for "Merry Little Batman."

Real Estate

In 2012, David and Emily paid $2.4 million for a home in Santa Monica, California. The home was previously owned by Ralph Greenson, who was Marilyn Monroe's psychiatrist, and Monroe often visited him there.

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