• David Hornsby is an American film, television and voice actor, screenwriter and producer, best known for his role as Matthew “Rickety Cricket” Mara in “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”.
• He has a cousin, Bruce Hornsby, and is married to actress Emily Deschanel with whom he has two sons.
• He has written and produced several of his own TV series, including “How to be a Gentleman” and “Unsupervised”.
• He has also provided voices for several animated series, such as “Fanboy & Chum Chum”, “Sanjay and Craig”, and “Ben 10”.
• His current net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

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Date Of BirthDecember 1, 1975
SpouseEmily Deschanel
FactAttended Carnegie Mellon University's School of Drama, graduating in 1998.

Who is David Hornsby?

David Hornsby was born on the 1st December 1975 in Newport News, Virginia USA,and is a  film, television and voice actor, screenwriter and producer, probably best known to the world as Matthew “Rickety Cricket” Mara, a defrocked priest, in the TV comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia” (2006-2018), and most recently as Boomer in the TV crime comedy-drama series “Good Girls” (2018), among many other differing roles.


David Hornsby Bio: Early Life and Education

Although born in Virginia, David grew up in Houston, Texas, but there is no information regarding his parents and any siblings, though, it is known that he is the cousin of the musician Bruce Hornsby. He finished high school in Houston, and then enrolled at the Carnegie Mello University, where he majored in acting.

Career Beginnings

David launched his career in the late ‘90s with a minor role in the TV drama series “ER” (1999), and then waited for two years before he secured his next role, though another minor appearance this time in the film “Pearl Harbor”. It was in 2003 that he felt the first rays of success when he was chosen for the part of Patrick in the TV comedy-drama series “Six Feet Under”, and the same year was also chosen for the part of Dwayne Mullet in the TV comedy series “The Mullets”. In the next few years, David featured in several TV series, including the comedy series “Center of the Universe” (2004-2005), and also appeared in the Academy Award-nominated film “Flags of our Fathers”.


Rise to Prominence

It was in 2006 that David was cast in his most prominent role to date, as Rickety Cricket in the dark comedy series “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, featuring in 19 episodes of the Primetime Emmy Award-nominated series, but also working as a writer and producer, writing the screenplay for 28 episodes of the series so far. Then he made his own TV series – “How to be a Gentleman” – based on the book of the same name, written by John Bridges, which was aired for only one season, but became a success and launched David to prominence. Encouraged by the success of his first creation, David continued to use his talents, and in 2012 launched another TV series “Unsupervised”.

Continual Success and Appearance in “Bones”

Although focused on the “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, David still had time for a number of other projects, and in addition to acting and writing, he started lending his voice to characters from such animated series as “Fanboy & Chum Chum”, then “Sanjay and Craig” (2013-2015), and in recent years “Ben 10” (2016-2018). Concurrently in 2013, he was a guest star in the TV series “Bones”, in which his wife Emily stars, while most recently, David was chosen for one of the lead roles in the new TV series “Good Girls” (2018).


David Hornsby Net Worth

David has now featured in over 40 film and TV titles, but his biggest success as writer and producer is with the series’ “Unsupervised”, “How to be a Gentleman”, and also on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia”, all of which helped to increase his net worth. So, have you ever wondered how rich David Hornsby is, as of late-2018? According to Celebrity Net Worth, it has been estimated that Hornsby’s net worth is as high as $3 million. Pretty decent don’t you think?

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Do You Know About David’s Personal Life, Wedding, Marriage, Children?

When it comes to his personal life, David has been quite open about ups and downs that happen to him behind the camera. Since 2010 he has been married to star actress Emily Deschanel, their wedding ceremony was in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles. The couple has welcomed two sons, Henry Lamar and Calvin, born in 2011 and 2015 respectively.

David Hornsby’s Wife Emily Deschanel

Now that we have covered all the major details about David’s life and career, let’s now share some information about his wife, born Emily Erin Deschanel on the 11th October 1976 in Los Angeles, California USA, the daughter of Caleb Deschanel, a cinematographer and director, and actress Mary Jo, nee Weir. Emily is an actress, best known to the world as Dr. Temperance Brennan in the TV crime-drama series “Bones” (2005-2017), and as Kate Houghton in the horror film “Boogeyman”.

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Emily has a younger sister, Zooey, who is an actress as well as a singer. They are both of French, English, Irish, Swiss and Dutch ancestry. Emily went to Harvard-Westlake and Crossroads School in Los Angeles, and later enrolled at Boston University from which she obtained a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Theater. It was in 1994 that she launched her acting career with a minor role in the romantic drama film “It Could Happen to You”, but waited for 10 years for a role that would launch her to prominence – yes, it was the role of Dr. Temperance Brennan. Since she secured the role, she hasn’t been very active in pursuit for other acting engagements, and has made only a few minor appearances in TV series.

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

Source: IMDb, Wikipedia

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