DAVID KOECHNER was recently seen in the comedies "Anchorman" with Will Ferrell; "My Boss's Daughter" starring Ashton Kutcher and directed by David Zucker; and "A Guy Thingâ€ť with Julia Stiles. His other film credits include "Waking Up in Reno" with Billy Bob Thornton, Natasha Richardson and Charlize Theron; Milos Forman's Andy Kaufman biopic "Man on the Moon," starring Jim Carrey; Jay Roach's comedy blockbuster "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me," starring Mike Myers; and Barry Levinson's political comedy "Wag the Dog."
David can currently be seen onscreen in "The Dukes of Hazzard" with Jessica Simpson, Seann William Scott and Johnny Knoxville; "Thank You for Not Smoking" with Katie Holmes and Aaron Eckhart; and "Daltry Calhoun" with Johnny Knoxville and Juliette Lewis.
On television, Koechner has had guest spots on such series as "Curb Your Enthusiasm," "Freaks and Geeks," "Dharma & Greg," "Mad About You," and "The Jamie Foxx Show."
Born in Tipton, Missouri, Koechner studied Political Science at the University of Missouri, narrowly avoiding the family business of manufacturing turkey coops. Instead, he moved to Chicago to pursue an acting career and trained under legendary improv guru Del Close. He also studied at the ImprovOlympic, the city's widely regarded platform for long-form improvisational comedy.
Koechner's major break came when he joined the cast of Chicago's famed Second City Theater. In 1995, Lorne Michaels, creator of NBC's "Saturday Night Live," spotted him and asked him to join the cast of SNL. Koechner spent one season on the show before moving on to do episodic television and feature film work.
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